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Auditions Announced for AIRNESS at Village Players

VP_new logoVillage Players of Fort Thomas announces auditions for AIRNESS by Chelsea Marcantel.

Sunday, October 23 at 2:00pm and Monday, October 24 at 7:00 pm in the street-level Judith M. Sarakatsannis Gallery of Fine Art at 8 N. Ft. Thomas Ave., Fort Thomas. Virtual auditions will also be accepted if received by Oct 23. COVID-19 vaccination required.

Auditions will consist of readings from the script, sides provided. Auditionees are welcome to prepare a 30-second air guitar performance (not required). Resume and headshot appreciated but not required. Bring all conflicts between January 2 and March 4, 2023.

Rehearsals begin the week of January 2. Show dates are February 24-March 4, 2023.

Director: Becky Collins
Stage Manager: Rose Gibson
Producer: Katie Jensen

Character Notes:
Each character represents one of the pillars of air guitar. This pillar is reflected in performance, song choice, approach to the competition, and personal interactions with others while in character.

All characters are in their 20s or 30s; any part can be played by an actor of any race, except: Golden Thunder, who should be an actor of color, and Facebender, who should be white. Facebender should also be older than the rest of the group by a few years. All ethnicities and genders are encouraged.

Cast of Characters:

  • Ed “Shreddy Eddy” Leary: Artistic Merit (*note: shares onstage kiss with Nina)
  • Gabe “Golden Thunder” Partridge: Originality (*note: takes off shirt onstage)
  • Mark “Facebender” Lender: Feeling (*note: takes off pants onstage)
  • Astrid “Cannibal Queen” Anderson: Technical Ability (*note: shares onstage kiss with Vicious)
  • Nina “The Nina” O’Neal: Airness (*note: shares onstage kiss with Shreddy Eddy)
  • David “D Vicious” Cooper: Charisma/Stage Presence (*note: shares onstage kiss with Cannibal Queen)
  • Announcer/Sprite Exec/Hooded Figure— These parts are played by the same actor; sometimes their voice may be heard, without the actor being onstage.
    *Actors and director will communicate about comfort levels during these scenes and adjust as needed.

Details available at https://www.villageplayers.org/auditions
For questions or accommodations, email info@villageplayers.org

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Casts Announced for HOLIDAZED at Village Players

VP_Holidazed logoFrom Santa to Scrooge. From Bermuda to Bethlehem. Nine new plays* celebrating that hectic, happy, “most wonderful” season. A fun (and funny) holiday pick-me-up.

*Although many of these new plays are suitable for all audiences, several contain adult language and themes. HOLIDAZED is recommended for ages 13+. 

A Christmas Uncarol by Eric Thomas

  • Scrooge – Wayne Kirsch
  • Narrator – Arny Stoller
  • Boy – Stephanie Klein

GenXmas by Bill Brohaugh and Lisa Holt

  • Santa – Fred Murrell
  • Mrs. Claus – Rilla Foster
  • Elf Leona – Christy Carson
  • Elf Alexa (voice) – Eylie Lorenz
  • Winter – Mark Waldfogle

Merry Whatever by Teri Foltz

  • Mike – Fred Hunt
  • Shelley – Lisa Hunt

Angel Wings, Unfolded by A.K. Forbes

  • Camille – Saundra Bailey
  • Stan – Adam Carter

Santa’s Hard Road to Ho by Bill Brohaugh and Lisa Holt

  • Principal Hibbard – Dava Lynn
  • Jacob Burton – Arny Stoller
  • Clarence Wellington – Steve Phelan
  • Fred – Jimmy Jackson
  • Olivia – Ally Knizner

A Christmas-Slash-Birthday Story by A.K. Forbes

  • Joan – Rose Vanden Eynden
  • Jeff – Jimmy Jackson
  • Miranda – Colette Flowers
  • Amy Noelle/Albert – Stephanie Klein

The 50th Annual Winter Snowtacular by Sarah Willis

  • Sam – Ally Knizner
  • Jonie – Jordan Smallwood
  • Taylor – Eylie Lorenz

What Doesn’t Kill Us by Roger Collins

  • Greg – Fred Murrell
  • Nancy – Nancy Rzonca

Hearing Angel Voices by A.K. Forbes

  • Mary – Colette Flowers
  • Joseph – Josh Flowers
  • Balthazar – Mark WaldfogleMelthior – Steve Phelan

HOLIDAZED is directed by Angela Klocke Forbes and runs Dec. 2-10.

For more information visit www.villageplayers.org/holidazed.

