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Online Auditions Announced for THE COMPLETE WORKS OF SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED) at The Drama Workshop

TDW_VERTThe Drama Workshop to Hold Online Auditions for
THE COMPLETE WORKS OF SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED)

The Drama Workshop is pleased to announce auditions for The Complete Works of Shakespeare (Abridged).  The play will be directed by Becky Collins and opens Drama Workshop’s season with performances running August 8 – 22. Rehearsals will begin June 22.

The Complete Works of Shakespeare (Abridged) calls for a cast of 3 performers in any combination of gender identity. There is a possibility that the show may be double cast.

Those interested in auditioning should go to https://thedramaworkshop.org/auditions-2

Fill the form out and submit it as instructed.  A collection of monologues from the show will be sent to you.  Choose one monologue from Group A and one from Group B.  Videotape a yourself performing the two chosen monologues using a wide, full body shot and send the videos to the email address provided on the speeches. Please clearly state your name at the start of the video(s). Facial expression and physicality will be as important as how well you read the speeches.

Audition videos are due no later than May 30.

After the videos have been reviewed, the director will contact those performers whom she would like to invite to a call-back. Online call backs will be held in small groups via Zoom.

For more information, send an email inquiry to TDW.Auditions@gmail.com.

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Season Update Due to COVID-19 from The Drama Workshop

TDW_VERTDear Drama Workshop Patrons and Community,

With the safety of our patrons and volunteers as our priority, The Drama Workshop Board has made the decision to cancel and postpone the following upcoming productions:

  • RING OF FIRE (May 1-17, 2020) has been cancelled.
  • HOME BREW THEATRE PART 5 (Originally planned for June 12-14, 2020) will be postponed to January 2021.
  • HOME BREW THEATRE Auditions (3/29-30) have been cancelled and will be rescheduled.

We will be reaching out to our Season Subscribers and other ticket holders concerning the impacted productions.

Non-profit arts organizations like The Drama Workshop will feel the financial impacts of cancelled and postponed productions. If you’re able to, please consider a donation to TDW to help offset that impact, using the link below.

www.thedramaworkshop.org/donate

Thank you for your continued support of The Drama Workshop.

Please follow best practices and keep yourselves healthy! We look forward to seeing you in The Glenmore Playhouse soon!

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Auditions Announced for HOME BREW THEATRE at The Drama Workshop

TDW_Home Brew 5 logoThe Drama Workshop will hold open auditions for its production of Home Brew Theatre.

Dates/Times:

  • Sunday, March 29th at 6pm.-8pm
  • Monday, March 30th at 7pm-9pm.

Please sign up using this link to allow us to prepare properly. Please also arrive a little early to fill out audition paperwork.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A094FA8A622A6FC1-auditions2

LOCATION: * The TDW ANNEX Building, (Location details below.)

Home Brew is TDW’s annual showcase of short plays by local authors, accompanied by a reception featuring beer from West Side Brewing. This year Home Brew will have four performances over the weekend of June 12-14, 2020, including a Saturday matinee. This year again Home Brew Theatre is supported by a generous grant from Summer Fair Cincinnati.

There are 10 directors for the 10 plays.  Auditions will be in front of the panel of directors. There are a variety of roles for actors of all genders and ages, late teen and above. It’s possible for an actor to be cast in more than one play, depending on rehearsal schedule availability. Some of the roles may have been pre-cast depending the director’s preference.

Auditions may be captured on video for directors who can’t be present on both dates.

There will be a short musical for the first time at Home Brew! More on that below.

Actors: Please prepare a one-minute monologue.

After the monologues, actors will do readings from selected Home Brew scripts.The audition sides can be previewed here. https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1R-ow7MncVK_TpOBavYKygHKJoA9fgG5P

The short musical “Puddle Jumpers” requires three late teen aged girls (stage age). Characters are: Holly: alto, Brainy and into science and math. Socially awkward; Becca, sop. 2, fashionista, popular but having a very bad day; and Zith, sop. 1, into D&D, Pokemon and video games. Friendly and hyperactive.  If auditioning for the musical please bring 16 bars of your own recorded backing track, on your own phone or a CD. There won’t be an accompanist.

If cast, all actors will be required to become members of The Drama Workshop.

LOCATION: It’s best to park in the old Capell’s lot at 3640 Gable Ave. Please enter the rear of the TDW Annex building (entrance is at the rear right side of the parking lot). Please email questions to tdw.homebrew@gmail.com

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Selections Announced for HOME BREW THEATRE at The Drama Workshop

TDW_Home Brew 5 logoThe Drama Workshop will present HOME BREW THEATRE the weekend of June 12-14, 2020 at the Glenmore Playhouse in Cheviot.

Due to popular demand a 4th performance has been added this year – a Saturday matinee!

The annual festival features full productions of short plays by local authors, and a Meet the Artists reception featuring local beer.

This year again the beer will be supplied by our friends at West Side Brewing.

The selected plays are:

A BEER* by Peter J. Stavros
Directed by Becky Collins

FIRST KISS* by Betsy Bossart
Directed by Stephanie Klein

GATE EXPECTATIONS* by Chris Bishop
Directed by Jeff Nieman

HEART CONDITION by Eric Thomas
Directed by Judy Berrens

MADAME MISTY by Megan Ann Jacobs
Directed by Trisha Cooper
 
PUDDLE JUMPERS: A MUSICAL* by Fred Tacon
Directed by Lynne Aronson

THAT WASN’T MY INTENT* by Patricia Mullins
Directed by Betsy Bossart

THE MILE HIGH CLUB* by Arny Stoller
Directed by Amy Eyers

THE SURPRISE ENGAGEMENT* by Christine Charlson
Directed by Greg Hatfield

ZOMBIES ARE TAKING OUR JOBS* by Micheal Hickerson
Directed by Rose Vanden Eynden

*Indicates World Premier.

Tickets are available at www.thedramaworkshop.org or by calling (513)598-8303.

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Auditions Announced for BRIGHT STAR at The Drama Workshop

TDW_VERTThe Drama Workshop Announces Audition Dates for the Musical BRIGHT STAR

Open auditions for The Drama Workshop’s production of Steve Martin and Edie Brickell’s bluegrass musical BRIGHT STAR will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, February 23 and at 7 p.m. on Monday, February 24. If needed, call backs will be held on Wednesday, February 26 at 7 p.m.

Auditions will be held at the Glenmore Playhouse, 3716 Glenmore Ave. Cheviot, OH 45211. The doors of the theater will open 30 minutes before the start of each audition.

BRIGHT STAR will open on August 7 and close on August 23. Rehearsals will begin mid-June. The show will be directed by Dennis Murphy with musical direction by Linda Abbott.

Set in Richmond and Asheville and small towns in the Smokey Mountains, Bright Star tells two stories that take place 22 years apart. One story is about a young man returning home from WWII and pursuing a career in journalism. The second story is about a young woman whose newborn child is taken from her and put up for adoption. The two stories are woven together until they reach a magical and  emotional conclusion.

The cast of 18 includes roles for men and women ages 18-70.  There are 6 principal roles for men and 4 principal roles for women.

Those auditioning should prepare 32 bars of a song that shows off their best vocal abilities. Bluegrass songs are encouraged, if possible, but not necessary.  Please bring a picture of yourself, a resume and sheet music in your key.  You will also be asked to read from the script and to participate in a short dance audition.

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