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.

CASTING NOTICE (2 notices -see below)

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

TIME STANDS STILL
By Donald Marguiles
Director: Mary Catherine Burke
Contract: AEA SPT 3 / non AEA
First Rehearsal: February 3, 2015
Opening: February 26, 2015
Closing: March 22, 2015
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: Saturday, September 6, 2014 from 10:00am – 6:00pm
Sunday, September 7, 2014 from 4:00pm – 9:00pm
Callbacks: Monday, September 8, 2013 from 4:00pm – 9:00pm
at Amphibian Stage Productions – 120 South Main, Fort Worth, TX 76104
Please email vanessa@amphibianproductions.org for an audition time.

WHAT TO PREPARE:
Please prepare one brief comedic monologue and one brief dramatic monologue. As auditions approach our staff may contact you to prepare sides from the script in addition to your monologues.

Seeking:

Sarah Goodwin: 30’s-40’s. A Photojournalist. Cagey and delightfully witty with dry sense of humor. Views sentimentality as weakness but secretly feels things very deeply. Uses her lens to convey her emotion. It is how she feels things. Always roots for the underdog but hates being infirmed because she currently is the underdog. Reeling from a heart ache and unable to put things in to the proper context in her current context of a comfortable American life. She flirts with the idea of living a normal life and burying the past in order not to have to deal with the emotions of it. Think Beatrice from Much Ado meets Darlene from Roseanne if Darlene grew up to be a photojournalist in war zones.

James Dodd: 30’s-40’s. A writer. Flirted with the same addiction to danger as Sarah but a near death experience has changed him. He wants normalcy. He is happy to be the wind beneath Sarah’s wings and let her be the star. He knows how phenomenally talented she is and loves her for it. He gets Sarah. He rarely takes her personally and instead finds great delight in how he can anticipate her moods and needs. During the play however, he learns to think of his big picture, and put his needs for the future first. A classic –nice guy.

Richard Ehrlich: 40-50’s. A photo editor. Smart, funny, adept at handling personalities. Constantly in rooms full of vast wealth (which he himself has some of – not as much as others- but enough). He moves seamlessly between artist and funder. All his middle aged male friends covet his life. In the play he functions as the ultimate peace keeper. He’s part of their family. They all get along because they all have the same amount of hunger- his is just directed in more traditional, less dangerous directions. A connoisseur of excellence, he has a great eye and exceptional taste- in art and people.

Mandy Bloom - 20--30's. Mandy is beautiful and surprising. She's not afraid of much in life, including admitting what she doesn't know. She's a bit of a fish out of water with these intelligencia but she has her own value system and doesn't get thrown off. She feels everything but she chooses not to live in dark emotions for that long. She chooses to have a joyful life and is infectious to those around her and effects a deep change in them. Should not be played as vapid- should be played as caring, with a strong sense of justice.

ABOUT THE PLAY:

The play focuses on Sarah and James, a photojournalist and a foreign correspondent trying to find happiness in a world that seems to have gone crazy. Theirs is a partnership based on telling the toughest stories, and together, making a difference. But when their own story takes a sudden turn, the adventurous couple confronts the prospect of a more conventional life.

ABOUT THE DIRECTOR:

Mary Catherine Burke has been an Artistic Director, Associate Producer and Freelance Director for over a decade. She was a producing associate at Vital Theatre Company for a year before serving as the Artistic Director of Millbrook Playhouse in PA where she produced 38 shows in three years directing ten of them and commissioning two. She has recently joined The New York Musical Theatre Festival as their Director of Programming. This is her second time directing Steven Dietz's work, she directed September Call Up, an original ten-minute play for Mile Square Theatre in Hoboken, NJ. She has also directed at 59E59th, The Flea, Interlakes Theatre (NH), The Fringe Festival and Fringe Encores, *Winner of Best Ensemble, The Celebrity 24 Hour Plays at The American Airlines Theatre, HERE, ARS NOVA and EST’s Octoberfest, and The New York Music Theatre Festival, as well as NYU, Atlantic Theatre Company Theatre School and Columbia University. She has assistant directed on Broadway, off-Broadway and regionally. She is a graduate of SMU, member of Lincoln Center Directors Lab, Drama League Fall Fellow, and SDC. www.marykateburke.com

