Auditions

The Williamston Theatre Announces General Auditions for its 2019-2020 Season.

WHEN
Sunday, March 31, 2019: 5pm – 9pm
Monday, April 1, 2019: 10am – 3pm
By appointment only.

WHAT TO PREPARE
Two contrasting, contemporary monologues with a combined total time of no more than 3 minutes. Headshot and resume.

TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT
Call 517-655-7469, starting Tuesday, March 12th: Tuesdays – Fridays from 12-5:30pm.

We will be looking for approximately 15 actors Equity and non-Equity (male and female actors 18 and over) for our 2019-2020 Season. Production information is listed below and includes rehearsal and performance dates, and character breakdown. We will be doing 6 shows with runs ranging from 5-6 weeks. Our season runs September 2019 – August 2020. (Titles and dates subject to change).

TBA
1st Reh: 9/10/19.  Runs Oct. 3 – Nov. 3, 2019
2-4 actors

A Christmas Carol: The Radio Show by David Albert
1st Reh: 10/29/19.  Runs Nov. 21 – Dec. 22, 2019
Already cast.

900 Miles to International Falls by Annie Martin
1st Reh: 12/30/19.  Runs Jan. 30 – Mar. 1, 2020
Clark Freemen: Male, 15, African-American, Tanya’s son
J: Female, early 20s, young, pregnant woman
Mrs. Nadel: female, mid 20s – mid 40s, section manager at the gun factory, other small roles
Tanya Freeman: already cast

These Mortal Hosts by Eric Cobel
1st Reh: 3/3/20.  Runs Mar. 26 – Apr. 26, 2020
Meaghan: female, 17, high-school senior, down to earth
Earl: male, 50s, butcher, earnest and steadfast
Phyllis: already cast

Alabaster by Audrey Cefaly
1st Reh: 4/28/20.  Runs May 21 – June 21, 2020
Alice: female, 30s-40s, photographer
June: female, 30s-40s, folk artist
Weezy: female, 30s-50s, a goat
Bib: female, 50s-80s, an old goat, Weezy’s mom (non-speaking role)

Be Here Now by Deborah Zoe Laufer
1st Reh: 6/16/20.  Runs July 9 – Aug. 9, 2020
Bari: female, 40s-50s, depressed nihilistic misanthrope who undergoes a radical transformation
Luann Cooper: female, 20, Patty’s niece, very simple and sweet
Patty Cooper and Mike Cooper are already cast.

If you are interested in having your headshot and resume on file, you may send it to:
Tony Caselli, Artistic Director
Williamston Theatre
122 S. Putnam St.
Williamston, MI 48895

Williamston Theatre Apprenticeship Program 2019-2020

The Williamston Theatre is seeking applicants for its 2019-2020 Season Apprenticeship Program. There are two available positions: the first running June 2019-June 2020, the second running August 2019-August 2020. This program is designed for a highly motivated and hard-working college graduate who is interested in launching their career in the theatre world. The Apprenticeship Position seeks to provide a bridge between the classroom and the professional realm.

Through the course of the program, the apprentice will gain hands-on experience by fulfilling a variety of roles and duties, including production assistant to the stage manager, assistant to designers, support staff for the managing director and development director, box office staff, house manager and general building maintenance.

The Williamston Theatre works with professionals in a myriad of fields, both from the Michigan theatre community and abroad and thus provides the apprentice with invaluable contacts, as well as professional resume credits. Those who are interested can also apply for EMC points and earn them through the course of the Williamston Theatre’s six-show season. The position pays $300 per week.

Ideal candidates will have:

  • Good written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Backstage/Tech experience (including scenic construction, lighting, costume maintenance)
  • An eagerness to learn
  • The dedication to work closely with the small group of tight-knit Williamston Theatre staff
  • A patron-focused attitude
  • The ability to work under pressure
  • Good problem-solving skills
  • An interest in Arts Management, Production/Design, Stage Management or Technical Direction

Interested Applicants should send a cover letter and resume, along with two letters of recommendation to: Williamston Theatre, Attn: Tony Caselli, 122 S. Putnam St., Williamston, MI 48895. Applicants can also email their application as a single .pdf document to: tony@williamstontheatre.org.

Applications will be accepted from January 1 – February 28, 2019. Interviews will be conducted in March 2019, with offers following shortly thereafter.