Auditions, Job & Acting Opportunities, Deadlines

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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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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Auditions:    Performance Studio Series: Bethany, running Oct. 19 - 21 and The Women of Lockerbie running Nov. 7 - 16.

September 12 from 4pm to 6pm and September 13 from 2pm to 5pm. Sign-up for an audition slot by stopping by or calling the Louis Armstrong Theatre box office (616-331-2300!

Deborah Brevoort’s

THE WOMEN OF LOCKERBIE

And the PS Series’ show,

BETHANY by Laura Marks

Room 1506 PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

Friday, Sept. 12, 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 13, 2:00 – 5:00 p.m.

DETAILS

  • ROLES FOR FOR BOTH PERFORMANCES
  • OPPORTUNITIES FOR BACKSTAGE ASSISTANCE
  • CASTING OPEN TO ALL STUDENTS REGARDLESS OF MAJOR
  • ACADEMIC CREDIT FOR ACTING OR BACKSTAGE WORK
  • REHEARSALS WEEKDAY and WEEKEND EVENINGS
  • 7 PERFORMANCES FOR THE WOMEN OF LOCKERBIE, Nov. 7-16
  • 4 PERFORMANCES FOR BETHANY, Oct. 19-21

AUDITION PROCEDURES

  1. Attend auditions for either Friday or Saturday by signing up at the Louis Armstrong Theatre box office in person or by calling 616-331-2300.
  2. Present 1-2 minutes of a memorized monolog. May include read “cold” from the play’s scenes that we’ll give you.
  3. Attend final casting “callbacks” on Sunday, 9-14, if invited.

> Copies of the play for advance reading are available online from GVSU library’s e-reserve service.

> Pick an audition monolog to prepare from any of the library’s monolog books:     on the library homepage, search the catalog for “audition monologues”

> Read about auditioning tips on the GVSU Theatre website:        http://www.gvsu.edu/theatre (click on “Auditions & Deadlines”)

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Linklater Vocal Workshop: Sept 13 and Sept 14 from 11am to 2pm in PAC Room 1506. Sign-up at the Louis Armstrong Theatre box office or call 616-331-2300! Hosted by students Chad Marriott and Cody Robison. Space is limited so don't delay!

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Paul Riopelle's "Bridging the Gap" workshop will be held Monday, Sept. 29, from 6pm to 8pm in PAC Louis Armstrong Theatre. Sign up sheets now available with limited capacity! Stop by the box office or call 616-331-2330 to reserve a spot!

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Tony Simotes' Fight Workshop sign up sheets are ready at the Louis Armstrong Theatre box office! VERY limited space to participate so do NOT delay. It will be held Sunday, Sept. 28 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm in PAC Room 1506. Stop by or call the Louis Armstrong Theatre box office!

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Auditions:  GVSU Opera Theatre production of Company will be held Friday, September 19, from 3:30 to 8pm in PAC1401. Sign up for an audition slot outside the Music Office in the PAC.

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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