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Milwaukee-based independent filmmaker casting for triptych of short films about meat. These films are intended as three standalone stories, each with a different creative direction. Actors selected for roles will play different characters for each piece. Principal photography is scheduled for summer 2018. Actors must be willing to eat meat on camera.

 

1 male, 20s/30s

1 female, 20s/30s

Actor couples with established chemistry are highly encouraged to submit materials.

 

Please send your headshot and resume to casting@bartolifilm.com for consideration.

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Hey everyone.

 

Tony Wood here, the Combat Theatre veteran and author of A Cudahy Caroler Christmas and Holiday Hell, as well as numerous short films and one-act plays. I’m seeking to collaborate with a composer to try and turn my new, full length play into a musical.

 

Martha and the Dark is a new, two-act fantasy written for young audiences. Inspired by Roald Dahl, The Wizard of Oz and The Phantom Tollbooth, it’s the story of a heroic girl setting out into the world to find her lost brother.  Accompanied by a handful of odd and outlandish characters, Martha has to save her brother before he becomes prisoner of the evil Administrator, a vile woman whose goal is to cover the entire Universe in The Dark.

 

Although light-hearted, funny and fatastical, at the heart of Martha and the Dark is a tale of loss, depression and addiction. And how we all need to turn to those we love to guide us through.

 

If interested, a sysnopsis can be supplied as well as the finished play. We can collaborate face-to-face, through the internet, or a little of both.

 

And of course, with any personal project—no money. Although I do have a relationship and three plays published with playscriptsinc.com, the online play publishing company.

 

I would certainly split any future rights and residuals with the composer.

 

Interested? Email me at: tony@smokingmonkey.net

 

Thanks!

 


psyche

The next exciting original play written and directed by JJ Gatesman, The Beauty of Psyche, is a modern re-imagining of the myth of Cupid’s abduction of Psyche. A cast of 4 actors will use puppetry, stage illusions, and physicality to tell this epic story. Features original music by Amanda Hull and Cole Heinreich.

Rehearsals will run August 21st through September 1st

The first act of the play will be presented at the Milwaukee Fringe Festival on August 26th

The Arcade theater (in the UC) will host the show on weekends September 6th through 22nd

Sign up for a time slot @:
https://signupgenius.com/go/20f084aafa62ba1f58-thebeauty

Characters:

Actor 1-
Psyche: A fiery young woman of intelligence and drive.
-must have basic singing ability

Actor 2-
Boy/Eros: A god who finds himself feeling human emotions and rebelling from the norms of his people
-must have basic singing ability

Actor 3-
Pan: A puckish god of the earth who helps Psyche find her way
-Puppetry

Father: Psyche’s father, a worried, superstitious man manipulated by the gods

Actor 4-
Rose- The goddess of Love, she views Psyche as a rival to her beauty, extremely jealous, loves her son Eros desperately
-Puppetry

Unseen-God of the underworld, a formal mortal turned god against her will


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We are thrilled to offer upcoming Adult Acting classes this summer at The Milwaukee Rep! Please visit our website to register: https://www.milwaukeerep.com/Engage–Learn/Business–Adult-Training/Adult-Classes/


BASIC ACTING I: INTRODUCTION TO PERFORMANCE

This intro class is designed for non-professionals from all occupations interested in developing essential skills (such as confidence, focus, creative and critical thinking, etc.) while sharpening their basic acting skills. Classes will encourage students to use their imagination, body, and voice to explore specific techniques used to enhance any stage performance. Special attention is given to preparing a contemporary monologue. Participants of the entire Basic Acting series (I, II and III) will receive a signed Certificate of Participation at the end of Basic Acting III.

Instructor: Joshua Krause
Class fee: $150
Prerequisite: None
Next session: July 16, 23, 30, August 6, 13, 20 from 5:30-7:00pm

ACTING FOR THE CAMERA I

This fast-paced class will not only introduce students to the fundamentals of acting onscreen, but also help students get started in a time when everyone has the power to create and share their film work. Topics explored and developed may include script and character analysis, basic acting techniques, networking, auditioning, and talent expectations for social media, micro-budget, and professional film projects. Whether you are a filmmaker as a hobby or an eager amateur that wishes to turn professional, this course will help direct your passion to the best starting point.

