Tuesday, September 28, 2010

New York Stage Casting Update: Sept 28th

The Drama Book Shop Stage Casting is Sponsored by

For an immediate audition, send pix & résumés, as well as a cover letter IMMEDIATELY to Isle of Shoals Productions, Inc., 163 Amsterdam Ave., #287, NYC 10023-5001, Attn: Lance Hewett, Artistic Director; or via email to IsleOfShoals@aol.com.

Isle of Shoals Productions, Inc., an established, ongoing NYC-based 501(c)(3) not-for-profit theatre company, is still seeking a young actress/singer for “Lighthouse: A Romantic Musical Adventure” suggested by Henrik Ibsen’s “The Lady from the Sea,” transplanted to 19th century New England. Bryan Williams, writer-composer-music dir.; Lance Hewett, dir. Runs Oct. 29-Nov. 21 (15 performances, including Thu.-Sat. evenings and Sun. matinees) at the Shell Theater on West 43rd St. in NYC. Rehearsals for this role begin late September, primarily Wed., Thu. & Fri. evenings and Sunday afternoons and evenings.

Seeking: Little Leda, 7-10 years old, younger self of the heroine Leda, opens the play with a gentle lullaby and closes it with the verse of a song of hopeful release; appears in Leda’s memory in flashbacks at times of crisis, a lonely child, but self-reliant, cherishing the rag doll of a sailor, her imaginary friend, made for her by the mother she lost; also doubles in several scenes as a rascally shopboy who sings a song while wearing a sandwich board advertising the town’s production of “A Christmas Carol” in which she appears as Tiny Tim.

(NEW) The Awesome 80s Prom, Open Call
OPEN CALL: Saturday October 9, 2010, TIME: 11am - 6pm, Ripley Grier Studios, 520 8th Ave, 17th Floor, Studio 17D. Sign-Up begins at 10 am. Please prepare a 1-minute comedic monologue, preferably from 80s pop culture! Bring a picture/resume, stapled together. We may be typing out.

Davenport Theatrical Enterprises is casting for The Awesome 80s Prom. Writer/Director: Ken Davenport. AEA CABARET CONTRACT. Casting Director: Daryl Eisenberg, CSA. THE AWESOME 80s PROM is the hit Off-Broadway interactive experience in the style of Tony n' Tina's Wedding, set at Wanaget High's Senior Prom in 1989. Performs on Saturday nights. Performers have the opportunity to join AEA. Seeking exuberant performers who are skilled improvisational actor/comedians. Must have strong comedic instincts and the ability to 'work a room'. MUST BELIEVABLY PLAY A HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR (exceptions: Mrs L and Principal Snelgrove). For more information on these characters and the show, please visit www.awesome80sprom.com.

The Captain of the Football Team. Charming, egotistical jock. Think “Jake” in 16 Candles.

[LOUIS] The Nerd. Introverted, computer geek. Think Anthony Michael Hall in 16 Candles.

[FENDER] The Bad Boy. Mean, defensive, loud. Think Judd Nelson in The Breakfast Club.

[MICHAEL JAY] The Class President. A young Republican, a born politician. A Guy-Smiley game show host type. Think Michael J. Fox on Family Ties.

[FEUNG] The Asian Exchange Student. Charismatic, speaks little English. Think Long Duk Dong in 16 Candles.

[DICKIE] The Drama Queen. Flamboyant, fabulous and bitter. Sings “Don't Rain on My Parade” like Barbra Streisand. Think Ducky in Pretty in Pink mixed with Jack from Will & Grace.

[BEEF] A Football player. Big and intimidating, but not too bright. Think Chris Farley.

[JOHNNY HUGHES] The DJ. Extremely charismatic host who can warm up a crowd. Runs dance contest, etc. Stand up comedians, karaoke hosts, etc. all encouraged to audition. Must have high energy and an infectious energy that can keep a party going.

[MR. SNELGROVE] The Principal. A fascist dictator. Think The Principal in Ferris Bueller's Day Off.

