The Program in Theater welcomes all students to audition — including those who have never performed or haven’t performed since the first grade! No experience necessary.

For audition questions, please contact Carmelita Becnel at


January 21, 2019
Play Auditions

2-5 PM
Tilghman Studio, Lewis Arts complex
General auditions for roles in a new piece of theater with music commissioned through the Roger S. Berlind Playwright in Residence program from Afropolitan theater maker Shariffa Ali. Written and composed by Ali along with Joanna Evans.

We welcome you to audition by sharing a monologue or this presentation should be at least 1 minute long and no more than 2 minutes long. If you have sheet music, please bring it, but it’s not necessary. Please be prepared to engage with the creative team who make ask a few questions about your areas of interest in a bid to get to know you better as a collaborator. Most importantly don’t stress, we strive to create an inviting environment where all are welcome. We just want to meet you!

Sign up for a 10-minute audition slot at


Callbacks will follow auditions on January 21 from 6-8 PM



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

Program in Theater & Program in Music Theater: 2018-19 Season


A reading of Foreign Bodies, a new musical by Whitney Mosery ’08, Joshua Williams ’07, and Yve Blake


Mad Dreams, a new musical by R. N. Sandberg and Vince Di Mura that re-imagines Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream in 1961 as the first two black students enroll at the University of Georgia

A four-actor version of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night


A non-traditionally cast performance of Legally Blonde by Laurence O’Keefe, Nell Benjamin and Heather Hach

Women in Comedy festival

Teahouse by Lao She, in collaboration with Princeton Chinese Theatre


Miles Gloriosus, a Roman comedy by Plautus


Sophie Treadwell’s expressionist drama Machinal 


The Tony Award-winning musical Fun Home by Lisa Kron and Jeanine Tesori


A devised work based on the genre of the Choreopoem that addresses the circumstances and issues of black female students at Princeton

A participatory production of The Public Theater’s PublicWorks version of The Odyssey that will involve community members and music


A new translation of Jean Racine’s Phedre

A DIY Festival of Senior Thesis Performances featuring Bria McKenzie, Julia Yu, Ben Diamond, Will Alvarado, Alexandra Paloscz, Chase Hommeyer and Nathan Phan


A new piece of theater with music commissioned through the Roger S. Berlind Playwright in Residence program from Afropolitan theater maker Shariffa Ali. Written and composed by Ali along with Joanna Evans


Throughout the season, there will also be readings of four new plays by seniors Zara Jayant, Tamia Goodman, Max Feldman, Anna Zabel and Katherine Duggan