AUDITIONS - The Bear and Afterplay


Location: DPAC rehearsal room B024 (basement)

Notre Dame Film, Television, and Theatre presents

The Bear and Afterplay
By Brian Friel

Two spirited comedies
Inspired by the plays of Anton Chekhov

Directed by Carys Kresny
February 18-28, 2016
Philbin Studio Theatre


Tuesday, December 8             
5:00 – 6:30 pm


Wednesday, December 9                                   
6:00 – 7:30 pm

Callbacks – Thursday, December 10
Time TBD

You are welcome to prepare and present a 1-minute monologue of your choosing

Present a 1-minute excerpt from either The Bear or Afterplay

The Bear is inspired by Chekhov’s one act of the same title; Afterplay brings together characters from two different Chekhov plays - Sonya Serebriakova from Uncle Vanya and Andrey Prozorov from Three Sisters.  The production is part of a campus-wide celebration of Irish history and culture, led by Notre Dame’s Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies, that coincides with the centenary of the 1916 Easter Rising.  

Sign up sheets and scripts will be available in the FTT Department Office (230 DeBartolo Performing Arts Center) by Wednesday, December 2.

All majors welcome.  Auditions are not restricted to FTT majors; open to all ND/SMC/HCC students, faculty, and staff.  First Year students are welcome and encouraged to audition.

Actors of all races and ethnicities are strongly encouraged to audition.  FTT is committed to multi-ethnic and multi-racial casting and to providing artistic opportunities for students of color. 

Special notes:

It will be possible for actors cast in The Bear and Afterplay to audition for Pride and Prejudice (performances Apr. 13-17, auditions Jan. 13-15).

If you are currently studying abroad but will be on campus next semester and would like to audition, please email to inquire about the possibility of a video audition.

Questions?  Email