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Video Auditions Announced for SEE ME. HEAR ME. at American Legacy Theatre

ALT_logoMISSION
American Legacy Theatre generates inviting, reimagined theatrical experiences for all people to have a voice in enriching society.

PROJECT
SEE ME. HEAR ME. is an original one-act play focused around family miscommunication, youth trauma stemming from isolation and gender identity, and career pathways in behavioral health all to reduce stigma around youth mental health services. Developed with A.L.T, in consultation with Ohio’s Dept of Mental Health and Addiction Services, this piece was written by Executive Artistic Director & CEO, Matthew David Gellin.

SEE ME. HEAR ME. is to be performed in a localized tour to Southwest Ohio high schools. This will be a 6-person company – 4 actors, 1 stage manager, 1 company manager, 2 vans.

** Rehearsals and performances will be during the day time Monday through Friday. **

TIMELINE
Video Auditions: NOW. Submit by August 23, 2022 for first consideration.
Rehearsals begin: September 6, 2022
First Performance Date: September 13, 2022
Current Ending Contract Date: September 30, 2022
Up to 10 performances a week of this 45-minute piece.

EXPECTATIONS
The Actor (any gender) will structure, manage and execute the steps required to implement a high quality acting process that serves the integrity of the play, bonds the other artists, aligns artistic vision, and heightens audience engagement with the piece. Attendance at all rehearsals and performances is a given.

Additional expectations: Actors will actively participate with install and strike at each school location. Actors will hold themselves accountable on all matters, and will report to the stage manager and company manager, respectively, when appropriate.

The Executive Artistic Director will be available to assist with critical components along the way.

COMPENSATION
This is a four-week contract at $500/week. Potential extension of tour is in consideration.

For inquiries, referrals, and consideration contact Matthew David Gellin, Executive Artistic Director, at 716-812-8035 or matthew.gellin@americanlegacytheatre.org.

ROLES – ALL ROLES CAN BE PLAYED BY ANY GENDER.

  • Logan – Non-binary teen who needs their parent’s sincere attention. Lashing out.
    Officer Jones (also doubles as) – Level-headed and controlled. Strong.
  • Jamie – Peer support specialist and parent of college student. Sassy and high on life.
  • Casey – Logan’s parent who is at wits end with Logan. Loves Logan but struggles to connect.
  • Morgan – Therapist and counselor. Pragmatic, yet passionate about what they do.

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Auditions Announced for MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING at Southbank Shakespeare

SBS_Much Ado AudSouthbank Shakespeare is pleased to announce auditions for their upcoming production of MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING at Bellevue’s Beach Park.

Auditions will be held at the Callahan Community Center in Bellevue, KY on April 16th from 11am to 5pm.

Actors should prepare a short Shakespeare monologue and be prepared to read sides from Much Ado. Additionally, If you have a musical skill, instrumental or vocal, we’d love for you to demonstrate that during the audition.

We’ll also be accepting video submissions if unable to attend the in-person audition. For video submissions, send a YouTube or Vimeo link to davidsonle3@gmail.com on/before April 23 for full consideration.

Important Dates: Rehearsals will begin the week of June 26 with the performance being held on July 22-23.

To secure an audition slot or for more information contact stage manager Lauren Davidson at: davidsonle3@gmail.com

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Madison Drama Students Create Audio Drama Podcast

MHS_Podcast Project logoBelieved to be first high school to adapt professional scripts to podcasting

Madison Township OH: The students of the Madison High School Drama Club have released the first episode of a new audio podcast titled the Madison Thespians Podcast Project. Season one is a
three-part thriller, “In the Forests of the Night” by Del Martin. The staff at Madison High School has not been able to find any other podcasts created by high school students that adapt professionally written stage scripts to the audio format, making their students the first to produce this form of drama.

The podcast is available now through May 31 on Spotify, Apple Podcasts and other major podcasting platforms, or can be listened to with any web browser at madisonarts.click/podcast. The story focuses on a group of high school students who awake from the same dream, compelled to meet at night at a particular tree to play a mysterious game. As the drama unfolds, we learn that most of the students have played the game before, but they know that not all of them will return to their school.

The entire production was rehearsed and recorded in front of a live audience in only three days over the Presidents’ Day weekend. By using this fast-paced approach, Thespian advisor Teresa Crim and director Joel Brown wanted to involve students who are already busy with school, work and rehearsals for the spring musical, while also giving them a new and different learning opportunity by focusing only on the vocal acting without the additional burdens of blocking, movement, line memorization, costumes and tech. Unlike many high school drama productions that have been streamed online over the past two years, this concept did not arise from a need to cope with pandemic restrictions, but instead was developed as a unique performing experience that could benefit both new and experienced student actors.

Students who participated in the production said they liked “the opportunity to focus more on the vocal part of acting.” Others said “I learned that you can truly make something awesome in just a few days,” and “Doing audio theater is a good way to give yourself the experience you would need to do voice acting.”

The directors have approached several script publishers to try to get the rights to adapt other plays for their podcast, and students have said they would like to try a comedy next. Unlike their normal theater productions, podcasts do not generate ticket revenue to fund the next show. The students hope to get donations from podcast listeners to help finance licensing future seasons. Donations can be made at madisonarts.click/podcast.

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Online Auditions Announced for HEATHERS the Musical at CenterStage Players

CSP_logoCenterstage Players
HEATHERS the Musical Auditions

Step into our candy store! If you missed the original 2020 auditions, here’s your chance to join the reboot. Centerstage Players is now accepting video auditions for our May 2022 production. We are retaining some of our pre-pandemic cast and as a result some roles are already filled. Listed below are the available roles.

