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Opportunities from Announcements
SETC calling for:
- Auditions! Registration closes NOV 8th- SETC job fair has representatives for all summer theatres, plus many grad programs and professional theatres. Definitely try to submit! We always have a big design/tech crew attend the conference – it’s a lot of fun! More info here: https://preview.
Prague Shakespeare Winter Intensive
Open to actors, directors, designers, stage managers, dramaturges and all serious minded theatre artists, join the master teachers and continental Europe’s premiere English-language classical theatre: Prague Shakespeare Company for a transformational classical theater training and mentorship experience, while immersing yourself and performing in some of continental Europe’s most historically significant and culturally important venues. Read more here.
We just found out that access to the job listings on Artsearch is now free for all users! You have to create an account, but no codes or coupons needed. Link here.
Casting for VCUarts Senior Thesis Films
They are casting for seven films – Read this attached doc for all the info and contact.
Monologue Resources from Karen Kohlhaas!
Thanks to Karen Kopryanski for attending the workshop and sharing 🙂
NewDramatists.org – read about their member playwrights; these are excellent writers; find those you resonate with, and go to their websites. Often there is a link to buy their produced plays online; some have had productions on Audible that you can download and listen to.
NewPlayExchange.org – $12/year. Huge archive of current plays and writers. Searchable by age appropriateness, genre, playwright demographics. You can review the plays and you can download many of them. If you spend some regular time finding writers who write good parts for you, you’ll have a collection of great material that no one else has.
Scribd.com – 30 day free trial then $10/month. Ebooks of many many plays, and also you can get pdf scripts. Search by playwright, search by title.
Here is a great collection of additional places to read plays for free online:
NON PLAY RESOURCES: I recommend doing good TV scripts (not famous roles), movies (not famous roles), comedy essays, follow great writers on social media, interviews with fascinating/articulate people; wild cards: Amazon reviews, Best of Craigslist. Make sure you actually have a good monologue there – check for strong beginning/middle/end/climax; don’t get seduced by novelty alone :)”
KAREN KOHLHAAS is an Atlantic Theater Company founding ensemble member, stage director, and senior teacher with over 30 years in the classroom. She is the author of THE MONOLOGUE AUDITION: A Practical Guide for Actors, recommended by Dame Helen Mirren in her Master Class on Acting; and How to Choose a Monologue for Any Audition (now on sale at www.art-and-audition.com). She was voted Best NYC Monologue Teacher and Best NYC Cold Reading Teacher by Backstage readers. She teaches monologues, cold reading, and advanced scene study.