Auditions

All of our auditions are open to the public. You do not need to be affiliated with UAF to take part in our productions!

The Shape of Things by Neil LaBute, directed by Rachel Blackwell

Auditions: Saturday, November 19, 2022 afternoon.  Performances being late February.  There will be light table work started before the Holiday break; but no rehearsals over Thanksgiving or Solstice / New Year breaks.
Play Description from the publisher

How far would you go for love? For art? What would you be willing to change? What price might you pay? Such are the painful questions explored by Neil LaBute in THE SHAPE OF THINGS. A young student drifts into an ever-changing relationship with an art major while his best friends' engagement crumbles, so unleashing a drama that peels back the skin of two modern-day relationships.

Production Info

Cast: 4 total (2 female, 2 male) - character descriptions, sides, coming soon.

Full Length Drama (about 110 minutes)
More information coming soon.

 

TUMYARAQ-QAA written and directed by Kavelina Torres 

Who: Theatre & Film UAF

Where: Theatre 101 ("Green Room") on UAF's main campus. (directions)

When:  We're currently accepting online submissions!  Information for that is here.  filming will begin this semester.  Live performances will be in the Spring.

Theatre & Film UAF is pleased to announce open auditions for its Mainstage production, TUMYARAQ-QAA by Kavelina Torres 

This pilot TV project will be recorded in segments beginning in October 2022. 

Further Auditions will be scheduled soon.

  1. Read and prepare script sides whice are available here. (Small file size,  5-page PDF)
  2. An easy-to-print 2-page pdf of these descriptions is avaialble here.

THE PREMISE:

Despite being pressed into service to run the spaceship Tumyaraq-qaa in a last ditch effort to save their people, who're in stasis pods in the hold, an Inuit crew does their best to search for a new home but the universe isn't as friendly as they thought.

THE ROLES:
Actors of all ethnicities and gender identities are encouraged to audition. 

An easy-to-print 2-page pdf of these descriptions is avaialble here.

The Captain Ellalluk (female) 20-45 — a cavalier hands off kind of leader, frequently unsure of herself, always trying to perfect her leadership skills with the latest corporate jargon and business theory. Loves speeches. (Ellalluk means ‘rain’)
Captain of the Tumyaraq-qaa

1st Mate Atauciiq (male) 30-50 — the first mate. A bit of a stickler for paperwork and procedure. Will not proceed until the proper paperwork has been filled out or the captain directly orders him - even with imminent danger. Frequently called ‘#2’ by the Captain, this only serves to make him more rigid. (Atauciiq means ’S/he is the first’)
1st Mate. Military to the bone.

Navigator Naaq (female) 20-45 — a math whiz and will drop everything to over explain the math of the navigation equations. Frequently adds extra maneuvers just to illustrate her math proofs.
Navigator who Really loves math

Communications Officer Kaigtua (male) 20-40 — a player who loves his reflection. He will date anyone and anything. He had a relationship with the blueberry pie dispenser down on level three but they broke up because it was making him fat. (Kaigtua means ‘I am hungry’)
Communications. A definite primp and preener.

The Tribal Doctor Suupaaq (Trans) 20-45 (married to Doctor Yuungcarista) — Suupaaq is still deciding on their pronouns. Uses everything to relate to the spirit world. Once s/he/they saw spirals in the dust on level nine and thought that meant they had to rid the ship of nine people. It was shaky going for a bit. Mutiny was a definite possibility until the doctor sedated her/him/them. Their relationship has never been the same. Navigation explained the spirals were sympathetic vibration. (Suupaaq means ‘soup’)
Tribal/spiritual Doctor. Everything can be fixed with a blessing. AK Native.

The Medical Doctor Yuungcarista (female) 20-45 — this doctor has missed her calling. When not in direct conflict with Dr. Suupaaq — this doctor is a little more than overly doctory. For a scrape, she might bandage you up to your eyeballs. For a splinter she may rush you into the operating theater to put you under general anesthesia. Some crew members would rather treat themselves than have her (s)mother them. (Yuungcarista means ‘doctor’)
Medical doctor. Cool, confident. All is right with the Universe when she’s doctoring someone. AK Native.

Engineer Tekitua (male) 20-30 — always wanted to be an action hero or stunt person. At every opportunity and at every entrance he slides, summersaults or swings into the room. For him it’s about needing to perform a heroic stunt to prove his mettle. He fixes the engines and anything else but grumbles about it because the crew can’t seem to look at his stunt work as worthy in addition to his mechanic duties. (Tekitua means ‘I have arrived!’)
Athletic. Mechanic/Engineer. Wants to be a stuntman.

