Cooperative Performance Auditions

 

All Ethnicities, race, religion, genders  encouraged to audition.
Non-equity

WHEN? November 15 or 16 7pm-9:30pm. *You only need to attend one evening*
Auditions will be in a group. Please expect to stay the full time.
To sign up for an audition or any questions email:
kcoffey@cooperformke.com
*Walk-ups are Welcome. Arrive no later than 7pm*

*Please arrive 15min early to check in*

WHERE? Alverno College -Pitman Theatre
3431 S 39th St, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53215

WHAT to Bring? Please bring a headshot and resume if you have one but it is not required.
Come dressed prepared to move (comfortable clothing).
We will ask you to read from the script.
*No monologues required*

ELLIS will be performed at Alverno College, Pitman Theatre
February 2018
FEB 9,10,16,17,23,24 evening performances

ELLIS is a play about immigration stories in our community and the U.S. All stories are written by immigrants and are personal stories of their own and/or their family’s experience with immigration in this country.

Told through poetry, dance, spoken word, music and art, Ellis is symbolic of the hopes, dreams and fears of immigrants.

In collaboration with Alejandra Gonzalez and Alverno College
Created by Kelly Coffey and Don Russell, this original devised work incorporates personal stories of immigration submitted from our community. This project is a celebration of those diverse stories including the joy and frustration of the experiences they face as immigrants from the past to the present.

http://www.cooperativeperformance.org

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Auditions for THE GRADUATE – Sunset Playhouse – After Sunset Studio Series

 

THE GRADUATE will be directed by Brian Zelinski. Auditions will consist of readings from the script.

 

Auditioners will be asked to fill out an Audition Information Sheet prior to auditions; one may fill this out the night of the auditions or ahead of time by downloading the Audition Sheet – THE GRADUATE  All roles are open.

 

Auditions: Tuesday, November 7th or Thursday November 9th, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Rehearsals: TBD

Performances: Thursday, January 11th – Sunday, January 14th, 2017
 

Read further for a synopsis and character descriptions. Click here to see our other upcoming auditions!

Scripts are available for check-out at the box office for a

$10 cash deposit.

Box Office hours are Tuesdays 1 pm – 7 pm

Wednesdays-Fridays 1 pm – 5 pm & Saturdays 1 pm- 4 pm

Contact Ann Mather at amather@sunsetplayhouse.com or 262-782-4431, ext 221 if you have any further questions or if you plan to arrive later than 8:30 pm for auditions.

 

Synopsis

A cult novel, a classic film, a quintessential hit of the ’60s, Benjamin’s disastrous sexual odyssey is brought vividly to life in the After Sunset Studio production.

Character Descriptions

Male Characters

BENJAMIN (ages 20 – 28): Once the ideal student and son, and now a recent college graduate, he keeps hearing he has his whole life ahead of him.  Disillusioned with the idea that everything he’s worked for is without meaning or purpose, he desperately seeks a future that is different from the “American Dream” he grew up in.  This is a largely dramatic role with biting, understated, dry humor.

MR. ROBINSON (ages 40 – 60): Mrs. Robinson’s husband, Elaine’s father, and long-time business partner of Mr. Braddock.  He considers Benjamin the son he never had.  He wants Benjamin to take a romantic interest in Elaine to solidify the business relationship and friendship between the two families; both comedic and dramatic chops needed.

MR. BRADDOCK (ages 40 – 60): Benjamin’s father and long-time business partner of Mr. Robinson; immensely proud of his wealth and family, he has big dreams and aspirations for Ben; he tries to support and understand his son despite his bizarre behavior, only to push Ben further away.  Both comedic and dramatic chops needed.

HOTEL CLERK (ages 25+): Male or Female

PSYCHIATRIST (ages 35+): Male or Female

PRIEST (ages 35+): Male or Female

Female Characters

MRS. ROBINSON (ages 40 – 50): Seductive, manipulative, sexy, and destructive; she finds an emotionally vulnerable Benjamin and manipulates and seduces him into an affair.  She does not seem to have any other interest or concern for Benjamin until the notion of his dating her daughter reaches her.

ELAINE (ages 20 – 28): Daughter of Mrs. and Mr. Robinson.  Her bright, seemingly naive and optimistic charm casts a stark contrast to Benjamin’s somber tone.  She wishes to lead a normal and responsible life despite her emotionally fragile disposition caused by the long-past-deteriorated marriage between her parents and destructive nature of her mother.

MRS. BRADDOCK (ages 40 – 50): Benjamin’s mother; almost entirely out-of-the-loop, she desperately tries to understand her son, often by asking the most direct and awkward questions; this is a largely comedic role.

STRIPPER (ages 25 – 40): Speaking role that may also be doubled.