[WHITLEY] The Head Cheerleader. Attractive, sexy, bitchy and vain. Think “Heathers”. Must cheer and dance. ALL DANCERS WITHOUT ACTING EXPERIENCE BUT FUN PERSONALITIES ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO SUBMIT.


[KERRIE] The Spaz. Petite. A sweet but hyper nerd. In love with Blake. Surprisingly cute, once she removes the glasses and headgear.

[MISSY] The Head of the Prom Committee. Perfect. Way too perky. Think Reese Witherspoon in Election.

[INGA] The Swedish Exchange Student. Tall and voluptuous. Speaks with heavy accent.

S. [LASCALZO] Drama Teacher. A leftover hippie who loves everyone. A little clueless.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

New York Stage Casting Update: Sept 21th

The Drama Book Shop Stage Casting is Sponsored by

(NEW) Daughters of Lot, Staged Reading
Open auditions will be held from 7:30PM-10PM on Sunday, September 26 at 353 Studios, located at 353 West 48th Street, Floor 2. Sides will be available at the auditions, please bring a picture and resume. If you're interested in scheduling a specific time for your audition or reading the script, email brainmeltconsortium@gmail.com.

Open Call Auditions for Daughters of Lot, Staged Reading. Author: Alexis Roblan. Director: Rachel Kerry. Producer: Brain Melt Consortium. The reading will be the evening of 10/30/10, with three to four rehearsals scheduled from 10/03/10 through 10/24/10. SYNOPSIS: Daughters of Lot is a modern-day burlesque act -- with a twist. Tonight's entertainment is a sexy and silly retelling of an ancient story, until the burlesque performers do a trick that requires a little more than flexibility, summoning the ancient characters of their story into reality. Enter into the mix: Daughter 1 and Daughter 2, Lot's daughters from the Biblical tale of Sodom and Gomorrah. Led by their charismatic ringleader, Atlanta, the burlesque Chorus sets out to teach the Daughters how to be modern, sexually-empowered women, for the benefit of the audience. While this work is currently in development, it's an excellent opportunity to build a relationship with an up-and-coming company. For information overload about Brain Melt Consortium, visit http://thebrainmelt.wordpress.com.

ATLANTA -- The headliner. Hides any vulnerability behind flawless performance. A trapeze artist.

DAUGHTER 1 -- The older sister. Cautious and observant.

DAUGHTER 2 -- The younger sister. Excitable and naive.

ONE -- Chorus member. Plays a mean man. (Also plays Lot.)

TWO -- Chorus member. Aspires to be the headliner, and will do anything to win her place.

FOUR -- Chorus member. A chameleon. (In the figurative sense.)

(NEW)M/F Middle-eastern Actors 10-15 & 40+ & Israeli Actors needed
To audition, please email acting resume and high-quality headshot to field@actorstheatreworkshop.com with Subject line:

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 the life of Aseel Asleh, a young Palestinian citizen of Israel who spent his life committed to peaceful dialogue and reconciliation and of his death in October 2000, when he and 11 other Palestinian citizens of Israel were killed during demonstrations protesting the second Intifada in the West Bank and Gaza. 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.


Looking for Palestinian Actors for:
BARAA: Aseel’s younger brother. 10 years old, Palestinian.

SIWAR: Aseel’s younger sister. 15 years old, Palestinian. HASSAN: Aseel’s father, early to mid 40’s, Palestinian.

JAMILA: Aseel’s mother, early to mid 40’s, Palestinian.

VILLAGE COUNCIL: Older, male, Palestinian.

Looking for American Actors for:
JERRY: American camp counselor, male, 30’s,

American. Looking for Israeli actors for:
REEM: Teenage girl, around 15, Israeli.

JEWISH ISRAELI #1: Female, early 20’s, Israeli.

JEWISH GIRL: early 20’s, Israeli.

HAI: Israeli police officer, male, 20’s, Israeli.

