Auditions for “Stick Fly” at Actor’s Theatre of Charlotte

Friday, November 14th, 2014

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Actor’s Theatre of Charlotte would like to announce auditions for STICK FLY by Lydia R. Diamond and directed by Martin Damien Wilkins. This production will rehearse weeknights and weekends beginning on January 21, 2014 and will run February 18-March 7, 2014. Auditions will be held for both EQUITY and NON-EQUITY actors. Please see the appropriate listing below for details.

EQUITY PRINCIPAL AUDITIONS

For all members of Actors’ Equity Association, Actor’s Theatre is an SPT tier 3 Equity theatre. These auditions will be held on Saturday, November 29th at 9:00am-12:00pm (lunch break 12:00pm-1:00pm) and also 1:00pm-5:00pm. They will be located at Actor’s Theatre, located at 650 East Stonewall Street. Sides will be provided. (see links below) Appointments are suggested, but not necessary. To schedule an appointment, or get more information, contact Production Intern Tyler Mitchell at production@atcharlotte.org or by leaving contact information via voicemail at 704-342-2251 ext71. Please bring an updated copy of your headshot and resume. No housing available.

NON-EQUITY AUDITIONS

For all non-equity actors, these auditions will be held on Saturday, November 29th at 1:00pm-5:00pm. Auditions are by appointment only. You will be asked to read from sides provided. (see links below) Please bring an updated copy of your headshot and resume. To book an audition time, contact Production Intern Tyler Mitchell at production@atcharlotte.org


ABOUT THE PLAY

In this tumultuous look at a privileged African-American family, sibling rivalries flare when the LeVay brothers bring their girlfriends home to Martha’s Vineyard to meet the parents. As secrets spill, this uniquely American play explores issues of race and class while we learn that when it comes to family…you’re stuck.

No perusal copies available, but the script is available for purchase on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Stick-Fly-Lydia-R-Diamond/dp/0573700923

ROLES AVAILABLE

Director Martin Damien Wilkins will be casting 3 men and 3 women. All roles available:

Kent (Spoon) - Male, 31, African-American, Youngest son of the LeVay family.  He has grown up with an artistic disposition in a family of doctors and lawyers.  Though financially privileged, he has struggled to find his place in life and with his family.  He loves Taylor, and though she may not see it, his gentleness is a valuable ingredient in their relationship.

Taylor - Female, 27, African-American, Daughter from an earlier marriage of renowned public intellectual, James Bradley Scott.  She was raised by a single mother college professor.  Though she carries his name, and so has had entrée to some social privileges, her father was not a part of her life.  She also has gone without financially.
Cheryl - Female, 18-22, African-American, The daughter of the family maid.  Pretty, bright, always well-intentioned. Cheryl has always had a crush on Flip.

Flip - Male, 36, African-American, Oldest son of LeVay family.  The “golden boy” who, with some compromises, has fallen in line with his father’s expectations.  He is an incorrigible ladies man.

Joe LeVay (Dad) - Male, 58-62, African-American, LeVay patriarch.  He is a well-intentioned man, who rules his family with a firm, loving hand.  He, like Flip, has always had a way with women.

Kimber - Female, 32, Caucasian, Kimber is an intelligent woman with a quick wit and sincere warmth.  Unlike Taylor, her social status matches that of the LeVays, with of course, the undeniable privilege of whiteness.  Of this she is aware, and on some level appalled.

AUDITION PREPARATIONS

Please be familiar with the following sides that you may be asked to read:

Click to download as a PDF

Actor’s Theatre of Charlotte is located at 640 East Stonewall St, Charlotte NC 28202

Meredith College seeks Full-Time Assistant Professor of Theatre

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

meredithThe Department of Dance & Theatre in the School of the Arts & Humanities at Meredith College invites applications for a full-time Assistant Professor position in Theatre Design & Technical Direction, to begin in August 2015.

Responsibilities include teaching a variety of courses, including Introduction to Theatre; Stagecraft; Costume & Make-up; Scenic Design & Painting; Lighting & Sound; and a production-related practicum.  Candidate must design and build scenery and design lights for 3 to 4 main stage shows per year, plus supervise undergraduate students in the shops.  Full involvement in departmental and school activities is expected.

