Voice Theatre casting REFUGEE STORIES by Bertolt Brecht and Others
TWO ROLES AVAILABLE:
Young refugee boy age: 15-25 and refugee woman age 20-35 from Central America. If you speak Spanish that is a plus. Actor must move well and sing. If you feel passionate about the refugee crisis all the better. At audition you will be asked to read sides and sing a short song of your choosing acapella.
Non-Equity Stipend: $1,200. Five-week contract. Accommodation and travel provided for all actors who live more than 50 miles away.
CASTING: will be on Zoom on September 6th from 2:30-6:30pm. Sides will be sent via email. Please be prepared to read the sides and sing a short song?
CALLBACKS: will take place in-person at Bethany Hall, 272 Wall St., Kingston, N.Y. on 9/9 from 3-6pm by appointment. Please submit picture and resume toInfo@voicetheatre.org and put in Subject: “Refugee Stories auditions”
Rehearsals: October 16 – November 2, 2023
Tech/Dress: November 3-8, 2023
Performances: November 9-18, 2023Nov. 9-12 from Thurs. – Sat. @ 7:30pm & Sunday matinee @ 2pm.Nov. 16-18 from Thurs. – Sat. @ 7:30pm & Saturday matinee @ 2pm. Two school matinees Oct 9 & 10.
Rehearsal and performances take place in Uptown Kingston, at Bethany Hall, 272 Wall St., Kingston, NY. Rehearsals will take place during the day.
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR: Shauna Kanter
ASSOCIATE PRODUCER: Paul Bloom
DIRECTOR: Shauna Kanter
STAGE MANAGEMENT: Colleen Wilday
PRODUCTION MANAGER: Rob Sweeney
LIGHTING DESIGNER: TBA
COSTUME DESIGNER: Charlie Barnett
SET DESIGNER: Rob Sweeney
Voice Theatre is committed to diversity and encourages all its employers to engage in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, Equity encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to submit.
REFUGEE STORIES is compilation of stories written by Bertolt Brecht and unaccompanied, undocumented refugees that Voice Theatre has worked with in workshops for the past three years. The piece will bring these true stories to the public for the first time.
VOICE THEATRE BRIEF HISTORY:
Started in Paris in 1988 with initial funding from the French Government, Voice Theatre moved to New York City in 1989. Since then, we have produced more than 40 full-scale productions, from original plays such as “Birds on a Wire” (four stars at the Edinburgh Festival), to American classics, Off-Broadway shows, Spring Reading Series, 10-Minute Play Festivals, and many more activities in the United States, Germany, France, Britain and the Middle East. Since 2003, we have led free, in-school workshops in New York City and Upstate, NY. We also offer adult classes and summer youth workshops. In 2014 Voice Theatre renovated the historic Byrdcliffe Theater in Woodstock, NY. Voice Theatre’s first production in Paris was “Family Cycles”, a theatre piece for 30 actors. The following year, at La MAMA in New York City, Voice Theatre produced “Pushing Through” (University of Nebraska Press), a music theatre piece performed by Palestinian and Israeli women. Off-Broadway productions include; “Retzach” at 59E59 Theatres, “Our Country’s Good” at the CSV Cultural Center, and “The Laramie Project” at the Barrow Group Theater. Featured on NPR’s “Weekend Edition” Voice Theatre has received press from the New York Times, London Times, Daily Telegraph, and The Washington Post, among many others.