All productions for the 2017-2018 Season have been cast.
The Williamston Theatre Announces General Auditions for its 2018-2019 Season
Monday, April 2, 2018: 10am – 3pm
Tuesday, April 3, 2018: 5pm – 10pm
By appointment only.
NOTE: Several roles in the season are already cast.
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 20th: Tuesdays – Fridays from 12-5:30pm.
We will be looking for approximately 18 actors Equity and non-Equity (male and female actors 18 and over) for our 2018-2019 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 2018 – August 2019.
Silent Sky by Lauren Gunderson
1st Reh: August 28, 2018. Runs September 20 – October 21, 2018
Henrietta Leavitt: (Female, 30’s) – Brilliant, meticulous, excited.
Margaret Leavitt: (Female, 30’s) – Homebody, creative, sweet. Henrietta’s sister.
Peter Shaw: (Male, 30’s) – astronomer’s apprentice.
Annie Cannon: (Female, 40’s) The leader. Terse, sure, firebrand
Williamina Fleming (Female, 50’s) Smart, fun, Scottish.
A Hunting Shack Christmas by Jessica Lind Peterson
1st Reh: October 23, 2018. Runs Nov. 15 – Dec. 23, 2018
Charlie: (Male, 30s) – Engineer at GM. Suffocating in suburbia.
Jennifer (Female, 30s.) – Charlie’s wife. Not suffocating in suburbia.
Big Paul (Male, 50s-60s) – Charlie’s estranged uncle. Red neck-y, lovable.
June (Female 50s-60s) – Big Paul’s girlfriend. May or may not have Candida. Role is cast
Ham. (Male 30s.) – June’s son. Still lives with his mom. Makes beef jerky. Role is cast.
To Quiet The Quiet by Christy Hall
1st Reh: January 2, 2019. Runs Jan. 24 – Feb. 24, 2019
Kathy: (Female, 50’s or early 60’s). Divorced. Lonely.
Quinn: (Male, 30s) – Kathy’s friend. Helping her in a tough time.
Todd: (Male, 50’s or early 60’s) – Kathy’s ex-husband.
The Gin Game – by D.L. Coburn
1st Reh: February 26, 2019. Runs March 21 – April 20, 2019
Show is already cast
New Releases by Joseph Zettelmaier
1st Reh: April 6, 2019. Runs May 9 – June 9, 2019
Jen: (Female, 21) – college student, employee of Avid video rental store
Carol: (Female, 50’s) – Customer of the store Role is cast
Bob: (Male, 40’s) – Owner of the store
Popcorn Falls by James Hindman
This is co-production with Tipping Point Theatre. Rehearsals begin March 5, 2019. The show will perform there March 28 to May 5, and then go into hiatus until June, and then move to Williamston Theatre.
1st Wiliamston Reh: June 10, 2019. Runs June 20 – July 28, 2019
Casting: Two actors, each playing a variety of roles.
If you are interested in having your headshot and resume on file, you may send it to:
Tony Caselli, Artistic Director
122 S. Putnam St.
Williamston, MI 48895
Williamston Theatre Apprenticeship Program 2018-2019
The Williamston Theatre is seeking applicants for its 2018-2019 Season Apprenticeship Program). There are two available positions: the first running August 2018-August 2019, the second running May 2019-May 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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications will be accepted from January 1 – February 28, 2018. Interviews will be conducted in March 2018, with offers following shortly thereafter.