New Date Added to Joint General Auditions For Ten Area Theatres

New Date Added to Joint General Auditions For Ten Area Theatres

Due to incredibly high demand, ten of the Detroit area’s most popular and critically-acclaimed theatre companies will be adding audition appointments from 6-11 pm on June 29, 2010, at Planet Ant Theatre (2357 Caniff, Hamtramck, MI 48212) for the 2010-2011 season. These are in addition to those already scheduled June 22 and 23, 2010, at the Furniture Factory (4126 Third Street, Detroit, MI 48226). June 22 and 23 are completely booked, and there is limited availability on June 29. Appointments are required and may be made by e-mailing frannie@magentagiraffe.org. There will be a first-come, first-served waiting list at the theatre each night of auditions for those who are not able to make an appointment before all slots are filled; we will do our best to see everyone.

Theatres attending auditions will be Abreact Performance Space (Detroit), Blackbird Theatre (Ann Arbor), Breathe Art Theatre Project (Detroit/Windsor), Magenta Giraffe Theatre Company (Detroit), Matrix Theatre Company (Detroit) Performance Network (Ann Arbor), Planet Ant Theatre (Hamtramck), Project Theatre (Detroit), Who Wants Cake? Theatre (Ferndale) and Williamston Theatre (Williamston).

Male and female actors over the age of 18 from all racial and ethnic backgrounds are encouraged to attend. Appointments are required; walk-ins are welcome but are not guaranteed a slot. Actors must make appointments by e-mailing frannie@magentagiraffe.org, including in the body of the e-mail full name, desired appointment time and phone number. Headshots and résumés should not be attached to the e-mail. No appointments will be made by phone. There will be a first-come, first-served waiting list at the theatre each night of auditions; we will do our best to see everyone. Actors should also bear in mind that several theatres will be holding additional general auditions, and all theatres will hold callbacks for individual productions.

Actors should prepare two contrasting contemporary monologues no longer than three minutes total. Actors should bring ten sets of headshot/résumé and all schedule conflicts for the season (one set for each attending company).

All roles offered will be paid. Most theatres may offer Guest Artist Equity contracts. Performance Network is an Equity house – SPT 3; paying non-equity $125/week for rehearsals and performance weeks. The Williamston Theatre is an SPT-4 Equity house, and non-Equity actors are paid $200 per week for rehearsals and performances.

Information about the companies:

THE ABREACT (Detroit)
www.theabreact.com
The Abreact is Detroit’s most dynamic and exciting FREE performance spaces! We are dedicated to creating an open forum/venue for Detroit performing artists and audiences. The Abreact, formerly the Abreact Playhouse was founded in 2000 by two Detroit actors whose goal was initially to hone their craft by creating their own artistic dojo of sorts. What blossomed as a result was a theatrical venue unparalleled in its freedoms and resourcefulness. Seven shows later the venue changed hands and the mantle has been passed on to the next generation. We pledge to do our best, to do our worst, to cut our teeth, to share our wit and skills, and learn together. Come join us!

BLACKBIRD THEATRE (Ann Arbor)
www.blackbirdtheatre.org
Ann Arbor’s daredevil professional theatre. Also home of the Blackbird Theatre Academy, a free theatre arts program for youth. More intimate. More exciting. More fun.

BREATHE ART THEATRE PROJECT (Detroit/Windsor)
www.breathearttheatre.com
Committed to the principle of contemporary programming through the collaboration of Windsor/Detroit actors, directors and designers, Breathe Art Theatre Project’s mission is to advance the spirit of contemporary social theatre in its community by nurturing and supporting artists, encouraging repeatable creative relationships, and offering a skilled environment for established and developing artists from the Windsor/Detroit community. Breathe Art is dedicated to perpetuating an ethic of mutual respect within our communities and across our borders.

MAGENTA GIRAFFE THEATRE COMPANY (Detroit)
www.magentagiraffe.org
The Magenta Giraffe Theatre Company acts to eliminate apathy, violence, prejudice and barriers to education through theatre productions, projects and programs; and further acts to reestablish and expand Detroit’s theatre district.

MATRIX THEATRE COMPANY (Detroit)

www.matrixtheatre.org
Matrix Theatre Company uses the transformative power of theatre to change lives, build community, and foster social justice. It creates opportunities for children, youth, adults and elders, especially those in isolated or challenged communities, to become creators, producers, and audience of original theatre.

PERFORMANCE NETWORK (Ann Arbor)
www.performancenetwork.org
Performance Network is Ann Arbor’s resident professional theatre company, featuring Off-Broadway quality productions in an intimate 139 seat theatre. Our mission is to provide uncompromising artistic leadership in the region and produce works that engage, challenge and inspire audiences and artists.

PLANET ANT THEATRE (Hamtramck)

www.planetant.com
Planet Ant Theatre is an organization founded on the principle of artistic freedom and artistic experimentation leading to the growth of community, to artistic fulfillment, and to artistic success. This has been the main attraction to its artists since its conception and in turn has been the main attraction to its audience.

PROJECT THEATRE COMPANY (Detroit)

www.projecttheatre.com
Project Theatre Company is an ensemble of creative artists that write, direct, produce, and act in original multi-media works that play the emotional strings of the human heart. A group of young, talented and dedicated actors work to create an enriching, original theatrical experience for Individuals in all facets of life; Bringing the hunger and desire for live theatre to the streets of Metropolitan Detroit. No need to travel to Chicago or New York, when you have quality entertainment right in your very own backyard. That’s right, we will come to you! Project Theater Company seeks to impact our community one production at a time. Opening their eyes to the possibilities… the misconceptions, and shedding light on their true potential. A potential within themselves that they didn’t know, or maybe just didn’t believe existed. Showing them how to really LIVE! And how to start a new tradition of stability and love for their future generations.

WHO WANTS CAKE? THEATRE (Ferndale)

www.whowantscaketheatre.com
Who Wants Cake? is dedicated to providing a creative environment for local artists to produce works that challenge, confront, and entertain. Who Wants Cake? is known primarily for staging works that are of the indie/alternative bent.

WILLIAMSTON THEATRE (Williamston)
www.williamstontheatre.org
Williamston Theatre’s mission is to produce professional theatre that excites and engages our audiences while challenging us all to explore our lives. This mission statement is supported by the following objectives:
~ To be an integral part of the cultural fabric of Michigan.
~ To pursue innovative collaboration in every aspect of our work.
~ To establish a home for Midwest artists.
~ To engage audiences of diverse ages, cultures and economic backgrounds.

For more information about Joint General Auditions or to make an appointment, please e-mail frannie@magentagiraffe.org.