The Theater Department will be holding open auditions for the fall 2020 productions directed by faculty and directing students.

the summoning of everyman

by anonymous
adapted by Sarah Frankel ’21

Monday 17 August through Wednesday 19 August

Auditions will be conducted via Zoom

Casting 5 women, 6 men, and 4 gender neutral roles. Those auditioning should reading the working script of the play. Here is a link to the Everyman script: Everyman working script -Sarah Frankel

To make an appointment for an audition, please contact the production’s Stage Manager, Sarah Orttung, at

For more information about the production and the audition process, please contact the production’s Director, Sarah Frankel, at

Please fill out an audition form. Here is the link:

The performance dates: All virtual, live streaming on October 1, 2, and 3, 2020 at 7:30 p.m.


 Emma! A Pop Musical

Book and Concept by ERic Price; Based on the novel by
featuring “the hit songs of legendary girl groups and iconic female singers           from the supremes to katy perry
Directed by Professor Mary Jo Lodge

More information can be found here:

Casting: 5 singing roles for women (all are mezzo/belters, with some requiring higher belts than others); 3 smaller non-singing roles for women; 2 singing roles for me (one baritone and one tenor); and, 2 featured non-singing roles for men. Non-binary actors can self select as to which roles they wish to be seen for.

Links: YouTube audition tracks for the women and tracks for the male audition songs, as well as PDFs of audition materials for non-singers (read only the highlighted portions) can be found here:

To Audition: Record a video of yourself singing along to one of the tracks and/or reading the text. Song lyrics can be found via a web search. Videos should not exceed one minute, so choose a portion of the song to sing. Be sure to identify yourself in your video. You may sing OR read in your initial audition, but you may not do both. Those interested in playing Jeff (baritone) should sing, “Things I’ll Never Say” (Avril Lavigne). Those interested in playing Frankie (tenor) should sing, “Heartbreaker” (Pat Benetar). Men may choose to sing with the vocal line track (or not). Those interested in playing Emma should sing “Roar” (Katy Perry) and those interested in playing Harriet should sing “Brave” (Sara Barrielles).

VIDEOS ARE DUE BY SEPT. 1st AT 5:00 p.m.

Submit all videos, along with your audition information and conflicts, via the Google form linked here:

Emma!: A Pop Musical will run October 22nd– 24th on Zoom. You must be available for all performances. In order to avoid conflicts, we will rehearse mostly in the daytime until the earlier theater productions of Much Ado and Everyman end in early October. Those in acting-only roles will not be regularly needed until early October. All cast and crew positions are open, except for stage manager, and academic credit can be earned for major roles onstage and off.

Questions or for more information, contact Prof. Mary Jo Lodge

via e-mail at


Production and Technical Crews

The Theater Department is seeking students interested in joining the Technical Crew for our exciting fall productions of Everyman, Emma, You Are There! and The Man Who Came to Dinner.
All positions are volunteer or are available for course credit via THTR 121 Practicum. For course credit, an add/drop form must be filled out and approved by the Department Head.

If interested in participating or if you have any questions, please contact:
Alexander Owens at