Audition Listings
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All is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914 

Audition Submission Deadline: September 30, 2022

Book : Peter Rothstein
Music Arrangements: Erick Lichte and Timothy C. Takach
Director: Dave Anderson
Music Director: Rob Greenfield
Set design: Steve Williams
Dialect Coach: Amanda Cooley Davis
Asst. Director/Stage Manager: Bethany McWilliams
Projectionist/Historic photo research: Rich Simms
TSP Artistic Director: Jenny Larson-Quinones

Local, nonunion performers are encouraged to audition. Trinity Street Players is committed to non-traditional casting for these roles and values diversity and inclusion. We encourage actors of all ethnicities, gender identities, as well as performers with disabilities to audition. 

Contract Info:

  • All performers will be paid $800 for their participation in this project ($400 received at opening and $400 on closing).

  • We ask that all performers participate in the show's strike. 
     

Rehearsal and Performance Schedule

  • Audition Submission Deadline: September 30, 2022

  • Callbacks: October 21 - 22, 2022 (at Trinity Street Playhouse)

  • First Rehearsal: Nov. 1, 2022

  • Performances: Dec. 14 - 18, 2022 (with a possible extension on Dec. 19 - 20

  • Rehearsals will be held weekday evenings and some daytimes on weekends. 

  • The show will be presented indoors and in person at the Trinity Street Playhouse


For more information on how to audition, please visit our website or follow this link
 

All is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914 relives a poignant moment in history when Allied and German forces laid down their arms to celebrate the Christmas holiday together in WW1. The dramatic, historical production presents traditional patriotic and holiday songs of 1914 from both sides of the Western front and is interspersed with text read from letters, journals, and interviews from the soldiers who lived it. This production is not glorifying war…it shows the power of peace!

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The Alchemy Theatre’s Holiday Cabaret Submission deadline: October 3, 2022 at 5 pm.
Austin, TX
Seeking: Austin local actor/singers of all ages (18+), ethnicities, gender identities, body types, and abilities, for The Alchemy Theatre’s Holiday Cabaret! We are looking for storytellers who can connect genuinely with an audience in the style of a cabaret artist or nightclub performer. Fun, grounded, outgoing, flirty, commanding, comedic. All types. Vocally comfortable singing.

Self-Tape Preparation: Please prepare a brief holiday song of your choosing. Include a hook (something to grab our attention), brief patter (storytelling that will segue into the song) followed by the holiday song (to accompaniment/karaoke track). Consider a cohesive through-line to weave together the hook, patter, and song. Keep videos around 3 minutes. For example: 1-minute hook and patter, 2-minute song. Have fun with it!
Send video file along with headshot & resume to info@thealchemytheatre.org
Submission deadline: October 3, 2022 at 5 pm. In-person callbacks will be scheduled on or around October 7 , 2022.
Rehearsals: Select Friday rehearsals beginning October 21
Tech/Previews: November 27-December 1
Opening: December 2
Closing: December 17 (Possible extension to December 23)
The Alchemy Theatre’s Holiday Cabaret will perform on Friday and Saturday nights.
Contract: Non-Union. Stipend.

Artistic Director: Michael Cooper

Managing Director: Carol Hickey

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Cinderella Submission Deadline: Tuesday October 6th by 6pm CST

ZACH Theatre is currently seeking Deaf, HoH and Hearing actors of all ethnicities for our upcoming production of Cinderella. Actors local to the Austin, Texas area and actors that are fluent in American Sign Language are particularly encouraged to submit. Due to current COVID – 19 restrictions, video submissions will be accepted as first round auditions. In person callbacks will be held in NYC October 16th and 17th and in Austin to follow.

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PERSONNEL:
Cinderella
Music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Directed by Michael Barron and Brian A. Cheslik
Musical Direction by Allen Robertson


SHOW SYNOPSIS:
This enchanting Tony®-nominated musical fairytale will put a spell on audiences of all ages. In partnership with Deaf Austin Theatre and performed simultaneously in English and American Sign Language, Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella showcases some of your favorite tunes including “In My Own Little Corner,” “Impossible” and “Ten Minutes Ago,” in this funny, modern adaptation from the delightful Broadway revival. Add a dash of romance, a splash of stage magic–and POOF!–you’re guaranteed to have a ball!

REHEARSAL & PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE:
Rehearsals begin Tuesday, 12/27/22. Performances begin Wednesday, 1/25/23 and close Sunday, 3/5/23, with six to seven shows per week: Wednesdays through Sundays at 7:30pm and some Saturday and Sundays at 2:30pm.


