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Tom Hanks Ad-libs His Way Through an Audience Emergency

via www.theatremania.com Hanks wows the crowd with his improv skills as an audience member takes ill. Tom Hanks is currently starring as Falstaff in Daniel Sullivan’s production of Shakespeare’s Henry IV in Los Angeles. During a recent performance as the Fat Knight, the multi-award-winning actor proved that he’s as good at improv as he is at everything else. When an audience member took ill, Hanks stormed the stage — in character — to calm the crowd down and get the show back on track. View Original Article

Employment: Actors Theatre of Louisville – UPDATED 06.05.18

WORKING AT ACTORS THEATRE OF LOUISVILLE – UPDATED 06.05.18 We invite applicants for the following positions to join us in supporting our vision to build a home for inspired collaboration that helps to shape the future of the American theatre. Actors Theatre is committed to recruiting and fostering a diverse community of staff and students. Individuals from traditionally under-represented groups are encouraged to apply. AA/EOE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR The Artistic Director (AD) will lead the development and evolution of the artistic vision for Actors Theatre. In co-equal partnership with Managing Director, Kevin E. Moore, the AD will also lead the organization to ensure the theatre company’s success – as measured by its artistic excellence, its engagement and impact in the community, its fis...

Registration NOW OPEN – 2018 SETC Fall Professional Unified Auditions

2018 SETC FALL PROFESSIONAL UNIFIED AUDITIONS IMPORTANT DATES Audition Dates: Aug. 26 & 27, 2018 Venue: Sheraton Charlotte Hotel, Uptown Charlotte, NC Online Registration Opens: June 1, 2018 Online Registration Deadlines: Early-Bird ($35): Noon ET on July 2, 2018 Final ($45): Noon ET on Aug. 15, 2018 Refund Deadline:  Noon ET on Aug. 3, 2018 Professional Actors, Singers and Dancers – Check Your Eligibility To participate in SETC’s Fall Professional Unified Auditions, actors must meet the following qualifications: Professional Qualifications Application Guidelines Application NOW OPEN. To audition, you must apply and be approved for an audition slot. Download the correct application guidelines for you, and give us a call if you need any help: Actor/Singer Guidelines Dancer-Only Gu...

2018 NJTA Annual Combined Auditions – Registration NOW OPEN

New Jersey Theatre Alliance Announces The 2018 Combined Auditions Equity: Monday, August 20, 10:00am-6:00pm Non-Equity: Tuesday, August 21, 10:00am-6:00pm New Jersey Theatre Alliance (NJTA), the service organization for the state’s professional (Actor’s Equity) theatres, will hold auditions in South Orange, NJ on Monday, August 20th from 10:00am-6:00pm for Equity performers, and Tuesday, August 21st  from 10:00am-6:00pm for Non-Equity performers. Please note: Not all Alliance member theatres participate in these auditions and we will not have a confirmed list of participating theatres until about a week before the auditions. SUBMISSION INFORMATION – Please read carefully; because of the high volume of entries, failure to follow instructions will cause your entry to be rejected. Registratio...

Village Theatre Audition Announcement – Million Dollar Quartet

Village Theatre is auditioning for actor/musicians for the roles of Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash, & Elvis Presley for their upcoming production of Million Dollar Quartet. Auditions will be held at Village Theatre, Issaquah (WA) on Friday, June 8 from 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM. To request an audition time please follow the instructions listed below, you must have an appointment to attend. Character Description: Jerry Lee Lewis, 20 – piano prodigy, rock n roll’s legendary Last Man Standing Carl Perkins, 26 – guitar player, the first poet of rock n roll Johnny Cash, 26 – guitar player, a giant of American music at the dawn of his epic career Elvis Presley, 21 – guitar player, the first and still undisputed king of rock n roll Everyone MUST be a stellar ...

11 Great Film Markets Outside of NYC and L.A.

BY KC WRIGHT via www.backstage.com It’s no secret that rising costs, tax incentives, and the growth of new media have been moving film and television productions out of Hollywood and New York. As the work expands to other regions across the continent, so do opportunities for actors in these small (but powerful) markets. Not feeling the “big pond” of New York or Los Angeles? Here are 11 other cities where you can make your on-camera dreams come true. Albuquerque With 64 major film, television, and commercial projects produced in fiscal year 2014, according to the New Mexico Film Office, New Mexico is an excellent market for on-camera talent. Albuquerque-based actors receive tons of local support from the NM Film Office and other organizations, and schools like the ABQ Actors Studio train th...

