Auditions for "Eurydice", the Theater Department's Winter mainstage, are coming up! Not sure if you want to audition? Wondering what it will be like? See what people who have been in past mainstages have to say about the audition process!
"I remember sprinting across the green from another audition to be, what was it, two hours late to the Two Gents audition? I was so worried about being late and unprepared and rushed but then all I had to do was read a monologue (maybe one of Julia's?). And then Peter and I talked about martial arts. It was great!"-- Blaine Johnson '13, Lance's Love in Two Gentlemen of Verona
"What I wear to auditions is essential. I want to be comfortable but still look good; stand out, but not too much; casual witout trying, but look like you care. Quite the dilemma. So before I auditioned for 'Two Gents' I finally decided on a purple dress. It complimented my skin tone, made me appear pretty/delicate but still had a pop in its design (like a piece of my own personality in the clothes). I was set. I was going to walk in confidently, blow them away with my audition, and be remembered for my awesome purple dress....I walked in for the audition and every girl in the room wore dark purple.
Better luck next time."-- Olivia Baptista '12, Lucetta in Two Gentlemen of Verona
"It was fun working with other people during auditions, most of whom I had never seen before let alone acted with. In fact, I think the main reason I do Dartmouth Theater is because of the friends I'm going to have fun with and get to work with in and out of rehearsal. These relationships often start during the auditions process with introductions or even an awkward joke."-- Neil Basu '11, Speed in Two Gentlemen of Verona
"Doing a mainstage production at this school has been one of the most enjoyable experiences I've had at Dartmouth. The atmosphere is very professional and productive. I would highly recommend auditioning to anyone!"-- Sterling Beard '12, Valentine in Two Gentlemen of Verona
"My favorite part about mainstage auditions is actually the waiting. Between twenty and thirty people are lolled all around the Bentley Lobby for several hours, chatting and reading audition excerpts. You get pretty tired and punchy by the end of it, but it's a great way to get to know new people or bond with friends you already have. It doesn't take long before everyone is swapping jokes and laughing together."-- Jay Ben Markson '10, Brad in The Rocky Horror Show
Auditions are Thursday, January 6 from 7 PM - 9:30 PM and Friday, January 7 from 7 PM - 8 PM (Callbacks from 8 PM - 10 PM.) Sign up sheets are in Shakespeare Alley!