The Delbarton Theater program seeks to introduce students to the art of theater in all its variety, to guide them in developing their craft through a positive and supportive rehearsal process, and to showcase their hard work and talent through performance. Delbarton has an active program in which students can explore all facets of the theater, from scene construction, lighting and sound, to acting, writing, and directing.
Delbarton stages three productions each year. Our main stage company, the Abbey Players, produces a straight play in the fall and a musical in the winter, while the spring season is capped by the One-Act Festival, an entirely student-produced festival of one-act plays.
All productions are mounted in the Fine Arts Center Auditorium, a 600-seat theater that opened in 2006. As Delbarton is a boys’ school, we welcome female actors to join our program through open auditions for each production.
For more information about the history of Delbarton Theater, our current production, or auditions for our next show, please click below.
AUDITION FOR THE ABBEY PLAYERS
Auditions for Delbarton Theater productions are open to all Delbarton students grades 7-12 and girls from surrounding schools. Rehearsals typically run from 3-5:30pm, Monday-Friday. Audition requirements vary for each production; materials will be posted on this page prior to auditions. For information regarding auditions or the rehearsal process, contact Director Mr. Matt Corica (email@example.com).
Auditions for the Abbey Players' production of William Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night" will be Tuesday and Wednesday, August 27 and 28 in the Delbarton Fine Arts Center Auditorium, with callbacks Thursday, August 29. A breakdown of the audition process can be found below:
Day 1 - August 27
Actors are asked to sign up for an individual audition appointment online and prepare a speech from the list below to perform at their appointment. While familiarity with Shakespeare's language is an asset, it is not required; actors will primarily be evaluated on their physicality, presence, diction, and characterization. A packet containing the sides for Day 2 of auditions will be distributed to each actor for study.
Day 2 - August 28 - 2:45-5:30pm
Actors are asked to familiarize themselves with the sides provided in the packet and be prepared to play any part within (regardless of gender). The sides will include excerpts from both Shakespeare and contemporary theatre; improv games/scenes will be used as well. Actors will be evaluated on their timing, physicality, presence in an ensemble, and listening/reacting ability. Actors should wear clothes that are comfortable to move in.
Callbacks - August 29 - 2:45-5:30pm
A smaller group of actors will be called to assess chemistry/fit for specific roles. Actors will read from the same sides as in Day 2. The final cast list will be announced to all auditioning actors Friday, August 30. First rehearsal will be Tuesday, September 3.
Interested in joining the Abbey Players for the 2019-2020 season? Fill out the form below!
Our next show
Auditions for the Abbey Players' Winter Musical will be November 18-21.
- Big Fish (2019)
- Metamorphoses (2018)
- Into the Woods (2018)
- The Servant of Two Masters (2017)
- CATCH ME IF YOU CAN (2017)
- Three Sisters (2016)
- NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT (2016)
- A Midsummer Night's Dream (2015)
- The Secret Garden (2015)
- An Absolute Turkey (2014)
- West Side Story (2014)
- The Odyssey (2013)
- How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying (2013)
- The Tempest (2012)