Welcome Week in Theatre

B Welcome Week in Theatre


7:00–8:00 p.m. Acting Workshop & Info Session for Acting I Advanced Class in Studio A (Fine Arts 192) - THEA 208 is an Acting I class for students with previous experience in acting or students who want to get actor training at a deeper level.   This fun and interactive workshop will also prepare students for auditions for THEA 208 which will happen on Monday, Aug. 22 from 7:00-8:30 p.m..  Please contact Professor Anne Brady, instructor of THEA 208 at abrady@binghamton.edu for more information.


11 a.m.–1:00 p.m. Scene Shop Open House (B38 on the basement level of the Anderson Center) - Meet the faculty and staff of Theatre Design, Technology, and Stage Management at Binghamton University! Learn about classes and opportunities in scenery, lighting, costumes, sound, props, and more. For students who are interested in any of these areas and want to learn from working professionals in the field!

12:00–12:45 p.m. Musical Theatre BFA Information Session in Studio B (Fine Arts 196) - Binghamton now offers a BFA in Musical Theatre! If you are interested in being part of the inaugural class of this exciting new degree, plan to attend this session to learn essential information about the program and sign up for the required first-year courses.

12:45–1:45 p.m. Acting Workshop in Watters Theatre - Come play theatre games, do improvisations, have fun, and meet other theatre-loving students with Acting/Directing faculty from the Theatre Dept. Information on acting classes and audition opportunities (THEA 208 and productions) will be discussed here as well!

2:00–3:00 p.m. Musical Theatre Workshop in Studio B (Fine Arts 196) - Let’s get musical with the songs of Broadway with Professor Tommy Iafrate, director of Into The Woods. Questions about singing lessons, musical theatre courses, and auditions can be answered here too!

3:15–4:45 p.m. Dance Workshops (Fine Arts 91 and 93A) -  Professor David Wynen, teacher of jazz and tap, and Professor Neva Kenny, teacher of ballet and modern dance, welcome students to join in learning dance combinations and about dance classes offered this fall. Returning dance students are also encouraged to come get warmed up - and to help welcome new students! 

  • Intro Workshop for Jazz is in FA 93A, 3:15–4 p.m.
  • Intro Workshop for Ballet is in FA 104, 3:15–4 p.m.
  • Intro Workshop for Tap is in FA 93A, 4–4:45 p.m.
  • Intro Workshop Modern is in FA 104, 4–4:45 p.m.

7:00–8:30 p.m. Audition/Interviews for THEA 208 Acting One-Advanced in Studio A (Fine Arts 192) - Please prepare a memorized one-minute monologue from any source for this opportunity. Contact Professor Anne Brady at abrady@binghamton.edu for an audition appointment and with any questions. The class meets T/R 3:35-5:45 p.m. with Professor Brady. 


6:30 p.m. Theatre Open House/Meet & Greet in Studios A & B (Fine Arts 192 & 196) - Enjoy some food and meet faculty, staff, and new and returning theatre students! Whether you love the spotlight, backstage, working in the shop, or running boards, we have classes and production opportunities for you!


7:00–8:00 p.m. Voice Lesson Auditions in Studio B (Fine Arts 196) - Are you interested in taking singing lessons? If so, then these auditions are for you. Students will be asked to sing 16-32 bars a cappella for the Theatre Department's singing teachers, Professors Peter Sicilian and Carolyn Amory. Email Professor Tommy Iafrate, with your availability to schedule an audition slot.


4:00–6:00 p.m. Audition Coaching in Studio A (Fine Arts 192) - Need a little audition coaching for the upcoming auditions? Get constructive feedback from an Acting/Directing faculty member. Bring your audition materials, ideas, and questions! Sign up available in August.


TIMES TBA Audition Call for Actors, Dancers and Singers in Watters Theater - Calling all Bearcats who act, dance or sing! Our fall musical, Into The Woods and holiday dance production, Jazz Nutcracker will be performed on stage with live audiences in Watters Theater. Show us what you've got! Learn more on our audition information page.

NEW STUDENTS: Have questions? Not sure what class to take? Check out our FAQs for new and returning students