Auditions for Fall 2022 productions of The Thanksgiving Play and Pippin at the Department of Theatre and Dance are now open!


If you are interested in auditioning for the following titles, please follow the instructions below.
All auditions at Auburn University are OPEN CALL.


The Thanksgiving Play

A Staged Reading

Directed by Chase Bringardner

October 27 - 30, 2022



Music and Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz

Book by Roger O. Hirson

Directed by Ashley Butler

Music Direction by James Mablin

Choreography by Jeri Dickey

November 10 - 18, 2022


Auditions will be submitted digitally by 5pm on Friday, August 12th and callbacks will begin at 6pm in person on Wed, August 17th (The Thanksgiving Play) and Thurs, August 18th (Pippin)  All current BFA students are required to audition. 


Audition Requirement - The Thanksgiving Play: 

A contemporary comedic or dramatic monologue not to exceed 90 seconds. 


Audition Requirement - Pippin:

 A contemporary comedic or dramatic monologue not to exceed 90 seconds. 


A song in the style of Pippin (1970s rock musical), but NOT from the show itself. Your song should be from a theatrical musical, not a pop song. Please provide your own accompaniment. Do not sing acapella. Either a full-length song or a cut is fine. 


Dance Chorus Audition - Pippin: 

Pippin is a heavy dance show. Callbacks will include a dance call. We may potentially cast some dancers who don’t sing. If you are interested in only dancing in the show (not playing a named role or singing), please be sure to answer that question on the audition form. If we do decide to audition non-singing dancers, that will happen on callback night. 

You do not need to submit a monologue and song if you are only auditioning for the Dance Chorus. Please still complete the rest of the survey.  All requirements for BFA majors remain in effect. 


Those auditioning for both productions may utilize the same monologue submission for both auditions.


Consider choosing material that will allow you to demonstrate some contrast over the course of your audition — let us see both some humor and some non-comedic moments.


To complete your audition, please visit the following link to complete an audition form:


Once you have submitted the audition form, instructions about how to submit your videos files will be provided which will include a link to upload your videos. 


You must complete both of these tasks (completing the form and uploading your video) by 5pm on Friday, August 12th to be considered as auditioning.



Callbacks will take place in person at the Telfair Peet Theater at 6pm on Wed, August 17th (The Thanksgiving Play) and Thurs, August 18th (Pippin)



Please let us know if you are unable to make the callback night due to scheduling. Once all submitted audition videos and forms are reviewed, a callback list will go out to everyone that auditioned and will include the information needed to complete callbacks.


We want to be sure no audition is overlooked during this process. To ensure this, we will be sending out confirmations once we have received all portions of your audition. If you do not receive a confirmation email within 2 business days of completing your audition requirements (both completing the form and uploading your video), please reach out to the so that this can be addressed.


As a recap, to complete your audition, you must complete BOTH of the following items by 5pm on Friday, August 12th:

  1. ALL: Complete an audition form

  1. Upload your video to the link provided at the end of the form. Also found here: 
  2. Those auditioning should prepare a contemporary comedic or dramatic monologue not to exceed 90 seconds.
  3. If you do not receive a confirmation email within 2 business days of submitting both portions of your audition, please email to confirm your materials have been received.

Last Updated: August 10, 2022