Qualifications include an MFA in Theatre, evidence of design experience, and professional involvement in the field.  Prior college teaching experience expected.

To apply, complete the online application at http://www.meredith.edu/humres/.  Please attach letter of application, curriculum vitae, and statements of teaching philosophy and professional goals to the online application.  Copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts and three letters of reference should be sent to Dr. Garry Walton, Dean, School of the Arts & Humanities, Meredith College, 3800 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh, NC 27607.  Review of applications will begin December 3rd 2014 and continue until position is filled.

Meredith is a private comprehensive women’s college of 2,000 undergraduate and graduate students.  Located in Raleigh, North Carolina, near the Research Triangle, the college offers both liberal arts and professional programs.   Meredith is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  The college is committed to diversity and encourages applications and nominations of all qualified individuals.

Lenoir-Rhyne Playmakers holds open auditions for “The Crucible”

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

LRU_Logo_black-redThe Lenoir-Rhyne Playmakers will hold open auditions for their upcoming production of Arthur Miller’s classic drama, The Crucible. Auditions are scheduled for Sunday, November 23 from 2 to 5 p.m. and Monday, November 24 from 6 – 10 p.m. in Belk Centrum. Auditions are open to members of the LRU campus as well as the greater Hickory community.

The play calls for a cast of 10 men and 11 women. All roles are available. Audition format will be “cold readings” from the script; actors will read and perform scenes and monologues from the play.

The Playmakers’ production of The Crucible, directed by Assistant Professor of Theatre Josh Yoder, will be performed February 26 – March 1, 2015, in P.E. Monroe Auditorium. Rehearsals will be held Sunday through Thursday evenings beginning in early January.

The Crucible is a chilling dramatization of the 1692 Salem witch trials in which 20 people were executed after being accused of practicing witchcraft. Miller wrote the play in response to Senator Joseph McCarthy’s anti-communist “witch hunts” of the 1950s. Miller himself was questioned by the U.S. House of Representatives’ Committee on Un-American Activities in 1956 and convicted of “contempt of Congress” for refusing to identify others present at meetings he had attended. The play debuted at the Martin Beck Theater in January 1953 and won the Tony Award for Best Play that same year.

For more information, please contact Josh Yoder at Joshua.Yoder@lr.edu or call (828) 328-7161.

 

Green Room Community Theatre holds auditions for “Good ‘Ol Girls”

Monday, November 10th, 2014

Green-Room-Community-TheatreAuditions for The Green Room Community Theatre’s Black Box musical, Good Ol’ Girls will be held Sunday, November 23 & Monday, November 24, 2014, at 7:00 pm each night. You only need to attend one night of auditions.

All those auditioning must be available for all performances of Good Ol’ Girls which are scheduled for January 23, 24, 25, 30, 31, February 1, 6, 7, & 8, 2015, as well as a producer’s night (date to be determined).   This show is directed by Jeanne Laws and musically directed by John Coffey.

The cast of Good Ol’ Girls calls for five women from age 16 and up.  As always, all ethnicities are encouraged to audition. Please prepare a song (about 2 pages worth).  Note – the show has a definite Southern and country flair.  Please bring sheet music for the accompanist.  A cappella auditions are discouraged.  If you can play the guitar, please be prepared to demonstrate your talent. Auditions will also consist of a cold reading from the script.

All auditions will be held at the Old Post Office Playhouse located at 10 South Main Avenue, Newton, NC 28658.  Please enter at the lower level door at the back of the building (on South Ashe Avenue).

If you have any questions, please call The Green Room Community Theatre at (828) 464-6583 or visit our website: www.thegreenroomtheatre.org.

The Green Room Community Theatre is a funded affiliate of the United Arts Council of Catawba County.

Twin City Stage announces auditions for “Pride and Prejudice”

Monday, November 10th, 2014

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Twin City Stage will hold auditions for Pride and Prejudice at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, December 2 at the Arts Council Theatre, 610 Coliseum Drive, Winston-Salem.  No appointment is necessary.

