Juilliard Drama offers a wide variety of performance opportunities designed to allow actors to practice skills they’ve acquired in the classroom and to integrate them into a way of working that is reliable and collaborative. Directed by accomplished faculty and exciting visiting professionals, these productions are selected with the aim of serving the actors’ growth and challenging them in a variety of increasingly demanding ways.
Students do not audition for roles; all casting is done by the faculty. In the first two years, roles are assigned primarily to serve the needs of an individual student’s training rather than the demands of the play. In the third and fourth years, we seek to serve both the play and the needs of the ensemble.
In addition to formal productions, actors originate roles in new work by Juilliard playwrights in twice-monthly Playwrights Labs and in more informal PlayTime readings.