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AUDITIONS! Honors Directing Thesis

Audition for Marta Roncada’s Honors Directing Thesis for Spring 2014.Equivocation Audition Poster

When: Saturday, October 26th, 2013 1PM-6PM

Where: Frear Ensemble Theatre

What: EQUIVOCATION by Bill Cain

6 parts, 40 characters.

Sign up for an audition slot on the Frear Theatre doors in the LPAC basement lobby.

Auditions! Senior Co. needs your talent!

Senior Company is auditioning you folk for a rock & roll revolution!  We need actors, singers, dancers, and musicians!

Saturday, September 7, 2013


LPAC Frear Ensemble Theater

Sign up for a 15 minute slot on the bulletin board in the Frear Lobby or email sshuker1@swarthmore.edu.

No special preparation necessary.


Auditions for Production Ensemble 2013! 11/17 2-6PM Kohlberg 115

This year’s play for Production Ensemble will be THREE SISTERS by Anton Chekhov in a new adaptation by Benedict Andrews. It recently premiered in London, where it received stellar reviews. THREE SISTERS will be directed by Richard Hamburger, with a set designed by Assistant Professor Matthew Saunders, costumes designed by Assistant Professor Laila Swanson, and lights designed by James Murphy.

Born and raised amid the culture and excitement of Moscow, the three sisters chafe at the constraints of life in the small provincial backwater town, where they moved with their late father, an army General. Chekhov creates vibrant portraits of a family struggling to fulfill individual dreams through work and love, while facing painful new economic and social realities. Benedict Andrews’ uninhibited new version transposes Chekhov’s nineteenth century classic to contemporary Russia, drawing out the play’s pointed humor and restlessness. This is Chekhov for the 21st century.

All levels of experience are welcome to audition. Freshmen are especially encouraged.

Auditions: Saturday November 17, 2-6pm in Kohlberg 115
Callbacks and further auditions: Sunday November 18, 2-6pm in Kohlberg 115
Additional Audition time and callbacks will be on Monday, November 19 9:30-11:30pm in Kohlberg 115

Sign up for an audition slot on the sign up sheet outside the Department of Theater’s office (LPAC 13)

Please come dressed in shoes and clothing that you can move freely in, and be ready to read one or two scenes from the play. You may pick up the scenes in advance on the shelf outside the Department of Theater’s office (LPAC 13). Feel free to take a look at any translation of THREE SISTERS in the library.

Practical information about the production:
Three Sisters will be performed in Pearson Hall Theater in LPAC on April 5-7, 2013.
Production Ensemble is a one-credit course (Thea 22) and fulfills one of the requirements for the major and minor.

Anton Chekhov (1860 –1904) was a major Russian playwright and master of the modern short story. His four final plays, The Seagull, Uncle Vanya, The Three Sisters and The Cherry Orchard are considered pinnacles in modern drama.

Benedict Andrews is an Australian author, adaptor and director. He was Resident Director of the Sidney Theatre Company and has directed at the English National Opera, the Barbican and the Young Vic in London.

Richard Hamburger served fifteen years as Artistic Director at Dallas Theater Center and is now DTC’s first Artistic Director Emeritus. He has directed a wide range of classic and contemporary plays, including new work by Octavio Solis, Lynn Siefert, Erik Ehn, Eric Overmyer, and Chay Yew, among others. Mr. Hamburger served for five years as Artistic Director of Portland Stage Company. He has directed at Pittsburgh Public Theatre, Arizona Theatre Company, Portland Center Stage, The Acting Company, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Yale Repertory Theatre, Baltimore Center Stage, California Shakespeare Festival, American Place Theatre, Eugene O’Neill Theater Center, and Great Lakes Theater Festival, where he served as Associate Director. Mr. Hamburger has written two plays: Memory of Whiteness, produced at the American Place Theatre and Family Face, mounted at the O’Neill Center’s National Playwrights Conference. He was awarded a Rockefeller Grant in playwriting and has held fellowships at the Albee Foundation and the Virginia Center for the Arts. He served on the faculties of the Juilliard Theatre Center and Circle in the Square Theatre School, on numerous panels for the National Endowment for the Arts, and as a panelist for the Whiting Foundation. Mr. Hamburger also directed the critically acclaimed version of THE SOUND OF MUSIC for The Salzburg Marionette Theater which is currently on a world wide tour. Most recently he directed Alan Ayckbourn’s MY WONDERFUL DAY and Sam Shepard’s CURSE OF THE STARVING CLASS for Philadelphia’s Wilma Theater.

