Auditions for “Yes Virginia, The Musical” at Twin City Stage

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

Twin City StageTwin City Stage will hold auditions for “Yes Virginia, The Musical”, part of their Youth Production Series, on Sunday, November 2 from 1-5pm.

Roles available:

20 children (ages 6-18)
10 adults (ages 19+)

Prepare a short song and wear comfortable clothes to learn a short dance combination. If you tap, bring your tap shoes. If all audition slots are filled (see link below) or if you have any questions, please call Cheri Van Loon at 748-0857 ext. 204.

Tentatively, rehearsals will be 4-5 days per week, from 6:30 to 9pm, including Sunday afternoons. Not everyone will be needed for every rehearsal. Tech week (December 14 – 18) will run later. Shows are December 19 and 20 at 7pm and December 21 at 2pm.

Click here to sign up to audition!

Learn more about the show.

Appalachian State University seeks Department Chair

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

Appalachian StateThe Department of Theatre and Dance at Appalachian State University invites applications for a Department Chair, tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor beginning July 2015. More information can be found at: www.theatre.appstate.edu/openings.html

Complete applications include: letter of interest, statement of leadership philosophy, evidence of successful teaching and creative or scholarly work, CV, and complete contact information for three references. Applications must be submitted as one PDF file named using the following format:

“Lastnamefirstname_chairapp.pdf”

Send applications to tdchairsearch@appstate.edu with the subject line “last name Chair Search.” The initial review of complete applications will begin November 10, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled. Questions regarding the application process may be addressed to Derek Gagnier, Search Committee Chair, at gagnierdp@appstate.edu or at 828.262-6854.

Appalachian State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

UNC-Wilmington seeks Lecturer in Acting with Voice

Monday, October 20th, 2014


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Position: #4198

This lecturer in acting position will be responsible for beginning and intermediate acting courses, as well as non-major courses in Improvisation, Acting for non-majors, and Introduction to Theatre that fulfill University Studies requirements.  The ideal candidate would possess skills and pedagogy in voice suitable for the beginning level of actor, which preferably include recognized certifications. In your application letter please note particular skill sets, specialized training, or certifications that you might bring to the Department. Depending on the candidate’s strengths, other responsibilities may include coordinating the student lab series, teaching acting for camera, and directing. The position comes with a year-to-year renewable contract and includes health and retirement benefits.  The position will teach four courses per semester with additional expectation of departmental service.

Minimum requirements include a terminal graduate degree in theatre (MFA or equivalency), a background of professional work, and a commitment to acting training within the BA focus. The theatre department is experiencing rapid growth and we seek an energetic, dynamic collaborator, committed to excellence, professional standards, and their own professional development.

To apply, please complete the online application available at http://consensus.uncw.edu.  A letter of interest that specifically addresses the role of preparatory acting training and pedagogy for the BA student, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three professional references should be uploaded to the online application – not emailed, mailed or faxed.  Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF attachments are required. Priority consideration will be given to applications received by Monday, December 1, 2014, however applications will be accepted until the position is filled. For questions regarding the online application process, contact Sue Wilder at 910.962.2061.  For questions regarding the position, e-mail Professor Paul Castagno, Ph.D. (castagnop@uncw.edu).

UNC Wilmington actively fosters a diverse and inclusive working and learning environment and is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified men and women from all racial, ethnic, or other minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

Raleigh Little Theatre seeks Technical Director and Designer

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

Raleigh Little TheatreRaleigh Little Theatre (RLT) is one of the longest running community theatres in the US.  We are proud of our rich history of community theatre and volunteer involvement producing ten shows each season. We seek a Technical Director to join our team of paid staff support this mission into the future.  This is a full time position with competitive benefits.

Reporting to the Production Manager, the Technical Director’s primary scope of responsibility is to implement the scenic and creative vision for each season.  The Technical Director is responsible for the planning, execution and completion of all technical elements for our productions and assists in the recruitment, training, and management of all technical volunteers.  Additionally this position will design 3 – 5 shows over the course of each season.

Successful applicants will be able to prove progressive responsibility for managing projects, managing crews and working against tight timelines.  2-3 years of experience in either Scenic or Lighting Design is required, Sound and Video experience a plus, BFA or MFA preferred.   Proficiency with AutoCAD and/or Vectorworks desired.  To be considered, please submit professional resume and three professional theatre references to jobs@raleighlittletheatre.org.

