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Auditions / Auditions: The Mousetrap
« Last post by lamplighters on October 17, 2017, 04:42:18 PM »
THE MOUSETRAP
By Agatha Christie
 
Directed by Keith A. Anderson
 
A news report on the radio reports a recent murder in London.  Mollie and Giles Ralston, the young owners of the once-regal Monkswell Manor estate recently converted into a guesthouse, hardly notice the news.  They are far too busy preparing for their first guests, and concerned that the heavy snow falling outside may cause problems.  Their guests arrive safely, but then the Manor becomes snowed in, cutting them all off from the outside world.
A policeman arrives on skis, announcing that he suspects that one of the seven people at the Manor may be the reported killer. The suspects include: the married couple operating Monkswell Manor, a mysterious young woman who has been living abroad, the young man with wild hair and attire who says that he was named after a famous architect, a retired army major, a jurist who makes life miserable for everyone,  or an unexpected visitor who claims his car has run into a snowdrift.   After a second murder, Sergeant Trotter is convinced that the murderer is indeed at Monkswell Manor.  Is the murderer one of the Innkeepers?  Is it the unmarried woman with the curious background?   During his interrogation, Sergeant Trotter uncovers the many mysterious secrets of everyone present as he tries to solve the mystery in true Agatha Christie style.
 

Audition requirements:
Bring headshot and resume to audition.  Please also email digital copies of both to Assistant Director Mary  Anderson at maryemily@rocketmail.com.   No prepared monologue is required.  Audition will consist of cold readings from the script.  Bring your calendar and be prepared to list all potential conflicts.  Standard British dialect required.
 
Audition Dates:
Sunday, November 12 & Monday, November 13 from 7 pm to 10 pm
No appointment necessary.
 
Audition Location:
Lamplighters Community Theatre
5915 Severin Dr in La Mesa
 
Performance Dates:
January 12 - February 4, 2018
Invited Preview 8 PM, Thursday, January 11
Fridays & Saturdays 8pm, Sundays at 2pm.
(Community Theatre production. No pay.  All acting and production team positions are volunteer.)

Rehearsals:
No rehearsal Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year.   Generally 4 times a week:  Sunday, Monday, Tuesday & Thursday 7-10 PM. Exact rehearsal dates will be determined by actor availability after the show is cast.  Limited rehearsal until after Thanksgiving.
 
All roles are available:
 
Mollie Ralston (F-20s-30s) - Recently married to Giles.  Together they have opened a new guesthouse.  She is determined to take the very best care of her guests, though both are inexperienced innkeepers.

Giles Ralston (M-20s-30s) - A somewhat arrogant, attractive man, married to Mollie. He fiercely protects Mollie but also is prone to jealousy.

Christopher Wren (M-20s-30s) - A peculiar young man with an odd sense of humor as well as an appreciation for fine things.  Noted in the script that he has a wild, unruly hairstyle.

Mrs. Boyle (F-50s) - A mature, dominating woman prone to complaining and getting her own way.

Major Metcalf (M-40s-50s) A middle-aged, square-shouldered retired military man.

Miss Casewell (F-20s-30s) - A mysterious, aloof young woman who is referred to as somewhat  masculine in appearance & voice.

Mr. Paravicini (M-40s-60s) - An eccentric gentleman with an accent, possibly Italian, with a small, flamboyant mustache.  Roguish, charming, and mysterious.

Detective Sergeant Trotter (M-20s-30s) - A professional and determined young detective from Scotland Yard who arrives in a snow storm, saying he has come to protect the guests from the murderer. While appearing young, he does take his job quite seriously. He is meticulous as well as courteous in his investigation.
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Auditions / Male 50's Female 20's for Surf's Up
« Last post by theatreartswest on October 12, 2017, 09:06:18 AM »
Casting for Surfs Up a short piece by Emmy award winning writer/director Ken Levine for Theatre Arts Wests EnSuite This project will be produced on November 12th at 2:00 P.M. in Oceanside with no more than three rehearsals. The pieces will be filmed for an Independent Film Project. Casting for MALE 50s SURFER and HIS DAUGHTER 20s . Pays $50. Submit headshot and resume to casting@theatreartswest.org with SURFS UP in the subject line. For more information go to www.theatreartswest.org
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Employment / Playwrights Project seeks an Administrative Assistant!
« Last post by PlaywrightsProject on October 11, 2017, 02:20:11 PM »
Playwrights Project seeks an Administrative Assistant to work full-time (40 hrs/wk) in a creative and intellectually stimulating environment. The position reports directly to the Managing Director and is responsible for coordination of the front office, bookkeeping, management of social media, and ticket sales, and provides clerical support for all areas of the organization (including fundraising, marketing, and programs).

