Friday, April 17, 2009
Non required (Principle)
4/27/2009 in New York, NY
Walt Disney World — OPEN Auditions / Singers
Walt Disney WorldOrlando, FL
Non-required Principal Disneyworld
Seeking: Singers: Seeking ethnically diverse male and female vocalists for FESTIVAL OF THE LION KING
4/27/2009 in Atlanta, GA
COTTON PATCH GOSPEL — EPAs By Appointment
Theatrical OutfitAtlanta, GA
Seeking: Equity singers and singer/musicians .
Non required Principal
5/9/2009 in New York, NY
DREAMGIRLS - OPEN Auditions
Vienna Waits Productions LLC, John BreglioNew York, NY
Non-required Principal Production (League)
Seeking: For the US Tour: Effie, Deena, Lorrell and Michelle: African American women, 20s
Required principal or chorus
5/16/2009 in Cumberland, MD
FIDDLER ON THE ROOF — Equity Performer Auditions
Cumberland TheatreCumberland, MD
Seeking: Equity Performers (Principal/Chorus). At least two Equity principles.
Florida State University
Florida State University/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training is a three-year graduate program culminating in a Master of Fine Arts degree through the Florida State University School of Theatre.
Requirements and admissions
Annually, the Conservatory auditions over 1,000 actors in four locations nationwide from which a maximum of 12 students are chosen.
The Asolo Repertory Theatre and Florida State University together fund the second year students study in London. Every student graduates with Equity eligibility, through work with the Asolo Repertory Theatre, as understudies in their first year, and as associate members of the acting company in their third year.
University of Florida
Admission to the Master of Fine Arts Theatre degree program is based on artistry and scholarship.
Requirements and admissions
Placement in the program will be determined through audition/portfolio review, academic credentials, diagnostic testing, and personal interview. Candidates for admission should have adequate training in theatre. Deficiencies may be corrected before beginning graduate study.
Actors and designers normally submit an application after a conditional offer of admission has been extended or upon request by the design or acting area faculty. Although there is not an official application deadline, admission decisions for the fall semesters are generally made between February and April.
The University of Florida's School of Theatre and Dance has an international faculty of 21 full-time and 11 guest or adjunct professors , who are recognized artists and researchers in their own right, and a staff of 10, including full time and part-time professionals.
California Institute of the arts
The three-year MFA Acting Program is designed for advanced student actors who are adventuresome, imaginative, and highly motivated. The admissions process is very competitive. The program’s curriculum focuses on all facets of each actor’s art and technique. It also strives to question commonly held assumptions about theater while exploring new possibilities.
This program accepts students only at the BFA1 (first-year undergraduate) and MFA1 (first-year graduate) levels. Acting student selections are based on the live audition only. Applicants are not required to submit a portfolio. Received acting portfolios will not be viewed or returned. The following is required for the live audition:
• Applicants must present two monologues (no longer than two minutes each) of contrasting nature. Choose one from Shakespeare. Faculty, however, may choose to see only one of the two. You should also prepare a third monologue to present at the faculty’s request.
• Applicants must bring a résumé and a recent photograph, preferably a headshot, to the audition.
Completion of an undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited institution is required for admission to the MFA and MA degree programs at CalArts.
CalArts is committed to providing a well-rounded education for students. Through our Curating Your Own Life: Transitioning to a Career after CalArts program, students are exposed to a range of careers in the arts; opportunities to participate in career-related courses and internships; consultations with guest artists to gain familiarity with entrepreneurial approaches to their own work; and a Third Year Experience featuring career mentoring for all students.
Brevard Community College
Faculty - Fine and Applied Arts - Theatre and Dance
Open Until Filled
$40,000 USD Per Year
Brevard Community College is currently seeking applications for the full-time position of Theatre Instructor on the Cocoa Campus in Cocoa, Florida. The starting date for this position is August 2009.
The minimum qualifications for the position include:* Master's degree in Theatre from a regionally-accredited institution* OR Master's degree from a regionally-accredited institution with 18 graduate semester hours in Theatre* Educational and professional acting and directing experience is required* Experienced directing musical theatre* Knowledge of stagecraft, technical theatre, and appropriate technology is desired* Demonstrated commitment to diversity* Official transcripts of all collegiate work will be required to be considered beyond the application phase*
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF THEATRE - Tahlequah, OK
Northeastern State University invites applications for the full-time tenure track position of Assistant Professor of Theatre. Master's degree required, MFA preferred. NSU theatre faculty members are responsible for directing, teaching a minimum of 12 hours each semester, recruitment, academic advisement of theatre majors, supervision of students in production shops, and occasional production design. Courses include Theatre Appreciation, Film Appreciation, and other theatre courses appropriate to credentials. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Friday, March 20, 2009
1. The Sugary House.
producer: Steinar Thorsen
premiered November 30, 2006
Actors: Siri A. Kristensen, Julie G. Howden, Andreas Holt, Camilla Svingen, Mauricio Taipe, Frøydis Flotve.