Instructor: Thomas Adisi
Class fee: $175
Prerequisite: None
Next session: Wednesdays: July 18, 25, August 8, 15, 22 from 5:30–7:30pm

STAGE COMBAT: DUELING ARTS INTERNATIONAL

Some of the greatest climactic moments in theater are centered on violence.  In order to safely perform these moments, actors must train under a fight director.  These series of classes focus on teaching techniques for creating the illusion of violence in a theatrical setting.  They emphasize physical awareness, dynamic acting choices, fitness, and partnering.  There will be the opportunity to test for Level 1 Certification for the class weapon through Dueling Arts International.

Rapier and Dagger – In the early 16th century as the popularity of dueling increased and the efficiency of large heavy armors decreased, an off handed weapon began to be employed for defense; the dagger being the most popular for its ease of carry and offensive capabilities.  Combatants will be challenged to integrate both sides of their bodies in dynamic choreography where they will be able to attack and defend at the same time. Weapons will be provided.

 

Instructor: JJ Gatesman
Class Fee: $250
Prerequisite: None
Next session: Mondays & Wednesdays: July 23, 25, 30, August 1, *Tuesday, August 7*, 8, 13, and 15 from 5:30-7:30 pm.
Note: Please note class will be held on Tuesday, August 7th due to instructor availability.

 

ACTING FOR THE CAMERA II

Acting for the Camera II focuses on developing more deeply the key technical skills introduced in Acting for the Camera I. Through individually tailored, real-world material, the instructor will lead you through commercial, theatrical, slate, interview, and monologue work. The class will devote time each week to honing on-camera practice and critique in the five major areas listed above. The goal of this class is to give each student a stronger sense of developed skill, confidence, industry preparedness, and a slew of marketable reel material. Please contact Auburn Matson with a brief summary of your qualifications if you have any questions about your eligibility for this course.

 

Instructor: Thomas Adisi
Class Fee: $200
Prerequisite: Acting for the Camera I
Next session: Mondays: September 10, 17, 24, October 1, 8, 15 from 5:30 – 7:30 pm.

 

 

AUBURN MATSON | Education Administrator | Milwaukee Repertory Theater
Patty & Jay Baker Theater Complex | 108 East Wells Street | Milwaukee, WI 53202
414-290-5393 tel | 414-224-9097 fax | amatson@milwaukeerep.com

Website: www.milwaukeerep.com | Facebook: www.facebook.com/milwrep | Twitter: twitter.com/milwrep

 


Much

West Bend Theatre Company is currently looking for an actor (age 35+) to fill the role of Leonato for their 1980s version of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing. This role is open to both men and women. Rehearsals begin 7/2 and performances are 8/23-8/26. If you or someone you know may be interested in the role, please contact the director, Adam Czaplewski, via Facebook messenger, or send an email to adamcza3@gmail.com


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General Auditions for Cabaret Milwaukee’s 2018-19 Season

 

Cabaret Milwaukee Presents our Fourth Full Season of originally written & produced cabaret entertainment blending theatre, live music, vintage news, comedy, and old time radio drama. Structured as a live radio variety show, a long form radio play is presented as a straight play with scenes interspersed between performances by the shows comedians, jingle singers, tap dancers, and crooners all steeped in the era which the show is set.

Our 2018-19 Season will be a re-imagined mounting of our very first trilogy, “The Jealous Revolver,” written by Jackie Benka. “The Jealous Revolver,” is a noir detective drama set in the a sleazy speakeasy in the seedy streets of prohibition era Milwaukee. Love, vengeance, bullets, and booze stimulate this stories intrigue.

We are thrilled to be presenting all three shows this season in The Astor Bar & Grille at The Astor Hotel 901 W. Juneau. Also new to production this year: Cabaret MKE will be recording one show from each episode for later radio broadcast.

PERFORMANCE DATES

The Jealous Revolver, Episode 1
August 31, September 1, 7, 8, 14,15

The Jealous Revolver, Episode 2
November 2, 3, 9,10, 11,16,17

The Jealous Revolver, Episode 3
February 14,15,16, 22, 23, March 1, 2

General Season Auditions for our 2018-19 season will be this coming July 7th and 8th. We are looking for stage actors of all types as well as performers talented in singing, dancing, imitations, or perhaps some other surprising talent!

