Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Tucson: UofA senior film auditions The Toymaker



From: Nick Montemayor []
Sent: Wednesday, October 31, 2007 1:32 AM
Subject: UofA senior film auditions The Toymaker


Hi my name is Nicholas Montemayor. I am a senior with the BFA program at the UofA and am working on my capstone project. I am holding auditions on Thursday, November 8 from 5 to 7pm. Auditions are by appointment.

An old toymaker makes a music box ballerina and imagines it come to life. But since he is a poor toymaker the banks are evicting him. To keep his store and his home he must sell the ballerina. After doing so he regrets it and decides to get it back.

Character Breakdown:

Businessman--Caucasian male, ages 26-40

Susy--caucasian female, ages 5-8.

Please contact for auditions:
Thank-you for your time--Nick


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Tucson: Hispanic Actress Needed

Sent: Tuesday, October 30, 2007 3:03 PM
Subject: [Tucson Actors Forum] Hispanic Actress Needed

I'm looking for a Hispanic actress who is fit and knows fitness. We
have created a children's program and will be shooting this Saturday(
in studio) from 12:00 - 5:00. It's an educational program based on a
children's adventure novel, the story includes instruction on words,
foods and attitudes. The show WILL be on television starting January
2nd 2008 twice per week on Wednesday and Saturday morning. Please
forward headshot and resume to Thanks

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Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Tucson: Audition, Borderlands Theater is seeking an African-American woman

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Sent: Tuesday, October 30, 2007 10:18 AM
Subject: Barclay/Borderlands

Borderlands Theater is seeking an African-American woman,�mid twenties to�late forties.�for a role in the play Topsey Turvey Mouse. Rehearsals begin in early January and performances are February 14 through March 2.�Director Barclay Goldsmith. Call 882-8607 for appointment.

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Saturday, October 27, 2007

Tucson: Integrated Dance Workshops @ Arts for All



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Sent: Thursday, October 25, 2007 10:26 AM
Subject: Integrated Dance Workshops @ Arts for All


Date: October 25th, 2007


For Immediate Release

Contact:   Victoria Keitel

(520) 622-4100 ext. 200



Arts for All to Hold Physically Integrated Dance Workshops


Arts for All will hold physically integrated dance workshops with Douglas Scott of Full Radius Dance from Atlanta, Georgia.  These workshops are open to all with and without disabilities.  Youths 17 years of age and younger will have workshops from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm Thursday, November 1st and Friday, November 2nd.  Adult workshops will be from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm on Saturday, November 3rd and Sunday, November 4th


Workshops are free and open to the public. 


Reservations are required.


Arts for All is a non-profit center which supports visual and performing arts for adults and children with and without disabilities in Tucson since 1985.


Contact Victoria at (520) 622-4100 x200 for reservations. 


Arts for All is located at 2520 N. Oracle Road in Tucson, one block north of Grant Road.


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Tucson: Casting call for independent film

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Sent: Wednesday, October 24, 2007 7:08 PM
Subject: Re: [Tucson Actors Forum] Casting call for independent film

  *THREE BREATHS*  - Short Film - SAG
Production Co:  Del Desierto Films, Inc.

Producer: Rene Simon Cruz, Jr.
Writer/Director: Benjamin Daniel Lobato
Casting Director: Rosalinda Morales
Casting Associate: Lidia Pires
Interview Dates: Begin: Immediately
Start Date: November 9-12, 2007
Pay Rate: SAG Deferred Agreement, copy & meals
Location: Tucson, AZ
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DIRECTOR.  Submit headshot and resume via email NO LATER THAN Thursday,
November 1st to: <>

Writer/Director is a recipient of the prestigious Hispanic Scholarship
Fund/McNamara Family Foundation Creative Arts Project Grant; this film is
redemption and a second chance. The short film version of what will
eventually become a feature length film.

*SYNOPSIS:* A story about how a snap judgment can diminish the value of a
human life, and man's journey toward redemption.

