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Auditions in Theatre


Open auditions for departmental productions are regularly held for the main stage productions. You do not have to be a theatre major or minor to participate, however you need to be a student at SUNY Plattsburgh.

We also have technical theatre positions for the production 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 Erika Guay for more information.

Prospective students: You do not have to audition to be a major or minor in the theatre program. Apply to SUNY Plattsburgh and once you are accepted to the college you can declare the theatre major/minor. Contact Shawna Mefferd Kelty 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 our social media pages 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 current and future schedule or bring a copy! If you have any questions or concerns about the audition process you should contact the director.

No audition is required for admission to the theatre major. The major is open to all students.

Current Auditions

Audition for "NEFARIOUS: A play created by Kristen Ritter" February 14 and 16 from 6-8:30 p.m. in Hartman Theatre.NEFARIOUS

A Play Created by Kristen Ritter

February 14 & 16 from 6 – 8:30 p.m.
Hartman Theatre, John Myers Building

  • Open to all SUNY Plattsburgh students
  • Auditions will be readings from the script
  • Arrive early to fill out your audition form
  • Eight roles for superheroes and villains!
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