Script: Viktorija Rudytė, Steinar Thorsen
Posted picture caption. "Modern Puppet Theatre performance about youth and the drug addicts."
What makes this production unconventional is the use of the puppets, or masks. They are in my opinion really scary and i would not believe that this would be used to show children I do however like how they have used something out of the ordinary to show kids something. it is a way to keep their attention. a way to make them go home and talk about what they just witnessed.
2. Jollyship the Whiz bang
Producers: playwright Nick Jones and composer Raja Azar.
Played through summer 2008
Actors: Keith Fredrickson on lead guitar, Dan Kutcher on bass, Nick Jones on lead vocals, rhythm guitar, and puppets, Mr. Skeevy on keyboards, accordion, and puppets, Jesse Wallace on drums, Julie Lake and Steven Boyer on backing vocals and lead puppets, and Kris Anton doing video design and giving technical support.
Posted picture caption: The lead puppets with a guitarist.
This is very unconventional to me because of the use of puppets as cast members. Unlike the last production where the actors were the puppets. These shows are not really serious, they are made more for the laugh, but come across well with the audience. The show also follows a storyline so it has 10 series, or mini shows that tell the story. where usually you would watch one full production of a show.
directed by Ike Schambelan
Cast: All Blind; GEORGE ASHIOTIS, MELANIE BOLAND, PAMELA SABAUGH,NICHOLAS VISELLI
This theatre company is very interesting to me. being that all of the actors are blind it intrigues me to know how rehearsals must go. I would definately be one to appreciate a show more when i found out that people that cannnot even see are putting these shows on. people that can see already have enough problems. I think it shows courage to do something like this. And this i would think that maybe people could be a little uncomfortable at first. but would soon realize the talent.
Posted photo caption. The starts of Quartet.
Sunday, March 8, 2009
The Bus Stop
What: 1983 comedy by Gao Xingjian
Where: Theatre HAN
Who: Joe Alberta Lima, Ray Chao, Hank H. Kim.
When: April 1, 2009
2. Naked Broadway
What: Tony award winning play by Peter Shaffer
Where: Broadhurst theatre
Who: Daniel Radcliffe, Kate Mulgrew, Anna Camp
When: December - february 2009
what: The full Monty
Where:Eugene O'neill Theatre
Who: John Ellison Conlee, Nicholas Cutro, Jason Danieley, Lisa Datz
When: oct 26, 2000- 2002
This show was too hot to handle because of the character that did end of being homosexual. People you would feel are more open to homosexuality but proved that they weren't when issues came about.
5. Raided or closed
What: Naked Boys Singing
Where: Milwaukee Gay rights center
What: Final Push
Who:James Jemwa, actors Sylvanos Mudzvova and Anthony Tongani
When: September 23, 2007
What: Spinning Into Butter
Where: Layola's Marquette Theatre
Who: Loyola's Department of theatre and Dance
When: Nov. 7-9 2008
Sunday, February 15, 2009
Project 2 Option 2
Angels in America
1. pre- 1993 San Fransisco
Angels in America is a landmark not just among AIDS plays or gay dramas but in American theater -- partly because Kushner has the audacity to equate gay concerns with the fate of this country. And although it's only his third produced play (following The Illusion and A Bright Room Called Day), Angels in America establishes the 34-year-old Kushner as the most important American playwright to emerge since David Mamet --
- This critic believes that this play is very important to societyin the days of the aids epidemic. He goes on to tell about the highs of the play through its entirety. He thinks very highly of Kushner making sure to pint out his age, and comment on his other works.
2. Original Broadway Review (since 1993)
"Angels in America" speaks so powerfully because something far larger and more urgent than the future of the theater is at stake. It really is history that Mr. Kushner intends to crack open. He sends his haunting messenger, a spindly, abandoned gay man with a heroic spirit and a ravaged body, deep into the audience's heart to ask just who we are and just what, as the plague continues and the millennium approaches, we intend this country to become.
- The critic from this review believes that this script is extremely powerful. He believes that this play definately causes the audience to think. He thinks that the message is haunting, but in a good way. The play makes the audience see things in a new light, they take something very important from the words.
3. Non NYC since 1993
Trying to describe this two-part, two-evening work brings to mind the fable of the blind men and the elephant -- each one finds something different. "Angels" is love story, diatribe on politics, plea for understanding of religious and sexual differences, exploration of race relations, paean to immigrant ancestors, and global overview of life's meaning. Frank language and explicit content are balanced with beautifully crafted poetry and touching emotional revelations. Kushner also finds an astonishing amount of humor in these serious realms.
