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FALL THEATRE EVENTS – Auditions held during the Fall semester.

The Wolves
By Sarah DeLappe
Directed by J.K. Curry (

Auditions:  Wednesday, August 29 from 6-8 pm and Thursday, August 30 from 7-9 pm in the Ring Theatre                                                                                Callbacks:  Friday, August 31 at 6:00 pm in the Ring Theatre                                                                                                                                                                     Performances:  October 25-28 & October 31-November 4, 2018

Note:  Soccer skills and conditioning to begin on September 4.  Stage rehearsals begin on September 24.

Winner of the inaugural Relentless Award for Playwriting, as well as a finalist for the 2017 Pulitzer Prize in Drama, The Wolves provides a fresh look at the lives of contemporary teenagers, focusing on a girls’ indoor soccer team. “The scary, exhilarating brightness of raw adolescence emanates from every scene of this uncannily assured first play,” according to Ben Brantley of the New York Times. As the young women navigate their way into a complex adult world, they engage in friendships and rivalries, moments of silliness, and fierce competitiveness. Above all, they are teammates intent on winning the next game.

Us/Them                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   By Carly Wijs                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Presented by the Anthony Aston Players, a student theatre organization                                                                                                                                                Directed by Whitaker Gannon (

Auditions:  Wednesday, August 29 from 6-8 pm in the Rehearsal Room                                                                                                                                                                      Thursday, August 30 from 7-9 pm in the Rehearsal Room                                                                                                                                                   Callbacks:  Friday, August 31 in the Ring Theatre       Time:  TBD                                                                                                                                               Performances:  November 29-December 1, 2018

Us/Them is a 2014 play with two characters by Belgian writer Carly Wijs about the Beslan school siege.

Note:  Rehearsals start September 24.

Roles available for 1 man and 1 woman.


Tartuffe                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   by Molière                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Directed by John E.R. Friedenberg (

Auditions:  Sunday, October 28 at 5-8pm                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Monday, October 29 at 2-5 pm & 6-9 pm                                                                                                                                                                                                         Tedford Stage                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Callbacks:  Tuesday, October 30 at 7-10 pm                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Tedford Stage                                                                                                                                                                                                               Performances:  February 15-17 & 21-24, 2019

Tartuffe, an ostensibly pious con man cloaked in religious trappings, flatters his way into the home of a wealthy but gullible man and indulges his appetites at the expense of the exasperated family. Will he succeed in marrying his host’s young daughter? Will he seduce his host’s wife? Will he turn the family out of their own house? Congdon’s witty verse adaptation of Molière’s biting comedy is a scandalous treat originally banned by the French State and deliciously adapted with quicksilver wit for a contemporary audience. Come see this titillating comedy and inject some light and laughter into your winter.

Please come prepared with the following sections at the audition

Studio Series                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Auditions & Callbacks for Studio Series I:  January 15-16 in the Ring Theatre.  Times:  TBA                                                                                                              Auditions for Studio Series II:  January 26 at 1:00 PM on the Tedford Stage for singing and 5:30-8:00 PM in the Ring Theatre for acting.       Callbacks: January 28 at 5:00 PM in the Ring Theatre

Series of one-act plays directed, designed, and performed by theatre students.  Directors and play will be selected in the fall semester.  Production details will be announced when selections have been determined.

The Caucasian Chalk Circle                                                                                                                                                                                                                        by Bertolt Brecht                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Directed by Cindy Gendrich (

Auditions:  January 26 at 1:00 PM on the Tedford Stage for singing auditions.                                                                                                                                                          January 26 at 5:30-8:00 PM or January 27 at 1:00-2:00 PM on the Tedford Stage for acting auditions.                                                                  Callbacks (and Additional auditions for people out-of-town):  January 29 at 4:00 PM in the Ring Theatre

Note:  This production has singers in it, but not everyone needs to sing. If you want to sing, please come to the Saturday afternoon and to one of the acting sessions. If you do NOT want to sing, just come to one of the acting sessions. We are looking for people who can sing harmony accurately and/or are particularly strong with spoken word singing style. We would like you to prepare two 30-60 second excerpts of contemporary songs, at least one song a capella. The second can be a capella or to an instrument you can play or that a friend will play with you. We are looking for a gritty, soulful, read sound.

Read-Through:  Feb. 19

On-Stage Rehearsals Start: Feb. 25

Performances:  April 5-7 & 11-14, 2019

Mutiny in the palace! A kind servant young woman rescues the Governor’s newborn heir, scales mountains, and battles soldiers to keep the child safe.  Eventually she and the boy are presented for trial to the unpredictable judge, Azdak. A story of love and greed, sacrifice and opportunism, told in Brecht’s own rough and tumble style.

DANCE EVENTS – Auditions are held in the Fall Semester.

Wake Forest University Dance Company                                                                                                                                                                                             Directed by Nina Maria Lucas                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Auditions:  Tuesday, September 4 at 6-8 pm for Modern/Contemporary                                                                                                                                                                     Lancaster rehearsals:  Tuesdays from 3:30-5:30 pm in Scales 204 and Sundays from 6-8 pm in D101                                                                                           Soriano rehearsals:  Thursdays from 5:30-7:00 pm in Scales 204 and Saturdays from 2-4 pm (2-3 times) in D101

Wednesday, September 5 at 6-8 pm for Jazz                                                                                                                                                                                                 Lucas rehearsals:  Wednesdays from 5-7 pm in D101                                                                                                                                                                                   Yarborough-Liggins rehearsals:  Wednesdays from 7-9 pm in D101

Thursday, September 6 at 7-9 pm for Classical Ballet (Bring your own point shoes.)                                                                                                                            Brantly Shapiro/Martin rehearsals:  Thursdays from 7-9 pm in D101                                                                                                                                                      Sam Shapiro rehearsals:  TBA

Location:  Dance Studio D101 located behind Scales Fine Arts Center                                                                                                                                                    Fall Faculty & Guest Artist Concert performances:  November 15-18, 2018                                                                                                                                            Spring Student Choreographic Concert performances:  April 25-18, 2019

Note:  Mandatory meeting for all company members:  Monday, September 17 at 3:30 pm in D101 Dance Studio.  Company members must be enrolled in one technique class during the academic year and maintain 2.0 overall GPA to participate in productions.