  *[**FRANK CAMACHO**] Lead/ Male / Latino or Native-American/28-35*
Frank Camacho, a cynic Arizona copper miner, whose callous façade conceals a
deep wound. A survivor, always looking out for number one, Frank will be
forced to choose between the safety of self-preservation, and the risk of

  *[OFFICER BURROWS] Supporting/Male/Anglo or Native-American/ 30's-50's*

Officer Burrows, intense, a bit cynical, he's experienced humanity at its
most heroic and selfish.* *The images of death from years of patrolling the
highway have left their stamp on him.

*[JOHNNY* *VALDEZ]  Supporting/Male/Latino/ 20-23*

Johnny Valdez, a lone wolf, Death-Metal junkie, with a silent, wiry
demeanor, who's yearning for validation propels him into the line of fire.
A walking contradiction, he's a rookie EMT, who moonlights as a Minuteman.

*[CHANO]* *Supporting/Male/Latino or Native-American / 30's-50's          *

Chano, Ex-con, tattoo-covered teddy bear, with a heart of gold. Though he's

been to hell and back, he chooses to see the world through rose-colored

*[TEENAGER] /Supporting / Female/ Any-Ethnicity / 16-18 yrs old.*

Heroic, she's not afraid to roll up her sleeves and get her hands dirty. The
Good Samaritan Law was created for people like her.

*[TEENAGER] / Supporting / Male / African-American / 16-18 yrs
old.                                                     *A lifeguard at the
public pool. A bit of a cynic, he's more interested in girl watching than
saving lives.* *

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Tucson: Beowulf Alley Theatre Company Seeks Production Crews



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Sent: Friday, October 26, 2007 10:56 PM


Beowulf Alley Theatre Company Seeks Production Crews


Beowulf Alley Theatre is seeking the following assistance:

Sound and Light Board Operators:  We have an immediate need for a Sound Board Operator for Stones in His Pockets. Operator must be available for tech beginning on November 4 through November 11, November 15-18, November 23-25 and November 29 and 30 and December 1 and 2. Call times for November 4 are 1p-10p, November 5, 5-11p, off November 6, November 7-10 from 6p-11p and November 11 from 12:00p-4p. The following weeks, calls on Thursdays –Saturdays are 6:15-10p and Sundays 12:15p-4p. Additional hours on the last Sunday will be needed for strike following the performance

                                                            We have an immediate need for Sound Board and Light Board Operators for The Syringa Tree. Operators must be available for tech beginning on December 2 through December 9 (except no performance on December 8) and December 13-December 16. Call times for December 2-7 are 5p-10p, and December 9 from 12:00p-4p. The following week, calls on Thursdays –Saturdays are 6:15-10p and Sundays 12:15p-4p. Additional hours on the last Sunday will be needed for strike following the performance

Stage Manager:                                             We have an immediate need for a Stage Manager for Fifth Planet and Other Plays. Rehearsals will begin on November 11 and performances will begin in January, 2008, closing mid-February. Please contact us if you are interested in this position.


For additional information, please contact Mike Sultzbach at


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Tucson: Media Advisory: Stories that Soar! at the Procession of Little Angels



From: Lisa Gernak []
Sent: Friday, October 26, 2007 4:56 PM
Subject: Media Advisory: Stories that Soar! at the Procession of Little Angels


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Children's words about life and death are heard through the performers of Stories that Soar!


On Saturday, November 3, 2007 from 3:00p- 7:00p at the Joel D. Valdez Downtown Library, Stories that Soar! will collaborate with the organizers of the All Souls Procession to create a family friendly performance at the 2nd annual Procession of Little Angels.  The event provides an opportunity for the community to examine the concept of death and the value of life from the perspective of the child.

It is a rare occasion that children are encouraged, or even allowed, to speak about their feelings of life and death.  Yet, it all fits within the Stories that Soar! mission to empower children to believe in themselves by giving voice to their original words and creative ideas.  Usually Stories that Soar! and its "hungry" Magic Box that eats children's original stories can be seen at local elementary schools bringing a wide variety of stories to life through innovative theatre productions. In this special performance the Magic Box selected stories from children involved with Tu Nidito, a nonprofit grieving center for youth, and other young writers who chose to write on more introspective topics.

