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Production Opportunities

All students (not only theatre majors and minors), may audition and work backstage for ODURep productions. Auditions are typically right after Labor Day and right after Thanksgiving - keep an eye out for flyers in the Webb, Batten A&L, Diehn, Goode and University Theatres, and on social media (ODU Rep Theatre). For a detailed description of our audition process, please see the article below.

To become involved in the technical aspects of any production, contact Jim Lyden, jlyden@odu.edu. Hours will vary by semester, and walk-ins are welcome!

To become involved in costume construction, wardrobe, hair and makeup, contact Meredith Magoun, mmagoun@odu.edu. Costume shop hours will vary and walk-ins are welcome!

To become involved in administrative responsibilities for the Program, contact Helene Clehr, hclehr@odu.edu, or drop by the Theatre Office, University Theatre 1000.

Students dedicating 50 service hours or more to a production are eligible for academic credit - contact Jim Lyden for further information.



ODU Theatre strives to produce a variety of works -- often in collaboration with professional companies -- to give our students a wide array of theatrical experiences. Take a few moments to view our past seasons.

ODURep Production Archives


Are you interested in auditioning for the ODU Theatre program's performances?

All four shows each year are open to all students, no matter your major or experience!

First, find the audition notices in Diehn, BAL, and the Webb, as well as on social media @ODURepTheatre. They are typically posted in late August and early December, and give the date, time, location and what you need to prepare.

One common audition material is "sides," which are short parts of the script for you to perform for your audition. Often sides are available ahead of time, so you can practice. The other typical material is a one-minute monologue, which you choose and prepare ahead of time. (There are monologues available in the Theatre office, Univ. Theatre 1000.) Occasionally, auditions involve "cold readings," which means there will be sides you haven't seen before your audition, or the directors may use improvisational games to watch you interact with a group.

On the day of auditions, you fill out a form with your contact information and class/work schedule. Once you are called, you go into the audition room, meet the directors, and tell them your name. If you are performing a monologue, you would also say which play and character your monologue is from. Then you perform your piece, and your audition is over.

After auditioning, you may receive an invitation to return for a second audition, or "callback." After callbacks, the cast list will be sent to all those who auditioned, and you learn if you were cast.

So come out, audition, and create theatre magic with ODURep!

-Written by Brandi Shook, edited by ODURep

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