Open Auditions for Kari Olmon’s Honors Dramaturgy Thesis!

When: Saturday the 15th, 11 a.m.

Where: LPAC Frear Theatre

Open Auditions for
Honors Thesis in Dramaturgy with Kari Olmon ’13

adapted from the diary of Vaslav Nijinsky and the theater of Tennessee Williams

Guest Artist Director: Walter Bilderback
Faculty advisors: James Magruder and Laila Swanson

No preparation needed!

First staged concert reading: October 5
Final staged concert reading: November 9-10

Auditions for Directing II Night of Scenes!

The Department of Theater Announces Auditions for


The Directing II Night of Scenes—Exact Plays still TBA

Performances Saturday & Sunday, April 28 & 29, Frear Ensemble Theatre

Directors: Sebastián Bravo ’13, Regina Noto ’12, & Meryl Sands ‘13

Directing II Faculty: Allen Kuharski

Auditions will be held in 301 LPAC on Sunday, Feb. 12th from 7:30-9:00 pm. Please come prepared with a monologue (or a non-text-based movement, physical theater piece). Sign up for a 10-minute time slot on the Theater Department bulletin board outside of LPAC 113.

Farce projects will rehearse a scripted farce scene of 20-30 minutes in length.

Untitled Work-In-Progress will create a devised piece of 20-30 minutes in length.

Rehearsal Commitment: six hours/week starting the week of Feb.27 (exact schedule TBA based on the cast members’ schedules) through the performance dates of Saturday & Sunday, April 28 & 29 (no rehearsals over Spring Break, of course…)

Theater 002C credit is available to those cast that are in or have taken Acting I (THEA 002A).

For more information please email Allen Kuharski at akuhars1.

Audition Sunday January 22nd for Jessica Cannizzaro’s Senior Thesis!

The Department of Theater Announces Open Auditions for
A New Play with Songs by Jessica Cannizzaro ’12
Direction and Vocal Coaching by Guest Artist Adrienne Mackey ’04
Faculty advisors: James Magruder and Allen Kuharski

Auditions: Sunday, January 22, 4-6 pm, LPAC Cinema
Sign-Up Sheet on the bulletin board outside the Theater Department Office (13 LPAC)
NO PREPARED AUDITION MATERIAL REQUIRED (Auditions will be held in a group workshop format)

FIRESIDE TALES is the honors thesis in Production Dramaturgy by Jessica Cannizzaro ’12, adapted from American folk tales and songs.  Those cast will work weekly on weekends with Adrienne Mackey and Jessica Cannizzaro on voice and singing workshops together with rehearsing for two staged concert readings of the material on the weekend of Feb. 25-26 and during reading week (May 2-3).  Those cast and able to commit to this schedule will be eligible for 1.0 Theater credit for their work on the project.

Any questions can be directed to Jessica Cannizzaro (jcanniz1@swarthmore.edu) or Allen Kuharski (akuhars1@swarthmore.edu).

AUDITIONS for Directing Workshop Projects!

Sunday, Sept. 25, 7-9 pm

Frear Ensemble Theater (Room 1 LPAC)

—auditions are open to all students (no prior acting experience necessary)

—sign up for a time on the bulletin board next to the Theater Department Office (13 LPAC, Lower Lobby Level)

—come prepared with a monologue of up to three minutes (memorized or not) or to do a cold reading of a monologue we provide that day

—projects will be directed by Sebastian Bravo ’13, Jeanie Noto ’13, & Meryl Sands ‘13

—if you are cast, the rehearsal commitment is for six hours/week + in-class presentations on Friday afternoons

—some projects will only rehearse through Oct. 28 (total of three weeks of rehearsal)

—some projects will rehearse through the end of the semester and be part of the Department’s Fall Night of Scenes, presented on Dec. 7 & 8 (reading week)

—Projects in the final Night of Scenes will be 15-20 minutes in length.

—those cast that have already taken Acting I or are currently enrolled in Acting I are eligible for academic credit if the project becomes part of the Night of Scenes.  Contact Prof. Allen Kuharski for details (akuhars1@swarthmore.edu)

—this is a great way to get involved with the Department of Theater with a small project.  Check it out!