Love comedy? Love performing? Love making jokes from the crazy things people say? Well you’re in luck because Voices of the Class* will be starting up VERY soon! To stay in touch, subscribe to our listserv!
Admission essays of UVA’s Class of 2018 will be the inspirations for comedy sketches in this fall’s production. Auditions for this season’s Voices of the Class will be held in the O’Hill Forum on Friday, August 29th, 2PM-10PM, (and joint with the auditions for the mainstage production Closer) the week that classes begin. The performances will be held in the Chemistry Auditorium on September 18-20th. You’ll be able to find audition signup sheets at the Activities Fair booth on Monday, August 25th, and on our website through a google doc that same day. However, walk-ins are always welcome and no previous acting or comedy experience is necessary.
We’ll provide more information about auditions when we get closer to the time period, but if you have any questions feel free to email Executive Producer Melissa Collins (email@example.com) or Artistic Director Christian Selassie (firstname.lastname@example.org) in the meantime.
For a taste of Voices of the Class, check out this video:
*Voices of the Class is a sketch-variety show performed every fall by Spectrum Theatre. The directors and cast take the admission essays of the incoming First Years and use them to write sketches. Sketches, comedic songs, and short videos have been part of various productions of VotC, and can range from directly relating to school life and becoming an incoming First-Year to being a sketch completely inspired by the craziest and most bizarre lines taken word-for-word from admission essays. This always-unique show is often one of the first tastes of UVA theatre the First Years can receive and typically brings together performers of the different comedy groups on grounds.