Alumni Opportunities

25 Mar NOW HIRING Interns for New York Classical’s Summer Season!

Now hiring interns for our 17th Summer Season of all-free Off Broadway Theatre!

Every year New York Classical offers hands-on training and experience to college students and emerging artists in the professional theatre. Positions are available in Stage Management, Costume/Wardrobe, and Production with the opportunity to attend 4-5 Master Classes taught by professional artists in such areas as Voice & Speech, Directing, Casting and Shakespeare’s Verse.

Visit website for more information on the intern program and application instructions!

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15 Dec CASTING NOTICES | Castillo Theatre Casting – “Votes!”

The Castillo Theatre is casting for a new production of “Votes!” by Jacqueline Salit, directed by Gabrielle L. Kurlander. The show is about the relationship between Melanie Jefferson, a female presidential candidate and her husband William who previously served as President. The musical shifts between the Williams’s time in office and the present – the night before Melanie is poised to win the election. “Votes!” is scheduled to run from March 4-April 11, with rehearsals beginning in early January. Strong actors with the ability to play comedy and drama equally well, singing necessary for lead roles: Melanie Jefferson (mid 60s, white female, savvy, presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton-type, singing role), William Jefferson (mid-60s, white male, former President of the United States, Bill Clinton-type, Melanie’s husband, singing role), Vivian Traveler (mid-60s, a tough cookie, singing role), Brett (early 20s, chiseled good looks, intern on Melanie’s campaign. non-singing role), Mrs. Shrunk (50s-60s, therapist, non-singing part), Dancers (male and female dancers, 18-25). Auditions by appointment only. Non-equity, some pay.

 

Send pictures and resumes to:

Castillo Theatre, casting dept.
543 West 42nd Street
New York, NY 10036

 

or submit online to:
castillocasting@gmail.com
http://www.backstage.com/casting/votes-97072/

 

Feature Project – Rori Bergman Casting
Rori Bergman Casting is doing exploratory casting for a feature project in development for a major studio that will shoot in 2017.

 

Looking for…
MALE, 18-27, sexy, young, charming, charismatic, wry, funny, athletic, witty masculine. Someone who possesses the essence of a courageous young man on his way to becoming the epitome of a hero.

 

Send headshot and resume to: rbcast@gmail.com

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15 Dec CASTING NOTICES | Baited (Working Title)

Production title: Baited (Working Title)
Union / Non-Union: Union & Non-Union
Production Type: Independent  / self-funded
Project length: Short Film (15 minutes)
Project format: 16:9 HD Anamorphic
Posted on: Monday, December 7, 2015
Production location: NYC
Production Company: VidiVici Films
Company website: http://vidivicifilms.com/
Director: Angelita Mendoza
Producer: Victor Capiz
Shooting Location: Manhattan
Email: casting @vidivici.tv (Please include BAITED, and the role you’d like in the Subject Line)
Compensation: Meals, transportation, credit, & copy. For Union Members the minimum required by SAG of $100/day.

KEY DATES

Auditions:
December 14 6:00 – 8:00 PM
December 15 6:00 – 8:00 PM
(Please note all auditions will be given a specific time within this window. For those away for the holidays, we will be accepting headshots, resumes, & reels. We can make an appointment when possible.)
Call Backs: January 9, 2015 10:00AM – 1:00 PM
Rehearsals: Week of January 20th

Shooting Starts: January 30, 2015
Shooting Ends: February 2, 2015

Synopsis:
“Baited” is a twisted love story set in the underground world of prostitution and drug trade, set in New York City. Jhen is a young woman who was brought to this country from Colombia as a child by her uncle, Hernandez. Hernandez makes his living as a low level drug dealer and pimp. He finds young girls and manipulates them into prostitution. As soon as Jhen came of age, he did the same to her. Jhen has fallen in love with David and sees him as a way out of this life. The story is a psychological trip. We see everything through the eyes of David, a young, naïve, Latino New Yorker who is desperately in love with Jhen. But can he trust her? And most importantly, how did he arrive at his current location, an interrogation room.

There is a mix of suspense, drama, and horror in our story. We will be shooting with vintage lenses in Anamorphic. The vibe is 70s & 80s Italian Horror/Giallo, in a modern setting.

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20 Nov CASTING NOTICES | “Defendant Maurice Chevalier”

Casting two leads for an Off Broadway Production “Defendant Maurice Chevalier” by Alexis Chevalier. The show was initially produced at LSTFI Summer 2015.

Performance dates and venue: February 8th to 21st at the American Theatre of Actors. 314 W54 St.

Audition dates: November 23,24,25. Callback: November 29th

The actors must submit headshot, resume (video reel is a big plus) through backstage.

The actors will be required to sing and to dance. They must also be able to sing in French.

PLAY SYNOPSIS

France; 1945. Condemned to death for Collaboration with the Nazis, popular French singer and entertainer Maurice Chevalier tells his accusers how it all happened. From his departure from Hollywood to stick back to the French stage until the end of World War Two, he recalls ten years of his life, during which he had to manage to protect his wife Nita from the Nazis and had to confront the Nazis’, the Collaborators’ and the Resistance’s influences. As he keeps performing and is considered the worldwide symbol of France, Chevalier is being manipulated to serve each camp’s interests and propaganda. But is he really a traitor?

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN:

MAURICE CHEVALIER: world famous French actor, singer and entertainer from the 20’s to the 60’s. Tired of being typecast, he decides to leave Hollywood and goes back to Paris in order to perform on stage again. Famous for his dandy looks and his boater hat, his charming and joyous stage persona contrasts with his sad and insecure personality. He needs the contact with the audience like a drug and is lost when there is no woman by his side. He protects his Jewish wife Nita from the Nazis as he goes on performing even during the hardest times of the war.

NITA: Maurice’s wife. She is an actress, singer and dancer touring in Maurice’s show. As the war breaks out, Maurice and Nita flee from Paris to Cannes, where she is supposed to be safe from anti-Semitic persecutions. She is sweet, courageous and strong. She always manages to hide her sadness. She spends the war years secluded in Cannes and has to stop performing, which makes her feel she has wasted her career and her youth.

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