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THIS IS YOUR COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE TO ALL FALL 2020 AUDITION AND CALLBACK INFORMATION. THIS DOCUMENT HAS ALL THE INFO YOU NEED, AND REFLECTS CHANGES AND UPDATES TO ANY PREVIOUS INFORMATION RELEASED. 

PLEASE READ THIS DOCUMENT CAREFULLY!

 

WHAT’S INSIDE?

 

AUDITION INSTRUCTIONS -- how to put yourself in the running!

UPDATED CALLBACK SCHEDULE -- complete details of when each project will be holding callbacks

COMPLETE PROJECT GUIDE -- complete relevant details for ALL projects being produced.

 

AUDITION INSTRUCTIONS:

Submissions are due by August 23rd at 8:00pm.

(When preparing, please see breakdowns and descriptions of all plays & projects found on the ‘Call Board’ which may inform your monologue/decision)

 

Materials needed:

  • one 60-second monologue - filmed & submitted by August 23rd
  • one audition form per play/project for which you would like to audition
  • one headshot
  • one resumé
  • IF AUDITIONING FOR SPRING AWAKENING: one vocal side, one acting side, one dance call - filmed & submitted by August 23rd (materials available by going to the ‘Call Board’ under ‘Student Resources’ on the Department of Theatre and Dance website)

All materials should be sent to sr47@txstate.edu beginning Friday, August 14th, and no later than 8:00 pm on Sunday, August 23rd.

 

All callback lists and casting announcements will be sent via Canvas & TRACS.

 

UPDATED CALLBACK SCHEDULE:

Monday, August 24th: (first day of classes)

Red Bike: 6:30-9:30pm

Love and Information: 7:30-10:30pm

A Piece of My Heart: 8:00-10:00pm

 

Tuesday, August 25th:

Love and Information: 6:30-10:30pm

LoveWave 2000: 6:30-7:30pm*

A Piece of My Heart: 7:30-10:30pm

*LoveWave callbacks on this day will be a full group meeting - all called for the entire hour to receive instructions, details, and assignments in order to prep for Thursday, 8/27

 

Wednesday, August 26th:

A Piece of My Heart: 7:00-9:00pm

 

Thursday, August 27th:

LoveWave 2000: 6:00-11:00pm

*The callback schedule will be created and announced calling 3 actors per 30-minute block between 6:00 and 11:00pm.

 

Friday, August 28th:

BLPC: 5:00-9:00pm

 

Saturday, August 29th:

Red Bike: 11:00am-3:00pm

The Exonerated: 4:00-8:00pm

 

Sunday, August 30th:

Red Bike: 11:00am-3:00pm

BLPC: 12:00-3:00pm 

The Exonerated: 4:00-8:00pm



COMPLETE PROJECT GUIDE:

Please note the change in rehearsal and performance delivery methods for A Piece of My Heart and Love and Information.

 

Black and Latino Playwrights Celebration (BLPC) projects:

 

BLPC schedule takes priority over any other rehearsal and callback schedules. Anyone cast in the BLPC may also be cast in any other show.

 

Equity for All Artists Statement: The creative team of the BLPC is committed to casting practices that advance diversity and inclusion. Actors of all races, ethnicities, cultural identities, types, gender identities, sexual identities, and abilities will be considered for every role with the exception of roles on which the storyline is dependent on a particular ethnicity/gender identity/sexual identity/ability. 

Title: Stoop Pigeons by Christin Eve Cato (BLPC Play in workshop) 

Audition material required: 60-second monologue of your choice to be submitted to sr47@txstate.edu  

Callback material required: Sides available on TRACS and the Call Board on the Texas State Theatre and Dance webpage 8/21. 

Rehearsal start date: Monday, August 31st 

Content warning: none 

Pre-casting announcements: The role of Ms. Suzy will be played by our guest artist Arlene Chico-Lugo 

In-person or virtual-only process: Virtual-Only Process 

Director: Lou Moreno 

Tech start dates (if applicable): TBD 

Streaming dates: Saturday, September 5, 2020 

Other important information of note: The performance will be followed by a live, virtual talkback.

Title: Greenwood: An American Dream Destroyed  by Celeste Bedford Walker (BLPC Play in workshop) 

Audition material required: 60-second monologue of your choice to be submitted to sr47@txstate.edu  

Callback material required: Sides available on TRACS and the Call Board on the Texas State Theatre and Dance webpage 8/21. 