Depending on the character’s through line, actors for the Play portion may be asked to participate in one, two, or all three productions throughout the season in the same role. Rehearsals will commence one month prior to opening and scripts will be made available as soon as casting is announced.

Non Traditional Casting Will be Considered
Hired Performers will receive a Rehearsal Stipend & Profit Sharing.

AUDITIONS
July 7th from 12pm-6pm
July 8th from 1pm-7pm

Sides will be provided at auditions for cold readings.

Singers, please prepare 2 songs that show off your vocal range, including at least one jazz standard from the 30’s-40’s. Songs may be sung a capella or you may bring a device to play recorded accompaniment on.

To Set up an audition please email Amanda at: cabmkeproduction@gmail.com
Please include your headshot, resume and availability on the audition dates and times in the email.

CAST OF CHARACTERS, EPISODE I
Vivian (20-40)
Joey (20-40)
Stella Kartaley (30-50)
Tony Kartaley (30-50)
Vick (30-50)
Anna (20-40)
Jean (20-40)
Marco (30-50)

CAST OF CHARACTERS, EPISODE II
Vivian (20-40)
Joey (20-40)
Stella Kartaley (30-50)
Tony Kartaley (30-50)
Anna (20-40)
Elliot (30-50)

CAST OF CHARACTERS, EPISODE III
Joey (20-40)
Stella Kartaley (30-50)
Deluca (30-50)
Anna (20-40)
Elliot (30-50)
O’mally (20-40)

We look forward to seeing you at auditions!
Josh Bryan- Artistic Director
Amanda J Hull- Managing Director


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                                                                                                For further information, contact:

Marcee Doherty-Elst 414-617-0132

marcee@theaterred.com

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Theater RED teams with Untitled Productions for I’ll Eat You Last

Barbra Streisand’s agent dishes all things Hollywood at The Kimpton Journeyman Hotel

 

MILWAUKEE, May 1, 2018 – For the opening of their 2018 season, Theater RED joins with Untitled Productions for their inaugural production, another Milwaukee premiere. Written by John Logan, directed by Untitled Productions’ Eric Welch (of K’Eric’ters fame) and starring Theater RED Co-Founder Marcee Doherty-Elst, “I’ll Eat You Last” marks the beginning of a sixth season for Theater RED, following smash hit collaborations, “Bonny Anne Bonny” with Wisconsin Lutheran College, and “A Chorus Line” with Cardinal Stritch University’s Arts @ Stritch Program and Milwaukee Opera Theatre.

 

“I’ll Eat You Last” invites audiences to a private suite in the early 1980s where original Hollywood super-agent Sue Mengers waits to receive a fateful call from Barbra Streisand, her biggest client and most devoted friend. As she lounges in her famous caftan, indulging in illicit intoxicants and explicit gossip, the world begins to crumble around her. With the toppling of her once-mighty celebrity empire as the Streisand linchpin is removed, so too crumbles the seemingly invincible vision of Old Hollywood.

 

The limited run of I’ll Eat You Last will last three nights: Friday, June 29th and Saturday, June 30th, 2018 at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday, July 1st, 2018 at 3:00pm. All performances will take place at The Kimpton Journeyman Hotel, located at 310 E. Chicago St. Milwaukee, WI. The hotel offers refreshments before, during, and after the show. There will be no intermission. Running time is around 75 minutes. Tickets are $20 and will be available in late May at www.theaterred.com with special ticket packages also available online.

 

About Theater RED: Founded in 2013 by local actors Christopher Elst and Marcee Doherty-Elst, Theater RED is a registered LLC that produces theatre in southeastern Wisconsin. Each production addresses three founding tenets: substantial roles for women, growth in craft for artists, and new works by promising playwrights. www.theaterred.com

 

About Untitled Productions: A new theatrical production company, Untitled Productions focuses on bringing rare, mostly unseen, and glamorous work to the already booming Milwaukee theatre scene. Untitled Productions focuses on bringing to Milwaukee both brand new works and musical classics revived for contemporary audiences.


