Audition Update: Theatricum Botanicum and Santa Cruz Shakespeare

Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum will hold auditions for its 2015 Summer Repertory Season in March. The season will include Shakespeare’s As You Like It and A Midsummer Night’s Dream, To Kill A Mockingbird by Christopher Sergel, August: Osage County by Tracy Letts, and a final show to be announced. They are seeking all ethnicities for all roles, alternates and understudies. Please prepare a 1-3 minute Shakespearean monologue and bring a headshot and resume. All Auditions and Call Backs take place on the main stage theatre at 1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga, CA 90290

Audition Dates & Times:
Equity auditions: March 5, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm (Open Call, no appt.)
Non-union auditions: March 7, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm (Open Call, no appt.)
Academy/Intern/College: March 8, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
(E-mail John Blandino at jdblandino@gmail.com or call (415) 512-5177 for an appointment for Academy/Intern/College auditions)

Please check their website for rain dates and call back dates. www.theatricum.com, www.theatricum.com

Santa Cruz Shakespeare has announced auditions for its 2015 season which will include Much Ado About Nothing, Macbeth, and The Liar. To be considered, please submit a headshot and résumé at least two (2) weeks prior to your desired audition date. (Please be sure to indicate your desired audition location and date along with your submission.) If you are considered appropriate for the available roles in the 2015 season, you will receive an email, usually one to two weeks in advance of the auditions at the location you requested. All actors living in Santa Cruz County are guaranteed an audition appointment in Santa Cruz, but you do need to submit a headshot and résumé in a timely manner. Submit your request for an audition appointment to:

Santa Cruz Shakespeare
500 Chestnut St., Suite #250
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
E-mail: auditions@santacruzshakespeare.org

Auditions will be held as follows:
In Los Angeles:
February 23 – AEA Auditions
February 24-25 – Invitation-only

In San Francisco:
March 1 – AEA Auditions
March 2 – Invitation-only

For residents of Santa Cruz and Monterey Counties:
March 15

For interested actors in New York, Chicago, or elsewhere, you may submit a video audition of two monologues (one should be Shakespeare). Please include your headshot and résumé. Videos are a viable way of auditioning for all actors, and will be given equal weight as the in-person auditions. For complete details about submitting a video audition, visit www.santacruzshakespeare.org.

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Audition Update: Santa Cruz Shakespeare Company and Coronado Playhouse

Santa Cruz Shakespeare Company will hold Equity Principal Auditions for its 2014 Summer Season on March 10 from 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm at Center Stage in Santa Cruz, 1001 Center Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060. There is metered street parking and a nearby garage at 124 Locust Street. To schedule an appointment, contact Steve Boyle at 408-476-7277 or steve@shakespeareplayon.org, before 9pm. Please prepare 2 contrasting classical monologues under 5 minutes combined, plus a few bars of an a cappella song, and bring a headshot and resume. Performers of all ethnic and racial backgrounds are encouraged to attend. They are seeking AEA actors of all ages, genders and ethnicities for a two-play Repertory Season of Shakespeare’s As You Like It and The Merry Wives of Windsor.

Summer Schedule:
June 3: First Rehearsal
July 1: As You Like It, first preview
July 5: As You Like It opens
July 13: Merry Wives of Windsor, first preview
July 17: Merry Wives of Windsor opens
August 10: Both shows close
For more information, visit www.actorsequity.org or www.shakespeareplayon.net.

In San Diego, Coronado Playhouse has scheduled auditions for its upcoming production of Romeo and Juliet at 7:00 pm on Mon. and Tues. April 14 & 15. Callbacks will take place Wednesday, April 16 at 6:00pm. Prepare a 1-2 minute monologue (verse or prose) from any Shakespeare play. On the day of your audition, please arrive at least 15 minutes early. Bring a resume and headshot if available, as well as your calendar through July 20, 2014. All conflicts will be required to be listed on the audition form. In a modern staging of this enduring love story, director Tom Haine takes Shakespeare’s 400 year-old classic and juxtaposes the language of bitterness, anger and recrimination against the poetry of desire, giddiness and attraction proving that Romeo and Juliet is as relevant and direct today as it was when the first audiences heard it. Performances are June 27 – July 20, 2014 (Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at 2pm. No performance July 4th) at Coronado Playhouse, 1835 Strand Way, Coronado, CA 92118. Questions may be directed toward Tom Haine at tphaine@cox.net. www.coronadoplayhouse.com

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