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A Day at the Rusty Arms (Auditions)
February 1-9, 2021

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A Day at the Rusty Arms
Audition times:
Beginning February 1, 2021
Synopsis:
A Day at the Rusty Arms, written by Susan Erickson and directed by David Richard Jones. Zoom auditions will occur beginning February 1 and may be scheduled by contacting director Jones at djones@unm.edu. In-person, socially distanced callbacks may be scheduled if necessary. The production will be recorded in March for distribution in April.
Looking for:
Auditioning for the role of Franny: one woman, 50s-60s. Downloadable sides are listed below.
Location:
Zoom Video Conferencing
Format: By appointment. Contact the director, David Richard Jones, at djones@unm.edu.
Callbacks:
In-person, socially distanced callbacks may be scheduled if necessary/
Rehearsals start: The production will be recorded in March for distribution in April.
Contact for further information: Tthe director, David Richard Jones, at djones@unm.edu.

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Hunker Down (Auditions)
April 7-11, 2021

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Hunker Down
By Robert F. Benjamin
Directed by Duchess Dale
Audition times:
Wednesday, April 7, 2021 7-9pm
Sunday, April 11, 2021 3-5pm
Synopsis:
Bari and Kevin are longtime neighbors who have been sheltering-in-place, each at their own home, during early May 2020. When Bari tries to visit in person, Kevin turns her away, but agrees to a video call. Scene 1 is that video call. Scene 2 occurs three weeks on an early morning video call. Scene 3 is three days later, also on a video call.
Looking for:

One man and one woman, both 50s-70s:

BARI: Single woman, widowed, age 50s-70s, neighbor of Kevin. Quirky, extroverted and leaning towards flamboyant. She's become fearful from weeks of sheltering-in-place. She yearns for in-person connection.

KEVIN: Single man, widowed, age 50-70s, reclusive curmudgeon, who finds most people annoying. Neighbor of Bari. He's comfortable being alone and enjoys being contrary. Unconsciously, he now longs for in-person social contact, but he's too invested in his "introvert identity" to admit this to Bari or himself.

All auditions will be on Zoom. Once you sign up for a 15 min. slot, you will be sent a zoom link and sides to review. Ideally, we will be pairing the characters for the audition slots however, you may end up reading with an assistant.

Location:
Zoom Video Conferencing
Format: By appointment. Click a time on the schedule below to sign up for a date and time.
Callbacks:
Tuesday, April 13, 2021 from 7:00-9:00 pm
Show dates: May 21-30, 2021 - Fri-Sat 7:30pm; Sun 2pm
Downloadable sides:
No. Title Character list Need password
1 Bari & Kevin Scene 1 Bari, Kevin No
2 Bari & Kevin Scene 3 Bari, Kevin No
3 Bari Scene 1 Bari No
4 Kevin Scene 3 Kevin No
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Format: By appointment. Click a time on the schedule below to sign up for a date and time.

AUDITIONS: Hunker Down

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New Mexico Shakespeare Festival (Auditions)
May 22-June 15, 2021

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New Mexico Shakespeare Festival
By Wm. Shakespeare
Directed by Peter Shea Kierst (Hamlet) and Ana Maria Campoy (Twelfth Night O Lo Que Quieras)
Audition times:
Extended through June 15
Synopsis:
The New Mexico Shakespeare Festival will take place between August 27 and September 19, 2021. Productions are Hamlet, directed by Peter Shea Kierst and a bilingual adaptation of Twelfth Night: Twelfth Night O Lo Que Quieras, adapted and directed by Ana Maria Campoy.
Looking for:

We are still reading people for these roles past the dates listed on previous audition notices.Twelfth Night O Lo Que Quieras is continuing to look for actors for the roles of Sebastian and Ensemble in this wonderful show. Due to the year-delay caused by the ongoing COVID pandemic, not every performer who signed on to work last year has been able to do so in 2021. While this is completely understandable, it does leave us in a position of needing to fill in their roles as soon as possible.

Auditionees may choose to audition over Zoom or In-person. In either case, please contact the Festival Stage Manager, Donna Marie Barra (dmb0857@aol.com) to schedule your appointment.

At in-person auditions, masks must be worn and safe distancing will be practiced at all times.

What to Bring/Prepare

Please send via email a headshot (or a selfie or photo of yourself from the shoulders up) and resume (or short description of your experience with performing). Ms. Barra will send you sides (scenes or monologue from the play) to prepare after you schedule your audition.

If you are auditioning for Twelfth Night O Lo Que Quieras, you may also choose to perform a poem of your choice (English or Spanish). If you play an instrument, please have something prepared to play.

Roles

The directors are seeking men, women, and gender nonconforming actors ages 15-60. Actors of the Global Majority (BIPOC) are especially encouraged to audition.

Roles available:

Hamlet

  • Bernardo
  • Priest
  • Ensemble
Twelfth Night O Lo Que Quieras
  • Sebastian
  • Ensemble

Specific Twelfth Night O Lo Que Quieras Breakdown:
Seeking performers of all kinds for ensemble. Actors, musicians, or spoken word artists of all genders or size. Artists of the Global Majority (BIPOC) are especially encouraged to audition. Especially interested in Latinx/e artists with Spanish and Spanglish speaking skills (all levels).

Location:
Zoom (Online) or The Vortex Theatre, 2900 Carlisle Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110 (In Person)
Format: By appointment. Please contact the Festival Stage Manager, Donna Marie Barra (dmb0857@aol.com) to schedule a Zoom or In-person appointment.
Show dates: August 27-September 19, 2021 - Thu-Sun 7:30pm
Rehearsals start: July 5, 2021 (Hamlet) and July 12, 2021 (Twelfth Night O Lo Que Quieras)
Contact for further information: The Festival Stage Manager, Donna Marie Barra (dmb0857@aol.com)
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