Auditions for Fences by the Bowie Community Theater, Oct 12-13

Auditions for Fences by the Bowie Community Theater, Oct 12-13

Auditions for Fences
by August Wilson
Directed by: Rikki Howie Lacewell

Auditions:
Saturday, October 12, 2019 – 11AM – 2PM – Bowie Playhouse
Sunday, October 13, 2019 – 7PM – 9PM – Bowie Playhouse

Performance dates: March 13 – 29, 2020 at the Bowie Playhouse

Cold readings from the script will be requested. No advance preparation is necessary, but a smile never hurts. Auditionees should plan to be there at least an hour and ready to have a good time! Please bring a head shot and resume (if available) and all conflicts you may have between auditions and end of performance schedule.NO conflicts are accepted during tech week of March 7-12, 2020.

Seeking 5 men, 1 woman, 1 young girl. All characters are African American

Rehearsals will be held in Bowie, MD up to 3 times a week starting in late November, with extended rehearsal periods added for holidays/vacations and weather interruptions.

Location: Bowie Community Theatre at the Bowie Playhouse

This sensational drama tells the story of Troy Maxson, a former star of the Negro baseball leagues who now works as a garbage man in 1957 Pittsburgh. Excluded as a black man from the major leagues during his prime, Troy’s bitterness takes its toll on his relationships with his wife and his son, who now wants his own chance to play baseball. In the powerful, stunning dramatic work that won August Wilson his first Pulitzer Prize, Troy has gone through life in a country where being proud and black meant facing pressures that could crush a man, body and soul. But the 1950’s are yielding to the new spirit of liberation in the 1960’s. It’s a spirit that is making him a stranger, angry and afraid, in a world he never knew and to a wife and son he understands less and less.

For more information, including roles to be cast, click here.

The Last Night of Ballyhoo by the Bowie Community Theatre at the Bowie Playhouse, Oct 11-27

The Last Night of Ballyhoo by the Bowie Community Theatre at the Bowie Playhouse, Oct 11-27

The Last Night of Ballyhoo
by Alfred Uhry
Directed by: Ilene Chalmers

October 11 – 27, 2019
Friday, October 11, 2019 8:00 PM
Saturday, October 12, 2019 8:00 PM
Sunday, October 13, 2019 2:00 PM
Friday, October 18, 2019 8:00 PM
Saturday, October 19, 2019 2:00 PM
Saturday, October 19, 2019 8:00 PM
Sunday, October 20, 2019 2:00 PM
Friday, October 25, 2019 8:00 PM
Saturday, October 26, 2019 8:00 PM
Sunday, October 27, 2019 2:00 PM

Location: Bowie Community Theatre at the Bowie Playhouse

It’s December of 1939. Gone With the Wind is having its world premiere, and Hitler is invading Poland, but Atlanta’s elitist German Jews are much more concerned with who is going to Ballyhoo, the social event of the season. Especially concerned is the Frietag family. The family gets pulled apart and then mended together with plenty of comedy, romance, and revelations along the way. Events take several unexpected turns as the characters face where they come from and are forced to deal with who they really are.

General Admission – $22.00, Seniors (62+) & Students – $17.00.
Group Rates(10 or more people): General Admission, Seniors (62+), Students – $15.00.

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Auditions for The Last Night of Ballyhoo by Bowie Community Theatre, Jul 15 & 16

Auditions for The Last Night of Ballyhoo by Bowie Community Theatre, Jul 15 & 16

Auditions for The Last Night of Ballyhoo
by Alfred Uhry
Directed by: Ilene Chalmers

Monday, July 15, 2019 – 7PM – 9PM
Tuesday, July 16, 2019 – 7PM – 9PM

Audition and performance location: Bowie Community Theatre at the Bowie Playhouse

If needed, callbacks will be held at the director’s rehearsal space in Millersville, MD.
Rehearsals will be held in Millersville, MD.

It’s December of 1939. Gone With the Wind is having its world premiere, and Hitler is invading Poland, but Atlanta’s elitist German Jews are much more concerned with who is going to Ballyhoo, the social event of the season. Especially concerned is the Frietag family. The family gets pulled apart and then mended together with plenty of comedy, romance, and revelations along the way. Events take several unexpected turns as the characters face where they come from and are forced to deal with who they really are.

Performances will be October 11 – 27, 2019

Auditions will be cold readings from the script. Please come prepared to use a southern accent (regionally Georgia) for all characters except Joe, who speaks in a New York accent.

Please bring a head shot and resume (if available) and all conflicts you may have between auditions and end of performance schedule.

For any questions regarding auditions, please contact the director, Ilene Chalmers at savageil07@yahoo.com

For more information, including roles to be cast, see: http://www.bctheatre.com/audition.html

Absolutely Dead by the Bowie Community Theatre at the Bowie Playhouse, Jul 12-28

Absolutely Dead by the Bowie Community Theatre at the Bowie Playhouse, Jul 12-28

Absolutely Dead
by Michael Walker
directed by Ken Kienas

July 12 – 28, 2019
Friday, July 12, 2019 8:00 PM
Saturday, July 13, 2019 8:00 PM
Sunday, July 14, 2019 2:00 PM
Friday, July 19, 2019 8:00 PM
Saturday, July 20, 2019 2:00 PM
Saturday, July 20, 2019 8:00 PM
Sunday, July 21, 2019 2:00 PM
Friday, July 26, 2019 8:00 PM
Saturday, July 27, 2019 8:00 PM
Sunday, July 28, 2019 2:00 PM

Location: Bowie Community Theatre at the Bowie Playhouse

The causeway’s flooded and (of course) the local sheriff is stranded on the mainland. Naturally on a turbulent night like this, the phones are down and who would ever expect cell phones to work in this remote part of the state? Does it sound like a good night for a roaring fire and a dinner party with a lot of laughs from a boisterous, tipsy actress? Does it sound like a good night for a murder – or two? People are dying and the party really isn’t funny anymore.

General Admission – $22.00, Seniors (62+) & Students – $17.00.
Group Rates(10 or more people): General Admission, Seniors (62+), Students – $15.00.

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Auditions for Absolutely Dead by Bowie Community Theatre, May 20 & 21

Auditions for Absolutely Dead by Bowie Community Theatre, May 20 & 21

Auditions for:
Absolutely Dead
by Michael Walker
directed by Ken Kienas

Bowie Community Theatre announces auditions for “Absolutely Dead,” a comedy murder mystery by Michael Walker, directed by Ken Kienas. Auditions will be held on Monday and Tuesday, May 20-21, at the Kenhill Center, 2614 Kenhill Drive, Bowie, MD 20715, as follows:

Monday, May 20, 7:00 – 9:30 PM, Room 121 (Old Council Chambers)
Tuesday, May 21, 7:00 – 9:30 PM, Room 101 (Multi-Purpose Room)
Callbacks, if needed, will be in Room 101 (Multi-Purpose Room) at Kenhill on Thursday, May 23rd.

Auditioners will be asked to perform cold readings from the script.

Please bring a head shot and resume (if available) and all conflicts you may have between auditions and end of performance schedule.

Performance Location: Bowie Community Theatre at the Bowie Playhouse

Performances will be on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from July 12-28, 2019. Further information can be obtained by visiting our website at http://www.BCTheatre.com

The causeway’s flooded and (of course) the local sheriff is stranded on the mainland. Naturally on a turbulent night like this, the phones are down and who would ever expect cell phones to work in this remote part of the state? Does it sound like a good night for a roaring fire and a dinner party with a lot of laughs from a boisterous, tipsy actress? Does it sound like a good night for a murder – or two? People are dying and the party really isn’t funny anymore.