Audition for our Shows
Spring 2019 Show 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.
For a full description of each show, including all performance dates, times and locations, please visit the Performance Calendar online or look at the current Season Brochure.
Announcing Unified Auditions for Spring 2019
When: Wednesday & Thursday, January 23 & 24, 6:00-10:00pm in TheaterSpace (PAB A105)
Callbacks will be held on Saturday, January 26.
Sign up for an audition slot on the Theater Office door, PAB A407. You must also sign up electronically for the same appointments. Copies of the scripts are available in the Theater office. Please do not remove these copies from the office! Unable to sign-up? Walk-ins are always welcome and will be seen as soon as possible!
What to Prepare
A prepared monologue of your choosing, not to exceed two minutes in length. Sides from the scripts being auditioned are available for those without monologues, but Theater Majors are expected to present a monologue.
Directed by Miranda Newman
Rehearsals: Jan 28 – Feb 27
Performances: Feb 28 – March 3
Leigh- female, early 20’s, any ethnicity
Grace- female, early 20’s, any ethnicity
Haley- female, early 20’s, any ethnicity
Davis-male, early 20’s, any ethnicity
Jimmy- male, early 20’s, any ethnicity
Cooper- male, early 20’s, any ethnicity
Johnson- male, early 20’s, any ethnicity
Looking for special skills in stage combat.
This play contains adult language and situations, brief, partial nudity, and depictions of sexual violence.
Directed by Kristin Johnsen-Neshati
Rehearsals: Feb 11 – March 27 (no rehearsal during Spring Break)
Performances: March 28 – 30, April 4 – 7
Captain Arthur Phillip, RN
Major Robbie Ross, RM
Captain David Collins, RM
Captain Watkin Tench, RM
Captain Jemmy Campbell, RM
Lieutenant George Johnston, RM
Lieutenant Will Dawes, RM
2nd Lieutenant Ralph Clark, RM
2nd Lieutenant William Faddy, RM
Midshipman Harry Brewer, RN
Time: 1788/89; Place: Sydney, Australia
The play is based on the novel The Playmaker by Thomas Keneally, which centers on the arrival of the first British convict fleet in Botany Bay in 1788. The characters are based on historical record, as are the events surrounding the convicts' first theatrical production. This production will be set in Australia but should prompt viewers to make contemporary parallels to other displaced populations.
Most roles will be doubled, with many actors playing officers as well as convicts. No British accents will be used. Musical ability is helpful, especially experience with the didgeridoo.
This play contains language that some may find offensive
Directed by Theresa Ohanian
Rehearses: March 18 – April 23
Performs: April 24 – 28
(Note: The cast serves as crew for The Wolves)
Lysistrata - (a galvanizing leader) presenting female, any description any ethnicity
Calonice - (a best friend, invigorator) presenting female, any description any ethnicity
Myrrhine - (a coy wife) presenting female, any description any ethnicity
Lampito - (an outsider and leader) presenting female, any description any ethnicity
Cinesias - (an indignant soldier) presenting male, any description any ethnicity
Male Chorus Leader - (full of bravado) presenting male, any description any ethnicity
Female Chorus Leader - (full of fire) presenting female, any description any ethnicity
Chorus of Men (playing multiple characters) - presenting female, any description any ethnicity
Chorus of Women (playing multiple characters) - presenting female, any description any ethnicity
The DJ - (the onstage musical director) any gender any ethnicity
Looking for special skills: Facility with classical language/monologue, dance, singing, music experience, special skills of all kinds a plus. If called back, please be prepared to demonstrate your special skill – brief classical monologue, juggling, stand up, singing, impressions, unicycling, the tuba - I don't care. Just show us something cool!
This is a very modern, simplistic version of Lysistrata full of movement, humor and music. Expect minimal costuming and set and a lot of fun. Join us on the battleground of the nightclub as we take on the war of the sexes.
Directed by Jared Pugh
Rehearses: March 18 – April 23
Performs: April 24 – 28
(Note: The cast serves as crew for Lysistrata)
#11 – Midfield. Brainy, morbid, budding elitist, thoughtful.
#25 – Defense, Captain. Classic, coach’s daughter.
#13 – Midfield. Stoner, has older pot dealer brother, into her wackiness.
#46 – Bench. New girl, awkward, different, just wants to fit in.
#2 – Defense. Innocent, unlucky, kind, skinny.
#7 – Striker. Too cool for school, sarcastic, thick eyeliner.
#14 – Midfield. #7’s insecure sidekick, just switched to contacts.
#8 – Defense. Childlike and determined to stay that way.
#00 – Goalie. Intense performance anxiety, perfectionist, high achiever.
Soccer Mom – Peppy, supporting, clearly overcompensating for something
Looking for 9-10 female actresses with movement/soccer experience and high energy, able to play both comedic and dramatic.
This play contains adult language.