Frequently asked questions
Where can I purchase tickets for the performance?
How early should I arrive before a performance?
We recommend arriving at least 15 minutes early. Doors open to the public 30 minutes before the start of the show.
Is there assigned seating?
No, we do not assign seats. For this reason, we recommend arriving early to ensure that your entire party can sit together.
Can I record or photograph the show?
Absolutely not. While it may preserve your memory of the show, it is highly distracting to the actors on stage as well as illegal due to copyright laws. We post photos from all of our productions on our facebook page for your enjoyment. So, like our page!
Can I eat or drink in the theater?
Food and drink are not permitted inside the theater.
How do I get to the Genesius Theater?
The brand new, Genesius Theater is located right next to the Mary Pappart School of Music. You can locate the building by taking Seitz Street or Locust Street.
If you submit a play that I've written, will you perform it?
Our season is decided by our faculty advisor, John Lane. We generally do not accept submissions; however, if you are a Duquesne student, faculty member, or Red Masquers card holder, you are allowed to submit a play for our Premieres performances in May.
Who is eligible to audition?
What is the audition experience like?
When you are done with the scene, the director may ask you a few questions, and you may even be asked back to read more sides. You can generally expect to be there for about 15-30 minutes.
Do I have to be at the audition the whole time?
You can arrive at any point in the given time frame, although it is best to arrive no later than 15 minutes before the end of the auditions. You should expect your audition to last between 15-30 minutes, but do be prepared for anything. If you have any conflicts like class or work that limit your time frame, please let whomever is working at the audition table know so they can fit you in accordingly.
If I miss/can't come to auditions, can I still perform in the show?
If you forgot/did not know about the auditions and would still like a chance to be involved, e-mail the Vice President ( Executive Board). In the event that someone were to drop out, you would be a potential replacement. Also, we may have a job for you as an assistant stage manager. If not, the VP can inform you of any upcoming crew opportunities that we have so you can help with the production.
If I'm not cast, what do I do?
You can always help at crew even, if you are not cast. If you aren't interested in that, keep your eyes open for the next auditions because there is always a next time! We love to see familiar faces and encourage everyone to particpate in other ways (set building, costume designing, 24 Hour Play Festivals, etc)!
I'm only interested in acting. Do I have to help with crew?
How do I get involved with stage crew?
Contact our current Vice President (Executive Board) to let them know you are interested in helping out. They can let you know what opportunities are available. Also, you can always keep an eye out for the Red Masquers Facebook page and sign up for our e-mails; we announce a lot of our opportunities through those forums.
If I don't know how to build a set, can I still come to crew?
How long do crews normally last?
You can come and go as you need, but crew typically lasts 4–6 hours.
What is a Chair & how do I become one?
What are the "Red Masquers"?
Are there any requirements to be a Red Masquer?
Be a current Duquesne student
Have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher
Acquire crew hours
Do I have to be a Theater Major to participate?
No; Red Masquers can come from any major and any grade level (undergrad, graduate, PHD students, law students, etc.).
Do you perform musicals?
The Red Masquers primarily focus on performing plays of varying styles and time periods, including musicals!
If I submit a play that I've written, will you perform it?
Our season is decided entirely by our faculty advisor, John Lane. We generally do not accept submissions. However, if you are a Duquesne student, faculty member, or Red Masquers card holder, you are allowed to submit a play for our Premieres performance in May.
Where can I meet Red Masquers?
You will find the board and Red Masquers in the Genesius Theater. Please come anytime to the Green Room to bring up any concerns, or if you want to hang out! You are ALWAYS welcome!