The Procession of Little Angels is an event designed entirely for kids, held the day before the All Souls Procession. It begins with kid's art activities such as wing making, face painting and sugar skull decorating, followed by the first performance by Stories that Soar! showcasing children's stories performed by adult actors. Workshops are available for children to prepare for the procession and the final performance. Angels on stilts will lead the children on a procession around a downtown public square to the finale stage area, where Stories that Soar! and host of diverse artists and magical guests present a live performance-spectacle.   All families are invited to take part in this free community event  at the Joel D. Valdez Library in the Jacome Plaza, 101 N. Stone Ave. from 3:00p- 7:00p on Saturday, November 3, 2007.

♦  ♦  ♦  ♦  ♦

Stories that Soar!

Lisa Gernak, Administrative Assistant

 Wilshire Drive ∙ Tucson , AZ 85711 ∙ 520. 891.6841


Friday, October 26, 2007

Tucson: Beowulf Alley Theatre Company Announces 2007-2008 Season



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Sent: Wednesday, October 24, 2007 12:11 PM
Subject: Press Release: Beowulf Alley Theatre Company Announces 2007-2008 Season (in body of e-mail plus attached)


Beowulf Alley Theatre

11 South 6 Avenue

Tucson, AZ 85701




Beowulf Alley Theatre Company Announces Its 2007-2008 Season of Plays


(Tucson, AZ--October 24, 2007)— Beowulf Alley Theatre Company is pleased to announce its 2007-2008 season.


Season Productions:


Stones in His Pockets by Marie Jones, November 10-December 2, 2007.


Directed by Susan Arnold, Stones in his Pockets tells the tale of two local, down-on-their luck Irishmen, Jake Quinn (Matthew Copley) and Charlie Conlon (Jonathan Northover),  who along with others, have been cast as extras in a Hollywood movie being filmed in rural County Kerry, Ireland. Imagine the clash of ideals and the chaos that ensues when Hollywood divas, flamboyant press agents and bigwig Hollywood directors begin trampling on the people who live in the village while searching for the perfect close up. The delight over free food and 40 quid a day for doing virtually nothing gradually turns to resentment and the mood threatens to derail the movie when a tragic event occurs. Copley and Northover portray all of the 15 characters in the play. Stones in His Pockets won the Irish Times/ESB Irish Theatre Award for Best Production in 1999, The London Evening Standard award in 2000, two Olivier Awards for Best New Comedy and Best Actor and was nominated for three Tony Awards in 2001, and has been produced all over the world in several languages. (Produced by Special Arrangements with Nick Hern Books, Ltd.)


The Syringa Tree by Pamela Gien, December 7-16, 2007.


Belinda Torrey performs all twenty-four characters in this moving play. The Syringa Tree is directed by Roger Johnson of the Tin Shed Theatre, Patagonia, with special thanks to the Patagonia Creative Arts Center. Eva Wright is the dialect coach. The Syringa Tree is a personal, deeply evocative story of an abiding love between two families, one black, one white, and the two children that are born into their shared household in early 1960s apartheid South Africa and spanning four generations to the present-day free South Africa as seen first through the eyes of a six-year-old Elizabeth Grace.

(Produced by Special Arrangements with Dramatists Play Service, Inc.)


Fifth Planet and Other Plays by David Auburn, January 19-February 10, 2008.


Directed by Nell Summers, this evening of one-act plays will be a delightful evening of entertainment. Fifth Planet charts the friendship between two observatory workers as it waxes and wanes over the course of a year. Are You Ready examines three people who are drawn to the same restaurant and whose fates are altered in an instant. Damage Control looks a politician and his aide during a moment of crisis. Miss You explores three relationships among four people and exploits the comic possibilities of telephone hold buttons. Three Monologues depicts a young woman's solitude. What Do You Believe About the Future? Ten people answer the title question. We Had a Very Good Time follows a married couple on a journey to a menacing foreign country. (Produced by Special Arrangements with Dramatists Play Service, Inc.)

Arcadia by Tom Stoppard, March 22-April 13, 2008.

