Auditions, Workshops, and Info

Theatre at GV

Twelfth Night

Twelfth Night 2011

Richard III

Richard III 2012

Much Ado About Nothing

Much Ado About Nothing 2013

Theatre at Grand Valley will frequently offer auditions and workshops for upcoming productions. Please look periodically for new information for added auditions, workshops, and events.

Click here for some "Frequently-Asked Questions" about auditioning for shows at GVSU

GVSU Theatre students, check Blackboard for casting calls for film, video, and outside GVSU opportunities!

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FREE WORKSHOP - Friday, November 7, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm in PAC Room 1506

Attend this free workshop presented by The Women of Lockerbie author, Ms. Deborah Brevoort, and learn the ropes of living in New York and play writing!

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My name is Alexia Feier and I am in Kim Roberts' Media Production 2 course.  We are making a 5 minute romance film for our final project.
We are searching for two main characters:

1) The protagonist has severe OCD that challenges him/her as they are trying to ask out the person they love. 
2) The supporting actor/actress is their significant other, who slowly becomes distant as the protagonist's OCD worsens.

I've attached the general script that we have been assigned to work with.  The gender of the talent does not matter.  Please let me know if you can help us out.  Thank you!

Alexia Feier <feiera@mail.gvsu.edu>

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Hello, 

I am Lauren Somers. I am part of a small group of people working on a fiction film project for media production 2. We are in need of some actors and actresses to act in our short film project. 

Attached is the script. It is quite simple. Everyone in the class is required to use the same script but to recreate that script in a different context or genre. The genre of our short is fantasy. 

We are looking for two male actors and one female actress who may be interested in being a part of a fantasy genre piece. 

If you know anyone interested please have them contact me!

Thank you so much!

Producer: Lauren Somers

somersl@mail.gvsu.edu

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Jumps!

Acting is supposed to be all about action and overcoming obstacles, but often times it can be difficult finding these for your character in a script.  Jumps! is a form of dramatic improv that works on stripping away the complications of working on a script, and allows you to experience what acting can be at it's simplest form: overcoming obstacles through action and changing tactics. Participants will be bringing their own characters and stories to the table, working within a simple framework that allows a lot of creativity, but provides enough structure that the actor won't have to feel like they're making up everything by themselves.  If the idea of improv scares you, this is a very simplified version of it that removes a lot of the pressure from actors feeling like they have to be funny or always having to come up with something on the spot.  At it's essence, a Jump! scene is simply actors acting and reacting off of each other within a scenario that will hopefully be rife with dramatic opportunity. 

It's simple to get into, hard to master, but very rewarding all around.  If you are interested, please email Kyle Westmaas at kdm003@aquinas.edu.  The goal right now is to start Sat, Nov 1st, and then hold two more sessions on Sat Nov 8th and 15th.  The sessions would be held late mornings/early afternoon as scheduling allows.  The goal is to have this open to any acting students who have completed Acting 1, but preference will be given to upper-classmen if needed.  Take this opportunity to really stretch yourself and explore what you can be capable of.  It should be a very fun and very rewarding experience.  Look for the attached poster in 1506 or outside the cast room if you'd like to sign up, or, again, email Kyle Westmaas at kdm003@aquinas.edu to show interest or ask any questions.  

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Open auditions for the PS Winter show, Reasons To Be Pretty:

Wed, Dec. 3 from 2pm to 5pm and Thur, Dec. 4 from 7:30 to 9:30pm

Call Backs Dec. 5.

To be held in Room 1506, Performing Arts Center, Allendale Campus

Performance dates are Feb. 13 - 15, 2015

Sign-up at the Louis Armstrong Theatre box office or call 616-331-2300 to reserve an audition slot. Slots are available every 20 minutes. Please memorize a 1 to 2 minute monologue for the audition. Both male and female roles will be cast. Please click here to view the flyer and more information.

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Cincinnati Playhouse Intenrships available. Please click here to see the document and how to apply!

Incoming 2014 Freshmen and Transfer Students, please contact lanejack@gvsu.edu to schedule a tour of our facility and to speak with a professor. We will be more than happy to provide you with some tickets to one of our shows if your schedule allows!

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Current students, please be certain to check the available scholarship, directing, designing, advising, work/study, and many other opportunities.

Check our informational tabs and follow the links to the information. If you are unable to find what you are looking for, please feel to call 616-331-8176. We want to make it as efficient as possible for you to complete your degree and maintain your graduation schedule.

The program is flexible with a strong core of theatre requirements and multiple elective offerings to allow students to pursue their own particular interests. Students can earn a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) or a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree.

Click here for academic information on our Theatre major.

Theatre students study a variety of topics, including:

  • Communication
  • Costume construction
  • Directing
  • History of theatre
  • Improvisation
  • Play analysis
  • Stagecraft
  • Theatre production

Versatility is the single most important factor in obtaining work as a graduate of the drama program. Grand Valley theatre students have successfully completed programs in graduate schools and professional conservatories. They have found work in schools and recreation departments, repertory theatre companies, modern dance companies, and arts organizations as:

  • Administrators
  • Designers
  • Writers
  • Directors
  • Performers
  • Teachers
  • Technicians

Crimes of the Heart

Twelfth Night

Antona Garcia