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Submissions are now open for the 43rd Annual Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival.

The OOB Festival is an annual celebration of new writing, and we're looking for new short plays to be a part of our week-long festival in New York City in Summer 2018.

Before you submit, visit the OOB Festival website for detailed guidelines.Submissions will close Thursday, December 14 at 11:59pm EST.
SUBMIT YOUR PLAY

Climb Theatre will be on campus holding auditions for their 2018-2019 season on Friday, December 1 from 3-5pm.

CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS AND TO SIGN UP.


Hello,


Please find attached Summer 2018 job postings we thought would be of interest to your students.  We welcome for consideration all students of the performing arts (not only classical ballet) who meet specific job requirements. Please feel free to distribute as you deem appropriate.



Best,
Rachel Shafran

Coordinating Director
Bolshoi Ballet Academy Summer Intensive, CT
212.687.6118 ext. 208





Hello!
I am writing to see if you would be interested in auditioning for the role of “Franco” in Iowa City Community Theatre’s production of “Superior Donuts.”  Please see below for a description of the show.  The actor who played Franco on Broadway was nominated for a Tony!  This is a plumb lead role.  The character is the engine of the show and plays a range of affect including having the gift of delivering many of the show’s funny lines. The show is a drama with funny moments. Official auditions finished this week, so if you are interested in auditioning, please let me know and I can set up a separate time.  Email me at barry-schreier@uiowa.edu and I would gladly set up a separate time for you.  Thanks for any initial interest you may have!
BAS**
 
DONUTS-Iowa City Community Theatre
Arthur Przybyszewski, second generation Chicago Polish, owns a rundown Uptown Chicago donut shop that has been in his family for 60 years.  Franco Wicks, a young black man and Arthur’s only employee, wants to modernize the shop full circle.  This provocative show, set in the skin of a drama with high comedic moments, explores the human experience of embracing the past, exposing our weakest moments, keeping a damn-fine sense of humor about it all, and finding redemption in the least expected relationships. Superior Donuts is a smart, strongly written Tony-nominated play by Tracy Letts, author of “August: Osage County.”  And there’s donuts!
Rehearsals:  November 26-January 18 (Break December 21-January 2)
Shows: January 19-January 28th
 
 
Barry A. Schreier, Ph.D, Director
University Counseling Service
Professor of Counseling Psychology
University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA  52242-1100
319.335.7294
counseling.uiowa.edu



Call for Submissions

riverSedge is currently open for submissions in prose, poetry, dramatic scripts, graphic literature, art, interviews, and reviews.

riverSedge is published annually by the Creative Writing Program at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. While our name reflects the specific geographical and cultural nuances of the Rio Grande Valley, we believe riverSedge represents a neologism that connotes so much more, and well beyond the confines of our region—such as divisions, transgressions, (re)definitions, and resistances—throughout the margins of the Americas and all other borderland spaces, identities, and modes of creative expression.
 
Through our commitment to excellence and innovation in language and form, riverSedge exists to provide an outlet for writers and artists in the genres of poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, dramatic writing, graphic literature, visual art, interviews, and critical reviews. Past artists and authors include Barry Deutsch, Eleanor L. Bennett, Larry McMurtry, Rolando Hinojosa-Smith, Angela de Hoyos, Alurista, Naomi Shihab Nye, and Sandra Cisneros.


Gracias,
Robert P. Moreira, Ph.D.
Managing Editor, riverSedge: A Journal of Art and Literature
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/riverSedgeliteraryjournal
Twitter: https://twitter.com/riverSedgeRGV
 

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday, November 3, 2017 at 5:00 PM
 
Every year the South Asian Student Alliance host a "Mock Shaadi" where we put on a show that highlights the different aspects of a traditional South Asian wedding. We are currently on the look out for two students that are interested in playing the parts of the "bride" and the "groom."
 
Our "Mock Shaadi" will be heavily advertised and promoted through social media, and would be a great opportunity for both theater and non-theater arts students alike to gain exposure and experience. The students essaying the roles would be expected to:
 
-Attend the "Mock Shaadi" event on March 3rd in the IMU Main Lounge, and act out the different traditions portrayed in this year's event. They will be the main attraction at the event, but will be accompanied by other performances as well.  
-Shoot promotional videos before the event. This will require at least three separate days of shooting as we hope to have a love story and proposal video to play at the main event.
-Take part in photoshoots for promotional material that will be available on social media. 
 
All expenses will be covered by our organization, and we will work with you to make sure that the promotional videos and shoots fit in with your schedule. You do not need to have any prior experience.  
 
Please fill out this application if you are interested in essaying the role of the "bride" or "groom" for the 2018 Mock Shaadi!

 
Rishika Avvari
Director of Mock Shaadi


The Sioux City Symphony Orchestra will be holding auditions for its brand new production of WEST SIDE STORY marking Leonard Bernstein’s 100th year celebration.
This will be a full production with full symphony orchestra.
 
We are contacting you because we are very aware of your reputation within the Music Theatre world and hope that you would consider encouraging or even recommending some of your “top of the line” students or alumni to look into more information regarding our casting call.
 
We will be holding Regional Auditions in Sioux City, Iowa on November 10, 11, 12, 2017
as well as New York City Auditions on December 2, 3, 4, 2017

CASTING ALL ROLES

Equity Guest Artist Contracts and Non-Union Contracts available                        
Salary, Per Diem, Travel, Housing and Accommodations provided

Rehearsals will  begin April 2, 2018
Performance dates are April 21 & 22.
 
 
For more information please see the attached Press Release. 

