The Suffield Players New Faces Theatre Program returns for its Eighth Year!
Announcing New Faces 2019! Designed to teach, inspire and develop the talents of all participants, this summer educational program showcases new actors, directors and playwrights.
New Faces 2019 will perform on August 17 at 2 and 7 pm at Mapleton Hall in Suffield, CT.
Now in its eighth year, the program is a fresh approach to theatre, as many of the participants involved are new to acting OR new to The Suffield Players, and the works being performed are new as well!
Eight talented directors will lead the learning, and 19 thespians from throughout Western Massachusetts and Connecticut will participate.
The Directors: David Crowell, Karen Garbalosa, Tom Hebert, Lisa Parker, Mark Proulx, Josh Prouser, Kelly Seip and Bruce Torrey.
The Playwrights whose new works will be performed are: Gwen Adams, Jeff Dunne, Mackenzie Jahnke, Lisa Parker, Mark Proulx, Andy Rassler and Joe Starzyk.
The New Faces 2019 ensemble: Jillian Bower, Mackenzie Camara, Johnny Gordon, Reva Kleppel, Jack Levine, Claire Neild, Joanne O’Donoghue, Sherrie Schallack, Katie Simon, Krista Stoops, Doug Stoyer, Thomas Topper, Cheryl Zdebski and Stephanie Zdebski.
The Players also welcome back several graduates from past New Faces programs, who join this summer’s company to support the newcomers: Steven Close, Regina Erpenbeck, Lexi Fox and Clay Hampton. Suffield Players regular Allen Nott will be sharing his talents and experience with the ensemble as well.
Come to The Suffield Players to enjoy some fine new theatre this summer!
New Faces 2019 Performances: August 17 at 2 and 7 pm in Mapleton Hall 1305 Mapleton Avenue Suffield CT 06078
General admission only; no reservations required. There is a $10 donation suggested at the door.
AUDITIONS FOR ASPENDREAM PRODUCTIONS COMEDY WEDDING AND MURDER MYSTERY COMPANY…
Sunday, May 20 starting at 4:30pm (by appointment)
Monday, May 21 starting at 6:30pm (by appointment)
Janice Luise https://www.janicedirects.com/
Show Manager: Barbara Harvey
Musical Coordinator: Steve Ossais
Choreographer: Patrick Hearn
Connecticut’s award winning interactive comedy wedding and murder mystery dinner shows are selecting new cast members!
All roles are open to audition. We are seeking a large ensemble cast for on-going productions. There are 3 principal roles with 10 supporting roles. Auditioners seeking principal or supporting roles must be at least 18 years old and have good transportation. Auditions will consist of acting out improv scenarios and reading a script.
ASPENDREAM PRODUCTIONS™ has the standard for an original all-inclusive event where audience members take on the roles of family and friends of the notorious “Uncle Franco”, head of the mob family. Each of the five shows begins with a sidesplitting ceremony and continuous excitement throughout the night with singing, dancing and music. AspenDream Production™ comedies and murder mysteries have appeared in 72 cities throughout New England, performed for over 20,000 guests, and raised a million dollars for charities.
GUIDELINES: AspenDream Productions™ is seeking actors with strong dramatic and comedic skills.
‘ADP’ is casting for its traveling dinner theatre shows for the summer and fall season throughout CT. The first rehearsal begins June 3rd and the first show is July 7, 2018 and July 28, 2018. These productions are regularly sold out. ADP IMMERSIVE SHOWS are a series of fast-paced musical murder mystery farces and a comedy Italian Wedding. Shows are scripted but there is some improv. Artists comfortable with audience interaction preferred. Singing not necessary but a plus.
COMPENSATION: Non-union, professional compensated
ASPENDREAM PRODUCTIONS™ is seeking a diverse company of actors and is committed to equal opportunity and a flexible, non-traditional casting policy. Non-traditional casting is defined as the casting of ethnic minorities, senior actors, female actors or actors with disabilities in roles where race, ethnicity, age, gender or ability is not germane.
CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS can be found at this link: http://www.aspendreamproductions.com/Auditions.html
AUDITION DATES: Sunday, May 20 at 4:30PM and Monday, May 21, 2018 at 6:30pm Auditions are in Thomaston.
