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Saint Kate the Arts Hotel (formerly the Intercontinental)

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A New Day in Milwaukee

 

Auditions for a New Theater Company!

New Non-Equity Ensemble Needed—To take up an Artistic Residency at Saint Kate, the Arts Hotel

Join us for this ultra-exciting and special opportunity:

 

The Next Episode of Milwaukee Theater:

 

The Arc Theatre at Marcus’ Saint Kate Hotel

 

             *A 90-seat Black Box space in search of players to inhabit it! 

*A ground floor opportunity to launch an innovative artistic initiative!

*The high visibility location of the Milwaukee Center in a non-Equity venue! 

*After TenThe thrill of establishing a late-night One Act series!

*Secure (if you want) additional in-house employment in our 3 new restaurants and 2 new bars!

*Be a founding member of ARCO our Artist in Residence Company!

 

 

Saint Kate is seeking professional non-AEA actors to form or serve as a resident theater company. Auditions will be held by appointment on Tuesday, April 9th and Wednesday, April 10th, 2019 at the Milwaukee Rep in the Milwaukee Center. Please prepare a one-minute contemporary monologue and be prepared to do selected scene work upon request at the time of the audition.

Contact our Director of Programming: JohnPrice@saintkatearts.com

 

At Saint Kate, abandon all doubt, and take the journey with us as we construct a one-of-its-kind hotel experience that is dedicated to the Performing Arts. We will be for the travelers, the artists, and the local community in equal measure. Here we will celebrate the Milwaukee seekers—inclusive, diverse, and collaborative. Our mission is to invite participation and expect change through the creative process. Build rapport with the Ensemble Process; Act with Dancers, Dance with Actors, Portray Comedy and Improv to your heart’s delight! There is no greater purpose than coming together to express and evolve.

The work will begin as early as May 13, 2019 for Ensemble Members. The hotel will open on Tuesday June 4. Others could be considered as adjunct members who will be called upon based on need and availability. Ensemble Members will receive monthly stipends up to $1200, based on responsibilities within the group. The needs of our hotel will require 20-30 collective hours of weekly presence. (not for each member) Presence will consist of scheduled performances, rehearsals, demonstrations, or a variety of interactive experiences with patrons.


are you on the fringe

Interested in presenting artistic work in the 4th Annual Milwaukee Fringe Festival?

Awesome! Submissions are NOW OPEN!

WWW.MKEFRINGE.COM/SUBMISSIONS

 

What are we Looking For?

The Milwaukee Fringe Festival is a unique multi-faceted performing and visual art festival and we

hope to include art from various disciplines from Milwaukee, the state of Wisconsin and beyond! We

are looking for live theatre, one person shows, dance, live music, visual artists, and performance

art! Submissions are judged and selected for the Fringe Fest based primarily on: originality,

creativity, and professionalism.

Have an idea for a show but it’s not created yet? Tell us what we can expect! Provide us with as

much information as possible. If you only have a concept for a show, elaborate on what you would

want the show to be including themes and subject matter. You can include a video of your performance

or style, talk about your vision and tell us if your video is what we will see on stage, or just an example

of the art you can do.

Applying to the Fringe

It’s easy. Read all of our information provided here and then go ahead and fill out our online application. (Note that we are unable to accept late applications.) Submissions are accepted starting

February 2, 2019 and the final deadline is March 31, 2019 at 11:59pm. Application fee is $25. Your completed application and payment of submission fee are due no later than the final deadline of

March 31st, 2019 at 11:59pm.

Accepted performances will require a production fee to be paid to help cover costs of the venue, but artists will be paid back a percentage of ticket sales (many artists from last year made a profit on their shows.)

Outdoor performances will not be charged a production fee, but outdoor shows aren’t ticketed, so they will not receive a percentage of ticket sales.

  • A limited number of scholarships will be awarded to cover the production fee. You can indicateyour need for this on the application form.

Please complete one application per project/company wishing to join in the Milwaukee Fringe Festival!

(Submission fees from applicants not admitted to the festival are non-refundable.)

Returning performers already familiar with the process can submit here.

Basic Information

  • The Milwaukee Fringe Festival performance dates are Friday, August 23rd Saturday, August 24th and Sunday, August 25th, 2019.
  • The application fee is $25.
  • All applications will be reviewed and applicants will be notified by April 15th, 2019.
  • Production fee for indoor performances (Vogel Hall and Todd Wehr Theatre) is $215.

There is no production fee for outdoor performers, roving performers or visual art. Fee paid upon acceptance into the festival no later than May 1st. Please read our Letter to Participants.

  • The MKE Fringe will include artists and artwork from as many domains as possible (ie. theater,dance, music, performance art, painting, sculpting, & mixed media).