PRODUCTION INFORMATION:
ZACH is intending to operate as a fully vaccinated workplace.

SUBMISSION INFORMATION:
We are seeking individuals of all ethnicities, genders and ages, equity and non-equity; all actors will be considered for all roles. We especially encourage actors who have experience with ASL.
If you are Deaf/Hard of Hearing, please submit a video signing “Impossible” and “There is Music in You”. If you are hearing, please submit a video singing a song and performing a monologue. If you are hearing and can sign, please submit a video signing “Impossible” and “There is Music in You” as well as a video singing a song. Please film your audition in front of a clean background, with no  backlighting.

Dropbox for Audition Materials:
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/7ok5cw3u6thfpcs/AADVh0IMws5hIWUDI6KAWRbia?dl=0

Please submit your video, headshot, and resume via the following link.
https://airtable.com/shr9ZqSXIfZp2aEXM
Submission Deadline: Tuesday October 6th by 6pm CST

 

ROLES TO BE CAST:
ELLA (Cinderella) (Female, 20s, Any Ethnicity, Deaf) Kind hearted beauty with an infectious generosity of spirit. She dreams of escaping her endless chores so she might one day see the world.

TOPHER (Male, 20s – early 30s, Any Ethnicity, Hearing) The prince of the kingdom leads with heroic bravado but deeply naïve and not always quick on the draw. In search of his purpose. His kindhearted nature spills into an endearing goofiness at times.

MADAME (Female, 40s – 50s, Any Ethnicity, Hearing) Ella’s selfish stepmother. A vain and tyrannical climber. Deeply concerned with status and image and entirely dismissive of her stepdaughter. Madame does not consider Ella, her stepdaughter, a true daughter.

GABRIELLE (Female, 20s – 30s, Any Ethnicity, HOH) Ella’s stepsister and daughter of Madame. Begins aligned with her materialistic mother and sister but her kindness and thoughtful nature emerge as she is affected by Ella and love interest John-Michel. Perhaps a bit quirky and cut from a different mold than the social climbers around her.

CHARLOTTE (Female, Late 20s – 30s, Any Ethnicity, Hearing) Ella’s stepsister and daughter of Madame. Deeply self-involved, attention seeker. Loud, brash and delights in being cocky. Lacks self-awareness and often the last one in on the joke.

MARIE (40s – 60s, Any Ethnicity, Deaf) First presents as a poor individual but is revealed as Ella’s fairy godmother in disguise. Warm with a spark of wackiness they lift the magic in the show and highlights what is possible!

JEAN MICHEL (Male, 20s – 30s, Any Ethnicity, Deaf) An enthusiastic revolutionary determined to make a difference. Energized and on his way to becoming a leader. Jean- Michel is in love with Gabrielle.

SEBASTIAN (Male, 40s – 60s, Any Ethnicity, Hearing) Topher’s Lord Chancellor. He actively shields the Prince from what is occurring in his kingdom and revels in maintaining his own power. Disregarding villagers in need he is primarily concerned with preserving the wealthy and the reach of his power.

LORD PINKELTON (Male, 30s – 50s, Any Ethnicity, Fluent in ASL) Sebastian’s second-in- command and the herald for all balls and events. Announces royal balls, banquets and even the weather.

ENSEMBLE seeking individuals of all ethnicities, ages, and gender identities.

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The Last Five Years  Deadline for submissions: October 8th.

Deaf Austin Theatre and Ground Floor Theatre are hosting virtual auditions for the role
of Cathy in The Last Five Years. This is a 2-person musical, one act, 14 songs total, no
spoken dialogue.

Directed by Brian Cheslik & Lisa Scheps
Choreographed by Mervin Primeaux O’Bryant
Seeking Deaf and Hard of Hearing signing BIPOC female identifying actors who are
local to Austin.
Age 24-40
Must be fluent in American Sign Language.
Must be comfortable with signing both fast and slow music.
Must move/dance well.
Rehearsals November 7th- November 30th
Performances: December 1st-December 18th
Pay: Honorarium of $900. (No travel or lodging.)
Audition Instructions:
To audition, you must record yourself signing the first 2 minutes of both of the below 2
songs along with the music. I want to see you act and show the feeling of the song, as
well as see your translation experience.
Songs:
Still Hurting (Lyric Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6zmmH_8ha28)
I Can Do Better Than That (Lyric Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NGXvJIccH4k)
Upload videos to www.wetransfer.com and send to
artisticdirector@deafaustintheatre.org
Deadline for submissions: October 8th.

