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Almost, Maine (Auditions)
August 10-11, 2019

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Almost, Maine
By John Cariani
Directed by Leslee Richards
Audition times:
Saturday, August 10, 2019 1-4pm
Sunday, August 11, 2019 9:30-11:30am
Synopsis:

A woman carries her heart, broken into nineteen pieces, in a small paper bag. A man shrinks to half his former size, after losing hope in love. A couple keep the love they have given each other in large red bags, or compress the mass into the size of a diamond. Welcome to Almost, Maine, a place that's so far north, it's almost not in the United States.

One cold, clear night, as the northern lights hover in the star-filled sky above, the residents of Almost find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and hilarious ways. Knees are bruised. Hearts are broken. But the bruises heal, and the hearts mend—almost—in this delightful midwinter night's dream.

Looking for:
2 men and 2 women, ages late 20s to early 40s.
Location:
The Vortex Theatre, 2900 Carlisle Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110
Format: Cold readings from the script
Show dates: December 6-29, 2019 - Fri-Sat 7:30pm; Sun 2pm
Rehearsals start: October. Accommodations in the rehearsal schedule will be made for the November & December holidays.
Contact for further information: The director, Leslee Richards, at lesleerich@gmail.com

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Susan and God (Auditions)
September 14-15, 2019

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Susan and God
By Rachel Crothers
Directed by Lauren Dusek Albonico
Audition times:
Saturday, September 14, 2019 3-5pm
Sunday, September 15, 2019 10:30am-12 noon
Synopsis:
Susan and God is a dramatic comedy that follows Susan, a magnetic socialite, just returned from a trip abroad and on a quest to evangelize her high society friends. Her new religious fervor is mostly scoffed at until her friends start taking her claims personally. Meanwhile, her estranged husband Barrie and daughter Blossom cannot help but hope that Susan's new take on life might just be their ticket back into hers. The play was written in the 1930's by Rachel Crothers, an often overlooked American playwright and theatre director of the early 20th century.
Looking for:

This production is open to ethnically diverse casting.

6 women
Susan—aged mid 30s-late 40s
Irene—aged mid 30s-late 40s
Charlotte—aged late 20s-30s
Leonora—aged 20s-early 30s
Blossom—teenager 15-20 years old
Leeda—any age 20s-70s

4 menBarrie—aged late 30s-early 50s
Mike—aged late 30s-early 50s
Stubbie—aged early 30s-early 50s
Clyde—aged 20s-30s

Location:
The Vortex Theatre, 2900 Carlisle Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110
Format: By appointment. Please prepare a 1 to 2 minute comedic monologue. If you don't have one, sides will be available to read at the audition.
Callbacks:
Sunday, September 15 from 7 to 9pm.
Show dates: January 10-February 2, 2020 - Fri-Sat 7:30pm; Sun 2pm
Rehearsals start: Nov. 25 with breaks for Thanksgiving and winter holidays
Contact for further information: If you have any questions, or would like to read the complete script, please contact the director at laurendusek@gmail.com
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1 Barrie & Blossom Barrie, Blossom No
2 Susan Susan No
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AUDITIONS: Susan and God

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The Rover (Auditions)
October 19-20, 2019

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The Rover
By Aphra Behn
Directed by David Richard Jones
Audition times:
Saturday, October 19, 2019 1-5pm
Sunday, October 20, 2019 5-8pm
Synopsis:

The Rover is an unrestrained comedy about sexual exploration, set during Carnival in Naples, Italy. Masks, cross-dressing, mistaken identities, prostitutes, Spanish grandees, and English dolts—the play has a wide variety of characters who engage in fast-paced physical comedy.

Playwright Aphra Behn is the first woman to be a professional writer in England, possibly in the world. Her 19 plays made her the second-most produced playwright during the Restoration (1660–1700), a period famous for women on stage, sexual liberty, and extravagant dress. Virginia Woolf said all women should let flowers fall upon her tomb "for it was she who earned them the right to speak their minds."

Looking for:
Seeking men, women, and gender nonconforming actors ages 15-50. This production is open to, and encourages, ethnically diverse actors.
Location:
The Vortex Theatre, 2900 Carlisle Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110
Format: By appointment. Monologues are encouraged but not required. Cold readings of the script will be available.
Show dates: April 24-May 17, 2020 - Fri-Sat 7:30pm; Sun 2pm
Rehearsals start: March 15, 2020
Contact for further information: If you have additional questions or wish to read the full script, please contact the director at djones@unm.edu or at (505) 228-4740.
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AUDITIONS: The Rover

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Kiss of the Spider Woman (Auditions)
October 26-27, 2019

