Powerhouse Theater Apprentice Training Program Accepting Applications

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

4198203606_e52350b5be_mVassar & New York Stage and Film’s Powerhouse Theater Apprentice Training Program is now accepting applications for the 2014 Season!

Program dates: June 20 – July 27, 2014
Application deadlines:

For Financial Aid – March 1, 2014
For Directors/Writers – March 16, 2014
For Actors – April 16, 2014

The Powerhouse Theater Apprentices explore the boundaries of theater by living, breathing, and creating theater with peers and professionals alike.  For over 29 years, this collaboration between Vassar College and New York Stage and Film features rigorous classes taught by an outstanding faculty in acting, voice, movement, playwriting, and directing.


How to Apply for the Powerhouse Theater Training Program

Interested students are encouraged to apply early. Upon submission of ALL application materials, admission decisions are made as quickly as possible. funds are limited; therefore, students applying for aid should apply early. A total of 40 applicants may be accepted.

*Applications are considered from college-aged students and high school students (rising seniors & seniors) who will be at least 17 years old when the program begins.

  1. Complete the online application
  2. Application fee of $85.00 (submitted with the online application)
  3. Two (2) thoughtful letters of recommendation from someone who knows you well. This can be a professor or teacher, director, collaborator – someone who can attest to your ability and skills as an artist and in working as part of a company, managing multiple priorities. These may be emailed to with the subject line filled in as follows: “Reference for Powerhouse Applicant [your name here].”
  4. Please see below for discipline-specific application instructions.

Application Deadlines

The program continues to actively recruit applicants for Designers, Directors, Writers, and Actors.

In addition to the online application, application fee, and letters of recommendation fee, please submit the following materials appropriate to the discipline for which you are applying:

Applicants should copy Becca Kahane at bkahane@newyorkstageandfilm.org when submitting.


Actors are asked to submit a video of you performing two (2) contrasting monologues (preferably one “classical”, i.e. Shakespeare and age appropriate). You may either include a link to video that is hosted online, or upload a video file with the rest of your application materials (mp4, mpeg, mpeg4, mpg, qt); the file size limit is 50MB. If you are having difficulty recording your audition, please notify our office, at or call 845.437.5902 if there are questions regarding this component.


Directors are asked to submit a one-page analysis detailing their vision of how they would direct one of the following plays: A Midsummer Night’s Dream (by William Shakespeare), or The Seagull (by Anton Chekhov), or Ruined (by Lynn Nottage). This may be submitted with the online application or emailed to with the subject line filled in as follows: “Directing Analysis for Powerhouse Applicant [your name here].” Accepted file formats are Word document or PDF.


Writers are asked to submit one (1) writing sample, no more than 10 pages. This may be submitted with the online application or emailed to with the subject line filled in as follows: “Writing Sample for Powerhouse Applicant [your name here].” Accepted file formats are Word document or PDF, please do not submit files in Final Draft or any other script or screenwriting file formats.

The Cost

Application fee is $85.00

Program fee including Room and Board (daily breakfast and dinner) is $5,000
*The program fee also includes free (but limited) access to professional offerings when available.

Financial Aid

The Powerhouse program is severely limited in its ability to meet applicants’ demonstrated financial needs. To apply for limited financial assistance, send a statement of your need and a detailed description of your personal and your family’s current financial situation. A statement of need from your academic institution with tuition fees must be forwarded by March 1, 2014.

Applicants should copy Becca Kahane at bkahane@newyorkstageandfilm.org when submitting.

Actor’s Theatre of Charlotte Auditions – DREAM A LITTLE DREAM

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

actors theatre of charlotteActor’s Theatre of Charlotte would like to announce auditions for Dream a Little Dream: The Mamas & the Papas Musical by Denny Doherty and Paul Ledoux. This production will be directed by ATC Artistic Director Chip Decker. The production will rehearse weekday evenings and weekend afternoons beginning June 23rd, 2014. Run dates are July 17- August 9, 2014. Auditions will be held for both EQUITY and NON-EQUITY performers. Please see the appropriate listing below for details.


