Fri, Nov 16 2007 10:08
| General Stuff
Are you a stage manager -- or interested in being one?
Stage Manager Workshop
Sunday, November 18
Ithaca College, Dillingham Center
Room G-16 (in the bottom level)
Need more info? Email Gail.
Fri, Nov 16 2007 09:22
If you're reading this and it's past midnight -- GO TO BED!
I can officially tell you that the list won't be posted until sometime Saturday morning. We've been at it for more than 6 hours solid, and we're done for the night. Go to sleep. Seriously.
Thu, Nov 15 2007 08:02
I know you're all eager to find out the casting for the season. At this point, so are we. We will be meeting to cast the shows Friday night. We expect that it will take many hours and might not be done by Saturday morning. (In other words, don't stay up late Friday clicking refresh.)
When we post the cast list, it will be broken down by show with people's names listed with first name and last name initial. For example, my name would be listed as "Joey S." If there were more than one person with similar names, we might use "Joey St." or even "Joey S********n" if necessary. We want to give the relevant info while protecting privacy on the web.
This is going to be by far the hardest part of this process for us. We still can't believe how many amazingly talented people we've seen in the last few weeks. You are an impressive group, and we can only promise to do our very best to find the shows and roles that are the best matches and serve everyone's best interests.
Thanks for your continued patience.
Wed, Nov 7 2007 12:02
| General Stuff
A friend in the English department at Ithaca College has asked for some help:
"Looking for a boy between the ages of 12 and 14 to play a non-speaking role in a staged reading of John Webster's play, "The Duchess of Malfi." This will involve at most one rehearsal (on Wednesday, November 14th, from about 7-10 or 10:30 p.m.) and one performance of the reading, on Thursday, November 15th, at 6:30 p.m. (In a pinch, we could do without the one rehearsal and just go over the boy's appearances in the hour before the reading on the 15th.) The part is a young son of the Duchess; he appears three times in the reading, and does not speak. Though the role is a small one, it will provide a young actor with the opportunity to work with Ithaca College theatre majors and faculty members, who will make up the rest of the cast.
If you're interested, please contact Claire Gleitman, in the Department of English, at firstname.lastname@example.org"
Mon, Nov 5 2007 07:00
Our brains are reeling. Over the course of four days of auditions, we saw over 120 amazing performers representing the Candor, Dryden, Groton, Ithaca, Lansing, Newfield, Trumansburg areas -- public, private, and home schoolers.
We were awed by the courage we witnessed. (If you don't know what I mean, you've never stood all alone in a room and sung and acted in front of strangers or pushed your body and mind to the limit learning an intense dance combination in record time surrounded by other hopeful dancers!)
We're still sorting through it. We expect to know who we're calling back and for what by Wednesday. We'll be getting in touch to schedule callbacks for Monday (November 12) and check availability and interest for particular shows. Callbacks will consist of songs and scenes that you'll get ahead of time to prepare. We'll provide the materials you'll need online.
Not everyone will be called back. In fact, a majority of people won't be. We'll be calling people back to read and sing for specific roles from specific shows. Callbacks are a chance for us to get a better idea of what people can do beyond what we saw in your initial audition. They're also a chance to see how combinations of people work together.
If you don't get called back, don't read into it too much. For one thing, we will be using everyone who auditioned as part of the season. There simply isn't time to callback everyone. (Plus that just ain't the way theatre works!) We saw lots of people whose auditions were wonderful, but we don't need to call them back since we already know what to do with them casting-wise.
You may or may not hear from us prior to Wednesday to check about availability, etc. One way or another, we'll talk to you all soon.