Calling all aspiring actors for auditions!

Did you know any student on campus can audition for our theatre productions? All experience levels invited.

Auditions do not require any preparation and will consist of cold readings from the script.

Sign up for ONE day on the theatre bulletin board in Kreft outside the Art Gallery. Walk-ins are welcome. Each day is held in the Black Box Theatre:

  • Wednesday, August 30, 2023 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm
  • Thursday, August 31, 2023 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm



Based on the Screenplay by MARC NORMAN & TOM STOPPARD
Adapted for the Stage by LEE HALL

Presented by the CUAA Theatre Department

Directed by Professor Amanda Williams
Assistant Directed by Hollie Johnson
Stage Managed by Julia McGuire

Penniless and indebted to two demanding producers, struggling young playwright William Shakespeare is tormented by writer’s block until he meets the beautiful Viola de Lesseps, daughter of a wealthy merchant, whose fiery passion for poetry and drama leaves her secretly longing to be an actor. Both are despondent when they learn that Viola’s father has promised her to the stuffy Lord Wessex in order to gain a title for their family. Under the veil of secrecy, Will and Viola’s passionate love affair becomes the basis of the very play he is writing – Romeo and Juliet. With opening night – and the wedding day – fast approaching, the plots race toward a parallel conclusion. Will it all work out in the end or are the two star-crossed lovers destined for tragedy?

“A joyous celebration of theatre.” / Daily Telegraph
“An absolute joy from beginning to end.” / Daily Express

Shakespeare in Love is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.