All Ithaca College students are eligible for casting in Ithaca College Theatre productions. The Department of Theatre Arts adheres to a policy of open casting; that is, directors cast the students with the talents and qualities appropriate for a given role regardless of that student’s major, year in school, or race. While the department does attempt to provide each B.F.A. acting and musical theatre student with stage experience before graduation, there is no guarantee that this will be the case for every student. Keep in mind that there is no correlation between class (freshman, senior, etc.) and casting expectations.
Occasionally, a guest artist may be engaged for a role in a play that might not be chosen otherwise and which will provide other challenging roles for students. The use of guest artists gives students the experience of working with gifted professionals.
PLEASE NOTE: With the exception of first semester freshmen, B.F.A. acting and musical theatre majors are required to audition for all department productions, directing projects, and ensembles, except the opera. Students failing to audition will automatically be placed on probation. Students must perform as cast. All first semester acting and musical theatre majors who choose to audition must participate in vocal and dance auditions for the musical.