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Auditions for “The Glass Menagerie”

We will be having auditions for “The Glass Mengaerie” by Tennessee Williams, directed by Steve Josephson on Sunday, February 3 and Monday February 4, 2013. Auditions will be held at Besign Studio: Panska 8, Prague 1. The production will open in May.

Please prepare a 2 minute dramatic monologue in English and be available to read from the script if asked. Please also bring a headshot or recent photo and an acting resume (preferably in English). If you have questions or to schedule an audition time, please write to brian@pragueplayhouse.com with your preferred time.

We will consider non-native English speakers for all of the roles, but all auditioning should be proficient in English.

Play Description:
Amanda Wingfield is a faded, tragic remnant of Southern gentility who lives in poverty in a dingy St. Louis apartment with her son, Tom, and her daughter, Laura. Amanda strives to give meaning and direction to her life and the lives of her children, though her methods are ineffective and irritating. Tom is driven nearly to distraction by his mother’s nagging and seeks escape in alcohol and the world of the movies. Laura also lives in her illusions. She is crippled, and this defect, intensified by her mother’s anxiety to see her married, has driven her more and more into herself. When Tom invites a young man of his acquaintance to take dinner with the family, Jim, the “Gentleman Caller”, he is pounced upon by Amanda as a possible husband for Laura. The world of illusion that Amanda and Laura have striven to create in order to make life bearable collapses about them. Tom, too, at the end of his tether, at last leaves home.

Amanda Wingfield – (40’s-60’s) Laura and Tom’s mother. This faded Southern belle is a proud, vivacious woman. She clings fervently to memories of a vanished, genteel past. Abandoned by her husband, she can appear to be overbearing, admirable, charming, pitiable, and laughable.

Laura Wingfield – (20’s-30’s) Amanda’s daughter and Tom’s older sister. Laura has a bad leg, on which she has had to wear a brace, and walks with a limp. Twenty-three years old and painfully shy, she has largely withdrawn from the outside world and devotes herself to old records and her collection of glass figurines.

Tom Wingfield – (20’s-40’s) Amanda’s son and Laura’s younger brother. An aspiring poet, Tom works at a shoe warehouse to support the family. He is frustrated by the numbing routine of his job and escapes from it through movies, literature, and alcohol.

Jim O’Connor – (20’s-30’s) An old acquaintance of Tom and Laura. Jim was a popular athlete in high school and is now a shipping clerk at the shoe warehouse in which Tom works. He is unwaveringly devoted to goals of professional achievement and ideals of personal success.

January 15th, 2013

Auditions for Zastrozzi

We will be having auditions for Zastrozzi, a play by the Canadian playwright George F. Walker in early January 2013.

 

The play, set in the late 1800s, has all kinds of swordplay, revenge, sex, witty dialogue and banter. It is really fun and should be a blast to be a part of! Peter Hosking is directing.

We will have more details about the production shortly, but if you’re interested, please prepare a 1 minute monologue (can be contemporary or classical) and contact brian@pragueplayhouse.com to be placed on the mailing list for specific times and audition location.

December 26th, 2012

Auditions for A Christmas Carol: Saturday October 6!

The Prague Playhouse is looking for performers of all ages who can act, sing, or play music for its upcoming production of ‘A Christmas Carol‘ by Charles Dickens’. We would like to invite actors who can play music or musicians who would like to act to come and audition. The show will have strong elements of movement involved, but this does not mean that we are looking strictly for dancers.

The performances will run from December 5 – December 15.

The audition will be at the Prague Playhouse Acting Studio (Frantiska Krizka 1, 3rd floor, near Strossmyerovo Namesti) from 2-5pm.

Please come with a short monologue prepared of around 1-2 minutes but be ready to take direction and have it changed in various ways. We will want to hear you sing, so come with a short tune prepared. We would like to know if you can play an instrument too, from a basic level to virtuoso, we will not necessarily ask you to play, but if you like you can perform your song accompanying yourself.

We may also ask you to stick around for call backs the same day for some group work, but we will also have call backs over the next two days depending on demand. So don’t worry, we know it’s short notice and we will try to be accommodating and see everyone who is interested if possible.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Questions? Email abby.kraemer@gmail.com or phone 774 803 081.

