Auditions, Workshops, and Info

Theatre at GV

Twelfth Night

Twelfth Night 2011

Richard III

Richard III 2012

Much Ado About Nothing

Much Ado About Nothing 2013

Theatre at Grand Valley will frequently offer auditions and workshops for upcoming productions. Please look periodically for new information for added auditions, workshops, and events.

Click here for some "Frequently-Asked Questions" about auditioning for shows at GVSU

GVSU Theatre students, check Blackboard for casting calls for film, video, and outside GVSU opportunities!

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Open Auditions for: PS Shows (2 one acts) and Twilight:  Los Angeles, 1992 (Written by Anna Deavere Smith)

Where:               Kirkhof Center, 0072

When:                Thursday, Sept. 17   6:00pm to 8:00pm

                            Friday, Sept. 18        2:30pm to 4:30pm

Call Backs:        Sat. & Sun., Sept. 19 & 20

Performance Dates:        October 25, - 27, 2015 (PS Shows)

November 13 - 22, 2015 (Twilight)

DETAILS

  • Roles for males and females and all diversities
  • Opportunities for backstage duties
  • Casting open to all students regardless of major or minor
  • Academic credit available for cast and crew positions
  • Rehearsals to be held on weekday evenings and weekends depending on schedule
  • 7 Public performances

AUDITION PROCEDURES

  1. Attend auditions by signing up at the Louis Armstrong Theatre box office in person, call 616-331-2300, or email lanejack@gvsu.edu.
  2. Please prepare a 1 minute contemporary monologue and you will be asked to cold read.
  3. Attend final casting “callbacks”, if notified.

Copies of the play for advance reading will be available online from GVSU library’s  e-reserve service.

Pick an audition monologue to prepare from any of the library’s monologue books by searching the catalog for “audition monologues”.

Read about auditioning tips on the GVSU Theatre website:     http://www.gvsu.edu/theatre (click on “Auditions, Workshops & Info”)

Questions or more information at 616-331-2300 or stop by the Louis Armstrong Theatre box office.

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Shakespeare Scholarships are available for current GVSU Theatre majors and incoming freshmen and transfer students majoring in Theatre.

Production Assistantships and roles in the show are available for Theatre majors, minors and all non-Theatre majors and minors. All Shakespeare Scholarships and Assistantship applicants must submit an application through MyScholarships.

Non-Theatre majors and minors, incoming freshmen and transfer students are eligible to receive a Shakespeare Assistantship and must submit an application through MyScholarships. Plus you can help in our Fall 2015 Shakespeare Festival production, All's Well That Ends Well. Incoming freshmen and transfer students, please either mail lanejack@gvsu.edu or call 616-331-8176.

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Looking for a great summer intern opportunity? Consider Saugatuck Center for the Arts and Mason Street Warehouse. Click here for more details and get great experience while having fun!

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Cincinnati Playhouse Internships available. Please click here to see the document and how to apply!

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Incoming 2015 Freshmen and Transfer Students, please contact lanejack@gvsu.edu to schedule a tour of our facility and to speak with a professor. We will be more than happy to provide you with some tickets to one of our shows if your schedule allows!

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Current students, please be certain to check the available scholarship, directing, designing, advising, work/study, and many other opportunities.

Check our informational tabs and follow the links to the information. If you are unable to find what you are looking for, please feel to call 616-331-8176. We want to make it as efficient as possible for you to complete your degree and maintain your graduation schedule.

The program is flexible with a strong core of theatre requirements and multiple elective offerings to allow students to pursue their own particular interests. Students can earn a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) or a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree.

Click here for academic information on our Theatre major.

Theatre students study a variety of topics, including:

  • Communication
  • Costume construction
  • Directing
  • History of theatre
  • Improvisation
  • Play analysis
  • Stagecraft
  • Theatre production

Versatility is the single most important factor in obtaining work as a graduate of the drama program. Grand Valley theatre students have successfully completed programs in graduate schools and professional conservatories. They have found work in schools and recreation departments, repertory theatre companies, modern dance companies, and arts organizations as:

  • Administrators
  • Designers
  • Writers
  • Directors
  • Performers
  • Teachers
  • Technicians

Crimes of the Heart

Twelfth Night

Antona Garcia