Season 52 Auditions



Written by Chelsea Marcantel

Directed by Mycah Artis

About the play: Airness: the extent to which a performer transcends the imitation of a real guitar and becomes an art form in and of itself. When Nina enters her first air guitar competition, she thinks winning will be easy. But as she meets a group of charismatic nerds determined to become the next air guitar champion, she discovers more about the artform... and herself. The Michigan premiere of this 2017 Humana Festival hit, Airness is a comedy about competition, completion, and finding the rock star inside us all.



WHO: Current University of Detroit Mercy students are invited to audition.
WHEN: Sept. 6, 7 p.m.
WHERE: Reno Hall Room 164


  • Prepare one monologue, preferably comedic in nature, that is under 2 minutes.
  • Dress for movement. There will be an ensemble movement section as part of the audition that
    will be learned during the audition.
  • No experience required come with a desire to perform!


If you are cast in this production, you must be available for the following rehearsal times:

  • Evening rehearsals Monday-Thursday, 7-10 p.m. Beginning, Sept. 12.
  • Tech Rehearsals: Friday, Oct. 21 from 5-10 p.m.; Saturday, Oct. 22 from 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Tuesday October 25, Wednesday, Oct. 26, and Thursday Oct. 27 from 6-10 p.m.
  • Performances: Oct. 28, 29, 30 & Nov. 4, 5, 6, 2022. Friday/Saturday, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, 3 p.m.
Questions? Call 313-993-3270 or email Sarah Rusk at