Spring 2021 Unified Auditions
The Mason Players offer Unified Show Auditions each semester.
Casting is open to all full-time degree-seeking Mason students, regardless of major, with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5. Auditions for productions will be available until January 27, 2021. This fall, we had the opportunity to explore new theatrical experiences. This spring, all of productions will be broadcast online through Mason Arts At Home. As in previous years, on-time attendance for rehearsals and performances is required. However, all rehearsals will be conducted virtually Eastern Time. Your availability for rehearsal and performance is determined by conflicts you list on this form. Any additional conflicts are subject to prior approval by the Director and the Production Manager. In addition to rehearsing online, you will need to be able to connect to the internet and you may be asked to record your part of the productions from your location. A technical survey of your equipment will follow. If you do not have the equipment, efforts will be made to get the necessary equipment into your hands.
Once you have indicated your interest by submitting this form, you will be directed a Blackboard Organization where you can place a link to a video audition submission of your monologue. These monologues should be 90 seconds in length and be contemporary pieces. Screen captures or photos of you taken during the audition, rehearsal, or performance process may be used by the School of Theater and George Mason University for promotional purposes.
To be considered for any of these shows, please submit this form by 1/26/2021 11:59pm and place your monologue submission by 1/27/21 11:59pm.
Contact the Theater Office with any questions.
Spring 2021 online, Mason Arts at Home
A play about race, intimacy and Detroit, Michigan. The play chronicles one Friday night in the lives of three Black and Jewish couples, all based on one real family.
Solomon- male, Black, late-twenties
Sophie- female, White/Jewish, late-twenties
Noah- male, White/Jewish, late-twenties
Susan, female, Black and passing as white in the 1970's Detroit
Maya, female, White/Jewish, late-twenties
Julia- female or genderqueer, Black, late-twenties
Suffering from a profound sense of disappointment after her 40th birthday, Sonia flees her family and goes on a binge of prescription Zoloft and greasy chimichangas. Sonia’s rebellious daughter Jackie and her best friend Penelope hatch a plan to lure Sonia back home, while their fathers struggle with a secret association of their own. This irreverent story examines the search for happiness and the mysteries of sexuality through the eyes of two brazen teenagers.
Sonia Martinez: Adult (40 yrs), Latina, depressed, having a midlife crisis, Jackie’s mother
Penelope Lopez: Teenage girl (16 yrs), Latina, older than Jackie by a year so
Jackie Martinez: Teenage girl (15 yrs), Latina, tomboy
Alejandro Lopez: Adult (38 yrs) Latino, Good looking, metrosexual, type A, Penelope’s father
Ricardo Martinez: Middle Age (45 yrs), Latino, burnt out, Jackie’s father
Actors should show proficiency in Spanish in their monologue submissions. Actors should be aware this play portrays sexual content and drug usage.
What does it mean to be connected? How has technology, from the telephone to social media, changed our relationships? The high-tech revolution changed our lives for the better, right? New pathways, or new interruptions? Are You There? is a series of short plays exploring connection, intimacy, and what it means to be together.
A diverse cast of 18 actors to include at least:
1 black, female identifying actor
2 black male identifying actors
1 white male identifying actor
1 white female identifying actor
2 male identifying actors of any ethnicity
4 or more female identifying actors of any ethnicity
7 actors of any gender and ethnicity
Actors will be double cast in various roles across the vignettes.
This international 10-minute play exchange is a recurring component of the Mason Players’ season. Mason students perform staged readings of plays written by student playwrights from around the world, and have their own work read by those international students. 1001 Plays engages its international playwrights in real time through live video-chat technology.
At this time, plays are to be determined. If you are interested in being considered, please list this production on your audition form. Your monologue submission will be reviewed for 1001 Plays at a later date.