For more information about Raleigh Little Theatre, our mission and our program please visit www.raleighlittletheatre.org.

Raleigh Little Theatre holds auditions for “Much Ado About Nothing”

Monday, October 13th, 2014

 

Raleigh Little Theatre

 

 

Raleigh Little Theatre will be holding auditions for Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare. Auditions will be held on Sunday & Monday, November 9 & 10 with call backs on Monday, November 17. The production will be directed by RLT’s Artistic Director, Patrick Torres.

 

 

 

Important dates

Auditions:

  • Sunday and Monday, November 9 and 10, on the Sutton Main Stage.
  • You only need to attend one of these nights.
  • Auditions begin at 7:30 pm. Registration from 7:00 pm.

Callbacks: Monday, November 17 at 7:00 pm on the Sutton Main Stage
Rehearsals: Beginning December 8 – 10 and 15-17 and then January 5 – February 6 on weeknight evenings and weekend afternoons (January 19 off).
Tech rehearsals: February 7 – 12. Attendance required.
Performances: February 13 – March 1 – Thursday through Sunday (8 PM Thur – Sat; 3 PM Sun)
Day Time Performance: Wednesday, February 18 @ 10 AM

Questions about auditions? Contact Patrick Torres at patrick@raleighlittletheatre.org.

 

About the show

Much Ado About Nothing is one of Shakespeare’s finest comedies. Beatrice and Benedick disdain love and each other – which makes them a perfect match. If they can’t see how much they belong together, perhaps they can be tricked into it. Or maybe the villain Don John will succeed in destroying the marriage between the young lovers, Claudio and Hero, and poison everyone’s faith in love. Themes of honor, shame, and politics collide in Shakespeare’s comedic look at how we love.

This production will be set in America, 1945 at the end of World War II.

The show will be performed in the Cantey V. Sutton Theatre. You can see more information about the show and order tickets from our Much Ado show page.

 

About the roles

Don Pedro – (male actor early 30s to mid 40s): Leader of the soldiers. He is has more power than in anyone in the play. He is courteous, noble, and fun loving. He stands by his friends without fail.

 

Don John – (male actor mid 20s to mid 30s): The bastard brother to Don Pedro. He describes himself as a “plain dealing villian.” He is the antagonist of the play. He is sullen and melancholy and a schemer – he uses manipulation instead of strength to reach his objectives.

 

Claudio – (male actor late teens to mid 20s): A young soldier who has been praised for his abilities in the war he has fought alongside Don Pedro. After returning from the war, he falls in love with Hero, but his suspicious leads him to fall for Don John’s evil scheme.

 

Benedick – (male actor late 20s to late 30s): a soldier and friend of Don John. He loves using his with to make others laugh. He and Beatrice exchange witty barbs on their journey to confessing their love for each other. He is overconfident.

 

Beatrice – (female actor late 20s to mid 30s): Leonato’s niece and Hero’s cousin. She is very witty and fights against gender stereotypes of the time period. She has a “merry war” with Benedick, but eventually confesses her love for him.

 

Hero – (female actor late teens to early 20s): Leonato’s daughter. Young and fun loving. She falls in love with Claudio and get publically shamed at her wedding which causes her terrible suffering.

 

Leonato – (male actor early 40s to mid 50s): The owner of the estate where the play takes place. He is wealthy and good humored. He loves his daughter deeply and is proud to host the soldiers at his home.

 

Balthasar – (male actor late teens to mid 20s): A singer and soldier in the service of Don Pedro. (will be doubled with First Watchman)

 

Conrade – (male actor mid 20s): Intimate associate of Don John. He will do anything to help Don John succeed.

 

Borachio – (male actor mid 20s): In the service of Don John. He is Margaret’s lover and is the one who plans the scheme that brings about Hero’s public shaming.

 

Friar Francis – (male actor mid 50s to late 60s): Wise clergyman. He is the officiant at Hero and Claudio’s wedding. In his wisdom, he invents a plan to help Hero after she is publicly shamed. (could possibly double with Verges)

 

Dogberry – (male/female actor early 30s to mid 40s): The chief policeman of the city. While he consistently uses the wrong words to make his points, he is very earnest and takes his job very seriously. The conflict at the heart of this play is the most high profile/ important case he has ever worked on and he wants to impress.