For all members of Actors’ Equity Association, these auditions will be held on Saturday, May 3rd 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 of Charlotte, located at 650 East Stonewall Street. Appointments are suggested, but not necessary. To schedule an appointment, or get more information, please contact Production Manager Carrie Cranford at carrie_cranford@actorstheatrecharlotte.org. No housing available. Please see audition requirements listed below.



For all non-equity actors, these auditions will be held on Saturday, May 3rd at 1:00pm-5:00pm. They will be located at Actor’s Theatre of Charlotte, located at 650 East Stonewall Street. Auditions are by appointment only. All roles compensated. To book an audition time, please contact Production Manager Carrie Cranford at carrie_cranford@actorstheatrecharlotte.org. Please see audition requirements listed below.



  • Please bring an updated copy of your headshot and resume.
  • Music: A piano accompanist will be provided.  Please provide sheet music in the proper key and know your range. Please prepare a short musical selection. No acapella. A classic number from the Mamas and Papas, or something else from that style and generation of rock. No showtunes please.



If you are unable to attend the audition calls, but still wish to be considered, we do accept video audition submissions. Please follow the instructions above for MUSIC. Please load audition clip onto a hosting site and send the link, along with a headshot and resume, to Production Manager Carrie Cranford at carrie_cranford@actorstheatrecharlotte.org. Please title the email “Video Submission” and you will receive a reply acknowledging your audition submission. All videos must be received by Friday, May 2nd.




DREAM A LITTLE DREAM traces the story and the glory of the Mamas and the Papas  from its humble beginnings to its rise to fame and back, as remembered by Papa Doherty — one fourth of the team of Doherty, John Phillips, Michelle Phillips and Cass Elliott who sang songs like “California Dreamin’,” “Dedicated to the One I Love,” and “Monday Monday,” in the popular 60’s group The Mamas and the Papas. Sex, drugs, rock-n-roll, and story of legends.


Director Chip Decker will be casting 8 actors who should all be able to sing and move well.


Denny: Male, 20’s-30’s. Handsome Nova Scotian singer with an off-kilter sense of humor and the spirit of an Irish rogue. A great tenor vocalist.


Cass: Female, 20’s-30’s. The ultimate hippie earth mother. A big woman with a big voice. Intelligent, bombastic, funny, insecure and lovesick.


John: Male, 20’s-30’s. Tall, hyper-intelligent songwriter and group leader. Funny, pompous, cerebral. A born salesman. Must play 12-string guitar.


Michelle: Female, 20’s-30’s. The ultimate California girl. John’s wife. A sexy blonde gamine. Highly romantic but tough when she needs to be. Insecure as a singer.


Zal Yanovsky: Male, 20’s-30’s. Iconoclastic musican and eccentric comic. Very Jewish. Hair long before hair was long. Mel Brooks meets Lenny Bruce. Must play electric lead guitar. Plays with the band when not in a scene. Doubles various other characters including:

Jimmy – an officious government inspector

A fawning boutique salesman

Mr. Jones – a cynical newspaper reporter

Gene Clark – a rock star


Scott McKenzie: Male, 20’s-30’s. Handsome lead singer with a sweet, but despondent nature. Must play acoustic rhythm guitar. Plays with the band when not in a scene. Doubles various other characters including:

Richard Byrne – a folk singer;

Tim Rose – a folk singer;

John Sebastian – a folk singer;

Nigel – a flaky rock journalist.

A USN sailor

Barry McGuire – a gregarious protest singer

Roger McGuinn – a rock star


Lou Adler: Male, 30’s. A brilliant, very hip Jewish record producer. Doubles various other characters including:

Albert – Manager of The Copa Cabana

The Bitter End Cook

Duffy – a gruff bar owner;

Ed Sullivan – iconic TV Host


Jill: Female, 20’s. Lou’s girlfriend. A beautiful singer and photographer. Doubles various other characters in the play including:

A Beatnik waitress

Brenda – a tough, world weary road manager

Emily – A tourist on the make

Carmella – a club assistant at The Copa


Friday, April 18th, 2014

Open Auditions for

Shrek,The Musical
directed by Billy Ensley

Wed. April 23   6-8

Looking for Males 16 and up

We are looking for Pinochio, Big Bad Wolf and a couple of guys for ensemble work.

