Infinity Theatre Company
Monday, March 26 in Washington, DC. Equity Principals auditions for Sisters of Swing and Dames at Sea for Infinity Theatre Company’s summer productions. Rehearses in NYC. Production is in Annapolis. Details here.
African Continuum Theatre Company
Monday, March 26, 2012, 6-8 p.m. (Non-Equity, paid)
Auditions for Sty of the Blind Pig by Phillip Hayes Dean
Seeking: 1 African-American female (age: 50-60); 1 African-American male (age: 50-60.
Proposed Rehearsal Dates: Tuesday-Sunday (5-9 pm) – depending on cast’s availability.
Show dates: June 14-30, 2012 (4 shows per week)
Contact: Email here to schedule audition.
Auditions for the Capital Fringe show, The Cloudism Project by Mike Maggio, Graham Pilato, and Cloudism participants–
Audition dates: Saturday March 31st from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm and Monday April 2nd from 6 pm to 8:30 pm. Artists will be given an equal share of any profits made from the show and there will be a very small honorarium.
Seeking: non-union performers, specifically those with experience in improv and/or devised theatre, but neither of those things is a prerequisite. ages 18+ to audition. We are looking for a diverse cast with a bit of range within age, race, and gender. All actors will play at least two characters between the three pieces. We will be race/gender/age blind for most roles (except any specifically noted cases above). [3-4 men and 3-4 women]
Three pieces in one show: a play, “When the Sun Rises (Act I)” by Mike Maggio; a brief clowning interlude tentatively titled “Cloudism 101” by Graham Pilato and our cast; and a climactic happening called “(This Is) No Play” by Graham Pilato and Cloudism participants.
1- “When the Sun Rises (Act I)” [50 mins] – an expressionistic melodrama – world premiere – directed by Graham Pilato – . There are five chief roles: four women, one man. However, there may be multiple casting with the smaller roles.
2 – “Cloudism 101” [10 mins] – Four to seven performers will be employed to create a light, funny, palate cleanser interlude that demonstrates in some goofy action the interactive performance tenets of cloudism — our group’s own word for the kind of interactive performance aesthetic we aspire to — to be devised by the group of actors devising it, led by Graham Pilato.
3 – “(This Is) No Play” [40 mins] – a happening masquerading as a thriller by Graham Pilato and collaborators – first performed in the White Room theater space in 1997 – Six archetypal characters escape from their own different apocalypse into a sanctuary theatre space. Seven roles, to be roughly evenly divided by gender.
Auditions will be held in Room 221 at the MLK DC Public Library on G Street NW, between 9th and 10th Streets, on Saturday March 31st from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm and Monday April 2nd from 6 pm to 8:30 pm.
At the audition, a cold reading from “When the Sun Rises (Act I)” will be required. Also, please be prepared to improvise with other auditioners as well as to offer a brief contemporary monologue if requested to do so. Auditions will be held by appointment, but walk ins will be welcome if time permits. Please email here to submit resumes and headshots, and to reserve an audition time (to be set in 30 minute blocks where groups of actors may work together).
Rehearsals will begin in May, however, two mandatory full cast meetings for some workshopping and development of the three pieces will occur in April and May. These will be scheduled to suit the convenience of the cast. Then, full rehearsals begin on the evening of Tuesday, May 22nd. Regular rehearsals will be roughly two to three weekday evenings a week until mid-July when we perform at the Capital Fringe Festival (July 9th – 27th, 2012).
For more information about Cloudism, visit http://www.facebook.com/TheCloudismProject/
or email [email protected]. [email protected] for schedule audition.
Maryland Shakespeare Festival
Monday, April 2, 2012, 7 – 8:30pm in Frederick, MD.
2012 Good Will Summer Tour of A Midsummer’s Night Dream
YOU MAY BE ASKED TO STAY FOR A CALLBACK FROM 8:30 – 10pm. Please note that northbound traffic on I-270 between DC and Frederick is extremely slow between 4 and 6:30pm on weekdays. Please plan accordingly.
LOCATION: 21 North Court Street, Frederick MD 21701. Follow directional signs outside the building.
PLEASE PREPARE: One 60 – 90 second Shakespeare monologue, preferably in verse. If you play an instrument or sing, we’d love to hear you. We often use contemporary music in our shows, so please feel free to prepare a short song in a genre of your choosing.
CONTACT: To schedule a five-minute appointment between 7 and 8:30pm on Monday, April 2, please email here.
PRODUCTION DATES: The tour will rehearse for four weeks in June, and performances will run from late June through July.