 

Verges – (male actor 60s): Dogberry’s right hand man. He looks up to Dogberry even though he be the wiser of the duo. (could possibly double with Friar Francis)

 

First Watchman – (male actor late teens to mid 20s): a blue collar working man who is deputized by Dogberry. An unsuspecting hero of the play. (will be doubled with Balthasar)

 

Second Watchman – (male actor late teens to mid 20s): a blue collar working man who is deputized by Dogberry. Assists the First Watchman in solving the conflict of the play. (will be doubled with Messenger).

 

Sexton – (male/female actor any age): the judge in the city. (will be doubled with a butler or maid)

 

Margaret – (female actor 20s): Hero’s attendant who helps bring about Hero’s downfall without knowing it. She is the lover of Borachio. She loves bawdy jokes and breaks down conventional decorum.

 

Ursula – (female actor late 40s to mid 50s): one of Hero’s attendants. She is like an aunt to Hero and helps her trick Beatrice.

 

Messenger – (male actor 20s): In the military with Don Pedro. (will double with Second Watchman)

 

Ensemble – (male/female any age): the ensemble will play maids and butlers at Leonato’s estate and will take part in the big dance during the party scene.

 

About the production team

Director: Patrick Torres
Stage Manager: Scott Wray
Scene Designer: Elizabeth Newton
Lighting Designer: TBD
Sound Designer: TBD
Choreographer: TBD

 

About the auditions

Please prepare a one minute monologue to perform at the auditions. If you are unable to prepare a Shakespearean monologue in time, you may perform/read the following:

 

Sonnet 130

My mistress’ eyes are nothing like the sun;
Coral is far more red than her lips’ red;
If snow be white, why then her breasts are dun;
If hairs be wires, black wires grow on her head.
I have seen roses damask’d, red and white,
But no such roses see I in her cheeks;
And in some perfumes is there more delight
Than in the breath that from my mistress reeks.
I love to hear her speak, yet well I know
That music hath a far more pleasing sound;
I grant I never saw a goddess go;
My mistress, when she walks, treads on the ground:
And yet, by heaven, I think my love as rare
As any she belied with false compare.

 

Audition forms

Interested in auditioning? Here’s some forms to fill out and bring with you to auditions:

  • RLT audition form (PDF and DOC) — please fill out
  • Conflict calendar — please list every weeknight or weekend day that you have a conflict.

Theatre In The Park seeking Scenic/Lighting Designer/Technical Director

Friday, October 10th, 2014

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Theatre In The Park is a not-for-profit theatre providing entertainment to the Triangle Area of North Carolina.

This is a full-time position with benefits. Theatre In The Park normally produces a four to six production main season, plus their production of A Christmas Carol, which celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2014.

Duties include the design and execution of all scenic, lighting, prop, and sound elements. Designer will work with the staff master carpenter and a large volunteer force that is well-trained and disciplined. Duties also include set construction and repair, prop design, construction, and repair for A Christmas Carol.

Assist to establish production schedules for all main-stage shows, independent productions, and co-productions.

Supervise load-in and strike of all Theatre In The Park productions in the Pullen Park facility. In the event that any Theatre In The Park productions are held offsite in other venues, (with exception of A Christmas Carol) job responsibilities remain the same.

Assemble, train, supervise, and help recruit technical and backstage volunteers in cooperation with Stage Manager for each production.

 

Qualifications:

-BFA/MFA in design/technical direction. Experience is scenic and lighting design, technical direction, sound design, MIG welding, CADD drafting and scene painting.

-Must be available to start by January 1, 2015.

 

Application Process

Please submit all materials by October 31. Candidates should send a letter of application addressing the applicant’s strengths relative to the responsibilities and qualifications cited above, a current curriculum vitae, and a one-page statement of their philosophy towards design and execution, the applicant’s digital portfolio or website link, and the names, addresses, and phone numbers of five individuals who are familiar with the candidate’s record as designer/technical director.

Only electronic applications will be accepted and should be emailed to hr@theatreinthepark.com.  Please refrain from phone calls and walk-ins to inquire about the position.  All questions should be directed to the email above.

Theatre In The Park is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer providing access to education and employment without regard to age, race, color, national origin, gender, religion, sexual orientation, veteran’s status, political affiliation, or disability.

The Dinner Detective seeks Company Members

Thursday, October 9th, 2014

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What: 

-Interactive, Improv Murder Mystery Dinner Show set in modern day with no costumes and no serving required.