CASTING NOTICE

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

A PUBLIC READING OF AN UNPRODUCED SCREENPLAY ABOUT THE DEATH OF WALT DISNEY
By Lucas Hnath
Director: Mary Catherine Burke
Contract: AEA SPT 3 / non AEA
First Rehearsal: December 5, 2014
Opening: December 7, 2014
Closing: December 8, 2014
Performances Sunday at 2pm, Monday at 7pm
Additional performances may be added
Rehearsals and performances held at:

Amphibian Stage Productions
120 South Main Street
Fort Worth, TX 76104

Audition: Saturday, September 6, 2014 from 10:00am – 6:00pm
                Sunday, September 7, 2014 from 4:00pm – 9:00pm
Callbacks: Monday, September 8, 2013 from 4:00pm – 9:00pm
at Amphibian Stage Productions – 120 South Main, Fort Worth, TX 76104
Please email vanessa@amphibianproductions.org for an audition time.

WHAT TO PREPARE:

Please prepare one brief comedic monologue and one brief dramatic monologue. As auditions approach our staff may contact you to prepare sides from the script in addition to your monologues.

Seeking:

Walt- Walt Disney- 40-60's. Larger than life. Deity complex. The ultimate manipulator who knows how to get what he wants and will stop at nothing to get it. Must be energy personified, even if he is weak and scared, he knows how to use those emotions to his advantage to get what he needs out of a situation. The appearance of his legacy is everything to him. A dynamo with an innate sense of action.

Roy- Walt's brother. 40-60's. Smart. Deft politician. Feels things deeply but is so used to playing 2nd fiddle that he doesn't give his emotions and needs their proper weight. He would do anything for Walt, including things he doesn't necessarily agree with. A family man who's time is torn between his own happiness with his wife and family and his brother Walt's happiness.

Daughter- Kind. Smart. A good person. Would have traded in some of the fame for some time with her dad, with whom she has an odd and strained relationship with. More in tune to him than she'd care to admit to herself because that means she has the same relentless need to be right. Wants to have a successful husband but isn't willing to pay the cost.

Ron Miller- Daughter’s husband. Begins the play as a kind, lovable fella, but not the brightest bulb. He would do anything to make his wife happy, including working for Walt. Once he gets a taste of Walt's approval - he would do anything to keep it. An utter convert, who follows through on any job. The muscle.

ABOUT THE PLAY:

Walt Disney is going to read you a screenplay he wrote. A screenplay about a city he’s going to build that will change the world. A screenplay about his vision and those who stand in its way. A screenplay about his last days on earth. In Lucas Hnath’s searing portrayal of the filmmaking legend, the dark side of Disney emerges as we see the true price of achieving the American Dream.

“A devastating portrait of a man for whom make-believe was more real than reality itself.” – New York Post

ABOUT THE DIRECTOR:

Mary Catherine Burke has been an Artistic Director, Associate Producer and Freelance Director for over a decade. She was a producing associate at Vital Theatre Company for a year before serving as the Artistic Director of Millbrook Playhouse in PA where she produced 38 shows in three years directing ten of them and commissioning two. She has recently joined The New York Musical Theatre Festival as their Director of Programming. This is her second time directing Steven Dietz's work, she directed September Call Up, an original ten-minute play for Mile Square Theatre in Hoboken, NJ. She has also directed at 59E59th, The Flea, Interlakes Theatre (NH), The Fringe Festival and Fringe Encores, *Winner of Best Ensemble, The Celebrity 24 Hour Plays at The American Airlines Theatre, HERE, ARS NOVA and EST’s Octoberfest, and The New York Music Theatre Festival, as well as NYU, Atlantic Theatre Company Theatre School and Columbia University. She has assistant directed on Broadway, off-Broadway and regionally. She is a graduate of SMU, member of Lincoln Center Directors Lab, Drama League Fall Fellow, and SDC. www.marykateburke.com