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Loveland Stage Company Radio Premier Episode Starts Today

LSC_logoJoin us as we present a Gender Bender version of THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST Earnest” by Oscar Wilde.

Watch Act One of Three. Acts Two and Three will be released August 6th & 13th respectively.

Go to www.lovelandstagecompany.org/current-season/  to view the show and meet the cast and crew!

Help support the arts and click on the DONATE button on the viewing page.

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Casts Announced for THE GOLDEN GIRLS Episodes from Equality Productions

EP_logoEquality Productions announces the talented cast of THE GOLDEN GIRLS episodes. Performances will be available in late July and early August.

The cast includes:

  • Blanche – Sharon Shaffer
  • Clayton – Matt Wilks
  • Dorothy – Cathy Roesener
  • Doug – Kyle Overstake
  • Jean – Judy Littlefield
  • Rose – Julie Jordan
  • Sophia – Chessie Vigran
  • and featuring two special guest stars. Tune in to see them and the cast!  

For more information visit their Facebook page.

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Video Auditions Announced for A DOLL’S HOUSE, PART TWO at Equality Productions

EP_logoEQUALITY PRODUCTIONS announces the auditions for its virtual production of DOLL’S HOUSE, PART TWO by Lucas Hnath. Fifteen years ago, Nora left her husband, Torvald. Nora has since become a successful feminist writer, while Torvald continued to work at the bank and raised their children. But after all that’s happened, will Torvald be willing to give her what she wants? After all this time, is Nora prepared to face what she left behind?

Roles:

  • NORA: A writer and ex-mother. Intelligent and independent, she takes great pride in her success and autonomy.  (Stage Age 40-50)
  • TORVALD: Nora’s estranged husband. On the surface, he is measured and reserved. He feels quite deeply, but is unsure of how to express it. (Stage Age 50-60)
  • ANNE MARIE: The housekeeper and nanny of the Helmer household. Bighearted, candid, and quick to make every sacrifice for those around her. (Stage Age 60-75)
  • EMMY: Nora and Torvald’s daughter. Young, but not to be underestimated. Cunning and wise, self-aware, and in some ways, a traditional romantic. (Stage Age early 20s)

Equality Productions encourages submissions from artists with a broad range of backgrounds, including all races, ethnicities, abilities, sexual identities, ages, and gender/gender identities.

Non-union. This production will be done as a fundraiser and therefore these roles will not be paid. All rehearsals will take place online in a Zoom format. The show will be recorded and released in late August.

Cast members’ minimum technical requirements include:

  1. A computer, smartphone, or tablet with a working microphone and camera that can be used without a headset
  2. A stable high-speed internet connection (https://www.speedtest.net/) and the ability to connect your device directly via ethernet cable, and

  3. A quiet space with good/controllable lighting to rehearse and record.

Auditions will be held online the week of July 6-10th afternoons and evenings. Times are listed  in PST. Sign up for your audition no later than Sunday, July 5th at 5 pm PST at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040449abaa28a4ff2-dolls.  A Google Meet link will be emailed to you on the day of your audition.

Actors are asked to prepare to perform sides for their character(s) of choice. These sides can be found here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/16bqWCnRFVFVBqG3SjORfmc4OGfkVlQ-EAxGrI94fx0o/edit?usp=sharing

Please email the following items to Cleo DeOrio, the director, at cleodeorio@gmail.com, no later than 9pm PST on Monday, July 6th.

  1.  Headshot (file name should be first_last_hs – e.g., Mary Jones HS)

  2.  Theatre resume (file name should be first_last_resume – e.g. Mary Jones Resume)

  3. Preferred Role(s) you’d like to read for; if more than one list them in order of preference, and,

  4. Conflicts – Rehearsal dates and times you can NOT attend from July 12th to August 30th (weekday evenings from 4-7pm PST/7-10pm EST, Saturdays from 11am – 4 pm PST/2-7pm EST).

Rehearsals will take place 2 to 3 times per week from mid-July to mid/late August on weekday nights and some weekends, based on actor availability. Actors will be responsible for their costumes, hair, props, and makeup. The director will assist if needed.

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Video Auditions Announced for HEDDA GABLER at Equality Productions

EP_logoEquality Productions announces auditions for a virtual production of Henrik Ibsen’s HEDDA GABLER.

“Do you think it quite incomprehensible that a young girl- when it can be done without anyone knowing- should be glad to have a peep, now and then, into a world which she is forbidden to know anything about?”

Skulking the walls of a house she never wanted and trapped in the confines of a marriage that disgusts her, bored, and mercurial Hedda Gabler longs for freedom she will never allow herself.  Quietly, maliciously, and perhaps desperately, she begins to manipulate the lives of those around her, orchestrating a bid for agency that careens toward self-destruction. Henrik Ibsen’s electrifying Hedda Gabler paints the snarled portrait of a woman whose character is not easily resolved and forces us to confront the humanity of those monsters fashioned in captivity.

