The Crucible is looking for two more singers to join the ensemble – we need an alto and a tenor.
Rehearsals will fall within the usual university hours 7-11 M-F and 11-8:30 on Saturdays starting immediately. Our tech rehearsals start Saturday September 30th and we Open October 6th. We have performances the 7th, 8th, 11th, 12th, 13th, & 14th.
There is a high school matinee on the 13th at noon (Call around 11:00) as well as an evening.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested!
City Circle Acting Company of Coralville will hold auditions for Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat on September 29 and 30. Auditions for the children’s choir (2nd through 6th grade) will be Friday, September 29 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Auditions for everyone else will be Saturday, September 30 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. All auditions will take place at the Community of Christ Church, 2121 S. Ridge Drive in Coralville.
Auditioners should prepare a song of approximately 32 bars that shows personality. Bring sheet music in the proper key. An accompanist will be provided. Children auditioning for the choir may sing acapella. Children who do not have a prepared song may sing “Happy Birthday” or “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star.”
To schedule an audition, complete and submit the audition form at www.citycircle.org. Once you submit the form, the producer will contact you with your appointment time. Walk-ins are always welcome, but those with appointments will take priority.
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat will be performed December 8-10 and 15-17 at the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts.
Technical Director needed for Downstairs Cabaret Theatre.
This will be a marketing video tracking students as they use technology throughout their school day. We will show students using their devices as they study. We will also shoot scenes of students interacting in class and on campus in general.
Pay will be $500.00 per full day for principal actors. Extras will also be paid.
Please send a headshot (resume if you have one, though this isn't terribly important) to:
We will set up a time for you to come to our office at 2510 North Dodge Street for an audition.
Thanks, Bill Delehant
Video Production Manager
Creative Strategy & Services
Marketing, North America
Hello, my name is Bruce James Bales, and I am a filmmaker from the Quad Cities. I am reaching out because my production company DEFT is casting for a short film set in the Quad Cities, and I was wondering if you could share the casting notice with some of your students.
I plan on making many more films and to build a network in Iowa and the Midwest, so I appreciate any assistance you can provide.
The poster for the film is attached, the casting notice and a company bio are below.
Thank you for your time. All the best.
DEFT Productions is an independent production company based in Des Moines, Iowa focusing on commercial work, music videos, and films. DEFT has screened films at the Boston Underground Film Festival, the Interrobang Film Festival, the Muscatine Independent Film Festival, and the Snake Alley Festival of Film. DEFT's film "Marmalade" received an Honorable Mention at the 2017 Interrobang Film Festival. DEFT is set to release their newest short, OMW, in Fall 2017.
Casting Notice - UNDERTOW
Production Title: Undertow
Union / Non-Union: Non-Union
Production Type: Independent Drama
Project Length: Short Film (8-13 minutes)
Posted on: August 30th, 2017
Production Location: Bettendorf and Davenport, Iowa
Production Companies: DEFT and Anatomical Heart Films
Director: Jack Meggers
Director of Photography: Bruce James Bales
Filming Locations: Bettendorf and Davenport, Iowa
Compensation: Credit, Copy, Lodging, and Meals
Filming dates: October 6th-10th, 2017
After a close friend’s suspicious overdose, Cyrus is caught in the current of a drug ring. Surrounded by addicts, money envelopes, and eviction notices he succumbs to the darkness.
Cyrus (Male, Age range: 18 to 28)
High school dropout, lives with his mother, desperate
Anthony (Male, Age: 21 to 31)
Charismatic, laid back, secretly operating a drug ring
Janis (Female, Age range: 35 to 50)
Cyrus’ mother, addict, absent
Gary (Male, Age range: 35 to 50)
Janis’ boyfriend, addict
Harry (Male, Age range: 35 to 50)
Landlord and maintenance man, sheepish
Aaron (Male, Age range: 18 to 28)
Cyrus’ longtime friend and drug runner
Oscar (Male, Age range: 21 to 35)
How to Submit:
Email: Send headshots and clips / reels to email@example.com
Editor, The Iowa Connection
UI Theatre Fall 2017 Auditions, August 24th & 25th
15 Shows will be Casting over 100 roles!
For more information please go to www.uiauditions.com
General Auditions (Thayer Theatre)
Thursday and Friday, August 24th & 25th from 7:00 pm- 11:00 pm
Musical Auditions (TB 172)
Friday, August 25th from 7:00 pm- 11:00 pm
Saturday, August 26th from 10:00 am- 11:00 pm
Sunday, August 27th from 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Audition Sign Up Sheet
Visit the Online Callboard and follow the directions provided to sign up for an audition time starting, Monday August 21st!
Remember to update your current profile or create a profile on Performer Bank before auditions and you must click that you are participating in the August Auditions.
Will be announced starting at 10:30 pm on Sunday, August 27th.
Some productions will begin rehearsals on Monday, August 28th.