HOTEL CLERK (ages 25+): Male or Female

PSYCHIATRIST (ages 35+): Male or Female

PRIEST (ages 35+): Male or Female

 

Sunset Playhouse
800 Elm Grove Road
Elm Grove, WI 53122


Free Shakespeare Workshops

Original Practices Milwaukee is holding FREE workshops in the First Folio Technique in preperation for their production of Shakespeare’s All’s Well That Ends Well.

*NOTE: Original Practices is still looking for additional performers for their production. Workshops will serve as an audition for those interested in performing as well.*

About Original Practices Milwaukee and the First Folio Technique:

Shakespeare Original Practices is an attempt to recreate some of the conditions that Elizabetthan actors would have had to prepare under in the 16th Century.  As there was no electrical lighting a company would perform during the day, there was no time for what we think of rehearsals.  Also, with no copy wright laws to protect intellectual property, an actor would only be given their own lines in an attempt to protect the shows.  With these challenges, the texts themselves would serve as director.  Scripts were encoded with specific language that would inform actors where they are supposed to be and to whom they should be speaking.  Finally, with no believe of a fourth wall in Elizabethan Theater and so the audience was welcome to immediately comment on what they were seeing and performers would respond in kind.  Original Practices attempts to recreate the visceral immediacy of these performances;  Actors carry scrolls on stage, having no rehearsal to memorize them, the audience  speaks to the performers, and the shows move at a break-neck pace.  We welcome you to come and enjoy some old text brought to new light!

 

WORKSHOPS

@ The Brumder Mansion- 3046 W Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53208

November 1st, 6 PM – 8 PM

November 2nd at 6 PM – 8 PM

 

Additional FREE workshops if you COME SEE THE SHOW!

@ Charles Allis Art Museum – 1801 N Prospect Ave, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202

*show has a suggested donation of $10*

November 5th: WORKSHOP 1:30-2:00pm. SHOW 2pm-4pm

November 12th: WORKSHOP 1:30-2:00pm. SHOW 2pm-4pm

QUESTIONS? email: originalpracticesmke@gmail.com


Sunset Playhouse is excited to announce:

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Auditions.

Singers, dancers, and actors needed for this exciting musical!

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST will be directed and choreographed by Karl Miller with music direction by Mark Mrozek.

Please read all information below.

You must be available for EVERY technical rehearsal (Friday before Opening through Preview Night) and EVERY performance to be cast in this show.

Vocal/Dance Auditions:


Sunday, October 15th
6 PM – 10 PM: Audition for singers and dancers aged 15 and up only

Please show up at 5:45 PM and be ready to audition at 6:00 PM. The dance audition will be taught beginning at 6PM – all will be taught in one group – latecomers will not have additional time to learn the dance combination so please be on time. Bring comfortable clothes for the dance audition. You will have time to change before the singing audition if desired.

Bring a 32 bar cut of a song in your key in the style of the show. Provide sheet music, an accompanist will be provided.

Auditions may also consist of readings from the script. Auditioners will be asked to fill out an Audition Information Sheet prior to auditions; one may fill this out the night of the auditions or ahead of time by visiting SunsetPlayhouse.com and downloading the Audition Sheet – BEAUTY AND THE BEAST.

Callbacks: Tuesday, October 17th 6 pm – 10 pm

Rehearsals: October 19, 2017 – November 29, 2017
(Read Through October 19th 6:30 pm and
1st Music Rehearsal October 21st 10 am)

Performances: Thursday, November 30th – Saturday, December 23rd, 2017

Scripts are available for check-out at the box office for a
$10 cash deposit.

Box Office hours are Tuesdays 1 pm – 7 pm
Wednesdays-Fridays 1 pm – 5 pm & Saturdays 1 pm- 4 pm

Contact Ann Mather at amather@sunsetplayhouse.com or 262-782-4431, ext 221 if you have any further questions.

Synopsis

Adapted from the Walt Disney animated musical film of the same name – which in turn had been based on the classic French fairy tale by Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont – Beauty and the Beast tells the story of a cold-hearted prince who has been magically transformed into an unsightly creature as punishment for his selfish ways. To revert back into his true human form, the Beast must first earn the love of a bright, beautiful young woman whom he has imprisoned in his enchanted castle before it is too late.

