AUDITION INFO


Auditions for the 2014-2015 season will be held in NYC and Albany, NY in the late spring/early summer.


We are now accepting headshot and resume submissions, as well as video auditions, for the 2014-2015 season. See below for video requirements.





SUBMISSION GUIDELINES


You may submit a headshot and resume via email to casting@adkshakes.org.  Headshots and resumes are best submitted as photo and document attachments (.JPG, .PDF, .TIF, .DOC or .DOCX files are accepted). You may include a link to a professional website, in addition to the attached files. Email submissions without attached files will not be considered.

We will begin contacting actors for in-person audition appointments in the early spring. Audition appointments are offered in one-hour blocks and must be confirmed in advance. The auditions are held in groups of 8-10 actors. Actors may be asked to present a prepared monologue (classical verse only) and will also read sides from the season. These are intended to be cold readings, but a complete selection of sides will be posted on the website in advance for your perusal.* Actors may also be asked to take part in a movement-based exercise.


Due to a high volume of submissions, we are unable to schedule in-person auditions for every actor. If we are unable to schedule you for an audition, we strongly urge you to consider submitting a video audition (see requirements below). If you plan to submit a video, please contact the Casting Director at casting@adkshakes.org with a request for sides, which may be included in your video.


*If you require additional time to prepare specific sides due to learning differences or other need, please contact the Casting Director at casting@adkshakes.org and your request will be considered.




Our 2014-2015 Casting Call is for:


Fall 2014 Season:

Macbeth and The Taming of the Shrew

(September 28 - October 12, 2014)


Seeking to cast a company of 12 actors. Actors will rehearse, open, and perform two shows in repertory over a period of two weeks. Actors in the company may serve as Conductor for the other show.


Housing is provided. Round-trip travel is provided between NYC and the Adirondack Mountains. We are also seeking a Production Stage Manager. All positions are paid. All roles are open. Non-union contracts only.


Spring 2015 Season:

Julius Caesar and Antony & Cleopatra

(May - June, 2015)


Seeking to cast a company of 12 actors. Actors will rehearse, open, and perform two shows in repertory over a period of two to three weeks. Actors in the company may serve as Conductor for the other show.


Housing is provided. Round-trip travel is provided between NYC and the Adirondack Mountains. We are also seeking a Production Stage Manager. All positions are paid. All roles are open. Non-union contracts only.


Audition sides will be provided at a later date. Please check back soon.


Thank you for your interest in auditioning for the Adirondack Shakespeare Company and best of luck!



VIDEO AUDITION REQUIREMENTS


Video Audition Deadline: June 15, 2014

Video auditions may be submitted through the mail or uploaded onto the internet.

For internet uploads:

- if you choose to upload your video, you MUST send an email to advise the company on how we can navigate to it.  

- send the email to:  casting@adkshakes.org

- email subject heading should read:  (Actor Name) ADK CASTING VIDEO.

  1. -the body of the email must include instructions on how to navigate to the video.  a direct link to the URL is preferred.

VIDEO FORMAT:

- doesn't have to be anything fancy, but should be the clearest picture and sound quality practicable.

- see video upload sites (e.g. Youtube) or DVD creating software for technical specifications.

- if sending a disc, our preference is that you send something that will play in a DVD player.

- if you cannot send a playable disc but are sending the video file copied to disc, please use .avi or .mp4 formats.  

 

VIDEO CONTENT:

- Actor Slate which should consist of NAME, CONTACT INFO, and CHARACTER NAMES/TITLES of ALL PIECES  

(E.g.:  My name is ACTOR NAME.  I can be reached at actorname@actormail.com. I will be reading the King from Love's Labour's Lost and Hamlet from Hamlet.)

- 2 contrasting monologues.  At least one monologue MUST be in verse.

- OPTIONAL:  a brief demonstration of any special skill such as singing/playing an instrument/juggling, etc.

If you have any questions, you can reach us at: casting@adkshakes.org.

 

Becca Stevens, Duane Allen Robinson, Laura Montes, and Greg Davies in As You Like It (2010)

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