Fall 2021

STOP KISS by Diana Son

Director: Missy Thibodeaux-Thompson

Scenic Designer/Technical Director: Dathan Powell

Auditions and Crew Interviews: Sunday, August 29th and Monday, August 30th, 2021

(Callbacks for Actors on Tuesday, August 31st at 7:00pm)


ALL ATTENDEES MUST follow the current health and safety protocols for UIS and UIS Theatre. Currently this includes that everyone auditioning and/or crew-interviewing must be fully vaccinated AND wear face masks. For further details, please see:

6:00pm     Open Crew Interviews

7:00pm     Open Auditions

The Studio Theatre, Performing Arts Center–Level 1, UIS Campus

Roles available: 3-4 women and 3 men:

Callie: late 20s to early 30s

Sara: mid-20s to early 30s

George: late 20s to early 30s

Peter: mid 20s to early 30s

Mrs. Winsley: early 40s to early 50s

Detective Cole: late 30s to mid-40s

Nurse: late 30s to mid 40s (possibly doubled with Mrs. Winsley)

For an electronic copy of audition application form or crew interview form, please contact either Director, Missy Thibodeaux-Thompson ( or Scenic Designer/Technical Director, Dathan Powell (

Scripts ARE NOW AVAILABLE at the Brookens Library front desk for reserve checkout.

Performance dates: October 22-24 & 28-30, 2021

The curtain time for Thursday, Friday and Saturday night performances is 7:30 p.m. with the Sunday performance starting at 2 p.m.


Those Interested in Working Backstage

Those interested in working backstage (stage managers, props crew, sound research, costumes, dresser, running crew) only need to attend one night of the crew interviews. Be sure to fill out a crew application form prior to the crew interviews start time by requesting this form from Professor Dathan Powell  ( OR YOU CAN ALSO complete this form in person, as you arrive for the Crew Interviews, and indicate your area of interest backstage. The technical director will schedule time to meet with you to discuss your area of interest.


Please fill out an audition form by either requesting one in advance from Professor Missy Thibodeaux-Thompson ( OR YOU CAN ALSO complete this form in person at the beginning of Auditions on either night of auditions. Auditions will consist of “cold readings” from the script. Be prepared to make some bold choices, take some risks, and have fun! Prepared monologues and headshots/resumes are appreciated, but are NOT required.

UIS THEATRE invites all theatre artists to audition for roles or apply for backstage work for one of our upcoming productions. Currently enrolled UIS students are given primary consideration in casting roles and backstage assignments, as well as in determining each production. UIS Theatre strives to have our productions reflect the diversity of our world. As such, actors of all races, ethnicities, gender identifications, and abilities are welcome and encouraged to audition for all of our productions.