Auditions for Failure: A Love Story - Directed by Renee van Nifterik

Failure: a Love Story

Written by Philip Dawkins

Performances: September 20-October 6, 2019

By the end of 1928, all three Fail sisters will be dead -- expiring in reverse order, youngest to oldest, from blunt object to the head, disappearance, and finally consumption. A whimsical group of actors follow the story of Nelly, Jenny June, and Gerty as they live out their lives above the family clock repair shop near the Chicago River, before their time unexpectedly runs out. A magical fable where, in the end, the power of love is far greater than any individual's successes or failures.

CHARACTERS:

Nelly Fail - The youngest. Sweet and beautiful. Age range 18-25
Jenny June Fail - The middlest. Bold and athletic. Age range 20-30
Gertrude Fail - The eldest. Gentle and wise. Age range 25-35
John N. Fail - The brother. Quiet and aloof. Age range 20+
Mortimer Mortimer - The lover. Handsome and romantic. Age range 20-35
PLUS - Any number of actors who will take on a multitude of characters, animals, and objects. Ages 16+

ABOUT THE REHEARSAL PROCESS:
Actors will be cast without regard to racial or ethnic background. I am looking for actors who want to have fun and explore this magical play. We will utilize the movement practices of Michael Chekhov, Rudolf Laban, as well as Viewpoints in our work. I need actors who are committed and will attend rehearsals regularly. This play is my Master's Thesis Creative Project, therefore, if you have a lot of conflicts, please do not audition. 
 
AUDITION PROCESS:
Auditions will consist of cold reading from the script.
You may be asked to sing, IF you sing. But singing is not required. No accompaniment will be provided.
You will be asked to do movement (not dance) so please wear comfortable clothes and closed-toe shoes.
 
WHAT YOU NEED: 
Recent Headshot/Resume, or recent photo if you have one. 
 

AUDITION DATES AND TIMES:

  • Sunday, July 14 @ 7pm
  • Monday, July 15 @ 7pm

IMPORTANT DATES:

  • Performances: September 20-October 6, 2019
  • Tech week begins: September 15, 2019

 

 For more information on auditions, please feel free to contact us.

AUDITIONS: The Wiz

The Wiz

AUDITIONS ANNOUNCED: MARCH 31 and APRIL 1

Performances June 7-30, 2019

Now seeking talent of all ethnicities and levels of experience! Ages 7 and up!

Book by William F. Frown, Music * Lyrics by Charlie Smalls, From the Story "The Winderful Wizard of Oz" by L. Frank Baum

Directed by Alric Davis

It begins on a tumbledown farm in Kansas, but the tornado sets Dorothy and Toto down in a city like Oz. The words are hip and the songs upbeat. After celebrating the demise of the Wicked Witch of the East with the Munchkins, Dorothy departs for the Emerald City with a live yellow brick road. She encounters a cool Scarecrow who wants to join her because he has a feeling he isn't going anywhere; an uptight Tin Man who needs Dorothy's help to hang loose again, and timid Lion who has lost faith in the help he's been getting from an owl. Together they will seek help from the Great Man in the flashy city to make their wishes come true.

Dorothy, a restless Kansas farm girl eager to see more of the world, is transported by a tornado to a magical world of Munchkins, witches, and a yellow brick road. On her way to the Emerald City to meet the Wizard of Oz, who she believes can help her get back home to Kansas, she encounters the Scarecrow, Tin Man, and Cowardly Lion - friends who help her battle the Wicked Witch of the West and eventually learn that there really is “no place like home.”

 
WHAT YOU NEED: 
 
Recent Headshot/Resume 
 
32 Bars (30 seconds) of a R&B, Gospel or Jazz song. (Instrumental backing track on a CD or MP3 is welcomed, as well as acapella auditions.) 
 
Comfortable Clothing for Dance Audition. (Auditioners will learn choreography in general dance call) 

AUDITION DATES AND TIMES:

  • Sunday, March 31 from 5-7:30 pm
  • Monday, April 1 from 7-9:30 pm
  • Callback Information TBA

IMPORTANT DATES:

  • Performances: June 7-30, 2019
  • Tech week begins: June 2, 2019

 

 For more information on auditions, please feel free to contact us.

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