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Absurd Person Singular (Auditions)
April 22-23, 2017

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Absurd Person Singular
By Alan Ayckbourn
Directed by Marty Epstein
Audition times:
Saturday, April 22, 2017 10am-12 noon
Sunday, April 23, 2017 6-8pm
Synopsis:
Meet three couples in their three kitchens on the Christmas Eves of three successive years. The "lower class" but very much up and coming Hopcrofts are in their bright new, gadget filled kitchen anxiously giving a little party for their bank manager and his wife and an architect neighbor. Next there are the architect and his wife in their neglected, untidy flat. Then the bank manager and his wife are in their large, slightly modernized, old Victorian style kitchen. Running like a dark thread through the wild comedy of behind the scenes disasters at Christmas parties is the story of the advance of the Hopcrofts to material prosperity and independence and the decline of the others. In the final stages the little man is well and truly on top, with the others, literally and unnervingly, dancing to his tune.
Looking for:
3 men, 3 women ages 30's through mid 50's. British dialect ability helpful. All roles are available.
Location:
The Vortex Theatre, 2900 Carlisle Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110
Callbacks:
TBA
Show dates: December 1-23, 2017 - Fri-Sat 7:30pm; Sun 2pm. Also Thu Dec 21 at 7:30.
Rehearsals start: mid-October
Contact for further information: director Marty Epstein at martyepstein618@icloud.com

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She Kills Monsters (Auditions)
April 25-26, 2017

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She Kills Monsters
By Qui Nguyen
Directed by Bridget S. Dunne and Emily Carvey
Audition times:
Tuesday, April 25, 7-10pm (mandatory fight/movement workshop)
Wednesday, April 26, 6-10pm (cold readings)
Attending both nights is required.
Synopsis:
A comedic romp into the world of fantasy role-playing games, She Kills Monsters tells the story of Agnes Evans as she leaves her childhood home in Ohio following the death of her teenage sister, Tilly. When Agnes finds Tilly's Dungeons & Dragons notebook, however, she stumbles into a journey of discovery and action-packed adventure in the imaginary world that was Tilly's refuge. In this high-octane dramatic comedy laden with homicidal fairies, nasty ogres, and 90s pop culture, acclaimed young playwright Qui Nguyen offers a heart-pounding homage to the geek and warrior within us all.
Looking for:
Needed: 6 women, 3 men, plus 4 people for fight ensemble. All roles are available. Auditionees must attend both nights of auditions: Tuesday, April 25, 7-10pm for fight/movement workshop. You MUST attend this workshop to be considered for a role! Wednesday, April 26, 6-10pm. This evening will consist of cold readings from the script.
Location:
The Vortex Theatre, 2900 Carlisle Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110
Callbacks:
Thursday, April 27 6-10pm
Show dates: August 25-September 10, 2017 - Fri-Sat 7:30pm; Sun 2pm
Contact for further information: The directors, Bridget S. Dunne and Emily Carvey, at bridget.s.dunne@gmail.com or emicarvey@hotmail.com

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A Streetcar Named Desire (Auditions)
September 23, 2017

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A Streetcar Named Desire
By Tennessee Williams
Directed by Paul Ford
Audition times:
Saturday, September 23, 2017 12-5pm
Synopsis:
Featuring Chad Brummett (Hamlet, Macbeth, Richard III) as Stanley and Bridget Kelly (Mrs. Warren's Profession, Sex with Strangers, The Graduate) as Blanche DuBois, the play's story revolves around the relationship between Stanley and his wife Stella (Amy Bourque – Spitfire Grill) and the pressures put on it by the arrival of Stella's sister Blanche. Considered one of the greatest of American plays and Williams' masterpiece, Streetcar is set in New Orleans in the 1940s.
Location:
The Vortex Theatre, 2900 Carlisle Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110
Format: By appointment only. Prepared monologues (memorized or not). Sides will be provided if you don't have prepared material. Sign up on the online schedule below. If you are unable to audition on Saturday, contact the director (pfordtm@unm.edu) to schedule an appointment during the week prior. Please arrive on time so the director can conduct warm-ups.
Callbacks:
Sunday, September 24, 2017 6:00-9:00 pm
Show dates: March 23-April 15, 2018 - Fri-Sat 7:30pm; Sun 2pm
Contact for further information: The director, Paul Ford, at pfordtm@unm.edu
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AUDITIONS: A Streetcar Named Desire

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Mary Stuart (Auditions)
September 23-24, 2017

