Spring 2022

University Theatre Open Call Auditions

Wednesday, November 3, 2021, 5:30 pm – 8:30 p.m.
Room 209, Murphy Hall

Production to be cast:

Measure for Measure
by William Shakespeare
Directed by Gabriel Vega Weissman
February 25, 26, 27*, March 4, 5, 6*, 2022
Casting Information/Character Breakdown

How to register:

Audition sign-up (via acceptd) - You will need to create a free profile on acceptd if you do not already have one. Choose "Spring 2022: Audition Registration" from the drop-down menu and follow all the prompts to register and choose an audition time. Registrations are scheduled to open on Wednesday, October 13, 2021.

Students must attend open call and are strongly encouraged to prepare memorized audition material. (Contact Jim Dick at if you cannot make it to open call to discuss possible alternate arrangements). 

What to prepare:

  • Please prepare at least 8 lines, up to 1 full minute of a Shakespearean monologue
  • The director may ask you to repeat your piece with adjustments
  • If you are not able to prepare a piece, please choose a piece from those posted in Audition Files to read at open call

All of Shakespeare's works are free to view online at The Complete Works of William Shakespeare and many other sites.


Invited callbacks will be held November 4 & 5, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. in Room 209. Callback lists will be posted each morning on this page and in the Murphy Green Room.

KU Opera Auditions

Friday, November 5, 2021, 4:00 p.m.
Room TBA, Murphy Hall

Production to be cast:

H.M.S. Pinafore
by W.S. Gilbert & Arthur Sullivan
Directed by John Stephens
April 29, May 1*, 3, 5, 2022

Theatre & Dance students are invited to audition for singing roles in H.M.S Pinafore, a co-production of the University Theatre and KU Opera. In particular, they are interested in finding a strong actor to portray Sir Joseph Porter. More information on how to audition will be posted when available.

University Dance Company Auditions:

Thursday, December 2, 2021 & Saturday, Februrary 5, 2022
Room 242, Robinson Center

For information on dance auditions visit UDC Auditions.

Jayhawk Performance Lab

Jayhawk Performance Lab (JPL) is a student-produced performance series featuring work that is created and curated by students. They are currently looking for students to produce and create content for the Spring 2022 JPL festival and are hoping to have a combination of students from both Theatre and Dance. Visit Jayhawk Performance Lab for more information.

If you have any questions about auditions or about using the Acceptd platform, please contact Jim Dick at

Join Us!

University Theatre auditions are open to all students of every major. We welcome and encourage students of all races, ethnicities, genders, sexualities, and abilities to audition.