WEST SIDE STORY - Sioux City Auditions.pdf
 
Please direct all questions and inquiries to Associate Director, Christopher Murrah:
SiouxcityWSS@gmail.com
 
You can also apply through:
PLAYBILL.COM http://www.playbill.com/job/west-side-story/0000015f-0698-d532-af7f-fedb4a740000
BACKSTAGE.COM https://www.backstage.com/casting/west-side-story-189293/
 
Thank you for your time and consideration!
Mary E. Watts
Manager of Orchestral Personnel and Operations
Sioux City Symphony Orchestra
518 Pierce Street
Sioux City, IA 51101
712-277-2111 - office
712-294-4655 - cell
712-252-0224 - fax
marywatts@siouxcitysymphony.org



 
SUPERIOR DONUTS-Iowa City Community Theatre
Arthur Przybyszewski, second generation Chicago Polish, owns a rundown Uptown Chicago donut shop that has been in his family for 60 years.  Franco Wicks, a young black man and Arthur’s only employee, wants to modernize the shop full circle.  This provocative show, set in the skin of a drama with high comedic moments, explores the human experience of embracing the past, exposing our weakest moments, keeping a damn-fine sense of humor about it all, and finding redemption in the least expected relationships. Superior Donuts is a smart, strongly written Tony-nominated play by Tracy Letts, author of “August: Osage County.”  And there’s donuts!

FB:
www.facebook.com/events/131026304218627/?acontext=%7B%22ref%22%3A%224%22%2C%22feed_story_type%22%3A%22308%22%2C%22action_history%22%3A%22null%22%7D
 
Roles
Arthur, white male, age 50’s
Franco, black male, age 20’s
Max, white male, age 40’s
Kiril, white male, age 30’s
Lady, white female, age 70’s
Randy, white female, age 40’s
James, black male, age 40’s
Luther, white male, age 40’s
Kevin, white male, age 20’s
 
Auditions
Sunday, November 5th  5:00p.m.-8:00p.m.
Monday, November 6th 6:00p.m.-9:00p.m.
 
Rehearsals:  November 26-January 18 (Break December 21-January 2)
Shows: January 19-January 28th
 
Sign-Up for a 10-minute audition slot at: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/30E094CAEAA2AABFC1-auditions or just show-up and we will work you into the schedule.  Scheduled auditions will be given priority.  Contact Director, Barry Schreier (barry-schreier@uiowa.edu), if you have any questions.  Much thanks for your interest in “Superior Donuts” and see you at auditions!


The 21th annual Ten-Minute Play Festival will be February 8-11, 2018. Scripts may be submitted beginning October 19th until 5:00pm Monday, November 6th. No plays will be accepted after the deadline. Selections will be announced Friday, November 17th. Auditions will be held Saturday and Sunday, December 2nd and 3rd.

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 DEADLINE: November 6, 2017 at 5pm

SELECTIONS POSTED: November 17, 2017

AUDITIONS/CALLBACKS: December 2-3, 2017

FESTIVAL: February 8-11, 2018


See the full guidelines here:

ArtsEngine/a2ru Grant Writer

Applications Due October 31

The Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities (a2ru) is seeking a part-time grant writer to spearhead identification of and application to a variety of research and program development grant opportunities for both a2ru and ArtsEngine at the University of Michigan.

Interested individuals must have a strong familiarity with program development and social science research about the arts and arts integrative practice in higher education and at research universities.  They must also be self-motivated and proactive, with excellent writing skills and demonstrated experience and success in complex and high-level grant writing.

Successful candidates will be employed by the University of Michigan, but are not expected to be on-site. Telecommuting and remote work is encouraged and supported.


Dates: 20 hours/week through June 30, 2018 (renewable)

Compensation: Negotiable based on scope and experience.

Apply: Send application materials to program coordinator, Amy Tackitt, no later than October 31, 2017.


More details and full job description available HERE.

The Detroit New Works Festival aims to showcase playwrights, promote new plays and musicals which focus on the subjects of equality and diversity, mental health, and/or social issues, and encourage community in the theatrical process.

Through the DNWF, Outvisible Theatre Company encourages local and non-local playwrights, composers, and lyricists to submit their work for the opportunity to be read and discussed at the festival and potentially go on to be produced as a part of a future season.

The submission form for the 2018 Detroit New Works Festival will be open starting October 1 through November 15.

General guidelines and submission details here:


Hello,

My name is Marc Bauer and I am a local filmmaker based in Cedar Rapids. I am in the process of producing a short film with my production partner, Matt Tribble. We have a completed script, locked down locations, assembled a crew, and we are ready to begin casting auditions.

This film would be shot in Iowa City and Cedar Rapids. We would like to work with as many local artists and talent on this project as possible, so Matt and I were wondering if we would be able to post a casting flyer at your theater. I have attached a copy of the flyer for you to look over.

We would not need your theater space for the auditions, but if you would help us get word out for our film, it would be greatly appreciated.

Best,

Marc


Casting call for short film

“dead air”

cast:

Brian: 30-40s, white male, avg build. a snobbish rock RADIO dj. Must have great personality and voice for radio.

Frances: 30-40S, female, any race, avg build.  Brian’s bookish, sarcastic producer.

Engineer: 20-30S, male, any race, avg build. a timid soul who monitors the tech equipment during brian’s show.  no actual tech experience necessary.

Johnson: 50S, white male, heavyset. a gruff, lone drunk WHO FREQUENTLY calls into the station.

Duffy: 40S-50S, white male, avg build. The Station’s manager. A suit who acts friendly, but is only looking out for the company.


SATURDAY, October 21st

2-5 PM

 

Iowa City Public Library

(123 S. Linn st)

Meeting Room D

 

If interested, contact producer:

marc bauer

815-590-5649

 

SEND HEADSHOTS & RESUMES

TO:  marc.bauer6@gmail.com

 

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 katy-mcglaughlin@uiowa.edu 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.