October 3rd, 2012

Auditions for ‘Dokola’ – 23.2, 28.2 & 29.2.2012

A Broad’s Way productions is looking for actors and dancers to audition for a new adaptation of ‘La Ronde’ called Dokola. Dokola is an intimate tale of connection (and disconnection) surrounding the intertwined sexual relationships of ten archetypal characters living in 2012 Prague.

Auditions will take place at Prague Film and Theater Center (PFTC) at Varšavská 12 in Prague 2.

DANCER AUDITIONS: Thursday 23rd February, 6.30pm – 9.30pm
The production is seeking two dancers, one male and one female to perform ten contemporary dance pieces for the live 
theatre performance as well as to participate in the film sequences. Interested dancers should prepare a contemporary 
dance piece (max 2 mins) and bring an MP3 player or CD with their chosen music. 
For more information and to book a slot at the audition: http://www.facebook.com/events/309242459125519/

ACTOR AUDITIONS: Tuesday 28th & Wednesday 29th February, 6.30pm – 9.30pm
The production is also looking for ten actors to play the roles listed below. We are looking for a wide range of characters 
of all different backgrounds, languages, and ages. Interested actors should prepare a one-minute monologue and are also 
encouraged to bring their headshot and resume. 
For more information and to book a slot at the audition: http://www.facebook.com/events/304806919575326/

Choreographer Dagmar Spain (born in the Czech Republic and trained in Germany & New York) to help artistically embody the ten dynamic relationships, Jan Fisher, (violinist with the popular Czech band „Zrni‟) to compose an original score, and PFTC filmmaker, David West, to incorporate elements of film in this colorful round. Director Jay DeYonker from New Jersey has said of this project, “When Producer Lindsay Taylor brought up the idea of making Dokola, my heart skipped a beat! I‟ve been dreaming of this production ever since I was introduced to my favorite musical of all time, “Hello Again”. The last 2 months have been a whirlwind of ideas and I am so proud and excited to be part of such an exciting production team working on this adaptation”.

February 22nd, 2012

Great Night of Auditions for Sweeney!

We had a great night at the auditions for our Summer production of Sweeney Todd. About 50 people came out to audition, both people that we’d seen and worked with before in projects such as Charlie Brown and Christmas Carol as well as a lot of new faces. About half of the folks that turned up were singers from local Conservatories and from the Czech musical theater scene. We’re going to have follow up auditions on Sunday, February 19.

If you didn’t get a chance to come out to the audition and would like to, you can come at 13:00 on the 19th. Please email brian@pragueplayhouse.com for more details.

February 16th, 2012

Orchestra Auditions for Sweeney Todd!

We had our first round of orchestra auditions for Sweeney Todd today. We are very excited about how the music is shaping up and about bringing a real, live orchestra to the production. We saw violin, cello, flute and bassoon today. Really great to hear the music and meet new people.

We are still looking for musicians, so if you or someone you know plays clarinet, trumpet, french horn or double bass, please get in touch with us!

January 28th, 2012

Auditions for Sweeney Todd, Feb 15-20

We’re pleased to announce the upcoming auditions for SWEENEY TODD, a dark American musical thriller by Stephen Sondheim. We are looking for talented singer-actors who want to challenge themselves with this amazing (and amazingly difficult) music. We are also looking for instrumentalists to perform in the orchestra. Please see Emmanuel’s post on expats.cz for more details.

The production will be IN ENGLISH, but all nationalities are welcome to audition. It is a great chance to work on a musical with experienced director, vocal coach and choreographer Steve Josephson, who will be coming to Prague to direct. Rehearsals should start March/April and the performances will be June/July 2012. At this point, all roles are open for audition. A list of roles and their vocal ranges (along with other information about the show) is here: http://www.mtishows.com/show_detail.asp?showid=000075 (select “casting” for the roles). The Beggar Woman, Beadle, Pirelli will also be included in the ensemble. We are especially looking for trained ensemble singers who can handle singing in harmony to sing in the chorus.

Auditions will be the week of February 15.
Callbacks will likely be the 18.2 or 19.2.

Please prepare: 2 songs: 1 ballad (slow), 1 uptempo (fast) for the audition. The songs should NOT be from SWEENEY TODD (but other Sondheim shows are welcome) and should show off your vocal range and interpretation. If you have any questions or to schedule an audition, please either email brian@pragueplayhouse.com or SMS/call 608 577 012.

