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Sign up for Fall Acting Class Auditions will be available beginning August 1.
Fall 17 Acting Class Rosters
Theater 10 • Theater 109 • Theater 110B • Theater 111
Fall 17 Directing Class Roster
Production Labs | Run Crew
Technical Production Assignments | THR 60, 167, 168, 169
Participating in TDPS Productions in a technical capacity generally requires completion of THR 60 Introduction to Technical Theater and Production. Following the introductory course, additional work may be pursued in THR 167, 168 & 169.
Course details and preference submission for THR 167, 168, 169 @
>> Technical Production <<
Fall Assignments for THR 60, 167, 168, 169 will be posted below by 6PM on Friday, 25 August.
You MUST initial by your name to accept your assignment by Noon on Monday, 28 August.
Neglecting to confirm your assignment may result in loss of your position.
>>Fall 2017 Assignments will be posted 25 August<<
Productions | Auditions
Production auditions take place within the first few weeks of the semester or at the end of the fall semester for certain spring shows. Sign-ups will be posted online here at least two weeks prior to the audition date. Callback and casting results will be posted below following the auditions. In auditioning for a TDPS production, you are agreeing to the Casting Policy and Rights & Responsibilities of Participants.
NEW for 17/18:
Apply to Direct a short play in Spring 2018 as part of the Studio Production
All in the Timing | Short Comedies by David Ives
Applications for spring directing are due October 2. Detailed Application Information
Perusal scripts are available for 48 hour check out in the TDPS Main Office, 15 Dwinelle.
Audition Schedule for Fall 2017 Productions
Sign up link available in July at the bottom of the page.
Play descriptions and casting details below. Perusal scripts available in TDPS Main Office, Dwinelle 15
PLAYHOUSE PRODUCTION: Metamorphoses
Written by Mary Zimmerman, Directed by Christopher Herold
Tales from Ovid come to magical life—in all their playful, passionate, savage, elemental glory—in Mary Zimmerman’s Metamorphoses. In this visually fantastic world where the human and the divine collide, such familiar figures as Poseidon, King Midas and Eurydice share universal stories of love, hope, loss, betrayal and transformation.
CASTING: 5 Women and 5 Men playing multiple roles, with the potential for expanding the cast with up to 4 more performers; actors, dancers, movers, singers, and musicians from all backgrounds are welcome.
The audition monologue should be no longer than two minutes and can be either contemporary or classical; preferably, the piece has heightened language and/or circumstances.
There is no need to prepare any musical or movement work for the audition.
Rehearsals – Monday, 28 August – Tuesday, 03 October on evenings & weekends
Tech Rehearsals – Wednesday, 04 October – Thursday, 12 October 2017
Performances – Friday, 13 October – Sunday, 22 October – The Playhouse @ Zellerbach Hall
All students cast in Metamorphoses must enroll in THR 181 in Fall 2017.
STUDIO PRODUCTION: Mechanics of Love
Written by Dipika Guha, Directed by Christine Nicholson
A man who forgets everything falls in love with a ballerina who forgets nothing. Until, that is, she falls in love with him. And his wife. And the mechanic. Characters frolic through life in this pirouette of a play that questions how we love, who we choose, and the cost of making sense of it all.
Casting: 2 men; 2 women
This play calls for four actors with solid acting skills who have the ability to make strong choices and to figuratively ‘turn on a dime’. They need to play well with others. One role is a ballet dancer; experience/skill preferred. Experience in physical theatre and/or clowning a plus. Callbacks will consist of readings from the script.
Rehearsals: 10 October – 08 November 2017; evenings & weekends
Tech Rehearsals: 09 – 15 November 2017
Performances: 16 – 19 November 2016 – The Playhouse @ Zellerbach Hall
All students cast in Mechanics of Love must enroll in THR 181 in Fall 2017.
WORKSHOP: Little Russians
A student workshop by Lana Cosic
In 19th century Little Russia, an elderly couple’s peaceful, predictable daily routine begins to unravel, revealing the fantastical dysfunctionality of their world. Inspired by Nikolai Gogol’s “Old World Landowners” and the Greek myth of Baucis and Philemon, this original play examines how long-lasting relationships last and evolve, and the power of simple events to disrupt daily life’s cyclical patterns.
CASTING: Ensemble of 6-9 actors; ethnicity and gender does not affect casting.
Although the actors do not need to have any prior dance training, they should know that there will be many physical exercises in preparation and during the show that may require some basic movement knowledge. (example: one of the leading characters also must be able to play a cat).
Improvisation (particularly physical improv) experience is desired but not required.
Rehearsals: 09 October – 31 October 2017; Weeknights only
Performances: 01, 01 November 2017 – Zellerbach 170
All students cast in Little Russians must enroll in THR 171 in Fall 2017.
INFORMATION: New Play Reading Series
Directors: Miyoko Conley, Martha Herrera-Lasso, Takeo Rivera & Josh Williams
Join us for our fourth year of showcasing work in development by exciting playwrights, both new and established. Each new play is read by TDPS students, followed by a discussion with the playwright. Presented in partnership with the Townsend Center Contemporary Drama Working Group.
Students auditioning for the New Play Reading Series on night three may use a prepared monologue, though there will also be script sides available for reading at the audition.
CASTING: Company of approximately 12 actors, roughly half women, half men
Meetings/Rehearsals: September 2,11 & 13, October 09 & 11, November 06, 08 & 30, 2016
Wednesday, September 14
Title to be announced
Wednesday, October 12
Title to be announced
Wednesday, November 9
Title to be announced
All students cast in the New Play Reading Series must enroll in THR 98/198 in Fall 2016.
The New Play Reading Series is a Graduate Group Initiative presented by TDPS.
Cast Lists will be posted below
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Please Note: Anyone enrolled in a TDPS class may use Zellerbach Rms 7, 133, 135 and 413.
Z170 is first reserved for students currently enrolled in TDPS Dance Classes. Space is released to general use as available.
Students currently enrolled in Design Courses may access the design studios for class work.
Please see the stage door guard to access Costume Studio 8 and Production Studio 130 for Lighting.