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Mary Stuart
By Friedrich Schiller
Directed by Frederick Ponzlov
Audition times:
Saturday, September 23, 2017 12-5pm
Sunday, September 24, 2017 6-9pm
Synopsis:
A classic of German romanticism, Mary Stuart deals with the relation between Mary and Elizabeth I, and centers on an imaginary meeting between them. These queens are two sides of one coin: Catholic and Protestant; lover and virgin. Mary is in prison, but the crown is also "a prison cell with jewels": it takes free will from the woman who wears it. Debi Kierst plays Mary and Kathleen Welker, Elizabeth the First. They are supported by a cast of many of Albuquerque's best actors - John Wylie, Gerry Sullivan, Ray Orley, Ludwig Puchmayer, Clifton Chadwick, Elisa River Stacy—who are joined by several exciting new faces—Julian Bonofiglio, Adamantios Miranda, and Steven Alkus.
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Cast breakdown:

ELIZABETH I
Mid-fifties early sixties – Queen of England

MARY QUEEN OF SCOTTS
Mid-forties

HANNAH KENNEDY
Late sixties early seventies

EARL OF LEICESTER
Consort to Elizabeth – forties

GEORGE TALBOT
Minister in Elizabeth's Court – fifties

LORD BURLEIGH
High Treasurer – sixties

WILLIAM DAVISON
Secretary of State – forties

PAULET
Knight and guardian of Mary – sixties – seventies

MORTIMER
Paulet's nephew – late twenties - early thirties

COUNT AUBESPINE
French Ambassador – late 30’s - mid fifties

MELVIN
House Stewart – thirties - fifties

O'KELLEY – Mortimer's friend - thirties

Location:
The Vortex Theatre, 2900 Carlisle Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110
Format: By appointment. Sign up on the online schedule below.
Show dates: February 16-March 11, 2018 - Fri-Sat 7:30pm; Sun 2pm
Contact for further information: For questions, please contact the director at fponzlov@gmail.com.
Downloadable audition info:
No. Title Character list Need password
1 Burleigh Burleigh, Elizabeth No
2 Davison Davison, Elizabeth No
3 Elizabeth Elizabeth No
4 Kennedy & Paulet Kennedy, Paulet No
5 Leicester Leicester No
6 Mary Mary No
7 Melvil Mary, Melvil No
8 Mortimer Mortimer No
9 Talbot Elizabeth, Talbot No
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Mynx & Savage (Auditions)
December 9-16, 2017

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Mynx & Savage
By Rebecca Gorman O'Neill
Directed by Ray Rey Griego and Caitlyn Jones
Audition times:
Saturday, December 9, 2017 1-4pm
Saturday, December 16, 2017 1-4pm
Synopsis:
Mynx and Savage is a winner of the American Association of Community Theatres 2018 New Playfest and written by Rebecca Gorman O’Neill. It is a tri-level story of a comic book writer, the characters of his superhero story, and the creatures of his "serious" work. When corporate powers start pushing him to produce, he is torn between the comfort of fantasy and the necessary truth. This international premiere will be directed RayRey Griego and Caitlyn Jones, a team of directors who have previously tackled The Orestia, Nickled and Dimed, Gross Indecency and others.
Looking for:
Roles are available for 2 men ages 20s – early 30s, 1 boy age 9-13, 2 women ages 20s - early 30s and 1 girl age 9 – 13.
Location:
The Vortex Theatre, 2900 Carlisle Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110
Format: By appointment. Make an appointment online using the form below.
Show dates: April 27-May 13, 2018 - Fri-Sat 7:30pm; Sun 2pm
Contact for further information: catandrayrey@gmail.com
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Oleanna (Auditions)
March 31-April 1, 2018

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Oleanna
By David Mamet
Directed by Marty Epstein
Audition times:
Saturday, March 31, 2018 10am-1pm
Sunday, April 1, 2018 6-8pm
Synopsis:
A two-character play about the power struggle between a university professor and one of his female students who accuses him of sexual exploitation and, by doing so, spoils his chances of being accorded tenure. (Descrition from Wikipedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oleanna_(play))
Looking for:
One male, 40’s. One female, early 20’s. Both roles are open and not precast
Location:
The Vortex Theatre, 2900 Carlisle Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110
Format: Readings from the script
Show dates: August 17-September 9, 2018 - Fri-Sat 7:30pm; Sun 2pm
Rehearsals start: Beginning of July
Contact for further information: The director, Marty Epstein, martyepstein618@icloud.com

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The Fantasticks (Auditions)
April 7-8, 2018

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The Fantasticks
By Tom Jones (book, lyrics) and Harvey Schmidt (Music)
Directed by Debi Kierst
Audition times:
Vocal Auditions: Saturday, April 7 2018, 1-4 pm
Non singing roles and Callbacks: Sunday, April 8, 2018, 6-10 pm.
Synopsis:
The Fantasticks is a funny and romantic musical about a boy, a girl, and their two fathers who try to keep them apart. The narrator, El Gallo, asks the audience to use their imagination and follow him into a world of moonlight and magic. The boy and the girl fall in love, grow apart and finally find their way back to each other after realizing the truth in El Gallo's words that, "without a hurt, the heart is hollow.
Looking for:

The Narrator (El Gallo)
A rakish, handsome, sophisticated gallant and narrator of the show. He is warm, cordial, and inviting to the audience, but has his own darker moments. He aids the performers in orchestrating the story.
Gender: Male
Age: 30 to 50
Vocal range top: G4
Vocal range bottom: Ab2

The Girl (Luisa)
A button-maker's young and pretty daughter, she is a romantic idealist who falls in love with Matt. She is naive, yet honest and tender.
Gender: Female
Age: 15 to 25
Vocal range top: B5
Vocal range bottom: B3

The Boy (Matt)
An innocent, young man who is searching for love and adventure. A bright guy, but naive and even foolish at times, approaching situations with a false bravado.
Gender: Male
Age: 18 to 25
Vocal range top: G4
Vocal range bottom: A2

The Boy's Father (Hucklebee)
A former boisterous navy man and meticulous gardener who fakes a fight with Bellomy in hopes of getting their children to fall in love.
Gender: Male
Age: 40 to 60
Vocal range top: F#4
Vocal range bottom: A2

The Girl's Father (Bellomy)
A fastidious button-maker and also a picky gardener who fakes a fight with Hucklebee in hopes of getting their children together.
Gender: Male
Age: 40 to 60
Vocal range top: F#4
Vocal range bottom: A2

The Actor (Henry)
An aging, over-the-top Thespian who specializes in reciting Shakespeare, he is a commedia clown; his world is the stage and he knows no other reality.
Gender: Male
Age: 40+

The Man Who Dies (Mortimer)
Henry's goofy sidekick and another former actor who specializes in stage deaths. A commedia clown, his world is the stage and he does not live in reality.
Gender: Male
Age: 40+

The Mute
A speechless presence who watches, acts as the wall, and deals with props; the "invisible" stage assistant. Should be able to easily assist in the story or fade into the background unnoticed.
Gender: Either
Age: Any age but must move well and creatively

Location:
The Vortex Theatre, 2900 Carlisle Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110
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Saturday: Vocal auditions for singing roles only, by appointment. Sign up for a slot by clicking the time below. Song selection of 1 minute either from the show or in the style of the show (no belting).

Sunday:Required for all roles. Open call, no appointment is needed. Readings from the script.

Show dates: July 6-August 5, 2018 - Fri-Sat 7:30pm; Sun 2pm
Contact for further information: For questions, or if you are unavailable the weekend of auditions, please contact the director, Debi Kierst, at dbkierst@gmail.com.
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Sunday:Required for all roles. Open call, no appointment is needed. Readings from the script.

AUDITIONS: The Fantasticks

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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (Auditions)
May 5-6, 2018

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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
By Simon Stephens
Directed by Leslee Richards
Audition times:
Saturday, May 5, 2018 9am-12 noon
Sunday, May 6, 2018 5-7pm
Synopsis:

A play by Simon Stephens based on the novel of the same name by Mark Haddon. During its premiere run, the play tied the record for winning the most Olivier Awards (seven), including Best New Play at the 2013 ceremony.

Christopher Boone, a 15-year old amateur detective and mathematical prodigy on the autistic spectrum from Swindon, England, investigates the death of a neighbour's dog, aided by a kindly school mentor, but resisted by his neighbors and his father. His investigation takes him to London where he is re-united with his mother, and back to Swindon, where he reconciles with his father and passes the GCE Advanced Level Mathematics exam.

Looking for:

6 actors play a multitude of people and the voices in Christopher's mind:3 women, 3 men – various ages, various British accents, various sizes.

Christopher Boone
15 years old, high functioning Autistic, brilliant at Maths, will not let any one touch him except briefly by the fingertips and hates the color yellow. Extremely focused, but has had a very protected upbringing.
Sioban (Irish name and pronounced Shivahn)
Christopher's favorite teacher – 30s - 40s. Warm and friendly, straightforward, believes in Christopher
Ed
Christopher's dad 30s – 40s
Judy
Christopher's mother 30s – 40s
Location:
The Vortex Theatre, 2900 Carlisle Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110
Format: Readings from the script and group improvisations (involving British accents).
Show dates: September 21-October 14, 2018 - Fri-Sat 7:30pm; Sun 2pm
Rehearsals start: August 1, 2018
Contact for further information: The director, Leslee Richards, at lesleerich@gmail.com
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AUDITIONS: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

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