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THE TAMING Runs Sept. 30-Oct. 8

VP_The Taming color logoTHE TAMING
Village Players
Sept. 30-Oct. 8
[Fort Thomas]

Directed by Betsy Bossart
Produced by Jen Fischer Davis

Cast: Katie Jensen as Katherine/George & Martha Washington/Dolley Madison, Heather Abbott as Bianca/Intern/Charles Pinckney, Catherine Cook as Patricia/James Madison, Rachel Baker as Stage Manager/Miss America Announcer/Victoria “The Knife” Castelliano

Tweetering, pandashrews, and undying giddiness for James Madison — what else could you expect to find at a Miss America pageant? In this hilarious, raucous, all-female “power-play” inspired by Shakespeare’s Shrew, contestant Katherine has political aspirations to match her beauty pageant ambitions. All she needs to revolutionize the American government is the help of one ultra-conservative senator’s aide on the cusp of a career breakthrough, and one bleeding-heart liberal blogger who will do anything for her cause. Well, that and a semi-historically-accurate ether trip. Here’s lookin’ at you, America.

  • Fri-Sat, Sept. 30-Oct. 1 at 8pm
  • Sun, Oct. 2 at 2pm
  • Thu-Sat, Oct. 6-8 at 8pm

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Auditions Announced for HOLIDAZED at Village Players

VP_new logoVillage Players of Fort Thomas announces auditions for HOLIDAZED – Nine new plays celebrating that hectic, happy, “most wonderful” season.

Monday, August 15 and Tuesday, August 16, 7:00 pm in the street-level Judith M. Sarakatsannis Gallery of Fine Art at 8 N. Ft. Thomas Ave., Fort Thomas. Virtual auditions will also be accepted if received by Aug. 14. COVID-19 vaccination required.

In-person auditions:

  • Cold readings, sides provided.
  • Resume and headshot appreciated but not required.
  • Bring all conflicts between Oct. 10 and Dec. 11.
  • Virtual auditions: send a video link of yourself performing (reading) these two monologues: comedy and drama, no later than 11:59 pm Sunday, August 14 to emailangelakf@yahoo.com. Attach resume and headshot if available. In the body of your email, include all conflicts between Oct. 10 and Dec. 11.

Rehearsals begin Oct. 10. Show dates are Dec. 2, 3, 4, 8, 9 & 10, 2022

Director: Angela Klocke Forbes
Assistant Director and Stage Manager: Risa Lee
Producer: Amy Waldfogle​

CAST REQUIREMENTS
Descriptions provide general guidelines but casting will be flexible. Actors of all ages and ethnicities are encouraged to audition. Dual role offers are possible; some will be necessary.

CHRISTMAS UNCAROL by Eric Thomas

  • Scrooge – M, 50+, the traditional character in an unexpected scene.
  • Narrator – Any gender, age, ethnicity. Earnest if occasionally befuddled.
  • Boy – M or F, 20s, keeping it real.

GENXMAS SANTA by Bill Brohaugh and Lisa Holt

  • Santa – M, 55+, the traditional character (a Boomer, if Boomers lived for centuries).
  • Mrs. Claus – F, 50+, upscale and confident, a successful businesswoman (not matronly).
  • Elf Leona – F, 30s–early 40s, frantic (a Millennial).
  • Elf Alexa – F, any age, an offstage robotic voice.
  • Winter – M, 40s-mid 50s (a Gen Xer). Cool, flashy.

MERRY WHATEVER by Teri Foltz

  • Mike – M, any age, the husband. A good sport.
  • Shelley – F, any age, the politically correct wife. Also a good sport.​

ANGEL WINGS UNFOLDED by A.K. Forbes

  • Camille – F, any age. A nervous, infrequent flyer.
  • Stan – M, 40–60s. A jaded business traveler.

SANTA’S HARD ROAD TO HO by Bill Brohaugh and Lisa Holt

  • Christine Hibbard – F, 45+, the principal of St. Osgood Academy. In charge.
  • Jacob Burton – M, 40s–50s, a math teacher. Nerdy.
  • Clarence Wellington – M, 40s–50s, an English teacher. British, stiff, full of himself.
  • Fred – M, any age, the groundskeeper. Awkward and somewhat klutzy.
  • Olivia – F, 30s, a secretary. Cheerful and bright, with a distinctive laugh.

A CHRISTMAS-SLASH-BIRTHDAY STORY by A.K. Forbes

  • Joan – F, 60+. Unfiltered. A bit eccentric.
  • Jeff – M, 38, Joan’s son. Believes he’s the straight man.
  • Miranda – F, 30s, Jeff’s new girlfriend. Some kind of dancer.
  • Amy Noelle – F, 30s–early 40s. Jeff’s sister. A lot eccentric.
  • Albert – A hand puppet voiced by Amy Noelle. Gruff, rude, foul-mouthed.

