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 on: August 25, 2015, 02:20:45 PM 
Started by Micah Trapp - Last post by Micah Trapp
We are looking for an accompanist for some auditions this coming Thursday, August 27.  The time frame for the auditions is 12pm-2pm AND 4:30-6pm.  You will only be accompanying the actors on 1 song which I can give you ahead of time. 
If interested and available please email the Production Stage Manager, Micah Trapp at micaht@taproottheatre.org.


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 on: August 25, 2015, 10:44:26 AM 
Started by TPS Admin - Last post by TPS Admin
An Invitation to Playwrights: A Single-Act Play Competition
 
University House (UH) is a senior residence in the Wallingford neighborhood of Seattle.  For many years residents have performed one-act plays adapted for a “reader’s theater.”  To extend its involvement in theater, UH residents are sponsoring a contest in which talented and creative playwrights of the Puget Sound region are being encouraged to submit one-act unpublished and unperformed plays for UH performance.  Awards are: 1st $1000. 2nd  $750. 3rd $500. and any other plays selected $200.   Admission is not charged for performances.     

The following conditions apply:
·        Submitted plays, evaluated anonymously by a UH panel, will be selected      on the criteria of acceptability, quality, and appropriateness.

·        Authors are to submit one signed and three unsigned hard copies of the play.

·        Plays will be produced, directed, and performed by UH residents in a

      “reading theater”  format.
·        Scene descriptions and background notes may be read by a narrator.

·        The number of characters is limited to 5.

·        The play is to have a 40-60 minute duration.

·        There is no suggested theme.

·        Authors are allowed to submit only one (single-act ) play.

Playwrights submitting a play will receive a performance schedule and are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Deadline for submissions:  January 1, 2016.   Awards will be announced approximately a month  later.

Please include author contact information and self-addressed stamped envelope for notification of UH receipt of play.

Please address any inquiries to: uhplaycontest@gmail.com

Please mail submissions to:
Sylvia Maier
4400 Stone Way North #433
Seattle, WA 98103

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 on: August 21, 2015, 12:27:27 PM 
Started by Micah Trapp - Last post by Micah Trapp
Taproot Theatre is seeking a Sound Board Operator for their Mainstage Christmas show, "This Christmas".
The time frame for the job is November 17 - December 30.  You will have off Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas.
Experience with SFX is a plus but not required.  We can off $11 per hour.
If interested please email a resume to the Production Stage Manager, Micah Trapp, at micaht@taproottheatre.org.

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 on: August 19, 2015, 02:18:01 PM 
Started by TPS Admin - Last post by TPS Admin
Advanced On Camera Workshop in Seattle With Special Guest Eryn Goodman (Cast Iron Productions)

This one day workshop is for Seattle-based actors who are are ready to elevate themselves in the Television and Film industry. You will work on-camera from television scripts, then review that work  in order to hone your audition skills so that you will stand out in the audition. Casting Director Eryn Goodman from Cast Iron Productions (Wild, Leverage) will be our special guest, giving her input and invaluable feedback on your work.

-Start-to-finish preparation technique
-Self Taping Tips
-Working with a reader
-Auditioning for the Camera
-What to expect and how to prepare for a Casting Session
-Headshot and Resume feedback
-One-on-One work with Eryn Goodman
-Question and Answer with Eryn Goodman

Date: Either: Saturday, September 19th, or Sunday, September 20th
Hours: 11AM - 5PM
Cost: $240 Full payment required to register. (Non Refundable)
Limit: 12 (over half full!)
Where: Seattle Center- TPS Studio I (4th floor of The Armory)
Contact: itimtrue@yahoo.com (Don't forget the i before my name)

Eryn Goodman (Casting Director for Cast Iron Productions)
After graduating with a theatre degree from Western Washington University, driving buses in Alaska and wrangling actors in Chicago at O’Connor Casting, she returned to Portland in 2005. Soon after, she joined Cast Iron Studios, and since then she’s cemented strong relationships with everyone from regional actors to agents, producers and teachers. Eryn currently oversees the commercial and print divisions at Cast Iron, and is co-casting director of its television and film divisions. Her relaxed presence behind the camera puts talent at ease, while her devotion to finding the best talent for every project puts clients at ease. Memorable job escapades include visiting 11 strip clubs in three nights to interview dancers for a major film, approaching attractive athletes for sports shoots and conducting a casting session on the Columbia River in kayaks. Eryn possesses two fully functioning green thumbs and can usually be found having a good time, though not in high heels.