Please pass this on to others who may be interested!

January 24th, 2012

Auditions for the new Prague-Playhouse-Production “A Christmas Carol” on the 18th of September

If you are interested in the combination of singing and acting, please come to the auditions for the Prague Playhouse’s upcoming production of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol”. The show will go up mid-November and play until the end of that month. Rehearsals will start at the beginning of October.

Auditions will be on Sunday 18.9. between 14:00 and 16:30 hrs. (2 to 4:30 pm) at the Prague Playhouse Acting Studio, Frantiska Krizka 1, 3rd floor in Prague 7. Please prepare a one-minute-monologue and a christmas carol to show your ability to tell a story through the song! To schedule an audition, please text/call Laura on 776 605 227!

We are doing something a little different with this one: We are going to have a small cast of players which will function as something like a Greek chorus: They will sing 19th century christmas carols as mood/commentary on what is going on in the play. When the scenes require it, they will step out of the chorus and act all of the characters in the play (besides Scrooge). It should be fun and challenging ensemble work for actor/singers.

We are looking forward to seeing you at the auditions!

September 12th, 2011

Auditions for “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown”

We are going to be having auditions for our upcoming production of “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown” on March 19 and 20. The show is a fun, silly musical based on the Peanuts cartoon. All of the characters are children played by adults. We are looking for singing actors: there is quite a bit of harmony in the group numbers. There is some dance/movement as well. All actors should be fairly fluent in English.

If you are interested, please write to me (brian@pragueplayhouse.com or 608 577 012) for an audition time (please state whether you would like to come Saturday or Sunday). Prepare a 1-2 minute comedic monologue and 32 bars of a song. There will not be a piano at the auditions so please be prepared to sing A-Capella or bring an instrument with you.

The roles are:

Charlie Brown: Baritone
Lucy: Alto
Snoopy: Tenor
Linus: Baritone
Schroeder: Tenor
Patty: Soprano

Rehearsals will begin at the end of March and there will be 6 performances in May (May 13,14,20, and 21).

Thanks and hope to see you at the audition!

Brian

March 11th, 2011

Microsoft Casting, Monday Oct 18, 2010

Nancy Bishop is casting a Microsoft commercial and is having an open call on Monday, October 18th at the Prague Film School. Please go if you fit the description for one of the roles below:

CASTING ANNOUNCEMENT

MICROSOFT COMMERCIAL

Shoots in Prague: 24-28 Oct, 2010

Roles:

CLAUDE: Can be any nationality. Comic. Lead Role. 20s or 30s. He is very awkward, and always says or does the wrong thing. He desperately wants to be liked but people avoid him. Need accomplished, funny actor who is physically and comically talented.

DANA. American. Mid 30s, mid- higher lever Executive. Smart, capable, not afraid to speak her mind.

ROB. American. Mid 30s. He works for Dana. Smart, nice, helpful, honest normal guy.

LIZA. American. Early 20s, study-abroad college student. Pretty, sweet, warm. Not modelly

MOM+ DAN. American. Liza’s parents. 50s. Normal wholesome Americans. Conservative types

ANNA. American. Early mid 20s. Cool and funny. Good looking and funny. Mary-Lynne Rajskub type.

DAVE. American. Her friend and also early 20s. Good looking, stylish, social, likeable.

THIEF. Any nationality. Steals laptop computer. Must have driver’s license and be able to ride Vespa.

*Fee Structure:

CLAUDE, 18,000kc/day + 120,000kc buyout

DANA, ROB, LIZE, MOM, DANA, ANNA: 18,000kc/day + 40,000kc buyout

DAVE, THIEF: 6,000kc/day + 20,000kc

*PLEASE NOTE ALL FEES INCLUDE AGENCY FEE!!!


Casting Info:

Where: Prague Film School Annex Building

Pstrossova 15, Prague 1, 4th floor

Near Narodni Divaldo tram stop or Narodni Trida Metro

Time: 10– 18:00

Date: Monday, 18 Oct

For info please call Misa Formanova: 723 704 659

Callbacks will be: Tuesday, 19 Oct.

October 16th, 2010

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