CAST & CREW CALL
→ Paid Acting Gig ←
The WSSR is looking for two actors for the 2018 Rockford New Play Festival staged reading. Performance date is 7pm THU Aug 23, 2018. Rehearsals are 1-6pm SUN Aug 19, and 6-10 TUE Aug 21. Rehearsal attendance is flexible.
Female Identifying 20’s 30’s - African American
Female Identifying 20’s 30’s - of Middle Eastern descent
Pay is $150. To apply email email@example.com
In its fourth year, the Rockford New Play Festival gives established and aspiring playwrights from the Rockford Area the opportunity to have their work presented professionally to the public alongside the work of national and international playwrights.
Auditions will be held by appointment. Reply with resume, and headshot/photo to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you do not have a resume or photo, include a brief description of your experience. Roles are open until filled.
We are currently seeking volunteer Set, Lighting, and Costume Designers.
Interviews will be held by appointment. Reply with resume and samples of your work email@example.com. If you do not have a resume or samples, include a brief description of your experience.
STAFF & CREW
We currently have openings for volunteer Stage Managers, Technical Directors, Props Masters, Set Construction, Painters, and Running Crew. If you are interested in any of these positions, please reply with a resume or description of your experience to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Scripts are available to check out/read at The Rockford Area Arts Council, 713 E State Street during business hours. Contact the RAAC for information on hours and availability.
Digital samples and more information about the plays are available at the links below:
by Sarah Ruhl
FEB 19 - 28, 2016 • 13+ • Activist Casting
In Eurydice, Sarah Ruhl reimagines the classic myth of Orpheus through the eyes of its heroine. Dying too young on her wedding day, Eurydice must journey to the underworld, where she reunites with her father and struggles to remember her lost love. With contemporary characters, ingenious plot twists, and breathtaking visual effects, the play is a fresh look at a timeless love story. (appropriate for ages 13+)
CASTING 7 Roles
Eurydice- Female, 18 - 25
Her Father - Male 40+
Orpheus - Male 18 - 25
A Nasty Interesting Man/The Lord Of The Underworld - Male 30+
Big Stone - 16+
Little Stone - 11+
Loud Stone - 11+
EXIT, PURSUED BY A BEAR
by Lauren Gunderson
APR 15 - MAY 1, 2016 • Adult • Activist Casting
Nan has decided to teach her husband Kyle a lesson. With the help of Simon (acting as her emotional-- and actual-- cheerleader) and a stripper named Sweetheart, she tapes Kyle to a chair as they reenact scenes from their painful past. Through this night of ridiculous theatrics, Nan and Kyle are both freed from their past in this smart, dark revenge comedy. (appropriate for Adult Audiences)
Casting 4 Roles
Nan Carter - Female, late 20's
Kyle Carter - Male, late 20's
Sweetheart/Peaches/SuperKyle - Female, 20's
Simon - Male, 20's
THE STINKY CHEESE MAN
by John Glore
JUN 10 - 26 • Family • Activist Casting
Each of your favorite storybook fables is uproariously derailed in this adaptation of the quintessential children's book of fractured fairy tales. Everything from "Chicken Little" to "The Gingerbread Man" gets a complete makeover. Fun music and witty narration accompany the likes of ineloquent giants, sassy barnyard animals, colossal cow pies, and enough stinky cheese to go around. (appropriate for all ages)
Casting 7 Roles
We are looking for a ensemble of adults and teens (age 12+).
Actor 1 (M) - Cow Patty Boy / Cocky Locky / Prince / 1st Stepsister/ Owl / Stinky Cheese Man
Actor 2 (M) - Jack / Tortoise
Actor 3 (F) - Ducky Lucky / Princess 2 / Cinderella / Cow Butt
Actor 4 (F) - Red Hen / Goosey Loosey / Queen / Stepmother / Little Old Lady
Actor 5 (M) - Foxy Loxy / Ugly Duck / Wolf / Giant / Stepsister 2 / Fox
Actor 6 (M) - Surgeon General / King / Frog / Rumpelstiltskin / Little Old Man / Cow Head / Legal Guy
Actor 7 (F) - Chicken Licken / Princess 1 / Little Red Running Shorts / Rabbit
The West Side Show Room believes that any actor (regardless of age, skin tone, gender, body type, or physical ability) should be able to play any role. Whenever appropriate, we seek to cast outside the norm in order to challenge traditional notions of who can be involved in theater.