Auditions and Crew Calls

EMU Theatre auditions and crew calls are open to any currently enrolled EMU student in good academic standing. Students do not have to be a theatre major or minor to participate. If you have any questions please contact Pam Cardell at [email protected] or 734.487.1220. 

Upcoming Audition Information & Covid Protocol

The Student-Written/Student-Directed One-Act Festival
Friday, February 11 from 1-3 p.m., (Round 2)
Lab Theatre/Room 107 Judy Sturgis Hill Bldg.

  • Initial auditions will consist of cold readings from the scripts.
  • Please come dressed to move and plan to stay the entire time.
  • Have a list of ALL possible rehearsal conflicts ready at the time of auditions.
  • Callbacks are TBD.
  • One-Act Festival rehearsals begin February 14, 2022
  • Performances are: March 13, 14, 15, and 16.

One-Act Festival Plays include:

"Working Title"
Written by Mary Koerkel, Directed by Sarah Kucharek
On a bland and normal Friday afternoon, trouble is brewing in the dorms...and the word documents.

ROLES AVAILABLE for 4 performers, any race/ethnicity/gender

"Just an Average Day on the Job"
Written by Liam Fifelski, Directed by Cameron Graham
Two bumbling door-to-door salespeople find themselves in quite the predicament.

ROLES AVAILABLE for 5 performers, gender-blind casting

"PTSME: A Play in One Act"
Written by Sarah Kucharek, Directed by Aj Ziona Campbell-Kelley
A glimpse of a woman reconciling herself to the impact of PTSD not only as part of her life, but as a new part of herself.

ROLES AVAILABLE for 5 women.


Freshly Squeezed: A Festival of New Plays for the Young, 2022
Friday, February 11 from 3-5 p.m.,
Sponberg Theatre

  • Initial auditions will consist of play and theatre games.
  • Please come dressed to move and plan to stay the entire time.
  • Have a list of ALL possible rehearsal conflicts ready at the time of auditions.
  • Callbacks are TBD.
  • Freshly Squeezed rehearsals begin Tuesday, February 15.
  • Performance will be March 12 at 10 a.m. in Sponberg Theatre.

Freshly Squeezed Plays include:

"Nice and Slow" (rights pending)
Written by Lojo Simon, Directed by Calli Coburn
Join Sam and Sloth on their fantastical adventures as they learn there is a time to go fast, but even more important in our fast-paced, hurried world, a time to go Nice & Slow.
Roles for 5-7 performers, gender-neutral/color-conscious casting.

Directed by Cameron Prevatte
A non-verbal puppet piece for children, we are looking for puppeteers and/or musicians of any skill. This is a new work currently being developed in collaboration with Spinning Dot Theatre about the mind and mental health for children.
Roles for 2 performers, gender-neutral/color-conscious casting.

"I Will Grow Up!"
Directed by Ann Cooley
A devised and adventurous piece about growing up. Seeking people who want to create the piece together with the director. Movers are welcome but not necessary.
Roles available for 5 performers, gender-neutral/color-conscious casting.

"Choose Your Own Adventure"
Directed by Sidney Anderson
A devised improv piece for kids that involves choosing your own adventure to move through the different stages of the play.
Roles available for 5-6 performers, gender-neutral/color-conscious casting.


Covid Protocol

Audition Form - Hard copy audition forms will be available to fill out when you arrive.
Masks and Covid Pass - Individuals must be masked and have completed EMU’s Covid Daily Pass to enter the building. Masks must be worn the entire time you are present for auditions.
Vaccines - Vaccines will be required for those participating in EMU Theatre productions. Individuals should verify their vaccination status through the University’s COVID Vax Certification system as soon as possible. Visit here for more information, including requests for medical or religious accommodations.
Distancing - It is EMU’s policy that we maintain 3 feet of social distancing and this will be followed during auditions, rehearsals, and staging of our productions.

Winter 2022 Crew Calls

If you are interested in volunteering on a crew for one of our productions, complete our Crew Interest Form
or for more information on upcoming auditions and production opportunities, please email [email protected] or call the EMU Theatre Administration Office at 734.487.1220.

Production Handbook

For more information on the EMU Theatre production program download our EMU Theatre Program Handbook of Policies and Procedures [pdf].

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