Why Mask and Bauble? Mask and Bauble is the oldest continuously running student theatre troupe in the country. We have a storied history of putting on productions for Georgetown University and the wider D.C. community. Every year, Mask and Bauble puts on at least four shows, often following the pattern of a classic, a modern classic, a musical, and a student written work. These productions showcase student creativity and artistry in both performance and technical theatre.
Mask and Bauble also holds other events throughout the year including an annual production of A Christmas Carol, an open showcase of scenes, and many other technical workshops and performance opportunities.
Most importantly, Mask and Bauble is home to a great community of artists, thinkers, and friends. We are eager and excited to welcome you to be part of our community and our history!
How do I get involved with Mask and Bauble? There are many ways to be involved with Mask and Bauble! At the beginning of each year, during the New Student Orientation, we put on “O-Show” to welcome new students to the Georgetown theatre community. Come by to learn more about what student theatre has to offer.
At the beginning of each semester and throughout the year, we will hold auditions for our four main-stage productions. Look out for audition information online and on notices posted around campus.
Additionally, each show will hold a General Interest Meeting for those interested in working on the technical and production elements of each show. Come by and let us know what interests you! We are always looking for extra-hands.
What is the time commitment? The time commitment varies by position and by show. It can be anything from a few hours a week to your primary extracurricular activity on campus. On average, an actor will spend about 8-10 hours in rehearsal a week.
Do I need previous acting experience? Technical experience? No! If you are interested in acting, come to the auditions and give it your best shot! Typically, auditions consist of cold readings so, unless otherwise specified, you will not be asked to prepare anything.
Additionally, many of our lead designers and production team members started with little or no technical experience when they arrived at Georgetown. By working as assistants on production staffs, you can quickly learn the skills it takes to design a show. Additionally, our faculty advisors are happy to help you learn about all aspects of producing theatre. Mask and Bauble is a teaching community, and every show is a chance for both new and returning members to learn new skills.
How do I get to direct, produce, or stage manage a show? In January, the Mask and Bauble Board will begin accepting applications to direct, produce, and stage-manage the next season’s shows. Interested candidates must fill out an application and go through an interview process.
Where is Mask and Bauble located? Mask and Bauble is located in Poulton Hall, just outside the front gates of campus! When coming out of the front gates, take an immediate left on 37th Street. We are located at the end of the block!
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