Auditions are open to all Brandeis students, regardless of racial, cultural, and individual identities. We value diversity in casting. No experience required.

Spring Awakening

Book and Lyrics by Steven Sater, Music by Duncan Sheik
Based on the play by Frank Wedekind
Directed by Pascale Florestal
Saturday Sept. 17, 11am-4pm  (auditions). Please see audition requirements below.
Sunday Sept. 18, 4:30 -7:30pm  (callbacks). All called at top.
  •            4:30-5:30  Dance Call
  •            5:30-7:30  Music and Scene Work

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Please prepare a dramatic monologue of your choice, or choose one of the provided monologues from Spring Awakening Click here for Spring Awakening monologues - choose one. Also prepare 32 bars of a song, or a 1 minute selection of your choice. An accompanist will be provided if you bring sheet music or you can accompany yourself.

Intimacy Director
An Intimacy Director will be present at rehearsals to facilitate specific choreography involving any sort of physical touch. Due to the content of Spring Awakening, performers cast should be prepared to engage in conversations involving varying levels of intimacy, but specifics may be adapted according to the collaborative vision, honoring boundaries and applying a consent-forward artistic approach when identifying these specific moments. 

Conflicts Policy
Students cast in a production with the Department of Theater Arts are expected to attend all rehearsals unless they have an academic conflict.  In general, rehearsals are held weekday evenings and weekend days. Cast members are expected to arrive on time to all rehearsals and performances. At the beginning of the rehearsal process, all academic conflicts must be communicated to the Stage Manager.  Should other conflicts arise, the Stage Manager and the Director have the discretion to decide upon conflict approval on a case-by-case basis, based on the size of the actor’s role, nature of the conflict, and timing in regards to the rehearsal schedule. Tech Week conflicts, other than academic, are not permitted.  While it may be that a weekly schedule is utilized, the Daily Call (your daily specific schedule) will be sent out each night with 24 hours’ notice.

Any questions or concerns regarding the conflict decisions of the Stage Manager and Director should be brought to Dmitry Troyanovsky, Chair of the department (

Covid-19 Pandemic Information
Due to the ongoing uncertain nature of the Covid-19 pandemic, we will proceed with an abundance of empathy and consider anyone's changing situation and how it may affect their ability to participate in this production. The Theater Department's rehearsal protocols will follow the University's policies based on the current Covid color-level status.

Statement of Solidarity
We stand in solidarity with the struggle for racial justice. Our season reflects our goals to challenge discrimination and raise up marginalized voices. We intend to offer shows that challenge, uplift, and move our students and audiences. Please view our solidarity statement. This production seeks a truly diverse and inclusive ensemble of performers who will each play a wide range of different roles and will be cast in a way that celebrates individual identity and is intentional and respectful regarding race, ethnicity, and gender identity.