General (male) 40-60 — stuffy, used to getting their way, gruff.

Tax Drone 20-80 — literal tax drone/robot? Someone dress as a cyborg? Very rigid and task oriented
Tax Code is Law. Tax Code is Religion. Tax Code is Life. Everything flows from Tax Code.

Squad Leader — military. Sings the cadences.

Squad — answers as a unit to the squad leader. 4-8 members.  18-45 Calls cadence and marches

Parts person (male) 20-50 — go between, small time criminal. Two bit hustler.

World Leaders are from real and imagined countries. They are posh, expensive (looking) and snazzy dressers. NOT JUST WESTERN.  Sex and age are flexible.
World Leader 1
World Leader 2
World Leader 3
World Leader 4
World Leader 5

Special call for submissions!

Audition for Tumyaraq-qaa 

Is laughter a part of your world? Are you Alaska Native, Hawaiian, or Native American? Do you participate in yurartuq (Alaska Native dancing) or Alaska Native Olympics? Would you like to be a part of the first Sci-fi Alaska Native comedy in film? 

If any one of these questions fit you, please come join our cast as we journey to the stars! 
WE NEED YOU!

Our Alaska Native written and directed hilarious pilot, Tumyaraq-qaa, needs actors! 

You're invited to AUDITION for "Tumyaraq-qaa", an Alaska Native Indigenous-in-space comedic adventure. This 30 minute pilot script was written by Kavelina Torres, Indigenous Media Assistant Professor, Department of Theatre and Film at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.

This pilot TV project will be recorded in segments beginning in October 2022 in Fairbanks, Alaska.

We are looking for our Alaska Native bridge crew:
  • Captain Ellalluk - female 
  • Communications Officer Kaigtua (Yup'ik) - A player with the ladies
  • Navigation Officer Naaq - female, mathing the math is so fun
  • Dr. Yuuncarista (Yup'ik) - partner to Suupaq
  • Engineer and Mechanic Tekitua - an Athletic person 
  • Atauciiq - the first mate
Come show us your laughs! Tell us a joke or a funny story. Record it with your phone and upload it to youtube (private link) or google drive. Then share the link with us. 
Audition tapes will be reviewed in the order received. We may want to schedule a meeting with you in person or via zoom afterwards.  These are unpaid positions (but may lead to fame and fortune later, right, Quannah?)
 Quyana! Mahsi'choo! Anibaase! Gunalchéesh! Thank you! 

Special call for submissions!

Audition for Tumyaraq-qaa 

Is laughter a part of your world? Are you Alaska Native, Hawaiian, or Native American? Do you participate in yurartuq (Alaska Native dancing) or Alaska Native Olympics? Would you like to be a part of the first Sci-fi Alaska Native comedy in film? 

If any one of these questions fit you, please come join our cast as we journey to the stars! 
WE NEED YOU!

Our Alaska Native written and directed hilarious pilot, Tumyaraq-qaa, needs actors! 

You're invited to AUDITION for "Tumyaraq-qaa", an Alaska Native Indigenous-in-space comedic adventure. This 30 minute pilot script was written by Kavelina Torres, Indigenous Media Assistant Professor, Department of Theatre and Film at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.

This pilot TV project will be recorded in segments beginning in October 2022 in Fairbanks, Alaska.

We are looking for our Alaska Native bridge crew:
  • Captain Ellalluk - female 
  • Communications Officer Kaigtua (Yup'ik) - A player with the ladies
  • Navigation Officer Naaq - female, mathing the math is so fun
  • Dr. Yuuncarista (Yup'ik) - partner to Suupaq
  • Engineer and Mechanic Tekitua - an Athletic person 
  • Atauciiq - the first mate
Come show us your laughs! Tell us a joke or a funny story. Record it with your phone and upload it to youtube (private link) or google drive. Then share the link with us. 
Audition tapes will be reviewed in the order received. We may want to schedule a meeting with you in person or via zoom afterwards.  These are unpaid positions (but may lead to fame and fortune later, right, Quannah?)
 Quyana! Mahsi'choo! Anibaase! Gunalchéesh! Thank you! 
Image of the Callboard
Theatre and Film Callboard

The callboard is located in the Theatre wing of the Fine Arts building on UAF's main campus. From the Great Hall, face the Salisbury Theatre. To your left is a hallway (between the Salisbury and the Concert Hall). Go down the stairs. The callboard will be at the bottom of the stairs on your right.