Rehearsal start date: Monday, August 31st 

Content warning: none

Pre-casting: The role of Grandmother Boley will be played by our guest artist Brenda Denmark 

In-person or virtual-only process: Virtual-Only Process 

Director: Lynnie Godfrey 

Tech start dates (if applicable): TBD 

Streaming dates: Sunday, September 6, 2020 

Other important information of note: The performance will be followed by a live, virtual talkback.    

 

Title: LoveWave 2000 (formerly “Dating Site Project”)

Audition material required: 60-second monologue of your choice to be submitted to sr47@txstate.edu 

Callback material required: improv & devised material which you will be given time to prepare

Rehearsal start date: September 2

Content warning: TBD, but we expect to stay in a relatively PG lane.

Pre-casting announcements: all roles are available

In-person or virtual-only process: Virtual-Only Process

Director: Neil Patrick Stewart

Tech start dates (if applicable): TBD

Streaming dates: Show goes “live” September 28, culminating in a finale Nov 9-15th, 2020

Equity for All Artists Statement: The creative team is committed to casting practices that advance diversity and inclusion. Actors of all races, ethnicities, cultural identities, types, gender identities, sexual identities, and abilities will be considered for every role.

Other important information of note: LoveWave 2000 will be an entirely devised creation, handmade by the whole team, including cast and creatives. Additionally, the show will be “live” for six weeks, which means rehearsals and (mini)-performances will be happening all semester long. September will include a ‘full-time’ rehearsal schedule, October will require fewer rehearsals, and the first two weeks of November will be back to full-time. This project requires a significant commitment.

 

The Exonerated

Audition material required: 60-second monologue of your choice to be submitted to sr47@txstate.edu 

Callback material required: Sides available on TRACS and the Call Board on the Texas State Theatre and Dance webpage.

Rehearsal start date: September, 8th, 2020

Content warning: The characters in this play are real people. The content of the play is taken from personal accounts, interviews, and official records. As such it includes racist language and racist slurs. It includes some graphic descriptions of violence and language that describes matters of sexuality and sexual trauma.

Pre-casting announcements: The role of Delbert is CAST and will be played by our Texas State University Department of Theatre and Dance Artist-in-Residence, Eugene Lee.

In-person or virtual-only process: Virtual-Only Process

Director: Aaron Sparks

Tech start dates (if applicable): TBD

Streaming dates: October 5th – October 11th, 2020

Equity for All Artists Statement: 

Seeking gender non-conforming, gender  conforming, genderqueer, transgender, and non-binary actors. A note from the playwrights regarding race and ethnicity: “Because the death penalty itself is inextricably connected to race, it is important that white people play white people and black people play black people. We strongly support non-traditional casting in general, but in the case of this play, it dilutes the reality of many of the issues involved.” With that in mind, and respecting the real people who are portrayed in this play, we are seeking actors of White/European descent and Black/African descent as delineated in the script.

Other important information of note: None

 

RED BIKE

Audition material required: 60-second monologue of your choice to be submitted to sr47@txstate.edu 

Callback material required: Sides available on TRACS and the Call Board on the Texas State Theatre and Dance webpage.

Rehearsal start date: September 1st, 2020

Content warning: None

Pre-casting announcements: None

In-person or virtual-only process: Remote-Only Process, except for tech for the solo version captured on the Harrison

Director: Jerry Ruiz

Tech start dates (if applicable): October 8-11

Streaming dates: After October 11th, 2020

Equity for All Artists Statement: The creative team is committed to casting practices that advance diversity and inclusion. Actors of all races, ethnicities, cultural identities, types, gender identities, sexual identities, and abilities will be considered for every role.

Other important information of note: Note: we are casting ONE actor for the stage version to be captured on the Harrison stage, and THREE actors for an audio version. Actors of any/all ethnicities, races and genders will be considered.

A Piece of My Heart

Audition material required: 60-second monologue of your choice to be submitted to sr47@txstate.edu 

Callback material required: Sides available on TRACS and the Call Board on the Texas State Theatre and Dance webpage.

Rehearsal start date: September 1st, 2020

Content warning: The production includes some graphic descriptions of violence and medical trauma.

