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"Audition!  Get that part!"

- from Talking With..., by Jane Martin

ama-11.jpgAll auditions at Willamette University's Theatre department are "open calls." Any and every Willamette and Salem community member is welcome to come and play with us!

If you are a theatre major, minor and/or scholarship holder, you are required to audition our Spring productions. Details at bottom of page. *

Auditions, Fall 2022

Aug. 31 and Sept. 1, 2022

Auditions for The Liar, by David Ives. Adapted from the comedy by Pierre Corneille.


  • Wednesday, August 31, 2022, 6:00 pm.
    Auditions will take place at Willamette’s Pelton Theatre building.


  • Thursday, September 1, 2022, 6:00 - 10:30 pm
    Callbacks for
    The Liar.

Audition requirements

Actors should come to the auditions prepared (memorized!) with two monologues:

  • One contemporary comedic monologue of your choice; and
  • One comedic verse monologue of your choice.

You will have a total audition time of two-and-a-half (2.5) minutes in which to do your two (2) monologues.


All actors and technicians will need to complete Audition or Tech forms in advance of the auditions. These forms will be available in late August.

Please check back to fill out these forms before the August 29, 2022 auditions. If you want us to notify you by email when they are available, please write

About the Play


Liar graphic, man with finger on mouthThe Liar text title

 by David Ives
Adapted from the comedy by Pierre Corneille 

OCTOBER 27 – NOVEMBER 13, 2022

Directed by Jonathan Cole 

Dorante is a charming young man newly arrived in the capital, and has but a single flaw: he cannot tell the truth. He meets Cliton, a servant who cannot tell a lie, and falls in love with the secretly-engaged Clarice, and mistakes her name for her best friend Lucrece. Confused? We’ve barely begun! 

Performances • M. Lee Pelton Theatre
October 27 – November 13, 2022

Wed – Sat at 7:30 pm
2 pm Matinees:

  • Saturday, Oct. 29
  • Sunday, Oct. 30
  • Sunday, Nov. 6
  • Sunday, Nov. 13 
The Liar is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.

About our casting

Willamette University Theatre is committed to providing equal opportunity and prohibits all forms of unlawful discrimination and harassment based upon age, color, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, mental or physical disability, military and veteran status, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, including breastfeeding or medical condition relating to breast feeding, sexual orientation, or any other basis protected by law.

* Significant involvement in each main stage productions each semester is required of all majors, minors and scholarship students. If you received your scholarship based on an acting audition, you must audition for all main stage shows. If you interviewed as a design/tech student, you are welcome but not required to audition. Significant involvements include acting or a major contribution to technical aspects of the production. The faculty will assign students their production roles. It is the student's responsibility to check with the Production Stage Manager to confirm their assignments to crew positions. 

Willamette University


M. Lee Pelton Theatre
900 State Street
Salem Oregon 97301 U.S.A.

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