2017-2018 Auditions

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 (jerf@wfu.edu).  Refer to this page for the latest on Theatre & Dance events including updated audition details or follow us on Facebook (Wake Forest University Theatre & Dance) and Twitter (@WFUtheatre) for updates.  To be added to the TadTalks email group and receive information about theatre or dance related events, send your name and email address to williara@wfu.edu.


FALL THEATRE EVENTS – Auditions held during the Fall semester.

Far Away

By Caryl Churchill

Directed by Cindy Gendrich   (gendricm@wfu.edu)

Auditions:  September 18-19, 2017 in the Ring Theatre.  Time TBD

Callbacks: September 20, 2017 in the Ring Theatre.  Time TBD

Performance dates:  October 27-29 & November 2-5, 2017.

 You’re part of a big movement now to make things better. You can feel proud of that.”

Indoctrination, deceit, love, art, violence, and paranoia. Far Away catapults us through an unsettling dystopian vision created by one of our greatest living playwrights.

Note: Table work on September 25 & 26; Stage rehearsals start on October 2.


A Bright Room Called Day

by Tony Kushner

Presented by the Anthony Aston Players, a student theatre organization

Directed by Eli Bradley   (braded14@wfu.edu)

Auditions:  September 18-19, 2017 in the Ring Theatre.  Time TBD

Callbacks:  September 20, 2017 in the Ring Theatre.  Time TBD

Performance dates:  November 30-December 2, 2017

Socialism, Reaganism, and activism are called into question in Pulitzer Prize Winner, Tony Kushner’s, A Bright Room Called Day. Five artists confront the ghosts of history as the Weimar Republic implodes around them.

Note:  Rehearsals start on September 24.  Roles for 3 men, 5 women, and 1 gender-neutral.


DANCE EVENTS – Auditions held during the Fall semester.

Wake Forest University Dance Company

Directed by Nina Lucas   (lucasnm@wfu.edu)


  • Tuesday, September 5 at 6pm – 8pm for Modern/ContemporaryDance Faculty Jessie Laurita-Spanglet and Guest Artist Amy Love Beasley

    Beasley rehearsals – Tues/Thurs 3:30-5pm

    Laurita-Spanglet rehearsals – Mon/Wed 5-7pm

  • Wednesday, September 6 at 6pm – 8pm for JazzDance Faculty Nina Lucas and Tina Yarborough Liggins

    Lucas rehearsals – Sunday 4-6; Wednesday 4-5:30

    Yarborough Liggins rehearsals – Wednesday 7-9pm

  • Wednesday, September 6 at 8 pm – 9 pm for Tap.  Location:  Scales 204Dance Faculty Debra Sayles

    Rehearsals – Wednesday 5:30-7pm

  • Thursday, September 7 at 7pm – 9pm for Classical Ballet (Bring your own pointe shoes.)Dance Faculty Brantly Shapiro and Chris Martin (please bring pointe shoes)

    Rehearsals Thursday 7-9pm both studios 204 and D101

  • Friday, September 22 at 3:30 pm for Contemporary Ballet  in Dance Studio D101 followed by rehearsal

    Visiting Guest Artist HEATHER MALOY

    Artistic Director, Terpsicorps Dance Theatre

    Rehearsals on September 23rd & 24th, Times and location TBA

Location:  Dance Studio D101 located behind the Scales Fine Arts Center (except where noted)

Fall Faculty & Guest Artist Concert performance dates:  November 16-19, 2017.

Spring Student Choreographic Concert performance dates:  April 26-29, 2018.

 Note: Mandatory meeting for all company members: September 18 at 3:30 pm in the Ring Theatre.  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 – Auditions during the Fall semester.

 Spring Awakening

Book and Lyrics by Steven Sater.  Music by Duncan Sheik

Based on the play by Frank Wedekind

Directed by Sharon Andrews (andrews@wfu.edu)

Auditions & Callbacks: October 4-7.  Times & Location:  TBA

Performance dates:  April 6-8 & April 12-15, 2018

Spring Awakening, Tony, Drama Desk, Grammy award winning rock musical!

Can suppression of natural and innocent adolescent sexuality end in tragedy? Frank Wedekind’s late 19th century play Spring’s Awakening: A Children’s Tragedy renders a heart wrenching yes!  Can sexual urges and forced ignorance blaze their way through rock music? Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater’s 21st century musical adaptation of Wedekind’s play delivers a heart pounding yes! But, inside this deeply moving rock musical can also be found wonderful humor and profound beauty.


 The Adding Machine

by Elmer Rice

Directed by Brook Davis (davisb@wfu.edu)

Auditions & Callbacks:  November 19-20, 2017.  Times and Location:  TBA

Performances dates:  February 16-18 & 22-25, 2018.

“Rice’s play has left its impact on a wide variety of works, from Chaplin’s Modern Times to Tony Kushner’s Angels in America. But what is striking is the bilious inclusiveness of its attack on a machine-driven society that not only exploits its workers, but robs them of their souls.” – The Guardian

Mr. Zero is replaced by an adding machine after 25 years on the job.  There’s a murder trial, the afterlife, and machines . . .machines . . .machines everywhere.  Join us on our highly stylized journey as we celebrate Elmer Rice’s influential expressionistic masterpiece and ponder what it means to be human.

 Note:  Rehearsals will start on January 13th.