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Renaissance Now Theatre & Film presents: MACBETH

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Submissions Now Open: 2018 National Playwrights Conference

The deadline to be considered for Summer 2018 is October 13, 2017.

The National Playwrights Conference is led by Artistic Director Wendy C. Goldberg. The Conference supports playwrights during the creation and development of new play projects. Authors of the selected works will be awarded a residency for the month of July 2018, including an intensive rehearsal process and two staged, script-in-hand public readings. A stipend, housing, meals, and transportation are provided for each writer selected for this month-long residency.

2018 National Playwrights Conference Submission Details

  • Applicants may submit scripts through the O’Neill’s Open Submissions Process Wednesday, September 13, 2017 through Friday, October 13, 2017
  • Early submissions are strongly encouraged
  • Plays of any length or genre are eligible; however, to be included in the Conference, the work must remain unproduced through July 31, 2018
  • No agent is required
  • Both electronic and hard copy applications are accepted
  • The submission fee is $35 USD and covers the costs of the process

For more information, visit theoneill.org.

AUDITION: STAR WARD CHRISTMAS

Wanted: Adults and children, all ages, sizes, and types. All parts are open.

Description: At the Off Broadway Theatre, we are constantly criticized for not having enough intergalactic Christmas shows with a Mormon-based theme. Unfortunately, Santa meets the Mormon Martian Missionaries just didn’t sell. But this year, we silence all of our critics with our holiday show, Star Ward Christmas. This amazing musical parody takes characters from last year’s very successful Star Ward and mixes them with current sci-fi characters, so that they can save Christmas from the dork side. Happy Holidays and may the Farce be with you! Written by Austinn and Eric Jensen. Directed by Chase Dickerson.

Rehearsal Dates: October 7th to November 16th, Tuesday and Thursday nights from 6:30 to 9:30 PM, and Saturdays from 10 AM to 2 PM. Tech week is November 13th to the 16th, with rehearsals every weeknight from 6:30 to 10 PM. Children will be double-cast and have a shorter rehearsal schedule TBD.

Performance Dates: November 17th to December 23rd, Mondays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 7:30 PM. No performance on November 20th. One 2 PM Saturday matinee will be announced during rehearsals. Children will split performances.

Payment: $50 stipend plus free passes (10 for adults, 6 for children).

Preparation: For adults, please bring a headshot and resume, and come prepared to deliver a one minute monologue and to sing at least 16 bars a cappella of your favorite song. For children and adults, you may be asked to tell a short joke and to do a cold reading of selected scenes.

Time Slots: Auditions are between 12 PM and 2 PM. Each audition slot is 5 minutes. For additional time slots or to schedule an audition on a different day, contact the director at chase.dickerson@mail.com.

Location: The Off Broadway Theatre, 272 S. Main Street, Salt Lake City, UT. Box Office: (801) 355-4628, Email: OBT1994@hotmail.com.

For full ad and cast list visit backstageutah.com.

AUDITION: Hale Center Theater Orem A CHRISTMAS CAROL

Auditions for A Christmas Carol will be held, by appointment only, September 18th & 19th.
These auditions will be held at Hale Studio located at 537 N. 1200 W. in Orem.
All roles, with the exception of Ebenezer Scrooge, are available.
Adults (Ages 16+) may schedule appointments for September 18th or 19th from 7:00pm-9:00pm.
Adults auditioning should prepare to sing 16 bars of a classic musical theater song.  They will also be asked to do a cold read in a standard British accent.  An accompanist will be provided. Headshots and resumes are encouraged.
As a reminder, all auditions are by appointment only and must be scheduled in advance through our Box Office (801-226-8600).
Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment to fill out the appropriate paperwork before your audition time.
Callbacks, by invitation only, are scheduled for Saturday, September 23rd (for non-choir roles) and Monday, September 25th (for choir roles).
A Christmas Carol will be directed by Jerry Elison, with music direction by Sonja Sperling and choreography by Jayne Luke.
Anyone who is unable to attend the initial audition may submit an audition form and video. Please send your video along with a headshot, resume, and your audition form to julieannbonifay@gmail.com no later than September 17th to be considered for callbacks. You may download the audition form HERE.
Note: This production is not to be confused with the production of A Christmas Carol-Youth Edition. Information for the youth production is available HERE.

For full ad and cast list visit haletheater.org.

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