Montana-based Feature Film Seeking Extras

Casting call in Missoula this weekend for Montana-based feature film Seeking Extras Late this summer there is scheduled to be a Montana-based feature film shot in and around the Missoula/Hamilton areas. The executive producer, Michael David McGuire, has titled the film “Montana Six Pack” which will be a boy/girl love story. If this peeks your interest, go down to the Missoula Food Bank this Saturday and Sunday (4/28 & 4/29) from 9AM to 4PM. This is a great opportunity to gain experience! The following is a quote from the Missoulian about Michael David McGuire, “He has clients worldwide as a media, marketing, public relations and media development consultant.” Read the link below for the full description and more information. http://missoulian.com/news/local/cast...

Save the Date! SETC Fall 2018 Auditions

Save the Date for SETC Fall 2018 Audition Dates: Aug. 26 & 27, 2018 Venue: Sheraton Charlotte Hotel, Uptown Charlotte, NC The Stage Is Yours: Aug. 25, 2018 Plan to arrive early at SETC Fall 2018, and start preparing your act for our annual Saturday evening social event, The Stage Is Yours!, sponsored by Break A Leg Network. Sign up on-site to participate. Online Registration Opens: June 1, 2018 Online Registration Deadlines: Early-Bird ($35): Noon ET on July 2, 2018 Final ($45): Noon ET on Aug. 15, 2018 Hotel Group Rate Reservation Deadline: Aug. 3, 2018 Use this link to reserve your room at the SETC Group Rate.  Professional Actors, Singers & Dancers Check Your Eligibility To participate in SETC’s Fall Unified Professional Auditions, actors must meet the following qualifications: ...

How Much Money Do Broadway Actors Make?

BY LOGAN CULWELL-BLOCK via www.playbill.com If you’ve ever wondered how much your favorite Broadway artists earn for the work they do, you’re in luck. Thanks to public standard union contracts, we know what the base salary is for Broadway performers, stage managers, and musicians. These minimum rates are only for professionals on Broadway and are calculated by the week since, unlike other vocations who report annual salaries, artists will not necessarily be employed by their Broadway show for a full year. Data for actors and stage managers comes from Actors’ Equity. These figures are valid as of October 2, 2017, and are scheduled to remain through September 29, 2018, after which most of these rates will increase slightly. Musician pay rates comes from Local 802. Their rates are valid as of...

Economy of Movement and the Theatre mask

BY JONATHAN BECKER via www.theatre-masks.com Neutral Mask Class What is Economy of movement? Why would that be important? I was once having a conversation with a colleague and had just mentioned having finished the section on neutral theatre mask. She asked me how long I had spent with the students on the neutral mask exercises. I replied eight weeks. She was shocked. What were you doing for eight weeks she asked? I had to think for a minute before replying because for me the answer was simply, neutral mask work. It occurred to me that not much has been written about the class work with the masks or what surrounds the mask work that makes it so deeply effecting for the students.   It is not enough to simply hand out the masks and get started. The student needs a foundation for understandin...

Plays About Guns, With Varying Aims In the midst of the #NeverAgain movement, can theatre artists foster nuanced conversations on the polarizing topics of gun violence and gun control?

BY KATHERINE FRITZ I live on the East Coast, in a large city. I’m a registered Democrat who voted for Hillary Clinton. I make my living as a theatre artist and educator. I have never owned, nor even fired, a gun. That doesn’t mean I’m not concerned about our country’s gun violence epidemic. Unfortunately our national discourse has, for years, framed the issue of gun control into rigid binaries: the rural, gun-owning, truck-driving American who wants to defend his constitutional right to possess and use firearms versus the city-dwelling, bike-riding, coastal elitist who wants to take all the guns away. That these stereotypes lack any nuanced understanding of a complex issue seems almost beside the point; they’re effective, so much so that framing them this way has prevented us from producti...

The North American Lab for the Performing Arts: Registration for Summer Workshops

The North American Lab for the Performing Arts A space in the heart of the midwest founded as a place where artists can learn from each other, teach and create new work.Participate in a creative act.  Create change and what better place to do it than in the center of the United States in Muncie, Indiana. All are welcome here!  Learn more about NALPA. The Summer of 2018 will offer three workshops: Come live learn and work together. Workshop participants are all housed in the Charles Over Mansion or hosted by one of the neighbors in the historic district. Everyone eats breakfast and lunch together and then can use the kitchen to prep food for dinner or head out on the town. There are several great places within walking distance. I have recognized that now more than ever artists need to explo...

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