Character Descriptions

Male Characters

THE BEAST/PRINCE (ages 20 – 30): The Beast’s tortured soul is evident for all to see. He is paying the ultimate price for a moment of mean-spiritedness, and wishes beyond wishing that he could rectify his mistake. There is anger and menace in The Beast’s appearance and behavior, but increasingly we see his soft and endearing side as he interacts with Belle. It becomes clear that he is a loving, feeling, human being trapped within a hideous creature’s body. This role requires a very strong singer, and the actor must have a strong speaking voice and stage presence. The Beast will transform into the Prince at the end of the show – One actor will portray both the Beast and Belle’s Prince. Baritone: A-High F

MAURICE (ages 40 – 60): Despite being a bit scatter-brained, there is no mistaking Maurice’s steadfast love for his daughter Belle. Kindly, gentle, enthusiastic and inventive, he becomes single-minded and determined when Belle faces danger. Baritone: B flat-High D flat

GASTON (ages 20 – 30): Gaston is the absolute antithesis of The Beast. Although he is physically handsome, he is shallow, completely self-centered, not very bright, and thrives on attention. However, when his ego is bruised he becomes a very dangerous foe for The Beast, Belle and Maurice. This role requires a strong singer and character actor who moves well. Baritone: A-High F

LEFOU (ages 17 – 30): Lefou is Gaston’s dim-witted, servile sidekick. He goes to extraordinary lengths and suffers repeated humiliation in his efforts to please his master. The actor must be comfortable with physical comedy, and the role requires strong character acting. Baritone: B-High F Sharp

MONSIEUR D’ ARQUE (ages 25 – 40): D’arque is the creepy, scheming proprietor of the local insane asylum, The Maison De Lune. Tenor: D-High A

COGSWORTH (ages 25 – 40): Cogsworth is a tightly-wound, enchanted mantle clock and the head of the Beast’s household. He is a stuffy Englishman who loves perfection. This role requires strong character acting. Baritone: A-High E

LUMIERE (ages 20 – 30): Lumiere is the French butler who was transformed into a Candelabrum. He is light-hearted, suave, romantic, smooth-talking, and charming. He has a romantic involvement with Babette. This character speaks with a French accent. This role requires strong character acting, and he should move well. Baritone: A-High F sharp

CHIP (ages 10 – 15 depending on size and unchanged voice): Chip is an inquisitive little teacup who is the son of Mrs. Potts. Boy Soprano: D-High D

STRONG DANCERS, SINGERS (ages 15 & up)

Female Characters

BELLE (ages 17 – 25, looking): Belle is the original fairy tale heroine-kind, gentle, and beautiful. She is a strong, intelligent, spirited and independent young woman. Belle is the moral conscience of the story, elevated by her thoughts and deeds. The maturity and depth of her character allow her to see the true beauty and spirit within The Beast, and to love him for it. This role requires a very strong singer who portrays innocence with her singing and speaking voice. MezzoSoprano: Low A-High F

BABETTE (ages 20 – 30): Babette is a saucy, enchanted feather-duster, and the object of Lumiere’s affections. This role requires good character acting and she should move well. This character speaks with a French accent. Alto: C-C

MRS. POTTS (ages 30 – 40): Mrs. Potts is a warm-hearted, maternal enchanted teapot. She sings the title song Beauty and the Beast. Mezzo-Soprano: Low F sharp- High G

MADAME DE LA GRANDE BOUCHE: Madame is a former opera diva turned enchanted wardrobe. Soprano: C sharp-High G

STRONG DANCERS, SINGERS (ages 15 & up)

Hope to see you at the auditions!


Gruesome Playground Injuries Audition

What: Gruesome Playground Injuries, by Rajiv Joseph, directed by Jaimelyn Gray
Where: The Underground Collaborative, 161 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee, WI
When: Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Time: 5-9pm
Types/Restrictions: Non-Equity. Kayleen and Doug, 25-40 (Spanning years of 8 to 38 over the course of the play).
Pay: Stipend

Gruesome Playground Injuries will have five performances at the Underground Collaborative, Thursday-Sunday, February 1-4, 2018, to serve as a preview and fundraiser for the first full season of The Constructivists. Rehearsals will start December 11, 2017. There is a break the week from Christmas to New Years.

How to Submit: For consideration, please email your headshot and resume to casting@theconstructivists.org. Submissions will be accepted through Tuesday, October 17, 2017. Audition instructions will be sent following the closing date via email.


Auditions for Bard & Bourbon’s Merry Wives of Windsor (drunk)

Auditions: Monday, Oct 2rd 5-8 – (additional times will be added if needed)

Sign up via www.bardandbourbon.com to reserve an audition time!

Callbacks: Wednesday, Oct 4th 6:45-10:30 (may end earlier)

Location: Underground Collaborative on the basement level of the Shops at Grand Avenue 161 W Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53203

This production will incorporate extensive double casting and nontraditional casting.  Actors of all types are encouraged to audition. Merry Wives performs Nov 24- Dec 2 with a preview night on Nov 22.  There is NO show on Thanksgiving. Rehearsals begin Oct 16.

Auditions will be held at the Underground Collaborative on the lower level of the Shops of Grand Avenue – 161 W Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53203.

Please prepare a classical monologue of no more than 2 minutes and bring a headshot and resume.  You may also be asked to read from the script.

Plan on arriving at least 10 minutes prior to your audition to sign in and fill out a short form.

