Auditions for film and theatre productions are held at the beginning of each semester and are open to all SJSU students, regardless of major.
Students cast in productions held in the Hal Todd Studio Theatre or the Hammer Theatre
Center must enroll in TA 117 - Practice in Acting or Directing to participate.
Theatre productions also provide opportunities for students to work as crew members (e.g., lighting, sound, wardrobe, make-up, etc.) to earn required/elective units for TA 191 - Activity Projects in Theatre Production.
Spring 2024 Productions
The Yoga Play
by Dipika Guha
Directed by Theatre Arts Associate Professor Dr. Sukanya Chakrabarti
Participating students must enroll in TA 117 - Sec 01. This production will be performed LIVE in the Hall Todd Studio Theatre from March 21 - 23.
About the Production
Joan has been hired to stabilize Jojomon, a yoga apparel giant, after its CEO is brought down by a fat-shaming scandal. But just as she finds her stride, more trouble surfaces and sales plummet. Joan comes up with a plan so risky that it could make or break the company and her career—and what it requires from her CFO, Raj, is far beyond the call of duty. This sharp comedy asks what it takes to find your own authenticity in a world determined to sell enlightenment.
“Comic nirvana...the show [has] an uncommon comic electricity, an aliveness to the present moment that’s only possible in live theater.” – San Francisco Chronicle
“A well-polished romp...Yoga Play is that welcome commodity, a fresh new comedy with a sharp cultural bite that may be educational as well as entertaining.” – LA Times
- Auditions will be held in Hugh Gillis Halls' Hal Todd Studio Theatre (Room 226) on December 5th, 6pm to 9pm
- AUDITION MATERIALS: 2 minute comedic monologue
Callbacks will be held on December 6th, 6pm to 9pm in the Hal Todd Theatre