Audition Information

UNC CHARLOTTE DEPARTMENT OF THEATRE

AUDITION ANNOUNCEMENT


CRAVE

By Sarah Kane

Show runs September 30 - October 4, 2020 | Black Box Theater | Robinson Hall

 Directed by Robin Witt

AUDITION INFORMATION

We will be casting 4 actors. The script calls for two women and two men of any ethnicity—however I will also consider your audition if you identify as transgender, non-binary, etc. In other words—EVERYONE is welcome to audition and all roles are open.

When: Tuesday, April 21, 6 - 10 PM, Rowe 163* OR Wednesday, April 22, 6 - 10 PM, Rowe 163* 

*Please note: You need to be present either Wednesday or Thursday night, not both. 
 

Callbacks: Will be on the evening  of Thursday, April 23, if necessary.

How to Sign Up:

  • Sign-up sheets will be posted on the Robinson Call Board (Robinson Hall, 1st floor, opposite Room 128).

  • Actors will be asked to stay for the entire audition period of 6 - 10 PM (or until dismissed). 

  • If for some reason you can’t make one of the audition dates, please email Robin Witt at rwitt5@uncc.edu and she will try to find another time for you!

Character Breakdown

(as described by the playwright, but we will not strictly adhere to this)

A: Perhaps a man 

B: Perhaps a young man

C: Perhaps a young woman

M: Perhaps a woman

A little about the play (from the publisher): Crave was Sarah Kane's fourth play. It premiered at The Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh in August 1998…. It has no plot in any conventional sense, nor any physical action; Kane's script denotes the characters by initial letters only, and includes no stage directions of any kind other than indicating where to leave a beat between what are almost invariably single, brief lines. The work resembles a spoken poem and the lines include quotation, oblique reference and occasional lines in other languages. The gender of each character is only identifiable from context within the play. Crave continues the theme of pain in love that Kane had explored with previous plays.

How to prepare: 

  • Please read the play. Scripts will be available in the Theatre Office.  

  • For the audition, prepare the two sides posted on the call board. Please be familiar with your sides. Ideally you will have the text memorized, but you may carry a printed-out version of the script with you during your audition and use it as needed. 

  • Please be on your feet for at least part of your audition (in other words, please don’t sit the entire time).

If you have questions about the process, the production or the play, please do not hesitate to email the director, Robin Witt (rwitt5@uncc.edu


JULIUS CAESER

By William Shakespeare

Show runs Octocber 28 - November 2 | Black Box Theater | Robinson Hall

Directed by Andrew Hartley
Dramaturged by Megan St. Amand

 

AUDITION INFORMATION

We will be casting approximately 15 actors, many of whom will play more than one role. Casting will be nontraditional, so all actors are welcome regardless of race, ethnicity or gender.

When: Tuesday, April 21, 6 - 10 PM, Black Box Theater* OR Wednesday, April 22, 6 - 10 PM, Black Box Theater* 

*Please note: You need to be present either Tuesday or Wednesday night, not both

Callbacks: Evening of Thursday, April 23.

How to Sign Up:

  • Sign-up sheets will be posted on the Robinson Call Board (Robinson Hall, 1st floor, opposite Room 128).
  • Actors will be asked to stay for the entire audition period of 6 - 10 PM (or until dismissed)

How to Prepare: 

  • Prepare a monologue from any Shakespeare play, 1-2 minutes long. Preferably you will be off book, but if you need a text in hand, that is acceptable. Study the passage you choose closely and be sure you understand it. Deliver the speech in your own voice (no dialect work, please). You may do a modern/contemporary monologue of roughly the same length IN ADDITION to the Shakespeare if you feel that better showcases your ability.

If you have questions about the process, the production or the play, please do not hesitate to email the director, Andrew Hartley (ajhartle@uncc.edu)