- This critic enjoys the fact that Kushner finds humor in all of the seriousness. He speaks on the high points and low points of the production. and credits the actors for their performances, believing that they did well in bringing the characters to life.
4. University Review (anytime)
The most disappointing part of the production is the opening....but because Davis has caught her cast, and us, such a beauty of a play, minor perplexities don't matter.
- This critic likes the play but has a few probems here and there. They do not fancy the beginning but the rest of the play is really good to them . They really enjoy the casting becasue they make sure to talk in length about each character. They advise everyone to see the play. They speak highly of all aspects of the production.
5. HBO mini series (2003 film version)
Angels is many things at once: a drama about loneliness and family, biological and chosen; a story that shines light on all the dark places in the human heart; an offbeat comedy; a story about sexual/racial/religious/ethnic/political identity; one about life in the Reagan era; about friendship, cowardice, and guilt; a story about living with—and dying from—AIDS. Not just from HIV, but also from the ripples of heartbreak it sends out. The whole thing is a smorgasbord for dramaturges and analytical minds. What's remarkable, though, is that even if you managed to remain ignorant of all of the above interpretations, the story itself, taken at face value, is riveting.
- You can tell by reading tht this critic thinks very highly of this film. She praises the directors for what she believes was a great job, taking this beautiful production into a made for TV movie. She believes that all of the emotion was there. And that they kept all of the most important elements of the story in the plot while remaining in a time slot.
Sunday, February 1, 2009
Trouble in mind
"The "rehearsal play" format has a self-reflexive quality that will please postmodernists who like watching theater about theater. "
"Alice Childress' play-within-a-play"
"Carlo Goldoni's eighteenth century comedy"
"lively operatic comedy."
"Judges, save that "best in show" ribbon for this musical. "
"An all-new musical canine comedy from the creators of Chaps!"
Pride and Prejudic
Fire on the bayou
I just stopped by to see the man
"an extremely atmospheric, well-constructed play."
"touching and often brilliant drama "
The cherry Orchard
"Stanislavski insisted on directing the play as a tragedy."
"Chekhov regarded this play as a comedy, and, indeed, it is, although there are certainly elements of farce and tragedy as well."
CYRANO DE BERGERAC
By Edmond Rostand
"Cyrano de Bergerac is a drama"
"An Heroic Comedy"
By John Patrick Shanley
"While this is a serious drama about complicated human and social issues, it's also very funny and entertaining"
"this Pulitzer Prize- and Tony-winning drama"
THE NORMAN CONQUESTS
By Alan Ayckbourn
"While the plays are comedies they also have small tragedies very close to the surface."
"This brilliant comic trilogy details the amorous exploits of Norman."
GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS
By David Mamet
"Real estate salesmen face a fiercely competitive battle in this gritty, contemporary masterpiece"
"Crackling tension ... ferocious comedy and drama."
THE NIGHT IS A CHILD
By Charles Randolph-Wright
"This glorious new drama takes you on a journey of discovery, forgiveness and understanding in the land of the Samba."
"Charles Randolph-Wright's new drama."
Based on the novel by Wilkie Collins • Adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher
"Armadale: A Drama in Three Acts"
Friday, January 23, 2009
by Jason Grote Directed by Rebecca Holderness
"We're trapped in this grand narrative."
“1001” is primarily a drama, and it starts out with the epic “The Arabian Nights,”
ARMS AND THE MAN
By George Bernard Shaw Directed by Michelle Lopez-Rios
"An Anti-Romantic Comedy."
"The play is a comic love story"
By Sophocles Directed by Tony Horne
" the domestic tragedy of the man and his mother-wife"
"a highly graceful use of an unavoidable element in classical tragedy"
Book and Lyrics by Gerome Ragni and James Rado Music by Galt MacDermot Produced for the Broadway Stage by Michael Butler Originally Produced by the New York Shakespeare Festival
Theatre Directed by Bill Watson.
"It is a rock musical so if that is your type of music this might be a great bit of entertainment."
“Hair” (1968) made Broadway history as the first rock musical, initially running over 4 years with a slew of chart-topping hit songs."
SIX CHARACTERS IN SEARCH OF AN AUTHOR
By Luigi Pirandello Directed by Jim Tasse
"The play is a satirical tragicomedy."
By Sally NemethDirected by Raeleen McMillion
"Sally Nemeth aptly illustrates in her bittersweet drama Mill Fire."
ACCIDENTAL DEATH OF AN ANARCHIST
By Dario Fo Directed by Rebecca Holderness
“a heady, hilarious farce…red-hot and sidesplitting!”