​There is a lot for our majors and "friends of the theatre" to keep organized, and here we'll help you do just that. Whether you are a major wanting to know what's next, a non-major working on crew for one of our shows, or a student looking for your next opportunity, this is the material you will need to succeed.

CALENDAR

Want to know what's coming up next in The Playhouse? Visit our Master Calendar​.

IN REHEARSAL​​

Lobby Hero will begin rehearsal with a Full Company Meeting and Design Presentations on September 3 once the show has been cast. Check our Master Calendar for rehearsal dates.

Rehearsals for Servant of Two Masters begin Sunday evening, October 21 at 6:30 pm, and will continue Sunday-Thursday 6:30-9:30 until the opening of the show on Tuesday, December 4, except of course, during those days that the university deems it is too dangerous to open the campus to the public, or including and excepting, those days the university and the nation as a whole have determined to be national holidays, and of course, the weekend before the opening of the show when there may be whaling and gnashing of teeth because of lack of preparation, technical or dress rehearsals (although very few characters will be wearing dresses).

AUDITIONS​ & Backstage opportunities

Auditions for the two Fall 2018 shows, Lobby Hero and Servant of Two Masters will take place on Thursday, August 30 and Friday, August 31 at 3:00 and 7:00 in the Main Stage of The Playhouse. 

Anyone interested in crew positions for these shows should come to auditions and fill out a form to be considered for technical work.

For those auditioning for Lobby Hero: Actors wishing to audition should be familiar with the script. You will be asked to read sides from the text for auditions. Casting: 3 men and 1 woman. 1 role is specifically identified as an African-American actor. Questions? Email Jay Oney.

For those auditioning for Servant of Two Masters: This play by Carlo Goldoni will be performed in the style of the Commedia dell'Arte, masks, and physical theatre. Helpful for auditionees: knowledge of the Commedia dell'Arte, familiarity with the script, and if all else fails...watch a Marx Bros film before coming to auditions. 

There are 9 characters being cast, most can be played by any gender of actor. There will also be 2-4 Zanni, also non-gender specific, who will play all servant roles and make comic work of the scene changes.

Auditionees will be asked to participate in a physical warm-up, as well as several improvisational exercises, as well as read selected scenes from the script to see if you play nice with others. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing, to enable freedom of movement.

If there are any questions...that is good. Actors with answers will not be cast in this show.

THEATRE ARTS DEPARTMENT HANDBOOK​

Every theatre arts major needs a handbook, but there is also information on crew positions for our productions in this guide. Find what you're looking for here​.

MAJORS READING LIST

Need to find an important play to design for class? Looking for a monologue to do at an audition? Interested in Elizabethan drama? This is a list of plays​ that we think you should read by the time you graduate Furman.

MAJORS COURSE SEQUENCE

Not sure which classes you need to take when and in which order? Here is a basic layout of when classes will be offered. It might not be the exact same semester every time, but this gives you a good idea of how to plan your four years in Furman Theatre.

CLASS OF 2020 AND 2022

Class​  Fall​ Spring ​​
 Freshman THA-120
THA-101, THA-115
 Sophomore THA-210 THA-211, THA-316(7)
 Junior THA-elective, THA-116 THA-310, THA-elective
 Senior THA-315
THA-430

CLASS OF 2019, 2021, AND 2023

Class  Fall​ Spring 
 Freshman THA-120
THA-101
 Sophomore THA-116 THA-115, THA-elective
 Junior THA-210, THA-315 THA-211, THA-316(7)
 Senior THA-elective
THA-310, THA-430
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