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COHESION THEATRE COMPANY

SEASON 3 GENERAL AUDITIONS NOTICE

Overview:

Cohesion Theatre Company is holding general auditions for three main stage and several workshop productions as part of our 2016/17 Season. Auditions will be held on August 27, 29 & 30th. Actors of all ages, ethnicities, and genders are encouraged to attend, as the available rolls are many, and varied. Directors for each production in the season will be in attendance, along with the Artistic Producers of the company. A detailed character breakdown of each production will be available online starting Monday, August 1st on our auditions page online at www.cohesiontheatre.org/audtions

 Stipends:

Stipends are available for all actors, directors, designers, and crew working on Cohesion Theatre Company productions. Cohesion Theatre Company is committed to paying all our artists for their work. Cohesion is a non-equity theatre company.

Auditions:

United Evangelical Church

3200 Dillon Street, Baltimore, MD 21224

Enter through the grey doors on East Avenue

Saturday, August 27 from 10am – 2pm

Monday, August 29 from 7pm – 10pm

Tuesday, August 30 from 7pm – 10pm

Prepare:

Preferred: Two monologues, both under two minutes. One classical and one contemporary
Accepted: One monologue, classical or contemporary

Please email your headshot and resume in advance and bring one copy to the audition.

Please bring all your known conflicts for rehearsals and performances with you.

Contact Brad Norris by email with your three top preferences for an audition time slot:

Brad@cohesiontheatre.org

Inquiries:
Brad Norris, Founding Artistic Producer
Brad@cohesiontheatre.org

 

Season 3 Show Details and Available Roles:

All Main Stage Productions will receive 12 performances over three weeks.

Workshop productions will receive between 3 to 5 productions over one weekend.

SCHOOLGIRL FIGURE

By Wendy MacLeod, Directed by Jonas David Grey

November 17 – December 4, 2016

Industry Night on Monday, November 28, 2016

Rehearsals: Early October – November 17, 2016

All of the roles are open to actors of all ages and races. Body type will not be a factor in casting. Please note that currently assigned doublings may change based on available talent.

RENEE, an anorexic high-school girl.

PATTY, Renee’s best friend, a bulimic high-school girl.

JEANINE, another anorexic high-school girl, recently sprung from a Body Image Clinic.

THE BRADLEY, a high-school hunk; also plays:

PABLO, a Latino bag boy

MARCEL, a Barney’s salesman

DENNIS, a high-school boy, McDonald’s employee (o/s voice)

MONIQUE, the reigning anorexic, a dying high-school girl; also plays:

                MILA, an African-American woman, works at David’s Cookies

                JANE, Monique’s grieving mother

                MRS. BLUE, a high-school drama teacher

GUIDANCE COUNSELOR, a hippy and hippie-ish middle aged woman, she is given to wearing organic cotton and chunky Third World Jewelry. She is eager to prove that she knows your name and really cares.

TRIBUNAL, a chorus of dead Dianas.

 

HENRY V

By William Shakespeare, Directed by Alice Stanley & Jane Jongeward

March 9 – 26, 2017

Industry Night on Monday, March 20, 2017

Rehearsals: Mid-January – March 8, 2017

All roles are open to actors of any race. Ability to sing and/or play a musical instrument is a plus. Please note that currently assigned doublings may change based on available talent, and listed are only the principal roles; most actors will play more roles than are listed in this breakdown.

HENRY, any gender, 25-40. Leader of the English faction; commanding, persuasive, and resourceful.

EXETER/KATHERINE, female, 20-40. Will play both EXETER, the right hand of King Henry who is involved in all court and battle affairs, and KATHERINE, essentially an ingénue and pawn of negotiations.

PISTOL/DAUPHIN, any gender, 20-45.

CONSTABLE/BOY/ELY, any gender, 18-25.

FLUELLEN/WESTMORELAND, any gender, any age.

GOWER/CANTERBURY, any gender, any age.

FRENCH KING/WILLIAMS, male, over 40.

BARDOLPH/MONTJOY, any gender, any age.

NYM/ORLEANS, any gender, any age.

HOSTESS/BEDFORD/RAMBURES, female, age 20-50.

ENSEMBLE 1 & 2, any gender, any age.

