Student Auditions


The Programs in Theater and Music Theater welcome students who have never performed, or haven’t performed since the first grade. The theater and music theater programs are emphatically committed to inclusive casting. We also welcome students as participants in all non-performing roles including stage management, design, musicians, backstage run crew and so on.

*Students interested in non-performing roles can also sign up for an audition slot to hold a conversation about their interests with the creative team.

For audition questions, please contact Jane Cox,


MAY 4, 2020: Conversation with Sam Pinkleton

Virtual Conversation on Zoom

Interested in performing or participating in THR/MTD 451 in fall 2020? Meet choreographer/director Sam Pinkleton to find out more!

Join Sam Pinkleton and Theater Director Jane Cox for a conversation about the music theater project for THR 451 in the fall. If the performance happens live and on schedule, it will happen in the Berlind Theatre in early November. If it doesn’t happen that way, it will still be an exciting and meaningful investigation and will “happen” in some format!

The project is not defined yet, but students who might be interested in participating as performers or in the myriad offstage/offscreen opportunities should attend the conversation.

The show can be “taken” for credit as THR 451. The course will meet on Friday afternoons (and other times). Students can participate without taking the course for credit as well, as long as participants can be available for the Friday afternoon time slot.

Sam Pinkleton is a choreographer and director, perhaps best known for his Tony Award-nominated choreography for Nathasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812, as well as choreography for Amelie, Machinal and Soft Power. Sam has also directed many projects (including Runaways in Central Park and a B-52s musical workshop for which Jane Cox designed lighting), and he was in the middle of directing The Rocky Horror Show for A.C.T. in San Francisco when the coronavirus pandemic hit. Sam is interested in creating a truly inclusive space for everyone, challenging ideas of what theater can be and who it is for.

RSVP to to join the conversation on Zoom.



Second floor theater studios at Lewis Arts complex

More information will be available here about student auditions for the upcoming season of productions.



All students are invited to participate in theater offstage as well! Students interested in stage management and run crew or design opportunities should contact Jane Cox at