Monday, August 07, 2006

Audition Madness

Thanks to the real networking czar of Richmond theater (Miss O’Neill), I’ve seen notifications about all sorts of audition opportunities in recent weeks. If you are already on Robyn’s email list, the following will just be a compilation of things you’ve already seen. I’m only going to list bullet points; let me know if you want me to send you additional details (such as I have them).

Richmond Shakespeare Theatre will be holding auditions for its 2006-2007 season, which will include Julius Caesar, A Christmas Carol, Doctor Faustus and Twelfth Night. Auditions will be held on August 7 and 8, 2006 from 7:00-9:00 PM at Second Presbyterian Church (5 N. 5th Street, Richmond, VA 23219). Callbacks will be held on August 9 at 7:00 PM. The audition will consist of a one-minute Elizabethan monologue and may also include cold readings from the texts. You do NOT necessarily need to have extensive Shakespearean experience to audition! All positions are PAID and NON-UNION. Contact Director of Training Andrew Hamm at 804-232-4000 or

The Modlin Center for the Arts at the University of Richmond announces open auditions for its upcoming dramatic reading of "Nickel and Dimed" by Joan Holden, based on the book "Nickel and Dimed, On (Not) Getting By in America" by Barbara Ehrenreich. Auditions are Saturday, August 11, 2006 from 1:00-4:00 pm in Cousins Studio Theatre. Director Benjamin Mosse seeks one man (ages 20-60) and five women (ages 20-60). Auditions are by appointment only. Open to Equity and non-Equity actors. All performers paid. Prepared monologue welcome but not required. Rehearsals for the reading are October 21, 22, and 23, 2006 with one public performance in Alice Jepson Theatre on October 23 at 7:30 pm. To schedule an appointment, call (804) 484-1599.

Richmond Triangle Players director Shon M. Stacy will be seeing actors for the following role in Sordid Lives: G. W. Nethercott, 40's, distraught Vietnam vet, larger build is a plus (role played by Beau Bridges in the film version of "Sordid Lives"). Sordid Lives runs at Fielden's Cabaret Theater Sept 20- Oct 14 plus 2 weeks extension possible. Actor is PAID, non-AEA. Contact Shon at 804-484-0190 for appointment or more information. Rehearsals begin immediately.

THE MAKING OF LAURA JEAN TRICK--a short film about a high schooler struggling with a same-sex crush--is coming to Richmond! The filmmakers--Blake Martin (director) and Lauren Wolkstein (writer/ producer)--are looking for CAST and CREW. Please send all messages to and mention your area of expertise in the subject line.

Auditions will be held in Western Henrico County in early-mid August. Characters are 15-16 years of age; Director is open to seeing any interested players regardless of background or experience; please send headshot or recent picture to Dates: August 20-26 (three or four days therein)

We will shoot in the suburbs of Henrico County. Lodging for out-of-towners is possible. All meals will be home-cooked. Small budget. Compensation: Transportation, meals, comfortable housing, hospitality and respect, exposure to other Columbia filmmakers, copy of tape, possible Festival exposure.

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