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:

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


Harry W. Bass Jr. School of Arts, Humanities, and Technology
Thomas Riccio

UTD strives to create inclusive and accessible events in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). If you require an accommodation to fully participate in this event, please contact the event coordinator (listed above) at least 10 business days prior to the event. If you have any additional questions, please email and the AccessAbility Resource Center at

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