General Season Auditions

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Williamston Theatre and Performance Network Theatre announce Joint General Auditions for their 2011-2012 seasons running September through August.

Dates, Times and Locations

Sunday, May 1 from 5:00pm – 10:00pm at Performance Network Theatre
Monday, May 2 from 2:00pm – 7:00pm at Williamston Theatre

Audition appointments are required and can be made beginning Friday, April 15th by calling (734) 663-0681 between 11am and 6pm Monday through Saturday. Performance Network Theatre is located at 120 East Huron, just one half block east of main street in downtown Ann Arbor. Free Parking is available on Sunday in the structure next to the Theatre (corner of Washington and Fourth). The Williamston Theatre is located at 122 S. Putnam Street in downtown Williamston. Free parking is available on the street and at several municipal lots in town at all times.

Please bring 2 copies of a headshot and resume and be prepared to present 1 or 2 contemporary monologues with a total length of no longer than 3 minutes. If you wish to be considered for musicals, you may substitute 16 bars of a song (please bring sheet music or your own accompaniment) in place of the second monologue. Actors will be notified by the theatres individually if they are being invited to callbacks, which are not currently scheduled.

Persons with casting authority attending these auditions (they will be at both theatres) are:
David Wolber (Artistic Director) from Performance Network, www.performancenetwork.org
Tony Caselli (Artistic Director) and John Lepard (Executive Director) from Williamston Theatre, www.williamstontheatre.org

Information regarding available roles has not been finalized; as much specific production information will be made available at the audition as possible.

ABOUT WILLIAMSTON THEATRE
WT’s mission is to produce professional theatre that excites and engages audiences while challenging us all to explore our lives. The theatre opened its doors in 2006 and has received a number of local awards including the 2008 Robert Busby Award for extraordinary overall contribution to theatre in the Greater Lansing Area. The Williamston Theatre operates under an SPT 4 contract with Actors’ Equity Association and employs Equity and non-Equity actors. Equity Salary is $300/week, Non-equity is $200/wk.

Roles in 2010-2011 Williamston Theatre Season (productions subject to change):

The Dead Guy
by Eric Coble
Directed by Tony Caselli
1st rehearsal: September 5, 2011
1st Preview: September 29, 2011
Opening Night: October 7, 2011
Closing: October 30, 2011

Gina: female 30s-40s ***ROLE IS CAST***
Eldon Phelps: male, 20s-30s
Dougie: male, 20s-40s
Roberta Phelps/Woman/Sheila: female 40s ***ROLE IS CAST***
Virgil/Security Guard/Leon: male, 20s-30s
Christy/Woman/Nancy: female, 20s-30s

Dead Man’s Shoes by Joseph Zettelmaier
co-production with Performance Network
Directed by David Wolber
1st rehearsal at WT: December 27, 2011
1st Preview at WT: January 26, 2012
Opening Night at WT: February 3, 2012
Closing at WT: February 26, 2012
1st Preview at PNT: March 8, 2012
Opening Night: March 16, 2012
Closing: April 8, 2012

Injun Bill Pecote, 35, an outlaw – ***ROLE IS CAST***
Froggy, 30s, an army cook-turned-convict ***ROLE IS CAST***
Actor 1: plays Sheriff, Madame Flora, Abel, Death
Actor 2: plays Sister Bernadette, Belle, Bjarma, Martha

These Two Walk Into a Bar (a new musical)
Book and Lyrics by Alan Gordon
Music by Mark Sutton-Smith
Directed by Tony Caselli
1st Rehearsal: February 27, 2012
1st Preview: March 22, 2012
Opening: March 30, 2012
Closing: April 22, 2012

1 man & 2 women: late 20s-mid 50s
***ONE FEMALE IS CAST***

TBA (American Classic)
Directed by Rob Roznowski
1st Rehearsal: April 23, 2012
1st Preview: May 17, 2012
Opening: May 25, 2012
Closing: June 17, 2012

Potential cast of 4: 1-3 men, 1-3 women

The holiday & summer shows have already been cast.

