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Attention students!

THTR:2170 Acting for Musical Theatre auditions will take place on Sunday, March 31, 2019 from 12-5pm in room 172 Theatre Building.

Prepare 16 bars of a ballad and 16 bars from an up-tempo contemporary musical that represents your voice.  

Prerequisites: Audition required (sign up below) and must have taken one of the following: 

  • THTR:1140 - Basic Acting 
  • THTR:2140 - Acting I
  • One (1) semester of applied lessons in vocal performance

Cannot attend the auditions?  Please contact course instructor, Mark Bruckner, mark-bruckner@uiowa.edu. 

Audition Sign Up: Click here to access audition sign-up sheet.

Theatre Arts Special Permission will run Mon. Mar. 6th - Fri. Apr. 19th 

Theatre Arts Major students: You will not be able to register for any theatre courses until you meet with your theatre arts adviser.
Theatre Arts Minor students: You will not receive notification for special permission for Acting courses until Early Registration ends (April 19th).


Want to request special permission for more than one course?  Fill out a separate form for each!

  • Please submit an online special permission request form for each course you would like to enroll in.

When will I find out if I have received special permission to enroll in a course?  

  • Submit your special permission request by April 3rd noon in order to find out before Early Registration begins if you have permission to enroll in the course.  
  • If you submit a special permission request after April 3rd noon, you will not receive notification of your special permission status until the end of Early Registration.
  • Students who receive special permission to enroll in theatre restricted courses will receive notification of enrollment on the Friday (April 5th) before Early Registration begins.

How are special permission requests evaluated?

  • Some courses are evaluated by graduation date or on a first-come-first-serve basis. Please turn in your request forms as soon as possible.

Questions?

Instructions

  1. To request special permission, go to the Theatre website Students page: https://theatre.uiowa.edu/students
  2. Under the Students page, find the link that says "Special Permission Request Form." (This is a Workflow form.  You will be prompted to log in using your HawkID and password.)
  3. Fill out this form by April 3rd, noon CST.  Requests after Apr. 3rd will not be reviewed until the end of Early Registration.


More instructions:
 PDF

Courses that require Special Permission:

Attention undergraduate actors!

Advanced Acting auditions for THTR:4144 Acting Special Topics-Period Styles will take place on Saturday, March 2, 2019 from 10:00-10:30am in room 166 Theatre Building.

Prepare one contemporary monologue; no longer than one and a half minutes, that you feel best demonstrates your strengths.
If you have auditioned for Advanced Acting previously and been passed on, you do not have to audition again.  If you were not passed on previously, you may audition again.

Prerequisites: Acting II, Theatre Movement, and Voice for the Actor 

NOTE: You must have completed Acting II by the end of the current semester to audition. This means that you can audition if you are currently enrolled in Acting II this spring.
You can be enrolled in either Theatre Movement OR Voice for the Actor concurrently during the semester you enroll in Advanced Acting, so long as you have completed either Theatre Movement OR Voice for the Actor prior enrolling.

*Please sign up for auditions here:  Advanced Acting Auditions for Fall 2019

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Application Deadline: March 1, 2019

The Professional Apprenticeship at Imagination Stage is a one-year program designed to equip a select group of outstanding candidates with intensive, hands-on experiences in professional theatre and theatre education! The program runs from August 2019-August 2020 with a monthly living stipend of $1,800.

Applicants must be graduating from an undergraduate program by Spring, 2019 or have graduated within the last two years (Spring 2017 or later).

Rebecca Rice Community Engagement Grant:

This grant is offered to an apprentice who, in addition to their chosen career focus, will focus part of their apprenticeship on work in our community engagement programs. The grant provides an additional $5,000 toward outstanding student loans, approved professional development activities, or other life needs as part of Imagination Stage’s commitment to inclusion and diversity.

For more information, visit imaginationstage.org

Deadline February 11, 2019

INTERNS NEEDED!!!

The Des Moines Community Playhouse and Kate Goldman Children's Theatre is looking for summer interns, May 22nd-August 16th. This is an hourly paid position with a maximum of 40 hours per week working with children aged 4-18. The internship consists of assisting with the implementation of Theatre Curriculum for Summer Theatre Day Camps Co-Teach Summer Educational Theatre Classes and Workshops.