Tim True (Your Instructor)
Tim Is a Professional Actor, Director, Writer, and Teacher now living in Los Angeles. He’s currently shooting an upcoming HBO Film, All The Way starring Bryan Cranston as LBJ directed by Jay Roach and produced by Steven Spielberg. He has been teaching actors since the 90's as he has been simultaneously working in the Theatre, and in TV and Film. Tim brings his ever evolving process in the room and an interest in every actor's individual assets and strengths. Television: Agent Carter, Modern Family, Criminal Minds, Young and the Restless, Grimm, Portlandia, Leverage, Colbert Report, Guiding Light, All My Children. Theatre: Third Rail (Founding Member), Portland Center Stage, Artists Rep, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Intiman, Actor's Theatre, Of Louisville, Utah Shakespeare Festival, San Jose Repertory, Idaho Shakespeare Festival, and many others.

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 on: August 13, 2015, 03:08:48 PM 
Started by Micah Trapp - Last post by Micah Trapp
I have two job openings for our upcoming Christmas Shows.

The first job is a Stage Manager for our Christmas Touring shows.  This is a rehearsal stage manager only.  You will not tour with the actors.  Rehearsals begin October 18 and can go through as late as December 5 (but will likely finish the end of November).  Rehearsals are Monday-Friday from 7pm-11pm and Saturdays from 10am-5pm.  We can offer $12 per hour

The second job is an Assistant Stage Manager for our Christmas Mainstage Show, "This Christmas".   The date range of the job is from November 9 - December 30.  You will have off Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day.  Rehearsals are Monday-Friday evening and Saturday morning/afternoon.  Performances are Tuesday-Friday evening and Saturday matinee/evening.  There are also a couple of weekday matinees.  We can offer $11 per hour.

If interested in one or both of these jobs please contact the Production Stage Manager, Micah Trapp, at micaht@taproottheatre.org.

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 on: August 12, 2015, 03:08:34 PM 
Started by I Am Sound And Video - Last post by I Am Sound And Video
FOR TEENS ONLY!

Ready for a ton of fun doing voice-over for radio and tv commercials or character voices for gaming and cartoons? Well get ready, because earlier this month, a group of drama teachers, voice-over actors and directors decided to create the first ever TEEN VOICE-OVER CAMP, a week long experience to be held at the end of August!  Our Voice-Over Camp will teach our teens the voice-over skills they need to be pros, and prepare them for voice-over agents, casting directors and auditions.

PLUS, we’ve also added a huge bonus for the end of camp! At no extra charge, each of our voice-over teen superstars will make an appointment to record his/her voice-over demo and have it fully produced at I Am Sound & Video Studios (a savings of $350 - $400, the current price of a voice-over demo)!

Our TEEN VOICE-OVER CAMP has been specially designed to showcase your unique teen voice, personality and individual style. You’ll spend lots of time recording in the studio, learning special microphone techniques, how to read voice-over commercials and bring them to life, tips and tricks for developing character voices, and even how to get agents and voice-over jobs!  Class size is very limited.  Call or email us, or visit our website to register.

So teens, join us at the end of August for this fantastic TEEN VOICE-OVER CAMP. What an awesome way to end the summer!

What:     TEEN VOICE-OVER CAMP & DEMO PRODUCTION
When:     Monday, August 24th, through Friday, August 28th, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM daily
Cost:       $495
Where:    I Am Sound & Video Studios, Bellevue
Phone:     (425) 378-0223
Email:     info@iamsoundandvideo.com
Website:  www.iamsoundandvideo.com

 

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 on: August 12, 2015, 09:46:16 AM 
Started by Philip Lacey - Last post by Philip Lacey
Seattle Musical Theatre is looking for volunteers for our exciting 2015-16 season, as well as a part time Box Office Manager.

Volunteer Opportunities:

Show Volunteers -  We have openings for ushers and concessions volunteers for all performances of our subscription season as well as for our Halloween show, Reefer Madness. Show volunteers work for just over an hour in a friendly, fun environment and get to see the show for free.

Administration Volunteers - We also have openings for individuals looking to either gain experience in nonprofit arts administration or who would like to be involved with this community-driven organization. These opportunities are customizable to your interests and availability. Internship credit may be available.

To start the dialogue about volunteering, please fill out the short survey below, and we'll be in touch very soon!

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/QPNBH7X

Box Office Manager:

SMT is looking for one or two Box Office Managers. This very part time position works for three hours on performance nights - setting up the box office, setting up Will Call, and selling tickets to walk-up patrons.

Desired Competencies:
-A friendly, welcoming personality.
-A passion for live performance and the theatre community.
-Strong attention to detail.
-Ability to multi-task and keep calm in busy situations.
-Comfortable with Mac and PC operating systems.
-Basic accounting knowledge and/or cash handling experience.

