Theatre Auditions for What We're Up Against on September 6 & 7

Open Auditions for What We're Up Against on September 6 & 7

The Kent State University at Stark Theatre has announced open auditions for the first theatrical production of the season, What We’re Up Against by Theresa Rebeck, and directed by Kent State Stark Associate Professor of Theatre and Theatre Director Brian Newberg. Auditions are open to everyone, including students and community persons. We encourage diversity in our casting.

What We’re Up Against features Eliza, an intelligent and impetuous female associate at a male-dominated architecture firm, who challenges boundaries and sexist rules in her dog-eat-dog profession. Watch as she takes a whack at outdated office politics to break through the glass ceiling and rocks the architecture world to its core in this in-your-face dark comedy.

Auditions will be held on September 6 and 7 at 6 p.m. in the Fine Arts Theatre, 6000 Frank Avenue NW in Jackson Township. 

Roles are available for two women and three men. No children. Those auditioning may perform a prepared monologue, if they wish, and the director may also choose sides (selected scene excerpts) for some to perform. The production will be performed November 11 - 20 in the Kent State Stark Theatre. Rehearsals will begin September 12 and will occur five evenings a week until opening. Visit for more information about auditions for this production.

Scripts (and audition sides or scene excerpts used for the auditions) are available for perusal for periods up to 24 hours from the Fine Arts secretary (330-244-5151), Monday through Friday, during business hours (8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.). The campus will be closed on September 5, in observance of the holiday. Audition appointments are recommended, but not required. Scripts and audition sides will also be available in the reserve area of the Stark Campus Library. To learn more about Stark Campus’ Theatre Department, visit

Brian Newberg
Associate Professor and Theatre Director

POSTED: Friday, July 29, 2016 11:54 AM
Updated: Thursday, December 8, 2022 06:06 PM
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