The Program in Theater will hold auditions for shows in the upcoming 2018 – 2019 season on October 8-10.

No experience necessary. We especially welcome students who have never performed, or haven’t performed since the first grade!

For audition questions, please contact Carmelita Becnel at PLEASE NOTE:  If you are unavailable for any of these time slots, please contact Robert N. Sandberg at


October 8 + 10, 2018
Play Auditions

4:30-9 PM
Second floor rehearsal studios, Lewis Arts complex
General auditions for remaining roles in spring semester plays including Katie Duggan’s new play, Choreopoem, Halfway Home, Phedre

Info on an untitled thesis play by Katie Duggan:  
A new play about American history, memory, and the ghosts of the past. A protest about a statue in a small town disrupts planned celebrations of the colonial founder and forces residents to acknowledge the historical erasures of a place where ghosts — both metaphorical and literal — still roam. This play, written by Katie Duggan ’19 and advised by Nathan Davis, will have a workshop/staged reading during January reading period, directed by Awoye Timpo.

Sign up for a 10-minute audition slot at For the play auditions, students should prepare up to 1 minute of text or of a monolog to perform, or choose a monolog from those posted on the audition site. You may also audition with text provided at the auditions. Please find audition materials at

October 9 + 10, 2018
Musical Auditions

4:30-9 PM
Second floor rehearsal studios, Lewis Arts complex
General auditions for remaining roles in spring semester musicals including The Odyssey and a new commissioned musical written and composed by Shariffa and Joanna Evans.

Sign up for a 10-minute audition slot at Students should prepare 16-32 bars of music, or no more than 1 minute and 30 seconds of a song they wish to sing. If you have sheet music, please bring it, but it’s not necessary. We just want to hear you sing! Please find audition materials at

Auditions are open to all students; no experience required. The theater program is emphatically committed to inclusive casting. Students of all backgrounds and levels of experience are encouraged to participate in theater making.


Callbacks for these shows will be held separately by show.

Friday, October 12 from 4:30-6 PM // Godfrey Kerr Studio — The Odyssey

Friday, October 12 from 6-7:30 PM // Godfrey Kerr Studio — new commissioned musical

Friday, October 12 from 7-10 PM // Roberts Dance Studio — Choreopoem

Friday, October 12 from 7:30-10 PM // Godfrey Kerr Studio — The Odyssey

Saturday, October 13 from 2-5 PM // Godfrey Kerr Studio — Phedre


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