Show Auditions

Auditions for Fall Semester 2022-2023

If you're looking for information about auditioning into the Department, visit our Admission page

We will be holding in-person auditions for two productions:

Miami Moves, A collection of movement pieces
Auditions Monday, August 29, 7-11 p.m. in Gates-Abegglen Theatre, Center for the Performing Arts
Angel's Trumpet, A drama
Auditions Wednesday, August 31, 7-11 p.m. in Studio 88, Center for the Performing Arts

Auditions for MUT Productions are always open to any Miami student. We encourage students of any race, gender, body type, physical ability, gender representation, and experience in theatre to audition. Theatre is for everyone!

Students cast will earn an experiential learning credit, THE 200A.

Please check back here for information about how to sign up for an audition time. We hope to have that posted by August 15.

About Angel's Trumpet

The turbulent relationship between Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald is encapsulated in a meeting with Zelda's psychiatrist. Scott, suspicious of the doctor's relationship with his wife, and on the verge of a breakdown himself, demands that Zelda assume her role of wife and mother and that her literary ambitions be diagnosed as evidence of her escalating mental deterioration. While the psychiatrist attempts to mediate, the couple square off against each other using as weapons the events of their past, present, and eventually their projected future.

Read a copy through King Library (log in with MUId credentials) >

Content Warnings:  Domestic Violence, Use of Physical Restraint, Self-harm alongside mental breakdowns, and Alcoholism.

Character Breakdown

Before auditioning, please take time to consider your boundaries and if they fit within this particular production.

Although Zelda and Scott Fitzgerald are historically white, we are open to these characters being played by anyone regardless of race

  • ZELDA SAYRE FITZGERALD (female-presenting): Based on the real wife of F. Scott Fitzgerald. A woman of 33 years, Zelda is an artist; a trained dancer, a brilliant painter, and at the time of this play a published author of her book Save Me the Waltz. She is thoughtful, sarcastic, and passionate above all else. She was diagnosed with schizophrenia during her lifetime, although her diagnosis has been and continues to be debated. The use of physical restraint in this play is used against her.
  • FRANCIS SCOTT KEY FITZGERALD (male-presenting): Based on the real man, author of The Great Gatsby, among other works. A man of 36 years, Scott is quick to anger and interrogative. He holds himself to a very high standard as a very successful author and is driven by his desire for normalcy within his family. 
  • DR ̇ MICHAEL RENTON (male-presenting): Zelda’s psychiatrist who is in his early 30's, Dr. Renton is often at the disposal of whoever is paying his check which keeps him in a conflicting position with helping his patient. He is intelligent and observant, but easy to manipulate. 
  • MISS LAHEURSA An older, mysterious woman who, as the stenographer, transcribes and records the meeting. She says almost nothing and is ignored by the men for the entirety of the meeting. But still captures everything that happens within the room. 

Time Commitment

  • Rehearsal Period: Mondays-Fridays September 26 - October 20, 7–10 p.m.
  • Technical Rehearsals: Friday, October 21, 6 - 11 p.m., Saturday, October 22, 12 noon - 10:00 p.m
  • Dress Rehearsals: Monday, October 24, 6 - 11 p.m.; Tuesday, October 25, 6 - 11 p.m.
  • Performances: Wednesday, October 26 - Saturday, October 29 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, October 30 at 2 p.m. Call times will be no more than 90 minutes prior to curtain, and cast will be part of strike following the October 30 performance.

The play will be performed in Studio 88, Miami University's black box theatre in the Center for Performing Arts.

Questions: Contact director Charlotte Perez

About Miami Moves!

Character Breakdown

Roles and performers are not limited by gender identity, ethnicity, physical ability, or body type.

Time Commitment

  • Rehearsal Period: TBD
  • Technical Rehearsals: TBD
  • Dress Rehearsals: Monday, November 14th and Tuesday, November 15 6-11 p.m. 
  • Performances: Wednesday-Saturday, November 16 - 20 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, November 21 at 2 p.m. Call times will be no more than 90 minutes prior to curtain, and cast will be part of strike following the November 21 performance.

Questions: Contact director Ashley Goos

General Tips

For in-person auditions

Non-majors: if you are unable to prepare auditions, we will have cold readings available

Theatre majors and music theatre minors MUST have their materials memorized!

Come with your audition form filled out (pick one up on the callboard in the CPA)

Don’t wear flip-flops or sandals. Avoid heels.

Don’t wear “workout” clothes (sweats, t-shirts) unless specifically asked to wear clothing you can move in.

When it's your time to audition, introduce yourself and the pieces you will be doing.

What To Prepare

For Angel's Trumpet

  • A contemporary dramatic monologue, no longer than 2 minutes. 

  • CALLBACKS will be held in person Thursday, September 1, 6-10 p.m.

For Miami Moves:

  • More information coming as pieces are selected
  • CALLBACKS will be held in person Tuesday, August 30, 6-10 p.m.