Amphibian Stage Productions - Fort Worth Theatre

auditions

We’re always looking for talented, professional performers to help us produce adventurous theatre. We work with both Equity and non-Equity actors, and we cast locally, as well as around the country. If you’re interested in performing on our stage, stay tuned to this page for audition opportunities.

AMPHIBIAN STAGE PRODUCTIONS SEEKS AEA & NON-AEA ACTORS FOR:

THE NOSEMAKER’S APPRENTICE: CHRONICLES OF A MEDIEVAL PLASTIC SURGEON
By Nick Jones and Rachel Shukert
Director: David A. Miller
Contract: AEA SPT 3 / non AEA
First Rehearsal: June 17, 2014
Opening: July 10, 2014
Closing: August 10, 2014
Performances Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays at 8 pm & Sundays at 2 pm
Additional performances may be added.

Rehearsals and performances held at Amphibian Stage Productions:
120 South Main Street
Fort Worth, TX 76104

Audition: Sunday, April 13, 2013
Callbacks: Monday, April 14, 2013

at Amphibian Stage Productions – 120 South Main, Fort Worth, TX 76104
Please email natalie@amphibianproductions.org for an audition time.

SEEKING

Seeking actors who can play Monty Python-esque comedic characters in The Nosemaker’s Apprentice: Chronicles of a Medieval Plastic Surgeon. Actors should be able to be grounded in truthful playing while also willing to shamelessly take things as far as possible.

Roles

  • Male to play Gavin, the boyish at-first full-of-promise nosemaker’s apprentice
  • Male to play 7 roles, including Kent the Gatekeeper, Harald Fleetfoot and Hans the Wife-Smeller
  • Female to play Little Girl and Amelia, the at-first beautiful love interest
  • Male, Father has been cast
  • Male, Wulfric, et al. has been cast

WHAT TO PREPARE

Actors should prepare sides from the script. The full script, sides, and additional information are available at: http://tinyurl.com/nosemakersauditions. You can also email natalie@amphibianproductions.org for sides.

AUDITION SIDES

Initial Auditions

Women:
Little Girl & Father Side, pp. 7-8
First Line: Top of play through
Last Line: Joan Rivers?

Men:
Choose either Gavin or Arnold-Gunther

Gavin & Amelia Side, pp. 21-23
First Line: GAVIN: “Amelia, I don’t understand…”
Last Line: AMELIA: “Yes. It was my mother’s. It was the thing about her my father loved most.”

Arnold-Gunther & Gavin Side pp. 31-32
First Line: ARNOLD-GUNTHER: “Hey, Tommy Englander…”
Last Line: ARNOLD-GUNTHER: “My dearest darling Gavin-“

Callbacks

Amelia
Gavin and Amelia Side, pp. 21-23
First Line: GAVIN: “Amelia, I don’t understand…”
Last Line: AMELIA: “Yes. It was my mother’s. It was the thing about her my father loved most.”

Gavin
Gavin & Amelia Side, pp. 21-23 (Same as initial audition.)
First Line: GAVIN: “Amelia, I don’t understand…”
Last Line: AMELIA: “Yes. It was my mother’s. It was the thing about her my father loved most.”
and
Crazy Beggar (Kent) & Gavin, pp. 49-50
First Line: GAVIN: “You there, beggar…”
Last Line: GAVIN: “I’m too late!”

Crazy Beggar
Crazy Beggar (Kent) & Gavin, pp. 49-50
First Line: GAVIN: “You there, beggar…”
Last Line: GAVIN: “I’m too late!”

ABOUT THE PLAY:

A father weaves a magical tale for his daughter to justify his unlicensed plastic surgery practice, tracing the origins of cosmetic surgery to craftsmen in medieval Europe. The hero of this tale is Gavin, a young orphan rescued from the Ivanhoe Workhouse for Criminally Impoverished Boys when he is apprenticed with the local Nosemaker. Gavin becomes one of the finest surgeons in Vienna, using innovative skin grafting techniques and cutting-edge alchemy, but when he is unable to help a powerful and mutilated knight recently returned from the crusades, he finds his feet over the fire… literally.
“Boisterous intelligence that can’t be contained… Infectious.” – Time Out New York

ABOUT THE DIRECTOR:

David A. Miller (Director) is a NYC-based director, playwright and educator. His previous award-winning productions with Amphibian include Wittenberg, Guttenberg! The Musical! and Below the Belt. In New York he has worked with Prospect Theater Company, Strange Sun Theatre, Vital Theatre, and The Artful Conspirators (Artistic Director), among others. David teaches performance at Bloomsburg University. MFA, Rutgers University. Drama League Directing Fellow. www.mrdavidamiller.com

ABOUT AMPHIBIAN STAGE PRODUCTIONS:

Amphibian Stage Productions is a non-profit theatre company founded in 2000 by three alumni of TCU's Department of Theatre who strive to produce innovative and engaging works of theatre that challenge the way we see the world around us. Now in its fourteenth season, Amphibian has produced numerous groundbreaking and challenging plays (some regional premieres, others US or world premieres) that foster a deeper understanding of ourselves as members of the global community. The company is widely recognized for its stylistically and thematically varied scripts.

Committed to nurturing young and diverse audiences, Amphibian has developed a strong internship program, a summer acting workshop for teens, and a dynamic outreach project, Tad-Poles, that is steadily increasing the company’s visibility and following. The group travels to schools and community centers, performing and spreading a message of multicultural collaboration and tolerance.

Amphibian is generously funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, Texas Commission on the Arts, the Arts Council of Fort Worth and Tarrant County, Ann L. & Carol Greene Rhodes Charitable Trust, Amon G. Carter Foundation, The Ryan Foundation, Alcon Foundation, Pangburn Foundation, William E. Scott Foundation, Wells Fargo Bank, Berlene T. and Jarrell R. Milburn, Mrs. Betty J. Sanders, the Hattie Mae Lesley Foundation, Out of Nowhere - Website Design, Bates Container, Pier 1 Imports, and the Devonian Society, a group of Amphibian’s devoted donors who are proud to be the force behind nurturing the next generation of artists and audiences.