Students who wish to apply for a summer education intern position should send a cover letter and resume and include:

  • Academic background
  • Work experience (particularly with children), related skills and interests
  • Reasons for interest in the intern program
  • Three references
  • School and permanent address (home and e-mail) and phone numbers
  • No parent phone calls or emails, please

Please send resumes by February 11th, 2019. Decisions will be made in mid-March. 

For more information or to submit your resume, email Robin Spahr at rspahr@dmplayhouse.com 

Priority Deadline for Applications: March 5, 2019

FST's Intern and Apprentice program is an immersive and comprehensive way to bridge the gap between academic theatre and the professional world and to provide additional training and experience to those individuals who are serious about careers as theatre professionals.

Florida Studio Theatre is a LORT D theatre in Sarasota, Florida. A village of five theatres, FST as grown to serve over 200,000 attendees with over 20 productions each year. Programming is vast and varied including contemporary new plays, musicals, cabarets, children's theatre, and improv. 

Applicants must have a strong passion for theatre, a desire to learn more about professional theatre, and an interest in being a part of a community of artists.

Areas of concentration include:

  • Acting
  • Arts Administration
  • Carpentry
  • Company Management
  • Costuming and Design
  • Directing
  • Education and Outreach
  • Literary
  • Lighting Design
  • Marketing
  • Music/Accompaniment
  • Playwriting
  • Props and Paint
  • Stage Management 

To be eligible for consideration, applicants must:

  • Be 21 years old (exception made for summer camp interns)
  • Be able to commit to up to a year-long program. (starting in May or September)
  • Have appropriate academic and/or professional experience.
  • Be able to relocate to Sarasota for the length of the internship.

Compensation Includes:

  • Weekly stipend of $120
  • Free furnished housing
  • Utilities including cable and internet
  • Complimentary tickets
  • Discount at FST's Green Room Cafe


Send completed application form, current photo, theatre and non theatre resumes and 3 letters of recommendation to Jill Zakrzewski at jzakrzewski@floridastudiotheatre.org 
Application form can be found at: https://www.floridastudiotheatre.org/sites/default/files/19_intern_application_-_editable.pdf 

Des Moines Performing Arts (DMPA) offers a MUSICAL THEATER SUMMER CAMP program for students in grades 3-8, which runs for 6 weeks, the same show each week performed by a new group of students.  Each summer we hire the following positions:

Application Deadline: February 22, 2019 for:

  • Director/Choreographer:  Casts the show on Monday and spends the week teaching the blocking and choreography, culminating in a performance each Friday.
  • Music Director/Assistant Director: Assists with casting and spends the week teaching the music and assisting with the show’s blocking to prepare for Friday’s performance.
  • Teaching Assistants (2): Lead workshops to support students In the development of their characters and assist with rehearsals and performance.

Application Deadline: February 3, 2019 for:

  •  Education Intern: Works for the entire DMPA Education Department in the area of administration of camp programs.


For the past two summers, the Director/Choreographer and Music Director/Assistant Director positions have been filled by MFA graduates although bachelor’s degree candidates would also be considered.  The teaching assistant and education intern positions are for undergraduates.

For more information:  https://desmoinesperformingarts.org/careers/#all

ACTING AUDITIONS & TECHNICAL INTERVIEWS FOR GREAT RIVER SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL - SIGN UP TODAY!

WHEN: Feb. 1st @ 1pm Technician Interviews, 3pm Acting Auditions

WHERE: RM 166

WHO: Doug Scholz-Carlson, Artistic Director

SIGN UP: WIKI: Auditions information page


Acting Auditions for both the Professional Company and Apprentice Actor Training Program grsf.org/apprentice 

Prepare: 2 pieces each under 2 minutes. One and potentially both should be Shakespeare. If you sing well, Doug would like to hear 32 bars a capella, and if you play an instrument well, either tell Doug that or play a sample. Bring a resume and headshot. Doug will eventually want those resumes electronically; a single 2-page pdf with their photo on page one and resume on page two. The student’s name should be the title of the file.