CTM ANNOUNCES

ADULT AUDITIONS for 2018-19 Season

Sunday June 10 – 5-8pm

Monday June 11 – 6-9pm

Auditions held at Madison Opera, 335 W Mifflin St, Madison, WI 53703

Sign Up for an Audition Slot on one of the dates via this LINK

CTM recognizes the value and importance of reflecting the diversity of our audience and community on stage and actively recruits and seeks performers of color for all casting

As of May 1, 2018 most adult roles still available

Please bring a current headshot and resume to your audition

Charlotte’s Web
Directed by Mike Lawler; runs October 5 – 21, 2018; rehearsals begin September 4, 2018
(4M, 3F, 2 either) Some adults play multiple roles. The role of Charlotte has been cast.

A Christmas Carol
Directed by James Ridge; runs December 8 – 23, 2018; rehearsals begin approx. November 5, 2018
Large cast of principal, support and ensemble roles. Most roles are available as of May 1, 2018.

How I Became A Pirate (musical)
Guest Director; runs February 15 – March 3, 2019; rehearsals begin approx. January 8, 2019
(2M, 3 either) Strong singers and comedic actors. Should be comfortable with dance/movement.

Tibet Through The Red Box
Directed by Roseann Sheridan; runs March 9 – 18, 2019; rehearsals begin approx. February 5, 2019
(2-3M, 2-3F) Also actively seeking percussionists/drummers (Tibetan, Taiko, et cetera).

Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka (musical)
Guest Director; runs April 26 – May 12, 2019; rehearsals begin March 27, 2019
(5m, 5F) Varying ages and vocal ranges. Adults will play more than one role; all except Willy Wonka and Grandpa Joe will also be part of the ensemble.

Please note: all shows include a number of daytime school matinees.

Musical Audition Preparation: please come prepared with two contrasting 16-bar pieces from classical or contemporary musical theater. Bring sheet music in a 3-ring binder, clearly marked. A piano accompanist will be provided. Be prepared and dressed appropriately for a dance call at the end of the hour in which you are auditioning.

Non-Musical Audition Preparation: please come prepared with one modern or contemporary monologue under two minutes long.

Adult actors (over 21 and/or out of college) are paid. A limited number of out of town actors can be hired and housed for each production. All productions perform in Overture Center and rehearse in downtown Madison (except A Christmas Carol).

Complete casting breakdown and more detailed information about rehearsals, performance schedule, etc. will be posted at http://ctmtheater.org/get-involved/audition-for-shows and available at auditions.


Milwaukee Chamber Theatre (MCT) seeks a part-time marketing intern to assist with day-to-day tasks and promote the Company’s productions and special events. This position reports to Milwaukee Chamber Theatre’s marketing director.

 

Position is 10-12 hours per week, largely within business hours. The internship is designed to last through the conclusion of MCT’s first show of the season, at the end of August, but could be extended or adjusted depending on candidates’ availability and MCT staff discretion.

 

Job responsibilities include but are not limited to:

 

 

  • Assist in writing, editing, and designing of MCT print materials including, but not limited to: advertisements and other promotional materials, e-newsletters, MCT Friends and special event communications, press releases, and audience guides.
  • Work with the marketing director on social media campaigns, participate in writing and posting to MCT blog, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.
  • Assist managing director and marketing director in planning and marketing special events for MCT subscribers and donors.
  • Researching and generating group sales leads
  • Database and archive maintenance
  • Assisting with mailings and general office duties as assigned

 

Candidate should possess excellent interpersonal and writing skills, attention to detail, and proficiency in MS Office. Experience with databases, email marketing, In Design/Adobe Creative Suite and social media preferred.

 

Internships are unpaid but can be used for school credit. Interns will also be given complimentary tickets to our productions and invitations to attend other MCT special events. Dates and hours are flexible.

 

To Apply

Send cover letter and resume to Matthew Reddin, Marketing Director:

matthew@milwaukeechambertheatre.com

 

 

Founded in 1975, Milwaukee Chamber Theatre produces high-quality, professional theatrical works of literary merit in intimate, audience-engaging settings, while principally employing and nurturing local theatre artists. MCT produces five plays each season at the Broadway Theatre Center in Milwaukee’s Historic Third Ward.  For more information, visit milwaukeechambertheatre.com.