Finding a husband is hardly Elizabeth Bennet’s most urgent priority.  But with four sisters, an overzealous match-making mother, and a string of unsuitable suitors, it’s difficult to escape the subject.  When the independent-minded Elizabeth meets the handsome but enigmatic Mr. Darcy, one question prevails: can they possibly look beyond his pride and her prejudice to make the best match of all?  Jane Austen’s classic 1813 novel comes to life in this refreshingly fast-paced and engaging new adaptation by Jon Jory.

Sharon Andrews will direct Pride and Prejudice.  There are roles available for 8 females (ages 14-50) and 6 males (ages 17-60).

A style workshop will be offered on Monday, November 24 from 7-9 pm, taught by Leah Roy.  While not required for auditions – and not restricted to those planning to audition – this class will serve as an introduction to the etiquette, posture and social mores of Edwardian England.  The workshop will be held at the Arts Council Theatre; there is no cost and no appointment is required.

Pride and Prejudice performance dates will be February 6-8 & 12-15, 2015.  All performances will be held at the Arts Council Theatre.  For more information, please call Twin City Stage at (336) 748-0857 x201 or visit the website at www.twincitystage.org.

Elon University seeks Assistant/Associate Professor for Dept. of Performing Arts

Monday, November 10th, 2014

elon-university_200x200Elon University invites applications for a tenure-track position, at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, in The Department of Performing Arts beginning mid-August 2015. Seeking an experienced, dynamic acting teacher and great collaborator to contribute to the BFA Acting and Music Theatre programs. Additional specialization in teaching VOICE & SPEECH or MOVEMENT required.

Should be skilled in the Meisner approach to actor training, with an appreciation of Stanislavski’s teachings. Teaching responsibilities will include courses in the core acting curriculum, and others as per expertise. Must be willing to teach in the interdisciplinary general studies program. Appropriate MFA or PhD required. Ability to direct in the department’s production season preferred. Significant professional experience desired, and continuation of creative/scholarly work expected. Elon is a dynamic private, co-educational, comprehensive institution that is a national model for actively engaging faculty and students in teaching and learning. To learn more about Elon, please visit the University web site at www.elon.edu.  To receive full consideration, materials must be received by Dec. 1, 2014. Send letter of application, CV, and contact information for at least three references to actingposition@elon.edu Please include your name in the subject line. Please complete required application materials at http://www.elon.edu/e-web/academics/elon_college/performing_arts/employment/Acting_App.xhtml

Elon is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse faculty, staff, and student body and welcomes all applicants.

Cape Fear Regional Theatre holds auditions for The Three Muskateers and Ain’t Misbehavin’

Tuesday, November 4th, 2014

PrintCape Fear Regional Theatre continues it’s 2014-2015 Audition Season with auditions for THE THREE MUSKETEERS (November 16) and AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’ (December 9).

Please see the details below for each production’s audition times and requirements. CLICK to Email Lofton Riser to secure your audition appointment. Click here for audition sides.

 

Auditions for THE THREE MUSKETEERS, adapted by Ken Ludwig

AUDITIONS: Sunday, November 16th 2014
4pm-5pm: Fight Call for those called back
5pm-9pm: Callbacks

REHEARSES: December 30th – January 21st, Tuesdays-Sundays (January 1st off)
PERFORMANCES: January 22nd – February 15th, Wednesdays-Sundays on CFRT Mainstage

It’s all for one and one for all in Ken Ludwig’s adaptation of Alexandre Dumas’ classic tale. Young Frenchman D’Artagnan and his plucky sister Sabine aspire to join the famed Musketeers. But they get more than they bargained for when they stumble into the center of a bitter rivalry between King Louis XIII and the evil Cardinal Richelieu. This rousing story of heroism, treachery and honor is an action packed adventure for the entire family.