*Actors: Please send Paul Kalina your headshot and resume in the format that Doug has requested above before the auditions on the 1st.

*Technicians: interviewing technicians interested in technical internships in all areas. Students interested should ask Eric Stone questions about tech internships, and also see grsf.org/intern. Technicians should bring a 1 page resume formatted for their area of interest.


Update:  Cast Lists Now Posted!  Thank you to all who auditioned!

https://wiki.uiowa.edu/display/theatre/2019+Ten-Minute+Play+Festival

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When: Saturday, Dec.1st from 10am to 2pm (additional times will be added if needed)

Where: Room 172 in the Theatre Building
How: Please sign up at the wiki link posted below! Auditions will be done in pairs with readings from the selected shows.

https://wiki.uiowa.edu/display/theatre/2019+Ten-Minute+Play+Festival

Please sign up for auditions as there are so many opportunities for great roles in these amazing plays!

*Perusal scripts for each play are available at the Theatre Main Office, 107 TB.

If you are interested in being a part of the crew or if you have any questions, please contact Stage Manager Adam Koob, adam-koob@uiowa.edu, or Festival Director, Kristy Hartsgrove-Mooers, kristen-hartsgrove-mooers@uiowa.edu.

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Festival Selections

Thank you to everyone who submitted their work to the Ten Minute Play Festival, and congratulations to the winning scripts! 

Festival Plays:
Ellis Wright Goes to Hell by Brigid Martin
The Doolemma by Ashlynn Dale
Toilet World by Nicole Gabrione
Happier by Brad Pickhinke
Just Get on With the Story by Charles Kidd
Three Students: A Beckett Play About Chekhov by Cameron Speta
Assembly by Kaylyn Kluck
Every Seven Years by Sarah Weeks

Reading Series:
Drink or Die by Emmy Palmersheim
Labyrinth by Irene Enlow
(Wo)Man by Jivani Rodriguez
The Stasis And by Eileen Campbell
Wouldn’t You Love to Love Her by Olivia Schneider
Astral Connections by Austin J. Yerington


The 22nd annual Ten-Minute Play Festival will be February 7-10, 2019.

  • Scripts may be submitted beginning Monday, October 22nd until 5:00pm Monday, November 5th. No plays will be accepted after the deadline.

  • Selections will be announced Friday, November 16th.

  • Auditions will be held Saturday and Sunday, December 1st and 2nd.

Submission is open to all undergraduates who will be enrolled BOTH fall and spring semesters.
Plays should be submitted to the Theatre Department Office (107 TB). Please be sure to follow the submission guidelines.

Guidelines are available in the theatre office and on the online callboard.

DATES & DEADLINES:

Submission DeadlineNov. 5, 2018 5:00 PM CST
Selections PostedNov. 17, 2018
Auditions/CallbacksDec. 1-3, 2018
FestivalFeb. 7-10, 2019

See the full guidelines here:

In honor of Nigel, the “world’s loneliest bird”, our team would like to challenge members of the University of Iowa’s Theatre Department to raise consciousness and efforts around our environmental impact in conjunction with our production of K.T. Peterson’s Love BirdThrough October 21st, we challenge you to do the following: 

Recycle (Where should I drop it off?)
Remember Reusable Bags for Shopping
B.Y.O. Mug or Bottle
Choose "Used" When Possible
Waste Less Food

Share your progress on social media by using #LOVEBIRDCHALLENGE. If you do, please note that we may share your post in the lobby at our performances. If you'd prefer to share your progress directly, contact Morgan Grambo. 


Advanced Acting Auditions
For THTR:4144:0001 Acting: Special Topics- Meisner

Saturday October 27th @ 10am 

RM 166

 

Prepare one contemporary monologue; no longer than one and a half minutes, that you feel best demonstrates your strengths.

If you have auditioned for Advanced Acting previously and been passed on, you do not have to audition again.  If you were not passed on previously, you may audition again.

 

Prerequisites: Acting II, Theatre Movement, and Voice for the Actor 

 

NOTE: You must have completed Acting II by the end of the current semester to audition. This means that you can audition if you are currently enrolled in Acting II this fall.