What You’ll Get

  • One or two performances in the Milwaukee Fringe Festival.
  • A professional-grade venue with a standard light plot and sound capabilities.
  • Indoor performances will include professional technicians to run tech during your show, a Stage

Manager, Ushers and support staff.

  • A short tech time to set lighting, sound levels and cues.
  • Promotional information on the Fringe and venue for your show.
  • Listings on all official Fringe schedules, website and social media.
  • Distribution of your show’s information to press (when applicable).
  • Artist passes for you and your cast to see other Milwaukee Fringe shows for free.

What You Are Responsible For?

  • Submitting a complete application and paying the submission fee on or before the deadline.
  • Finding/creating your show. This includes actors, performers, musicians, directors.
  • Any payment arrangements for your cast.
  • Acquiring any necessary rights or permissions for your show.
  • Providing costumes, props, set pieces, and cues for your show.
  • Marketing your show! (We work to get people out to the Fringe, but it is your job to grab attention and build your audience.)

Please keep in mind that the Milwaukee Fringe Festival is different than producing your own show.

Your show is part of a greater picture – more than 40 different events in 2 days. We take care of the

venue rental, production staff, scheduling and ticketing. The Fringe schedule and event runs at a fast

pace, and our timeline is compressed. Reasonable requests in other circumstances could be anunrealistic request in the Fringe. There are so many shows and venues within the Fringe. We need youto trust in, and comply with, our guidelines and rules to keep everything running smoothly. We ask you

be professional, on time and prepared for a great weekend!

Companies, directors, and/or shows that do not follow the rules will need to be removed from the

festival. Keep in mind, this may result in the forfeiture of the submission fee, production fee,

performance slots, and other work put towards your Fringe Fest show.


KohlsWildTheater

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 Theater Production Supervisor.

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-May, 2019. Start date is negotiable.

Hours: Approximately 15-25 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 six weeks’ notice.

APPLICATION PROCESS

  1. Email cover letter and resume to Reva Fox, KWT Theater Production Supervisor at revaf@zoosociety.org. In the subject line write “KWT SM Position” by March 19, 2019.
  2. Qualified applicants will be contacted for interviews to be held in April, 2019.

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at the Zoological Society of Milwaukee

 

Kohl’s Wild Theater (KWT) is seeking experienced professional actors to join the KWT acting company. Auditions will be held on Tuesday, March 12th and Tuesday, March 19th. Actors in the KWT Company perform multiple roles in a variety of plays and musicals for young audiences. Experience with musical theater, puppetry, and comedy improv is a plus. For the audition, please prepare one contemporary musical theatre songs (16-32 bar cut) as well as a contemporary one-minute monologues. Additional material will be supplied upon inquiry. An accompanist will be provided.

 

Actors will be considered for the spring/summer season with rehearsals beginning on Tuesday, April 23rd. Different actors will be selected for different start dates based on availability and casting needs.

 

Auditions will be by appointment only. To schedule an appointment, actors should send their headshot and resume to KWT Manager of Artistic Direction, Zach Woods, at zacharyw@zoosociety.org and write “audition” in the subject line.

 

Program Information:

 

Kohl’s Wild Theater is a professional theater for young audiences that is a part of the education department of the Zoological Society of Milwaukee. Using drama, puppetry, and music, KWT teaches lessons on environmental conservation and the importance of caring for animals. KWT performs seven days per week during the summer months at the Milwaukee County Zoo and other venues in the community. During the school year, KWT tours to schools and other community organizations within a one-hour radius of the Zoo.

 

If cast, actors must have most daytimes available for rehearsals and performances. During the school year, most performance shifts occur on the weekdays between 6:30 AM and 4:30 PM. During the summer months, performances occur on weekdays and weekends. Once hired, actors join our part-time staff of professional actors that learn multiple shows and roles in a repertory format. Company members typically work 15-25 hours per week. Rehearsal and performance schedules are typically released four weeks in advance. Starting pay is $12 per hour. Additional benefits include flexible scheduling and professional development workshops.

 

Please visit www.wildtheater.org for more information.


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The Constructivists are currently seeking a Non-Equity Stage Manager for the Midwest Premiere of “To Fall in Love with Anyone, Do This.” Interested persons should send an email with their resume to info@theconstructivists.org. There is a stipend available, and this is a great opportunity to work with the Best New Theatre in Milwaukee (Milwaukee Magazine).