To sign up visit www.bardandbourbon.com

For more information contact info@bardandbourbon.com


Part-Time Stage Manager – Kohl’s Wild Theater

 

Join the Zoological Society of Milwaukee’s (ZSM) award winning professional theater program. Kohl’s Wild Theater (KWT) is a live, interactive, participatory theater–directed primarily to children–that uses drama, puppetry, humor and songs to help inspire children to 1) care more about our natural world, 2) learn ways to help animals here and around the world, and 3) take action to make a difference.

POSITION DESCRIPTION

The Part-Time Stage Manager (SM) will lead teams of actors for daily performances at the Milwaukee County Zoo and on tour as part of the Kohl’s Wild Theater outreach program. This position reports to the full-time KWT Production Stage Manager.

Responsibilities include:

  • Managing the daily performance schedule.
  • Primary representative of KWT and the ZSM to performance venues.
  • Organize and maintain all technical equipment used during a performance.
  • Communicate with KWT management about any need for technical repairs.
  • Participate in maintenance and fixing of technical equipment.
  • Liaison from the KWT professional actors to KWT management.
  • Primary driver of company vehicle to performance venues. – Operate sound equipment during performances.

REQUIREMENTS

Two years of professional training in stage management, technical theater, arts management, or related field is required. Undergraduate degree in stage management preferred. 1-2 years of professional stage management experience a plus.

  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Excellent verbal communication with venue representatives and co-workers.
  • Leadership qualities to effectively manage a team.
  • Familiarity with Q-Lab software (both audio and video) is a plus.
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs. without assistance. Lifting responsibilities include setting up technical equipment for performances such as set pieces and a sound system.
  • Experience working in multiple areas of technical theater, including carpentry, costumes and sound board operation.
  • Availability to work 2-5 days per week with irregular shift times, including weekends.
  • Must have your own vehicle, valid driver’s license and auto insurance.
  • International applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States without Zoological Society sponsorship.

Start date: Mid-October, 2017. Start date is negotiable.

Hours: Approximately 10-15 hours per week after training and rehearsals. Most shifts are 4-5 hours long and occur between the hours of 6:30 AM and 6:30 PM. Shifts occur on both weekdays and weekends. Some shifts will be scheduled for evening hours. Work schedules are determined at least four weeks in advance. The stage management team can work around reasonable conflicts provided with four weeks’ notice.

APPLICATION PROCESS

  1. Email cover letter and resume to Reva Fox, KWT Production Stage Manager at revaf@zoosociety.org. In the subject line write “KWT SM Position” by October 1st, 2017.
  2. Qualified applicants will be contacted for interviews to be held from October 9th-13th, 2017.

Cooperative Performance is looking for a stage manager who can run rehearsals and performances through late October. The Performance Ecology Project will be a combination of indoor and outdoor performances at the Urban Ecology Center, running for six performances from October 15 – 29. If interested, please contact Kevin Wleklinski at kevin.wleklinski@gmail.com with a resume and phone number.
THE PERFORMANCE ECOLOGY PROJECT
in collaboration with Quasimondo Physical Theatre

The Performance Ecology Project is a research project/performance that explores how somatic practices can enhance our experience of meaning and value in living nature. Over five weekends this Fall, three actors, a dancer, a musician, and two poets will meet at the Morton Arboretum near the Riverside Branch of the Urban Ecology Center. Local professional teachers will lead them in sessions of yoga, tai chi, mindfulness, improvisational movement, and theater games. Then, with senses open, the performers will go into the woods, looking for encounters with other species. With the help of guest director Brian Rott of Quasimondo Physical Theatre, their stories, songs, and poems will go into a “performance report” of their journeys.


Children’s Audition for MUSIC MAN

at Concordia University – Mequon

Concordia University’s Todd Wehr Auditorium

12800 Lake Shore Drive, Mequon, Wisconsin

We are looking for male children ages 7 – 12 to for Concordia University Theater Department’s production of MUSIC MAN including a boy to play the role of Winthrop. Please Email the stage manager at Kaitlyn.Pellettiere@cuw.edu if your child is interested in being part of this production. Most of the children will rehearse on Friday evenings and Saturdays. The role of Winthrop will need to attend rehearsals more often. During tech week (November 4th through the 8th) the full cast will be called every night until 9:30. Performances dates are November 9, 10, 11 and 12.

 

 


AEA Actors: Forward Theater Company in Madison will hold its annual Equity auditions on Monday, October 2nd from 9:00am to 5:00pm at Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State Street, in Madison, WI. Auditions are for Forward Theater Company’s 2018–19 season (TBD), and are open to AEA and EMC actors only. Please bring two contrasting contemporary monologues of no more than two minutes each, and provide one copy of your headshot and resume. Complete information on these auditions and a link to reserve an audition slot can be found on ActorsEquity.org.
http://www.actorsequity.org/