Department Calendar

Events Schedule – See EVENTS below for details.
     Oct 26-Nov 10: The Mousetrap in the Pardoe Theatre – for tickets and show times click here
     Nov 1-2: Auditions for Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead
     Nov 15: Application to Spring 2019 London Study Abroad Due; Graduation Applications for April Graduation are Due
     Nov 15-17: BYU Final Cut Film Festival – for tickets and showtimes click here
     Nov 16: 8pm, MDT Cabaret at the Wall

Theatre Forum Schedule (Nelke Theatre — 11am, Unless otherwise specified)
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     Oct 25: La Donna Forsgren, Guest Lecturer
     Nov 1: Faith and Works Lecture with Joe Ostraff in the Madsen Recital Hall
     Nov 8: Theatre Education Form with Julia Ashworth
     Nov 15: No Theatre Forum

Mask Club Schedule
     Oct 25: Director Brandon Bringhurst, Inherit the Wind
     Nov 1: Director Kassidy Ludeman, Step on a Crack
     Nov 8: Director Costner Henson, Caucasian Chalk Circle
     Nov 15: Director Arielle Makela, Hamlet

Student Funding/Scholarship Deadlines
     Oct 30: Utah Funding on Undergraduate Research, Click here
     Dec 1: Graduate Studies Mentoring Assistantships, Click here

For university funding opportunities, click here and/or visit  https://financialaid.byu.edu/section/scholarships. For other national scholarships, fellowships, and programs, click here.


EVENTS

The MousetrapTrapped in a local bed and breakfast by a snowstorm, a group of strangers is horrified to learn there is a murderer in their midst. Join us for the longest-running play of the modern era, a tale of suspense and terror that ends as shockingly today as it did in 1952. Agatha’ Christie’s thriller The Mousetrap is coming to the Pardoe Theatre this year! Don’t miss out on tickets to this sure to shocking show from Friday, October 26 to Saturday, November 10. 

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Lore at BYU: Sometimes the truth is more frightening than fiction. Join storyteller Aaron Mahnke and musical guest Chad Lawson for an unforgettable evening of dark, spine-tingling tales – the perfect way to celebrate All Hallows’ Eve in the de Jong Concert Hall at 7:30m. Lore is an award-winning, critically-acclaimed podcast that exposes the darker side of history, exploring the people, places, and things we fear the most. For tickets and showtimes details, click here.


London Study Abroad:
 While the deadline for the Winter 2019 Study Abroad at London Center has passed, the London Theatre Spring Study Abroad in the Spring Term 2019 with Professor Megan Sanborn Jones is still available! Be sure to take advantage of these great opportunities to study in London next year. Application deadline is November 15, 2018.

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Final Cut Submissions: The BYU Final Cut Film Festival is a student-produced, student-created film festival. Over a period of several evenings, we will screen a collection of the best fiction, non-fiction, commercial, and animation films students create here at BYU. Final Cut is sponsored by the BYU Theatre and Media Arts department and the Student Film Association. The purpose of this festival is to encourage all students to create and watch meaningful and creative media. Festival submissions are open to all current BYU students. Submissions were due on Friday, October 19. Selected films will be screened from Thursday, November 15 to Saturday, November 17. Visit byufinalcut.com for more information.

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Applying for Graduation 2018-2019:
To be eligible for participation in graduation ceremonies, you must complete the graduation application process by the following dates:
     September 15 for December graduation (no graduation exercises)
     November 15 for April graduation (graduation exercises)
     February 15 for June graduation (no graduation exercises)
     April 15 for August graduation (graduation exercises)
*Students who apply after the deadline dates will need to contact
their college advisement center to be considered for graduation.*
Undergraduate Students
To apply for graduation, you must:
1. Decide on a graduation date, based on when you will finish your coursework and requirements.
2. Have an active ecclesiastical endorsement that covers your graduation date.
a. Check your endorsement status here.
b. Update your endorsement here.
3. Fill out the online graduation application.
4. Pay a one-time $15.00 fee which is charged to your student account.
5. Contact your individual college advisement center to finish applying for graduation.
6. Pay all outstanding charges on your account
*Read more detailed instructions here.*

Theatre Season 2018-2019
The 2018-19 BYU Theatre season has been announced! Fall semester theatre season productions will include: The World’s Strongest Librarian, The Mousetrap, and Radium Girls. Dates for all productions can be found online at byutheatre.byu.edu.

For non-BYU events in the area, see events in the area.


DEPARTMENT AUDITIONS

Comedy of Errors: Come join BYU in the production of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, a comedic response to Shakespeare’s Hamlet. Auditions will be held on Thursday, November 1 and Friday, November 2. To sign up for an audition, click here.

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Interested in working with BYU Media Arts student filmmakers? Volunteer to be an actor, art designer, etc. and get involved with student capstone films at http://film.byu.edu/?page_id=3531.


AUDITIONS IN THE AREA

CallBoard
If you haven’t already, we invite you to create a profile with CallBoard. This program was created by BYU students to help you find local auditions and actors for your projects. CallBoard is now recognized as the largest database of Utah Actors and Utah Auditions. We think this will be a great resource for all of our students. Actor accounts are only $10/year. This grants you access to all of the local auditions and upload your resume/headshot so that directors can contact you directly and Director accounts are Free. Our goal is to help you as a student connect with those in the industry by finding work both in the department and outside of BYU. Create an account as soon as possible with the link below. To create account, click here. The current list of Utah auditions, click here.