For more information –  http://matthewsplayhouse.com/index.php/productions/auditions.html

Vice President of Programming Blumenthal Performing Arts

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

2011.Blumenthal.4C_navytext_VThe Vice President of Programming will manage a dynamic variety of Blumenthal Performing Arts (BPA) events that include Broadway, concerts, attractions, speakers, fine arts and outside rentals.  Develop and execute plans for presenting a diverse variety of programs that balance artistic ambition with strong financial management.  Cultivate producers, agents, artists, and tenants. Interact with an exceptionally wide range of stakeholders who need to be treated respectfully and professionally, even when we are unable to do what they would like. Negotiate and administer contracts, develop and monitor budgets, pricing, show advancing and financial settlement.  Ensure the smooth and efficient presentation of BPA sponsored events through detailed planning and coordination with other BPA staff.   Oversee production and rentals departments to assure that guests receive a high level of quality service.  Function successfully in a very fast paced environment that requires discipline in planning and execution, as well as an ability to maintain a balanced perspective in decision-making.


Requires a Bachelor’s degree supplemented by five years of progressively responsible experience in various performance genres, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.


Send Resume to recruiter@ncbpac.org

Lee Street theatre – Auditions for NEW Play Festival

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

Lee StreetLee Street theatre announces auditions for

7th Annual 10-Minute NEW Play Festival

Office Hours

featuring 6 never before produced short comedies

Hard Copy
by Elaine Alexander

Serenity Island and Slick Dame
by Kay Poiro
Great Mills, Maryland

Kiss A Squid
by Andy Rassler
Concord, NC

Need to Know
by Drew Davis
Martinez, GA

Office Showmance
by Bill Greene
Salisbury, NC

Auditions April 13 & 14 at 7pm

Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script

Performances May 8-10 & 15-17, 2014 at 7:30pm

Directed by Jason Roland and Tony Moore

The Lee Street Theater & Performing Arts Center

329 North Lee Street | Salisbury, NC 28144

Sponsored by ZINC

For more information please call 704.310.5507 or email info@leestreet.org

Questions?  Email info@leestreet.org or call 704.310.5507

One-Act Festival Directors’ Invitation – Lee Street theatre

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

Lee StreetSeptember 2014 One-Act Festival Directors’ Invitation

Are you a director? Or do you have what it takes to be a director?

Lee Street theatre presents an open invitation for you to submit a 30-40-minute play you would like to direct. We love emerging playwrights; however there are no restrictions for this festival. The play may be written by anyone, published or unpublished, comedy or drama, brand new or classic.

Don’t have a play but you’d like to direct? Don’t want to direct but you have a play? Still apply and we will try and make a marriage. Three plays will be chosen as part of Lee Street theatre’s regular 2014-2015 season for a two-week run September 18-20 and 25-27, 2014.

Directors and their plays will be selected using criteria aligned to Lee Street theatre’s Mission & Vision statements. leestreet.org/about-lee-street-theatre/ Consideration will be given to each play’s compatibility with the other two plays and to the logistics of production. All three plays will be staged every night of the run.

Lee Street theatre will organize auditions, facilitate rehearsals, and retain overall responsibility for production and marketing. Directors will be expected to take full control of actors, crew, rehearsals, set and props. Directors, crew, and actors should be free of conflicts for the rehearsal and production period.

The Lee Street theatre Managing Artistic Director reserves the right to monitor artistic integrity throughout the process. There are no additional funds for the One-Act Festival over and above the LST season budget. Directors and actors are unpaid but will more than likely become famous.

