Tuesday, May 25, 2010

New York Stage Casting Update: May 25, 2010

The Drama Book Shop Stage Casting is Sponsored by

(NEW) Punchlines & Pregnant, non-union musical
Auditions will be held by appt. only. Sunday, June 5 through Tuesday, June 7 in NYC. Email pix & résumés (videos) to Gaby119@aol.com Type in AUDITION in the subject and if you have preference to audition Sun, Mon, or Tues.

Triton Talent is casting 702 Punchlines & Pregnant - Comedian Sheba Mason's Account of her Dad Jackie Mason's love affair with her starry-eyed Mother. Initial off-off-Broadway run. Rehearsals day-time June 9-July 6; (3 performances weekly-Tues, Sat 8PM. Sun 3PM. Show runs July 6-Aug.1).

Cast: 7 Major Roles. All singers must move well or dance well. Seeking males 35-50 sense of comedy, strong singing voice. Female: 25-35 Glamorous; Female 35-45 glamorous; Female 45-65 plump or stick thin; all roles require a strong sense of comedy. Ethnic types welcome. Some pay for performances only.

(NEW) Rumors, CT
Call or email Dave Nagel, Director, for appointment, 860-666-5763 or email jnagel@snet.net or attend auditions: Mon., June 14, 7-9pm, Fri. June 18, 7-9pm. Repertory Theatre of New Britain, 23 Norden St., New Britain, CT.

Repertory Theatre of New Britain is holding auditions for RUMORS by Neil Simon. Farce. Performance Dates: Sept. 3-18, 2010. The play: The Deputy Mayor of New York has just shot himself. Gathering for their tenth wedding anniversary, the host lies bleeding in the other room and his wife is nowhere in sight. His lawyer, and wife must get "the story" straight before the other guests arrive. There are confusions and miscommunications and the evening spins off into classic farcical hilarity.

5 men (1 male 20’s, 2 males 30’s, 1 male 40’s. 1 male 50ish) and

5 women (1 female 20’s, 3 females 30’s, 1 female 40’s).

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

New York Stage Casting Update: May 18, 2010

The Drama Book Shop Stage Casting is Sponsored by

(NEW) Hamlet, Photo/Resume Request and OPEN call
Appointment auditions on the evening of Monday, May 24, 2010. To be considered, e-mail photo/resume to auditions@galleryplayers.com. Indicate clearly in the subject line the character(s) you are submitting for. No phone calls. OPEN Auditions (Equity/non): Sunday, May 23, 2010, Tuesday, May 25, 2010, 7 PM -9 PM, Theatre’s monitor begins sign-in at 6:30 PM. The Gallery Players, 199 14th Street (between 4th and 5th Aves), Brooklyn, NY. No appointment/submission necessary. The producer will run all aspects of this call. Equity audition procedures will NOT be in effect, and no Equity Monitor will be provided. Theatre gives AEA Members priority. No preparation instructions provided by Theatre.

The Gallery Players, Brooklyn NY is accepting photos and resumes and holding open auditions for Hamlet. Showcase (approval pending), Producer: Dominic Cuskern, Author: William Shakespeare. Dir: Taibi Magar. 1st reh.: 6/19/10. Rehearses evenings/weekends in Brooklyn. Runs 7/22-8/1. Theatre’s statement: “All ethnicities are encouraged to audition.” Theatre’s directions: “Take the R to 9th St. or the F to 4th Ave. in Brooklyn. The "R" can be accessed at the Pacific/Atlantic station in Brooklyn which is served by the 2,3,4,5,N,B,D and Q trains from Manhattan Equity/Non-Equity. No Pay. (AEA members receive travel stipend).

Seeking: Notes: All roles other than Hamlet and Ophelia are available. Actors need to be able to communicate depth and specificity with Shakespeare’s text.

Polonius, m. 50’s right-hand man to the king.

Ghost, m. 40’s to 60’s, the wise one who always had the right answer;

Claudius, m. 40’s-60’s, the tough skillful one;

Gertrude, f. Hamlet’s Mother, 40’s-60’s holding it all together, the glue of the family;

Laertes, m. 20’s-30s, the fun one, an excellent big brother;

Horatio m., 20’s-30’s, the thinker, best friend of Hamlet;

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, m. 20-30’s former schoolfellows of Hamlet,

5 men (20’s- 40’s) needed to play a variety of roles including the player king and the gravedigger.

