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All UMD Students Can Audition!

Auditions are open to all UMD students without regard to major. Casting decisions are made solely on the basis of selecting the performer who would best bring a role to life on the stage before an audience.

UMD Theatre Season 2021-2022
Audition, Rehearsal & Performance Dates

ALICE IN WONDERLAND
Based on the book by Lewis Carroll. Adaptation by Jenna Soleo-Shanks
Performed on the grounds of Glensheen Mansion
Performance Dates: September 13-16, 18, 19, 24-25, 2021  (Weeks 3 & 4)
Directed by Jenna Soleo-Shanks

MAXA
Book & Lyrics by Mika Kauffman
Book & Music by Thomas Jacobsen
Performed on Mainstage
Rehearsal Dates: August 30, 2021 – October 13, 2021
Performance Dates: October 14-17, 20-23, 2021 (Weeks 7 & 8)
[participating KCACTF show]
Directed by Naomi Leedahl & Bill Payne

DANCEWORKS 2021
Performed on Mainstage
Cast List
Rehearsal Dates: October 11 – December 1, 2021
Performance Dates: December 2-5, 2021 (Week 14)
(No rehearsals during Fall Break)
Artistic Director: Matthew Wagner

SCHOOL FOR LIES
Written by David Ives
Adapted from Le Misanthrope by Molière
Performed on Mainstage
Cast List 
Rehearsal Dates: November 15, 2021 – February 2, 2022
(No rehearsals during Thanksgiving & Winter Break)
Performance Dates: February 3-6, 9-12, 2022 (Weeks 4 & 5)
Directed by Lauren Roth

FLYING SOLO
One-Person Plays
Written & Performed by current UMD students
Performed in Dudley Experimental Theatre
Audition Dates: Spring 2021
Rehearsal Dates: January 12, 2022 – March 2, 2022
Performance Dates: March 3-5, 15-20, 2022 (Weeks 8 & 9, straddling Spring Break)
Directed by Tom Isbell

PIPPIN
Music & Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
Book by Bob Fosse & Roger O. Hirson
Performed on Mainstage
Audition Dates: October 28-30, 2021
Rehearsal Dates: February 14, 2022 – April 13, 2022
(No rehearsals during Spring Break)
Performance Dates: April 14-16, 20-24, 2022 (Weeks 13 & 14)
Directed by Guest Artist Dennis Johnson
Musical Direction by Thomas Jacobsen
 

Short video of UMD Theatre's September/October 2020 production of Henry V. (credit: David Cowardin, UMD Video Producer)

 

New Play Readings by Student Playwrights
Mondays at 4:30 PM. Contact Tom Isbell for meeting location.

Stage 2 Theatre Company

2021–2022 Dramaturgs
If interested in learning more about Dramaturgy at UMD, please contact Jenna Soleo-Shanks.

College Work-Study
College work-study is available in the Scene Shop, Costume Shop, and Marshall Center.
All Theatre majors who qualify for work-study should work in the Department of Theatre.

Complimentary Ticket Policy
One complimentary ticket is available for each theatre major for each production.
Please check the Box Office.

Theatre Practicum Courses

All Theatre majors are required to successfully complete the following Practicum courses:
     TH 1399 Stagecraft Practicum
     TH 1499 Costume Construction Practicum
     TH 1599 Lighting/Sound Practicum
     TH 1699 Running Crew Practicum

Additionally, all BFA Theatre Majors are required to enroll in a Theatre Practicum course each semester they are enrolled as full-time students. Please visit the Practicum Course Guide for details.

Students cast in a UMD Theatre production should enroll in either TH 1199 Acting Practicum, or TH 3199 Acting Practicum II, depending on the size of the role in which they're cast.

Running Crew Practicum Sign-up

Go to http://www.d.umn.edu/~mharvey/th1699index.html or contact Mark Harvey at [email protected]

Students with prior experience may be eligible to enroll in TH 2399 Production Practicum II, TH 3399 Production Practicum III, TH 3699 Production Management, or TH 4399 Theatre: Special Projects. Check with your academic advisor for details.