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Kiss of the Spider Woman
By Manuel Puig
Directed by Marty Epstein
Audition times:
Saturday, October 26, 2019 10am-12 noon
Sunday, October 27, 2019 6-8pm
Synopsis:
These auditions are for the 1983 straight play by Manuel Puig (NOT the 1990 musical by Terrence McNally, John Kander, and Fred Ebb).
Looking for:
Two men: one mid 20s, one late 30s/early 40s
Location:
The Vortex Theatre, 2900 Carlisle Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110
Format: Cold readings
Show dates: April 16-26, 2020 - TBA
Contact for further information: martyepstein618@icloud.com

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The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter (Auditions)
November 16-17, 2019

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The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter
By Rebecca Gilman
Directed by James Cady
Audition times:
Saturday, November 16, 2019 1-4pm
Sunday, November 17, 2019 10am-12 noon
Synopsis:
Based on the 1940 novel by Carson McCullers.
Looking for:

The first hour of auditions on Saturday will be for deaf and hard of hearing people reading for John Singer. All other actors interested in auditioning for John Singer can come at any time.

John Singer
A Deaf man who works as an engraver in a local jeweler's shop; a very kind and generous man who becomes a sounding board for some of the troubled misfits in his community
Spiros Antonapoulos
A Deaf man of Greek descent who has been Singer's best friend for ten years
Charles Parker
Antonapoulos' cousin, owns a fruit store
Mick Kelly
Young girl of 13, her father owns the local boarding house where Singer lives; she is a restless tomboy who loves classical music and dreams of a better, more adventurous life
Mr. Kelly
Mick's father, runs a watch repair service and rents rooms in his house to boarders; a kind man who used to be a carpenter until he was injured in an accident
Harry Minowitz
A thoughtful sixteen-year-old neighbor of Mick's
Dr. Benedict Mady Copeland
The local African-American doctor, father to Portia and Willie, as well as his other two sons Karl Marx and Hamilton (unseen characters); he is working himself into an early grave
Portia
Dr. Copeland's daughter and sister to Willie, she works as a maid at the Kelly's; she is married to Highboy (unseen); she is protective of her family, and she befriends Mick
Willie
Portia's brother, who works in Biff's New York Cafe
Jake Blount
A boisterous drunkard who is violently consumed with preaching the principles of Communism and encouraging local mill workers to form workers' unions
Biff Brannon
Owner of a diner, the New York Cafe; his wife Alice has just passed away at the beginning of the play
Preacher
An "end times" fanatic who believes the world is coming to an end soon; he scrawls religious graffiti on the town's walls
Various mill workers, deputies, hospital attendants, and patients
Location:
The Vortex Theatre, 2900 Carlisle Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110
Format: Cold readings
Show dates: February 14-March 8, 2020 - Fri-Sat 7:30pm; Sun 2pm
Contact for further information: RJ Smith (stage manager) at realjohnstone7@gmail.com.

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Actually (Auditions)
December 7-8, 2019

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Actually
By Anna Ziegler
Directed by Jenn Stephenson
Audition times:
Saturday, December 7, 2019 1-4pm
Sunday, December 8, 2019 6-9pm
Looking for:

One male, African American or Black, able to play between the ages of 20 and 30.

One female, white or Jewish, able to play between the ages of 20 and 30.

Location:
The Vortex Theatre, 2900 Carlisle Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110
Format: By appointment. Cold readings from the script. Make an appointment on the timetable below.
Callbacks:
Monday, Dec. 9, 2019 5:00-7:00 pm
Show dates: March 20-April 12, 2020 - Fri-Sat 7:30pm; Sun 2pm
Rehearsals start: February 9, 2020 (Sundays 1-4pm; Mondays-Thursdays 7-10pm)
Contact for further information: The director, Jenn Stephenson, at jen@motherroad.org or 505-480-9776
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AUDITIONS: Actually

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New Mexico Shakespeare Festival 2020 Season (Auditions)
January 4-5, 2020

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New Mexico Shakespeare Festival 2020 Season
Audition times:
Saturday, January 4, 2020 9am-5pm
Sunday, January 5, 2020 10am-5pm
Synopsis:
Plays for the 2020 season are Hamlet directed by Peter S. Kierst and Twelfth Night directed by Ana Maria Campoy. The shows open the shows open the weekend of June 5 and run, alternating nights, Thursday-Sunday until June 28. Performances are at the New Mexico Veterans Memorial Park. All actors will be paid an honorarium.
Looking for:

Seeking men, women, and gender nonconforming actors ages 15 and over. This production is open to, and encourages, ethnically diverse actors. Latinx actors are especially sought.

Actors interested in the role of Hamlet should contact Mr. Kierst immediately at 505-977-8729 or pskierst@gmail.com.

Location:
Sandia Preparatory School, 532 Osuna Rd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87113
Format: By appointment. Auditionees should prepare a 1 – 2 minute Shakespeare monologue. Audition appointments may be made on the schedule below.
Callbacks:
Callbacks will be held on January 6, 2020.
Rehearsals start: mid-April 2020
Contact for further information: Festival Stage Manager Donna Barra at dmb0857@aol.com
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AUDITIONS: New Mexico Shakespeare Festival 2020 Season

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