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Auditions for HERE’S TO LIVING at Cincinnati Playwrights Initiative

CPI_logoCincinnati Playwright Institute (CPI) announces auditions for a new play, “Here’s to Living”. Please email the director, Richard Zenk at richardjoseph@gmail.com, with your resume and headshot by February 5.

There will be 2-3 Zoom rehearsals in February and a live performance at the Aronoff on February 22 at 7pm. As the event is a reading, there is no memorization or blocking for the performance.

You can read the play online: https://tinyurl.com/2p9fcp7p

Available Roles:

  1. Clyde Butts: Juliana’s husband, who considers himself an entrepreneur, but has not yet found success
  2. Edgar Montgomery: the Dean of the former college where Jesse was a full professor
  3. Julieanna Kincaid: Jesse’s daughter, caught between the love of her father and her husband
  4. Narrator: Reads stage directions
  5. Stormy Cooper (Jesse’s estate attorney) and the Pharmacy Clerk

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Auditions Announced for YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN DEAD at Mason Community Players

MCP_logoTwo years ago, Mason Community Players was in rehearsal for You Have the Right to Remain Dead. Undaunted by the delay, MCP will produce the show this May. Some cast members are still able to fill the roles they left so long ago, but many have been unable to return to take the stage. Director Tess Catlin is holding auditions for seven of the show’s roles.

Auditions will be held

  • Friday, February 11, 2022 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM and
  • Saturday, February 12, 2022 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

at the Mason Community Playhouse, 5529 Mason Road in Mason.

Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script.

You Have the Right to Remain Dead is a mystery-comedy that traces the antics of Fat Daddy’s rich and conniving family. They are all suspects in his murder and it is up to the police (and the audience) to solve the case. Everyone will be guessing until the final clue, the murderer, and the victim are revealed.

The show will be presented May 6, 7, 12, 13 & 14 at 8:00 PM and May 8 at 2:00 PM.

Descriptions of the available roles are listed below and also accessible on the Mason Players web site at masonplayers.org.

Roles that need to be filled include:

  • HARNELL CHESTERTON – male, 30s or 40s, a pompous narrator, always speaks his mind
  • BLANCHE La TOURE – female, 40s, a frazzled director
  • OFFICER BAINBRIDGE – male, 30s, a seasoned police detective
  • TRUDY MARSH – female, teens or early 20s, the ultimate stage manager/techie
  • AJAX CONROY/CLETE/MAN 3 – male, 20s-30s, not too bright
  • LEIGH DORSETT/HYACINTH – female, 20s or 30s, business-like
  • STEVE RANDALL/EARL/MAN 2 – male, 20s, newcomer to the group

Questions should be addressed to Tess Catlin, tkcatlin@gmail.com.

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Auditions Announced for SOMETHING ROTTEN! at TheatreLab Dayton

TLD_logoAuditions are open for SOMETHING ROTTEN!

Jan 31 & Feb 1, 6:30-8pm (Callbacks following auditions each night)
Open Dance Call Feb 2, 7pm

  • Please prepare 2 (two) contrasting vocal pieces, in the style of the show, that show off acting as well as vocal range (each 16-32 bar cuts).
  • Please be prepared to attend the dance call on Feb 2 (bring your tap shoes if you can).
  • ** TheatreLab will also be accepting videos- which can be sent to auditions@theatrelabdayton.org. Please submit by Feb 1.

Co Directed by Angie Thacker & Gina Kleesattel
Music Directed by John Benjamin
Choreographed by Gage Wayne
Music and Lyrics by Karey & Wayne Kirkpatrick
Book by John O’ Farrell

Performance dates: May 20/ 21st 2022
Rehearsals begin: April 4th 2022
Paid, contracted positions.

SOMETHING ROTTEN Character Descriptions

  • Shakespeare – The Bard. Over the top with a huge ego.
  • Nick Bottom – A struggling writer who cannot stand Shakespeare. Nigel’s older brother.
  • Nigel Bottom – Nick’s sweet younger brother. A struggling writer who falls in love with Portia, a Puritan.
  • Bea – Nick’s wife. She loves Nick despite his past lack of success. She dresses up like a man to prove she can be an actor.
  • Portia – A Puritan woman who loves poetry, theater, and ultimately Nigel.
  • Nostradamus – A soothsayer
  • Brother Jeremiah – Portia’s father. A Puritan who thinks Nick and Nigel’s plays are sinful.
  • Minstrel – Welcome to the Renaissance soloist
  • Ensemble- cover a multitude of roles- heavily featured- need to be strong movers/ dancers

Actors of all races, ethnicities, gender identities and abilities are encouraged to audition.

All cast and crew must be fully vaccinated (including booster, if more than 6 months past first two shots) prior to the first rehearsal!

