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AUDITIONS

When: Monday, July 22nd and Tuesday, July 23rd @6:30pm

Where: The Avyarium Theatre 274 Goodman St N #D242, Rochester, NY 14607

To schedule an audition, please fill out the online audition form bellow, or contact us at hello@wallbyrd.com

 

Audition Sign-Up


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WallByrd Theatre Co. has openings for performers and technicians in the Rochester and surrounding areas for our Fall production of our new adaptation of Euripides’ Medea.   This production is scheduled to be presented in October.  

This will be a non-equity production.

ABOUT THIS PRODUCTION-

When Jason announces he is leaving his wife and two young children for another woman, Medea is forced to confront how alone she truly is. This modern re-telling of Medea explores the isolation of modern motherhood, and the physical and psychological tolls that can push a woman to her breaking point.

Set against the backdrop of the American rust belt, this production is currently in development. The book, lyrics, and music for this show are currently being developed and will continue to develop around the performers that will be joining our creative team through (and possibly into) performances.

What you will need-

  • Movement cloths

  • Your favorite prepared monologue (any style)

  • 32 bars of music


CASTING-

Listed below are the roles with the age and gender assignments suggested by the text.  

Please Note:   This will be a color-blind casting audition.

This is a non-equity production. 

Rehearsals are evenings and weekends beginning in August, 3-6 days per week, depending on the demands of the role. Due to the development nature of this work rehearsals actors may be asked to memorize new material frequently as the script is subject to changes.

 

The Originals

MEDEA - [Female, teen-30’s] This roll is expected to sing. Instrumental skills a plus.

JASON - [Male, teen-30's] This roll is expected to sing. Instrumental skills a plus.

the CHORUS -  [Female, unknown] made up of three performers, the CHORUS will perform all additional rolls in this show. These rolls are expected to sing. Instrumental skills a plus.

Child actors -[Boy or Girl]

 

TECHNICAL TEAM-

This production is a monumental undertaking, and will be done in an exceptionally short amount of time.  It is our team behind the scenes that make a show like this possible.  Listed below are some of our openings and offerings for positions in our technical staff.  We offer this as an opportunity for young theatrical professionals to work and learn hands-on with a collaborative team of industry professionals.  If you have an interest, please contact us at hello@wallbyrd.com.  Some positions will require a resume/portfolio and an interview for consideration.  If you are interested in assisting in a non-listed position, please feel free to contact us as well, and we will put you in touch with the correct party.

Music Director

Stage Manager

Costumer

Technical/Set Designer

Prop Artisan


FAQ

What will happen at auditions?

 

Auditions will be held on July 22nd and 23rd.  Call backs (if needed) will be held on July 25th at the same time.  Auditions will include some form of warm up and/or improv games followed by prepared monologue and vocal audition.  You may or may not be provided sides. As scary as they are, we hope to make auditions as laid back and smooth as possible.  We want to see you at your best, not under the most stress.

What do I need to bring?

 

In addition to your headshot and resume, auditioners are encouraged to bring a prepared monologue of their choice (contemporary and/or period) and 32 bars of music.  Be sure to dress comfortably as there will be a movement and improv portion of the audition.  We also ask you to bring a list of all rehearsal conflicts.  We do our best to work around conflicts, but only if they are identified early.

Wait, is that a camera?

 

Because some of your create team is not local, we may ask to film portions of your audition to share with them as part of our selection process. All audition recordings are for internal company use only and will not be shared outside this project with our express permission of the auditioner.

I won't be available during the audition dates- can I still audition?

 

Yes!  We feel strongly about giving as many artists a chance to participate as possible.  If you are unavailable for the audition dates then we will do our best to work out an alternative time for you.  We will also accept an acting reel or digital video submission,  however we always prefer to see you in person.  Just email us as soon as possible and we will work to find something that works for everyone.