Theater and dance auditions

The Performing Arts Department in Arts & Sciences will hold auditions for its 2009-10 theatrical season at 7 p.m. Aug. 27 and 28.

“All students and members of the Washington University community are invited to audition, not just PAD majors,” said Cindy Kahn, assistant to the chair, adding that pre-registration is required. Those interested can sign up on the call board across from the PAD office, located in Mallinckrodt Room 312.

“We also need to fill design and technical positions — stage managers, scenic designers, costume designers, backstage crew, sound designers and lighting designers,” Kahn said. “Those who don’t want to be in the spotlight themselves are still welcome to participate.

“It is the department’s intention to increase diversity in casting in all of the season’s productions,” Kahn said, noting that “Ragtime” and “Fabulation” explicitly call for ethnically diverse casts. “Our hope is that more minority students will audition.”

Auditions for Washington University Dance Theatre take place at 7 p.m. Sept. 8 in the Annelise Mertz Dance Studio, located in Mallinckrodt Room 207.

For more information about theater auditions, contact Jeffery Matthews, senior lecturer in drama, at or 935-4059.

For more information about dance auditions, contact Cecil Slaughter, senior lecturer in dance, at or 935-8075.

The PAD also will hold its annual welcome party at 4 p.m. Aug. 24 in Mallinckrodt’s A.E. Hotchner Studio Theatre. For more information, call 935-5858.