Category: Auditions

Audition Announcement: King Lear

Audition Announcement: King Lear

Director: Steve Heise
Assitant Director: Jennifer Whitaker
Stage Manager: WE ARE LOOKING
Auditions will be held on:
July 14th, Saturday, 3-6pm, Room 214 Monroe County Public Library
July 15th, Sunday, 12:30-4:30pm, Auditorium Monroe County Public Library
*If you can’t make these days, please email  MCCTLear@gmail.com

We will have sides available and may ask you to read several. We may also ask that you read against different actors for different roles. No prepared materials necessary.

Be sure to have an idea of your conflicts, both recurring and single instance, for the period of August 5th, 2018 to October 21st, 2018.
Performances will be from October 12th to October 21st, 2018 at the Rose Firebay, locate in The Ivy Tech Waldron Arts Center.
Audition Announcement: Men and Women Needed for Uncertainty (Or, Imprecision)

Audition Announcement: Men and Women Needed for Uncertainty (Or, Imprecision)

What’s the play about?

Uncertainty (or Imprecision) by Nicholas Krohn, is a new comedic play about three friends who meet at a bar on the same night to provide moral support for each other as they embark on their respective online dating prospects for the evening.  Along for the ride, is the bartender supplying the trio with plenty of liquid courage, as well as two well-known (and completely out of their respective dimensions) scientists supplying plenty of terrible advice for the trio of friends as they embark on their first physical meeting with the people they have been chatting with online.  The dates themselves prove to be one disaster after another in this bizarre and madcap comedy that proves once and for all that dating is the worst, but we all may as well laugh about it.

Who are the characters?

  • Stan:  Owner of the bar called ‘Uncertainty’ where our story takes Place (This role has already been cast)
  • Professor Stephen Hawking: Male 30-60   Physicists have come to learn that all things that could have happened, actually did in a different dimension.  Taking this into consideration, this Stephen Hawking is actually middle-aged, well dressed, and wholly without a neuro-muscular disease.
  • Dr. Werner Heisenberg:  In this dimension, Heisenberg is actually a woman. (This Role has already been cast)
  • Eric:  Male Late20’s to Late 30’s. Fancies himself to be an amateur magician, if he could only get that basic card trick to actually work
  • Allison:  Female Late 20’s to Late 30’s. Confident, sexy, and a lesbian
  • Stacy: Female Late 20’s to Late 30’s. Conservative and sweet and just wants to settle down and be married already
  • Mitchell: Male Late 20’s to Late 30’s. Stacy’s date.  He does not go by ‘Mitch’ and he wears an excess of hair product and has some interesting and unexpected kinks in spite of being rather uptight.
  • Swan:  Male, any age. Allison’s date.  Purportedly is the ‘Indiana Jones of Gynecology’, but really just turns out to be a dude named Kurt Schwarzenheimer.
  • Debra:  Female, Late 20’s to Late 30’s. Eric’s date.  She is a complete woman of mystery…..because she goes through the date with a bag on her head and a purse with roughly 23 cans of mace attached to it.

What are the Show Dates?

 September 9th, 10th, 11th

 

When and Where are the Auditions?

Auditions will be held at the Monroe County Public Library over the course of two days:

June 16th 11am-2pm in meeting room 2A

June 17th 12pm-2pm in meeting room 1C

Contact Emily McGee at Emily.solt.mcgee@gmail.com to set up an audition appointment or with any questions you may have regarding the production.

What do I prepare for the Audition?

You will need to prepare three things for this audition.

  1. Please prepare the sides for the characters that you are interested in. Please also know that the director may ask you to read sides for other characters, so you may want to look over all the sides.
  2. Please prepare to tell a story of the worst date you have ever been on in two minutes or less.
  3. Please bring a resume and headshot if you have them. If you do not, no worries!  There will be forms to fill out at the audition and we will take a picture of you there if needed!

