GENERAL AUDITION - Shaw Festival Auditions

Posted: July 11, 2014

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NOTE:This audition applies to the following regions: Toronto, ON and Niagara on the Lake, ON



Audition day 1:08/21/2014
City: Toronto

Artistic Director or casting person in attendance: Jackie Maxwell
Deadline to submit:07/29/2014
Email applications to: (see below)
Contact name: Barry Burns
Contact phone:905-468-2153
Engager website:shawfest.com
Link to detailed casting information:www.shawfest.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/2015-NOTICE-OF-GENERAL-AUDITIONS.pdf
Agreement: CTA

Ethno-cultural mandate or ethno-cultural casting statement:
SHAW FESTIVAL THEATRE MANDATE The Shaw Festival is a theatre company inspired by the work of Bernard Shaw. We produce plays from and about his era and contemporary plays that share Shaw's provocative exploration of society and celebration of humanity.

Additional information:

NOTICE OF GENERAL AUDITIONS FOR THE SHAW FESTIVAL 2015 SEASON
CITY: TORONTO, ONTARIO

MUSICAL AUDITIONS - Dancemakers Studios, 9 Trinity Avenue Toronto
EQUITY: Thursday, August 21, 2014
NON EQUITY: Tuesday, August 26, 2014(Preliminary)
Friday, August 29, 2014(Call-backs - Please note we will not accept crashers on this day)

DRAMA AUDITIONS - Dancemakers Studios, 9 Trinity Avenue, Toronto
EQUITY: Friday, August 22, 2014
NON EQUITY: Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Wednesday September 10, 2014

REQUIREMENTS:

Equity Drama:
2 Contrasting monologues. (Please select at least 1 monologue from the Shaw Festival's original mandate period - plays written between 1856 and 1950)

Non-Equity Drama:
1 Monologue (it is strongly suggested that the monologue be from the Shaw Festival's original mandate period - plays written between 1856 and 1950)

Equity Musical:
1 Monologue (it is strongly suggested that the monologue be from the Shaw Festival's mandate period) PLUS 2 contrasting songs, preferably an up tempo and a ballad. At least 1 song should be a traditional musical theatre piece - i.e. Gershwin, Cole Porter, Coward, Rodgers and Hart, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Lerner and Lowe, etc. The second song need not be traditional musical theatre - it need not even be a musical theatre song - it should be a piece that shows your strengths and your vocal range. Please note: we may only hear one song.

Non-Equity Musical:
There may be two auditions. The first audition is 1 song performed for Music Director Paul Sportelli.
Callbacks will be scheduled, as necessary, where 1 monologue (it is strongly suggested that the monologue be from the Shaw Festival's mandate period) PLUS 1 musical theatre song that shows your strengths and vocal range will be performed.

An Accompanist will be provided for musical auditions. Please bring your music in the key that you will be singing in. The accompanist will not be able to transpose it for you.

Applicants selected for an audition will be contacted to schedule an appointment. WE WILL NOT CONTACT ANYONE WHO HAS NOT BEEN SELECTED FOR AN APPOINTMENT. Please be advised that due to an overwhelming number of applications each year, we seldom see any artist two years in a row.

Please send resumés and head shots by NO LATER THANTUESDAY, JULY 29, 2014 AT 6:00 PMEASTERN STANDARD TIME.
Submissions received after this date and time will not be considered.

PLEASE NOTE THE NEW POLICY FOR ELECTRONIC SUBMISSIONS Submissions must include a resumé and headshot in a single PDF file labeled with family name first. Submissions must be sent to the address of the audition category to which the applicant belongs. For example, if you are a female and wish to be seen in an Equity Drama audition you must send your application toeqdramaf@shawfest.com. There is a separateemail address for each audition category of submission - see below.

Equity Drama Male:eqdramam@shawfest.com
Equity Drama Female:eqdramaf@shawfest.com
Non-Equity Drama Male:noneqdramam@shawfest.com
Non-Equity Drama Female:noneqdramaf@shawfest.com

Equity Musical Male:eqmusicm@shawfest.com
Equity Musical Female:eqmusicf@shawfest.com
Non-Equity Musical Male:noneqmusicm@shawfest.com
Non-Equity Musical Female:noneqmusicf@shawfest.com

Hard copy resumé and head shot submissions can be sent to the following address:
Auditions
Shaw Festival Theatre
10 Queens Parade, Box 774
Niagara on the Lake, ON
L0S 1J0

Inquiries:
Inquiries for further information can be made to bburns@shawfest.com

Please send resumés and head shots by NO LATER THANTUESDAY, JULY 29, 2014 AT6:00PMEASTERN STANDARD TIME.Submissions received after this date and time will not be considered.

Equity members will be seen first at all open audition calls. Equity members cast in this production will be engaged under an Equity form of contract.CAEAmembers: please bring your membership card to the audition.


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