The following are auditions at our member theatres. Please visit their websites for more information on their upcoming shows
Auditions and Performances to be held at Beatniks On Conkey, 420 Conkey Street, Hammond, IN
January 26, 2020 (7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.) and January 27, 2020 (7:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m.)
April 17, 18, 19, 24, 25 & 26, 2020
Beatniks On Conkey
420 Conkey Street, Hammond, IN
Lawyer Abigail Gersten is brilliant, Jewish, and a First Amendment absolutist. Professor Bernard Cooper is courtly, polite and dedicated to convincing the world that the Holocaust was a Jewish hoax. When the government prosecutes him, he turns to Abby for help. Offended by censorship in any form, she takes the case but gets quickly drawn into a moral quagmire. Opposing her is an idealistic prosecutor and a venerable Holocaust survivor who call her loyalties into question and make her confront the differences between what is legal and what is right. The conflict that ensues concerns issues of history, memory, free speech, and how the stories we tell about ourselves determine who we are.
"This drama is practically radioactive with relevance. The issues, in this case, are so loaded that they are guaranteed to push emotional buttons in anyone who sees [it]. And Mr. Sagal is to be admired for offering no easy answers. There is unquestionably the stuff of great drama in Denial." - (New York Times)
Abigail Gersten …. A prominent, successful lawyer (Jewish, 30 - 40 ish)
Stefanie … a legal secretary (Black, late 20’s – 30 ish)
Bernard Cooper … an academic (Wasp, 40 ish)
Adam Ryberg … a young prosecutor (Jewish 25 - 35 ish)
Noah Gomrowitz … an eminence (Jewish, 80 ish)
Nathan … a retiree (Jewish, 80 ish)
Materials to Prepare
Nothing needs to be prepared. Auditions will include readings from the script. Please be prepared to list all conflicts on the audition form.
1. Age range, with the exception of the older gentlemen, is a suggestion of the author. Ages can be adjusted to fit casting.
2. A Jewish accent will be required for the older gentlemen.
3. Rehearsals will be Mondays through Thursdays. Weekends should be free, unless problems occur. There will be a two week period without “formal” rehearsals in mid- March.
For further information contact the director Wayne Puchkors at: email@example.com
Theatre Northwest at the IU Northwest School of the Arts
by Bruce Norris
directed by Mark Baer
Bruce Norris’ award-winning Clybourne Park is a provocative, satirical exploration of race in America. Initially set on the same day as the final scene in A Raisin in the Sun, Clybourne Park looks at the Younger family’s story from the perspective of the Near North Side Chicago neighborhood where Lena Younger just purchased a home. Jumping from 1959 to 2009, the play also considers the repercussions for the next generation as Lena Younger’s great-niece navigates a new type of changing neighborhood.
In 1959, Russ and Bev have lost their connection to their community and have decided to leave their Clybourne Park home for a nice little spot in the suburbs close to Russ’ work. Clashes arise when the Community Association learns that the new residents will be a black family, the first in the neighborhood. Fast forward to 2009, when the same property is being sold to a young white couple who is planning to demolish the house and start over. A petition to the Landmarks committee by some black neighbors hopes to protect the historic qualities of the current structure. In both of these negotiations, Clybourne Park is a community on the brink of change, pushing its residents to decide which side of history they will be on. Clybourne Park explores what constitutes a neighborhood and who owns the right to preserve it.
WHO CAN AUDITION:
ANYONE! Auditions for Theatre Northwest productions are open to IU Northwest students, regardless of academic major. In addition, auditions are open to Ivy Tech students and community performers from around Northwest Indiana.
Each actor will be cast in two roles, one in the first act and one in the second act. This doubling was prescribed by the playwright. While each character is unique, the pairings create an “echo” effect between the two acts.
ROLES (4-5M, 3F):
Russ/Dan - white, 40s
Karl/Steve - white 30s
Jim/Tom - white late 20s
Albert/Kevin - black 30s
Kenneth - white 20s
Betsy/Lindsey - white, 20s
Bev/Kathy - white, 40s
Francine/Lena - black 30s
January 28, 6 pm - Theatre major monologues
January 28, 7 pm - Open Auditions
January 29, 6 pm - Open Auditions
Studio Theatre at Indiana University Northwest
Arts and Sciences Building, 2nd Floor, room 2007
3401 Broadway, Gary, IN
Parking at IU Northwest is FREE on evenings and weekends. We recommend parking in the small lot at 35th and Broadway.
WHAT TO PREPARE:
Wear comfortable clothes (soft clothing, athletic shoes) and be prepared to move and read from the script. You will be asked to fill out a contact form and declare your rehearsal availability, so bring your calendar.
IUN Theatre Majors Only: Please prepare a memorized 1-minute dramatic monologue of your choice.
Rehearsals will be held Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 6-9 pm, between February 3 and April 1. A detailed rehearsal schedule will be created that respects the time of all team members. Additional weekend rehearsal times may be added as opening approaches. Those auditioning must be available for a majority of the rehearsals and must declare rehearsal conflicts before being cast.
