Upcoming Auditions

Upcoming Auditions

Welcome to the CLA Theatre Arts Program's Upcoming Auditions Page!

Each year, CLA’s Theatre Arts Program and NTID's Performing Arts Program offer numerous exciting opportunities to audition for plays from a wide range of theatre genres and styles, including comedies, dramas, musicals, and classics. This information is updated below as it is confirmed.

If you have any questions about auditions or need more information, please contact:
David Munnell, CLA Theatre Arts Program Director | dgmgsh@rit.edu 
Luane Davis Haggerty, NTID Performing Arts Production Manager | lrdnpa@ntid.rit.edu

Joint Auditions with the COLA Theatre Arts Program and NTID Performing Arts

WHEN: Friday, September 6 starting at 6:00pm and Saturday, September 7 starting at 11:00am.

WHERE: Robert F. Panara Theatre, Room #1510, and the Dance Lab, all at NTID

WHAT: At these joint auditions, you will have the opportunity to audition for I and You and People of the Third Eye. Below you will find specific audition information for each production as it becomes available, as well as forms that you can download and complete before your audition. Each show has a separate audition form. You do not have to audition for both shows, but you should complete a separate form for each show you are auditioning for.

AUDITION FORMS: While forms will be available for auditionees to complete on site, we strongly suggest that you review and complete our audition forms prior to audition day. Please click here to download the audition form packet.


by Lauren Gunderson
directed by Andy Head
AUDITIONS: Friday, September 6, at 6-10pm
CALLBACKS: Saturday, September 7, at 11am-2pm
LOCATION: Room 1510 on the first floor of the LBJ Building (060) on RIT’s campus.

REHEARSALS: starting on September 9. Rehearsals will be 3-4 times a week.
TECH: Oct 21-24
SHOW: Oct 25-27
Please note: you cannot miss any tech rehearsals. Please bring your calendar with you to auditions to list your conflicts.

Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. No monologues or appointments necessary. Please arrive at your convenience on Friday, September 6 between 6-10pm. You should be familiar with the play. For a perusal copy, please email awhgla@rit.edu to request a pdf of the script.

Callback notifications will be emailed out on Friday night. You only need to attend callbacks on Saturday, September 7 if you receive this email notification. Callbacks will consist of more cold readings from the script.

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN: (casting 2 women and 2 men, ages late teens-early 20s)
CAROLINE* - a girl, senior in high school. She is sick but mainly just looks a little weak and frumpy. She doesn’t go out. She is cynical, over it, does not let a stray “feeling” near the surface. White.

ANTHONY* - a boy, junior in high school. He is neat, poised, mature for his age. He’s an “A” student, a team player, a nice guy. He’s not really great around girls. African American.

*Each character will be double cast with one Deaf actor and one hearing actor.

CASTING NOTE: The playwright specifies, “The race of each character can be altered. The only essentiality is that the characters not be of the same race.”

If you have questions or cannot make auditions, please email Andy at awhgla@rit.edu.



directed by Patti Durr and Karen Christie
AUDITIONS: Friday, September 6, at 6-10pm
                      Saturday, September 7, at 11am-2pm
LOCATION: Panara Theatre on the first floor of the LBJ Building (060) on RIT’s campus.

REHEARSALS: September 13 - November 6
(Monday/Wednesday/Friday 6:30pm - 10:00pm & Saturdays 12:00pm - 4:00pm) *Week of October 6 is Monday/Tuesday/Thursday*
TECH WEEK: October 28 & 30, November 1, 2, 4, 5, & possibly 6
November 14 (Thursday) at 7:30p.m.
November 8 (Friday) at 7:30p.m.
November 15 (Friday) at 7:30p.m.
November 16 (Saturday) at 2:00p.m. and 7:30p.m.
November 17 (Sunday) at 2:00p.m.

PLEASE NOTE: By auditioning, you agree to be available for these dates. *
If you are cast, you are required to show up for the rehearsals, tech week and performance dates.

All students involved in the cast or crew are eligible for Theatre Ensemble credit, which is required for those in the Theater Arts Minor and the Theatre Arts Immersion. Credit can also be received through NTID Performing Arts practicum.

If you are auditioning for People of the Third Eye, please read this information:
1) Seeking diverse fluent signers who are comfortable with acting, improv and contributing to an ensemble work.
2) Read the description of the play:
People of the Third Eye will be a unique work showcasing slices of Deaf lives-both contemporary and historical. Created collaboratively by the cast members, audiences will be treated to various genres of ASL performance art-poetry, narrative personal experiences, creative storytelling, reenactment of historical events,
as well as dramatic monologues and dialogues. Woven into the action on stage will be film clips and live painting. Bookending the play will be a contemporary encounter will a well-known historical Deaf figure who still has much to teach us.
3) To prepare for the audition, please plan a short performance. You may choose one of the following ideas.
a. a monologue about an experience you have had as a Deaf person.
b. a traditional or contemporary Deaf folklore, joke, poem or story.
c. See Heart of Deaf Culture website - check out the ASL literature and Deaf Theatre Sample Works sections for ideas of poems, folklore, and performances. Go to http://HeARTDeaf.com and click ASL Literature and click SAMPLE WORKS

If you have questions or cannot make auditions, please email Patti at paddhd@rit.edu.