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CASTING CALL

Seeking NINE ADULT performers.
(Character breakdowns and age ranges are posted on the SignUp page linked below.)

WHEN ARE THE AUDITIONS?

SUNDAY, JAN. 27, 2019,  between 6:30 and 9:30 p.m.
AND
MONDAY, JAN. 28, 2019, between 6:30 and 9:30 p.m.

CALLBACKS (if necessary) will be on TUESDAY, JAN. 29.

Audition slots are available by appointment each night in 30-minute intervals.

CLICK HERE to book your audition time.

WHAT DO I PREPARE FOR THIS AUDITION?

Each audition slot will be for up to six performers. Please be ready to read from the script.

Please be prepared to stay for the entire half-hour-long session.

Please bring your headshot and performance resume, if you have them.

Bring your calendar with you in order to declare any conflict dates for rehearsals.

WHEN ARE THE REHEARSALS?

Rehearsals will begin on March 24 and will generally run Sundays through Thursdays from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Not every actor will be called to every single rehearsal. 

WHEN ARE THE PERFORMANCES?

Noises Off runs for a total of 12 performances from May 9 to 26, 2019:

  • Thursday, May 9 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Friday, May 10 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 11 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 12 at 2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, May 16 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Friday, May 17 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 18 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 19 at 2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, May 23 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Friday, May 24 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 25 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 26 at 2:30 p.m.

ABOUT THE DIRECTOR

FRED GLOOR is currently the Associate Artistic Director and Marketing Director at Weathervane Playhouse. Before that, he taught in the Theatre and Speech departments at Tri-C West and worked in the Box Office. He is currently a member of the Theatre and Dance Faculty at Baldwin Wallace University, where he teaches Intro. to Theatre, Improv, and Script Analysis. A graduate of Kent State University, Fred’s directing credits include Cleveland Public Theatre, Dobama, TitleWave, Charenton, The Second City Cleveland, Chagrin Valley Little Theatre, and Tri-C West. As an actor, he has performed at The Cleveland Play House, Great Lakes Theater, Dobama, The Beck Center, Cain Park, The Second City Cleveland, The Ensemble Theatre, and as a cast member of Something Dada. A member of SAG-AFTRA, he has appeared in numerous commercials and such films as The Dream Catcher and Pirates (with Leslie Nielsen, Eric Idle, and Rodney Dangerfield).


 

 

CASTING CALL

Actively seeking a diverse, multigenerational cast of FIVE females and SEVEN males.
(Character breakdowns and age ranges are posted on the SignUp page linked below.)

WHEN ARE THE AUDITIONS?

Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019,  between 7 and 9 p.m.
AND
Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019, between 7 and 9 p.m.

Audition slots are available by appointment each night in 30-minute intervals.

CLICK HERE to book your audition appointment online!

WHAT DO I PREPARE FOR THIS AUDITION?

Please prepare TWO contrasting monologues; each monologue should be two to three minutes in length.

Please be prepared to stay for the entire half-hour session.

Please bring your headshot and performance resume, if you have them.

Bring your calendar with you in order to declare any conflict dates for rehearsals.

WHEN ARE THE REHEARSALS?

A complete rehearsal schedule will be provided at the auditons. Not every actor will be called to every single rehearsal. We will do our best to schedule around your availability, if you give us your "conflict dates" in advance.

WHEN ARE THE PERFORMANCES?

The Diary of Anne Frank runs for a total of 13 performances between April 4 and 20, 2019. Please note below that there are three weekday "school matinee" performances:

  • Thursday, April 4 at 10 a.m.
  • Friday, April 5 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 6 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, April 7 at 2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, April 10 at 10 a.m.
  • Thursday, April 11 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Friday, April 12 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 13 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, April 14 at 2:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, April 16 at 10 a.m.
  • Thursday, April 18 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Friday, April 19 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 20 at 7:30 p.m.

ABOUT THE DIRECTOR

TERRENCE SPIVEY most recently for Weathervane Playhouse directed the 2018 production of Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill.
 
Spivey is a native Texan with a B.A. Degree in Theatre Arts from the HBCU Prairie View A&M University in Houston. While in college, he appeared in numerous productions and was a member of the department's drama club's Charles Gilpin Players (which toured throughout Texas including the Perot Theatre). He was a regional Irene Ryan Award acting nominee and an ensemble member in Micki Grant's Don't Bother Me, I Can't Cope, which became the first musical by a black college in the history of the American College Theatre Festival to be invited to the Kennedy Center in Washington. D.C.
 
