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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 2022-2023
Audition, Rehearsal & Performance Dates

MAIN STREET
Based on the book by Sinclair Lewis. Adaptation by Tom Isbell

Performed on Mainstage

Audition Dates: April 25-26, 2022

Rehearsal Dates: August 22, 2022 – September 29, 2022

Performance Dates: September 30 – October 2; October 5-8 (Weeks 5 & 6)

Directed by Tom Isbell

STUPID F#%*ING BIRD
Written by Aaron Posner

Performed in Dudley Experimental Theatre

Audition Dates: September 3-4-5 (Labor Day weekend)

Rehearsal Dates: September 19-November 3 [Note: no rehearsal 10/27 & 10/28 for Fall Break, begin tech Saturday 10/29]

Performance Dates: November 4-6, 8-12, 2022 (Weeks 11 & 12)

[participating KCACTF show]

Directed by Lauren Roth

MAINSTAGE DANCE CONCERT
Performed on Mainstage

Audition Dates: September 3-4-5 (Labor Day weekend)
 

Rehearsal Dates:
October 17-December 1 [Tech begins either Saturday, November 26 or Sunday November 27]

Performance Dates: December 2-4, 2022 (Week 14)

(No rehearsals during Fall Break)

Artistic Director: Rebecca Katz Harwood

TWELFTH NIGHT
Written by William Shakespeare

Performed on Mainstage

Audition Dates: September 3-4-5 (Labor Day weekend)
 

Rehearsal Dates: November 14, 2022 - February 2, 2023

(No rehearsals during Thanksgiving & Winter Break)

Performance Dates: February 3-5, 8-11, 2023 (Weeks 4 & 5)

Directed by Jenna Soleo-Shanks

 SILENT SKY
Written by Lauren Gunderson

Performed in Dudley Experimental Theatre

Audition Dates: November 18-20, 2022

Rehearsal Dates: January 23, 2023 – March 2, 2023

Performance Dates: March 3-4, 14-19, 2023 (Weeks 8 & 9, straddling Spring Break)

Directed by Guest Director

SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN
Screenplay by Betty Comden and Adolph Green

Songs by Nacio Herb Brown and Arthur Freed

Performed on Mainstage

Audition Dates: November 18-20, 2022

Rehearsal Dates: February 13 - April 13, 2023

(No rehearsals during Spring Break)

Performance Dates: April 14-16, 19-22, 2023 (Weeks 13 & 14)

Musical Direction by Thomas Jacobsen

Directed by Matthew Wagner

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

2022–2023 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 for directions to enroll in TH 1699 Running Crew Practicum.

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.