AUDITION REQUIREMENT: Ages 18+. Please come prepared to read from the sides posted beneath the link to this audition notice on our webpage’s audition page: http://www.cfrt.org/auditions/. Note: everyone in this production will need to have some level of sword fighting skill. Email Lofton Riser, CFRT Company Manager, at lriser@cfrt.org, with your phone number and availability on the audition date, to reserve your spot for the audition.

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN (ALL ROLES OPEN, ACTORS OF ALL ETHNICITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO AUDITION):

D’ARTAGNON: The Young Cub. Idealistic, ambitious, heroic and naive. Life long dream is to be a Musketeer. Willing to plunge head first into any seemingly honorable cause usually without thinking. However he learns quickly along the journey what true honor means. Excellent swordsman but inexperienced in life and death dueling.

ATHOS: The Mountain. Courage of a lion and a bit dark and dangerous because of a secret past. Might be the best swordsman in all of France.

PORTHOS: Bacchus. Lives large and lavishly. Loves clothes and women and is as good fighting with a turkey leg as with a sword.

ARAMIS: The Saint. Handsome to a fault. Trying to atone for past sins but cannot resist earthly temptations, especially woman. Has a hot temper that flares in an instant. Superior swordsmanom, fights like a surgeon.

RICHELIEU: Ultimate evil politician. He is dark and manipulative and looks out forno one but himself. Powerful, intelligent and very dangerous.

ROCHEFORT: Henchman to Richelieu. Wears an eye patch and has a scar on his cheek, most likely from duels of the past that went bad. But still very agile with a sword. Use caution when approaching him. (Also doubles as Stanley)

SABINE: D’Artagnon’s younger sister. Precocious and very bright but a bit of a pest. Wants to embrace the world of adventure and experience all that it has to offer. A flower ripe and ready to burst into full bloom. Since she is D’Artagnon’s sister, she also happens to be very good with a sword.

MILADY: Beautiful, brilliant, precise and the most dangerous woman in all of France. Has no problem kissing a man and then killing him. Like a female preying mantis who eats her mate after making love! Surprises up her sleeve and can duel with the best of men.

CONSTANCE: Lady in Waiting to Queen Anne and fiercely loyal to her a Queen. Shewill do anything to protect her. The only thing that distracts her from her duty to the Queen, is her love at first sight with D’Artagnon. She has the truest character and purest heart in the play.

QUEEN ANNE: Anne is Queen by political marriage. Therefore seeks affections elsewhere with the Duke of Buckingham nearly causing the downfall of the King. While she does not really love the King, she wants to protect him at all costs. Her natural enemy in the court is Richelieu who is trying to reveal her affair. (Multiple roles)

TREVILLE: Captain of the Musketeers and the Kings’s Guard. An excellent leader, commanding and fair. A superb swordsman and soldier respected by all. (Multiple roles and most of them require very good sword fighting skills).

KING LOUIS: A petulant entitled King. Relatively self consumed and doesn’t want to rock the boat. He listens to Richelieu but holds his ground. Enjoys a good party. (Multiple roles)

 

Auditions for AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’, book by Murray Horwitz and Richard Maltby, Jr.

AUDITIONS: Tuesday, December 9th 2014 4pm-9pm
REHEARSES: February 10th – March 4th, Tuesdays-Sundays
PERFORMANCES: March 5th – 22nd, Wednesdays-Sundays on CFRT Mainstage

Ain’t Misbehavin’ is a sassy, sultry musical celebration of legendary jazz great, Thomas “Fats” Waller, who rose to international fame during the Golden Age of the Cotton Club and that jumpin’ new beat, Swing. Although not a biography, Ain’t Misbehavin’ evokes the delightful humor and infectious energy of this American original as a versatile cast of five struts, strums and sings the songs he made famous in a career that ranged from uptown Harlem clubs to downtown Tin Pan Alley, Hollywood and concert stages in the U.S., Canada and Europe. Ain’t Misbehavin’ is one of the most popular, well-crafted revues of all time and winner of the 1978 TONY Award for Best Musical.

