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Audition for our Shows

Fall 2020 Unified Auditions 

The Mason Players offer Unified Show Auditions each semester.  

Casting is open to all full-time degree-seeking Mason students, regardless of major, with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5. Students audition for all shows to be produced in the semester in one session. Auditions for productions will be held during the first week of classes each semester. Contact the Theater office for more information.  

The School of Theater and the Mason Players strive to practice a casting policy of inclusion, regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, cultural heritage, or personal preference. 

Our Fall events will all be offered online, and we are proud to have our work presented through CVPA’s Mason Arts at Home platform. Begun last March out of necessity, MA@H has become a beacon of accessibility to the arts and an integral opportunity for us all to continue enjoying the work of artists we love. We and the CVPA staff have been upgrading, training and exploring our technical capabilities in order to present compelling theatrical works in the most dynamic ways possible.  

Auditions for the scripted plays will be held August 26th and 27th 6-10pm through sign-up slots for virtual auditions on Zoom.  

Please bring a prepared monologue, no longer than 90 seconds. Actors without prepared monologues may choose to do a cold read from sides provided in the audition portal. Theater Majors are expected to present prepared monologues at auditions.  

Auditions for Gaining Ground (the musical revue) or Look for the Good (a dance piece in The Originals!) require a video submission due by August 27th at 10pm in the Audition Portal. 

To schedule your audition slot, please complete the Audition Form. Further instructions will follow once the completed form has been received. The Audition Form will be available until August 25th at 9pm. 

Please fill out the audition form  

There will be no callback auditions for the fall shows. 

Contact the Theater Office with any questions. 

 

Fall online, Mason Arts at Home

Hookman by Lauren Yee 

A staged reading directed by Julia Rudgers. Oct 9. 

An existential slasher comedy! Freshman year at college is hard, especially when there is a hook-handed serial killer on the loose. But if Lexi can discover what really happened to her high school best friend, she can finally learn what it means to grow up – and it’s not pretty.

Gaining Ground: A Celebration of Diverse Voices in Musical Theater

A musical revue conceived and directed by James Gardiner, Erin Gardiner, and musical director Joe Walsh. Premieres Oct 23.   

In the spirit of Jubilee, we have gathered songs by BIPOC and/or women composers and lyricists whose work is often overlooked. Moving forward as a community, we are proud to present a concert of hope that embraces George Mason University’s commitment to inclusion.   

The Mason Players Originals!  

A series of plays and presentations, each ten minutes in length, that showcase our student writers and creative artists. Premieres Nov 21.  

Featuring: 

“How Jane Got Married” by Caroline Austin  

Jane is a young therapist challenged with the most daunting task of her career: group therapy with three of Shakespeare’s tragic heroes. As she tries to show Hamlet, Romeo, and Antony the error of their ways, she is met with sarcasm, teenage resistance, and... romance?  

“Inside Are We Monsters?” by J. D. Clark  

A new company hire and his compatriots work to change the rigged system amidst worldwide upheaval.   

“How to Get Caught with Murder” by Kendal Ferguson  

Tormented by a guilty conscience over his wife's death, Nelson is compelled to confess his crimes. Conveniently, a police officer knocks on his door. Inconveniently, the officer knows a little too much about "irony."  

“Reincarnate” by Jacob Horowitz  

Tom, a writer, goes to a support group for reincarnated playwrights.  

“Algún Día (Someday)” by Sophia Inserra  

The story of two women from seemingly parallel worlds hustling to make it to their "someday"-- a point in life when dreams become a reality.  

“Look For the Good” by Ariel Kraje  

Everyone expresses pain in a different way. Instead of dealing with it alone, we can use technology to stay connected. An exploration of the Stages of Grief through movement in the time of pandemic.  

“Tomorrow Is my Day” by Bella Panciocco  

We worry about tomorrow. The world is always focused on the next day. What’s to come? What will the future bring? What’s going to happen to these characters…tomorrow?    

“Punchline” by Jeremy Pritchard  

Spend an intimate evening with your hostess with the mostest, Toni A. Ward, the broadest broad who never played Broadway, in this poignant one-person tour de force performance.  

Alabaster by Audrey Cephaly 

A staged reading directed by Rachel Sharp. Dec 4. 

A noted photographer sets out to explore the topography of “scars.” Her journey lands her in the mysterious realm of an undiscovered folk artist on a small farm in North Alabama. This intimate portrait explores the meaning and purpose of art and the struggle of the lost and tortured souls that seek to create it.  

Mason theater students on stage

Scene from The Imaginary Invalid, Mason Players, 2018

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