Apr 2, 3, 9, and 10 at 7:30pm and Apr 4, 8, and 11 at 3pm
There are always opportunities to be involved backstage at Theatre Northwest. We are looking for those with interest and/or experience with stage management, costumes, properties, lighting, set construction and painting. Contact Tim O’Donnell, Technical Director, firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can receive academic credit for your involvement with this show by registering for 1 credit of T168 THEATRE PRACTICUM. Contact Kathy Arfken, Assoc. Professor of Theatre, email@example.com
ALL OTHER QUESTIONS: Contact Mark Baer, Assoc. Professor of Theatre, firstname.lastname@example.org
About Theatre Northwest: https://www.iun.edu/performing-arts/
About The Raisin Cycle: https://www.iun.edu/theatre/raisin-cycle/index.htm
About Clybourne Park: https://www.iun.edu/theatre/raisin-cycle/clybourne-park.htm
Region’s Got Talent is Northwest Indiana’s first competition that focuses solely on the rising talent of young performers. From singing and dancing to magic and ventriloquism, Region’s Got Talent accepts entries from performers of every genre imaginable! Those talented individuals who find themselves holding the winning title are awarded with several benefits, including a cash prize! Registration is now open for preliminary auditions. Sign up today to secure your spot for the week of January 27th.
- Winter 2019 – Pre-Registrations Open
- January 17, 2020 – Pre-Registrations Close and Video Submissions are reviewed
- January 27-30, 2020 – Live Preliminaries Scheduled for Pre-Registrants and Open Preliminaries for walk-ups
- February 7, 2020 – Finalists Notified
- February 14, 2020 – General Public Notified of Acts
- March 13, 2020 – Finals Live at Wheeler High School
- Monetary Award
- Trophies for title winner(s)
- Scheduled Performance with a scheduled artist/group at Portage Founders Square Concert Series
- Featured Performance at Region’s Got Talent 2021
More info at: https://www.regionsgottalent.com/
FEB 4, 6:00 – 9:00 PM
+Regular Rehearsal Dates:
FEB 7, 8, 21, 22, 28, 29
MAR 6, 7, 13, 14, 15, 20
APR 4, 5, 10, 11
APR 13-16: 4:15-8:30PM
Show #1: APR 16 at 7PM
Show #2: APR 17 at 7PM
Show #3: APR 18 at 4PM
Show #4: APR 18 at 7PM
For class info and registration, please go to: https://premierperformance.org/youth-company-willy-wonka-jr/
Arsenic and Old Lace by Joseph Kesselring
Directed by Rip & Bonnie Johnson
Sunday April 19, 2020 at 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Monday April 20, 2020 at 7:00pm - 8:30pm
420 Conkey St.
Hammond, IN 46324
Friday June 5, 2020 at 8:00pm
Saturday June 6, 2020 at 8:00pm
Sunday June 7, 2020 at 2:00pm
Friday June 12, 2020 at 8:00pm
Saturday June 13, 2020 at 8:00pm
Sunday June 14, 2020 at 2:00pm
**All performances will be held at Beatniks, 420 Conkey St, Hammond, IN 46324
Two charming and innocent ladies populate their cellar with the remains of socially and religiously "acceptable" roomers; the antics on their nephew who thinks he is Teddy Roosevelt; along with the activities of the other nephew prove to be an evening of mayhem and laughter.
11 men of various ages (a couple may be doubled)
Rev. Dr. Harper....neighbor of the Brewster's
Teddy Brewster....30-45, nephew
Mortimer Brewster...30 - 45, nephew
Mr. Gibbs...elderly gentleman
Jonathan Brewster...30 - 45, nephew
Dr. Einstein....any age, Doctor
Mr. Witherspoon....any age
multiple policemen and a lieutenant....various ages
Abby Brewster...older aunt
Martha Brewster...older aunt
Elaine Harper...younger girlfriend of Mortimer
Materials to Prepare
We will be reading from the script...nothing to prepare
Bring a list of any conflicts to the rehearsal schedule with you.
Rehearsals will be Mon - Thurs nights, most weeks, with characters in those scenes needed; starting at 6:30 (if will work out for actors that have been cast), and go to 8:30 or 9:00. Two weeks prior to show dates may be a little longer.
This is a non-equity community theater production. TECH week is mandatory!
Bonnie 219-730-7906 or email Rip at email@example.com
OPEN AUDITIONS for LCTG’s next comedy ...
2 audition times only ....
Sunday, January 19 from 4 to 7 and
Monday, January 20 from 7 to 9
(unless you’re really interested but can’t make one of those 2 auditions....… Just contact A and P at the number you’ll see on the flyer below in the middle yellow box! )
Two older males 50 ++, each funny but cantankerous!
one adult nephew 30-45, definite peacemaker
These are the principal roles
Even these principals could manage to rehearse three days a week for the first month, + possible Sunday evening
These next four are featured in act two, scene one only and could possibly share in one rehearsal night a week
One disembodied voice of a bellowing director
One younger assistant director in the vaudeville sketch
One bombshell nurse in the doctor sketch
One little old guy who acts as the hapless patient in the doctor sketch
This last featured character in the last scene only and definitely able to rehearse one night a week!
One mature registered nurse for the final scene, somewhat crotchety herself in order to keep her thumb on her uncooperative patient!!!
All the ingredients in a Neil Simon recipe for fun and frolic!!!
Come on out for some Neil Simon fun!!!