SPRING 2024 Audition Announcement

December 6-8, 2023

Who can audition?

  • Any UMBC student registered for Spring 2024 is welcome to audition.
  • All BFA or BFA-intending students (students who are interested in the BFA) are required to audition.

Audition Policy

  • Everyone who auditions, regardless of major or track, agrees to “play as cast.” This means that by auditioning you are committing to accepting any role and understudy assignment, and are available for the rehearsal and production schedule.  A brief outline of production dates follows in the play information, below.
  • Students who wish to request an exception to the casting policy must fill out this form no later than Thursday, November 30 at 5:00pm. Questions about audition policy may be directed to the Department Chair, Eve Muson, at ebmuson@umbc.edu.

 General Auditions

Wednesday, December 6, from 7:00 – 10:00 pm, Dance Cube

  • Please prepare one 90-second non-realism text (big, bold characters in a high-stakes situation), written between 1970 and now. 
  • Read the script for Slime thoroughly.
    • The script is available for check-out in the Theatre Office (PAHB 322). Think hard about the world of the play and what part(s) you would hope to be considered for. Consider audition choices appropriate to that.


Actors will be notified after the general auditions as to when they should arrive at the callback.   However, all students should be prepared to attend the callbacks in the meantime; directors are not obliged to accommodate conflicts.

  • Slime, Thursday, December 7, 7:00-10:00 pm The Dance Cube
    • Any materials needed for the callbacks will be made available in advance and/or at the callbacks. Callbacks will involve movement. Students should wear clothes best suitable for movement.
  • Green Theatre Revolution, Friday, December 8, 7:00-10:00 pm The Dance Cube
    • Callbacks will involve some improv and acting exercises. Students should wear clothes that are easy to move in.

Production Information


By Bryony Lavery

Directed by: Nigel Semaj

Proscenium Theatre

Casting Breakdown:  

DUMBO       she/her Dance major, ASL-trained signer.  Elective mute.

BARB           she/her animal language post-graduate[spec.northern marine mammals]

OLA              she/her animal language post-graduate[spec.northern sea birds] Activist.

COCO           she/her animal behaviour major

FREZZLE     he/him animal language post graduate[Spec,Dolphins]

EV                 he/him Business & IT studies

GOD              he/him Dance major , minoring in animal movement


There will be a movement ensemble of three. These performers will play various animals, as well as other non-human elements as needed.

  • After casting, actors and understudies will enroll for THTR 390 (3 credits.)  Rehearsals meet M-F, 6:30 – 10:00 pm, with extended hours during tech, dress rehearsal and performance weeks.

Rehearsal Schedule: Monday – Friday, 6:30 – 10:00 pm

First Rehearsal: Monday, January 29, 2024

Tech Week Begins: Tuesday, March 26, 2024

Performances: April 4, 5, 11 (brush up), 12, 13 at 8:00pm

April 6, 14 at 2:00pm

Strike: Monday, April 15 through Tuesday, April 16

About the play: 

Welcome to the Third Annual Slime Crisis Conference! Seven grad students, all fluent in animal languages, linguistics, and culture, join delegates of almost every species to save life on earth from a toxic slime. As they debate and translate for dolphins, seabirds, and polar bears, they ask, “Who is coming to save us?” The answer might surprise you…

Content Disclosure: 

This play includes American Sign Language, invented language, profanity, puppetry, heavy physical and vocal demand, and movement. This play portrays apocalyptic scenarios and circumstances and talks of death. It also includes kissing and embracing. Please note the play references a stylized rape in the last few scenes. This will be cut in our production.

Green Theatre Revolution

Directed by Susan Mccully and Katie Hileman

Black Box Theatre

Check out our FAQs for this show!

  • After casting, students will enroll in THTR 405 Ensemble II for 3 credits and THTR 339 for 1 credit.

Rehearsal Schedule:  Tuesdays & Thursdays 3:30-5:15 pm & Fridays 1:00-4:00 pm, with extended evening and weekend hours April 25 through May 5.

First Rehearsal: Tuesday, January 30, 2024

Tech Week Begins:  April 29, 2024

Performances: May 3, 4 at 8:00 pm; April 4, 5 at 2:00pm

Strike: Monday, May 6, through Wednesday, May 8, 2024

About the play:

UMBC Theatre presents Green Theatre Revolution, directed by Susan McCully and Katie Hileman, a festival of new plays and devised works about climate justice. Performances include the staging of a play by guest playwright Nayantara Nayar, together with short works by student creators. Panels on Sustainable Stage Design, Writing for Climate Justice, and Climate Science Storytelling will accompany the production. A special performance of student works will take place at the Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology in downtown Baltimore.


Contact Eve Muson, Chair at ebmuson@umbc.edu and Tessara Morgan Farley at tessara@umbc.edu.