Black Box Theatre Play Competition

The Black Box Theatre

MCC students explore the world of the theatre through courses on acting, character analysis, scene preparation, theatre design, scene construction, costuming, and lighting and you are able to enjoy fabulous entertainment as a result!

The Black Box Theatre Competition Performance

Saturday, May 4 at 7:00 p.m.

Tickets are $5 at the door only.

Come and cheer on the groups who have been working tirelessly to create a play. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the performances begin at 7:00 p.m. The performance will take place in The Black Box Theatre, which is located in Building E. Park in Lot C.

 For more information, contact Jay Geller


The Black Box Theatre at McHenry County College is proud to announce auditions for their fall 2024 production of Metamorphoses by Mary Zimmerman, directed by Jay Geller.

Mary Zimmerman's Metamorphoses brings Ovid's tales to visual life. Set in and around a large pool of water onstage, the play juxtaposes the ancient and the contemporary in both language and image to reflect the variety and persistence of narrative in the face of inevitable change. Time magazine hailed it as the “theatrical event of the year” and the New York Times raved, "With its emphases on love, loss and the transforming powers of memory and the imagination . . . the production has been reducing calloused New Yorkers to sobs."

There are roles for 10 versatile and energetic performers of any gender, ethnicity, or age. All roles are members of an ensemble, in which each member has several features and several supporting roles. All cast members must be comfortable in water.

Please prepare a two-three minute classical monologue (from any Shakespeare or Greek play) and dress to move for the audition.

Auditions will be held on Monday, August 26 and Tuesday, August 27 from 6 - 8:30 p.m. Callbacks will be held on Thursday, August 29. Rehearsals will begin on Wednesday, September 4 and be held every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 6 - 9:30 p.m. Performances are November 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17.

Sign up for an audition slot »

Select a poster and check out our past productions!

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Mr. Burns, A Post Electric Play poster
The Foreigner poster
August: Osage County poster
Trudy and Max in Love poster
Grease poster
Moon Over Buffalo poster
The Normal Heart poster
The Heidi Chronicles poster
Anything Goes poster
Hot L Baltimore poster

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