Scripts for all theatre productions are available on the Theatre & Dance student tab on Sakai. For details, please contact the production director. All ethnicities and identities are encouraged to audition and volunteer for roles and assignments throughout the season. If you are interested in being part of the crew for any of the productions, please email JERFriedenberg (firstname.lastname@example.org).
FALL THEATRE EVENTS
Book and Lyric by Anthony Drewe. Music by George Stiles
Based on Hans Christian Andersen’s The Ugly Duckling
Directed by Cindy Gendrich (email@example.com)
Dance Auditions (all): September 4 at 3:30-6:30 PM in Dance Studio D101
Acting/Vocal Auditions (one session only): September 6 at 4-6 PM or 7-9 PM in M308 (upper Scales)
Callbacks: September 7 at 6:30-9:30 PM on the Tedford Main Stage
Performance dates: November 4-6 & 10-13, 2016
Note: Stage Rehearsals start on October 3. All interested in a role should be at dance auditions as well as one of the acting/vocal audition sessions.
Honk! JR. is a heartwarming celebration of being different, and a moving tale of self-discovery. Based on Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Ugly Duckling,” it is sure to delight audiences of all ages with its sparkling wit, unique charm and delightful score.
Presented by the Anthony Aston Players, a student theatre organization
Directed by Jay Buchanan (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Auditions: September 4-5, 2016 at 7pm – 9pm in the Ring Theatre
Callbacks: September 7, 2016 at 8 pm – 10 pm in the Ring Theatre
Performance dates: October 13-15, 2016
Note: Rehearsals start on September 8. Roles for 2 men and 2 women.
Love and sex are like politics: it’s not what you say that matters, still less what you mean, but what you do. Dan rescues Alice. Anna photographs Dan. Larry meets Anna online. Alice rescues Larry. Strangers become lovers and lovers become strangers. A Pinteresque contemporary classic, Closer examines the need, loss, joy, and pain that characterize human relationships, reminding audiences that sometimes as we seek to get close we pull each other apart.
DANCE EVENTS (Both Semesters)
Wake Forest University Dance Company Directed by Nina Lucas (email@example.com)
Tuesday, September 6 at 6pm – 8pm for Modern/Contemporary
Dance Faculty members Christina Soriano and Jessie Laurita-Spanglet
Soriano Rehearsals – Tuesday/Thursday 3:30-5pm
Spanglet Rehearsals – Monday/Wednesday 5-7pm
Wednesday, September 7 at 6pm – 8pm for Jazz
Dance Faculty member Nina Lucas, and visiting guest artist Tina Yarborough
Lucas Rehearsals – Sunday 3-5pm and Thursday 5-6pm
Yarborough Rehearsals – Wednesday 7-9pm
Wednesday, September 7 at 8pm – 9 pm for Tap
Debbie Sayles Rehearsals Wednesdays 5:30-7pm
Thursday, September 8 at 7pm – 9pm for Classical Ballet (Bring your own pointe shoes.)
Dance Faculty Brantly Shapiro and Chris Martin (please bring pointe shoes)
Shapiro/Martin Rehearsals Thursday 7-9pm both studios 204 and D101
Sam Shapiro Rehearsals Fridays 5-7pm
Location: Dance Studio D101 (located behind the Scales Fine Arts Center)
Fall Faculty & Guest Artist Concert performance dates: December 1-4, 2016.
Spring Student Choreographic Concert performance dates: April 20-23, 2017.
Note: Mandatory meeting for all company members: Monday September 19 at 3:30-4:45pm in studio D101. Company members must be enrolled in one technique class during the academic year and maintain 2.0 overall GPA to participate in productions.
SPRING THEATRE EVENTS
Collidescope 3.0: Adventures in Pre- and Post-Racial America
Created and directed by Ping Chong (Guest Director)
Information Session: October 31 at 4:45 PM in the Ring Theatre
Auditions: November 9-10. Ring Theatre at 4:00-7:00 PM
Callbacks: November 11. Ring Theatre at 5:00-7:00 PM
Performances dates: February 10-19, 2017
An equal society that pretends to be beyond bigotry but still practices hatred is not equal. Internationally acclaimed auteur Ping Chong and noted director and dramaturg Talvin Wilks will collaborate with Wake Forest students to develop a theatrical presentation in response to the seemingly perpetual killings of young black men in America. From the Civil War to the Civil Rights Movement, exploring the pre-Revolutionary War era when freedmen and slaves were contemplating their rights in a soon-to-be independent nation, then back to present day, this “kaleidoscope” explores the often tragic history of black and white race relations in America.
To Prepare: Please look over the script and video or previous productions on the TAD Sakai page for a sense of style and content (please email Cheyenne Zuck for access). New scenes are being written to relate more specifically to North Carolina and Wake.
How to Audition: you must sign up for an audition time. Sign up for ONE 1.5 hour slot and plan to be there the full time. Auditions will be conducted as a workshop starting with a group warm-up and allowing students to work with Ping and Talvin collaboratively and individually. Come prepared to move. Call backs are planned for Nov. 11 at 5:00 PM. Please have all of your conflicts ready on the day you audition: we need to know everything that might interfere with rehearsal time now (i.e. labs, weddings, a capella groups, chapter, RA duty, etc.). Sign up here.
Rehearsal Process: Rehearsals begin January 7 (the first day residence halls reopen) so you will need to return early if cast. Rehearsals will be evenings (approximately 6-10 pm) five days a week as well as one rehearsal each weekend. Please do not sign up for anything additional during this blocked off time. If you are in the show, you are dedicating this time to the production. You will get a firm rehearsal schedule at the beginning of the process.
Questions: Contact the stage manager Cheyenne Zuck at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note: Rehearsals will start on January 7.
One-act plays directed by theatre students. Specific directors and productions are selected in the Fall.
Studio Series I Studio Series II
Auditions & Callbacks: TBA Auditions & Callbacks: TBA
Performance dates: February 26-28, 2017 Performance dates: March 19-21, 2017
Macbeth by William Shakespeare
Directed by Brook Davis (email@example.com)
Auditions: December 5, 2016 at 5:30-8:00 PM on the Tedford Main Stage
Callbacks: December 7 2016 at 7:00 PM on the Tedford Main Stage
Performance dates: March 31-April 2 & April 6-9, 2017
A ghost story of madness, greed, and bloodshed.
Auditionees should select 1 of 4 monologues to present for the first day of auditions. You are encourage to select the monologue that speaks to you regardless of age/gender/identity/etc. macbeth-auditions_monologues
For questions or more information, please contact the production director, Brook Davis at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 336-758-5287.
Note: Text work will begin early.