THE 50 TH ANNUAL WINTER SNOWTACULAR by Sarah Willis

  • Sam – F, 20s–30s. Romantic and clumsy.
  • Jonie – F, 20s–30s. Sam’s best friend. Bright and enthusiastic.
  • Taylor – F, 20s–30s. Generally bold, but shy at times

WHAT DOESN’T KILL US by Roger Collins

  • Greg – M, any age. Easy going, solid. Just wants to propose.
  • Nancy – F, any age. Nervous and a bit annoyed. Just wants some quiet time.

HEARING ANGEL VOICES by A.K. Forbes

  • Mary – F, 20s–30s. Very pregnant. About to become the Mother of God.
  • Joseph – M, 30s. Mary’s husband. A carpenter.
  • Balthazar – M, 40+. A wise man.
  • Melthior – M, 40+. A not-so-wise man.​

For questions, email emailangelakf@yahoo.com.

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2021-2022 Orchid Awards for Village Players

VP_new logoDASHING THROUGH THE SNOW

  • EXCELLENCE IN ACTING IN A PLAY – Angela Klocke Forbes
  • EXCELLENCE IN DIRECTION – Dan Maloney
  • EXCELLENCE IN ENSEMBLE – Dan Maloney & The Cast
  • EXCELLENCE IN PROGRAM – Tracy Moser
  • EXCELLENCE IN STAGE MANAGEMENT – Sara Briggs

SYLVIA

  • EXCELLENCE IN ACTING IN A PLAY – Jack Kremer
  • EXCELLENCE IN ACTING IN A PLAY – Jen Fischer Davis
  • EXCELLENCE IN ACTING IN A PLAY – Molly Sexton
  • EXCELLENCE IN COSTUME DESIGN – Allison Jones
  • EXCELLENCE IN ENSEMBLE – Steven Ducker and the Cast
  • EXCELLENCE IN LOBBY DISPLAY – Teri Foltz
  • EXCELLENCE IN OVERALL PERFORMANCE QUALITY – Steven Ducker and the Cast
  • EXCELLENCE IN PROGRAM – Angela Klocke Forbes
  • EXCELLENCE IN SET DÉCOR – Steven Ducker

THE LAST FIVE YEARS

  • EXCELLENCE IN COSTUME DESIGN – Amanda Borchers
  • EXCELLENCE IN DIRECTION – Nathan Henegar
  • EXCELLENCE IN LOBBY DISPLAY – Michael Ireland
  • EXCELLENCE IN MUSICAL DIRECTION – Jim Swartout
  • EXCELLENCE IN MUSICAL THEATRE PERFORMANCE – Amanda Marasch
  • EXCELLENCE IN MUSICAL THEATRE PERFORMANCE – Jon Scheiding
  • EXCELLENCE IN ORCHESTRAL PERFORMANCE – Jim Swartout, Jay Bressert, Tim Binzer, Lara Gonzalez
  • EXCELLENCE IN PRODUCING – Jen Fischer Davis
  • EXCELLENCE IN SET DÉCOR – Betsy Obermeyer
  • EXCELLENCE IN SOUND DESIGN – Eric Bardes
  • EXCELLENCE IN SOUND EXECUTION – Patrick Bissmeyer
  • EXCELLENCE IN STAGE MANAGEMENT – Steven Ducker
  • EXCELLENCE IN VOCAL DIRECTION – Kelly Holterhoff

YOU CAN’T TAKE IT WITH YOU

  • EXCELLENCE IN ACTING IN A PLAY – Angela Klocke Forbes
  • EXCELLENCE IN ACTING IN A PLAY – Hannah McCauley
  • EXCELLENCE IN ACTING IN A PLAY – Harold Murphy
  • EXCELLENCE IN ACTING IN A PLAY – Jim Waldfogle
  • EXCELLENCE IN ACTING IN A PLAY – Katie Jensen
  • EXCELLENCE IN ACTING IN A PLAY – Keith Cassidy
  • EXCELLENCE IN ENSEMBLE – Greg Hatfield & The Cast
  • EXCELLENCE IN PROGRAM – Angela Klocke Forbes
  • EXCELLENCE IN PROPERTIES – Steven Ducker & Hannah McCauley
  • EXCELLENCE IN SET DÉCOR – Peggy Kenney & Risa Lee

 

 

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