 

Important Dates:

First production/first read-through: Around Monday, February 11, 2019 (Based on Availability)
Rehearsals: Monday, February 11 – Saturday, March 23, 2019
Two designer runs: Dates TBA based on availability
Load in: Sunday, March 24, 2019, time TBA, but likely 12-6pm
Tech: Monday, March 25 (10/12, if possible); Tuesday & Wednesday, March 26, 27, 5-11pm; Thursday, March 28, Final Invited Dress, 5-11pm
Opening Night: Friday, March 29, 7:30pm, 6pm call
Run: Friday, March 29 – Saturday, April 13, 2019, Thursdays – Saturdays at 7:30pm, Sundays at 4pm
Strike: Sunday, April 14, 2019, time TBA

 

More information about The Constructivsts can be found at theconstructivists.org.


jointauditions

Joint auditions for Bard & Bourbon’s

Julius Caesar (drunk) and The Tempest (drunk)

 

Auditions: Monday, January 28th 5:00pm-9:00pm – sign up at https://tinyurl.com/CaesarTempest  to reserve an audition time

Callbacks: Saturday, Feb 2nd 9am-12pm

 

If you attended Milwaukee General Auditions and performed a classical monologue, or have acted for Bard & Bourbon before, you do NOT need to attend initial auditions.  Instead, please email info@bardandbourbon.com to express interest in being considered for callbacks.

 

These productions will incorporate extensive double casting and nontraditional casting.  Actors of all ages, body types, genders, races, and physical abilities are encouraged to audition. Real alcohol will be consumed onstage. Non-drinking roles are available. 

 

Julius Caesar runs March 13-17

The Tempest runs May 22-26

 

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.

 

For more information contact info@bardandbourbon.com

 

To sign up, visit https://tinyurl.com/CaesarTempest


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Summit Players Theatre will be holding auditions for their 2019 summer Shakespeare in the State Parks tour of Romeo and Juliet on February 17th from 9am – 2pm.

We are looking to cast a diverse six member acting company who must be available for weekend and weekday evening rehearsals from mid-May to mid-June, and to tour weekends from June 14 through August 4th.

If you are interested and available, please send a picture and resume (or equivalent information) to maureen@summitplayerstheatre.com

All applicants for this energetic and physically demanding 75 minute production and accompanying workshops must be available for the entirety of the rehearsal and performance schedule.  If called in to audition, you will be contacted with an appointment time and venue location.

Details on audition criteria, rehearsal and performance schedule, and actor stipends can be found on our website:    https://www.summitplayerstheatre.com/opportunities 


AUDITION NOTICE: Hope Summer Rep is looking for Actors in Milwaukee for our 2019 Season. Sign up in link below.

Milwaukee, WI
February 14th 11-5pm

Location
Broadway Theatre Center

Actors
2 Contrasting 1 minute monologues One must be Shakespeare and One must be done w/British Accent.
32 Bars of any Musical Theatre song

*If you play an instrument, please bring it and be prepared to demonstrate skill level. Guitar, Banjo, Bass, Violin and Piano a plus. *Piano provided*

Any questions please email us at HSRTauditions@hope.edu More info on HSRT’s Season at www.hope.edu/hsrthope


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Auditions for THE CURIOUS SAVAGE at Sunset Playhouse, 700 Wall Street, Elm Grove, WI 53122, 262-782-4430 SunsetPlayhouse.com.

 

Monday, January 7 & Tuesday, January 8, 2019 at 7:00 pm

Callbacks: Wednesday, January 9, 2019 (if necessary)

 

We hope to see you at the auditions. All roles are open.

 

THE CURIOUS SAVAGE will be directed by Dustin J. Martin. 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 CURIOUS SAVAGE at SunsetPlayhouse.com.

 

Rehearsals: Monday, January 21 – Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Tech Week is Friday, February 22 – Wednesday, February 27, 2019. You must be available for EVERY technical rehearsal (Friday before Opening through Preview Night) and EVERY performance to be cast in this show.

 

Performances: Thursday, February 28 – Sunday, March 17, 2019

For more information visit SunsetPlayhouse.com


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Audition Notice for Shakespeare in the Park – 10th Anniversary Season

Optimist Theatre is accepting applications to audition for the 10th Anniversary the free Shakespeare in the Park production of The Comedy of Errors directed by ML Cogar and Ron Scot Fry.

Accepting submissions from both Equity and Non-Equity performers. Please email a current headshot and resume to Tom Reed at treed@optimisttheatre.org  for consideration.

Auditions will be January 26, 27, and 28th at Alverno College. Rehearsals begin May 13th. The Comedy of Errors opens June 27th and runs through July 13th for a total of 12 shows. Performances will be at the Peck Pavilion, adjacent to the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts. Optimist Theatre is a Resident Partner of the Marcus Center.

Optimist Theatre encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages to submit for an auditions slot. Under the auspices of Optimist Theatre’s Small Professional Theatre Company contract with Actors’ Equity Association, EMC award points are possible via participation in this production.