Collaboration between GMU, Lorton Workhouse should benefit students as well as the arts.
ESP TFYA Invites You to a Cast Party
The only thing more fun than being on stage is the camaraderie back-stage, so the Elden Street Players Theatre for Young Audiences is celebrating 20 years of silly, scary, funny, and heartwarming shows for children at the ultimate TFYA Cast Party! (Only this time you don’t have to worry about setting up, striking, changing your clothes, or not spilling on your costumes.) Reconnect with cast members you haven’t seen for a while and make new friends.
Chase scenes and sword fights optional....
Saturday, June 22, 2013
750 Center Street
It’s not a cast party if it isn’t pot luck, so bring a finger food to share. And bring your memories and a camera. Paper products, cake and soft drinks will be provided.
Auditions will be held in April for Elden Street Player's summer musical production of "Caroline, or Change". This will be the final production produced by the organization under the moniker of the Elden Street Players and an all-volunteer company. All roles are available and auditions are open and welcoming to all. Please read the entire post before signing up or contacting us with any additional questions or concerns. If necessary, please direct questions to email@example.com.WhenAuditionsApril 15, 7:00-9:30 (For performers under 18 only.)April 25, 7:00-9:30April 27, 10:00-2:00CallbacksApril 28 (TBD)Rehearsals will begin on or sometime after May 1st. The rehearsal process for this production has been intentionally elongated to allow for a slightly less "strenuous" production schedule. Actors should anticipate one (or two) weeknight rehearsals and afternoon rehearsals on most weekends. In mid-July rehearsals will begin occurring with more frequency leading up to Opening Night. (Please note that some music rehearsals may be held at the Music Directors’ homes in Falls Church or Arlington.)Performances: August 2-24, 2013WhereIndustrial Strength TheatreHerndon, VirginiaWhatPlease bring 16-32 bars of music in the style of the show.An accompanist will be provided. No CD or iPod accompaniment, please. Please also bring music in the appropriate key.HowAll walk-ins will be accepted and seen as time allows. However, the production team highly encourages all those interested in attending auditions to sign up in advance for a specific time slot, utilizing the following link:Sign Up: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1A4SOBH18QE7d6KzOkvy28cJaGwA7vq_QmXNr5oi--EA/viewformAdditional InformationAt this time, the directors generally intend to cast this production according to the descriptions outlined in the original script. However, some roles (in particular the "objects") may be re-evaluated, based on the outcome of auditions. ALL are welcome and encouraged to audition!Character BreakdownCAROLINE THIBODEAUX: Works as a maid to the Gellman family. She is a divorcee with four children and resistant to change in the world. Bitter, tired, devoted. Special Director’s Note: Caroline is very complicated and will be an extremely emotionally and psychologically difficult role to play. It requires a tremendously strong actor and singer. African American, Female, 35-45 yrs oldRange: E3 - E5NOAH GELLMAN: The son of Caroline’s employer, Stuart Gellman. Shy, forgetful, and looks to Caroline for comfort and distraction. Director’s Note: Noah is a very large role that requires a young actor and singer who can match the performance of Caroline.Jewish, Male, 7-12 yrs oldRange: G3 - E5ROSE STOPNICK GELLMAN: An old friend of the Gellman's and Stuart’s new wife. She has recently moved to the South. Jewish, Female, 25-40 yrs oldRange: G3 - E5EMMIE THIBODEAUX: Caroline’s only daughter and the second of four children. Observant, rebellious, outspoken. African American, Female, 16-18 yrs oldRange: F3 - F5DOTTY MOFFETT: Caroline’s high-spirited friend and fellow maid. A drinker and smoker, she is routinely admonished by Caroline for her behavior. African American, Female, 25-35 yrs oldRange: F3 - D5STUART GELLMAN: Noah’s father and Rose’s new husband. He is also Caroline’s employer. He has trouble connecting to his son and new wife. Director’s Note: Ideally, Stuart should be able to play the clarinet, but this will not be absolutely necessary.Jewish, Male, 28-40 yrs oldRange: B3 - G5THE MOON: Part narrator, part friend, and part subconscious to Caroline and her story. Director’s Note: The actress playing the Moon should be a classically trained soprano. African American, Female, 20-50 yrs oldRange: B3 - A5THE RADIO (Three woman): Part narrator, part friend, and part subconscious to Caroline and her story. Played by three women.African American, Females, 20-50 yrs oldRange: G3-F5WASHING MACHINE: Part narrator, part friend, and part subconscious to Caroline and her story.African American, Female, 20-50 yrs oldRange: G3 - E5THE BUS: Part narrator, part friend, and part subconscious to Caroline and her story. May or may not double as The Dryer. African American, Male, 20-50 yrs oldRange: G3 - B5THE DRYER: Part narrator, part friend, and part subconscious to Caroline and her story. May or may not double as The Bus. African American, Male, 20-50 yrs oldRange: E3 - C6JACKIE THIBODEAUX: Caroline’s son. Though he is older than Joe, he is more sweet and naïve. African American, Male, 9-12 yrs oldRange: A3 - D5JOE THIBODEAUX: Caroline’s son. Though he is the baby of the family, he is outspoken and skeptical.African American, Male, 8-11 yrs oldRange: B3 - D5GRANDMA GELLMAN: Stuart’s mother and Noah’s grandmother. She is concerned for her son’s melancholy and an admirer of his new wife. Jewish, Female, 50-65 yrs oldRange: G3 - E5GRANDPA GELLMAN: Stuart’s father and Noah’s grandfather. He is aloof to the changes occurring in the South. Jewish, Male, 50-65 yrs oldRange: G3 - E5GRANDPA STOPNICK: Rose’s father from New York City. A politically progressive man with dissenting opinions. Jewish, Male, 50-65 yrs oldRange: F3 - E5
Elden Street Players has noticed an increase in SPAM e-mails today known as a "phishing scam".
Some of these e-mails may have been sent from the personal e-mail addresses of volunteers with ESP. As compromised accounts become apparent, ESP is immediately contacting the owners of the personal addresses to secure their e-mail accounts with new passwords. As of 11:00am on 3/1/2013, the problem appears to be isolated to a single personal e-mail account and their associated personal contact list.
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Directed by Gloria DuGan
Produced by Lorraine Magee
Monday, April 1, 2013, 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM (registration open at 7 PM)
Tuesday, April 2, 2013, 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM (same)
Callbacks (if necessary), Thursday, April 4, 2013, 7:30 Location TBD
Callbacks (if necessary) Saturday April 6 11AM Herndon Town Shop.
Cold Readings from the script.
Bring your calendar! You will be required to list all of your
potential conflicts when you audition. Additional conflicts will not be
accepted once casting is complete.
These are volunteer, non-paid roles.
Famous American Abstract Expressionist Painter, 50s or older, a brilliant
wordsmith, loud, ambitious, angry, visionary, a rare intelligence combined
with a vulnerable soul, a painter for whom art is life, art is feeling, art
is exhilaration. Rothko is painting a series of murals for the new Four
Seasons Restaurant in the Seagram Building. His relationship with his
assistant, Ken, is a howling act of provocation and vulnerability, forcing
Rothko to face his own sense of self, self-absorption, and self-worth, as
well as the nature of art.
New assistant to Rothko, 20s-30s, a painter who, at first, is intimidated by
Rothko but, as he gains self-confidence, challenges Rothko’s notions of
art, the artist, and Rothko’s work. Ken provides the dramatic tension that
enables Rothko to come alive in this play. Ken is easy-going, likeable,
gentle, and considerate with a quiet demeanor and confidence that builds
as his relationship with Rothko progresses. He forces Rothko to consider
contemporary art and his place in it at the rise of the pop-art phenomenon,
while at the same time admiring Rothko’s fierce vision and self-confidence.
Once the show is cast, actors will have two weeks to prepare for
rehearsals, which will begin April 22. Actors should expect to rehearse 3-4
evenings and one weekend day during the rehearsal period. Tech will take
place during the day the weekend of June 1. Tech/dress rehearsals will be
during the evenings of June 2-6.
8pm: June 7, 8, 14,15, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29
3pm: June 16
7pm: June 23
June 30, after 2pm. Actors are expected to attend and participate.
Contact Producer Lorraine Magee at Lorraine.Magee@eldenstreetplayers.org with any questions related to this audition.