Professionals Weekend

January 19-20, 2019

Professionals Weekend is Theatre & Dance's on-campus chance to seek out and be considered for summer and touring work with professional theatre companies from the region. All non-Theatre & Dance majors (and all non-UM students) are required to pay a $40 registration fee in order to participate in Professionals Weekend. If you are interested in auditioning and attending design/tech interviews, the fee is $60. Online registration will open in early December. Please check back!

Acting auditions will begin between 8A and 9A on Saturday, January 19, in the Masquer Theatre of the PARTV Center. Actors should check in with the Stage Management Team in the PARTV Lobby immediately upon arrival. Actors should prepare a TWO- or TWO-AND-A-HALF-MINUTE audition: two contrasting monologues totaling no more than two minutes, plus a 30-second song if they choose. Actors should bring sheet music IN THE KEY IT SHOULD BE PLAYED. A piano accompanist will be provided. No CDs, tapes, or singing a cappella will be allowed. An actor’s audition time will begin immediately after their introduction. The monologues should be one comedic and one dramatic; at least one must be contemporary. Shakespeare is encouraged but not required. The monologues should total no more than two minutes long.

From 12:15-1P, there will be a dance callback for selected actors with choreography that will be taught at that time. Actors should bring movement clothes and jazz or character shoes.

Individual company callbacks will begin at 1:15P, at 2P, or at 3:30P. Actors called back for specific companies will have the opportunity to schedule individual appointments over the lunch break.

All actors will be required to provide a current headshot and resume electronically to Erin no later than Monday, January 14, 2018. Copies to be distributed to all companies will be organized by Professionals Weekend Stage Managers.

Design/Technology portfolio reviews will begin at 9A on Sunday, January 20, in the University Center. Participants will present a flat portfolio (DIGITAL PORTFOLIOS CANNOT BE SUPPORTED) in a 10-minute session with three different rooms of professionals. Each session will consist of a five-minute presentation of the flat portfolio, followed by a five-minute Q&A-style interview. Each participant should bring 20 copies of his/her current resume for distribution.

Companies

Check back often ... the list of invited companies will be posted soon; it will be noted when companies confirm their attendance!

Schedule

Saturday, Jan. 19: REGISTRATION RECOMMENDED BEFORE JANUARY 7, 2019
*specific start time TBD based on registration*

7:30A - Company Registration, Seminar Room (PARTV)
8A-noon - Acting Auditions, Masquer Theatre (PARTV)
12:15-1P - Dance Callbacks, Masquer Theatre (PARTV)
1:15-5P - Callbacks (various locations in PARTV, Education, & McGill) 

Saturday, Jan. 19: OPEN TO ATTENDING COMPANIES AND THEATRE & DANCE FACULTY/STAFF
5:30-7P - Reception, Private Dining Room of Finn & Porter @ Doubletree Hotel (100 Madison, 59802)

Sunday, Jan. 20: REGISTRATION RECOMMENDED BEFORE JANUARY 7, 2019
*specific start time TBD based on registration*

9A-1P - Portfolio Reviews, University Center (UC 331/332/333)