Auditions for Cornell College Theatre and Dance productions are open to the campus.  All students, no matter the year, major or experience, are invited to audition.  Those with questions should contact the production director or, Scott Olinger, chair of the Department. (

Students interested in technical positions should contact Technical Director, Don Schneider (


By Steven Berkoff
Directed by Caroline Price
Kimmel Theatre
Performance Dates: March 2nd - 4th at 7:30 and March 5th at 2:00 pm
Stage Manager: Donna Warfield

Steven Berkoff’s exciting retelling of the ancient Greek tragedy Oedipus Rex follows the hero (Eddy) as he  voyages beyond the East End of contemporary England and encounters love, wealth, and his true identity.   Exploring the story from a whole new angle, Berkhoff emphasizes the positive and redemptive power of love.  This modern, twisted version of the myth combines Shakespearean grandeur with Cockney slang to riotous effect, creating an electric and often aggressive atmosphere. Don't miss this punk "love poem" to the spirit of "Oedipus Rex"!  Send questions to


This play is not for the faint of heart. Be prepared to play outside your comfort zone. 

Audition: Sunday November 20th from 5-9pm
Callbacks Monday 21st from 3:30-6pm


Rehearsals will begin after the Christmas Break. However, we will have one rehearsal on Monday December 19th from 5-8 for dialect work.  

Please sign up for an audition slot just outside of the director’s door in Armstrong Hall.

Two contrasting monologues, of no more than one minute each, that you feel would fit into the world of this play.  These pieces have to be from a published play. If you chose something from a monologue book than you should know the play it stems from and the context of that piece.   PLEASE DO NOT PERFORM ANYTHING BY KELLIE POWELL.OR GABRIEL DAVIS. 

You should read the play. It is attached below.  (A copy can be obtained from the director.)
Prepare two contemporary monologues that fit the tone and language of the play. These should be no more than one minute each.
Third, I would like one of your pieces to be performed in a Cockney dialect. If you aren't sure what that means do your best.  Some examples are Tom Hardy in Peaky Blinders, Russel Brand, Lily Allen, and Adele. Lily Allen and Adele are really great examples of a modern day south London dialect.  

Callbacks will consist of ensemble work and cold readings from the play. 

I am looking to cast 3 men and 5 women. Some of the characters will double as The Chorus. 




Directed and Choreographed by Alvon Reed
Kimmel Theatre
Audition Dates: Early Spring 2017 - TBD

Performance Dates:  May 4th - 6th at 7:30 and May 7th at 2:00 pm
Stage Manager: Benjamin Wong

The inaugural dance production for Cornell’s newest program is intended to feature both works created by Mr. Reed as well as student choreographers, and offers plentiful opportunities for student lighting and costume designers and a chance to explore interactive projection design as well through motion tracking cameras and other technologies.  Send questions to

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