Theater

Auditions

THEATER PROGRAM AUDITIONS

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 cbecnel@princeton.edu.

AUDITIONS + INTERVIEWS

Monday, April 15 + Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Early Auditions + Interviews for HILDEGARD
4:30 – 8:30 PM
Tilghman Studio, Lewis Arts complex

HILDEGARD
A new musical in development
Book by ETHAN KRUPP
Music by DAVYD REDDYK
Directed by ELIZABETH SWANSON ’12

Hildegard spans the latter 40 years of the life of Hildegard of Bingen. This 12th-century abbess and someday-saint was a composer, philosopher, visionary, and pre-Reformation reformer. Our musical tells her story through her own music, remixed and reworked into modern pop arrangements. Act I explores the Christian concept of suffering as the three parts of the Holy Trinity narrate (and intercede in) Hildegard’s journey towards composing the world’s first recorded musical drama. Act II explores faith and justice as Hildegard attempts to reform the Roman Catholic Church from within.

Students who are cast in or who are assisting the creative team on this project will be given early on-campus housing and PAW points for food for the duration of the workshop from September 1-10, 2019.

AUDITION + INTERVIEW DETAILS:

Students interested to sing in the project should bring in 16 bars of music from their own songbook as well as 16 bars from Hildegard. We may ask students to sight read a piece of music in the room.

Students interested in assisting on this project should also sign up for and attend an audition slot in order to have a conversation/interview with the creative team. We will take up to two non-performing students as general assistants to the creative team on the project; at least one of these students should have real musical knowledge.

Signup for 10-minute time slots here:  http://tinyurl.com/hildegardsignup

Audition sides/song materials: https://tinyurl.com/hildegardauditions

 


OFFSTAGE

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

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

SEPTEMBER

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


OCTOBER

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


NOVEMBER

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


DECEMBER

Miles Gloriosus, a Roman comedy by Plautus


JANUARY

Sophie Treadwell’s expressionist drama Machinal 

Reading of a new play, Disposable Ghosts, by Katie Duggan


FEBRUARY

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


MARCH

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


APRIL

A new translation of Jean Racine’s Phedre

Halfway Home, a new play by senior Zara Jayant

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


MAY

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 and Avi Amon

Readings of new plays by seniors Tamia Goodman and Anna Zabel