Auditions

 

SHE KILLS MONSTERS: VIRTUAL REALMS

Directed by Leslie McCauley

 

OVERCOME/A DEVISED PLAY

A student created performance

Directed by Reed Martin

 

Auditions, rehearsals and performances for both shows will be conducted online.

 

SRJC Theatre Arts Casting Policy

Actors of all races, ethnicities, gender identities, ages, shapes and sizes will be considered for all roles.
SRJC Auditions are open to the entire community, including high school students.  
(Middle school students and children are also welcome to audition when a production includes younger roles.)
Once cast, everyone enrolls in at least one class so then everyone becomes an SRJC student.

 

AUDITIONS - SPRING 2021

There are 2 ways to Audition

  1. Submit a pre-recorded YouTube video via email
    OR
  2. Attend one of the two Zoom Audition sessions

AND

Everyone completes and submits a show specific Registration Form
Whether you submit a pre-recorded YouTube video via email or audition on Zoom, you need to complete an audition registration form.

Open the file for the show you wish to audition for below

She Kills Monsters: Virtual Realms - Registration Form

Overcome - Registration Form

SAVE AS on your computer, then complete the form making sure to SAVE when complete.
Attach the completed registration form to your email.


Auditioning for both shows is easy…and encouraged.
*Remember to complete a registration form for each show

 

 

PRE-RECORDED YOUTUBE VIDEO SUBMISSION PROCESS

  1. Record a YouTube video as your audition
  2. Complete a show specific registration form
  3. Email the YouTube video link and the registration form to Guser52@santarosa.edu
  4. Your YouTube submission confirmation email will include information about the callback process 

Email by 12:00 pm Friday, January 22, 2021
What to Send – YouTube video link and Show registration form
Where to Send – Guser52@santarosa.edu

Additional instructions
YouTube Video Submission Instructions
Online Audition: Video Recording Tips

 

 

LIVE ZOOM AUDITION PROCESS

  1. Complete a show specific registration form
  2. Email the registration form, including the day and time you would like to audition to Guser52@santarosa.edu
  3. We will reply via email to confirm the time slot for your preliminary audition and send you a Zoom link

Email by 4:00 pm Friday, January 22, 2021
What to Send – show specific registration form, include day and time you would like to audition
Where to Send – Guser52@santarosa.edu
 

Additional instructions
 Zoom Audition: Instructions

 

 

LIVE ZOOM AUDITION SCHEDULE

FRIDAY, JANUARY 22, 2021
5:30pm – 8:30pm  overcome/a devised play
  6:00pm – 8:30pm She Kills Monsters: Virtual Realms

 and

SATURDAY, JANUARY 23, 2021
12:00pm – 3:00pm overcome/a devised play
  12:30pm – 3:30pm She Kills Monsters: Virtual Realms

 

 DROP-INS after 4PM Friday January 22:

Complete the show registration form and email to Guser52@santarosa.edu .
You will be emailed an audition slot, as they become available, on a first come/first served basis.
If you are auditioning for both shows, fill out both registration forms and send a separate email for each show.

 

CALLBACKS:
Callbacks will be conducted live via Zoom

SUNDAY, JANUARY 24, 2021

Zoom Callbacks for overcome/a devised play:  1:00 PM-4:30 PM*

Zoom Callbacks for She Kills Monsters: Virtual Realms:  5:30-9:00 PM*
 

(*Actors being called back may be asked to attend all or only a portion of the callbacks.  
Should an actor have a conflict with the callback schedule, we will try to accommodate.)

 

 

WHAT TO PREPARE 

•  Carefully read the detailed instructions for each show below for what to prepare for each show's specific auditions.

 

AUDITION CRITERIA FOR She Kills Monsters: Virtual Realms

by Qui Nguyen

• About the Auditions
Preliminary auditions on recording or on Zoom will consist of performing a monologue.  Callbacks will consist of reading from the script and possibly improvisation and theatre games, as well as a brief interview with the director.

• Roles

9W, 4M

Age range: 15 to 30 (it depends on how old you read on stage). Actors playing Evil Tina and Evil Gabbi need to have cheerleading or hip-hop dance skills and may be asked to learn a combination at callbacks.

BIPOC and LGBTQ+ folks are encouraged to audition. Non-binary actors will be considered for all roles.

Everyone is welcome to audition. Experience is not required.

• About the Show

Dungeons and Dragons! Having lost her family in a tragic accident, Agnes Evans begins the painful task of packing her teenage sister’s room. She soon realizes how little she knew her sister when she discovers a scenario Tilly wrote for the role-playing game Dungeons and Dragons. With the help of a “dungeon master,” Agnes embarks on a quest to learn more about the sister she’s lost and soon finds herself in a world where fantasy and reality collide. Inhabited by nasty ogres, homicidal fairies, and slacker monsters, this imaginative comedy is both a wild adventure and a touching exploration of loss and acceptance.

