OPEN LOCAL EQUITY & NON-EQUITY AUDITIONS

for VALLEY SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL’S ANNIVERSARY 2017 SEASON

 

Thornton Wilder’s Our Town (Community Event. Weekday Evenings and Daytime Weekend Rehearsals).

The Comedy of Errors (Touring Production Non-AEA ONLY).

Twelfth Night (AEA and Non-AEA).

 

ALL roles open (unless noted).  Paid positions.  Equity points offered for Twelfth Night.

 

Local CT AEA/Non-AEA Auditions Saturday, March 11th  (AEA members may call or e-mail vsfcasting@gmail.com to request an appointment)

TIME: 8:30 AM- 3:30 PM

PLACE: Shelton Community Center, 41 Church Street Shelton, CT

Please prepare two contrasting 1-2 minute Shakespeare monologues.  If you play guitar, or an instrument please bring it and have a 16 bar selection ready. Please be familiar with the shows you are auditioning for, as you may be asked to stay and read from the script after you have auditioned. 

Also, please bring a picture/resume stapled together.

For more information or questions please call us at 203.513.9446.

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Production Details

The Comedy of Errors  (Non-Equity Tour $200 for Rehearsal week/ $65 per performance. Housing/Travel for out-of-state performers.)

Rehearsals run in CT: Monday, April 17-Sat., April 22nd 9am-5pm

Tour: Runs April 24th-May 12th with daytime performances. (Tour Schedule being finalized)

Actors need to be ready for movement, and strong physical comedy.   6 cast members. 4 males, 2 females.

Every actor has hired will share ASM duties, should be able to lift up to 25lbs and should be comfortable leading a 45 min. workshop with students, teachers and adults before selected performances.

The Duke/Dromio of Syracuse (M) -- SIDES HERE

Luciana/Aegeon/Angelo/Pinch (F) -- SIDES HERE

Antipholus of Syracuse/Officer (M) -- SIDES HERE

Antipholus of Ephesus/Merchant (M) -- SIDES HERE

Dromio of Ephesus/Courtesan/Aemilia (M) -- SIDES HERE

Adriana/Merchant (F) -- SIDES HERE

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Twelfth Night SPT Tier II contract pending (minimum $285/wk).

Rehearsal: Monday, June 26th through Saturday, July 8th Mon-Sat. 9am-5pm

Tech Rehearsal: Tues. July 11th through Wends. July 12th

Outdoor Performances Thurs. July 13th-Sun. July 16th at 8pm (4 performances)

Outdoor free production to the community.  Many characters will be doubled, actor’s must have strong characterization through the text.  Seeking singers who play instruments and compose.

Male/Female actors and actress from ages 16-50 needed.

Duke Orsino -- SIDES HERE

Sea-Captain/Pastor/Fabian -- SIDES HERE

Antonio/Valentine -- SIDES HERE

Sir Toby Belch -- SIDES HERE

Viola -- SIDES HERE

Malvolio -- SIDES HERE

Sir Andrew Aguecheek -- SIDES HERE

Maria -- SIDES HERE

Feste -- SIDES HERE

Olivia -- SIDES HERE

Sebastian -- SIDES HERE

 

Our Town

SPECIAL ONE NIGHT STAGED READING PERFORMANCE (non-paid, but transportation and housing will be provided for out-of-town performance).

Rehearsals: April 24th through Monday, May 1st (weekday evenings 7pm-10pm, weekends 9am-3:30pm).

Performance: Tuesday, May 2nd starting at 7pm.

***NOTE MANDATORY FOR ALL CAST: Sat. April 28th through Tuesday, May 2nd!***

Valley Shakespeare Festival presents a benefit reading of “Our Town” taking place in three very historic spots of the Lower-Naugatuck Valley.  A mix of locals and professionals will work together to bring this story about the human experience to life.  Seeking ADULTS and CHILDREN Ages 11 up.

Stage Manager (this role is CAST.)

ADULTS

The Gibbs Family

Dr. Gibbs

Mrs. Gibbs

George Gibbs

Rebecca Gibbs (child)

The Webb Family

Mr. Webb

Mrs. Webb

Emily Webb

Wally Webb (child)

Townspeople

Joe Crowell, Jr. (child)

Professor Willard/Man among the Dead

Mrs. Soams/Woman Among the Dead

Constable Warren

Sam Craig

Joe Stoddard

Simon Stimson

Si Crowell