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Flashback Theater Co. (FbTC) will be holding open auditions on Thursday, January 7th at 7 p.m. and Saturday, January 9th at 10 a.m. for its spring season of shows and events, including Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest, the Let’s Play! acting company, and the season announcement cabaret. Auditions will be held at the Carnegie Community Arts Center. Actors need only attend one of the audition times.
Actors interested in auditioning can choose to apply to one or all of the opportunities. Details about the available roles are below. The audition will first consist of improvisation exercises. Prepared monologues and song packages will follow, with cold readings from the script of Earnest to round out the evening.
All actors should be prepared to do cold readings and improv exercises. Those wishing to be considered for The Importance of Being Earnest should also prepare a 60-90 second monologue. Those wishing to be considered for the cabaret should prepare a song or monologue of their choice that they would like to showcase at our season announcement cabaret. (The monologue for the Earnest audition may also be considered for the cabaret if the actor auditions for both.)
The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde
Performances: February 26 – March 6, 2015 (Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30, Sundays at 2:00)
John Worthing (m)
Algernon Moncrieff (m)
Lady Bracknell (f)
Gwendolen Fairfax (f)
Cecily Cardew (f)
Miss Prism (f)
Rev. Chasuble (m)
60-90 second monologue
headshot & performance resume (if available)
REHEARSAL & PERFORMANCE DATES
Rehearsals will be weeknights, typically 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. from January 18 – February 25. Please bring a list of your conflicts with these dates to the audition with you so we know how to work with your availability. Performances will be Friday and Saturday evenings and Sunday afternoons the weekends of February 26th and March 6th, 2016.
Actors in this show will be given a stipend to offset travel costs for getting to rehearsals and performances.
Let’s Play! Acting Company
Performances: Second Saturdays at 7:00, with the exception of production months.
As a member of the Let’s Play! acting company, you will be part of the core performance group at our monthly acting workshop. There are 7 spots available. Company members will attend at least 6 Let’s Play! events in the upcoming 12 months. These members will have the opportunity to perform with each other on a regular basis over the course of the year, and will be responsible for creating an encouraging learning environment for new performers that attend Let’s Play! Company members will also get first choice to participate in special projects that come up throughout the year (such as the development of new work or one night only events.)
ABOUT LET’S PLAY:
In the past, Let’s Play! has had themes such as: Improv Games, Storytelling, and Reader’s Theater. As the educational component of Flashback’s strategic plan, Let’s Play! is designed to give community members the opportunity to try performing, acting, and observing theater in a low-risk environment with an emphasis on having fun!
Be ready to play some improvisation games and do a few cold readings from scripts. If you have a headshot or performance resume, please bring it.
The 2016 scheduled dates for Let’s Play! are: February 13, April 9, May 14, June 11, July 9, September 10, October 8, November 12, and December 10.
Company members will receive 2 complimentary tickets to each of our ticketed productions.
Season Announcement Cabaret
Performance: April 9, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.
Showcase your talent at our annual season announcement cabaret. The evening will be comprised of monologues and song selections. Duets and small group numbers are welcome.
Be ready to perform the material you would like to consider for the Cabaret performance. It can be a monologue, solo number, or group number from a staged musical or an original work. You may present one monologue and one musical number for consideration. If you have a headshot and performing resume, please bring them.
REHEARSAL & PERFORMANCE DATES:
The performance will be held April 9 at 7:00 p.m. at the Carnegie Community Arts Center. A mandatory rehearsal will be held that morning at 10 a.m. Each performer or group must also schedule a private brush-up rehearsal in the two weeks leading up to the Cabaret.