Audition Notice: Spring 2018 Productions

Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017 | 5:30-8:30 p.m.

  • Sign up for an audition slot on the Redbud Theater Callboard.
  • Please bring a resume and headshot for each audition.
  • Callbacks will be held Thursday, Dec. 7th from 4-8pm, location TBA.
Posters for upcoming TWU productions The Long Christmas Ride Home and The Skin of Our Teeth

The Long Christmas Ride Home

By Paula Vogel, Directed by Dr. Noah Lelek

Feb. 21-25, 2018

Auditions held in the Redbud Theater

Please prepare 1-2 minute contemporary, narration monologue (should have multiple characters, more than one (1) voice and can be from a novel), AND a 30 second puppet movement piece (clear beginning, middle and end with no text). Puppets will available to check out from the costume shop (Rm. 220) beginning Dec. 4th in one (1) hour increments and must stay in the Redbud Theater Complex. Callbacks will consist of readings from the script and actors will be placed in groups after auditions to prepare for callbacks.

The Long Christmas Ride Home is a one-act full-length play by American playwright Paula Vogel that was first performed in 2003. It dramatizes a road trip by two parents and their three young children to visit grandparents for the Christmas holiday, and the emotional turmoil that they undergo. A significant element of the production schema is a Western, contemporary employment of bunraku, an ancient form of Japanese puppetry.

Characters: 3m, 3f, 3 puppeteers

The Skin of Our Teeth

By Thornton Wilder, Directed by Dr. Patrick Bynane

Apr. 18-22, 2018

Auditions held in the Rehearsal Hall, Rm. 204

Please prepare a 1-2 min. contemporary monologue, dramatic or comedic. Callbacks will consist of readings from the script.

George and Maggie Antrobus live a seemingly perfect life in suburban Excelsior, New Jersey, along with their children, Henry and Gladys, and their maid, Sabrina. Little do they know that the Ice Age is upon them, the Floods are coming, and War is on the horizon. The story of the Antrobus’ journey through time is the story of mankind: surviving disaster by the skin of their teeth. The Antrobus’ weather heat waves and deep freezes, pestilence, plague, dozens of wars and even more depressions, and -- through it all -- they keep moving forward. An allegory for the inspiring journey of the “Ancient and Honorable Order of Mammals, Subdivision Humans,” Thornton Wilder’s Pulitzer Prize-winning The Skin of Our Teeth is a moving, hilarious, absurd tribute to the “indestructibility of humanity.”

Characters: 15 actors

Audition for Admission to the Theatre Program

Auditions for admission into the Theatre Program and scholarships for new/transfer students will be held at the North Texas Drama Auditions at Collin College in Plano and Texas Thespians Festival at the Gaylord Texan Resort in Grapevine. These recruiting events will be held Nov. 16-19, 2017. If you are not participating in these events, please contact us at to schedule an audition and/or interview with one of our advisors.