Tuesday, August 10, 2010

New York Stage Casting Update: Aug 10, 2010

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(NEW) There is a Field, Staged Reading
To audition for this production, please email acting resume and high-quality headshot to field@actorstheatreworkshop.com with Subject line: There is a Field Casting. We will review all applications submitted and contact you.

Seeking Palestinian & Israeli actors for There is a Field, an original staged reading that explores the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. There is a Field, written by Jen Marlowe, tells the story of Asel Asleh, an inspiring young Palestinian citizen of Israel committed to peaceful dialogue and reconciliation. The Actors Theatre Workshop’s staged reading will be one of a number of productions that will take place in October around the world, with a goal of commemorating Asel’s life and highlighting some of the issues that Palestinian citizens of Israel face today. In October 2000, Asel Asleh and 11 other Palestinian citizens of Israel were shot and killed by Israeli security forces during demonstrations in Israel by Palestinians protesting the second Intifada in the West Bank and Gaza. This October marks the ten-year anniversary of what Palestinians inside Israel refer to as “Black October.” There is a Field tells the story of seventeen year-old Asel, who had spent the last three years of his life dedicated to peaceful dialogue and reconciliation through his participation and leadership in an international peace program called Seeds of Peace. The play also tells the story of Asel’s older sister Nardin and the evolution of her worldview after her brother’s death. On a larger level, the play casts a light on the struggles faced by Palestinians who live inside Israel — a minority in their own country whose issues are often overshadowed in the international discourse about Israel and Palestine, where the focus is on the West Bank. During the month of October 2010, theatre companies and theatre artists around the world will mount productions of "There is a Field" to commemorate Asel Asleh’s life to promote awareness and discussion of this important issue. There is a Field, will be produced by The Actors Theatre Workshop, an award-winning non-profit theatre and community center, and directed by its Artistic Director, Executive Producer and Founder, Thurman E. Scott, a highly-acclaimed actor, writer and director.

Male Actors in their mid-to-late teens, 20s, 30s, 40s.
Male Child Actor:
One 10-yr old boy.
Female Actors in their mid-teens.

(NEW) The Original USA Gospel Singers & Band European Tour
Open audition at NOLA Studios, Studios B & D, 250 W 54th ST, NYC, Sept. 6th, 9:30am – 6pm. Bring picture, resum├ęs & passport. Pianist provided. Information: Frank Serr Showservice Int., www.showservice-international.com, E-mail: info@showservice-international.de.

Showservice-International is looking for Afro American Gospel singers to be casted in an upcoming Bus & Truck Tour in Europe. Will rehearse in Germany and perform in revue-type gospel show with about 70 shows in Europe to begin end of November 2010 till mid February 2011. Paid rehearsal period, flight, lodging and transportation offered. The pay is approximately $125 per show (about $3500 per month).