STEPHEN HAWKING

ALLISON’S SIDES

STACY and MITCHELL SIDES

SWAN SIDE

ERIC and DEBRA

 

AUDITIONS for A Queen Cabaret

AUDITIONS for A Queen Cabaret

A musical theater cabaret-style production of songs by Freddie Mercury and Queen

Directed by Katelin Hope Vesely

WhereMonroe County Public Library

When: Saturday March 24th, 11 am-2 pm and Sunday March 25th, 3 pm-6 pm

Private auditions can be set by appointment

This will be a benefit for 3 different nonprofits, in 3 different locations, on June 29th, 30th, and July 1st at 7 pm

Rehearsals will be at Sherwood Oaks Christian Church, and private locations

SEEKING ALL AGES (A CHILDRENS’ COMPONENT WILL BE INVOLVED)

Drummers, Lead/Rhythm/Bass Guitarists, Keyboardists

Lead/Harmony/Choral Vocalists

Tech crew, Props and Costume/Makeup Support

PREPARATION SONGS

Killer Queen, Radio Ga Ga, Somebody To Love, Don’t Stop Me Now, We Will Rock You

We will have karaoke tracks for you to practice with, and a few instruments. Feel free to bring your own tracks to audition with, and your own instruments!

Email katelinhopevesely@gmail.com for questions or to set an appointment!

 

AUDITION ANNOUNCEMENT: When You Comin’ Back, Red Ryder?

AUDITION ANNOUNCEMENT: When You Comin’ Back, Red Ryder?

Auditions for our first show of 2018 have just been announced!

When you Comin’ Back, Red Ryder?

This classic script is written by Mark Medoff and is about a crazed Vietnam vet who holds a Texas Roadside Diner hostage. Learn more about the show here.
Auditions:
Saturday, January 20, 2018 | 1:00pm -3:00pm | Monroe County Public Library Auditorium
Sunday, January 21, 2018 | 1:00pm-3:00pm | Monroe Count Public Library Meeting Room 1B
A 1-3 minute dramatic monologue is preferred, but sides will be provided. You can sign up for an audition time by Contacting James.
Characters:
  • Stephen Red Ryder, Early to mid-20s
  • Angel Childress, Early to mid 20s
  • Tommy Clark, Late 40s to early 60s
  • Lyle Striker, Mid 50s to early 60s
  • Clarisse Etheridge, Late 20’s to early 30s
  • Richard Etheridge, Late 20s to early 30s
  • Teddy, early to late 20s
  • Cheryl, Early 20s
This show will run in early April (exact date to be decided); and will be directed by I. James Torry. Audition questions? Contact James.
AUDITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Director’s Symposium XVIII

AUDITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Director’s Symposium XVIII

Auditions for MCCT’s Director’s Symposium XVIII are set!

Auditions for original one acts will be held from 2 – 5pm on Saturday, October 14th in Meeting Room 1B of the Monroe County Public Library. All ages and experience levels are welcome! Performances will be in the evening December 1-2 with a matinee on December 3rd.

Anyone interested in backstage work should arrive between 11:30am – 1:30pm on Saturday, October 14th in Meeting Room 1B of the Monroe County Public Library. MCCT is looking for artists interested in working on musical pieces, writing, managing, and/or fundraising!

The Director’s Symposium XVIII will benefit Middle Way House‘s transitional housing program “The Rise“.

For more information, please contact Jen at mcctsymposium2017@gmail.com.

AUDITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Tom Stoppard’s Travesties

AUDITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Tom Stoppard’s Travesties

MCCT’s winter production: Tom Stoppard’s Travesties will be holding auditions in the Monroe County Public Library:

August 4th from 2-5pm, Meeting Room 1C
& August 5th from 2-5pm, Monroe County Public Library Auditorium

Available roles are:

Henry Carr-male, early 20s
Tristan Tzara- male, early 20s
James Joyce- male, mid-late 30s
Lenin- male, late 40s
Bennett- male, any age
Gwendolen- female, late teens-early 20s
Old Cecily- female, early 70s (Note: this is a cameo role. The character appears only in the final scene)

No prepared monologues necessary. Sides will be available. Headshot and resume helpful, but not required.

Rehearsals will start approximately one week after auditions. Show dates will be in late October-early November.

Come join us for another great show experience!

AUDITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Neil Simon’s The Odd Couple (female version)

AUDITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Neil Simon’s The Odd Couple (female version)

MCCT is holding auditions for Neil Simon’s The Odd Couple (female version).
Auditions will be held at the Monroe County Public Library in the Auditorium:
Saturday July 8th, 12pm – 3pm
Sunday July 9th, 1:30pm – 4:30pm
Actors should come prepared with a 2-3 minute comedic monologue. Resumes and headshots will be accepted, but are not required.
The roles of Olive & Florence have already been cast.
MCCT is also looking for those interested in stage work, lighting design, sound design, costume design, etc.
For more information, please email mcctoddcouple@gmail.com.
AUDITION ANNOUNCEMENT: William Shakespeare’s As You Like It

AUDITION ANNOUNCEMENT: William Shakespeare’s As You Like It

Auditions for MCCT’s Shakespeare in the Park production of ‘As You Like It’ are set!!
 Saturday April 8 from 10:00am to 12:00pm at the Monroe County Public Library, Room 1C.
Saturday April 15 from 3:00 pmto 5:30pm at the Monroe County Public Library, Room 214.

Prepared speeches are welcome, but not required.
Priority on April 8 will be given to IU students to accommodate ‘The Drowsy Chaperone.’
Rehearsals will start at 3rd Street Park on Monday, April 24, and will be Monday through Thursday evenings.
Performance dates are Thursday June 1 through Sunday June 4 (matinee).
MCCT is devoted to community inclusion and we will work with first-timers, limited scheduling, and all ages.
Children for the flock of sheep will always be released by 8 p.m.
Choir singing is important in this production, with simple songs meant to create the mood for a pleasant day in the park.
Shakespeare’s female roles are always limited, so casting will be open-gender except for Rosalind, Celia, and Orlando.
Some roles will require rehearsals beyond evenings on the stage. These will be in sessions up to two hours long, independently scheduled, by May 7. The Duke and Jacques will have two sessions. Celia, Orlando, and Touchstone will have three. Rosalind is an enormous part, with 1/4 of the lines in the play and is a serious commitment; six extra sessions will need to be scheduled for her.
For more information, please email the director Steve at: mcctasyoulikeit@gmail.com.
Please allow 24 hours for us to check and respond to emails.
AUDITION ANNOUNCEMENT: The Trojan Women

AUDITION ANNOUNCEMENT: The Trojan Women

Auditions for Sartre’s adaptation of Euripides’ The Trojan Women (directed by Jennifer Whitaker) will be held on Sunday December 11th from 2-4 and Saturday December 17th from 2-5 at the Monroe County Public Library.

Auditions on the 11th will be in Meeting Room 214. Auditions on the 17th will be in Meeting Room 1C.  You must be 21 or older to audition.

No need to prepare a monologue as sides from the script will be provided. For chorus roles, please prepare a short acapella singing piece. Also, if you play an instrument, in particular flute or percussion, please let us know during auditions. We will be composing original music for the chorus and playing it live during the show.

Rehearsals will begin with table reading on January 28th with performances on March 30th and 31st & April 1st and 2nd 2017 at Blockhouse Bloomington.

If you are interested in crew, primarily stage management & set and costume design and construction, please come to one of the auditions to meet with the director Jennifer Whitaker.

Warning: this show is a very dark tragedy, dealing with disturbing themes and imagery including war and sexual assault. Adult language & violence warnings as well. No one under 21 will be cast or admitted to performances

Also, please note that the roles of Cassandra, Menelaus, Poseidon and Talythybios have already been cast.

Roles Available:

Athena, Goddess of War and Wisdom – Female, age range late 30’s – early 50’s

Hecuba, Queen of Troy – Female, age range mid 50’s to early 70’s

Andromache, widowed Princess of Troy – Female, age range late 20’s to late 30’s

Helen of Troy – Female, age range early to late 20’s

Odune, leader of the Chorus – Femalel, age range late 30’s to early 60’s

Female Chorus (11 roles) – all age ranges (over 21)

Come out and join us for the first show of the 2017 season!