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Auditions: The Dream Play

Sunday, February 5 at 6:00pm to 8:00pm

University Theatre (TH), JO 2.702J
800 W. Campbell Road, Richardson, Texas 75080-3021

Auditions: in University Theatre (JO 2.702) on Saturday, February 4th from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and on Sunday, February 5th from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The Dream Play is inspired by August Strindberg's original play and is adapted and directed by Thomas Riccio.

Prepared monologues are not required. The auditions will be a combination series of theatre games, improvisations, and readings from the text.

The Dream Play is a phantasmagoric hallucinatory fairy-tale fantasy that follows the associative logic of a dream. The 1901 play was a precursor to Expressionism and Surrealism, influencing the transformation of drama, narrative, and the possibility of artistic expression that followed. The play follows the daughter of the Vedic god Indra who descends from heaven to earth to find everything that can happen and is possible. The imagination spins, weaving new patterns, a mixture of memories, experiences, free fancies, incongruities, and improvisations. The characters split, double, multiply, evaporate, condense, disperse, and reassemble. Time and place are provisional, along with identity, self, and meaning. The daughter of Indra discovers no secrets and that life is an illusion, like a dream.

For more info, write the director:

Persons with disabilities may submit a request for accommodations to participate in this event at UT Dallas' ADA website. You may also call (972) 883-5331 for assistance or send an email to All requests should be received no later than 10 business days prior to the event.

Event Type

Arts & Performances

Target Audience

Undergraduate Students, Faculty & Staff, Alumni, General Public, Prospective Students, Graduate Students, International Students


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Arts, Humanities, and Technology
Contact Information
Thomas Riccio
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