The University of Toledo Department of Theatre and Film will hold two sets of auditions this fall.
The first auditions, for the play “The Pillowman,” will be held Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 22-23.
The second set will be for the musical “Into the Woods” and will be held Tuesday and Wednesday, Nov. 13-14.
All auditions will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Center for Performing Arts Studio Theatre.
Auditions are open to everyone, including members of the community. Cast members do not need to be UT students. Parking is free during the auditions.
For the play auditions, participants should prepare a one-minute monologue that must be memorized. For the musical, they must prepare a theatre song.
Scripts are available for a 24-hour loan period and are in the department office. Sign-up sheets and audition forms are posted on the production call board near the dressing rooms in the Center for Performing Arts. Audition forms can be filled out in advance, but they must be brought to the audition. Additional audition forms will be available the evening of tryouts.
Performances for “The Pillowman” will be held Feb. 1-10. Performances for the “Into the Woods” are April 5-20. Rehearsal schedules will be determined after the shows are cast.
Written by Martin McDonagh, “The Pillowman” will be directed by Quincy Joyner, UT assistant lecturer of theatre. The play is about a fiction writer who is interrogated by police because the content of his stories is horrifyingly similar to a string of recent child murders.
“Into the Woods” will be directed by Dr. Edmund Lingan, UT professor and chair of theatre. Based on the book by James Lapine, the production features music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. Four fictional characters are taken out of their fairy tale stories and given the chance to make their deepest wishes come true. The characters find themselves on a quest that somehow becomes intertwined with the other characters’ journeys.