This story moves back and forth between 1809 and the present at the elegant estate owned by the Coverly family. The 1809 scenes reveal a household in transition. As the Arcadian landscape is being transformed into picturesque Gothic gardens, complete with a hermitage, thirteen year old Lady Thomasina and her tutor delve into intellectual and romantic issues. Present day scenes depict the Coverly descendants and two competing scholars who are researching a possible scandal at the estate in 1809 involving Lord Byron. This brilliant play explores the nature of evidence and truth in the context of modern ideas about history, mathematics and physics. It shows how scholars interpret the clues left by the past. (Produced by Special Arrangements with Samuel French, Inc.)

The Humble Boy by Charlotte Jones, May 10-June 1, 2008

The Humble Boy is a comedy about broken vows, failed hopes and the joys of bee keeping. All is not well in the Humble hive. Thirty five year old Felix Humble is a Cambridge astrophysicist in search of a unified field theory. Following the sudden death of his father, Felix returns home to be with his difficult and demanding mother. He soon realizes that his search for unity must be expanded to include his own chaotic life. Howard Allen will direct this winner of the Susan Smith Blackburn Award, the Critics’ Circle Best New Play Award and the People’s Choice Best New Play Award, The Humble Boy. (Produced by Special Arrangements with Samuel French, Inc.)

Place:     Beowulf Alley Theatre located at 11 South 6 Avenue on the east side between Broadway Boulevard and Congress Street. 


Cost/Admission:       Season subscriptions are offered for $75 for a five-show season and for $64 for a Flex Pass.  Single tickets to individual events go on sale on October 24, 2007.


Parking:     Theatergoers may park in the at city meters without charge Monday through Friday beginning at 5 p.m. and all day Saturday and Sunday. There is a city garage at 110 E Pennington, at the corner of Pennington and Scott, just 2 blocks from the theatre. Parking fees range from $2-$5, depending on day and period of use.


Ticket Information:     All tickets are held at Will Call for pickup the night of the performance. Purchase tickets online at Alternatively, call our reservation line at (520) 882-0555, leave your name, and phone number. A reservations volunteer will return your call to reserve your tickets. If you wish to make your purchase in person, The Box Office is staffed 45 minutes prior to performances only. There is a handling charge when using a debit/credit card. We will gladly exchange dates within individual productions with 24 hours’ notice at no charge. There are no refunds.


Sponsors:     National Endowment for the Arts, Arizona Commission on the Arts, Tucson Pima Arts Council, the Janet S. Brunel Residuary Trust, Pastiche Modern Eatery and Barrio Restaurant.


Media Contact:          Beth Dell, (520) 622-4460, or

Mike Sultzbach, (520) 270-2526,

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Tucson: Actress needed IMMEDIATELY!!!



Sent: Wednesday, October 24, 2007 10:30 PM
Subject: [Tucson Actors Forum] Actress needed IMMEDIATELY!!!


Actress needed for a short UA Student film. Must have some acting
experience on film or in theater. This will be shot on the U of A campus
this weekend (October 27th).

We are casting females in their late teens-early 20s of any ethnicity with a
fairly trim build. The character is a very determined woman who doesn't let
anything stand in her way.

Please contact Josh Malek at 917-609-5789 or at by
the evening of the 25th if you are interested.

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Thursday, October 25, 2007

Tucson: Casting call for independent film



Sent: Tuesday, October 23, 2007 6:43 PM
Subject: [Tucson Actors Forum] Casting call for independent film


I have been putting together my cast for a Feature independent film.
The title is "You only get one!" I am lacking one last character to
fill. This is a female LEAD part. So only actresses please respond.
The character is a hooker who is helped by male by an older male who
is himself in need of help after being attacked by one of the two bad
guys in the story. The age of this person should be mid twenties to
mid thirties.IN ADDITION: A plus would be if this actress has a
daughter/ sister/ someone with similar looks for a flash back scene.
This is a dark story! There is a simulated attck scene and a scene in
a covered bra. If you are interested please respond via e-mail and
include a head shot and for a faster responce include a contact number.
Thanks for you time!
Jim Biggers


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Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Tucson; Casting Call, "IN THE END"

Actors Needed - "IN THE END"

Director/Writer, Christian Bareno is producing a film called "IN THE END." It is about the fall of our government and the end of the world. It follows one man, witness to it all as it happens in front of his eyes.