AUDITION REQUIREMENT: All parts will be cast with adults ages 21+ with the exception of Charlaine who will be cast with an adult who is 18+. Please come prepared with a song from the show or in a similar style to the show. (Suggested shows: “Bubbling Brown Sugar,” “Black and Blue,” “After Midnight,” “Sophisticated Ladies,” “Eubie,” etc.) Please bring the sheet music for your audition song and 2 copies of your headshot and resume. Email Lofton Riser, CFRT Company Manager, at lriser@cfrt.org, with your phone number and availability on the audition date, to reserve your spot for the audition.

 

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN (ALL ROLES OPEN):

ANDRE: An unrepentant party hound. A flirt and a bit of a womanizer. African-American male, 25-45 years old. Range: G2-E6

KEN:
Jovial, cheerful, and loud. Larger than life. African-American male, 25-45 years old. Range: D3-C6

ARMELIA: A voluptuous and sassy woman. Very strong-willed and not afraid to share her thoughts. African-American female, 25-45 years old. Range: G3-C6

CHARLAINE: A sweet, young lady. Very innocent. African-American female, 18-25 years old. Range: G3-G5

NELL: Confident and charming. A knowledgeable woman of the world. African-American female, 30-45 years old. Range: F3-F5

 

Audition FAQ’s

Q: What if I have little stage experience?
A: No matter. Come audition!

Q: Oh my… I can’t be there for either of the auditions! What do I do?
A: If you absolutely cannot make it video submissions will be accepted. An additional audition day may be added at a later date, so let us know when you will be in town.

Q: Can I send you my resume?
A: Yes! Please email it to Lofton or mail it to the theatre:
Cape Fear Regional Theatre
1209 Hay Street/P.O. Box 53723
Fayetteville, NC 28305


Headshots and Resumes are encouraged and appreciated. A perusal script is available in the CFRT Business Office, Monday-Friday; 9:30 am – 4:30 pm.

Combined Auditions for Backstage and Book Club Play at Gilbert Theatre

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

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COMBINED AUDITIONS FOR BACKSTAGE and BOOK CLUB PLAY
At the Gilbert Theater, 116 Green Street, 2nd Floor

 

December 1st and 2nd from 6-9. Sides will be provided. Please bring a headshot and resume or a picture. YOU MUST MAKE AN APPOINTMENT. Email adassist@gilberttheater.com or call 910 678 7186. Small stipend provided to all actors. AEA contracts show by show basis. Housing is available.

 

Roles:

 

BACKSTAGE

From playwright Stephen Miles, “Backstage” follows the pitfalls and pratfalls that besiege a theatrical production in modern times. From the actors to the prop master to the costumer, director, lighting, and special effects, it’s a set-up for disaster and you can see how it all happens with a private, behind-the-scenes view from the ‘green room.’ A hilarious look at what makes the “play the thing.”

Ruby, 44, Costumer

Ann Lee, Props, 20′s/30′s

Wayne, 55, Lighting

Derek, 62, Director

Blythe, 38, Stage Director

Mamee, 56, Actress

Marcel, 59, Actor

Troy, 30, Actor

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THE BOOK CLUB PLAY

ANA: Late thirties./ Early forties. Smart. Accomplished. Organized. A columnist for a daily paper. The Mother Bee. Also plays PROF IRVINA JARVIS.

ROB: Her Husband. Met in College. Former football player. Charismatic Underachiever. Also plays SHARK BITE SURVIVOR.

WILL: ROB’s bookish college roommate. Ana’s former boyfriend. History buff. Unmarried. Also plays FORMER SECRET SERVICE AGENT FOR JIMMY CARTER.

JEN: Ana’s friend. Shy. Smart. An obituary writer for a weekly gazette papers. Unmarried. Also plays DR. CAROL HASTING SMITH.

LILLY: Mid/ Late twenties. African American. A great lover of books. Ana’s friend. Also plays STUDENT JANELLE HILL.

ALEX: The New Guy. Annoying and Endearing. Instrument of provocative debate or irritating son-of -Satan. Take your pick. Also plays THE WAL-MART GUY.

 

Please e mail adassist@gilberttheater.com for an appointment time.

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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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.