Shows Participating in Auditions:
- The Crucible
- Fun Home
- By the Way, Meet Vera Stark
- Twilight Bowl
- Nothing But Days
- Bad Things Happen Here
- The Dybbuk of Dachau
- This King’s Country
- The Miracle in Franklin
- Agnes in Green
- A Real College Play
- Machiavelli & Me
- Global Express
Still have Questions about Auditions?
Please contact our Production Stage Manager, Melissa Turner at Melissa-Turner@uiowa.edu with questions.
I'm writing to let you know about a new yearly $1000 arts and design scholarship that may be relevant to your students. As a company founded on the principle that art improves lives, we want to encourage students and young people to share their positive experiences of engaging with art.
Please find below some details on the FEATHR Wallpaper Scholarship:
- $1000 scholarship
- merit-based award via essay submission
- applicants need to answer the question: “How and why has a piece of art influenced your personal, educational and/or creative development.”
- winner chosen by 31st December 2017
In order to be eligible for the scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria:
- be a current or prospective student at a US college or university
- be studying an arts, performing arts, humanities or design-based subject
- be in good academic standing with their current educational institution
- submit a written essay by 1st December 2017 to firstname.lastname@example.org, answering the set essay question
You can find more details attached, or at our scholarship page:
I hope this scholarship is of interest to your students. Please let me know if you have any questions - and I look forward to seeing submissions from your students.
This unique and much-loved five-day festival in Ashland, Oregon, features professional actors from Oregon Shakespeare Festival and the community. The event includes rehearsals and two staged readings of each winning play.
The winning playwrights receive a $1,500 stipend and local accommodations. There is a $15 submission fee.
Click here to view the complete list of criteria and to learn how to submit your work.
Here is a partial list of criteria:
- Legibly typed in 12-point font in standard play script format with 1′′ margins; characters’ names centered above dialogue
- Full-length drama or comedy, intermission preferred – 80 minutes minimum running time if no intermission; 95 – 120 minutes with one intermission
- Previously unproduced (See our Definitions)
- Maximum 8 characters; doubling allowed provided a doubling plan is included with the cast list
- The submitting author is the sole owner of the copyright of the script
- No indication of authorship on any of the pages (“blinded”)
Submissions close when 400 scripts are received or on December 31, 2017, whichever comes first. A running tally of submissions will be shown on our website. The ANPF 2018 Fall Festival will take place October 17-21, 2018.
We look forward to welcoming your script beginning next month!
My name is Alyssa McGhghy and I am the outreach coordinator for Johnson County Historical Society. On October 15th, JCHS will be hosting our Annual Cemetery Walk at St. Joseph Cemetery located in Iowa City. We are looking for volunteer guides and actors. Below is more information about this opportunity. Please feel free to share this with your students!
Interested? Contact Alyssa at email@example.com or at 319-351-5738.
Meetings are in the Conference room on May 8th.
Please sign up for a time.
SPECIAL EARLY AUDITION
The Department of Theatre Arts Production of
May 6 and 7
Due to the special requirements of this exciting musical we need to hold early auditions in advance of the Department’s fall general auditions to avoid conflicts with other shows in the area. Women in the Department of Theatre under 5’ in height who want to be considered for the role of Little Alison Bechdal will need to participate in this audition.
Based on Alison Bechdel's best-selling graphic memoir, Fun Home introduces us to Alison at three different ages, revealing memories of her uniquely dysfunctional family – her mother, brothers and volatile, brilliant, enigmatic father – that connect with her in surprising new ways. A refreshingly honest musical about seeing your parents through grown-up eyes, Fun Home is “a blazingly original heartbreaker and a nonstop treasure of invention.”
Alison Bechdal – 9 years old
Christian Bechdal – 10 years old
John Bechdal – 6 years old
Ages are relative depending on size and appearance.
Dates & Times:
Singing Audition: Saturday, May 6, 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Callback Audition: Sunday, May 7, 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Auditions and Callbacks will be held at the University of Iowa Theatre Building, Room 172
All auditioners will be required to sing a designated cut from Ring of Keys or Fun Home.
Music for the designated cuts will be made available on request.
Scheduling an Audition:
For more information and to schedule an audition slot please contact the stage manager, Aubrey Near at firstname.lastname@example.org
- A copy of a headshot and resume
- One contemporary monologue (60 seconds is plenty)
- If they are interested in musical theatre - 16 bars of a musical theatre song to be sung a cappella
Associate Artistic Director
Sign up today to secure your slot for Advanced Acting Auditions. Fall 2017 offering is: Period Styles.
More details here: Advanced Acting Auditions Fall 2017
The application period for this year’s LDI Student Sponsorship is now open. Undergraduate seniors and graduate students can apply at www.etcconnect.com/LDIsponsorship to get career-building opportunities, one-on-one mentorship from an industry professional, and an all-expense-paid trip to the LDI tradeshow, November 17th to 19th, in Las Vegas. We’ll accept applications through Friday, June 9th.
If you know students who could benefit from this experience, please encourage them to apply. And feel free to share the information on social media with the hashtag #ETCLDIsponsorship.
For more information, visit www.etcconnect.com/LDIsponsorship or email LDIStudentSponsorship@etcconnect.com.