General Auditions for the 2017-2018 Season

WHEN
Sunday, April 9, 2017: 6pm – 10pm
Monday, April 10, 2017: 10am – 2pm
By appointment only. Callbacks for individual shows will be scheduled at a later date.

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 28: Tuesdays – Fridays from 12-5PM.

We will be looking for approximately 22 actors (Equity and non-Equity, male and female actors 18 and over) for our 2017-2018 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 2017 – August 2018.

The Taming by Lauren Gunderson
Directed by Lynn Lammers
1st Rehearsal: 8/29/17, Performance Dates: Sept. 21 – Oct. 22, 2017
Patricia: (Female, 30s) – Aide to Sen. Peter Baxter (R-GA), conservative. Also plays James Madison.
Bianca: (Female, 30s) – Southern hipster activist, liberal. Also plays Charles Pinckney & intern
Katherine: (Female, 20s) – Southern belle/pageant winner/mastermind. Also plays George & Martha Washington and Dolley Madison

Beau Jest by James Sherman
Directed by Tony Caselli
1st Rehearsal: 10/24/17, Performance Dates: Nov. 16 – Dec. 23, 2017
Sarah Goldman: (Female, late 20s) – Daughter of Miriam & Abe, trying to hide her boyfriend from parents, Jewish
Chris: (Male, late 20s) – Sarah’s boyfriend, not Jewish
Bob: (Male, late 20s-early 30s) – Actor hired by Sarah to play her Jewish boyfriend, but is not Jewish
Joel: (Male, late 20s-early 30s) – Sarah’s brother, Jewish
Miriam: (Female, 55+) – Sarah’s mother, just wants her daughter happy, Jewish
Abe: (Male, 55+) – Sarah’s father, loves his kids, Jewish

Our Lady of Poison by Joseph Zettelmaier
Directed by Shannon Ferrante
1st Rehearsal: 1/2/18, Performance Dates: Jan. 25 – Feb. 25, 2018
Giulia Tofana: (Female, 50s) – professional poisoner
Girolama Spera: (Female, 30s) – Giulia’s daughter, professional poisoner
Daniella Presti: (Female, 20s) – young bride, a viscontessa

Doublewide by Stephen Spotswood
Directed by Tony Caselli
1st Rehearsal: 2/27/18, Performance Dates: Mar. 22 – Apr. 22, 2018
Lorelai: (Female, 17) – high school junior, daughter of Big Jim & Sharon, sort of punk, but a little rougher
Coral: (Female, 60s) – Big Jim’s mom, widowed, loves playing slots at the casino
Chuck: (Male, 17) – high school senior, Lorelai’s tutor, never kissed a girl
Big Jim and Sharon already cast

Out of Orbit by Jennifer Maisel
Directed by Frannie Shepherd-Bates
1st Rehearsal: 4/24/18, Performance Dates: May 17 – June 17, 2018
Sara: (Female, late 40s) – JPL scientist
Lis: (Female, 17) – Sara’s daughter (pronounced Leese)
Victoria: (Female, 17) – Lis’s best friend
Edgar2330/Computer Voices: (Male, early-mid 20s) – plays guitar & sings
Chris: (Male, 32) – grad student in mechanical engineering, rover driver

The Gin Game by D.L. Coburn
Directed by John Lepard
1st Rehearsal: 6/19/18, Performance Dates: July 12 – Aug. 18, 2018
Fonsia Dorsey: (Female, 70+) – prim and proper, fragile victim type, resident of a nursing home
Weller Martin: (Male, 70+) – terribly competitive and deeply bitter, resident of a nursing home

 

Williamston Theatre Apprenticeship Program 2017-2018

The Williamston Theatre is seeking applicants for its 2017-2018 Season Apprenticeship Program). There are two available positions: the first running May 2017-May 2018, the second running August 2017-August 2018. 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, 2017. Interviews will be conducted in March 2017, with offers following shortly thereafter.

Auditions

General Auditions for the 2016-2017 Season were held in March 2016. Call backs were held during the summer of 2016. Full casting has been completed for the 2016-2017 Season. Headshots and resumes may be submitted to Artistic Director Tony Caselli throughout the year for future seasons and occasional special projects.