What's New

FALL 2016

Welcoming Reception for Students New to the Department
Wednesday, September 7th, 2016, 6:30-7:00 pm 
Janet Kinghorn Bernhard Theater
Lobby
Do you love to perform, write, construct scenery or design? The Theater Department welcomes all students to be part of a bigger story. You don’t have to be a Theater major or minor. You don’t even have to be in a Theater course. Current Theater Dept. students & faculty welcome you to this informal (yet informative!) pre-Department Meeting reception. Meet and greet, get info, and ask questions. This is a great chance to learn how you can get involved in Skidmore Theater! Find out how you can act or do other work on our productions. There are opportunities for eveyone and all are welcome.

Theater Departmental Meeting
Wednesday, September 7th, 2016, 7:00-8:00 pm 
Mainstage Theater - Janet Kinghorn Bernhard Theater

Open to everyone interested in working in the theater and learning about the Department. If this includes you, you are strongly advised to attend this meeting.  You will meet the theater faculty, staff and other students involved in theater.  Departmental requirements, courses offered, the Skidmore Theater Company, and the lab production program will be explained.  The directors of this semester's productions will discuss their productions and casting requirements. This is where you sign-up for auditions, find out about working in the Department, and place your name on a wait-list for closed theater courses.

Audition Workshop - The Blackbox Studio Theater
Wednesday, September 7th, 2016, directly following Theater Meeting (about 8:00 pm)
This is an important opportunity for anyone who has never auditioned here before to learn about how our process works. Suggestions and guidelines about appropriate procedures will be discussed. Student who participated in Theater Pre-Orientation need not attend.

Theater Auditions
Seniors & Juniors
- Thursday, September 8th, 6:30 -11:00 pm
Sophomores & First Year Students - Friday, September 9th, 6:30 -11:00 pm
Blackbox Studio Theater  -  Janet Kinghorn Bernhard Theater
General auditions for all of Skidmore Theater’s Fall productions.
Auditions are open to everyone, and new students are frequently cast.
Sign-ups for auditions will begin on Wednesday, September 7th, immediately following our 7pm Department Meeting. ALL actors should prepare the following - limited to 4 minutes:
A contemporary monologue in his or herage range. This should be 1-2 minutes.
8-16 bars of a song (no more than 30 seconds) to be performed without accompaniment.
*If you speak a language other than English, please perform your song, second monologue or poetry in another language.

CALL BACKS
Sat. & Sun., September 10th & 11th, 2016

A list of actors who are called back for our Department Seminar productions will be posted in the JKB Theater lobby on the call board near the elevator shortly after the completion of auditions on Friday, September 9th (about midnight). If your name is on any of the lists, you must initial it. Instructions about the time and place for the call-backs will also be posted. Actors who are not called back for these productions and actors who are not cast in these productions are eligible for the Studio Lab call backs will be on Monday, Sept. 12 and New Works call backs on Tuesday, Sept. 13, both from 6:30-11pm. Cast lists for the seminar productions and information on workshop call-backs will be posted in the JKB Theater lobby on Sunday evening at 6:00pm (on the grey doors near the elevator).

Fall Productions 

Skidmore Theater auditions are open to all students, not just Theater majors or minors. As always, we encourage actors of all types and backgrounds to audition. Our casting is typically non-traditional in that we often cast against assumptions about gender and race and we strive to be both diverse and inclusive in our casting. Our rehearsals are usually held between the hours of 7:00pm and 11:00pm on eith Sunday through Thursday or Monday through Thursday. Studetns who are cast in productions are generally called for the early part of each rehearsal and then only as required.
Our Black Box production and out Mainstage productions both begin rehearsals at the beginning of the second week of classes. Workshop productions rehearsal for three week prior to performances.

Sign-ups for auditions will begin on Wednesday, September 7th, immediately following our 7:00pm Semester Opening Theater Meeting in the JKB Theater.

ALL actors should prepare the following - limited to 4 minutes:
a. A contemporary monologue in their age range. This should be 1-2 minutes.
b. 8-16 bars of a song (no more than 30 seconds) to be performed without accompaniment.

Skidmore Theater Company Meeting
Friday, September 9th, 2:30 - 4:00 p.m.
Mainstage Theater
Janet Kinghorn Bernhard Theater
This is the Theater Company’s first meeting, led by Technical Director/Production Manager, Jared Klein.
The opportunity to sign-up for technical crews (lights, set, sound, and costumes) and management staff (Box Office, Visuals, Photography, Ad Sales, Publicity, Newsletter, etc.) will be explained.