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.

The Rude Mechanicals present Twelfth Night: Or What You Will at Greenbelt Arts Center, Jan 9 & 10, Online

The Rude Mechanicals present Twelfth Night: Or What You Will at Greenbelt Arts Center, Jan 8-10, Online

The Rude Mechanicals in residence at the Greenbelt Arts Center present:
Twelfth Night: Or What You Will
by William Shakespeare
Directed by Tiffany M. Waters

Performances January 9 & 10, 2021
January 9, 2021 at 7:30 pm
January 10, 2021 at 2:00 pm

By Greenbelt Arts Center, Online.

Log in to a world where comedy and tragedy wear twin pajama pants. Where love, loss, and friendship must evolve in isolation and be filtered through your screen. Where duels are settled with game controllers, not swords, and Alexa plays “the food of love” on command. This is the new world, and in this world, you can be whoever you want (as long as you’re at home). This is I.L.L.Y.R.I.A.

Online performance, 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!

Auditions for The Revenger’s Tragedy by The Rude Mechanicals on Zoom, Sep 10 & 11

Auditions for The Revenger’s Tragedy by The Rude Mechanicals on Zoom, Sep 10 & 11

The Rude Mechanicals in residence at the Greenbelt Arts Center announce auditions for:
The Revenger’s Tragedy
By Thomas Middleton
Directed by Jaki Demarest

Auditions: September 10 & 11 via Zoom

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

Performance location: Online.

Auditions, rehearsals, and performances will be online via Zoom. Performances will be the evenings of Friday and Saturday 30&31 October.

The Revenger’s Tragedy, written by Thomas Middleton around 1605, is a vivid and often violent portrayal of lust and ambition in an Italian court, with the satiric tone and cynicism of Jacobean tragedy. Notice: this play contains adult themes including sexual violence.

Rude Mechanicals present Romeo and Juliet live on Zoom and YouTube, Aug 15 & 16

Rude Mechanicals present Romeo and Juliet live on Zoom and YouTube, Aug 15 & 16

The Rude Mechanicals in residence at the Greenbelt Arts Center present
Romeo and Juliet
by William Shakespeare
directed by Claudia Bach

Location: Online. Click here.

Saturday, August 15, 8 PM
https://zoom.us/j/93683802792?pwd=RmdEc1B1Ri9VaVgrUUNKSXdVTEZXdz09

Sunday, August 16, 2 PM — followed by a talkback with the cast and crew
https://zoom.us/j/96560142195?pwd=ckFqeEQrOTJEVERiREJKRW5DTUJmUT09

Or join us live via YouTube on our channel:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbVlprjEIx23iMoy1ff5ghA/featured

The Rude Mechanicals and the Greenbelt Arts Center present this online production of Romeo & Juliet, the story of two young women in rural America fighting against the prejudices of their families and even themselves in order to be together. This cast brings new life, heart, and insight to this classic play.

From the Director:
“I wanted to explore how we overlook and miss the voices of young people. There is a striking lack of trust and communication between the young people in this community and the adults, and the consequences are dire. What does it mean for two young women, living in a town so small they’re practically isolated, to learn something about themselves — their love for each other — that suddenly makes them an Other? Alienated from the few people around them, who would they go to? Who would they trust? Suddenly, as the grapple not only with their secret infatuation but with the secret of their own identities, we can feel the full weight of the stakes Shakespeare is presenting to us, and the story begins to shed new light on what it is to love others and yourself.”

Performances will be online and open to the public. Please consider a suggested donation of $10 to support the work and expansion of both the Rude Mechanicals and the Greenbelt Arts Center.