Auditions for Prince George’s Shakespeare in the Parks, Jan 16

Auditions for Prince George’s Shakespeare in the Parks, Jan 16

Auditions

The Maryland-National Capital Parks and Planning Commission, Arts and Cultural Heritage Division Announces auditions for the Prince George’s Summer Shakespeare Festival.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 16, 2021, 10 AM – 6 PM (subject to change)

Our next production will take place in open-air locations throughout Prince George’s County in the summer of 2021. Auditioning actors must be 18 years or older and should present a monologue from one of Shakespeare’s plays. Auditions are by appointment only. To schedule, email Artistic Director Christopher Dwyer at Christopher.dwyer@pgparks.com.

Production History
A Christmas Carol: A Radio Drama (2020)
Macbeth: Radio Drama (2020)
Much Ado About Nothing (2019)
A Midsummer Night’s Dream (2018)
As You Like It (2017)
Twelfth Night (2016)
Romeo and Juliet (2015)
The Tempest (2014)

Auditions for Hamless at Greenbelt Arts Center, Jan 11 & 12

Auditions for Hamless at Greenbelt Arts Center, Jan 11 & 12

Greenbelt Arts Center announces:
Auditions for Hamless

Presented by the Rude Mechanicals in residence at the Greenbelt Arts Center

January 11 & 12, 2021

“Hamless”, directed by Erin Nealer, is an adaptation of Shakespeare’s “Hamlet,” edited to remove the title character entirely. While Hamlet never appears onscreen, his presence is felt in every tense moment as his family and friends struggle to keep the peace within the Danish court, avoid a war with Norway, and quell a rebellion, all while tiptoeing around young Hamlet’s increasingly unstable moods. Removing Hamlet from the script gives King Claudius and Queen Gertrude, the Danish courtiers, and the Norwegian invaders time to speak their minds about the Prince – and each other.

Auditions will be held via Zoom on Monday, January 11 and Tuesday, January 12 from 7-10pm. You will be scheduled for a 5-10 minute slot based on your form. You will be sent sides from which to choose via email when your audition is scheduled. If you have a piece prepared (under 2 minutes), you are also welcome to use that.

For more information click here.

A note on all characters – Every role is available to actors of any gender, race, ability, and age, but the original pronouns of each character are included below for context. The Rude Mechanicals practice identity-conscious casting; the director will work with actors to ensure their identities are respected and incorporated into their character work. Feel free to ask questions about this process during your audition or directly with the directing team via email.

Additionally, as this is a Zoom production, actors will not be required to memorize all their lines word-perfectly – scripts can be used as a cheat sheet during productions. However, please note that more lines equates to more rehearsal time, and actors who are in many scenes will need to anticipate spending more time in rehearsals each week than actors appearing in only one or two scenes. We will do our best to respect your time and accommodate your schedules.

Rehearsals will be held over Zoom on 1-3 weeknights per week, Monday-Thursday, based on cast schedules.

The Rude Mechanicals are a volunteer theater company. All roles are unpaid.

Auditions for Solomon and Marion at Greenbelt Arts Center, Jan 9 & 10

Auditions for Solomon and Marion at Greenbelt Arts Center, Jan 9 & 10

Greenbelt Arts Center announces:
Auditions for Solomon and Marion

January 9 & 10, 2021

On January 9 and 10, Greenbelt Arts Center will hold auditions for the short play, “Solomon and Marion” by Laura Foot Newton, directed by Ann Lowe-Barrett. The auditions will be online via Zoom by appointment. To request an audition slot, email the director (annjanelowe@gmail.com) with your resume, conflicts between now and the performance date, and availability on the audition dates.

“Solomon and Marion” is the story of the unlikely friendship between:

Marion Banning, a white 63-year-old South African Woman of English descent. Marion is solid, has her feet on the ground – a wry sense of humor, generous and infinite need. She has lost her son and her husband and her will to live is diminished because of that.

Solomon Xaba, a young 19-year-old South African man of color from rural Xhoza. Inquisitive, aloof and fragile. He is thin because of a liver disease.

All roles are open.

Rehearsals will be virtual. The production will be recorded and streamed for audiences on Feb 27, 28, March 6 and 7, 2021. The director will work with the cast on a convenient rehearsal schedule.

For more information click here.

Auditions for Old Time Radio Shows at Greenbelt Arts Center, Jan 7 & 9, Online

Auditions for Old Time Radio Shows at Greenbelt Arts Center, Jan 7 & 9, Online

Auditions

Greenbelt Arts Center presents
Old Time Radio
Directed by Rikki Howie Lacewell

January 7 & 9, 2021

By Greenbelt Arts Center, Online.

My Pal Patsy
Death Calls at Dinner
Cat Wife

Casting: Some parts are combined. All roles are open and everyone is encouraged to audition. Casting is based on vocal sound, not on age or appearance. Greenbelt Arts Center does not discriminate in casting based on age, gender, race, location or ability.

Online performance, click here.

Performance: Virtually Taped and posted for viewing on January 25th
Rehearsal: 3 rehearsals via zoom + taping via zoom
Requirements: Must have a computer with ability to use filters within Zoom.
Request Audition: By appointment via Zoom on Jan 7th and 9th. Please email rikkihowie@gmail.com to request an audition time for those dates.

For more information click here.

Auditions for Twelfth Night: Or What You Will by The Rude Mechanicals at the Greenbelt Arts Center, Online, Nov 1 & 2

Auditions for Twelfth Night: Or What You Will by The Rude Mechanicals at the Greenbelt Arts Center, Online, Nov 1 & 2

The Rude Mechanicals in residence at the Greenbelt Arts Center announce auditions for:
Twelfth Night: Or What You Will
by William Shakespeare
Directed by Tiffany Waters

Auditions: November 1 & 2, 2020, via Zoom

Visit http://www.rudemechanicals.com/aud/ for audition info & materials

Performance location: Online.

In the spirit of continuing live performance during uncertain times, this production will focus on collaborating with actors to find new ways to navigate this new medium. Twelfth Night will seek to explore themes of personal identity, relationships, isolation, love, loss, and reunion.

When: Sunday, November 1st & Monday, November 2nd, 6:30-9:30 PM
Request an audition slot here.
Please attach a headshot or recent photo, and a resume if you have one!

Auditions will consist of sides provided by the director and will be sent along via email with your audition time slot. Actors may then choose any monologue they wish to read, as some roles will be open to cross-gender casting. Each audition time slot will be 10 minutes.

OPTIONAL: Actor-musicians may also prepare a piece of music (up to one minute, vocals and/or instruments)

Rehearsals will be scheduled Mondays-Thursdays from 7:00-10:00 PM, beginning November 9th

Performances will be the weekend of January 8th-10th, exact time and dates TBD by the cast and crew

All rehearsals, meetings, and performances will be held via Zoom. There will be no in-person requirements for this production (sadly).

We look forward to seeing you all soon, and please spread the word!