CHARACTERS

  • HEDDA TESMAN: (stage age 25-35) Beautiful, bored, and often cruel, Hedda’s true nature is compressed by her own fear of scandal.
  • EILERT LOVBORG: (stage age 25-35) An old “friend” of Hedda’s and former tutor for the Elvsted household. Once resolutely bacchic, he has since been reformed through the influence of Thea Elvsted.
  • GEORGE TESMAN: (stage age 25-35) Hedda’s husband. Scholarly and proper, he feels unbelievably lucky to be married to Hedda.
  • THEA ELVSTED: (stage age 25-35) A schoolmate of Hedda’s and close collaborator of Eilert Loveborg. She is smart, passionate, and extremely concerned with Lovborg’s moral fortitude.
  • JUDGE BRACK: (stage age 35-45) Quietly devious and with a serious penchant for gossip, Judge Brack is both a confidant and a challenger to Hedda
  • MISS JULIANA TESMAN: (stage age 40-60)  George’s Aunt. She cares for her ailing sister and adores her nephew.
  • BERTA: (any age over 18) Maid to the Tesman family. She is sharp and very loyal to Juliana.

Equality Productions encourages submissions from artists with a broad range of backgrounds, including all races, ethnicities, disabilities, sexual identity, age, and gender/gender identity. The director welcomes all performers to audition as she is specifically looking to uplift the voices of BIPOC and LGBTQ2+ artists. This production is remote, so actors from all regions are welcome to audition (although all auditions, rehearsals, and performances are in EST).

Auditions will be hosted over Webex on Thursday, July 9th, and Friday, July 10th from 6-10 pm EST, with callbacks on July 11th from 6-10 pm EST. Please come prepared with a 1-2 minute performance or monologue or song, etc ! No restrictions; just something that showcases your talent and personality!

Click here to sign up for an audition slot: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040449A9A62AA1FB6-hedda

Please email these items to Casey Venema, the director, at cav009@bucknell.edu, no later than 5 pm EST on July 8th:

  1. Your headshot (file name should be first_last_hs – e.g., Mary Jones HS)
  2. Your theatre resume (file name should be first_last_resume – e.g. Mary Jones Resume)
  3. Your ability to meet the technical requirements listed below
  4. Any additional video/audio/lighting equipment to which you have access
  5. Which role(s) you’d like to read for; if more than one list them in order of preference, and,
  6. Which rehearsal dates and times you can NOT attend from July 12th to August 30th (weekday evenings from 7-10 pm, Saturdays from 2 – 6pm and Sunday from  8am – 12pm ).

Those selected for callbacks will be reading selections from the play that will be sent the evening before, but anyone can download Hedda Gabler for free at https://www.gutenberg.org/files/4093/4093-h/4093-h.htm

Minimum technical requirements for actors include:

  1. A computer, smartphone, or tablet with a working microphone and camera that can be used without a headset,
  2. A stable internet connection (https://www.speedtest.net/) and the ability to connect your device directly via ethernet cable,
  3. A quiet space with good/controllable lighting to rehearse and record,
  4. Moveable light fixtures and other camera/recording equipment are a plus!

This performance is non-union with all the proceeds being donated to an organization of the ensemble’s choice- therefore, the roles are non-paid.

Rehearsals will start mid-July and continue into mid-August. Rehearsal will be 5 times a week, 2-3 hours. This production will be rehearsed, performed, and recorded through video conferencing, with the final product being released in August.

Actors will collaborate with the director and designers to assemble props and costumes and develop hair and makeup looks.

Questions? Email cav009@bucknell.edu.

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Call for Writings on #BlackLivesMatter at Equality Productions

EP_logoGeorge Floyd is the latest African American man in a long history of deaths and injuries:  Rodney King, Malice Wayne Green, Abner Louima, Amadou Diallo, Eric Garner, Michael Brown, Freddie Gray, Philando Castile, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, among them.

Equality Productions seeks #BLACKLIVESMATTER performance pieces (e.g., monologues, songs, poetry, rap, etc).  We seek pieces that advocate justice, equality, and solutions to a complex issue with a thoughtful and peaceful focus. Please submit yours by June 24 to equalityproductionscincy@gmail.com with the subject line: #BLACKLIVESMATTER.

We’ll collaborate with the author or singer to determine how the performance piece will be recorded. It will be placed on the Equality Productions Facebook page and YouTube channel. Visit our Facebook page at EQUALITY PRODUCTIONS IN CINCINNATI OH.

Viewers of the performances will be asked to donate to African-American civil rights organizations that support the passage and enforcement of laws and other social measures designed to protect and promote reform. These organizations defend civil rights as well as engage and advance social action.

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