Scripts for all theatre productions are available on the Theatre & Dance student tab on Sakai. For details, please contact the production director. All ethnicities and identities are encouraged to audition and volunteer for roles and assignments throughout the season. If you are interested in being part of the crew for any of the productions, please email Jon Christman (firstname.lastname@example.org). For all the latest on Theatre & Dance events including audition details, please check our website college.wfu.edu/theatre or follow us on Facebook (Wake Forest University Theatre & Dance) and Twitter (@WFUtheatre) for updates. To be added to the TadTalks email group and receive information about theatre or dance related events, send your name and email address to Richard Williams email@example.com. Theatre and Dance Auditions Form
FALL THEATRE EVENTS
Young Voices of Protest
Directed guest artist by Jackie Alexander
A collection of monologues written and performed by students voicing their views on issues ranging from societal ills to personal challenges.
Auditions: Tuesday, September 8 from 4-9 pm & Thursday, September 10 from 4-9 pm via Zoom. Sign up for an audition appointment here. Students should prepare a 1-minute contemporary monologue (does not need to be memorized) and be prepared to discuss the subject matter/piece they would present if selected for the project. You don’t need to write the audition monologue; that will be developed while working on the project.
Rehearsals will start the week of September 21 and run through Friday October 23. The time commitment is 2 hours per week of rehearsals with the director; exact days/times TBD, but they will take place via Zoom weekdays between 4 & 10pm, and Saturdays between 11am-6pm. Students will be expected to work additional hours independently on developing the project.
The project will be filmed on Saturday, October 24 and will be released virtually on Friday, October 30.
Connecting in the Deep: Audio Plays about Love and Friendship
Directed by Cindy Gendrich (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Auditions: Sept. 12 from 10:30 am-12:30 pm & 1:00-3:00 pm via Zoom
Sign up for an audition appointment here.
Seven short plays about love and friendship:
Paola and Andrea at the Altar of Words by José Rivera, G.O.A.T. by Ngozi Anyanwu, The Ballad of 423 and 424 by Nicholas Pappas, Dear Dashboard by Justice Hehir, I Love You Terribly by Claudia Barnett, Poof! by Lynn Nottage, and The Dungeons and the Dragons by Kyle John Schmidt
Pieces will be rehearsed intermittently during the months of September and October, with the second set of plays spilling into November. Performances will be released virtually in two segments and will bookend the Young Voices of Protest project. Rehearsals will be M-F in the evenings, usually from 6:30-9:00, but it’s unlikely you will ever be called for the entire 2.5 hours (except to record). Seven or eight rehearsals per play are anticipated, plus recording.
Casting note: Casting is open and aims for inclusivity. You’ll see specific designations for Black and Latinx actors in a few plays, but that doesn’t limit people of color from being cast in any of the plays. In other words, the absence of a stated racial requirement or preference does not mean those roles are designated white! LGBTQIA+ actors are also very welcome! It is possible, though unlikely, that you will be cast in more than one of these plays. It is possible, as well, that you can be in Connected in the Deep AND Young Voices of Protest.
Fourteen Lines for Now
Please join us for an exciting, theatrical project – we plan to present a recorded Shakespearean sonnet a day during the Spring 2021 semester.
How will this work?
Each interested actor will choose a sonnet to work on during the first part of the semester. After pieces have been coached, staged, and recorded, one sonnet performance will be released each day by Wake Forest University Theatre.
Who can be involved?
If you would like to join us as an actor, you are committing to attending Zoom workshops and private coaching sessions with Brook as you develop your piece. NO AUDITIONS REQUIRED!
If you would like to work behind the scenes to help us stage and record some of the pieces, we can certainly use your expertise/willingness to learn.
Can I work on this project and still be involved in other theatre projects during the Spring?
How can I sign up?
Contact Brook Davis (email@example.com) and let her know how you would like to be involved by December 1. This will allow us to begin to plan the calendar, how many sonnets will be presented, when we can have our Zoom workshops, etc.
Don’t hesitate to contact Brook (firstname.lastname@example.org).