Link to Sign-Up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0f4dadad2ca4f5c61-something

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Auditions Announced for THE ODD COUPLE at Greater Hamilton Civic Theatre

GHCT_logoTHE ODD COUPLE

Directed by Rhonda Lucas
Produced by Brett Sandlin
Sponsored by The Crum Family

Thursday, March 10 at 7PM
Friday, March 11 at 7PM

Auditions will take place at The Creative Center at the Palace
​215 S. Third Street
Hamilton, OH 45011

Rehearsals will depend upon actor availability, but will most likely consist of Sunday and Friday evenings and 1-2 additional weeknights. Show dates are April 28-May 1, 2022.

SYNOPSIS
​This classic comedy opens as a group of the guys assembled for cards in the apartment of divorced Oscar Madison. And if the mess is any indication, it’s no wonder that his wife left him. Late to arrive is Felix Unger who has just been separated from his wife. Fastidious, depressed and none too tense, Felix seems suicidal, but as the action unfolds Oscar becomes the one with murder on his mind when the clean-freak and the slob ultimately decide to room together with hilarious results as The Odd Couple is born.

WHAT TO PREPARE
Auditions will consist of reading from the script.

​CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS
Oscar Madison – A carefree, good-natured, divorced sportswriter who lives alone in a messy eight-room New York apartment. He is completely oblivious to dirt, clutter, and the overdue child-support payments about which his wife telephones weekly. Oscar’s lifestyle is abruptly turned around when he takes in one of the members of the group, Felix Ungar, whose wife has thrown him out.

Felix Unger – A fussy man who knows that he is difficult to live with but cannot—or will not—make any concessions or compromises. His wife, unwilling to continue their marriage, asks him to leave the family despite his suicide threat, and he then moves in with Oscar.

Gwendolyn Pigeon – Oscar and Felix’s giggly upstairs neighbor, one of a pair of English sisters. She is a widow.

Cecily Pigeon – Oscar and Felix’s giggly upstairs neighbor, one of a pair of English sisters. She is a divorcée.

Speed – One of Oscar and Felix’s poker buddies. Gruff and sarcastic, often picking on Vinnie and Murray.

Murray – A NYPD policeman, one of Oscar and Felix’s poker buddies.

Roy – One of Oscar and Felix’s poker buddies. Oscar’s accountant. Roy has a dry wit but is less acerbic than Speed.

​Vinnie – One of Oscar and Felix’s poker buddies. Vinnie is mild-mannered and henpecked, making him an easy target for Speed’s verbal barbs.

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Meals 4 Monologues: Casting Society of America Member D. Lynn Meyers to Audition Actors to Encourage Support of Local Foodstore, February 12, 15 & 16

ETC_logo(Cincinnati, OH) Dim the lights, raise the curtain! Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati hosts its tenth annual Meals 4 Monologues auditions. Actors from throughout the Midwest are invited for a general audition call to perform for D. Lynn Meyers, a member of the Casting Society of America (CSA), and are encouraged to make a donation to Cincinnati’s Freestore Foodbank.

The event, in an effort to support local food banks while auditioning local talent, will be held virtually via Zoom on Saturday, February 12 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm; and Tuesday, February 15 and Wednesday, February 16, 2022 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. This is an open casting call to all Equity union and non-union actors for future theatre, film, TV, and/or commercial projects cast by D. Lynn Meyers, CSA. This call is for all interested without regard to previous experience and with a strong emphasis on diversity and inclusion.

Audition time slots are 3 minutes each and must be scheduled ONLINE at www.ensemblecincinnati.org/auditions. Sign-ups will be available starting January 24, 2022 at 12:00pm and are and on a first-come, first-serve basis.

To audition:

  • Upload a current HEADSHOT and RÉSUMÉ (DO NOT email them);
  • Prepare a short monologue and song (must be performed a cappella), or two prepared monologues.
  • A donation to the Cincinnati Freestore Foodbank is suggested: bit.ly/Meals2022

The Freestore Foodbank is the largest emergency food and services provider to children and families in Greater Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky, and Southeast Indiana, distributing 33 million meals annually to low-income individuals and families. The Freestore Foodbank supports 511 community partner agencies serving 20 counties in Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana. This includes food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, community centers, program sites, senior centers, and daycare facilities. The Freestore Foodbank is a member of Feeding America.

The Casting Society of America (CSA) is the premier organization of theatrical Casting Directors in film, television, and theatre. Although it is not a union, the CSA is a united professional society that consistently sets the level of professionalism in casting upon which the entertainment industry relies. CSA’s more than 490 members are represented not only in the United States, but also in Europe, Canada, Australia, and South Africa. “I am very proud to be a member of the Casting Society of America,” says CSA member D. Lynn Meyers. “The idea of Meals 4 Monologues came from a desire to always see new talent and to aid the community. I am delighted at the opportunity to see new faces and to spread outreach beyond the Greater Cincinnati area through this event.”

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2021-2022 Season Presenting Sponsor is the Otto M. Budig Family Foundation.

Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati is supported, in part, by the generosity of community contributions to the ArtsWave Campaign.

The Ohio Arts Council helps fund Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans. Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati also receives funding from the Shubert Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati is a professional theatre dedicated to producing world and regional premieres of works that often explore compelling social issues. We fulfill our mission through our stage productions and educational outreach programs that enlighten, enliven, enrich and inspire our audiences.

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