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2016-2017 Season Auditions


by William Shakespeare

Directed by: Marc Jacobs

An evil queen and her idiot son, a puppet king, a virtous Princess and her jealous husband and a headless corpse. And it's a comedy! "Cymbeline" finds Shakespeare mixing elements of "Othello" and "King Lear" into a comedy of epic proportions that might have been invented by Disney.

AUDITIONS: Wednesday, September 28th @ 7:00 PM, University Theatre

CALLBACKS: Thursday, September 29th @ 7:00 PM, University Theatre

AUDITION INFORMATION: Prepare a memorized monolgue from the play of the character of your choice. Everyone in the cast must also take THEA 3487-PERIOD VOICE, which is where we will work on the text of the play. 

Scripts available:

For more information contact Marc Jacobs at


Directed by: A. Fajilan

Focusing on RACE MATTERS as an umbrella and exploring how all oppression is interrelated, this theatrical event will feature published segments of the Ferguson Syllabus from the New Black Arts Festival and CUSEB student's dramatic/comedic testimonies of survival, perserverance and reslilience. Come see how a community response circle can create a spontaneous, newly devised, unique art piece within each performance.

An interactive piece about race. Riffing off of the Ferguson Syllabus, this newly devised interactive piece will incorporate the audience into works from Baldwin, Lorde, Guillermo Gomez-Pena, Rock, Paul Mooney, Culture Clash, West, Dyson, Davis, spoken word artists & CSUEB students.

AUDITIONS: Monday, September 26th @ 4:00 PM-7:00 PM, Studio Theatre

AUDITION INFORMATION: All types, shapes, shades, ages and political affiliations are encouraged to join us. Come with an open mind and the willingness to be part of a proactive community. 1 minuted formats please. Prepare a contemporary monologue, spoken word, two paragraphs of an essay about race matters or a song. Scripts will be available at the audition for cold readings. Bring a resume that focuses on your favorite past scenes, monologues or interests.

Scripts available in the Theatre and Dance Office, Robinson Hall Room 220, June 30th-Septemener 28th, 2016

For more information contact, Ann Fajilan at


book by Joe Masteroff

Based on the play by John Van Druten and Stories by Christopher Isherwood

Music by John Kander and Lyrics by Fred Ebb

Directed by Darryl V. Jones

Choreogrpahy by Laura Ellis

Musical Direction by Sierra Dee

Welcome-come enter the sordid, yet enticing Kit Kat Club, presided over by a mysteriously raunchy master of cermonies and the seductive Kit Kat Girls. Set in the midst of decadent pre-WWII Berlin, this 1998 version of the musical, revolves around the vibrant cabaret performer, Sally Bowels and her relationship with the closeted gay writer, Cliff Bradshaw. As the Nazis begin taking control of the German government, the atmosphere of the Kit Kat Klub and the the lives of the charcaters begin to change dramatically. Cabaret became a landmark at its Broadway opening in 1967, winning eight Tony awards and in 1972 was turned into an Academy Award winning movie. In 1998, a Broadway revival production of Cabaret combined elements of both the play and film, which went on to win 4 more Tony Awards.

AUDITIONS: Friday, October 28th 5:00 PM-7:00 PM Singing Auditions. 7:00 PM-8:00 PM Dancing Auditions (Actos, singers and dancers MUST attend.) University Theatre

CALLBACKS: Saturday, October 29th 10:00 AM-1:00 PM and Sunday, October 30th 10:00 AM-1:00 PM (Students should prepare to read a side for the role for which they are interested in.) University Theatre

AUDITION INFORMATION: Everyone who is auditioning for a principle, supporting role or Kit Kat Girl/Boy MUST attend the singing and dancing auditions. Wear clothing and shoes to move in for the dance call.  Prepare 16 bars from a musical theatre song that is familiar in style to CABARET. Songs by Fredd Ebb and John Kander are strongly suggested.

Scripts Available : Scripts not available. Sides will be available in the Theatre and Dance Department Office in Robinson Hall, Room 220.

For audtion appointments contact, Sierra Dee at

For more information contact, Darry V. Jones 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 2016-17.

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.

AUDTIONS: For placement in Dance Ensemble and the Touring Company, Tuesday, September 27th, 4:00 PM-5:30 PM and Thursday, September 29th, 4:00 PM- 5:30 PM

AUDITION INFORMATION: All dancers cast must register for Dance Ensemble or Advanced Modern, and must be available to work outside of class on individual assignments and rehearsals. Students should come prepared to take a short contemporary dance technique class, learn movement from other styles led by students, and to share a short solo ( approx 60 seconds) of their own movement style.

For more information conact, Nina Haft at

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