Submissions must arrive before May 19th, 2014; by email: info@leestreet.org subject line: ‘One-Act Festival’; or mail to Lee Street theatre, ‘One Act Festival’, 329 North Lee Street, Salisbury NC 28144. Winners will be notified by June 9th. Include your name, address, telephone, experience, email, and at least one complete script (no rough drafts, please) with playwright details. You may include a synopsis if you wish.

*Please be aware it is generally inadvisable to direct your own work. It omits key steps in the play-development process: objective feedback and collaboration. Having someone else direct your play may open your eyes to its weaknesses, strengths and alternative possibilities. Nevertheless, if you’ve successfully accomplished it, we’re easy to get along with; send us your Director’s résumé.

Auditions for GREASE – Carolina Broadway Theatre Company with CVCC

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

CBTLogo-IconCarolina Broadway Theatre Company in partnership with CVCC announces auditions for their production of GREASE.

CBT is a professional theatre company in Hickory, NC combining AEA actors with local talent.  Currently working under Guest Artist contracts.  Seeking actors 16 to adult as described below for a production of Grease rehearsing at Clater-Kaye Theatreworks in Hickory, N.C. starting July 13, 2014. Rehearsals will run 3:30-11:00 p.m. Mon thru Fri & 12:30-8:30 p.m. on Sat & Sun. Adult supporting characters will have later weekday call times. Performances at the Salt Block Auditorium in Hickory, NC July 25-31, 2014 (dark on Monday July 28.)

AEA guest artist contracts available. Lead roles will be compensated. Non-traditional casting. AEA audition procedures in effect.

Directed & Choreographed by Carol Culver Assistant choreographer and dancer in the Grease movie, played Patty Simcox in the first national tour of Grease,

Produced by Robert Clater, SDC & Lesia Kaye, SDC


Clater-Kaye Theatreworks

3387 NC Hwy 127 South

Hickory, NC 28602


Saturday April 12, 2014 starting at 10:00 a.m.

Same Day Callbacks


Headshot & Resume

16 bars in the style of the 50s (prepared with full song if asked)

Bring clothes to dance

To Audition Call:

(828) 294-2582 for audition time slot – upon signing up we will email callback requirements so you can prepare.

NY & Out-of-State video submissions email link to robertclater@claterkayetheatreworks.com



  • Danny Zuko – (Age 18-25) Handsome, cocky leader of the Burger Palace Boys. Can be mean in order to “be cool”, although he is really kind. Falls in love with Sandy Dumbrowski over the summer.
  • Sandy Dumbrowski – (Age 18-25) New in town, a wholesome, pure, kind, clumsy, and innocent girl. Sandy originally planned on going to a Catholic school but changed plans and went to Rydell High. She is a goody-goody who does not drink, smoke, swear, or rat her hair, and the Pink Ladies tease her about her attitude. Falls in love with Danny Zuko over the summer.

The Burger Palace Boys (“T-Birds”, in the 2007 Broadway revival)

  • Kenickie – (Age 17-25) The tough and rude, though considerate, second-in-command. Love interest for Rizzo.
  • Doody – (Age 16-25) The youngest member; generally foolish, and gullible.
  • Sonny – (Age 16-25) An obnoxious yet tricky member of the Burger Palace Boys; funny Italian-American; “Wise Guy”.
  • Roger – (Age 16-25) A jolly prankster who loves “putting people on”. He loves Jan and goes by the nickname “Rump”.

The Pink Ladies

  • Betty Rizzo – (Age 17-25) Tough and sarcastic, though vulnerable leader of the Pink Ladies; does not like to hang out with Sandy because she is not tough enough. Smokes, drinks, and does not care what others think of her. Rizzo is also a girl with a “reputation”. She feels Sandy is too virginal and pure to be a Pink Lady. Love interest for Kenickie.
  • Frenchy – (Age 16-25) Fun-loving and foolish but very friendly member of the Pink Ladies; dropped out of high school to enter Beauty School; a little light-headed and unsure of what to do. Cares a lot about her appearance.
  • Marty – (Age 16-25) Called the “beauty” in most production scripts. Most attractive member of the Pink Ladies; tries to act sophisticated. She likes older guys.
  • Jan – (Age 16-25)  Funny, loud, overweight, and awkward member of the Pink Ladies. Loud and pushy around girls, but sweet around boys.

