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2017-2018 Season Auditions


Devised Presentation of Published & Original Works

Directed by: A. Fajilan

Focusing on how all oppression is inter-related; this theatrical event will feature published segments of the Ferguson Syllabus, The New Black Fest's, Hand's Up: 7 Playwrights and 7 Testaments, Facing Our Truth: Ten Minute Plays on Trayvon, Race and Privilege, along with CSUEB student dramatic/comedic testimonies of survival, perserverance and resilience. There will also be an oppurtunity for a community response circle which may lead to spontaneous, unique art piece within each performance.

Riffing off of the Ferguson Syllabus, this new adaptation begins with elements from the 2016-2017 production of CSU Ferguson and subsequent tour versions. We will fold in new testimonies, news songs and new spoken word pieces that speak to old problems and how we as an evolving community ar reacting to them to find transformative actions.

AUDITIONS: Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at 6:00 PM in the University Theatre

CALLBACKS: Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at 6:00 PM in the University Theatre

AUDITION INFORMATION: Auditions are open to all. CSUEB students and majors have casting priority. Course credit required. All types, shapes, shades, ages and political affiliations are encouraged to join us. Come with an open mind and the willingess to be part of a proactive community.

No acting please, just authentic caring beings who have a stake in our current political dramas. 1 minute formats please. Prepare a contemporary monolgue or spoken wod, any content except sappy. May also perform an original poem, spoken word, two paragrpahs of an essay about any social issue or a song.  Bring a resume that focuses on you favorite past scenes, monologues or interests. We are interested in your desire to be part of an evolving perfomance team that deals with social justice issues. We are looking for team players that like to play and work well in a collaboration setting.

SCRIPT AVAILABILITY: Sample scripts will be available at the audition for cold readings. Script available in the Theatre Office June 30, 2017-Setpember 24, 2017

For more information contact Ann Fajilan at


By Romulus Linney

Directed by: Linda Amayo-Hasan

Seeking to retrieve his runaway wife and the possessions she has taken with her, Coleman Shedman arrives at the rural meeting house of a southern Pentecostal sect with a lawyer in tow. However, he finds his wife Nancy, is unwilling to forsake the love and protection of her new "husband," the Reverend Obediah Buckhorn and return to the brutal, hard-drinking Coleman. And when the strapping Reverend Buckhorn himself arrives, it is quickly evident that Coleman will not be able to take her back by force. Rich with atmosphere and the feel of southern rural life, the play blends humor and poignancy as it probes into the circumstances and stories of the various cult members--culminating in a gripping snake-handling scene in which the cynical Coleman, to his own amazement, is himself converted to a true believer.

AUDITIONS: Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at 6:00 PM in the University Theatre

CALLBACKS: Thursday, September 28, 2017 at 6:00 PM in the University Theatre

AUDITION INFORMATION: Auditions are open to all. Please prepare a contemporary 1 to 2 minute non-comedic monologue. Actors who can play instruments are a plus. All students performing in Holy Ghosts need to be enrolled in THEA 1006. Sides will be available in the Theatre and Dance Office, September 18, 2017

For more information contact, the Theatre and Dance Office in Robinson Hall, Room 220. Phone Number (510) 885-3118


Book by Joe Masteroff

Music by Jerry Bock

Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick

Directed by Marc Jacobs

Amalia and Georg work together at a perfume store and have disliked each other from the very beginning. He thinks she is stuck up and she thinks he is arrogant and mean. Each writes to a lonely hearts pen pal when the work day is done and do not know they are in love without realizing it.

AUDITIONS: Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at 7:00 PM in the University Theatre. Audition will consiste of a dance call for everyone from 7-7:30 PM, then we will have everyone perform their songs in the order they signed in.

CALLBACKS: Thursday, October 5, 2017 at 7:00 PM in the University Theatre. For Callbacks everyone will receive a link to music for the character they are called back for. They will be asked to sing the given music and then read from the script.

AUDITION INFORMATION: For auditions, singers should prepare a song that shows off their range and bring the sheet music (in the same key they are singing); accompanist is provided. To sign up for singing audition 5 minute time slots, please contact
Sierra Dee at

The period and setting of the show is 1930's Hungary. No accents are required, but all characters require a certain amount of class and period style. For reference, it is suggested looking at the movie "The Shop Around the Corner" on which this musical is based.

For more information contact, Marc Jacobs at


Inclusive Interdisciplinary Ensemble Open Auditions

The Inclusive Interdisciplinary Ensemble (IIE) is a group of students, community members and professional performers, under the direction of dance professor Eric Kupers, dedicated to creating high quality, contemporary performance that is accessible to people of all sizes, shapes, abilities/disabilities, ages, cultural backgrounds and experience levels.

The CSUEB Inclusive Interdisciplinary Ensemble (IIE) and the DanceSing Drum Company are welcoming new members for the creation and performance of a new dance/theater/music work throughout 2017-2018.

AUDITION INFORMATION: People of all abilities, shapes, sizes, ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations, experience levels, artistic disciplines, and cultural identities are invited to come try out our approach to rigorous, inclusive creation.

For more information contact, director Eric Kupers at

Dance Ensemble and Touring Company Placement Auditions

Serious dancers of all styles and backgrounds wanted! Come ready to warm up, learn a brief contemporary dance combination, and to show us some of your own style (60-90 seconds of either freestyle or choreography.) Dancers will be placed based on technical skill, creativity and performance quality. Dance Ensemble Company performs on campus at Preview Day and ICE (our December dance showcase) among other events. Touring Company performs off campus at select venues.



For more information conact, Nina Haft at

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