Responsibilities
* General office: answers phones, sorts and routes emails and mail, maintains master calendar, maintains office equipment and inventory of supplies, copies, files, and other clerical support
* Data entry: maintains general mailing list on databases (Donor Perfect and Constant Contact), tracks participation statistics and enters evaluation data (Excel) * Bookkeeping: writes checks and makes deposits , prepares contracts\invoices, compiles spreadsheets, and assists with payroll
* Handles ticket sales to schools and the general public
* Administrative support: assists with mailings, prepares documents and reports for meetings, schedules meetings, maintains RSVPs, takes minutes
* Fundraising support: assists with grant requests and reports, and helps with special events
* Marketing support: handles the distribution of postcards and press releases, organizes press clippings and online media, and manages social media (e'blasts, Facebook, Blog, website)
* Programmatic support: coordination of contest entries, videotaping of teaching sessions and productions, front of house activities at performances, and copying of program materials

Requirements
* Must be extremely organized and detail oriented.
* Must be an excellent communicator; able to work independently, as well as with others.
* Must be forward looking and eager to jump in and help. A strong work ethic is a must.
* Must be technically astute and comfortable with social media. Computer proficiency in the following programs is required: Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook, and the Internet. Familiarity with the following is preferred: Quickbooks, Donor Perfect, Constant Contact, Dreamweaver.

Wages
Pay Scale: $11-$13/hour, depending on experience.

To Apply: Submit resume and letter of interest to write@playwrightsproject.org. Include Administrative Assistant in subject line. Seeking immediate hire; position open until filled.
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Auditions / EnSuite - Dreaming
« Last post by theatreartswest on October 09, 2017, 03:01:17 PM »
Hispanic Woman 40s and Hispanic Woman 20s: Theatre Arts West's  casting for EnSuite is underway for original pieces by award-winning and Emmy winning writers/directors. This project will be produced on November 12th at 2:00 P.M. with no more than three rehearsals.  Many of the pieces will be filmed for an Independent Film Project. Submit headshot and resume to casting@theatreartswest.org  Information at www.theatreartswest.org
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Promotions / The Tin Woman
« Last post by lamplighters on September 28, 2017, 02:49:14 PM »
THE TIN WOMAN
By Sean Grennan

What if we owed our survival to more than just our parents? If our existences cost the lives of others, would we make the most of the time we have, or be crippled by guilt? The Tin Woman is a new play that reveals the life of a woman who tracks down the family of her late heart transplant donor. Doubts, shame and humanity meld together to crate a bittersweet tale, equal parts funny, moving and honest. This inspiring, dramatically resonant comedy will steal your heart and restore your faith in second chances.

"Full of laughter and light even in the darkest moments."
-- Erin Hunsader, Door County Advocate

"Loaded with questions, answers, dilemmas and paradoxes -- the stuff of humanity. Nearby is humor forged of fire." -- Warren Gerds, wearegreenbay.com

Directed by Rob Conway

The cast features: Amanda Hirsch, Lucinda Moaney, Mark Solz, Amy Stanley, Connie Terwilliger, Raylene J. Wall, Pete Zanko


OCTOBER 13 NOVEMBER 5, 2017
Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 pm
Sundays at 2:00 pm

Tickets: $20, Seniors/Students/Military: $17
Groups of 10 or more to same performance: $15

Box Office: 619-303-5092
boxoffice@lamplighterslamesa.com

TICKETS available for purchase online: www.lamplighterslamesa.com

Lamplighters Community Theatre is located
in the La Mesa Village Station Center
5915 Severin Drive
La Mesa, CA 91942-3806

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Auditions / Auditions for Plays by Young Writers festival
« Last post by PlaywrightsProject on September 27, 2017, 04:49:24 PM »
PLAYS BY YOUNG WRITERS
Featuring professional productions of winning scripts from the
33rd annual California Young Playwrights Contest
Produced by Playwrights Project in association with The Old Globe
Performances January 18 27, 2018
The Sheryl & Harvey White Theatre in the Conrad Prebys Theatre Complex at The Old Globe

