So, you want to be an actor?
This is, of course, one of the most necessary parts of putting on a play. You can’t have a show without the players – and FASS certainly emphasizes the “play”! Acting is a great way to get to know people involved and is an excellent gateway into the other aspects of production.
Every year’s show is written to include anyone who wants to be part of it, so the cast is a huge and varied group of people. You’ll meet people from all sorts of faculties and occupations, as well as FASSies (as we call ourselves) that are working in other parts of the show.
The audition process will include a dancing section, a singing section, and a cold read of some lines. If that sounds intimidating, don’t worry – the culture is very positive, and you literally can’t fail! If you show up you will get a part; it’s a constitutional requirement. There are weekly rehearsals for three weeks, and then it’s showtime. Everyone brings something to the table when they get up on stage and we want to help you bring it out!
Acting is probably the easiest way to get involved with FASS. All you have to do is audition, and you’re in. If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to be on stage, this is definitely one of the easiest and most enjoyable ways to find out. It’s an amateur production, so nobody is expecting more than the best that you can give. Unlike other plays that rehearse for months before showtime and require a long term commitment, FASS only runs for four (amazing) weeks.
So how do you get involved with acting? It’s simple: just show up, audition, and you get a part! If this sounds good to you, email our Company Coordinator, and we’ll be sure that you get a reminder of when auditions are running this year.