-Show performs Saturday nights and some weekdays subject to actor availability.

-Time commitment for regular shows is 4-6 hours including a pre-show rehearsal.

-No weekly rehearsals required, you rehears only when you are scheduled to work.

-Weekly show location is at the Sheraton, on Scott Futrell Dr., in Charlotte.

-Private shows booked all over the Greater Charlotte Area, travel stipends are added when locations are more than 20 miles from the Sheraton Hotel location.

-Casting rotates depending on actor availability collected & scheduled on a 1 month basis.

 

Seeking:

-Actors ages 18-55, for hire as company cast members.

-Shows are ongoing, most Saturday nights, only 9 company members are needed for one show.

-Actors are scheduled according to their availability, collected each month.

-Actors with improv experience are a plus.

 

Where: 

-Sheraton Hotel, 3315 Scott Futrell Dr., Charlotte, NC 28208

-Please check in at the front desk to confirm and get directions for auditions held in ‘Port-side Room’

 

When: 

-Those auditioning will be seen in a group on their selected date of either, Friday, 10/17 at 6PM or Saturday, 10/18 at 11AM.

-Do your best to be on time but if you are running late please still do stop in, we’ll still see you, or drop in to the next time slot

-Those auditioning should expect to stay for 2 hours but could be released sooner.

 

Audition:

-2 hours, audition consisting of improv games.

 

Project Start Date:

-For those hired there will be a cast training on 11/14 & 11/15 with the Grand Opening happening on 11/15.

-Availability for these dates WILL NOT be a determining factor on your hiring, so no worries if you’ve already got a conflicting gig.

- Please come to the audition prepared to give availability for November & December, so bring your booking calendar!

 

Requirement: 

-Hard copy of head shot or recent picture, quality is not a concern provided we have something to remember you by.

-Resumes are also needed no matter your level of experience; all levels are welcome to audition.

 

Pay:

Pay ranges from $40-$100 plus meal and tips, pending role. Roles rotate each show.

 

Submissions:

Please submit head shot via email to, Allison@TheDinnerDetective.com. Please enter your date and time selection within the subject line; i.e.

“DD-CHA 10/17 6PM” or “DD-CHA 10/18 11AM”

UNC-Wilmington seeks Assistant Professor in Performance

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014

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Position: #2535

The Department of Theatre at the University of North Carolina Wilmington seeks a tenure track Assistant Professor in performance to begin August, 2015. Responsibilities include teaching acting introductory, advanced, and lab courses. The applicant may also have opportunities to direct in departmental productions.

The Department of Theatre B.A. program provides a liberal arts education coupled with applied instruction in three concentration areas: performance, design and technology, and a customized option. Under the guidance of a talented, dedicated faculty and staff, approximately 140 undergraduate majors and minors occupy an elegant 300-seat proscenium theatre and 125-seat flexible studio space. Students work in a variety of other on- and off-campus venues through applied learning projects, extra-curricular activities, and as community volunteers. Department alumni thrive in graduate programs as scholars, designers, and performers and enjoy professional credits in theatre, film, television and related industries.

Wilmington is home to EUE Screen Gems Film Studios, currently the largest domestic television and movie production facility outside of California, and an active local arts community. The surrounding area is also known for it proximity to some of the best beaches on the east coast. The historic district spans approximately 230 blocks and graces the majestic Cape Fear River. The city is home to grandiose, old mansions and other stunning landmark buildings.

The University of North Carolina Wilmington has been named one of the “Best in the Southeast” on The Princeton Review’s “2014 Best Colleges: Region by Region” list and, has a “top ten” ranking as one of the best public institutions in the South on this year’s “Best Colleges” rankings.
Qualifications: Applicants must possess an MFA or other terminal degree in Theatre with an emphasis on acting. Preferred qualifications include training and experience in the craft of acting and other related forms and styles, a passion for teaching majors and non-majors in the early stages of their training, and an interest in developing and implementing curricula related to a culturally diverse population. Candidates must also demonstrate potential for excellent teaching, significant creative productivity, and service to the department and university.

To apply, please complete the online application available on the Web at http://consensus.uncw.edu.

A letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three professional references should be uploaded to the online application – not emailed, mailed or faxed. Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF attachments are required. For questions regarding the online application process, contact Sue Wilder at 910.962.2061. For questions regarding the position, e-mail marinoc@uncw.edu or phone 910.962.2415.

