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Actors, singers and dancers may submit head shot/resume at any time to: casting@nctcsf.org

 

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head over heels AUDITIONS

New Conservatory Theatre Center is pleased to announce casting for our production of Head Over Heels, Songs by The Go-Go’s, Based on The Arcadia by Sir Philip Sydney, Concieved and original book by Jeff Whitty, Adapted by James Magruder. Directed by Ed Decker and Music Direction by Mark Dietrich.

 

About the show:  Fall in love with a bold new musical set to the soundtrack of the most successful female rock band of all time, The Go-Go’s. Head Over Heels is a modern fairy tale that features Billboard-topping hits like “We Got The Beat”, “Our Lips Are Sealed”, and “Vacation” that defined the sound of a generation. Set in a faraway land where once-upon-a-time is right now, it follows the adventures of a royal family as they journey to save their kingdom from extinction and end up finding love in unexpected places.

 

Casting the following roles (NON-AEA ONLY):

All gender identities and ethnicities encouraged to submit.

 

MOPSA – 20s to early 30s. Handmaiden to Pamela. Warm, skeptical. Growing up without a mother has made her wise beyond her years about everyone and everything, which is why she is the (sometimes) narrator to the show. Vocal range: C4 – F5

 

MUSIDORUS – 20s to early 30s. A young shepherd who courts after Philoclea. Vocal range: E3 – A4

 

PYTHIO - The Oracle; powerful, mysterious. Demanding. Great sense of humor--can see through everyone--they are the Oracle of Delphi, after all. Casting a person of color who identifies as queer, trans, gender-fluid, or non binary. Vocal range: F#3 – F#4(alto) or F#2 – F#3(bass)

 

ENSEMBLE  - up to 5 members, to play various roles. Dance experience preferred.

 

 

When:

Monday, July 22, 2019 (Auditions, held in a callback style, from 5-9pm) 

 

Where:

New Conservatory Theater Center 25 Van Ness @ Market, Lower Lobby.

 

Prepare:

Sides from the script and score will be provided with an appointment time.

 

 

REHEARSALS:

There will be mandatory pre-rehearsal music workshops 1-6pm on September 21, 22, and 28 for the entire ensemble.

We begin rehearsal on October 19 and will rehearse 4-5 days a week.

 

PERFORMANCES:

Previews begin December 6; Runs December 14, 2019 thru January 12, 2020.

Wednesdays - Saturdays 8pm, Sundays 2pm (Talkback December 22). New Year’s Eve performance Tuesday December 31 at 7:30pm.

Possible extension thru January 19, 2020.

 

Pay: $825.00 (non-negotiable and inclusive with rehearsals and performances).

To set up an audition time, please send a headshot and resumé to CASTING@NCTCSF.ORG. You may also request a copy of the script & rehearsal schedule using the e-mail above. Auditions are by invitation only, based on submission. E-mails that do not include headshots and resumés will not be considered. NO PHONE CALLS OR LINKS TO WEBSITES, PLEASE!


YouthAware AUDITIONS


 

New Conservatory Theatre Center (NCTC) is pleased to announce AUDITIONS for our YouthAware 2019-20 Season

 

About:  YouthAware offers actors a unique opportunity to present original plays for Northern and Central California K - 12 youth that entertain, enlighten, and engage. Performances are followed by post-show dialogues. Visit nctcsf.org/youthaware for more information about our current YouthAware programs.

 

Casting: Non-AEA actor-educators for our 2019-20 YouthAware season. We are specifically looking to cast actors (18 or older) who can represent our diverse Bay Area school audiences. Actors of all genders and ethnicities who can play younger characters are encouraged to submit, and experience working with youth is preferred. YouthAware actor-educators are trained to facilitate post-show conversations with students.

 

Let’s Get Galactic! (on tour in SFUSD October-December 2019) 2 Actors

In Megan Cohen’s Let's Get Galactic, a friendly alien and a musical robot rocket your youngest students into a hilarious, intergalactic exploration of diversity, healthy choices, and basic facts about the immune system and HIV–prevention.

BLORP - An alien from outer space. Any age/gender/ethnicity. Sings and dances.

CONKY - A musical robot built by Blorp. Any age/gender/ethnicity. Sings and dances.

Rehearsals: October 7-21, 2019. Monday-Friday 10am – 1pm.

Performances: on tour October 22 – December 12, 2019. Tuesday – Thursday mornings, 7am-12pm.

(updated tour schedule will be shared with cast 2 weeks prior to performances)

Stipend: $1100

 

Scrimmage (in house at NCTC November 2019) 3 Actors

Benny and Han are brothers. Benny has his head in the game and on the field, while Han has his eye on first place at the school’s science fair. In Scrimmage, written by Prince Gomolvilas, two worlds collide as these brothers come face-to-face with bullying, stereotypes, and personal responsibility to oneself and the people around you.

BENNY – Han’s older brother. Captain of the football team. Raps.

HAN – Benny’s younger brother. Head of the science club. Raps.