The VORTEX

announces open-call auditions for 

The Dragonfly Princess 

A Faery Opera 

by Chad Salvata

Directed by Bonnie Cullum

 

Sunday, October 9, 2022 Noon - 2 pm by appointment

 The VORTEX, 2307 Manor Rd.  Austin, TX 78722

Performances March 25 - April 15, 2023

For an audition slot, please contact vortex@vortexrep.org.

Please prepare one-minute contemporary monologue, one-minute of song,
and demonstration of a dance, movement, or gymnastics. 

Please bring 3 copies of your current resume. Headshot optional. 

Please bring a recording of accompaniment. 

www.vortexrep.org

Seeking courageous artists– any color, race, age, gender– for an all new production of The Dragonfly Princess, an award-winning faery opera that originally debuted in 2007. Global Majority/BIPOC artists and Non-binary and transgender artists encouraged. Paid crew and design positions also available.

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Story Wranglers Auditions: 2022-23 Season
Tuesday, October 11 and Thursday, October 13.

Company: Paramount Story Wranglers

Pay: Non-Union.

Base pay $250/week as a contractor.

Additional stipends available for transportation as well as songwriting, choreography, Spanish bilingual performance and props.

Director: Katie Moore

Music Director: Tyler Mabry

When: Tuesday, October 11 and Thursday, October 13.

LINK TO SIGN UP: https://forms.gle/nRnvBUZpLnyWJPf27

Sessions are held from 6:30 pm - 8 pm and 8:15 pm - 9:45 pm.  Where: Central Austin (location details shared upon confirmation of audition time) Free, onsite parking available.

Appointments required for in-person auditions. Tapes not accepted. 

Auditions consist of singing, movement and devising with a group. You do not need to prepare anything ahead of time. Dress to move and plan to stay for the entire session. 

A mandatory company workshop will be held on Sunday, October 23 at the State Theater for those who are cast (Time TBD).  

The Paramount Theatre (Austin Theatre Alliance) is seeking a diverse group of actors, improvisers, singers, and movers to join the Paramount Story Wranglers, a TYA ensemble that takes the original writings of 3rd grade students and transforms them into a comedy/musical/variety show. The show is performed for the student writers and their school community to uplift and empower the voices of young people (Think SNL, but for the under-10 crowd).

Performers of color are highly encouraged to audition - we serve a diverse group of students and want that diversity represented in our ensembles. Ability to read, comprehend and speak fluently in Spanish is highly desirable but not required. We also welcome queer and gender nonconforming artists, performers in larger bodies and performers with disabilities.

An example of our work can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8qj0-IsnBwQ

Engagement with the Austin Theatre Alliance is not contingent upon on COVID-19 vaccination status, however campus administration can mandate school program visitors to its campus be fully vaccinated based on their rules and regulations, therefore the Story Wranglers strives to be a fully vaccinated ensemble.

You are: reliable, a team player, fun, kind, & positive, and passionate about performance as a tool for social change. Songwriting, percussion, choreography, instruments or knowledge of Theatre of the Oppressed are a plus.

Content: Shows consist of approximately 6 original songs and 6 short plays, devised by a cast of 8-10 people.

Time Commitment: A completely new show is developed in the course of one week. There will be 15 performance opportunities between October and May. You may participate in as few or as many shows as you like, and will commit to one week of rehearsals per show.

Rehearsals are held in the evenings on Sunday through Thursday. You should expect to be in rehearsal up to 22.5 hours that week. The performance is on Friday afternoon. If you have a day job, you will need to make arrangements to be at the performance during the school day.

Frequently Asked Questions: https://docs.google.com/document/d/18Fh9LyPErl34lhqAbnrWXwxUs3-NWdzNDHEXcAfPyus/edit

COVID-19 Safety Protocol: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1mtE4SafMNM3msSs2B2E-OvTYbHH3zBnlGfxq3W9A2C4/edit

Questions? Email Katie Moore at kmoore@austintheatre.org.

The ATA is committed to equal-employment principles, and we recognize the value of committed individuals who feel they are being treated in an equitable and professional manner. We strive to find ways to attract, develop and retain the talent needed to meet business objectives, and recruit and employ high qualified individuals representing the diverse communities in which we live.