31st August, 2014
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