NARRATOR/REBECCA/MRS. LEE/COACH – Our storyteller. Also plays a variety of different roles. Dance/movement experience a plus.

            Rehearsals: October 28 – November 11, 2019. Monday – Friday 10am – 1pm.

            Performances: November 12-22, 2019. Monday – Friday 10:30am.

            Stipend: $150/week 

 

Real Talk! (in-house at NCTC January-February 2020) 4 Actors

Explores the basics of healthy choices, conflict resolution, peer pressure, self-esteem, and age appropriate HIV & AIDS education through four engaging young characters who present fast-paced scenes and songs.

LINDSAY – A 6th grade girl, bright, inquisitive, and outgoing. Lindsay has a “Facetube” channel where she can feature herself, her friends, and important messages online. She sings and dances.

HUNTER – Lindsay’s big brother. Oldest of the group, late teens. Friendly, fun, and confident. A drummer, who also sings and dances. HIV positive.

ALICE – Lindsay’s best friend. 6th grader. Smart, stylish, and cool. Raps, sings, and dances.

SYLVESTER – 6th grader. Sweet, smart, and a bit shy. Dances and sings.

Rehearsals: December 9, 2019 – January 10, 2020.  (Break Dec 19 – Jan 1). Monday – Friday 10am-1pm

Performances: January 13 - 31, 2019. Monday – Friday 9am-1pm.

Stipend: $150/week   

 

Auditions: Sunday August 4, 2019 from 4-8pm  (by appointment only)

 

Callbacks:  Monday, August 5, 2019 from 11am-2pm (by appointment only)

 

Where:  New Conservatory Theater Center 25 Van Ness @ Market, Lower Lobby.

 

Prepare:  You will have a two minute time slot. Please prepare a contemporary monologue that showcases your ability to play a young character and a song to perform a capella (untrained voices are fine). Please also come prepared to talk about your interest in education and/or theatre for young audiences.

Full scripts area available on each of the play pages at www.nctcsf.org/youthaware/plays, and callbacks will consist of sides from the scripts.

 

How to submit for audition appointment consideration: Please email your headshot and résumé to CASTING@NCTCSF.ORG, with the subject line “YouthAware Auditions.” E-mails that do not include headshots and résumés will not be considered. No phone calls or links to websites, please.

 

OUTSPOKEN auditions will take place in early November 2019 for our spring 2020 tour!

 

 


Sugar in our wounds AUDITIONS


New Conservatory Theatre Center is pleased to announce casting for our West Coast Premiere of Sugar in Our Wounds by Donja R. Love, directed by ShawnJ West.

 

About the show:  The mystical tree was ancient long before the plantation grew around it. With roots that have outlived generations and branches extending past the heavens, it has borne witness to heartbreak, slavery, and death. But underneath this same tree, the gentle and expressive James finds a love that feels like freedom with the passionate and rebellious Henry. Powerful and deeply poetic, Sugar in Our Wounds explores the untold story of queer love at a crossroads in Black history.

 

 

Casting the following roles (AEA or Non-AEA):

JAMES - M, late teens/early 20s, Black; he's young, precocious, and innocent – according to his heart; but he’s on his way to adulthood. He has a magical relationship with a tall, tall tree.

 

HENRY - M, late teens/early twenties, Black; he's tall, strong, and harder than the world that made him this way. He has an incredible tenderness that he doesn't let anyone see, that he desperately wants someone to see.

 

AUNT MAMA - W, 50’s to 70’s, Black; she's a wise magic woman who's probably older than God - let her tell it. She has a gentleness to her that can be hard to see thanks to her quick tongue.

 

 

Casting the following roles (NON-AEA ONLY):

MATTIE - W, early twenties, Black; she's a girl who just wants to be loved. Despite the scars on her face, she is very pretty. Her spirit speaks louder than her scars.

 

ISABEL - W, early to late twenties, White; she has a desire for things she shouldn't touch, and it's dangerous. But with that, she's as well intentioned as she possibly could be.

 

 

When:

Sunday July 28, 2019 (General Auditions/by appointment only, from 5-9pm)

Monday July 29, 2019 (Callbacks, by request of the director, from 5-9pm)

 

Where:

New Conservatory Theater Center 25 Van Ness @ Market, Lower Lobby.

 

Prepare:

A side from the script will be provided with an audition appointment.

 

REHEARSALS:

We begin rehearsal on March 1 and will rehearse 4-5 days a week. (AEA may have a different start date)

 

PERFORMANCES:

Previews begin April 3; Runs April 11 thru May 10, 2020.

Wednesdays - Saturdays 8pm, Sundays 2pm (Talkback April 19).

Possible extension until May 24, 2020

 

Pay: $825.00 (non-negotiable and inclusive with rehearsals and performances. AEA will be contracted under a Tier II Guest Artist Contract)

To set up an audition time, please send a headshot and resumé to CASTING@NCTCSF.ORG. You may also request a copy of the script & rehearsal schedule using the e-mail above. Auditions are by invitation only, based on submission. E-mails that do not include headshots and resumés will not be considered. No phone calls or links to websites, please.