31st August, 2014

Anonymous asks:

I'm interested in auditioning but I'm worried about conflicts with the rehearsal schedule. Is there any way to find that in advance? Or is it not decided yet? Thanks

Hi, there! On your audition form, we request you list your evening conflicts so we get a sense of your availability. We do take availability into casting—doesn’t mean you won’t be cast. Depending on the show, there may be a part that requires your presence less often at rehearsal that we believe would fit your schedule.

Although the Guid generally rehearses Sunday-Thursday from 6:30-9:30, the actual schedule is determined each week by the Directors and Stage Managers. They take the cast’s conflicts into account and try their best to work around them. We’re all students who have experienced the burdens of late classes and work schedules—we’re not going to punish you for not being perfectly free every night of the week! However, taking part in one of our shows is a pretty large time commitment.

If you’re worried about your particular schedule and want to talk more about it, feel free to send us an email with your questions!

-Joy, UMTG Chair

29th August, 2014

i-fear-no-colors13 asks:

Hi! If I wanted to get involved with the set crew for the design/construction of the set and then want to work as stage crew for the run of the show (have 3yrs experience doing both but not leading either), do I still have to fill out an application? Or do I just talk to someone?

Hi, there! So glad you’re interested :) Every Artistic Team member has to apply for a position and be interviewed by the Producer and Director of the show (sounds scarier than it actually is!). We like interviewing and hiring members because it helps us know who’s in charge of what and whom to hold accountable. If you go on the Artistic Team page on our Tumblr (I’m on my phone so unfortunately I can’t link it here), you’ll find a list of all the positions we offer with a brief description, as well as the application which you can fill out and email to us. We actually don’t have specific run crew positions, but if you’re on A-Team we expect you to be present and helping out during the runs of the show, and I’m sure we’d value your experience!

Also make sure to check the New Guildie FAQ on the About Us tab of our page to learn a little more about how the Guild works and what our members’ responsibilities are.

Hope to hear from you soon! :)
-Joy, UMTG Chair

29th August, 2014

gotydartyfapprs asks:

How does the audition process work? Do I need to prepare a monologue or a song?

Nope, not at all! Just show up at one of our three audition times on Friday or Saturday. Our directors will provide audition sides and explain the context, then you’ll have some time to practice before being called in the audition room. If you audition for the musical, the music director will additionally teach the group an excerpt from a song from the show, which you will also have time to practice before your audition.

Make sure to check the New Guildie FAQ if you have other questions! It’s under the “About Us” tab on our blog page.

-Joy, UMTG Chair

18th August, 2014

APPLICATIONS AND AUDITIONS, OH MY!

With the semester only two weeks away, you better be excited to join the teams for Macbeth and Into the Woods! Artistic Team position descriptions and applications can be found here—just fill out the app and send it as an attachment to umtheatreguild@gmail.com, and our lovely Producers Daryl and Ashlee will schedule an interview with you the first couple weeks back. 

Do you have a preference for acting? Then mark your calendars, because we have auditions for Into the Woods the very first weekend of the semester, Friday September 5th at 7pm and Saturday the 6th at 11am and 7pm! Callbacks will follow on Sunday. Macbeth auditions will follow the same times the following weekend, Friday the 12th. No experience or material necessary—just bring your lovely self to one of the three audition times and we will provide audition material. 

New to the Guild? Make sure to check out our New Guildie FAQ that tells a little more about who we are, what we do, and what your responsibilities are as a Guild member. 

ALSO, our first General Body Meeting will be Thursday, September 4, at 6pm in the Campus Center! You’ll get to meet this year’s Executive Board and the show directors who will talk a bit about their visions and what they want to see at auditions. 

Your E-board will be tabling in the Campus Center the first two weeks. Come say hi, hang out, (maybe give us a break and take over for a while?), and feel free to ask any questions you have!

Much love <3

-Joy, UMTG Chair

4th August, 2014

APPLY TODAY

Are you interested in:

  • Music or Vocal Direction
  • Stage Managing
  • Set Design
  • Carpentry

Consider applying for one/both of our shows TODAY! These are the positions we aim to have filled before the semester gets started, so if you hesitate much longer, you may miss your chance. 

Thanks, and hope to hear from you soon!

-Joy, UMTG Chair

22nd July, 2014

Anonymous asks:

How can 5 college students join to volunteer with putting on the productions?

Watch our Facebook page for audition announcements. Into the Woods auditions will be the first weekend of the semester, September 5-6th with callbacks on Sunday the 7th, and Macbeth auditions will be the following weekend, September 12-13th with callbacks on Sunday the 14th. 

