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Auditions: Runaways

Auditions for Runaways.

The UMass Department of Theater is holding auditions for its production of Runaways, a musical that calls for a large cast that includes members of the LGBT community, performers of color, and deaf actors who use ASL. We also look forward to welcoming to our cast those who have personal experience as members of the homeless or runaway community. Extensive theater training is not required, and we welcome high school and younger members of the community to audition, too!

Audition details:

Sign up for an audition slot at
Please prepare about 30-60 seconds of your favorite song (musical or your favorite pop song). This will be sung a cappella. In addition to a song please also prepare a one-minute monologue or poem. Actors may be asked to move, so please dress comfortably in attire that allows for easy unrestricted movement. 
Please check in with the stage management staff in the Theater Green Room when you arrive. 
Please BE READY TO BEGIN YOUR AUDITION PROMPTLY at your chosen audition time (Plan to arrive 15 minutes early for your audition to allow check-in, paperwork and warm-up time.)
CALLBACKS: Will be posted on the UMass Department of Theater blog page:
Runaways will have performances Nov. 1, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11 at 7:30 p.m., Nov. 11 at 2 p.m., and a school matinee at Nov. 8 at 10 a.m.
Questions? Contact stage manager Matt Morin (

Scripts for productions can be accessed as read-only files at:


Information about Runaways:
The jittery, desperate energy of youth fuels Runaways, a gut-punch of a musical that deftly blends different musical styles from pop to hip-hop, jazz to reggae. Creator Elizabeth Swados interviewed young addicts, con artists, and victims of sex trafficking —all homeless runaways and orphans— to craft a portrait of what it’s like to be a kid on the edges of society. Their stories — angry, joyful, both childish and grown beyond their years — will stay with you long after the last brilliant note has faded.


The Department of Theater is committed to racial, cultural and individual diversity. Casting for all department-sponsored productions is open to any student, staff, or faculty member of the Five College Consortium, any member of the community, or any invited guest artist regardless of race, ethnic origin, abilty, sexual orientation or gender identification.
Equal-opportunity casting is encouraged.