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Auditions for Shakespeare Festival 2015

We’re auditioning Shakespeare’s Henry IV, Parts 1 & 2 plus George Farquhar’s The Beaux’ Stratagem. Here are the dates and all the info you need for a good audition. Students currently enrolled in the Conservatory at the Studio level and above are eligible.

Henry IV Parts 1 & 2

  • Jan 26 from 3:30-6 & 6:30-8:00
    Jan 27 from 6:30-8:30
    Callbacks Jan 28 6:30-8:30

Find a partner, choose from one of the provided sides (Poins and Hal, Lady Percy and Hotspur, Henry IV and Warwick, Silence and Shallow; see Julane for a copy), rehearse the side with your partner (memorization not required, but be highly prepared by knowing what you’re saying and make CHOICES!), sign up for a time both of you can attend (and arrive early).

Actors will be cast to play roles in both productions. Most actors will play multiple roles. PLEASE REVIEW THE REHEARSAL CALENDAR to make sure you don’t have conflicts before committing.

The Beaux’ Stratagem

  • Jan 24 from 2:00-6:00
    Jan 27 from 6:00-9:00
    Callbacks: Jan 28 from 6:30-9:00

See Hallie for a side BEFORE the audition date. Have your monologue prepared for audition day. The play will use a British dialect, so please make an attempt to use one in the audition. We aren’t looking for perfection, just COMMITMENT!


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Auditions: The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui

The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui
by Bertolt Brecht, directed by Alec Volz

Auditions begin Saturday. Signup sheets will be available on the call board in the Walden Theatre lobby beginning Tues Dec 2. 

  • Sat. Dec. 6 12:30-3:00
  • Mon Dec. 8 4:30-7:30
  • Wed. Dec 10 6:30-8:30
Please read the script (see link below).
Please memorize one of the 4 monologues from the second link above. You must also prepare 16 bars of any pop song and be prepared to sing it acapella. Women DO NOT have to do the female monologue. Casting will be blind and women will be in consideration for ALL male roles.
There are 45 roles in the play and Alec will be casting 19 actors. Almost everyone will be playing more than one role
Rehearsals begin the first week of January and the show runs February 26-March 7.


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Adult Audition Workshops

Have an upcoming audition? Want professional feedback on your monologues? Walden Theatre is offering TWO audition workshops during its 2014 Slant Culture Theatre Festival. Artistic Director Charlie Sexton and Associate Artistic Director Julane Havens will lead adult participants through the audition process – from monologue selection, to cold readings, to representing yourself with headshot and resume – and coach participants on their pieces. No prior experience is necessary. These workshops are for both novice and experienced actors wanting to prepare for theatre auditions. And after the workshop you can join the Festival by getting a drink at the bar and seeing a Slant show!

November 16 & 23 3:00-5:30pm

Cost: $50 for one workshop OR $85 for both Festival Pass holders and Slant participants receive $10 discount

To register, call or email Charlie Sexton: 502.589.0084 or csexton@waldentheatre.org

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Here’s the schedule for the upcoming auditions for Connecting Cultures and Romeo & Juliet.
Anyone unable to audition Oct 29-31, MUST MAKE ARRANGEMENTS with directors to TO AUDITION EARLY.  We need to cast both shows very fast since rehearsals begin for Connecting Cultures the week after auditions so there will be no audition options after Oct 31.

  • Oct 16
    Audition sign ups will be posted in the lobby
  • Oct 29 (Wednesday)
    4:30-6:30 – Romeo & Juliet auditions during class for Apprentice ONLY
    6:30-8:00 – Connecting Cultures auditions
  • Oct 30 (Thursday)
    6:30-8:00 – Connecting Cultures auditions
    6:30-9:00 – Romeo & Juliet auditions
  • Oct 31 (Friday)
    6:30-? – Romeo & Juliet call backs + make-up auditions (we’ll wrap up as quick as possible)

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Auditions for Shakespeare Festival

Audition sign-ups are available to all Studio, Apprentice, Journeyman, and Performance students for Walden Theatre’s annual Young American Shakespeare Festival. Students must sign up for a time slot on the sheets in the lobby for one or more of the following:

  • Sunday January 26 from noon to 4pm
    •  As You Like It, directed by Charlie Sexton
    • Pericles, directed by Julane Havens
    • Richard II, (all female cast) directed by J. Barrett Cooper
  • Wednesday January 29 from 6:30-8:30pm
    • Pericles, directed by Julane Havens
    • As You Like It, directed by Charlie Sexton

The Young American Shakespeare Festival runs May 8-18.

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Auditions Oct 20, 2013

The next round of auditions is coming soon: Sunday October 20. All enrolled students in Studio, Apprentice, and Performance are encouraged to audition.

PLUS: students returning in the spring after missing this fall MAY AUDITION if they bring with them a registration form and a good-faith deposit (non-refundable). Just use the Fall registration form and mark it for SPRING.

Here are the shows, info, and times available:

  • Jane Eyre – by Christina Calvit, adapted from the novel by Charlotte Brontë, directed by Alec Volz
    Auditions 10am-2pm, signup sheet is in the lobby
  • The Country of the Blind – by Frank Higgins, adapted from the story by H.G. Wells, directed by Julane Havens
    Auditions 11am-3pm, signup sheet is in the lobby (this audition offered jointly with Connecting Cultures)
  • Connecting Cultures Company – directed by Melinda Crecelius and Hallie Dizdarevic
    Auditions 11am-3pm, signup sheet is in the lobby (this audition offered jointly with Country of the Blind)

Again, signup sheets are posted in the lobby. Just make sure you don’t double-book yourself. If you plan to audition for more than one show, select one timeframe for Jane Eyre, and either a previous or subsequent timeframe for the other shows. And if you’re a returning student don’t forget to bring registration and deposit!

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We’re holding auditions for the first two plays of the 2012-13 Season this summer. The two plays are Summer Brave by William Inge and The Orestia by Aeschylus. There will be more information closer to those dates, but you can mark your calendars now with the schedule.

June 7, noon-4pm
July 19, 3:30-6:30

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