Wasatch Theatre Company
Wasatch Theatre Company. Under the direction of Jim Martin and musical direction of Ann Puzey. Wasatch Continues their 21st season (full of regional premieres) with Hands on a Hard Body by Doug Wright, Trey Anastasio, and Amanda Green. Based on the real-life “Hands on a Hard Body Contest,” chronicled in the 1997 documentary Hands on a Hardbody, this musical tells the story of a small-town Texas endurance contest, where the contestant who keeps their hands on a truck the longest, gets to keep the truck. There are roles for 10 women and 6 men of varying ages, ethnicities, and body shapes. Auditions are Saturday, October 27th from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. with callbacks on November 3rd from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Performance dates are February 8th – 23rd, 2019. Auditions (and performances) will take place at the WTC performance space at The Gateway, 126 South 400 West. Because good theatre is important! Click here to set up an audition time. Those auditioning will be asked to sing 16 bars of anything in the style of bluegrass, country, or gospel. No lead sheets. Actors will earn a stipend of $20.00 a performance. Those auditioning are welcome to read copies of the script on the day of auditions (October 27th between 1:00 and 5:00 p.m.). Those who are invited to callbacks will also have an opportunity to read the script on that day.

On Pitch Performing Arts
Come Join us at OPPA!  and play one of your Dream Roles in AIDA! Auditions will be November 7th from 6:00-9:00pm and callbacks will be November 10th from 10am – 12pm. Ages 8 and up. Please come to your audition with the following: 1) A song that is 16 bars (NO LONGER than 30 seconds) of a Broadway Style Musical. Please bring your music on an IPOD or Music Player. NO ACCOMPANIST Will be provided, 2) A headshot, please bring a picture if you don’t have a headshot, and 3) Please bring ALL conflicts! Rehearsals start November 17th and will generally run Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday Nights and Saturday Mornings. We may double cast depending on conflicts. For more information and to sign up for an audition, click here.

Utah Children’s Theater
The Utah Children’s Theater in South Salt Lake City is a community theater that caters to young audiences and their families. This year they will be playing Charlotte’s Web  A stipend is available for actors 18+. Auditions will be held Utah Children’s Theatre STUDIOS: 3601 S State Street SLC, UT 84115 (Building to the north of the main theatre). Auditions will be held on Saturday, November 10th, 9:00am to 12:30pm (please sign up for an audition time below) Please click here to sign up for an audition time. Please make sure to bring a headshot and resume to the audition. Kids ages 8 to 18; Women ages 18 to 60; Men ages 18 to 70. Will be held by invitation the week in the evening.

The Egyptian Theatre
The Egyptian Theatre announces auditions for it’s annual: Park City Holiday Spectacular and Sing-A-Long! Auditions will be held on Saturday November 11th from 1pm-3pm at the Theatre – 328 Main Street, Park City Utah. (*Video submissions also accepted – email them to amber@parkcityshows.com by November 11th.) We are looking for all kinds of different talents, ages, and performances – all must be holiday-themed. Please try and audition with the holiday selection you would like to perform.  If your selection is already taken we will help you find something else. Performance dates are:
Friday, December 14th; Saturday, December 15th at 7:30pm; and Sunday, December 16th at 6pm. Each participant will receive 4 complimentary tickets to the night of their choice and a $50 Egyptian Theatre Gift Card. Performers will be chosen to perform 1 – 2 nights either Friday & Sunday or Saturday & Sunday.  We are shortening the length of the show and have one date less this year so we will unfortunately have to be very selective.
Email amber@parkcityshows.com to sign up for a 5 minute time slot on November 11th 1pm-3pm.

American Fork Community Theater

American Fork Community Theater is excited to announce auditions for our spring production of, “Footloose,” directed by Beth Bruner. Auditions will be held on Wednesday, November 14 and Thursday, November 15 from 6-9pm. Callbacks will be held by invitation only on November 17th from 10:00- 2:00. Dancing will take place at callbacks only. More details to follow after auditions. Auditions will be held at the American Fork Arts Institute: 53 West Main Street, American Fork. Those who audition should bring a hard copy of a theatrical resume and a photograph (the photograph does not have to be a formal head shot). Please prepare a 1-minute monologue that reflects the character you are auditioning for (not from “Footloose”). If you want to join with a partner and bring a 2-minute memorized scene instead, that is also acceptable, however individual songs are requested. Those who audition are also asked to prepare to sing 18- 32 bars of a Broadway song in the style of the show. We will have an accompanist there but you can also bring your own MP3 or cds. Plugins for MP3 players or phones/pads will be provided. NO A CAPPELLA singing, please. If you bring a pre-recorded track, please find the karaoke or minus track without singing. We want to hear your voice, NOT the voice of the artist who recorded the song. If you are absolutely not able to attend auditions or callbacks, video auditions will be accepted until November 15th at midnight.

For more non-departmental auditions, see auditions in the area.

For more auditions and workshops, inside and outside of Utah County, visit backstageutah.comutahactors.ning.com, and utah.my-callboard.com.


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