Theatre Auditions

Unified Theatre Auditions for Fall 2019

Medea and By the Way, Meet Vera Stark will hold combined auditions for the Fall 2019 semester. All SU students are welcome to audition! (For further information regarding these plays, see below.)

Auditions are Tuesday, August 27th @ 7:00 p.m. in the Black Box Theatre, immediately following the Department Welcome meeting.

 Please prepare a monologue (no more than 90 seconds) from a dramatic play written since 1950.

Additionally, please bring TWO copies of your completed audition form, (Download the Audition Form).

Callbacks will be held on Wednesday, August 28th @ 7:00 p.m.

It is highly recommended that you read both plays before coming to auditions; scripts are available for check-out in the theatre office, Fulton Hall Room 100.

Euripides Poster Photo


In Ben Power’s raw, starkly eloquent update to Euripides’ great ancient tragedy, Medea is a woman discarded: a foreigner brought to a misogynistic, bigoted society and left to live in filth. Cornered like a caged animal, she exacts an horrific revenge and destroys everything she holds dear. The play challenges us to consider “How can there ever be any ending but this?”

Roles for approximately 12 actors. Seeking a diverse cast of any and all ethnic, racial, and gender identities.

If you have questions, please contact Professor Matt Saltzberg, director of Medea, at


Vera Stark Poster Photo

"By the Way, Meet Vera Stark"

While working as a maid for an aging starlet, an African American actress attempts to break into 1930s Hollywood. Seventy years later, her ground-breaking film and controversial career are re-discovered by academics seeking the spotlight. Two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lynn Nottage examines race, fame and identity in her 2011 send-up of screwball comedies and scholarly ambitions.

In addition to the required monologue (see above), women should prepare 16 bars — and no more than 16 bars — of either a popular song or a song from a musical (an accompanist will be provided).

Female:    Three (3) African-American; one (1) Caucasian
Male:        One (1) African-America; two (2) Caucasian

If you have questions, please contact Professor Robert Smith, director of By the Way, Meet Vera Stark, at