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Thank you for your interest in the audition process at the ECU School of Theatre and Dance. This page contains information pertaining to auditions for entrance into academic programs (acting, dance, and musical theatre), productions presented through our ECU/Loessin Playhouse and ECU/Loessin Summer Theatre series as well as information for Directing Classes, Senior Choreography, Storybook Theatre and more.

Production Auditions

ECU/Loessin Playhouse Auditions

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Storybook Theatre Auditions

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Directing Projects

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Senior Choreography

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Workshops and Special Project

That time is here again! LIGHTS UP! is less than two months away and it is time to submit your applications.
LIGHTS UP! is a free, informal, student-driven performance opportunity to be held at 6:00PM on Monday, May 

1st (DURING EXAM WEEK)) in the Messick Studio Theatre. Immediately following the show, the Junior 

composition class will show their Screendance showing. LIGHTS UP! is an opportunity for dance and musical 

theatre students to make and perform their own works of dance art. ANY kind of dance - musical theatre, ballet, jazz, 

tap, modern, improvisation, hip-hop, ballroom, world dance, or a blend of styles that is uniquely your own. The point 

is to be creative and take risks while making and performing the work that you love.  


Submit your application via email by 5pm on Friday, March 28th to myself, Caroline Markoch at, and Hailey Bates at Use "LIGHTS 

UP APPLICATION" as the subject of your email.  Please note, we have a 90 minute 

maximum program length, so apply early to receive first consideration.  All applications must include: 
1. A list of the following information:

•   Working Title

•   Choreographer - Name or names of the choreographer/s (collaboration is encouraged!)

•   Performer/s-Name or names of the performer/s.  (All sizes of casts welcome - from solo to as many 

as you can fit onstage!)

•   Music - Name of the composer and title of the specific piece you are using.

•   Projected length of the work - 5 Minutes MAX!!!

•   Basic description of the style of work (this could be simple as in, "classical ballet variations," or "hot jazz," 

or more complex, "a blend of contemporary/modern, tap and hip-hop, interjected with short bursts of text 

accompanied by two love songs performed live.")

2. All choreographers/directors must submit a written description of the work you want to have performed 

on the program (one written description per application). 

Your description should be as specific as possible. Try to "paint a picture" of what your work will be like 

in performance.  Also, make sure to include information regarding any props and costumes that you intend to use.  


•   Given the intended experimental nature of this program, you may not know exactly how your piece will 

look when you submit your application. In that case, make sure you state this clearly in your application and 

then use the application to help you brainstorm what you would like to create. As your work progresses in rehearsal,

you will need to send in updates for programming purposes.

•   The focus of this shared program is creativity and mutual support.  Towards that end, ALL CHOREOGRAPHERS 

AND PERFORMERS will be given jobs in set-up and strike.  If you are not 100% dedicated to supporting the 

production of this performance, please do not apply. 

•   Call for all performers will be at 3:30pm on the day of the show.

Can't believe this semester is already coming to an end!

So if you want to participate in this show to close out the semester, please send in your applications ASAP!!

MARCH 28th at 5pm! 

Thank you, all!