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Video Auditions Announced for 2021 Summer Repertory Season at Hoosier Shakes

HS_logoTHE TEMPEST and RICHARD III

Rehearsals May 16-June 4
Rehearsals in-person in Marion, IN. Housing provided for out of town actors.

Outdoor Indiana Tour: June 5-27 in Marion, Wabash, Fairmount, and Kokomo
Six performances per week. All roles available except Prospero and Richard. We are committed to non-traditional casting and actors of all ethnicities, ages, and genders are encouraged to audition. Stipends range from $800-$1250 for summer six weeks. Spots for four college acting interns- $500 stipend. Housing and small per diem provided for all.

  • Please prepare two contrasting Shakespearean monologues (at least one in verse) and a brief song of any kind that you enjoy singing. If you play an instrument, please demo.
  • Video Only. Submission deadline January 31.

Time Limit 3 minutes with music, 2 minutes without.

Questions? Contact Artistic Director, Dennis Henry at ad@hoosiershakes.com
http://hoosiershakes.com/hoosier-shakes-2021-auditions/ 

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Video Auditions Announced for DADDY LONG LEGS at INNOVAtheatre

INNOV_logoVideo submissions are now being accepted.
Deadline for submissions is January 20th at 11:59pm.

Directed by Jacqlyn Schott
Music Directed by Matthew Nassida
Produced by Denise A. Schnieders

Show Description:
A heartwarming Cinderella story about a witty and winsome young woman and her mysterious benefactor, based on the treasured novel that inspired the classic 1955 film. DADDY LONG LEGS is a beloved tale in the spirit of Jane Austen, The Bronte Sisters and Downton Abbey.

DADDY LONG LEGS features music and lyrics by Tony Award-nominated composer/lyricist, Paul Gordon (Jane Eyre), and Tony-winning librettist/director, John Caird (Les Miserables), and is a “rags-to-riches” tale of newfound love.

Set in the early 1900s in New England, DADDY LONG LEGS follows Jerusha Abbott, the “oldest orphan in the John Grier Home,” as her life is forever changed by a mysterious benefactor giving her the opportunity to attend college to be educated as a writer. The only condition: to write to him monthly with no expectation of receiving a reply. Through her letters to her benefactor–whom she dubs “Daddy Long Legs” in her ignorance of his identity–the audience follows Jerusha’s blossoming and adventures in her newfound freedom.

Occasionally accompanied by her roommate’s uncle, Jervis, who further enriches her world, Jerusha’s life is changed forever–all due to one startling truth she has yet to discover.

Characters:

  • Jerusha (~20-30) – the oldest orphan in the John Grier Home. Witty and intelligent, received funding for college from an anonymous benefactor whom she dubs Daddy Long Legs. (G3- Bb5)
  • Jervis (~25-35) – Jerusha’s anonymous benefactor. A shy, highly educated East Coast aristocrat. (G3- G#4)

Time Commitment:
Rehearsals will begin virtually at the end of January. Any in person rehearsals will be conducted per COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Performance weekend will be March 5th-7th hosted at Loveland Stage Company.

Material To Prepare:

  • Please prepare 32 bars of a musical theatre song.
  • Songs should not be from the show and should be sung with accompaniment.
  • No a cappella auditions will be considered.
  • You may be asked to sing from the score and/or read from the script at callbacks and so familiarity with the show is strongly encouraged.
  • Please submit the video and/or link to auditions@INNOVAtheatre.com along with any additional audition materials (eg: audition form, headshot, resume). Acceptable video formats: YouTube, Google Drive (NOT Google Photo), Vimeo, WeTransfer, or DropBox.

In your email, please also include availability for callbacks.

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Off the Grid and Outreach Tour Auditions Announced at Playhouse in the Park

PIP_logoWe are accepting video audition submissions from non-Equity actors for performance opportunities through our Off the Grid and Outreach Tour engagement programs. Performance opportunities include:

  • Rehearsal and video recording of a school outreach tour (Dragons Love Tacos), which will be presented virtually
  • Live and virtual interactive events
  • Site-specific immersive theatre performances
  • Virtual plays

Deadline to Submit Audition: Jan. 10, 2021

Rates:

  • Outreach Tour: $500 per week for two weeks. Rehearsals will occur March. 8 – 18, filming on March 19. Fittings are required prior to rehearsals starting.
  • Off the Grid (Interactive, virtual and immersive performances): An hourly rate will be provided when called back for shows.

Health and Safety: The Playhouse health and safety plans are in accordance with guidelines outlined by the CDC and the State of Ohio.

Audition Process: To be considered, submit a video audition by Jan. 10, 2021. Actors will be invited to Zoom call-backs on a show-by-show basis.

General Audition Material: Please prepare two contrasting, contemporary monologues. The audition should be no longer than three minutes total. Videos, headshots and resumes should be submitted here.

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Online Auditions Announced for CHECK PLEASE: The Stay-at-Home Edition at Lumos Players

LP_logoOPEN (Zoom) Auditions for CHECK PLEASE: The Stay-at-Home Edition by Jonathan Rand

January 17 from 1-4pm

Auditions, rehearsals and performances will all take place via Zoom (so you do not need to be local to take part!). Audition spots must be reserved in advance by emailing LumosPlayers@gmail.com.

Auditions will consist of sides from the script that will be sent out when your audition is scheduled.

Performance dates – February 14th at 2pm & 7:30pm.
Rehearsals: Sundays & Wednesdays (7-9pm), beginning January 24th.

Synopsis: Dating can be hard. Especially when your date is pretending to know multiple languages, or giving you a PowerPoint presentation, or doing a psychic reading of your feet. As Guy and Girl each endure a series of blind dates, they think it can’t get any worse — until it does. Could there possibly be a light at the end of the tunnel?