The position works from 5pm - 8pm on performance nights. Please check our website, www.seattlemusicaltheatre.org , for dates. Compensation is a competitive hourly rate.

To apply, please send a resume and short cover letter detailing why you would like to work at SMT to smtoffice@seattlemusicaltheatre.org .

We look forward to hearing from you!

 8 
 on: August 10, 2015, 02:02:01 PM 
Started by Leonard Goodisman - Last post by Leonard Goodisman

Active Acting Seminar Taught by Charles Waxberg at Eclectic Theater

For Immediate Release                     08/04/15

Contact: rikdeskin@gmail.com

"Your talent lies in your choices."  --Stella Adler

WHAT: Eclectic Theater is excited to host acclaimed acting coach Charles Waxberg in a dynamic and active workshop using the accessible, method-busting script-analysis  techniques of Stella Adler.  Previously offered exclusively to Theatre9/12 company members, the seminar will consist of practical exercises and short scene work designed to merge the analytical side of script work with the limitless imagination of the individual performer. Based on The Actor’s Script—Script Analysis for Performers (written by Waxberg) participants will fortify their understanding of:
Beats
Characterization
Background
Given Circumstances
Dramatic Conflict
Styles
Largest Themes/Ruling Ideas that make entertaining performance into great theatre.
Students can participate fully in the workshop for $240, or audit and observe the process for $80. To register, please contact Rik Deskin at rikdeskin@gmail.com

WHO:  Charles Waxberg is a former student and close artistic associate of Stella Adler, having taught at both her New York and Los Angeles schools as well as internationally celebrated Tisch School of the Arts at NYU. He is the artistic director of Theatre9/12 in Seattle.

WHERE: Eclectic Theater, 1214 10th Ave, Seattle, WA  98122

WHEN: Saturdays beginning August 29 (from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm) for 8 weeks, culminating on October 24 (no class Saturday September 5)

WHY: The strongest choices are those that collaborate closest with the script.  A playwright consciously and unconsciously suggests strong choices and offers clues to characterization, dramatic tension, and the greatest themes of the play or film. The actor’s job is to translate these clues into playable actions, observable characters, and  theatrical conflict. This course will instruct participants to do just that, and fills a void with respect to Adler’s teachings.




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 on: August 06, 2015, 09:44:36 AM 
Started by TPS Admin - Last post by TPS Admin

 Take an online writing course with Einhorn School of Performing Arts (ESPA), part of PRIMARY STAGES, an award-winning Off-Broadway theater company in NYC nurturing playwrights since 1984.  The following classes are available online starting in September:
 
THE FIRST DRAFT
This class will guide you through the development of your first draft, providing concrete deadlines and constructive feedback that will encourage you to get your ideas on the page. You can expect to leave the class with a working first draft and a refined set of skills for writing—and finishing—your next play.
Instructor: Caridad Svich (Writer, 2012 OBIE Winner for Lifetime Achievement)
http://primarystages.org/espa/online-classroom/online-first-draft
 
THE REWRITE
This class will begin by establishing individualized writing goals to conquer over ten weeks. Whether you choose to embark on a rewrite of your entire play or focus on individual scenes, writing exercises and online lectures will inspire you to ask new questions of your play, look at it from various angles, and deconstruct it with individualized feedback from Caridad.
Instructor: Caridad Svich (Writer, 2012 OBIE Winner for Lifetime Achievement)
http://primarystages.org/espa/online-classroom/online-rewrite

TELEVISION WRITING
This online class is for playwrights who want the tools to transition from stage to screen. By the end of the semester, you’ll be well on your way to a submission-worthy pilot and have the means to create powerful, distinctive, and commercially-viable television.
Instructor: Jason Grote (Writer, “Mad Men”, “Hannibal”, “Smash”)
http://primarystages.org/espa/online-classroom/online-television-writing

ESPA is a home for all artists, in all stages of their careers. We provide students easy and convenient payment plans to break up tuition: http://primarystages.org/espa/payment-plans.  For more information, call 212.840.9705 x211 or email espa@primarystages.org.

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 on: August 05, 2015, 04:56:40 PM 
Started by Karen DeMasters - Last post by Karen DeMasters
Sat., Aug. 29 Karen DeMasters will be teaching a 2 hour Character Development course.  It will cover how to develop a character from the inside out and from the outside in. The cost is $60. Karen DeMasters has a Masters in Theater Arts from Portland State University.  She has also travelled on the road for 20 years with a travelling theater company.  If you are interested in taking this course please RSVP by Aug. 21 at kdemasters@yahoo.com.

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