 

MEN ON BOATS

By Jaclyn Backhaus, Directed by Katie Keddell

June 1 – 18, 2017

Industry Night on Monday, June 12, 2017

Rehearsals: Mid-April – May 31, 2017

A note from the Playwright: MEN ON BOATS is a piece that begs to be cast gender-fluid, outside of the realm of the white cisgender male who would normally play these characters. It is important to populate the world of the play with people who would not have originally been on these boats, people who stand outside of the realm of the white male conquest storyline, and who are normally not allowed to tell stories like these. All of the roles are open to any race or gender, and many are open to actors of all ages. LGBTQ actors are particularly encouraged to audition.

John Wesley POWELL, one-armed leader of the expedition

John Colton SUMNER, former soldier, current explorer

William DUNN, hunter and trapper

OLD SHADY, Powell’s older brother, Civil War vet

BRADLEY, lieutenant, manic with youth

SENECA Howland, OG’s quiet little brother; also plays:

THE BISHOP, Tsauwiat’s wife

O.G. Howland, printer and hunter; also plays:

                TSAUWIAT, a Ute chief

Frank GOODMAN, British, so excited; also plays:

                MR. ASA, a desert settler

HALL, nineteen years old, old soul

HAWKINS, the cook

 

THE PLAYWRIGHTS FELLOWSHIP SERIES

 Cohesion will select three playwrights for the Fellowship, culminating in a three-part workshop series in the second half of the season. Each playwright will be assigned a director from the start, and a cast will be assembled as scripts develop. Playwrights will craft original full length works to be workshopped with a director and actors throughout the Season. Actors will be considered for these workshops as part of the season audition process. The currently scheduled public showings are on the following dates. Actors of all ages, races, and genders will be considered for roles in these workshops once the available roles are determined.

 Fellowship 1 – Public Showing

January 20 – 22, 2017

 Fellowship 2 – Public Showing

February 10 – 12, 2017

 Fellowship 3 – Public Showing

May 5 – 7, 2017


SEASON 3 CALL FOR DESIGNERS

Overview:

Cohesion Theatre Company is seeking designers, stage managers, and general technical assistance for three main stage and three workshop productions, as well as some smaller one-off engagements as part of our 2016/17 Season. Interested applicants should submit a resume and brief letter of interest detailing which positions and time slots they are available for (the full season will be announced July 8, 2016. Each show will not necessarily require all listed positions. All inquiries should be emailed to Artistic Producer, Brad Norris via email at Brad@cohesiontheatre.org. Artists of all ages, ethnicities, and genders are encouraged to apply. Detailed information about the productions can be found on our website: www.cohesiontheatre.org.

 Stipends:

Stipends are available for all actors, playwrights, directors, designers, and crew working on Cohesion Theatre Company productions. Cohesion Theatre Company is committed to paying all our artists for their work. Cohesion is a non-equity theatre company.

 Costume Designers (contract, stipend)

Ideal applicants have experience with theatrical costume design and construction, and are able to work within the confines of a small but reasonable budget. The productions this season range from contemporary and minimal to period fantasy and complex. The chosen party for each production would be responsible for the design and execution of all costume related elements of the show, while also working closely with the Director, Lighting Designer, and Scenic Designer to form a cohesive vision for the production design. The ideal applicant will also have excellent organizational and time-management abilities and possess good written and oral communication skills. This is a contracted position with a stipend.  Interested applicants should submit a resume and brief letter of interest detailing which productions they are available and applying for via email to Brad@cohesiontheatre.org.  Applications should be submitted by August 1, 2016.

 Scenic Designers (contract, stipend)

Ideal applicants have experience with theatrical scenic design and construction, and are able to work within the confines of a small but reasonable budget. The productions this season range from contemporary and minimal to period fantasy and complex. The chosen party would be responsible for the design and overseeing the execution of all scenic elements of the show along with the technical director and production manager, while also working closely with the Director, Lighting Designer, and Costume Designer to form a cohesive vision for the overall production design. The ideal applicant will also have excellent organizational and time-management abilities and possess good written and oral communication skills. This is a contracted position with a stipend.  Interested applicants should submit a resume and brief letter of interest detailing which productions they are available and applying for via email to Brad@cohesiontheatre.org.  Applications should be submitted by August 1, 2016. 