HATAN: Israeli police officer, male, 20’s, Israeli.

YAEL: Female, late 20’s or early 30’s, Israeli.

POOL EMPLOYEE: male or female, adult, Israeli.

SHOPPER #1: Female, adult, Israeli.

SHOPPER #2: Male, adult, Israeli.

POLICE OFFICER: Male or female, adult, Israeli.

JUDGE: Older male, authority figure, Israeli.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

New York Stage Casting Update: Sept 14th

The Drama Book Shop Stage Casting is Sponsored by

(NEW) State of the Union, Open Call
Friday, September 16th, 2-6pm, Chelsea Studios, 151 West 26th Street, NYC. Please prepare a 2-minute language-driven monologue. Actors must be skilled in movement, comedy and the exploration of play within the dictates of a period piece. Bring pix & resumes stapled together. Equity audition procedures are not in effect. No Equity monitor provided. Producer runs all aspects of the audition.

J CITY Theater announces auditions for State of the Union by Lindsay & Crouse. Thursday, September 16th, 7-9pm, The Underground Theatre, Jersey City. Three Equity Special Appearance Contracts available, $176.00 per week. Non Equity Members will be given a stipend. Rehearsals begin September 25th. Performances: October 29th - November 13th. All rehearsals and performances will be held in Jersey City. CITY Theater is an equal opportunity employer. All races, genders are strongly encouraged to audition.

Grant Matthews
(40s-50s): Successful businessman: gregarious, forthright & direct.

James Conover (40s-50s): A politician's politician, wilding quiet power. Mary Matthews (cast).

Kay Thorndyke (30s-40s): Newspaper publisher, powerful, sensual.

Spike (30s-40s): Newspaperman - the best in the business, knows everyone.

Sam Parrish (40s-50s): Businessman, leader & longtime friend of Grant).

Two Women & Two Men fulfilling other roles: Age 25 to 35.

(NEW) Savage in Limbo, Showcase
Auditions will be held in early October with rehearsals in January. Please e-mail headshots and resumes to: SavageinLimboThePlay@gmail.com.

The Platform Group in conjunction with Matthew Corozine Studios are casting an Equity Showcase Production of Savage in Limbo, a concert play by John Patrick Shanley. Directed by Melissa Crespo. Runs 8 performances on 1/29, 1/30, 1/31, 2/2, 2/5, 2/6, 2/7. Equity and Non-Equity Actors may apply. Stipend.

32, a big, baby faced man with no sense of humor.

Denise Savage: 32, small, wild haired, strong, belligerent, determined, dissatisfied, & scared.

Tony Aronica: 32, A streamlined Italian stud with a streak of self doubt and a yearning sweetness (think “Jersey Shore”).

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

New York Stage Casting Update: Sept 7th

The Drama Book Shop Stage Casting is Sponsored by

(NEW) The Curious Savage, Open Call
Wednesday, September 8, 2010 from 7 to 10 PM. American Legion, 345 -78th St (upstairs), Brooklyn, NY 11209. Bring two headshots and two resumes. Do not prepare monologues, sides will be provided. Please call 718 482 3173 for more info or email nct@nctheaterny.com. Contact: Ann Gubiotti. Auditions are open, no need to call for appointment.

Narrows Community Theater, Inc., will be holding auditions for its upcoming fall production, the drama/comedy “The Curious Savage.” (Callbacks 9/13). Rehearsals: Mon, Tues, Thurs nights 7-10pm, Saturday afternoons, beginning Sept 20. Performances will be held on November 4, 5, 6 & 7, 2010, at St Patrick’s auditorium, 97th St and 4th Ave, Brooklyn.

Seeking: Roles are available for 11 characters – 6 women & 5 men. Women's Roles age ranges - 1-20's, 3 - 20's - 40's, 1 - 40's - 50's & 1 - 50's - 60's. Men's Roles age range - 1 - 20's - 40's, 1 - 20's - 60's, 1 - 30's - 60's & 2- 30's - 40's.