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Blog from February, 2019

Attention undergraduate actors!

Advanced Acting auditions for THTR:4144 Acting Special Topics-Period Styles will take place on Saturday, March 2, 2019 from 10:00-10:30am in room 166 Theatre Building.

Prepare one contemporary monologue; no longer than one and a half minutes, that you feel best demonstrates your strengths.
If you have auditioned for Advanced Acting previously and been passed on, you do not have to audition again.  If you were not passed on previously, you may audition again.

Prerequisites: Acting II, Theatre Movement, and Voice for the Actor 

NOTE: You must have completed Acting II by the end of the current semester to audition. This means that you can audition if you are currently enrolled in Acting II this spring.
You can be enrolled in either Theatre Movement OR Voice for the Actor concurrently during the semester you enroll in Advanced Acting, so long as you have completed either Theatre Movement OR Voice for the Actor prior enrolling.

*Please sign up for auditions here:  Advanced Acting Auditions for Fall 2019


Deadline February 11, 2019


The Des Moines Community Playhouse and Kate Goldman Children's Theatre is looking for summer interns, May 22nd-August 16th. This is an hourly paid position with a maximum of 40 hours per week working with children aged 4-18. The internship consists of assisting with the implementation of Theatre Curriculum for Summer Theatre Day Camps Co-Teach Summer Educational Theatre Classes and Workshops.

Students who wish to apply for a summer education intern position should send a cover letter and resume and include:

  • Academic background
  • Work experience (particularly with children), related skills and interests
  • Reasons for interest in the intern program
  • Three references
  • School and permanent address (home and e-mail) and phone numbers
  • No parent phone calls or emails, please

Please send resumes by February 11th, 2019. Decisions will be made in mid-March. 

For more information or to submit your resume, email Robin Spahr at rspahr@dmplayhouse.com