Auditions Coming Up!

auditionsSeveral theatres are holding auditions soon:

Dreamwell’s Dead Man’s Cell Phone (Oct 22 and 24)
ICCT’s As You Like It (Nov 5-6)
Giving Tree’s Father of the Bride (Nov 6)

Check out the details below.

Dreamwell will hold auditions for it’s upcoming production of Dead Man’s Cell Phone, by Sarah Ruhl, directed by Brian Tanner, on October 22nd from 1-4pm and October 24 from 6:00-8:30 at the Coralville Public Library. Performance dates will be December 9,10, 16 & 17. Scripts are on reserve at the Coralville and Iowa City Public Libraries.

Synopsis:
An incessantly ringing cell phone in a quiet café. A stranger at the next table who has had enough. And a dead man—with a lot of loose ends. So begins Dead Man’s Cell Phone, a wildly imaginative new comedy by MacArthur “Genius” Grant recipient and Pulitzer Prize finalist, Sarah Ruhl, author of The Clean House and Eurydice. A work about how we memorialize the dead—and how that remembering changes us—it is the odyssey of a woman forced to confront her own assumptions about morality, redemption, and the need to connect in a technologically obsessed world. -Samuel French

Characters:
JEAN – a woman
GORDON – a dead man
MRS. GOTTLIEB – Gordon’s mother
HERMIA – Gordon’s Widow
DWIGHT – Gordon’s brother
THE OTHER WOMAN/THE STRANGER – has an accent

Character ages may be flexible, but certain relationships will need to be maintained.

Actors will be asked to read selected scene(s) from the script. Monologue preparation is not necessary.

Queries can be sent to brian@dreamwell.com

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Father of the Bride is a timeless, heartwarming, and hysterically funny tale that appeals directly to the lighter side of life. (PG, Classic Comedy, Performances Jan 6-22, 2017)

Open auditions for all roles to be held on Sunday November 6th at 7pm. This is a HUGE (for Giving Tree) cast that will have fantastic opportunities for actors aged 15 and up. We need plenty of adults, character actors, and folks who want to have a great time putting on a great classic family comedy! Come prepared to read from the script and have fun! Note: All roles are open to all ethnicities!

Directed by Richie Akers // Assistant Directed by Hannah Spina

CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS: (Note, ages are what the actor can play, not actual age… and nothing is set in stone! )

Mr. Banks (Lead): Male, 40-59 – Husband to Mrs. Banks, father to Kay, Ben, and Tommy Banks; loving, but set in his ways, we sympathize with him as a father.

Mrs. Banks (Lead): Female, 40-55 – Wife to Mr. Banks, mother to Kay, Ben, and Tommy Banks excited for her daughter, Kay’s impending nuptials; great ability to keep the peace in the household.

Kay Banks (Lead): Female, 20-29 – Only daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Banks, engaged to Buckley Dunstan; longing to be seen as an adult, she still has some growing up to do. Seemingly sweet, innocent and very endearing.

Buckley Dunstan (Supporting): Male, 20-30 – Fiancée to Kay Banks. Smart, very much in love but a bit naive to the realities of the world.

Ben Banks (Supporting): Male, 18-19 Oldest son to Mr. and Mrs. Banks, boyfriend of
Peggy Swift; likes to instigate with younger brother Tommy.

Tommy Banks (Supporting): Male, 15-16 – Youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Banks, best friend to Buzz Taylor; fun-loving, instigator.

Delilah (Supporting): Female, 30-40 – Maid to family provides comedic relief; a bit lazy; often heard complaining about what is and isn’t part of her job.

Miss Bellamy (Supporting): Female, 25-45 – Secretary to Mr. Banks, in charge of managing the guest list, overwhelmed experiences nervous breakdown.

Peggy Swift (Supporting): Female, 18-19 – Girlfriend to Ben Banks.

Buzz Taylor (Supporting): Male, 15-16 – Best friend to Tommy Banks.

Mr. Massoula (Supporting): Males & Females, 30-55 – Caterer/wedding planner, extravagant and flamboyant; may be cast as a female.

Joe (Supporting): Male, 25-35 – Assistant to Mr. Massoula.

Mrs. Pulitzki (Supporting): Female, 50-70 – Wedding dress tailor; a perfectionist.

Several Additional Speaking Roles (Double casting is possible for some!) Ages 18-70

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Iowa City Community Theatre is holding open auditions for As You Like It by William Shakespeare and directed by Jen Brown at the Iowa City Public Library (123 S Linn St, Iowa City, IA 52240) on Saturday, November 5th from 5:00 – 8:00 PM and Sunday, November 6th from 2:00 – 6:00 PM. Auditions will be held in meeting room E (2nd floor), on both dates. Call backs will take place on Monday, November 7 at 6:30 PM at the ICPL (Meeting Room C).

ABOUT THE SHOW:
Shakespeare’s classic comedy in which royal cousins Rosalind and Celia trade the dangers of court life for a romp in the woods. While ‘the simple life’ might be more complicated than they expected, neither would trade the life they find in the Forest of Arden for all the titles and tiaras in the duchy. COMEDY.

AUDITION PROCESS:
No prepared material is necessary. Sides from the script will be provided at the audition. Actors of all types will be considered for every role.

CHARACTERS:
Rosalind—female, 18—30 the strong-willed daughter of the exiled Duke, disguises herself as the boy ‘Ganymede’ to flee into the Forest

Celia—female, 18—30 the daughter of Duke Frederick, loyal cousin of Rosalind

Duke Frederick—male, 40—65 the younger brother of Duke Senior, forced him into exile before banishing Rosalind, too

Duke Senior—male, 40—65 the rightful Duke, lives peacefully in the Forest of Arden

Touchtone—male, any age the Duke’s clown, follows Rosalind & Celia into exile

Jaques—male, any age Duke Senior’s melancholy advisor in the Forest

Orlando de Bois—male, 18—35 the hot-blooded youngest son of Sir Roland, in love with Rosalin

Oliver de Bois—male, 25—40 the jealous oldest son of Sir Roland, plots to have Orlando killed

Phebe—female, 18—35 a shepherdess in the Forest of Arden, in love with ‘Ganymede’

Silvius—male, 18—35 a shepherd in the Forest of Arden, in love with Phebe

Audrey—female, any age a shepherdess in the Forest of Arden

And various courtiers, servants, and shepherds, played by the ensemble

REHEARSALS AND PERFORMANCES:
Rehearsals will begin on Saturday, November 12th. Performances run January 20th – 29th, 2017. Friday and Saturday shows begin at 7:30pm, Sunday shows begin at 2:00pm. Actors will be required to attend all technical and dress rehearsals beginning Sunday, January 15th and continuing through the week.

Questions? Kindly email auditions@iowacitycommunitytheatre.com.

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