AUDITIONS (by appointment only)
Sunday, October 22, 2017 from 2:00pm-5:00pm
Monday, October 23, 2017 from 6:00pm-9:00pm

CALLBACKS (also by appointment only)
Tuesday, October 24, 2017 from 6:00pm-9:00pm

Playwrights Project will conduct auditions at: YMCA YOUTH & FAMILY SERVICES 2929 Meade Ave, San Diego, CA 92116


 Please prepare a 1 minute contemporary monologue appropriate for young people. There may be youth present at the audition.
 Bring two copies of headshot and resume.
 Be prepared to list scheduling day and evening conflicts.
 We will likely cast younger characters with older actors.

For an appointment: Sign up online via Google Form at https://goo.gl/forms/bJ8Sx0Cb6zWG64b93
Or email write@playwrightsproject.org, or call (858) 384-2970


Stipend, non-Equity. All cultural backgrounds welcome.
Total of 5-7 performances per play (several on weekday mornings).
More information at www.playwrightsproject.org
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The award-winning North County Players is looking for an middle- to older-aged man to play the part PETER BAILEY (George Bailey's father) in a new adaptation of "It's a Wonderful Life" with shows taking place Dec. 7-17 in the San Marcos area.

The role of Peter Bailey is essential to establishing the play's tone. Ideally, we're looking for an actor who has had previous theater experience but will consider any person who can project a sense of being comfortable in his own skin when on stage. This is the perfect opportunity for, say, a retired man who would like to dip his toe back into stage work or has always wanted to act and believes he has something to offer.

KEY DATES/TIMES:
SHOW DATES: Dec. 7, 8, 9, 10 (7pm) and 11 (2pm matinee) and 14, 15, 16 (7pm) and 17 (2pm matinee) at Charity Wings, near Cal State San Marcos.
SWEAT WEEK: Dec. 4, 5, and 6 (6-9pm)
REHEARSALS: generally twice a week, one in the evening (6-9pm) and one Sat. or Sun. afternoon (roughly 1-4pm) in the Escondido/San Marcos area (location still being determined).

Sorry, no pay this time. This is primarily a fundraiser for Charity Wings, an essential San Diego arts nonprofit, so you get a nice little pile of good karma; the opportunity to work with a fantastic, supportive ensemble (ZERO ego trips); and solid exposure that might well lead to paying gigs in the future.

Script available upon request. Contact the playwright/director Charles Carr by responding to this notice. (Carr is a longtime journalist and columnist for the Union-Tribune, Reader, Orange County Register, San Diego Magazine, and dozens of other So Cal and national outlets.) Please provide a headshot and/or a couple of casual pics and a bit of bio.

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General Discussion / Re: Audition preparation workshop class
« Last post by Amogachis on September 18, 2017, 08:52:38 PM »
There is a good story to recommend.
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Auditions / AUDITION NOTICE for Black Kat Theatre's Annual Year in Review!
« Last post by Black Kat Theatre on September 11, 2017, 06:22:37 PM »
AUDITION NOTICE

Black Kat Theatre is now scheduling auditions for 2017 In Review: A Living Newspaper- an original sketch comedy based on current and political events of the year. Wed love to see you! Rehearsals will begin in October, and the show will run for 2 weekends in December.

We are looking for male actors who are comfortable playing multiple parts in a fast paced, high energy, edgy show. No experience necessary, but must have the ability to memorize lines and learn basic choreography. We work in a bar, so all actors must be at least 21 years old. Looking to cast all ages and ethnic backgrounds. Actors will be compensated with a small stipend and lots of homemade cooking!

The audition will consist of cold readings- Just bring yourself. For more information and to secure a time slot please contact auditions@blackkattheatre.com
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Auditions / SCROOGE! The Musical Auditions
« Last post by Village Community Theater on September 05, 2017, 07:23:48 AM »
Sunday 10/1 - 2:00-4:00 pm
Monday 10/2 - 5:00-7:30 pm
Village Church Community Theater
6225 Paseo Delicias, Rancho Santa Fe, CA
Performs December 1, 2, and 3, 2017
Ages 8 to 88 - singing and non-singing roles
Go to VillageChurchCommunityTheater.org for
Audition Form and details; contact AmyZ@villagechurch.org for appointment and information. Appointment not required, but encouraged.
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