Actors needed - MALES and FEMALES, all ages

Email headshot and resume to Christian at: or call (619) 251-6751 for more info
(ask for "Christian").
Call anytime between 8:00 am and 11:00 pm

Shoot location: Tucson

Pay: Credit and copy

Posted: Sun Oct 21, 2007 11:54 pm    Post subject: Actors Needed - "IN THE END" - Promoting the Arts in Arizona



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Monday, October 22, 2007

Tucson: St. Francis Theatre Ensemble presents Why We Tell The Story: Dreaming the Impossible



From: Dawn Walker []
Sent: Monday, October 22, 2007 12:50 PM
Subject: Why We Tell the Story


The St. Francis Theatre Ensemble presents Why We Tell The Story: Dreaming the Impossible, a musical revue that explores the power of imagination to transform our lives. This original production features favorite songs from the company's last decade of musical productions, including Once On This Island, The Secret Garden, Into the Woods, Pippin, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Man of La Mancha, Dragon Slayers, A Grand Night for Singing, and Brigadoon.

Performance Dates:

October 19: 7 PM
October 20: 2 PM and 7 PM
October 21: 2 PM

October 26: 7 PM
October 27: 2 PM and 7 PM
October 28: 2 PM

Location: St. Francis in the Foothills, 4625 E. River Road (NE corner of River and Swan)
Limited reserved seating at $20, General Admission at $15/$12 Seniors and Children.
Pay as you can for a preview performance on Thursday, October 18 at 8 PM
Call 520-360-7025 for reservations and more info.


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Tucson: CORRECTION: ETCETERA - LTW's Late Night Series presents Trapped In The Timing



From: Jessica Hudson []
Sent: Monday, October 22, 2007 11:31 AM
Subject: RE: Tucson: ETCETERA - LTW's Late Night Series presents Trapped In Timing


There are a few corrections for the press release-

It's titled "Trapped in the Timing", and it will be Nov. 2-10th, not the 17th.

Trapped In The Timing
Directed by Jessica Hudson


Trapped in the Timing is a night of conventionally unconventional cabaret. There will a few quirky David Ives pieces, kooky live musical acts, and a rendition of R. Kelly's masterpiece, "Trapped in the Closet". Starring Steve Cruz, Michelle Turner,
 Andrej Prozcka, Bryan Wilson, and a few mystery guests.


Nov 2 - November 10, 2007
Friday and Saturday Nights at 10:30 pm
Admission: $8 - $11 (Discounts Available)
Call 327-4242 for Reservations and Info


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Tucson: Halloween Spectacular! at ArtFare



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Sent: Sunday, October 21, 2007 8:30 PM
Subject: Halloween Spectacular!



  ArtFare's residential dance company,
  The House of Dance Presents:

  Halloween Spectacular October 27th, 8:00pm.
  This is a theatrical-based show with performances to the
  Monster Mash, Ghost Busters, the Toxic Advenger and many other ghoulish

Tickets are $7.00 - to order in advance, call 834-6479.
Presented at ArtFare, 55 N. 6th Ave, third floor.

Free Face painting and refreshments.
Come join the fun!

For more information:

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Tucson: Simon Peter Passion Play



Sent: Sunday, October 21, 2007 2:01 PM
Subject: Simon Peter. Passion Play of Tucson


Attention to anyone that is interested in the return of SIMON PETER, THE PASSION PLAY OF TUCSON. There will be a meeting on Sunday, October 28th at 3 pm at the Red Barn Theatre.  We welcome all old and new members of the Simon Peter Family to join us in bringing this beautiful musical ministry back. The Red Barn Theatre is located at 948 N. Main.( 1 block south of Speedway on Main St). There will be light refreshments. Everyone is invited.  For further information please call   888-9106  or  622-6973. 