About HEATHERS
HEATHERS The Musical is the darkly delicious story of Veronica Sawyer, a brainy, beautiful teenage misfit who hustles her way into the most powerful and ruthless clique at Westerberg High: the Heathers. But before she can get comfortable atop the high school food chain, Veronica falls in love with the dangerously sexy new kid J.D. When Heather Chandler, the Almighty, kicks her out of the group, Veronica decides to bite the bullet and kiss Heather’s aerobicized ass…but J.D. has another plan for that bullet.
Brought to you by the award-winning creative team of Kevin Murphy (Reefer Madness, “Desperate Housewives”), Laurence O’Keefe (Bat Boy, Legally Blonde) and Andy Fickman (Reefer Madness, She’s the Man). HEATHERS The Musical is a hilarious, heartfelt, and homicidal show based on the greatest teen comedy of all time. With its moving love story, laugh-out-loud comedy, and unflinching look at the joys and anguish of high school, Heathers will be the most heart stopping musical in Cincinnati this season. Are you in or are you out?

Directed by Amanda Borchers
Music Directed by Carolyn Youngquist
Choreographed by Robert Fields
Produced by Mark Culp and Fred Hunt

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Please prepare 32 measures of an up tempo musical theater or contemporary pop piece and submit your recording to ajborchers@gmail.com with Heathers-Centerstage in the subject line.
  • You may be asked to perform a cold read from the script via a zoom callback scheduled with the director, creative team, and members of the existing cast. This will only be done if necessary.
  • Please include your known rehearsal conflicts for Feb-May 2022 and a theatrical resume.
  • Submission Deadline: February 5th, 2022

Casting decisions & notifications will be made by February 7th, 2022
Show dates: April 22-24 & April 29 May 1
Rehearsals will be determined by cast availability, 3 nights per week (likely Monday,Thursday,Sunday from Feb- May) until tech with the possibility of a few optional rehearsals added closer to tech week.

Open Roles

  • JD – 17. He is darkly charismatic, compelling, attractive, charming on the outside yet very damaged on the inside. Keen smarts and strong inventive comedy. Voice: Strong, confident belt to at least an Ab, A preferable; wide emotional range.
  • HEATHER DUKE – 17. Whipping-girl of the 3 Heathers. When she finally becomes Queen Bee she wields power like a bulldozer. Alto for chorus. Voice: Strong belt to C, D preferred. Alto for chorus. NOTE: in certain choral songs Heather Duke and Mac can switch vocal parts as needed.
  • MARTHA DUNNSTOCK – 17. Nicknamed “Martha Dumptruck”, the opposite of hot, confident, or popular. Huge and beautiful soul, optimistic even in the face of rejection. Voice: Strong belt to E or F, wide vocal expression.
  • RAM SWEENEY – 17, Linebacker. Big, insensitive to the feelings of others, ruled by appetites. Voice: Strong Baritone, belt to G, some Falsetto useful.
  • MS. FLEMING/VERONICA’S MOM – 45 to 50. Ms. Fleming: Aging hippie teacher, still yearning for the day the Age of Aquarius reaches Ohio. Hungry for the spotlight, resentful of entitled youth. Also plays Veronica’s Mom: easygoing, distant, yet capable of laying down the law. Voice: Great belt up to C, higher always welcome.
  • BOY 1 – Bitter Geek 16-18. A put-upon, bitter geek. Voice: Bari (up to F#) or Tenor (up to A).
  • BOY 2 – Blowdried Preppy 16-18. A blowdried 80’s preppy. Voice: Bass (up to E) or Bari (up to G#).
  • BOY 3 – Hipster Dork 16-18. Thinks he’s Ducky from ‘Pretty In Pink.’ Voice: Bari (up to F#) or Tenor (up to A).
  • GIRL 2 – Stoner Chick 16-18. A fuzzyheaded stoner chick. Voice: Belt to at least C# (a Soprano up to high A/B is also a plus).
  • GIRL 3 – Young Republicanette 16-18. A tennis-playing, uptight Student Council type. Voice: Belt to at least C# (Soprano up to high A/B is also a plus).

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SERIALS! 12: THUNDER HEDRON Runs Feb. 7-April 7

KTC_Serials 12 logoSERIALS! 12: THUNDER HEDRON
Know Theatre of Cincinnati
Feb. 7-March 28
[Over-the-Rhine | Livestream]

15 minute episodes of new plays, every two weeks, for a total of 5 installments–delivered to you in the comfort of your own home.

Every week, YOU, the audience, votes on which 3 plays will continue for another episode, and which 2 will be banished to a dystopian theatrical wasteland.

Watch Episode One through Four here.

Episode Five Line-Up

A LITTLE MERMAID by Emily Borst
A mermaid has to marry a prince. Maybe.

VINCENT & PAUL & MADAME by Jim Stark
Van Gogh and Gaugin were roommates. Really.

THE MACKEY TAPES by Zoe Peterson
You only THINK you know the legend of Bobby Mackey’s

NON-FUNGIBLE by Andrew Hungerford
A crypto scam goes very, very wrong.

HUMAN ZOO by Brandon Leatherland
Humans find themselves abducted and put in a zoo.

  • Mon, Feb. 7 at 7:30pm No in-person performance
  • Mon, Feb. 21 at 7:30pm No in-person performance
  • Mon, March 7 at 7:30pm In-person performance
  • Mon, March 21 at 7:30pm In-person performance
  • Mon, April 4 at 7:30pm In-person performance

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