Auditions for A.E Hotchner Playwriting Festival, Pride and Prejudice and The Thanksgiving Play will take place on Thursday & Friday, August 29th & 30th, 7 pm – 10 pm

Callbacks will be on August 31st, time TBD.

Check this website on Friday, August 30th, to see if you’ve been called back after general auditions. Callbacks will be posted LATE Friday night. 

CASTING ANNOUNCEMENTS will be posted by noon on Tuesday, September 3rd.  

More information on Spring Auditions will be posted later in the Fall Semester, but here are the dates for the Auditions below:

Auditions for The Wolves and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee will be held on Friday, November 8th, 3 pm – 8 pm.

Callbacks will be on Saturday, November 9th, 10 am- 1 pm for The Wolves and 2 pm – 5 pm for The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.

Check this website on Friday, November 8th, to see if you’ve been called back after general auditions. Callbacks will be posted LATE Friday night. 

SPRING CASTING ANNOUNCEMENTS will be posted by noon on Tuesday, November 12th.  


General auditions and callbacks will be held in the Women’s Building, Olin Studio I & 2.  

Click here to download a Danforth Campus Map.

How to Sign Up

First, make sure you have thoroughly read through the show information for each production on the season calendar tab above.  Then, just click (Link Coming Soon) and fill in one of the time slots for in-person auditions! You will receive a reminder email the day before.  Walk-ups are accepted as long as there are audition slots available, but we highly encourage you to sign up for a slot ahead of time!


Once you have signed up, complete the audition form by clicking on the tab above and entering your information.  Please fill it out no less than 24 hours before your audition. It is important you do this step otherwise we will be unable to cast you.

What to Prepare

  • At least one monologue ( A monologue may be as brief as 1 minute long, but no longer than 2 minutes. )
  • You may choose to present 2 monologues. 
  • Be sure that your combined audition materials (2 monologues) does not exceed 3 minutes. This procedure helps keep appointments on schedule for everyone.  

A 5-minute time period is allotted for each audition.  This allows time for you to enter, greet everyone, set up, perform, and say goodbye before you exit.

*ACTING STYLES STUDENTS: Remember that you are required to present 2 contrasting monologues.  

Don’t have a monologue, don’t know what to prepare? Don’t worry!  Monologues are available for anyone interested here.  Alternatively, speak to any one of our acting faculty members for suggestions.

Also, perusal copies of the scripts will be available on Box HERE. Scripts are available for viewing ONLY. You may not print, download, or save them. If cast, you will receive an individual copy of the script. 

Brand new here?  Check out the PAD website to learn more about the department.

What to Bring

Once you’ve completed the online AUDITION FORM, the only other thing you need to bring is your sparkling personality. 

Audition Workshop

William Whitaker, Professor of the Practice in Drama, along with current Drama students, will lead a short workshop on Saturday, August 24th from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the A.E. Hotchner Studio Theatre located in the Mallinckrodt Center, main floor.  

We’ll answer any questions you have, discuss time commitments and the typical rehearsal process at Wash U, and walk you through the audition website and sign up for an audition slot.  There will also be time for a few students to present their audition materials and receive feedback. 

STILL HAVE QUESTIONS?  Email: scheibe@wustl.edu