AUDITIONS FOR Spring 2021 (updated)

BROADWAY ON STAGE (musical cabaret)


THE SHAKESPEARE PROJECT (selections from Shakespeare’s works

The American Southwest Theatre Company (ASTC) at New Mexico State University Theatre Arts announces auditions for its spring 2021 productions Broadway Onstage, directed by Lisa Hermanson & Christa Fredrickson, and  The Shakespeare Project, directed by Michael Wise (and possibly others).

Tentative rehearsal dates:

Broadway Onnstage – January 24th – March 20 / Shakespeare Project March 14 – May 11

Due to COVID restrictions both of these productions are designed to be presented ONLINE.

Auditions will be via TAPED/RECORDED AUDITION submissions.

Videos should be uploaded to a viewing website such as Youtube.

Performers can fill out a AUDITION FORM and SUBMIT THE LINK TO THEIR VIDEOS by going to the site below.  PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR FORM/VIDEO LINK BY 10am SATURDAY, JAN. 23RD!

Here is the link to the audition form and video submission:

Requirements: Record yourself doing;

One SHAKESPEARE monologue/speech/sonnet (one minute, approx. in length)

AND 16 bars of a contemporary/musical theatre style  SONG (about 30 seconds)

No roles for any production have been pre-cast, and roles span all ages.

For more information, See the NMSU Theatre website or call Mike Wise, Production Coordinator, at 646-5418.



Fall 2020 Audition Format:

Your initial audition for Fall 2020 productions will be a self-taped video that should include a 1-minute contemporary monologue. If you are interested in a singing role, your audition submission should also include 16 bars of both an uptempo song and a ballad.

Submission Deadline:

Send the link to your audition no later than Monday 8/24/2020 to the following directors: 

When Are Callbacks?

In-person call-backs as needed will take place on Wednesday, 8/26 in and outside at the ASNMSU Center for the Arts, between 5pm and 8pm. 

Fall 2020 Performance Projects

Our Fall performance projects include:

  • Letters to the Future: Directed by Wil Kilroy, this is an original devised piece based on current events and actor insights.
  • The Place Where We Stand: Directed by Larissa Lury, this is an original devised piece to be performed outdoors by taking the audience on a journey through the NMSU campus. The performance brings to life the past, present and imagined future of the land we’re standing on and what has, is, and will take place here.
  • Original Piece by NYC Playwright Hannah Benitez: Directed by Nichole Hamilton, created specifically for the actors.
  • Holiday Cabaret: Directed by Lisa Hermanson and Christa Fredrickson, this is a lot of fun holiday cheer!

More information about these projects will be provided during Wil’s Wednesday 8/19/2020 Theatre Workshop class. If you cannot attend that class, contact him by email.