Auditions: Spring 2022 Play Reading Series

A person peers over a book titled "New Works"

This series features new works from Western students and alumni that will be directed by a guest director. We'll read ten plays over the course of three weekends.

The series will include one full length play, an evening two of one-act plays, and an evening of ten minute plays. Each play reading will be performed twice during the series. We'll read live on stage Old Main Theater,  and we'll be livestreaming the readings.

NOTE: The productions of The 2022 New Works Series and Men on Boats do not have rehearsal/performance conflicts, so students are welcome and encouraged to audition for both productions.

Audition information

Zoom auditions are scheduled for Tuesday, February 22 from 6 to 10 p.m.

Callbacks are scheduled for Thursday, February 24 from 5 to 10 p.m. on Zoom.

For this audition we would like folks to tell a story. You will also be asked to cold read from one of the plays. The auditions will be led by Faculty Directing Mentor Mark Kuntz and a team of assistant directors.

Proof of vaccination required

Since the readings are live and in person we are requiring that the cast and crew be vaccinated and provide proof. Please read and follow all registration instructions. You won't be able to submit the audition registration without uploading proof of vaccination.


Each play/collection of plays will have 1-2 rehearsals via Zoom. The final schedule is TBA, but will fall somewhere in this time frame: February 28 through April 19.

Technical Rehearsals

Each play/collection of plays will have 1-2 tech rehearsals in person (Old Main Theater).

The tech rehearsal dates are:

  • April 6 and 7
  • April 13 and 14
  • April 20 and 21


Each play/collection of plays will have 2 performances over the course of a weekend:

  • April 8 and 9: Evening of Ten-Minute Plays
  • April 15 and 16: Evening of One-Acts
  • April 22 and 23: Full-length play

About the plays

Ten-Minute Plays (April 8 and 9)

  • "How to Get There" by Austin Denton
  • "In Your Eyes" by Owen Paznokas
  • "Moving Day" by Jessi Pitts
  • "Page Four" by Joe Moore

*There will be three more ten minute plays and those titles will be announced at a later date.

One Act Plays (April 15 and 16)

  • "Con-Veiled" by Ejay Amor
  • "Gimme A Sign" by W. Barnett Marcus

Full Length Play (April 22 and 23)

"Slievenamon" by Brighid Leonard

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