To request an audition appointment time, please email ADPDinnertheater@gmail.com
CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS can be found at this link: http://www.aspendreamproductions.com/Auditions.html
‘ADP’ is casting for its traveling dinner theatre shows for the summer and fall season throughout CT. The first rehearsal begins June 3rd and the first show is July 7, 2018. Future shows continue until the fall. These productions are regularly sold out. These are a series of fast-paced musical murder mystery farces and a comedy Italian Wedding. Shows are scripted but there is some improv. Artists comfortable with audience interaction preferred. Singing not necessary but a plus.
PREPARATION: Actors will be asked to read from a script and do fun improv games.
REHEARSALS: will be held on Sunday evenings (4-7pm). There are generally 3 intensive rehearsal sessions prior to a show. Rehearsal location is Harwinton or Thomaston. Shows can be anywhere in CT. Current cast members are from all over CT.
Can’t make these dates? Email your information to the above address. For more information, please call 860-309-1341 between 10AM and 3PM. Review our website: www.AspenDreamProductions.com
The PeaceMaker Project centers on the professional production of a “new” work for musical theater: PeaceMaker: The Dreams of Humanity’s Child. This musical, this opera, this performance piece, is designed to be entertaining and engaging while delivering a very powerful message: that we need to care for the EarthMother and all our relations, that each of us can be a peace maker. Therefore, the goal of the Peacemaker Project is to deliver that message to as wide and diverse and audience as possible.\ To accomplish this goal, we will recruit professional collaborators of like mind, body and spirit: musicians, actors, singers, dancers, directors, managers, designers, technicians. We will provide resources for collaborators to facilitate their success: musical scores, demo orchestrations, production notes, individual and group coaching, technical support. We will establish a “doable” schedule for busy professionals, a schedule that requires a minimum of people being in the same place, at the same time, doing the same thing. We will do this by rightly expecting that professionals, given proper resources and support, will come to a rehearsal situation fully prepared.
Thus, we believe that such a group can and will be able to bring the individual pieces together in a very short time…in fact, in four days for phase one of our project.
We will articulate a business plan appropriate to a “non-profit” model and, at the same time, designed to generate sufficient revenues to provide appropriate and “fair-market value” compensation for professional participants. In other words, we think pros should be paid for their work and we intend to our best to see that this happens. Simply put…we hope to generate enough revenues from the sale of tickets and other fund-raising activities to cover production expenses and still leave enough resources to compensate professional participants in a “fair-market value” way as well as support the larger goals of the Peaceful Educator Foundation. How exactly this will be determined has not been determined, yet…however, the spirit of our intention is fairness and the details will be clearly articulated and understood among and between participants before commitments are required.
More Info: www.thepeacefuleducator.com/peacemaker-themusical
Sunday, December 2nd at 7pm at 100 High Street, Enfield, CT. Actors will read from sides; no monologues or other audition pieces required. Performances are February 21, 22 & 23, 2013.
We will present 12 short plays (6 dramas, 6 comedies); many are world premieres. Audiences vote plays to a finals night and select a winning play in each category; the winning playwrights are awarded cash prizes of $150 each. This year’s 400+ submissions were received from 40 U.S. states and 9 countries and represent beginning, emerging, and established writers alike. Plays presented in our LabWorks contest have since received publication and further production success. The contest enjoys sold-out and highly enthusiastic audiences. Continue reading
Playwright/Author and admitted terrible dancer, Sean Alan Morris, proudly announced today (on his birthday no less), that The Western Massachusetts Callboard, a sister site to his popular Connecticut Callboard, is now officially open.
“I have developed a following over the past 14 years or so, of dedicated performers, theatrical professionals and enthusiasts, and writers, who often cross the border between Connecticut and western Massachusetts. For years, they have been asking me to provide a similar service to their area.” Sean had hesitated to expand beyond the borders of Connecticut, based upon the amount of work it took to maintain the single site. “My focus has always been on Connecticut, hence the name ‘CTCallboard’, but I always felt kind of bad not helping our neighbors out.” With some recent changes in the website, Sean figured out how he could integrate a sister-site and keep a common list of members so nobody would need to register to both websites.
The WMACallboard.com is built to work exactly like the CTCallboard.com. It is closely integrated with social media, allowing members to post theatrical events, news and job calls directly to the website, and have it appear on Facebook, Twitter and Google+. Just like her older sister, WMACallboard.com is completely free to all, public and members alike.
Since the WMACallboard.com is new, there may be a few bugs yet to be worked out. Please feel free to send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with any concerns or suggestions!
You can connect to the Western Massachusetts Callboard by surfing on over to wmacallboard.com.
Check out the original site at ctcallboard.com, or Sean’s personal blog, seanalanmorris.com.