Pre-casting announcements: n/a

In-person or virtual-only process: CHANGE: Virtual-only.

Director: Ryan Scarlata

Tech start dates (if applicable): n/a

Equity for All Artists Statement: The creative team is committed to casting practices that advance diversity and inclusion. Actors of all races, ethnicities, cultural identities, types, gender identities, sexual identities, and abilities will be considered for every role with the exception of roles on which the storyline is dependent on a particular ethnicity/gender identity/sexual identity/ability. These exceptions are noted specifically in the character breakdown on the call board.

Other important information of note: 

  • Please indicate on audition form if you are a singer/guitarist and interested in the role of Maryjo.
  • Rehearsals are currently scheduled weekdays 6:30-10pm and 12-5pm on Saturdays. There will be no rehearsal Memorial Day weekend. 
  • The entire rehearsal and recording process will end no later than October 2nd to allow for post-production editing before the streaming dates.

 

 Love & Information, by Caryl Churchill

Audition material required: 60 second monologue of your choice to be submitted to sr47@txstate.edu 

 

Callback material required: Callback sides available on TRACS and the Call Board on the Texas State Theatre and Dance webpage.

 

Content warning: There are some intimate scenes dealing with partners who may have just had sex before the scene starts. Since we are not doing this face to face, sex won’t be staged literally. 

 

Rehearsal start date: mid-September, 2020

Pre-casting announcements: n/a 

In-person or virtual-only process: CHANGE: Virtual-only.

Director: Marti Asprey

Tech start dates (if applicable): TBA

Streaming dates: October 26 - November 1, 2020

 

Equity for All Artists Statement: A cast of approximately sixteen actors will be cast to play a variety of roles in Love & Information. The creative team is committed to casting practices that advance diversity and inclusion. Actors of all races, ethnicities, cultural identities, types, gender identities, sexual identities, and abilities will be considered for every role.

 

Other important information of note: Most scenes in Love & Information are written for two actors. There are a few monologues and a couple of three person scenes.  One scene will use much of the cast. Each of the more than 80 scenes is a new world with its own given circumstances. Actors have the opportunity to uncover the givens and create distinct characters appropriate to each scene.  Churchill doesn’t give names, which asks more of the actor than in many other plays. Rehearsals will end by Oct 24th.

 

  Title: Spring Awakening

Audition material required: 

General Auditions – Please send to sr47@txstate.edu

  1. Audition form for Spring Awakening (note: please do not submit a separate form for conflicts -- all conflicts should be listed and included on the Spring Awakening audition form)
  2. 1 headshot
  3. 1 resume
  4.  1 video of auditioner singing vocal side (choices provided on the online callboard)
  5. 1 video of auditioner performing acting side (choices provided on the online callboard)Please note: you may only submit an audition video using the sides & tracks provided via the online callboard. 
  6. 1 video of auditioner performing dance call (provided on the online callboard)  

Callback information: 

Spring Awakening callbacks will be done during the Spring season auditions.

Callbacks for Spring Awakening will now occur on October 10th, 11th, and 13th. 

Callback lists will be posted on or around October 1st. It will be a combined process of video submissions and live virtual callbacks. 

 

Rehearsal start dateSpring Awakening will rehearsal and perform in the spring semester. Dates will be made available before callbacks begin in October.

 

Content warning: This musical contains violent situations, simulated sexual encounters, and suggested suicide.

 

Pre-casting announcements: None

 

In-person or virtual-only process: In-person

Director: Cassie Abate

Tech start dates (if applicable): TBD

Streaming dates: N/A

Equity for All Artists Statement: The events and themes addressed in Spring Awakening affect everyone and the creative team is committed to casting practices that reflect a wide and diverse range of voices and perspectives. The creative team is committed to casting practices that advance diversity and inclusion. Actors of all races, ethnicities, cultural identities, types, gender identities, sexual identities, and abilities will be considered for every role with the exception of roles on which the storyline is dependent on a particular ethnicity/gender identity/sexual identity/ability. Additionally, the genders indicated in the breakdown on the call board are specific to the pronouns used in the script, however, the creative team is considering all gender identities for all roles provided that the performer can execute the vocal requirements without transposition. 

 

Other important information of note: In addition – Pippin will not be produced during the Fall 2020/Spring 2021 season.

 


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