- Casting Men and Women ages 21 to 45 for the world premier of a new show with
environmental/social themes and a rockin' score.
Strong singers with good musicianship skills are encouraged to audition. Dance and acting
ability are a definite bonus.
Performances begin the first of January with rehearsals commencing right away.
Please send a brief email to the above address with a little about yourself and contact info.
Auditions take place over the next two weeks.
Who: The Hearth Collective (Megan Kate Ward, Courtney Freed and Jill Westerby – www.thehearthcollective.com ) hosted by Portland Center Stage
What: 3 Staged Readings of plays from The Kilroys List (http://www.thekilroys.org/about-the-list/) Performances will take place Sunday, July 12 in the Ellen Bye Studio at Portland Center Stage at 12:00pm, 4:00 pm and 8:00pm
When: Auditions are from 10:00am-1:00pm on Saturday, May 30th and 10:00am – 1:00pm Sunday, May 31st.
Pay: A stipend will be provided
The time commitment will be one rehearsal (time TBD), one hour tech/ put-in the day of the performance, and the performance.
Please contact us at thehearthcollective@... with a headshot and resume if you would like to schedule an audition. Please indicate if you would like to read for a specific role and which day is preferred.
THE OREGON TRAIL by Bekah Brunstetter, Directed by Megan Kate Ward
Jane, an angsty, contemporary young lady, prone to sadness
Mary Anne, her slightly OCD sister, a violinist
Billy, the hottest pre-pubescent guy in school
Then Jane, a young girl traversing the country with her family, via the Oregon Trail
Mary Anne, her seemingly perfect sister (played by contemporary Mary Anne)
Clancy, their father
Little Basket, a young Shoshone girl (also plays Jessi)
The Omnipotent Voice of the Oregon Trail
I ENTER THE VALLEY by Dipika Guha, Directed by Olga Sanchez
Augusto Real – mid seventies, has a hulking frame, sometimes clownish looking. Looks like he always has dirt underneath his fingernails, might be mistaken for a farmer, has a huge presence and a way of appearing abruptly and yet seeming like he’s always been there.
Magdalena – Late sixties, long haired, graceful, interminably calm, light on her feet.
Beatriz – Mid forties, deeply common-sensical, generous figure
Zuleiya – eighteen, waifish, young, theatrical, a lost soul
Henna- mid seventies, glamourous, wordly
Luis – mid-twenties, is consistently either melancholic or in ecstasy, the temperament of a creative soul who has yet to create.
BLISS (OR EMILY POST IS DEAD!) Directed by Jill Westerby
Character Breakdown (a total of 5 actors are needed):
Clementine (Clytemnestra): White, mid 30s, sarcastic, sees beyond
the shiny veneer and is therefore unhappy. She's holds a grudge
against her husband, an acquirer of businesses, for several
reasons. She is currently in love with her doctor who supplies her
amphetamines. Pill popper. – PRECAST
Maddy (Medea): Part Hawaiian, part white, early 30s, an overly
happy, June Clever type who loves the latest kitchen gadgets and
Emily Post. Therefore, she is easily swayed to the dark side when
she uncovers the truth about her husband's infidelity. Because
she's part Hawaiian, she tries to mask it with looking as
“American” as possible. Pill popper and former ukulele player in a
Antonia (Antigone): White, 17, is beholden to her Uncle and
sheltered from life. She is full of youthful passion, but she
doesn't know how to channel this passion...yet. She's in love
with a black boy named Gil.
Cassandra (Cassandra): Black, early 20s, seer of past, present and
future, and a typist. Clementine's husband acquired the business
Cassandra worked for and she was transferred to his place of
business. She is trying to break this curse laid on her by
Apollo. She is desperate to convince the women they can change
the course of their lives. She does not smile.
* Apollo: Ageless and beautiful. God of many things. He's cocksure
to the nth degree, but he's having trouble sleeping.
* Doctor Smith: White, mid 30s. A widower and who is in love with
Clementine and supplies her pills.
* Jason's Voice
* Uncle's Voice and Image
* NOTE: One male actor will play the parts of both Apollo and
Doctor Smith, Jason and Uncle's Voices and Uncle's Image.
Location and Time:
North Orange, NJ. September, 1960.