Performing and Fine ArtsSCHOOL OF ARTS AND SCIENCES
Taking Part in Theatrical Productions at UC
The Theatre Department produces one show a semester in Strebel Auditorium. We invite you to participate and share your talents. Here is how:
Backstage TalentAnyone who can make the time commitment can work backstage. We welcome all techies!
Onstage TalentAuditions are open to everyone from either UC or the greater Utica community, though UC students are given some preference in casting decisions.
From time to time, we do a joint show with the Players of Utica, our local community theatre, to give our students the opportunity to work with a wider range of people. Some students have also chosen to produce their own shows in past years.
Performance ScheduleOur performances typically occur the week before Halloween and the last week of February, but dates are occasionally moved to avoid conflicts with other events. Fall auditions are within two weeks of the start of the semester. Spring auditions are the first or second week of December. Information is posted on the board outside Strebel Auditorium and sent out to students through various means. The production process typically lasts six weeks from the start of rehearsal through the end of performances. Rehearsals are normally Monday through Friday 7-10:30. Technical Rehearsals usually start the Saturday before performances.
Tried by Twelve or Carried by Six by Shannon Enders
November 5-7 at 8 p.m., November 8 at 2 p.m.
Stories about police brutality are reported on television, captured on cell phones, shared on social media networks and published in news articles and journals. Based on personal interviews with police officers and other emergency response personnel, Tried By Twelve or Carried By Six is a collection of responses to those media images and reports. Interwoven throughout the piece, central New York community members share their concerns, experiences, and fears about racial tensions in America. The result is a collection of surprisingly candid monologues, compiled and shaped into an emotionally engaging theatrical performance.
Auditions for Tried by Twelve or Carried by Six will take place on Wednesday, September 9 at 7:00 p.m.
Cold readings will be posted on the call board on Monday, September 7.
- Auditions are open to everyone!
- Bring your academic and athletic schedules with you.
- Scenes and additional information are posted outside Strebel Auditorium.
- Everyone will be given one of two scenes to read at auditions.
- These scenes will be posted both outside Strebel Aud on the call board and also on Facebook.
- People attending auditions should dress nicely. Please no jeans or sweats.
- Some people auditioning will be learning some basic fight choreography, you may bring an additional pair of shoes to wear for this if you are not comfortable doing this in your dress shoes.
For a list of plays produced over the last two decades, click here.
Other Theatre Opportunities
Broadway Theatre LeagueMake local theatre a tradition in your life by creating an unforgettable evening with memories that will last a lifetime. For more than 50 years, the Broadway Theatre League of Utica has offered local theatregoers star-studded evenings filled with music, drama and first-rate entertainment.
For student tickets to the Broadway Theatre League, please contact the Office of Student Activities.
For more information on upcoming Broadway Theatre League performances, please click here.
London Learning ExperienceStudy abroad in majestic London, one of the most iconic cities in the world. To learn how, click here.
Click here to see information regarding MWPAI dance classes.
All full-time undergraduate students receive a Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute membership which includes discounted rates for many classes and workshops. Simply present your Utica College ID card.
UC schedules a trip to Syracuse Stage (our excellent regional theatre) each semester. Any member of the UC community is welcome to join us. We purchase the tickets at a group rate and sell them through the School of Arts and Sciences office (room 286 in Gordon Science Center, 792-3347). Transportation is also provided at no cost, but you must sign up in the A&S office so that we know the final count.