Props Designers (contract, stipend)

 Ideal applicants have experience with properties design, construction, and procurement, and are able to work within the confines of a small but reasonable budget. The productions this season range from contemporary and minimal to period fantasy and complex. The chosen party would be responsible for the design and overseeing the collection or construction of all props elements of the show, while also working closely with the Director, Lighting Designer, Costume Designer, and Scenic Designer to form a cohesive vision for the overall production design. The ideal applicant will also have excellent organizational and time-management abilities and possess good written and oral communication skills. This is a contracted position with a stipend.  Interested applicants should submit a resume and brief letter of interest detailing which productions they are available and applying for via email to Brad@cohesiontheatre.org.  Applications should be submitted by August 1, 2016.

Lighting Designers (contract, stipend)

Ideal applicants have experience with theatrical lighting design, hang and focus, and are able to work within the confines of a small but reasonable budget. The productions this season range from contemporary and minimal to period fantasy and complex. The chosen party would be responsible for the design and overseeing the hang and focus of all lighting elements, as well as securing any additional equipment beyond Cohesion’s stock. They will also work closely with the Director, Scenic Designer, and Costume Designer to form a cohesive vision for the overall production design. The ideal applicant will also have excellent organizational and time-management abilities and possess good written and oral communication skills. This is a contracted position with a stipend.  Interested applicants should submit a resume and brief letter of interest detailing which productions they are available and applying for via email to Brad@cohesiontheatre.org.  Applications should be submitted by August 1, 2016.

 Stage Managers (contract, stipend)

 Ideal applicants have experience with theatrical stage management, and overseeing assistant stage managers and run crew. The chosen party would be responsible for overseeing rehearsals, coordinating rehearsal schedules, participating in production meetings, running the shows in tech and performance, and generally facilitating communication amongst directors, actors, designers, and producers, along with distributing daily rehearsal and performance reports to all parties. The ideal applicant will also have excellent organizational and time-management abilities and possess good written and oral communication skills. This is a contracted position with a stipend.  Interested applicants should submit a resume and brief letter of interest detailing which productions they are available and applying for via email to Brad@cohesiontheatre.org.  Applications should be submitted by August 1, 2016.

 Assistant Stage Managers (contract, stipend)

Ideal applicants have some experience with theatrical stage management and/or run crew. The chosen party would be responsible for attending rehearsals and assisting the Stage Manager in completion of duties related to communication, scheduling, and production meetings. During the show’s run the Assistant Stage Manager will act as a board operator or run crew for the duration of the performances. The ideal applicant will also have excellent organizational and time-management abilities and possess good written and oral communication skills. This is a contracted position with a stipend.  Interested applicants should submit a resume and brief letter of interest detailing which productions they are available and applying for via email to Brad@cohesiontheatre.org.  Applications should be submitted by August 1, 2016.

Run or Build Crew (contract, stipend)

 Ideal applicants have some experience with set construction, painting, or theatrical tech work. Interested parties might be asked to assist with construction or painting during the scenic build process and tech, or to sign for the duration of the show’s run if there is need for additional crew during the performances. This position will not need to attend rehearsals prior to build and tech, but will be contracted on an as needed basis depending on the level of production requirements. The ideal applicant must be a hard worker and willing to learn and complete tasks independently, as well as having excellent organizational and time-management abilities and possess good written and oral communication skills. This is a contracted position with a small stipend.  Interested applicants should submit a resume and brief letter of interest detailing which productions they are available and applying for via email to Brad@cohesiontheatre.org.  Applications should be submitted by August 1, 2016.


Inquiries:
Brad Norris, Founding Artistic Producer
Brad@cohesiontheatre.org


WORKING WITH COHESION THEATRE COMPANY

Cohesion does not currently have any auditions scheduled for our productions, as we prefer to cast all our shows via our season auditions in the Fall. If you would like information about those auditions when they happen, please subscribe to our newsletter at the bottom of the page. 

If you are interested in working with Cohesion as a designer, director, or technician, you may submit your resume and letter of interest to us at any time by emailing info@cohesiontheatre.org. Any specific calls for tech positions will be posted on this page as well as sent out in our newsletter.

Lastly, if you are a playwright who would like to submit your work for Cohesion's production consideration, please send your submission to us via email to info@cohesiontheatre.org.

Cohesion Theatre Company is an equal oportunity employer. Persons of all ages, races, ethnicities, sexual orientations, genders, religions, political parties, and planets of origin are encouraged to apply. Stipends are available for all actors, directors, designers, and crew working on Cohesion Theatre Company productions. Cohesion Theatre Company is committed to paying all our artists for their work. Cohesion is a non-equity theatre company.