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UGA Theatre Fall 2023 Auditions

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UGA Theatre will hold auditions and callbacks for Fall Semester productions of Silent Sky and Mother Courage and Her Children in person at the Fine Arts Building on Baldwin Street on Monday, August 21 between 4:00PM—9:00PM.

Callbacks will be held on Saturday, August 26 and Sunday, August 27. Callback lists will be posted by Noon on Tuesday, August 22 at

To secure an audition appointment, students will need to: 
A) Fill out the online audition form here: Link to Audition Form 
B) Select a time slot during which they would like to audition here: Pick Time Slot

NOTE: The audition form as well as slot choice must be completed by 11:00PM, Saturday, August 19. This allows time to properly compile the appropriate information for both faculty directors and guest directors. 

Students must prepare two short contemporary, contrasting monologues (one should be comedic). Monologues should not exceed more than two minutes total (one minute, or less each). Please prepare 16 bars of a song to be performed unaccompanied.

Students must also bring two headshots to the initial audition.

All students are welcome to audition regardless of area of study or major. UGA Department of Theatre and Film Studies encourages all students to audition for any role they can fully embody and we welcome performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and abilities.

Rehearsal Expectations

Rehearsals for department productions are typically on weekday evenings and one day each weekend during the below-designated rehearsal period.

Silent Sky rehearsals will begin August 28, with the show closing October 8th. Associate Professor Dr. Vivian Appler will be directing. Performances will take place in the Cellar Theatre.

Mother Courage and Her Children rehearsals will begin September 20, with the show closing November 19th. Guest Artist Justin Anderson will be directing. Performances will take place in the Fine Arts Theatre.

For any questions about auditions for Silent Sky please contact Vivian Appler (

For any questions about auditions for Mother Courage and general questions about auditions, email Tina Hantula ( or Chelsea Taylor (

Note: please use our UGA-affiliated email to contact the above individuals

About the Shows:

Silent Sky is a passionate exploration of the pursuit of curiosity, equal rights, and human relationships. Lauren Gunderson’s biographical science drama tells the story of Henrietta Leavitt, a hearing-impaired astronomer who worked as a computer at the Harvard Observatory during the early twentieth century. Silent Sky dramatizes the power of human creativity and wonder in an ever-expanding universe.

Director: Dr. Vivian Appler

Henrietta Leavitt: 30s, brilliant, meticulous, excited 
Margaret Leavitt: 30s, homebody, creative, sweet, sister 
Peter Show: 30s, the head astronomer’s apprentice…and the man 
Annie Cannon: 40’s, the leader, terse and sure, grows into a firebrand 
Williamina Flemming: 50’s smart as a whip and fun, Scottish

NOTE: All roles are open except for the role of Henrietta. We are seeking actors to play 4 roles.


Mother Courage & Her Children by Bertolt Brecht (English translation by Eric Bentley)

In Brecht’s seminal work, the canny mercenary survivalist Mother Courage trudges through a long-standing war, switching alliances and carving out deals, causing her to lose her three children due to her own jaded dealings in capitalism, carelessness and callousness, This epic play with music explores the intersections of class, war, personal freedoms, religion and the almighty dollar. This particular production is inspired by Station 11 and The Last of Us and is set in a post-apocalyptic time. Even after the world has effectively ended, can the cycle of war and profit ever be broken if opportunism keeps knocking?

Director: Justin Anderson (Guest Artist)

Original Character List: 
Mother Courage 
Kattrin, her daughter 
Eilif, her son 
Swiss Cheese, her younger son 
Recruiting Officer 
Swedish Commander 
Ordnance Office 
Yvette Pottier 
Man with Bandage 
Another Sergeant 
Old Colonel 
Young Soldier 
Older Soldier 
Young Man 
Old Woman 
Peasants and Voices

NOTE: All roles are open except for Mother Courage, Cook, Chaplain.

We are seeking actors to play 22 roles.


Associate Professor of Performance Studies
Academic Professional, Stage Management Supervisor, Costume and Makeup Supervisor

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