 

You can be enrolled in either Theatre Movement OR Voice for the Actor concurrently during the semester you enroll in Advanced Acting, so long as you have completed either Theatre Movement OR Voice for the Actor prior enrolling.

 

*Please sign up for auditions hereAdvanced Acting Auditions for Fall 2019

Tues. Mar. 20th from 9:00-10:30a in *Meet in Theatre Building Lobby  (25 total slots available)

Rinde Eckert will be performing at Hancher on March 21st. On Tuesday, March 20th, he will host a short workshop and a Q&A for our students.

Rinde is an astonishing performing artist – singer, writer, musician, composer, and director. He has led Partnership in the Arts twice. He has established an international performing career that has exploded over the past decade. He is also an alum and a terrific teacher. He will lead a “simple series of exercises in interdisciplinary perception” followed by the Q&A session.

Actors, directors, playwrights, and dramaturgs are strongly encouraged to attend. Participation in the exercises is not mandatory; those who wish to observe the exercise are welcome to attend the workshop.

To Sign Up: Please click here to go to sign up sheet.

Stagedoor Manor

Loch Sheldrake, NY

Are you Passionate about Theatre Production & Design?

Do you work well in a supportive creative environment?

Do you thrive on challenges like: a quick design process, demanding production requirements, outdoor theatre spaces, etc.

Designer will design up to 6 realized productions (2 shows each session) Musicals and Plays

Collaborate with professional directors, designers and craftsmen.


Over the summer Stagedoor Manor Performing Arts Training Center produces 42 full scale productions in our 8 on site venues for campers age 10-18. Check us out: www.stagedoormanor.com
Additional Information Interviews 2018
Room & Board Included onsite (w/ a roommate) London --February 22-24
Season Dates: June 7- August 22, 2018 NYC --February 26-27
Travel Stipend Available Chicago -- March 1
You Must Be At Least 21 SETC (Mobile, AL) -- March 8-11
**In person interviews are preferred but Skype interviews are possible.**
Submit Resume & Cover Letter: Chris@StagedoorJobs.com
Set Designers, Lighting Designers, Costume Designers, Master Carpenters, Carpenters, Scenic Artists, Prop Designers & Tech Directors



Summer Internships Available

Summer Internships at Seattle's Children's Theatre

At Seattle Children's Theatre (SCT), we are proud to be one of the most prominent theatres for young audiences in the United States and the world. Our mission is to provide children of all ages and backgrounds access to professional theatre, with a focus on new works, and theatre education. For many children, we are the first, and sometimes, sole, exposure they have to live theatre.

Intern with Us!

Renowned SCT Education Programs offers over 20 internship positions in the summer to support nearly 200 camps and classes for students ages 3½ -21, and for our Summer Season productions for students grades 4-12.

Being an intern is a rewarding and enriching experience wherein you’ll be fully immersed in the workings of SCT. Previous interns have gone on to work at many professional theatres around the country, including as staff members at SCT, Seattle Theatre Group, Book-It Repertory Theatre, Seattle Repertory Theatre, The 5th Avenue Theatre, Jet City Improv, and The Village Theatre, as well as regionally at theatres such as Arena Stage, Lexington Children’s Theatre, Stages Theatre Company, Metro Theatre Company, The Rose Theatre Omaha, and the Children’s Theatre Company, amongst many others.

Types of Internships Offered:

We have a multitude of exciting internships available, including Teaching, Administrative, Stage Management, Lighting, Sound, Costume, Set, Props, Choreography, and Music Directing. Click below for more information. 

The ideal candidate for these positions will have a minimum of two years of college or demonstrate equivalent experience. SCT is an equal opportunity organization. We value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. We are committed to diversity in all areas of our work and encourage applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, and veteran status. We strongly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups. 

Info: Internships run June – late August for 40+ hours a week; length of internship dependent on position. Professional Development opportunities vary on the internship. Internships are paid a stipend of $200/week, plus compensation for a bus pass or parking. Housing is not provided.

To apply:  Application deadline: 11:59pm PST, February 12, 2019Applications available at sct.org. We ask that you submit a cover letter, resume and three professional references. Applicants are notified of their status by April 2, 2019.

Email Laura Knote, Associate Director of Education, Drama School, at internships@sct.org for more information!