All of our auditions are open to the public. You do not need to be affiliated with UAF to take part in our productions!
Who: Theatre & Film UAF
Where: Lee H. Salisbury Theatre on UAF's main campus. (directions)
When: Saturday, Jan. 15, 2022 Performances: March 25 - April 10
Theatre & Film UAF is pleased to announce open auditions for its Spring Mainstage production, Seminar by Theresa Rebeck directed by Tom Robenolt
10:30am-Noon: auditioners should prepare a contemporary comedic monologue. There will be a sign-up sheet for 3-minute slots posted on the callboard by 223 Fine Arts. If you're unable to sign up in person, please contact Director Tom Robenolt by email or call 907-474-6590 to arrange a time.
Callbacks will be 1:00pm-3:00pm. All actors should be avaialble for that time for cold readings and scene work.
Due to Covid restrictions and University of Alaska Fairbanks Covid policy, all actors and crew will be required to wear masks for rehearsals up to tech week. All actors must be vaccinated and show their vaccination card in order to be cast.
Set in present-day New York City, Seminar follows four young writers — Kate, Martin, Douglas, and Izzy — and their professor, Leonard. Each student has paid Leonard $5,000 for a ten-week writing seminar to be held in Kate's Upper West Side apartment. As tensions arise and romance falls, they clash over their writing, their relations, and their futures.
AUDITION INSTRUCTIONS: 10:30am-Noon: auditioners should prepare a contemporary comedic monologue. There will be a sign-up sheet for 3-minute slots posted on the callboard by 223 Fine Arts. If you're unable to sign up in person, please contact Director Tom Robenolt by email or call 907-474-6590 to arrange a time.
Fairbanks community members and UAF students are encouraged to audition.
Actors should read the full script and audition sides which are available in digital form only, please contact Tom Robenolt at firstname.lastname@example.org or 474-6590.
REHEARSALS: Rehearsals will be Tuesdays-Fridays, from 5pm to 8pm.. Times are flexible, and not all of the cast members will have to be at every rehearsal. Rehearsals will become more rigorous, complex, and demanding of time as we approach opening night.
PERFORMANCES: Friday March 25, April 1 and 8; Saturday March 26, April 2 and 9; Sundays, April 3 and 10.
Actors of all ethnicities and gender identities are encouraged to audition. From the director: "Actors are encouraged to have a memorized comedic monologue no longer than 2 minutes in length. Actors will be asked to write down which roles in which they are interested or which role or roles they would accept."
The characters in Seminar are as follows:
Leonard - M, 40s-50s) Charismatic, fierce, brilliant, complicated, celebrity writing teacher;
he takes no prisoners. Leonard deftly shreds the egos of his students; he’s contemptuous
of much around him yet he appreciates beauty and honest writing. Past caring what
people think of him, he is haunted by self-loathing.
Martin - (M, 20s) Middle-class, definitely not privileged and has a chip on his shoulder because of that; reluctant to have his writing critiqued in the seminar; uses his acerbic wit as his defense and, not surprisingly, is very sensitive. Martin is tortured by the accomplishments of his colleagues, failing both professionally and financially but convinced he’s a writer that deserves to make it in the world.
Douglas - (M, 20s) The most successful of the four students and, not coincidentally, best connected; he can actually write, but is constantly accused of “name dropping.” He ranges from insufferable to surprising dimensional over the course of the play.
Izzy - (F, 20s) The requisite sexpot, opportunistic, and confident; deemed a good writer from the beginning, she is at the center of the group’s romantic conflicts. Even though she is beautiful she doesn’t suffer from “pretty girl syndrome” – she knows what she wants and she’ll get it.
Kate - (F, 20s) The child of affluent New Yorkers, Kate is a defensive, prickly feminist; she’s been working on the same short story for years, ever since she received praise for it at college. She has survivor skills born of her intelligence, not her privilege.
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.
Please complete an "Audition Information Form" and bring it with you to your audition. Blank forms will be available at the Theatre.