The most off-the-wall dates occur online in CHECK PLEASE: Stay At Home Edition, an updated version of the classic comedy written especially for performance on video chat.

A full copy of the script can be read at https://www.playscripts.com/play/4703

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Digital Auditions Announced for TEXAS ANNIE: THE LEGEND OF THE MOAN RANGER

MISC_Auditions2Announcing Digital Auditions for
TEXAS ANNIE: The Legend of the Moan Ranger
A New (Adult) Musical by Jennifer Howd and Ross Mihalko
Performances: TBD Late May/Early June of 2021

Rehearsals will take place digitally beginning in Late January/Early February for table work and character development. Rehearsals will move to in-person rehearsals as weather and covid conditions apply. No rehearsal schedule is established at this point but will be negotiable based on actor schedules. Technical rehearsals in May will be mandatory, but again, can be scheduled based on actor schedules.

TEXAS ANNIE is a campy, sex-positive musical comedy following the adventures of a renegade dildo runner in Texas when sex toys are declared illegal. Think ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW meets John Waters.

Auditions by Video Submission Only. What to send:

  • A short video showcasing 3 original/improvised characters. For each character, introduce yourself as the character and give a little backstory. Remember to give each character a specific voice and physicality. Read the character descriptions below so you have a sense of the diversity of age and styles of the character work we’re looking for in this show.
  • You may be asked to film an additional side from the show after submitting the first video.
  • If considered in the final round of casting, you may be asked to attend a Zoom or in-person, socially distant callback.

Please send video with resume and headshot attached to Maggie Perrino, mperrino@thecarnegie.com by 5pm on Friday, January 15th to be considered for the show. Links preferred rather than video files. 

ALSO NOTE:

  • TEXAS ANNIE requires a diversity of race, gender identity, age, and body type in its casting. Actors from all backgrounds and life experiences are encouraged to audition. Actors must be able to play the characters as listed, but needn’t match the role specifically in age or gender identity. 

Compensation Information

  • TEXAS ANNIE is being staged as part of a larger festival format. All actors will be involved in a profit-sharing agreement that entitles them to part of the revenue earned. Details of agree will be hashed out collaboratively once dates, capacity, and ticket prices are known. 

Performance Tracks

TEXAS ANNIE will require a cast of 8 performers to play a wide variety of characters throughout the show. Specific tracks are still being decided and may change based on actor talents/abilities

Character Descriptions
(Please note some characters currently have actors being considered and may be cast by the 15th.)

TEXAS ANNIE / ANNIE GINA [Gender: Female] [Age: 20s-30s] [Fortune Feimster type]
Annie’s spent most of her life as an antisocial wall-flower working the counter of her grandmother’s sex toy store. But when Governor Killjoy outlaws sex toys and sends her Granny to the penitentiary, Annie dons a fake mustache to become the curvaceous and confident freedom fighter of fornication instrumentation known as “The Moan Ranger.”

ASHLEY KILLJOY [Gender: Female] [Age: 20s][Lily Collins type]
Ashley is the prim and proper daughter of Texas Governor Killjoy. She’s lived most of her life being told sex is a sinful act performed by deviants, but after her accidental kidnapping by Annie, Ashley opens her eyes (and thighs) to the power of sex and love.

GOVERNOR KILLJOY [Gender: Male) [late 40s/early 50s] [Tom Selleck type]
Governor Killjoy is the conservative Christian leader of the Loan Star state who has made it his personal crusade to outlaws sex toys, since “Dildos are the Devil’s Tools.” He’s a Tom Selleck type (complete with mustache) who loves western wear and justice.

WOLF JOHNSON – TEXAS RANGER [Gender: Male] [late 40s/early 50s][Matthew McConaughey type; Good at physical comedy]
Wolf Johnson is the Governor’s iron-fisted right hand man. He’s a hard-fighting, door-kicking Chuck Norris-type who has declared war on Texas Annie after he lost his eye in a dildo fight. He’s a master of disguise who speaks in unintentional sexual innuendos.

RAINBOW / RAINBOW FLESHLIGHT [Gender: Female] [Early 60s][Lily Tomlin type]
Rainbow is Granny’s long-time live-in life partner. She’s a peace-loving hippie who dies during an out-of-body experience and goes on to possess a fleshlight (a flashlight-shaped fake vagina sex toy) and become Annie’s spiritual advisor.

JOY GOODBODY [Gender: Female] [50s/60s][Kim Catrrall type]
Dr. Joy Goodbody is a sensual sex educator who teaches self-exploration workshops to women in her Pussy Palace. She’s absolutely dripping with sexuality and confidence at all times. Think Kim Catrrall in Sex In The City after a dozen oysters.

COOKIE SPEDGEWICK [Gender: Female] [40s] [Jennifer Coolidge type]
Cookie is one of Texas Annie’s first customers. She’s a white trash psychic/hairdresser with a heart of gold.

MANGUS SPEDGEWICK [Gender: Male] [40s/50s] [Gary Sinise in Forrest Gump type]
Mangus is Cookie’s husband. He’s a wheel-chair bound war veteran who needs Texas Annie’s tools to help him satisfy his wife.

CHERRY and CANDI [Gender: Female] [20s]
Cherry and Candi are Ashley’s smoking-hot, slut-proud sorority sisters. They are the ones who initially set the governor’s daughter on her road trip to self-discovery.

JUDGE CROSS [Gender: Male] [60s]
Jude Cross is the conservative Texas State Judge who can’t wait to throw the book and The Bible at anyone who violates the anti-sex toy laws.

THE MOAN RANGER [Gender: Male] [20s]
The Moan Ranger is the confident, handsome, mask-wearing star of the show. He ends up being the inspiration for Texas Annie’s mustached persona.

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