Opportunities On & Around Campus
Auditions: Underground Shakespeare Co.
Come try out for The Underground Shakespeare Company's Spring Mainstage: "Richard III" by William Shakespeare!
AUDITION TIMES: 7:00pm - 10:00pm on both Monday, January 26th, and Tuesday, January 27th in the Rodin College House Underground. Callback auditions will be held on Wednesday, January 28th.
During the final years of the War of the Roses, the House of York has just overthrown the House of Lancaster and put Edward IV on the throne. Richard, Duke of Gloucester, Edward’s youngest brother, plots to become king through a series of sly and murderous political maneuverings. Though he eventually rises to power, he is unpopular with the people and struggles to maintain his title. The play’s dramatic conclusion comes when Richmond, later Henry VII, defeats Richard at the Battle of Bosworth Field.
No acting (or, really, Shakespeare) experience necessary. All materials will be provided.
Check out our Facebook event for more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/1563802777198180/
Please direct questions to the director Sofia Demopolos at firstname.lastname@example.org or stage manager Saraf Ahmed at email@example.com
Auditions: Drexel Film project
Stage One is a short drama about a woman struggling with denial after her fiance is tragically killed in a car accident.
Lily - (20-30) a shy, kind girl struggling with the sudden and tragic death of her fiance
Abbey - (25-35) Lily's protective, headstrong older sister whose chief concern is trying to keep Lily from falling apart
Todd - (20-30) Lily's fiance, a vivacious loudmouth --Lily's antithesis & the perfect example of opposites attracting
Actors should send me a headshot & resume at firstname.lastname@example.org . On the day of the audition, actors should bring a 2-3 minute prepared monologue and will also do a short site-reading exercise.
The casting call will take place on Friday January 30th, starting at 12, noon, and ending sometime around 6pm. If there are scheduling conflicts, interested actors may feel free to contact me and we can work out a better time.
As for location, the auditions will take place at the University Crossings building, 3175 John F Kennedy Boulevard. The entrance is at the back of the building, and once inside follow the signs downstairs to the basement lobby.
Finally, that brings me to payment. The role is not paid, however, food will be provided for the days of the shoot & the actors/actresses will receive a copy of the finished film.
Off Campus Opportunities that are sent to our program
Cleveland Play House
Since 1996, Cleveland Play House (CPH) has partnered with Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) to offer a Master of Fine Arts degree in Acting. The collaboration between these two institutions has proved to be a potent union, consistently turning out successful graduates who have excelled in every area of the entertainment industry. In the past year alone, our graduates have played on Broadway, off-Broadway, on national tours and at major regional theatres such as The McCarter, The Alliance, St. Louis Rep, the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, Chautauqua Theatre Company, Florida Stage, The Studio Theatre, Gulfshore Playhouse, The Magic Theatre, Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, Berkeley Rep, Theatreworks, The Cleveland Play House, A.C.T and many more. In other words, our graduates are working which is a strong indication of a successful program. Recent graduates include Rich Sommer of TV’s Mad Men and Elizabeth A. Davis who was recently nominated for a Tony Award for the acclaimed Broadway musical, Once. The attached flyer outlines the major features of the program with its generous financial package that includes a three-year full tuition waiver, a $13,500.00 per year stipend (a combined value of over $53,000.00/yr) and membership in Actors Equity Association upon successful completion of the program. This is followed by a highly regarded New York City Industry Showcase directed by a major NYC Casting Director. The third year of training allows students to appear in at least one Cleveland Play House (CPH) production as well as experience understudy and workshop opportunities. Another important and unique aspect of this partnership is that the MFA Program is housed in CPH facilities. It is this full integration into the profession that makes the students’ departure to New York City and their agent showcase at the end of training, a seamless transition. As we only take eight students every other year, the program is ideal for those who want the kind of personal attention that is impossible to get at schools with larger numbers. We look for students with initiative, versatility, curiosity, passion, and the drive to maintain a sustained career in a highly competitive art form. Our next intake is fall 2015, and we want the CWRU/CPH MFA Acting Program to be high up on the list of sought-after schools among your students and alumni who are considering further training. I might also add that we charge no audition fees, which is unique among graduate acting programs. We encourage applicants to contact us directly if they have any questions and we are more than happy to welcome them for a visit to our facilities in Cleveland so that they can see for themselves how our program operates. We will be accepting applications - available at clevelandplayhouse.com/mfa - from September 15, 2014. We will be seeing audition candidates in Cleveland, Jan 17-18; New York City, Jan 22-27 and Chicago Feb 1-5, 2015. Audition locations will be given when appointments are scheduled. For further information, call us directly at 216-400-7019 or email@example.com or visit our website at www.clevelandplayhouse.com/mfa.
The following are links to external websites which may be of interest to students:
Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance. For information on a number of participating cultural organizations in the Philadelphia area.
Penn Presents. For information on the performing arts season at the Annenberg Center on Penn's campus. Student Rush Tickets are available for many productions.
Platt Student Performing Arts House. Website for the facility and organizations associated with student performing arts at Penn.
Theatre Alliance of Greater Philadelphia. For information on local theatre productions, employment opportunities and the Barrymore Awards program.
Theatre Communications Group. Publishers of ARTSEARCH, American Theatre Magazine and TCG Bulletin.
Below are some pages that discuss the advantages of being a theatre major from an employment perspective: