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. Technical theatre positions for the production of each show are also available. 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.
No audition is required for admission to the theatre major. The major is open to all students.
Climate Play Festival
Auditions for the Climate Play Festival will be taking place on Wednesday, March 28 from 6 to 9 p.m. in Beaumont 301.
Auditions are for the following 10-minute plays (available to read on New Play Exchange via Feinberg Library):
- What a Memory Looks Like by Rachael Carnes
- To You & Me & the Ocean by Melanie Coffey
- oranges by Rachel Lynett
- After Dark by Lavinia Roberts
- The Intervention by Ayesha Siddiqui
- An Umbrella for the End of the World by Julie-Anne Whitney
- Talking Heads on the Television by Kaleb Pecoraro*
- 6.8 by Sarah Tuft**
*Original play conceived of and written by Kaleb Pecoraro
**If you would like to read 6.8, please email Dr. Mefferd Kelty directly.
Roles include: People, animals, planets, and a star.
Performances are 5-8 p.m. on May 5, 2023 in downtown Plattsburgh as part of First Fridays:
- Strand Center for the Arts Gallery
- Chapter One Coffee & Tea
- Old Soul Design Shop
- Lake City Coworking
Auditions will consist of cold readings from the scripts and are open to all SUNY Plattsburgh students, regardless of major or experience.
Dragons Love Tacos Auditions
Auditions for Dragons Love Tacos will be taking place on Tuesday, March 28 from 6 to 9 p.m. in Beaumont 401.
Based on the children’s book by Adam Rubin and Daniel Salmieri, Dragons Love Tacos is about dragons that love tacos, no matter the kind. In fact, if you want dragons to come to your party, you should just serve tacos. Lots of tacos. But beware of the salsa. Salsa and dragons don’t always mix.
This play for young audiences will be performed in fall 2023 with Erika Guay serving as director. Student cast members will be a part of THE305, a three credit class that will meet TR 12:30-1:45 p.m.
Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script and are open to all SUNY Plattsburgh students, regardless of major or experience.