• Production Schedule
Rehearsals start:  January 26, 2021. (Rehearsals will be held in the evenings, Tu-F & Sun.)
Performances: March 5, 6, 12, 13, 14, 2021 (5 live streamed performances)

• What to Prepare 
Please prepare a short monologue, comic or dramatic (60-90 seconds); material can be from any play written after 1940.

What's a monologue? What if I don't have a prepared monologue?
Scroll to the bottom of this page to find the answers to these good questions. If you have never auditioned for us before, please use the monologues at the bottom of this page.

• If you have a show-specific question…
Please contact the director Leslie McCauley lmccauley@santarosa.edu using the subject line  “Audition Question.” Include the reason for your request, your contact information, and whether or not you are auditioning for both SRJC spring shows.

 

AUDITION CRITERIA FOR overcome (a student created performance)

Directed by Reed Martin

• About the Auditions
Preliminary auditions on Zoom will consist of performing a monologue from an existing play (an original monologue written by the performer is also fine), song (any style) either original or not, magic act, dance (any style), stand-up comedy, or poem (either original or not). (See "What to Prepare" below).

Auditions pieces do not need reflect the theme of the show nor is it expected that the audition pieces will be included in the show. We will be creating the material for the show during rehearsals.

Callbacks on Zoom will consist of group exercises such as improvisation and theatre games.

• Roles

Everyone is welcome to audition. Experience is not required. We are seeking actors, improvisors, comedians, dancers, musicians, and poets. We will be casting approximately 20 performers to develop a show in rehearsal.

• About the Show

we fall.

we break.

we fail.

 

but then,

 

we rise.

we heal.

we overcome. 

                ~kiana azizian

 

Please join us for this exciting new theatrical work created by our students. This devised play will combine acting, singing, dancing, poetry, stand-up and improv. We’re giving voice to our community experience of the past three challenging years! Instructor Reed Martin guides the collaborative process, having developed new student works at UC Berkeley, UC San Diego, Napa Valley College, and San Joaquin Delta College.

• Production Schedule

All rehearsals and performances occur on Zoom.
Rehearsals start:  February 2, 2021. (Rehearsals will be held in the evenings, Tu-F. Sun rehearsal time TBD.)
Performances: April 23, 24, 30, May 1, 2, 2021 (5 live streamed performances)

• What to Prepare 
Performers should prepare 60-90 seconds of one of the following: monologue, song (any style), magic act, dance (any style), stand-up comedy, or poem.

You can choose to submit a pre-recorded singing or dance audition or perform live via Zoom.

If you choose to sing, please play your accompaniment (karaoke recordings are fine) on a second device in the location where you are singing your live Zoom audition or pre-recording your audition. While we would prefer to hear you sing to recorded accompaniment for these auditions, you may sing it without accompaniment if you do not have a second device to play the accompaniment.

What's a monologue? What if I don't have a prepared monologue?
Scroll to the bottom of this page to find the answers to these good questions. If you have never auditioned for us before, please use the monologues at the bottom of this page.

• If you have a show-specific question…
Please contact the director Reed Martin rmartin@santarosa.edu using the subject line  “Audition Question.” Include the reason for your request, your contact information, and whether or not you are auditioning for both SRJC spring shows.

 

REALLY HELPFUL AUDITION RESOURCES 

What's a monologue?

A monologue is a speech from a play where one character speaks for an extended period of time to another character, him/herself, or the audience. Actors are asked not to select a monologue from the play for which they are auditioning.

What if I don't have a prepared monologue?

Not to worry. If you've never done this before OR found out about auditions at the last minute, you may use one of the 'generic' monologues linked at the bottom of this page under "GENERAL AUDITION RESOURCES." Since you have limited time, do not worry about reading the play the monologue is, although that does help you prepare. Reading about the play’s plot and characters online can help too.

 

RESOURCES

Note:  Some of these resources are prepared specifically for live, in-person auditions.  However, they still contain lots of good information that can be helpful to consider when preparing your pre-recorded or Zoom auditions.

How to Prepare a Musical Theatre Audition - 8 Steps

Singing Auditions for Musical Theatre

 

GENERAL AUDITION RESOURCES

Crash Course in Auditioning at SRJC

Frequently Asked Questions?

Being in an SRJC Show

Generic Female Monologue

Generic Male Monologue

 

 

 

PLEASE SEND ALL AUDITION EMAILS TO 

GUSER52@SANTAROSA.EDU

 

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS FOR FALL 2021 AUDITIONS
WILL BE POSTED LATE SPRING 2021

 

FOR GENERAL QUESTIONS, CONTACT US

Leslie McCauley
Dept. Chair/Artistic Director 
Dept. of Theatre and Fashion

lmccauley@santarosa.edu

(707) 527-4248

Angela Hunter
Administrative Assistant
Dept. of Theatre and Fashion

ahunter@santarosa.edu

(707) 527-4417

 

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