After graduation, Spivey moved to New York City to study the Meisner technique at the William Esper Studios, appearing in Off-Off-Broadway plays such as Clifford Odets' Waiting for Lefty at Michael Chekhov Theatre, The Crime of This Life at Sanford Meisner Theatre, The Fruits of Miss Mourning at National Black Theatre, and Lisa Jones's Combination Skin: The $100,000 Tragic Mulatto Show at City College. He appeared on the ABC-TV soap opera One Life to Live and in several music videos: the Fat Boys' Liez, Anita Baker's No One in the World (directed by Spike Lee) and several indie films (the cult horror classic Slime City and West New York with Frank Vincent). He directed an original work, A Journey to Soul's Awareness, at Crossroads Theatre in New Jersey. Spivey was founder of Powerful Long Ladder Ensemble Company and premiered with Ntozake Shange's for colored girls who considered have suicide / when the rainbow was enuff. He was later invited by the historical Karamu House in Cleveland to serve as guest director for its spring 2003 production of Carlyle Brown's The Little Tommy Parker Celebrated Colored Minstrel Show.
 
After 18 years in New York City, Spivey was recruited by Karamu in the fall of 2003 to serve as the company's second official artistic director in 27 years since the late, great icon Reuben Silver left in 1976. During his 12 years in artistic administration with Karamu, Spivey programmed over 70-plus productions and directed close to half of them, winning numerous awards and building collaborations with local theatres, festivals, local playwrights and legends such as the late Ruby Dee and Karamu alumnus Bill Cobbs. He directed the world premiere of Otis Sallid's Gospel! Gospel! Gospel! in collaboration with James Pickens. Jr., Dianne McIntyre's Daughter of a Buffalo Soldier, Gregory S. Carr's Johnny Taylor is Gone and A Colored Funeral, Susan Watson Turner's The Fire Inside: The Story and Poetry of Nikki Giovanni, Michae Oatman's Before I Die: The War Against Tupac Shakur, 11 Local Survivors From Breast Cancer to Broadway (and a reading at Cherry Lane Theatre), Mary Weems's Closure, Cornell Hubert Calhoun III's The Mighty Scarabs (which is published with Original Works Publishing). Most notable among the productions he directed for Karamu were for colored girls who considered have suicide / when the rainbow was enuff, Thomas Gibbons' trilogy Bee-luther-hatchee, Permanent Collection and A House with No Walls, Cut Flowers, Dream on Monkey Mountain (winner of Scene's 2006 Best Drama) The Color Purple, Joe Turners's Come and Gone, God's Trombones (winner of Scene's 2009-2011 Best Musical) The Blacks (winner of Scene's 2008 Best Drama) and The Wiz.
 
In 2008, he served as an adjunct faculty member at Kent State University's School of Theatre and Dance lecturing on Black Theatre History and served as Director in Residence for Kent State's Department of Pan-African Studies during the 2013-2014 academic year, directing for colored girls who considered have suicide / when the rainbow was enuff (for the third time) and the John Henry Redwood's controversial No Niggers, No Jews, No Dogs. Spivey also directed August Wilson's Fences at Weathervane Playhouse, Howard Sackler's The Great White Hope (a three-way collaboration with Weathervane, Karamu and Ensemble Theatre), and Anthol Fugard's "Master Harold"...and the Boys at Cleveland State University. Since departing Karamu in 2016, he directed Bootycandy (named as one of The Plain Dealer's 2016 Top 10 plays) at convergence-continuum, the world premiere of Peter Lawson Jones's The Bloodless Jungle and August Wilson's Radio Golf at Ensemble Theatre, Kia Corthron's Breath, Boom at John Carroll University, the national acclaimed Objectively/Reasonable: A Community Response to the Shooting of Tamir Rice, 11/22/14 at Playwrights Local (Summer 2016/Winter 2017) and most recently Brandon Jacobs-Jenkins's Neighbors at convergence-continuum July 2017. He also programmed a readers theatre series of August Wilson's 10-play "Century Cycle" for the Shore Cultural Centre's 2017-18 season through the permission of the Wilson estate.
 
Spivey has appeared in such notable publications as Black Mask, Backstage, Ebony, The New York Times, Artist and Influences and American Theatre. He is a member of Black Theatre Network and the National Theatre Conference. He served as board member for Community Partnership for Arts and Culture, Cleveland Arts Prize and currently serves on the board for AUDELCO, based in NYC. In 2011, he was given a proclamation by Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson, the City of Cleveland and Councilwoman Mamie Mitchell for his local, regional and national artistic contributions. Under his leadership, Karamu was honored the 2013 AUDELCO Award for Repertory Company of the Year in New York City. In spring 2017, he was honored by State of Ohio House of Representative John Barnes, Jr. for his contributions to the arts. Scene magazine voted him "Best Director" for its Best of Cleveland 2017.
 
Spivey is currently a freelance director and Artistic Associate for Shore Cultural Centre in Euclid, Ohio.

 

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