ABOUT PERFORMANCE NETWORK THEATRE:

Founded in 1981, Performance Network Theatre is Ann Arbor’s only resident, professional theatre. The Network reaches 40,000 theatre patrons and children each year through the year-round Award-winning Professional Series and the Children’s Theatre Network. Performance Network also presents the Fireside Festival of New Work twice a year. The Network provides uncompromising artistic leadership in the region and produces works that engage, challenge and inspire audiences and artists.

Performance Network operates under an SPT Tier 3 contract with Actors’ Equity Association and employs Equity and non-Equity actors. Equity Salary is $257/week, Non-equity pay is $125/week.

Roles in 2010-11 Performance Network Season (productions subject to change):

Time Stands Still by Donald Margulies
1st rehearsal: August 23, 2011
1st Preview: September 22, 2011
Opening Night: September 30, 2011
Closing: October 30, 2011

Sarah Goodwin, late 30s early 40s, a photojournalist
James Dodd, late 30s early 40s, a freelance journalist
Richard Ehrlich, 55 a photo editor
Mandy Bloom, 25, an event planner

TBA (Musical)
1st rehearsal: October 11, 2011
1st Preview: November 10, 2011
Opening Night: November 18, 2011
Closing: January 1, 2012

2 Men
3 Women

God of Carnage by Yasmina Reza translated by Christopher Hampton
Coproduction with JET
Directed by David Magidson
1st rehearsal at JET: November 22, 2011
Opening at JET: December 14, 2011
Closing at JET: January 1, 2012
1st Preview at PNT: January 12, 2012
Opening Night: January 20, 2012
Closing: February 26, 2012

Veronica Novak, 40s
Michael Novak, 40s
Annette Raleigh, 40s
Alan Raleigh, 40s

Dead Man’s Shoes by Joseph Zettelmaier
co-production with Williamston Theatre
Directed by David Wolber
1st rehearsal at WT: December 27, 2011
1st Preview at WT: January 26, 2012
Opening Night at WT: February 3, 2012
Closing at WT: February 26, 2012
1st Preview at PNT: March 8, 2012
Opening Night: March 16, 2012
Closing: April 8, 2012

Injun Bill Pecote, 35, an outlaw – ***ROLE IS CAST***
Froggy, 30s, an army cook-turned-convict ***ROLE IS CAST***
Actor 1: plays Sheriff, Madame Flora, Abel, Death
Actor 2: plays Sister Bernadette, Belle, Bjarma, Martha

In The Next Room or The Vibrator Play
by Sarah Ruhl
1st rehearsal: March 20, 2012
1st Preview: April 19, 2012
Opening Night: April 27, 2012
Closing: May 27, 2012

Dr. Givings, a man in his 40s, a specialist in gynecological and hysterical disorders.
Catherine Givings, his wife, a woman in her late 20s.
Sabrina Daldry, his patient, a woman in her early 30s.
Annie, a woman in her late 30s, Dr. Giving’s midwife assitant.
Leo Irving, Dr. Giving’s other patient, a Englishman in his 20s or 30s.
Elizabeth, an African-American woman in her early 30s. A wet-nurse by default.
Mr. Daldry, Sabrina Daldry’s husband, a man in his 40s or 50s.

Red by John Logan
1st rehearsal: May 8, 2012
1st Preview: June 7, 2012
Opening Night: June 15, 2012
Closing: July 15, 2012

Mark Rothko, American Painter, 50s or older
Ken, his new assistant, 20s

TBA
1st rehearsal: June 26, 2012
1st Preview: July 26, 2012
Opening Night: August 3, 2012
Closing: Sept 2, 2012

4 Men – 20s to 40s 1 woman – 19

If you are not able to attend general auditions, you may mail your headshot and resume to Artistic Director Tony Caselli at the Williamston Theatre at 122 S. Putnam Street, Williamston, MI 48895. Or you may e-mail digital files to him at tony at williamstontheatre.org.

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