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. 

Fall 2021 Audition Information and Covid Protocol

Thursday, Sept. 2 from 6-9 p.m. or Friday, Sept. 3 from 1-4 p.m., Sponberg Theatre

Be sure to complete a digital audition form prior to arriving for your audition: Audition Form
For initial auditions please prepare:

*1 minute Shakespeare monologue or sonnet

**1 minute contemporary monologue

***one 16-bar musical selection. Bring sheet music in a 3-ring binder. Accompanist will be provided.

Prep all of the above if you would like to be considered for all 4 shows. */**COLD READING materials will also be available at auditions. Have a list of ALL possible rehearsal conflicts ready at the time of auditions.

*The Comedy of Errors

By William Shakespeare, Directed by John Seibert
Shakespearean comedy tangled with twists & turns, families seeking reunification, and mistaken identities.
Roles available for 15-20 performers, any race/ethnicity/gender. Rehearsals begin Sept. 13. Performances: Oct. 15, 16, 22, 23 at 7 p.m., and Oct. 17 & 24 at 2 p.m., School Matinees (tentative) on Oct. 19 & 20 at 10 a.m., and Drama Day (tentative) performance on Saturday, Oct. 23 at 2 p.m.

**365 Days/365 Plays

By Suzan-Lori Parks, various directors
A staged reading of selected short plays by Suzan-Lori Parks, the Pulitzer Prize winning African American playwright. 365... is confrontational, fanciful, sometimes hysterical, and provocative.
Roles available for a diverse ensemble of 10-15 performers. Rehearsals begin in November. Performances: Nov. 19, 20 at 7 p.m. and Nov. 21 at 2 p.m.

**Michigan Myths and Legends

A devised production directed by Emily Levickas
Discover the history of our land through Native American tales, spooky myths, and legends of sunken treasure. Honor the legacy of our state through the tradition of oral storytelling in this Fall DTFY Touring production.
Roles available for 6-8 performers of any race/ethnicity/gender. Rehearsals begin Sept. 10, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. School Performances will be Fridays between 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Fall semester, Public Performances are TBD.

***A Year with Frog and Toad

Music by Robert Real, Book & Lyrics by Willie Reale, Directed by Jennifer Felts
Heartwarming, family-friendly musical based on the beloved children’s books by Arnold Lobel.
Roles available for 5 performers of any race/ethnicity/gender. Rehearsals begin Oct. 25. Performances: Dec. 3, 4, 10, 11 at 7 p.m. and Dec. 5 & 12 at 2 p.m., School Matinees (tentative) on Dec. 7 & 8 at 10 a.m.

NOTE - 365 Days... and Frog and Toad do conflict. Please speak with the directors about any schedule concerns.

Covid Protocol

Audition Form - Please complete the electronic audition form prior to arriving for your audition.
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 must receive their first COVID-19 vaccination shot no later than Thursday, September 9, 2021. Those receiving a two-shot vaccination series must receive their second shot and verify their vaccination status through the University’s COVID Vax Certification system no later than Thursday, September 30, 2021. 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.
Audition Process - Arrive at the Judy Sturgis Hill Building, enter the main lobby off of the circle drive. Covid passes will be checked and stage management will confirm audition forms are complete. Those not prepared and in need of a COLD READ will be given one. Auditionees will be placed in the Legacy Theatre to maintain social distancing while waiting. They will then be brought into Sponberg Theatre individually to audition and then dismissed. Those invited to callbacks will be contacted via email.

Fall 2021 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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