Department of Theatre holds auditions for "Tartuffe"

Sep 12, 2016 | Liberal Arts

Louisiana Tech University’s Department of Theatre will be holding auditions for its first production of the 2016-2017 season, “Tartuffe,” written by Moliere and directed by Cherrie Sciro.
new-tartuffeTartuffe auditions are open to the public and will be held at 7:30 p.m. on September 19 and 20 in Stone Theatre, located in Louisiana Tech’s Howard Center for the Performing Arts. The full run of performances is scheduled for November 1-6.
To participate in auditions, please prepare a two-minute monologue in the manor of the show with rhythmic patterns and comedic language. No dramatic or contemporary monologues will be accepted. If you have a particular character that you are auditioning for, you must choose a monologue that is similar to that character.
Tartuffe is Moliere’s comic masterpiece and a hilarious use of satire about a religious zealot con artist extraordinaire who oozes godliness and charisma. Will Tartuffe’s hypocrisy be found out before Orgon’s family is completely given to the madness of Tartuffe’s secret plan, which is to take everything that is important to Orgon, his wife, family, money, and place in the community?  Tartuffe will stop at nothing to achieve it, and Orgon’s son will stop at nothing to prevent it from happening.  This famous farce is a cautionary tale told with lightning quick wit, complete with star-crossed lovers, a very frustrated wife and a badgering grandmother.
We want everyone to be a part of Moliere’s slapstick comedy and an experience that you can’t turn down.  For more information on Tartuffe or the Louisiana Tech Department of Theatre, please call us at 318-257-2930 or visit us at  You can also “like” our Facebook page:, or follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @LaTechTheatre.
Written by Olivia Wilcox –