Other cast members:

  • Miss Lynch – (Age 30-50) A loud, no-nonsense, serious, English teacher.
  • Eugene Florczyk – (Age 16-25) A silly, pompous but gullible, and bullied nerd.
  • Patty Simcox – (Age 16-25) A pretty, peppy, cheerleader, and perky. She’s a bit of a pain and unpopular with the Pink Ladies; nominated for Student council.
  • Vince Fontaine – (Age 25-40)  An egotistical, slimy radio disk jockey (host of a TV show similar to American Bandstand in the film version) trying to relive his teenage years.
  • Johnny Casino – (Age 16-25)  All-American, rock-star student at Rydell High, whose real name is “Clarence”. Also a greaser.
  • Charlene “Cha-Cha” DiGregorio – (Age 16-25)  Apparently the best dancer at St. Bernadette’s; wins the dancing competition with Danny. Homely, pervy, and arrogant. Traditionally, the actress who plays Cha-Cha doubles as the Radio Singer accompanying Sandy during the song, “It’s Raining on Prom Night”.
  • Teen Angel – (Any age)  A cameo role which includes the ironic comedy song, “Beauty School Dropout”. Usual portrayed as a teen idol, often featuring a guest star, sometimes female.

PlayMakers Seeks a Finance Assistant

Friday, March 28th, 2014
Playmakers RepPlayMakers is a professional theatre located on the campus of UNC. We produce 6 shows on our mainstage and 3 on our second stage as well as holding a Summer Youth Conservatory. As a member of the League of Resident Theatre (LORT) we seek to bring high quality art to campus to enhance the academic experience and engage our community. PlayMakers is currently seeking a finance assistant to perform day to day transactions and support PlayMakers accounting tech and general manager. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

-Creating check requests: paying bills as requested by departments and ensuring that they are being paid with proper internal coding, setting up vendors as needed, receiving approvals and in an accurate and timely manner.

-Paying independent contractors: paying individuals for their services as requested by departments and ensuring that they are being paid with proper internal coding, approvals and in an accurate and timely manner.

-Reconciling Petty Cash Advances: using PlayMakers internal coding procedures.

-Preparing transaction listings for accounting tech.

-Preparing journal entries: as requested by accounting tech or general manager for interdepartmental transfers, correcting funding sources or various other needs.

-Support work for management staff as needed.

To apply please go to: http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/40949

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity employer.

North Carolina Arts Council Seeks Grants and Finance Officer

Saturday, March 22nd, 2014
NCArts_WEBLogo_GreenNorth Carolina Arts Council

Recruitment Underway: Grants and Finance Officer (Administrative Officer I)
Position Number: 60083909
The North Carolina Arts Council seeks a Grants and Finance Officer. This is a revised posting; previous applicants will need to reapply. The position is responsible for managing the agency’s financial affairs, with an overall annual budget exceeding $8.5 million. The job includes managing the operating budget for the agency and the distribution of more than $6 million in grants annually. Description of Work Position is director of the agency’s Grants and Finance Office and is responsible for the financial management of its $8.5 million budget. Designs and manages grant systems and processing of approximately 1,000 grant applications, contracts, and final reports annually. Maintains grant records and ensures that all grantees comply with state and federal regulations. Assists constituents with understanding application process, payment procedures, and compliance regulations. Oversees and monitors agency’s operating budget and oversees all accounting reports, payables, contracted services, and overall budget management. Provides data reports and analysis on all grant making activities.
Supervises two staff: the Grants Administrator and the Bookkeeper.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
Knowledge of grantsmanship standards and practices; knowledge of state and federal reporting requirements related to grants. Must be proficient with computers and have extensive knowledge of databases (specifically Access), accounting software, and related systems. Accuracy and attention to detail are of prime importance in work. Must have the ability to organize and manage large volumes of detailed information.
Must have strong accounting skills with NCAS experience preferred; ability to read budget reports; statistics and data-analysis skills. Must have strong written and oral communication skills, customer service skills, and supervisory skills.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