Player queen. f. any age.

(NEW) Big River, open call
Thursday, May 20, 2010. 9 AM – 11:30 AM. Ripley-Grier Studios, 520 Eighth Avenue. Theatre’s monitor begins sign-up at 9 AM. New York City. No appointment necessary. The producer will run all aspects of this call. Equity audition procedures will NOT be in effect, and no Equity Monitor will be provided. Jim: Be prepared to sing “Free at Last” and “Muddy Water” from BIG RIVER or a gospel number. (High F). Alice’s Daughter: Be prepared to sing “How Blest We Are” from BIG RIVER or a gospel number. (High C). Bring sheet music; accompanist provided. Please bring a recent picture and resume, stapled together.

Summer Theatre of New Canaan is holding an open call for Big River. (Equity/non-Equity). New Canaan, CT. LOA (approval/salary level pending; 2009 minimum weekly salary: $350). Book: William Hauptman, based on writings of Mark Twain. Score: Roger Miller. Director: Melody Libonati. Company Manager: Arion Alston. 1st reh.: June 22, 2010. Rehearses M-F 5:30-10:30, Sat 10-6, Sun 11-7. Runs July 10 – August 1, Wed-Sun evenings, Waveny Park, New Canaan, CT.

Still seeking: Note: No housing is available to out-of-area performers. New Canaan is approx. one hour from New York City by Metro North train.

Jim: African American, 20-30. Slave. Tall. Kind.

Alice’s Daughter: Teens/20s, African American. Slave.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

New York Stage Casting Update: May 11, 2010

The Drama Book Shop Stage Casting is Sponsored by

(NEW) A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Please send headshot and resume via email: MidsummerCasting2010@yahoo.com

On The Square Productions is seeking Equity/Non-Equity actors for a site-specific production of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The production will take place July 2010 in an outdoor location in Astoria, NY. Rehearsals will take place in June in both Manhattan and Queens.

– (Male) A braggart with a good heart. Must be a strong comedic actor with classical experience.

Oberon – (Male) King of Shadows. Physically powerful, confident and scheming.

Demetrius and Lysander – (Male) Stubborn, passionate and handsome young men. Both in love with Hermia.

Theseus – (Male) Duke of Athens. Heroic, confident, rational.

The Fairies – (Male and Female) Graceful actors, preferably with a background in movement.

The Mechanicals – (Male and Female) Interesting character types to play a motley crew of working-class men and women trying there hand at acting. Classical experience and great comic timing is a plus. ALL TYPES are encouraged to audition.

(NEW) Alcestis, Open Call
Saturday, May 15 from 2pm to 6pm & Sunday, May 16 from 3pm to 5pm. Simple Studios 134 West 29th Street (btw 6th and 7th Avenues). Sides provided.

American Thymele Theatre is holding open call auditions for its Euripides summer services production of Alcestis. Other than the King’s Servant, Southern Mediterranean features are required for all parts. All must be able to project and be flexible with Eastern standard English. Classical training/experience preferred. All paid roles. Union/non-union actors. Rehearsals start May 27. Runs early July in NYC. If unable to attend auditions, send photos and attached resumes by May 20 to American Thymele Theatre, 1202 Lexington Avenue, 138 New York, NY 10028. No drop-offs.

, 30s, a god, now serving as a slave.

Death, 50s-60s, a villain.

Coryphaeus and Chorus of Elders, mature men (all have individual speaking lines).

Alcestis, an ideal wife, 30s, tragedienne type.

Admetus, 40s, King of Thessaly, a coward.

Eumelus, a 10-14 year old boy,

Eumelus’ Sibling, a 5-8 year old boy or girl.

Hercules, 30s to 40s, muscular, comedic.

Pheres, Admetus’ father, 60s, old wise man type.

Handmaid, 30s-50s, tragedienne type.

King’s Servant, male, servile, any ethnicity.