Theater Auditions

Auditions are open to everyone, and new students are frequently cast
Audition sign-up happens immediately after the General Meeting on Wednesday, September 5th,
followed by an optional Audition Workshop

Seniors & Juniors – Thursday, September 6th, 6:30 – 11:00 pm
Sophomores & First Year Students – Friday, September 7th, 6:30 – 11:00 pm
in the JKB Black Box

ALL actors should prepare the following:
A 1-2 minute contemporary monologue in their age range
8-16 bars of a song (no more than 30 seconds) to be performed without accompaniment

Please download, print, and fill out our Skidmore Audition Form in advance. It is mandatory that you bring 11 copies of the form (double-sided if you write on the back) to auditions, along with a headshot or photo stapled to each one. Please be ready to hand your form and photo to the Stage Managers upon arrival.

Saturday + Sunday, September 8th + 9th

Actors who are called back for our Department Seminar productions will be notified via email shortly after the completion of auditions on Friday, September 7th (about midnight). A list will also be posted in the JKB Theater lobby on the call board near the first floor elevator. Instructions about the time and place for the call-backs will also be posted.

Actors who are not called back for these productions and actors who are not cast in these productions are eligible for the Lab call-backs.  Lab call backs will be on Monday, September 10th and Tuesday, September 11th, both from 6:30-11pm.

Actors who are cast in Seminar productions will be notified via email on Sunday evening (around 6pm). Seminar cast lists and information on Lab call-backs will be posted in the JKB Theater lobby (on the same call board).


The department actively considers gender, race, ethnic origin, actors with disabilities, and age range in the Season selection process. We always seek to have a diverse group of actors on our stages, and directors are expected to challenge assumptions about the given nature of roles in our plays.

Casting is as inclusive as possible, with consideration given to the distribution of actor-training opportunities for a diverse student body. No preference is given to actors based upon their class years, and our shows are not “pre-cast.”

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