If you’re interested in our Artistic Team crew opportunities, check out our position descriptions and application here. Just fill out the app and email it to us at umtheatreguild@gmail.com.

Any more questions? Check out our recently-added New Guildie FAQ for more detailed information!

-Joy, UMTG Chair

22nd July, 2014

Anonymous asks:

The FB page has a link to the old blog.

Updating now! Thanks for the heads-up.

-Joy, UMTG Chair

22nd July, 2014

Anonymous asks:

Do you know the dates for Into the Woods yet?

Yes! Into the Woods will be November 6-8th in Bowker Auditorium.

-Joy, UMTG Chair

2nd May, 2014

The Fall 2014 Semester Shows Are…

MUSICAL
Into the Woods
Music & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim  Book by James Lapine

Alternate: Big Easy Blues

PLAY
King Lear
By William Shakespeare

Alternate: Macbeth

29th April, 2014

Upcoming events!

April 29th  E-Board Elections!
Interested in running for e-board 2014-2015? Fill out the application here and bring it with you to the meeting!
Facebook event can be viewed here.

April 30th — Show Nomination Meeting!
Interested in nominating a play or musical? Both forms can be found here! Be prepared to speak about the technical aspects (cast size, set, a-team opportunity, etc) about the show you would like to nominate. You do not have to have voting rights to nominate a show!
Facebook event can be viewed here.

May 1st — Show Voting Meeting!
Decide on what shows you would like to see the Guild put up next semester! Be prepared to discuss technical feasibility and Guild benefits - although you do need voting rights to vote, you do not need voting rights to attend! Your opinion matters!
Facebook event can be viewed here.

May 4th — Banquet!
Dress fancy, have fun, partake in Guild tradition! Tickets are $20 for dinner and traditions, $10 for just traditions. Event and ticket info can be found here.

Hope to see you soon!

17th April, 2014

Anonymous asks:

Is the midnight show Sat or Friday? It's confusing because you list it on Sat before the 8 pm show, which makes it seems like it's happening before, which would lead one to think it's midnight of Friday.

There are two shows on Saturday - one is a matinee at 12 PM noon, and the other is Saturday night at 8 PM!

There are no midnight shows, unfortunately.

15th April, 2014

ciaomunch:


It’s like the shows you love, only evil.

My posters for UMTG’s Evil Dead The Musical! The originals are on the left, and my versions on the right.
Mark’s Meadow AuditoriumApril 24th @ 8 PMApril 25th @ 8 PMApril 26th @ 12 PM + 8 PM
Original Poster by Olly Moss
ciaomunch:


It’s like the shows you love, only evil.

My posters for UMTG’s Evil Dead The Musical! The originals are on the left, and my versions on the right.
Mark’s Meadow AuditoriumApril 24th @ 8 PMApril 25th @ 8 PMApril 26th @ 12 PM + 8 PM
ciaomunch:


It’s like the shows you love, only evil.

My posters for UMTG’s Evil Dead The Musical! The originals are on the left, and my versions on the right.
Mark’s Meadow AuditoriumApril 24th @ 8 PMApril 25th @ 8 PMApril 26th @ 12 PM + 8 PM
Original by Tal Shemesh
ciaomunch:


It’s like the shows you love, only evil.

My posters for UMTG’s Evil Dead The Musical! The originals are on the left, and my versions on the right.
Mark’s Meadow AuditoriumApril 24th @ 8 PMApril 25th @ 8 PMApril 26th @ 12 PM + 8 PM
ciaomunch:


It’s like the shows you love, only evil.

My posters for UMTG’s Evil Dead The Musical! The originals are on the left, and my versions on the right.
Mark’s Meadow AuditoriumApril 24th @ 8 PMApril 25th @ 8 PMApril 26th @ 12 PM + 8 PM
original by me xoxo
ciaomunch:


It’s like the shows you love, only evil.

My posters for UMTG’s Evil Dead The Musical! The originals are on the left, and my versions on the right.
Mark’s Meadow AuditoriumApril 24th @ 8 PMApril 25th @ 8 PMApril 26th @ 12 PM + 8 PM

ciaomunch:

It’s like the shows you love, only evil.

My posters for UMTG’s Evil Dead The Musical! The originals are on the left, and my versions on the right.

Mark’s Meadow Auditorium
April 24th @ 8 PM
April 25th @ 8 PM
April 26th @ 12 PM + 8 PM

(via The Dumbening)