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Sunday, October 21, 2007

Tucson: CORRECTION - CYT Presents Annie



From: Sandy Yaude []
Sent: Saturday, October 20, 2007 3:40 PM
Subject: RE latest Posting for CYT



In regard to the showing of Annie. The month of the performance is February not November.



CYT Presents Annie


Friday, February 8th, 2008 at 7pm

Saturday, February 9th, 2008 at 2pm and 7pm

Sunday, February 10th, 2008 at 2pm


Ticket prices: Adults $10

                   Students age 5-18 $6


All performances held at Crowder Hall located at the University of Arizona in the Music Building, near the SE corner of Park and Speedway. Some handicapped seating available.


Ticket sales are already buzzing. Call our ticket reservation line at 250-7166 to reserve your seats today.



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Saturday, October 20, 2007

Tucson: Catalina Players Audition, 'King of the Koser Grocer'



Sent: Saturday, October 20, 2007 12:40 PM
Subject: Catalina Players Audition Notice 'King of the Koser Grocer'


Catalina Players Announces

Open Call Auditions


The King of the Kosher Grocers

By Joe Minjares


Directed by Ed Ortiz


This warm-hearted comedy about 3 diverse men shows hope for the races and generations. Jamar goes to college and works for Izzy Silver’s market, formerly a kosher deli now selling collard greens and tortillas. After 50 years, city inspectors are threatening to close Silvers’ Market, but Jamar, Billy & Chavez scheme to defy the bureaucrats and bring the store to profitability. Nostalgic humor and the unrelenting sarcasm of familiar friends highlight this comedy about a time when human values supersede monetary concerns.



Monday, Oct. 29th & Tuesday, Oct 30th  from 6:30pm to 9:00pm



Christ Presbyterian Church, 6565 E. Broadway

(Between Wilmot & Kolb)



January 11, 2007 thru February 2, 2007 (4 weekends)

Performances held at Academy Hall, Tucson.



          Ed Ortiz, Director 520-730-4775

Priscilla Marquez, Producer 520-304-9171



Izzie Silvers – 70s.   A 2nd generation Russian Jew.

   Hardworking, spry and quick-witted.

        Has caustic sense of humor, impatient but has a

        heart of gold.

     Elvis Mooney – 70s. Tall, lanky African American.

        Tired, reserved and lonely. His quick

        temper often betrays his usually demure


     Joe Chavez – 70s.     Born in Mexico, raised in Texas.

        Speaks with a slight accent.  He is

        feisty, lovable and very sensitive.

     Jamar Mooney – 19. Grandson of Elvis.Charming yet intense.

        His dreams put fire in his eyes.

     Billy Moss – 20s.       Jamar’s best friend. Dynamic and goes through

        life full blast.

      Lenora Kaufman – 30s-50s. Overly officious City Electrical Inspector.

                                                 Cynical and devious. No one likes her.

      Earl Lewis – 50s.    Head Inspector. Under his rough exterior is a good

                                    ole boy who never takes things too seriously.



No preparation needed. Cold readings from the script.  For the 3 lead roles, we are looking to cast actors who can be cosmetically aged to look in their 70s. However, senior actors that fit the role according to the directors vision will be given preferential consideration. All are welcome to audition. Call with any questions


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Tucson: AUDITIONS, Old Pueblo Playwrights New Play Festival



From: Kelly Hardesty []
Sent: Friday, October 19, 2007 10:00 PM
Subject: for Theater Announcements





Old Pueblo Playwrights seeks actors -- men & women, all ages --
for our New Play Festival on January 21 - 27, 2008.  
Auditions are held 10:00 am on Saturday, December 8th, 2007, 
Cabaret Theater, The Temple of Music & Art, 330 S. Scott Ave. 


Call to schedule an audition time and come with
a one-minute monologue, which need not be memorized. 
Walk-ins are also welcome. 


Performances are script-in-hand staged readings.  Actors receive a small stipend.  This is our 17th Annual New Play Festival and we have a rich, diverse line-up of all-new plays written by members of Old Pueblo Playwrights.  Come be a part of this unique theater experience.