Audition Information

Audition Documents


Season 43 General Auditions:


This is How it Goes by Neil LaBute


Somebody/Nobody by Jane Martin


Memory House by Kathleen Tolan

Date(s)/Time(s) of Auditions:

Tuesday, October 1, 2014

6:30 pm – 9:00 pm or until everyone has auditioned

Location of Auditions:

Theatre Company Studio 164

Reno Hall 164

4001 W McNichols Rd

Detorit, MI 48221

Use the Livernois Campus entrance.


No Appointments, first come – first serve

Seeking/Roles Available

PAID Professional Roles available:

This is How it Goes: Man, Belinda, Cody

Somebody/Nobody: Sheena and Joe Don

Memory House: Mother

See breakdown for all roles. 

Other roles are open to local professionals for minimum or no pay.


Character Breakdown:

This is How it Goes:

  1. MAN– will be played by Brian Thibault – narrator, racist, bigot,
  2. BELINDA- 30’s, white, in a deceptive interracial marriage with Cody, secretly attracted to Man, a white high school friend of hers and Cody.
  3. CODY – 30’s, rich, black, and different.  Is in an unhappy interracial marriage with Belinda. Full of attitude yet a very caring and compassionate man.
  4. WAITRESS – local student waitress, checked out of reality, works hard yet is clueless   



  1. LOLI  -  A Kansas small town girl with grit who repairs truck motors and has a crush on the celebrity culture of Hollywood, where she now lives. “Glaringly average” shy, opeful.  Age 20 – 30.  Lean, loose, a comedienne.
  2. SHEENA – B Movie Goddess specializing in ‘eaten-by-shark’ roles. Very voluptuous and emotional.  25 – 30
  3. JOE DON --  Survivalist and Bounty Hunter from Kansas.  Tough, muscular, 25 – 40
  4. STALKER --  Vampire wannabe, girl Goth, orange hair, crazy weird.   18 – 25
  5. GALAXY – Super agent of Sheena – sexually indeterminate power broker.  30s
  6. BEVERLY – Japanese or Korean graduate student.   Intense intellectual. Early 20s.



  1. MOTHER – 32 – 40 years old, homemaker, mother of adopted daughter, traditional values
  2. DAUGHTER – 16-17 yrs old, born in Russia, doesn’t always see eye to eye with her mother.

Audition Preparation:

1 Comic Monologue – 2 minutes max

1 Serious Monologue – 2 minutes max

Please bring a current headshot and resume

Equity Contract (if yes, Type of Contract):

Equity contract may be possible for Guest Artist Tier 2

Salary/Pay Rate:

AEA $320 a week.

Non-equity professionals: $400-$600 total for rehearsals and six performances.

Rehearsal Dates:

This is How it Goes: 10/7-11/15

Somebody/Nobody: 1/6 – 2/6

Memory House: 2/24 – 3/27

Rehearsals depends on actors schedules. Normally Mon-Fri 6:00 – 10:00 p.m. Some Sundays.

Performance Dates:

This is How it Goes: November 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24

Somebody/Nobody: February 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16

Memory House: March 28, 29, 30, April 4, 5, 6


Performance Scholarship Auditions

Freshman and transfer students for fall 2014:  Please prepare two contrasting age appropriate monologues for your audition.  Performance Scholarships are available between $500 and $5000 each year – depending on performance in program and acceptance into UDM.  Auditions are arranged through Greg Grobis at 313-993-3273 and can be schedule through mid-March.