Saturday, June 11, 2016

audition notice - Open Auditions for iTheatre Collaborative's 2016 / 2017 Season - June 25

iTheatre Collaborative Open Auditions

The newest Resident Company of the Herberger, iTheatre Collaborative is holding open auditions for Veronica’s Room by Ira Levin and Permanent Collection by Thomas Gibbons on June 25th from 1p-3p and June 26th from 3p-5p.

Charles St. Clair is directing both productions.

Auditions are by appointment only. Please bring a copy of your headshot and resume to auditions.

To schedule an appointment; call us at 602-347-1071 or email us at itheatrecollaborative@cox.net. Chris Haines, Artistic Director, is handling these auditions and can answer any questions

Actors are asked to prepare a dramatic monologue no longer than 2 minutes in length as well as be prepared to do cold reads from the script. Actors must also bring a hard copy of their headshot and acting resume.

Auditions will be scheduled in ten minute increments from 1p-3p on Sat., June 25th and from 3p-5p on Sun, June 26th. If you are unable to make either of those dates, please let us know and we will try to accommodate you at a later time.

Auditions will be held in the Kax Stage at the Herberger Theater Center (222 E. Monroe, Phoenix 85021) Please enter at the Stage Door located on the Van Buren-side of the building).

There is a stipend for all roles.

Veronica’s Room
by Ira Levin
This chilling mystery thriller by the author of Rosemary's Baby explores the thin line between fantasy and reality, madness and murder. Students Susan and Larry find themselves as guests enticed to the Brabissant mansion by it's dissolute caretakers the lonely Mackeys. Struck by Susan's strong resemblance to Veronica Brabissant, long- dead daughter of the family for whom they work, the older couple gradually induce her to impersonate Veronica briefly to solace the only living Brabissant, her addled sister who believes Veronica alive. Once dressed in Veronica's clothes, Susan finds herself locked in the role and locked in Veronica's room. Or is she Veronica, in 1935, pretending to be an imaginary Susan?

Casting:
Woman – Late 40s-50s. Must be able to do/learn both an Irish and Massachusetts accent.
Man – Late 40s-50s. He is slightly younger looking than Woman. Must be able to do/learn both an Irish and Massachusetts accent.
Girl – Early to mid 20s
Young Man - Early to mid 20s

Dates
Rehearsals begin on Sept. 12, 2016
Performances run Oct 14-29, 2016 (10 performances)


Permanent Collection
by Thomas Gibbons
Soon after African-American businessman Sterling North becomes the new director of the Morris Foundation, he discovers that this world-famous art collection includes several significant African sculptures tucked away in storage. His proposal to add them to the public galleries is opposed by the foundation's long-time education director, who is loyal to the idiosyncratic wishes of the late Dr. Morris. Spurred on by a zealous local journalist, this clash quickly escalates to public accusations of racism and a bitter struggle for control of the collection.Permanent Collection is a searing examination of racial politics that ultimately asks how much space -- literally and figuratively -- the white world gives to African-Americans. What is the cost of failing to view the world through another's eyes?

Casting:
Sterling North:  African American, mid 40's to early 50's, sophisticated, dynamic, CEO-type
Paul Barrow:  White, mid 40's, passionate but conservative, art academician
Alfred Morris:  White, late 50's or older, strong willed, eccentric, private museum founder
Ella Franklin:  African American, 50's or older, radiates goodness, museum administrative assistant
Kanika Weaver: African American, late 20's, attractive, sharp, direct, career-minded
Gillian Crane:  White, 40's, newspaper reporter, probing and manipulative

Dates:
Rehearsals begin Jan. 2, 2017
Performances run Feb. 2-March 4 (16 performances)
(This production will perform on the West Campus of ASU from Feb 2-11 and then move downtown to the Kax Stage at the Herberger, Feb. 17-March 4.)

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