Commitment to the Audition Process

University Theatre (UT) is committed to a welcoming and transparent audition process that supports performer with various levels of experience. Unless a character choice is dictated by the author or the story, casting will be based on the actor’s experience level and fit for the particular role/cast, rather than skin color, body type, gender identity, or physical ability. If a performer requires a special accommodation they may contact the show’s director in advance to make that request.

UT aspires to inclusive casting that reflects our world, and our community. Auditions are open to NC State students and the general public.

UT is excited to have Honest Pint Theatre in auditions as well! Honest Pint will join NC State’s auditions to cast their upcoming Untitled Kafka Project. For more information please contact Honest Pint Theatre

An In-Person Program – TheatreFEST

Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman’s controversial musical, Assassins, scrutinizes the lives and motivations of nine individuals who killed (or tried to kill) various presidents of the United States. This multiple Tony Award-winning dark comedy explores the human need for acknowledgment versus the American need for celebrity, amplified by the frustrated desires of those who crossed a terrifying threshold.

  • Thank you to all who auditioned. More information maybe found at

For more information contact Danica Jackson:

This program is funded in part by the City of Raleigh based on recommendations of the Raleigh Arts Commission.

Este programa está financiado en parte por la Ciudad de Raleigh basado las recomendaciones de la Comisión de Artes de Raleigh.

An In Process Experince

Honest Pint Theatre Co. has commissioned playwright and North Carolina Piedmont Laureate Tamara Kissane to write a new musical play based on the legend of Franz Kafka and the Doll:

One day at age 40, the novelist Franz Kafka (1883-1924), who never married and had no children, walked through the park in Berlin when he met a girl who was crying because she had lost her favorite doll. She and Kafka searched for the doll unsuccessfully.

Kafka consoled the girl by bringing her letters, supposedly written by the doll, recounting her exciting adventures around the world. Eventually, the story goes, Kafka brought her a different doll, passing it off as the original one. Years later the girl, now a woman, finds a note hidden inside the doll given to her by Kafka. It reads:“Everything you love will probably be lost, but in the end, love will return in another way.”

There are many versions of the story of Franz Kafka and the Doll – all of them beautiful, simple and touching. People are invariably moved when they hear how the inconsolable girl was helped by Kafka, how they hunted together for her lost doll, and his subsequent stories and letters to her “from the doll” on her travels and how they brought comfort. When a new doll was produced, obviously looking very different, his explanation was profound saying indeed she was altered and that her travels had changed her. 

Much like the past few years have profoundly altered and changed us…

Tamara Kissane and composer/lyricist Matthew Hager have written this new offering of musical theatre based on the Kafka/Doll story that will incorporate a diverse cast of talented actors and musicians. 

Honest Pint Theatre Co. is excited to present the first “workshop offering” of this new work-in-progress. Guests of TheatreFEST at NC State will get a glimpse of how a new musical work is developed, and will be among the first to preview snippets of the show, all leading up to a full-scale production in 2023.

We are looking for an ensemble of diverse performing artists who can act, sing, move, play musical instruments, and have other theatrical skills such as puppetry and dance. This is an excellent opportunity to experience participating in a show from the ground up, utilizing any and all skills that our hired artists bring to the rehearsal room.

All artists will rehearse for a short period (1-2 weeks) and we will present our workshop of the as-of-now Untitled Kafka Project during TheatreFEST the weekend of June 10. 

Stipends will be paid.  

  • Auditions:
    • March 5
  • Performances:
    • June 10 & 11 | 7pm
    • June 11 | TBD Matinee

How to prepare

Auditionees will need to prepare for the following:

  • 50-minute group audition with up to 8 actors
  • Perform a one-minute monologue
  • Sing 18-bars of self-selected music
    • Actor must bring paper copy of the music, in the correct key, for the accompanist 
  • Read and/or act scenes and/or sides provided by the director.

You can find sheet music on (they have a 30-day free trial) and through the NC State Library database at (though these resources are older). 

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For more information contact Susannah Hough:

For general performance and audition information please contact Asst. Director for Performance and Academics, Mia Self at