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


An adaptation of the 1949 George Orwell novel adapted by Robert Owens, Wilton Hall Jr., and William A. Miles

Directed by Theatre Arts Lecturer Scott Cummins

Participating students must enroll in TA 117 - Sec 01. This production will be performed in the Hammer Theatre from May 3 - 8.

About the Production

Based on the iconic and prescient novel by George Orwell, 1984 brings us the story of Winston Smith, a man who gets caught in the powerful mechanisms of the state of Oceania.  In a society where Big Brother is constantly watching, Winston is brought before the Thought Police who mentally and physically coerce him to confess his “Thoughtcrimes”.  Powerful and savage, 1984 takes us into a world of mass surveillance and where freedom of expression can be your downfall.

Orwell himself once said, “I do not believe that the kind of society I describe necessarily will arrive, but I believe that something resembling it could arrive. The moral to be drawn from the dangerous nightmare situation is a simple one: Don’t let it happen. It depends on you.”

Audition Information

  • Auditions will be held in the University Theatre (UT) in Hugh Gillis Halls on Tuesday February 6th, 6:00 - 9:00pm
  • AUDITION MATERIALS: Prepare one contemporary monologue under two minutes and a one minute story about one of your favorite trips or vacations.



Callbacks will be held in the University Theatre (UT) in Hugh Gillis Halls on Wednesday February 7th, 6:00 - 9:00pm