Auditions for the main stage season productions are open to all students. Auditions are typically held at the beginning of fall quarter for the fall production and at the end of the preceding quarter for the winter and spring productions.
Audition information and instructions for individual productions are posted on the website and sent out to all theater majors and minors via email. If you are a non-major interested in receiving audition announcements via email, please contact email@example.com 206-296-5360
NORA: A DOLL'S HOUSE is a modern re-telling of a classic tale. In the classic 1879 A DOLL'S HOUSE, written by Henrik Ibsen, Nora does the unthinkable and leaves her husband and three children. In this new adaptation by Stef Smith three different Noras, set in three different time periods (1918, 1968, and 2018), contemplate their options during eras when radical shifts were taking place in women's rights. Ultimately, we are left to wonder whether these Noras have any more agency over their lives than did their predecessor.
Auditions will be held on March 6th, with callbacks on the 7th.
Read through/Table work - March 13th
Rehearsal Period - March 27th - April 30th
Technical Rehearsals - May 1st - May 9th
Performances - May 10th - May 21st (Show times TBA)
For the auditions, please prepare a short monologue if you have one. If you don't, we will provide you with text from the script to read. No experience necessary to audition. We are looking for a cast of 7 actors.
Nora 1, 2, 3 (played by three different actors) -- a young woman in either 1918, 1968, or 2018, strives to be the ideal wife to Thomas, a stay-at-home mom with three children, passionate, funny, full of life, and struggling to live up to social norms and double standards, with anxiety, depression and addiction to sugar, alcohol, or valium and shopping.
Christine (1, 2, 3 played by the same actor) -- a girlhood friend of Nora, in either 1918, 1968, or 2018, widowed and single, struggling financially, practical, wise, warm; was formerly involved with Nathan, loves Nora.
Thomas (1,2,3 played by the same actor) -- Nora’s husband, a conventional, conservative man focused on making money and advancing his career at the bank, excited by a recent promotion, loves Nora as a plaything, a sexual doll, quick to anger, judgmental, and condescending, sometimes without realizing it.
Nathan (1,2,3 played by the same actor) -- a school friend and employee of Thomas at the bank, widowed with children, struggling to provide for them; jealous of Thomas, desperate and determined.
Daniel (1,2,3 played by the same actor) -- a single well to do doctor, a man who is friend to Thomas and Nora, and is secretly in love with Nora. He reveals to Nora that he is terminally ill.
Content advisory: This play contains strong language, references to trauma, self-harm, sexual exploitation and abuse, and addiction.
If you have any questions, or would like to read a copy of the script, please contact Janet Hayatshahi or Amiya Brown.
Acting Chair, Performing Arts and Arts Leadership
Director, Arts Leadership
Director of Arts Programming