Graduation from a four-year college or university and one year of experience in personnel, budgeting, research or administrative management; or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Salary Range: $34,474.00 to $54,460.00

Hiring Range: $38,500.00 to $50,000.00
(The State of North Carolina offers a competitive benefits package which includes employer contributions towards pension, health plan benefits, and vacation and sick leave.)
Salary Grade: 67
Application Procedure
The North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources uses the Merit-Based Recruitment andSelection Plan to fill positions Subject to the State Personnel Act (SPA) with highly qualified individuals. Individuals interested in applying for this position must complete an online State Employment Application. All applicants must apply online at http://www.osp.state.nc.us/jobs
Closing Date
March 21, 2014
DO NOT send applications or application materials to the North Carolina Arts Council. Onlyapplications following the procedure above will be considered. Résumés will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application.
For more information please contact:
North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources
Human Resources Office
Phone: (919) 807-7373

Sweet Tea Shakespeare Summer 2014 Auditions

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

sweet teaSweet Tea Shakespeare Summer 2014 auditions will take place April 13, 14, and 15.

Sweet Tea Shakespeare was inaugurated in 2012 and is a project of Fayetteville State University and is hosted at Cape Fear Botanical Garden.

April 13 | 4-6pm | Cape Fear Botanical Garden
April 14 | 6-9pm | Gilbert Theater
April 15 | 6-9pm | Gilbert Theater

Auditions are BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. To request an audition, send a resume and headshot or personal photo to artistic@sweetteashakespeare.com<mailto:artistic@sweetteashakespeare.com>

Performances are scheduled as follows:

Love’s Labour’s Lost | directed by Jeremy Fiebig | June 18-22 (each evening; Saturday and Sunday matinees possible)

The Taming of the Shrew | directed by Greg Fiebig | July 16-20 (each evening; Saturday and Sunday matinees possible)

Performances will be outdoors in heat and subject to the elements.

Jeremy Fiebig is Assistant Professor of Theatre at Fayetteville State University and Artistic Director of Sweet Tea Shakespeare. Dr. Greg Fiebig is Professor of Communication and Theatre at Indiana Wesleyan University and founder of Hoosier Shakes, a new company planned in Indiana for 2015.

Rehearsals will begin in early May with approximately 1-2 weeks of text “boot camp” followed by two very tight three week rehearsals processes (LLL will rehearse May 18-June 17; Shrew will rehearse June 22-July 15).

Actors may audition for one or both shows. Actors who audition for both shows are given some casting preference.

Our rehearsal processes will be somewhat unconventional:

(1) We will employ a “renaissance run” for Love’s Labour’s Lost, where actors present a memorized, lightly rehearsed performance after a small few days of rehearsal.

(2) We will host some of our rehearsals in public venues — cafes, restaurants, etc. and invite the public to attend, take photos, etc. on a donation basis.

Shows will be double cast, with total casts being not more than 12-15 people. Actors will customarily play more than one part.

As part of the STS experience, actors are typically expected to take part in one or more of the following activities:

-musical entertainment prior to the show, during the show, and/or at intermission
-other entertainments, such as juggling, dancing, etc.
-audience interaction, including selling merchandise, handing out programs, etc. before the show and at intermission
-assisting with set up of costumes, props, scenery, lighting, and sound equipment for each performance as part of a team
-assisting with social media marketing

STS pays a stipend of not less than $50 and not more than $400 per role, with the bulk of stipends being in the $50 to $100 range.

To make an appointment, email artistic@sweetteashakespeare.com<mailto:artistic@sweetteashakespeare.com> with your resume and headshot. If you have neither, please email a summary of your experience and a photo.