Screening of applicants will begin November 5, 2014, however applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

UNC Wilmington actively fosters a diverse and inclusive working and learning environment and is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified men and women from all racial, ethnic, or other minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

Ensemble Stage announces Fall Auditions/Tech Interviews

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014

ensemble stageAuditions / Tech. Interviews
Sunday, October 26 – 2PM-6PM
Wednesday, October 29 – 5PM-8PM

Blowing Rock School Auditorium
160 Sunset Drive
Blowing Rock, NC 28605

By appointment only.

Actors and/or Singers:  Males and females, all types, ages 5-65 for roles in our upcoming Fall/Winter/Spring productions including the live staged radio play, It’s A Wonderful Life, our annual holiday musical variety show, Christmas in the High-Country, a Valentine’s Day musical interactive murder-mystery in February and a Winefest musical interactive murder-mystery in April!

You MUST call 828-414-1844 for appointment. 

Actors - Prepare 2 contrasting monologues with total length of both monologues combined being no more than 2 minutes. Bring headshot with resume printed or attached to the back.
 
Singers - Prepare an up-tempo Christmas or 70′s-80′s type pop song lasting no more than 1 minute. Piano accompanist will be available. Bring headshot with resume printed or attached to the back.
 
Combo Actors/Singers - Prepare 1 comedic monologue no more than 1 minute in length and one song lasting no more than 1 minute. Bring headshot with resume printed or attached to the back.

Designers/Stage Managers:  Lighting, set, costume and props designers, bring resume, references and portfolio.

For more information go to: http://www.ensemblestage.com/AuditionsFall.html

Davidson Community Players holds auditions for “It’s a Wonderful Life”

Friday, October 3rd, 2014

davidson community playersDavidson Community Players announces open auditions for its December production of It’s a Wonderful Life, a radio play by Joe Landry. Auditions will be held Thursday, October 23 from 7-9pm and Sunday, October 26 from 7-9pm at the Armour Street Theatre located at 307 Armour Street in Davidson. Auditionees only need to come one night, but should plan to arrive at the start of the audition and stay for the entire session.  Actors at all levels of experience are encouraged to attend. Please bring a resume or a list of your contact information and your theatre experience, a recent photo and a list of all of your conflicts. Rehearsals will begin in November. No prior acting experience is required and novice actors are encouraged to audition. The production will run December 4-21.

This enduring and endearing holiday classic reminds us the worth each life holds-that even the least important moment to one person may have the greatest influence on others. It’s A Wonderful Life brings to stage one such tale as George Bailey who doesn’t get a single thing he wants out of life and winds up being the richest man in town.

 
Roles include:

Actors must be comfortable playing a wide range of ages and characters.  As we will be performing as a radio play with scripts in hand, memorization is not necessary.

  • Freddie Filmore: Announcer, Gower, Potter, Billy, Joseph, Peter Bailey, Ernie, Old Man Collins, Ed, Pete, Man at Martini’s, Nick, Bridge Keeper, Binky, and Cop
  • Jake Laurents: George Bailey (and young George)
  • Sally Applewhite: Mary Hatch (and young Mary)
  • Lana Sherwood: Violet (and young Violet), Rose Bailey, Matilda, Ruth, Mrs. Hatch, Mrs. Thompson, Schultz, Zuzu, Janie and Sadie Vance
  • Harry “Jazzbo” Heywood: Harry (and young Harry), Bert, Clarence, Odd-Body, Sam Wainwright, Martini, Dr. Campbell, Charlie, Man (at run on Bank), Horace the Teller, Mr. Welch, Tommy Sheriff

Please note that all five actors will also provide ad-libs and energy for the crowd scenes.

Perusal copies of the script are available in the DCP office. For additional information regarding auditions, please contact Debra Baron, Artistic Director at 704 892-7953 or email debra@davidsoncommunityplayers.org.

Davidson Community Players is a non-profit organization established in 1965 to produce theatre that entertains, enriches and encourages community participation in the dramatic arts. Now in its 49th season DCP is a previous winner of the North Carolina Theatre Conference “Community Theatre of the Year” award. We are grateful for the support of 2014 Season Sponsors: The McIntosh Law Firm, Davidson Wealth Management, Randy Marion Cadillac and the Arts & Science Council.