We need about 15 actors for our Apr 14 2018 “Grandchild of PlaySlam” 7:30pm show at The Cary Theatre. There won’t be auditions – if you’re interested in possibly being a member of this ad-hoc acting ensemble, please email me, the producer (firstname.lastname@example.org) – answer the questions you’ll find below (and attach your theatre resume and pictures [headshot and full-body] if I [Thom] don’t know you and your work already). Do this by Mar 12. We especially need more non-white thespians.Writers can learn about entering the contest at the Submissions link above – deadline Mar 5! We need more submissions – you can submit AND request in as an actor, but if your plays are accepted, you will direct and not act 🙂
The goal is to have 10 NC writers (in previous years we had 11-12), with 20 short (up to 3 minute) original plays – 2 per. The acting pool needs to be diverse (gender, age, body type, ethnicity) to cover the roles. Each actor will be in at least 2-3 of the plays. Once the plays are finalized, roles will be cast (based on character needs) from the set of interested actors, and we will then contact you to see if you are still available/interested and want to accept your roles. This will occur shortly after Mar 15 (but block Apr 14 now on your calendar!). Once you accept you will receive your scripts, and your directors (the writers) will interact with you a bit via email/phone; you may not meet in person and rehearse until 4-6pm the day of the show, you will have one 15 min rehearsal slot per play. This year I will give directors the option of meeting with their actors beforehand if desired! Lines will not be memorized (they are staged readings). Minimal set/costume/props.
We will provide you dinner (pizza, salad). So you’ll be busy 4-10pm on Apr 14, that’s basically it (unless your director(s) want to rehearse a bit beforehand). (Writers and actors need to help strike at end (we must be out by 10pm)).
One play per writer will be performed during Act 1 – then the audience will vote, and the writers of their 6 favorites then move on to Act 2 after intermission – those writers will have their second piece performed. Finally the audience will vote for their favorite – that writer wins $100! (During the vote tally process of the second voting, the other plays will be performed to hold audience attention.)
The plan is for all directors and actors to sit at the cabaret round tables in of the audience seats, to watch and laugh as their fellow artists perform.
It’s a high-energy evening, and loads of crazy fun and organized chaos.
In your email, please include:
- your name
- an age range you can reasonably portray on stage
- the best email and phone number to reach you at (or “at which to reach you”, if you’re one of those people)
- any physical or other limitations
- restrictions on type of play you’re willing to do (e.g. strong language or sexual innuendo, physical contact with another actor, themes)
- any specific skills (e.g. singing voice, dancing / physical movement, dialect, resemblance to any particular animals, what have you) relevant to casting you for plays
Look for auditions later in 1H18 for “NC 10 by 10: A Festival of 10-Minute Plays“!
Ongoing: The CPF Radio Hour is seeking performers to help round out our in-house cast for shows. If interested please contact us with your resume and be sure to highlight any experience in radio or voice work. If you have special voice talents (particular accents/dialects, singing, etc) please be sure to point that out. Send over your resume and a brief bio to CPFRadioHour@gmail.com. If possible, please include an attachment or link to a sample of how your speaking voice sounds. A demo reel, previous works, a recording of a few lines of dialogue, etc.
See this link for more information.
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