Open auditions are held twice each fall semester for the main stage productions. You do not have to be a theatre major or minor to participate, just a student at SUNY Plattsburgh.

We also have technical theatre positions for the construction of each show. Whether it be building the set, running lights, make-up or costume construction, you can participate in many ways. Contact Ben Wright or Marie Barber for more information.

Prospective Students: You do not have to audition to be a major or minor in the theatre program. Just apply to SUNY Plattsburgh and once you are accepted to the college you can declare the theatre major/minor. Contact Kim Hartshorn (518-564-2478) for any questions or to make an appointment to tour the department.

When are auditions?

Auditions are usually held during the first week of the Fall semester and the second week of November. Be sure to check your daily digest and look for signage around Myers for current audition announcements. Check out our Facebook page for more up-to-the-minute announcements.

What happens at an audition?

Auditions are the process for a director to find the cast members for a production. Often our auditions are “open,” meaning that everyone shows up at a given time and everyone participates in “cold readings.” Sometimes our auditions are “closed” meaning that you sign up for a specific time and present a prepared monologue or song. Each audition is different, so make sure to check the announcement for details!

No matter what, you should always show up in comfortable, neat clothing that you can move in. Keep your hair out of your face and remove any hats. Please refrain from bringing food or drinks (besides bottled water). Please know your schedule or bring a copy! If you have any questions or concerns about the audition process you should contact the director.

Questions, Comments, Suggestions?

If you would like more information about the theatre program at SUNY Plattsburgh, please contact

W. Kim Hartshorn, Chairperson
Office: Myers Fine Arts 124B
Phone: (518) 564-2478