Maryland Shakespeare Festival is developing an ensemble of generous, curious, and fearless actors interested in exploring the works of William Shakespeare from an original practices perspective. We are offering non-AEA contracts with a competitive stipend for the summer tour. Please note that the tour covers the entire state of Maryland, from Prince George’s County to the Eastern Shore, and actors are asked to provide their own transportation to venues (if you don’t own a car, we will do our best to help you coordinate carpooling with fellow actors). When we perform more than an hour away from the DC metro area, housing will be provided to actors. For more information about Maryland Shakespeare Festival, please visit www.mdshakes.org or find our fanpage on Facebook.
Peter’s Alley Theatre Productions, An Independent Theater Alliance is looking for Talented, Dedicated, Passionate performers and technical theater artists to join us in creating top quality plays and musicals throughout Montgomery County!
Just starting out on your path to pursue a career in theater?
Have experience in theater but the desire to venture out of your comfort zone and take your skills to the “next level” as an artist?
Set aside your dreams of a theater career for a more traditional path and looking to get back to your first love?
2012-1013 Season Auditions *By Appointment Only*
For Non-Union Performers Aged 16 and up
Thursday, April 12th 6:30pm -9:30pm
Saturday, April 14th 12:00pm -4pm
@ The Writer’s Center,
4508 Walsh Street Bethesda, MD 20815
Bethesda, MD 20815
For Consideration: Please submit a resume (or brief letter detailing your theater background) and a picture (if you have one) to:
Aly B. Ettman, Artistic Director, Email here or here
All interested parties will receive a reply with an appointment time and all audition information within one week of submission.
Plays/Musicals under consideration include: Proof, Collected Stories, Rent, Next to Normal, Good People, To Gillian on her 37th Birthday, Annie, Company, Proposals, and more..
Welders Theatre Company announces Open-Call NON-AEA Auditions for the workshop production of:
By Joshua Goode
Directed by Jojo Ruf
Performance will be at Theater J in the Washington DC JCC on May 29th at 7:30pm
Auditions will be held at Georgetown University’s Davis Performing Arts Center, 37th & O St NW
April 14th & 15th, 11:00am to 4:00pm
To reserve an audition spot: http://www.supersaas.com/schedule/WeldersTheatre/Tree_House_Auditions
Slots are granted on a first come, first served basis. Any person interested in auditioning who is unable to reserve a slot may put their name on the waiting list OR come to auditions day-of to be seen as schedule allows.
Performers will be provided a modest stipend. All contracts are non-union.
Auditioners are asked to provide a contemporary monologue and may additionally prepare 16 bars of a vocal selection to be performed a cappella. Please bring a headshot and resume.
TREE HOUSE examines a Husband and Wife steeped in domestic turmoil who are shocked to find a budding tree growing from between the floorboards in the middle of their bedroom. Funny, vividly colorful, quick paced, and heartbreaking, this play blends harsh hyper realistic relationships in a fantastical and poetic world. TREE HOUSE was selected to be part of the 2011 Page-to-Stage Festival at the Kennedy Center, and has had numerous developmental readings and workshops with Welders Theatre.
Husband (Late 20s to Mid 30s): A senator. A man of extreme intellect and at times exceptionally crude. He is cutting, quick and professionally successful. He lives in a mansion with his Wife, his mother and his Wife’s ex-lover.
Wife (Late 20s to Mid 30s): An elegant beauty and struggling writer. She spends her days toiling over an unfinished work. The emergence of the Tree opens an intimate new world of poetic creativity for her that only exacerbates her internal struggle between the security of her bureaucrat husband and the guilty exhilaration of her jazz singing lover.
Grandmother (Mid 50s to late 60s): Mother of the Husband. Widowed in the Balkan conflicts and immigrated to the United States in order to raise her child to be a success. Contrary to her age, she speaks briskly, is rarely heavy, and will stop at nothing to protect the future she has in mind for her son.
Chet Baker (Mid 20s to early 30s): Modeled after the 1950s Jazz singer. Chet is the groundskeeper of the Senator’s estate and is the Wife’s ex-lover. Smooth and suave – everything the Husband is not.
The Chorus of Birds: A family of birds who inhabit the tree that grows in the house. They are stuck in the house and unable to migrate south. The bird chorus serves as the backup singers for Chet Baker.
Father Bird (Any Age): The lead voice of the birds.
Mother Bird (Any Age): The softest, strongest voice of the birds.
This two-week workshop will begin the week of May 14, 2012, and rehearse primarily evenings and weekends.
Any questions about the play should be directed to Jojo Ruf, Artistic Director of Welders Theatre.