Local theater companies to host open auditions Sunday
January 30, 2014
LeGacy Productions, Little Players, Quest Theaterworks and Synthetic Unlimited have joined forces for a new annual event — an open audition. Many of Nevada County's directors will be on hand to see who is available for more than 20 productions in 2014.
Performers will have four minutes to sing, dance, deliver a monologue or otherwise strut their stuff.
The producers will get some general information and then call people back for more role-specific auditions if they are right for a role.
Whether people are seasoned veterans or just want to get involved in local theater, organizers say this is an opportunity to be known to local producers and directors.
Open auditions will be by appointment from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday at the Quest Theaterworks studios, 535 E. Main St. in Grass Valley.
"The theater community is sometimes perceived as a closed loop," said Quest Theaterworks Artistic Director Scott Ewing.
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"So, I asked all the local theater producers if we could come together for an open audition. The idea is that we will see some new talent and perhaps rehydrate some folks who want to get back in the game.
"Also, we are always excited to see young people who want to get involved. Being involved with theater, whether backstage, on stage or on the producing team, we get to learn a lot about teamwork, independence, interdependence and interconnectedness. I often say that there is no greater avenue for learning about life than in the theater.
"Some people point to sports as a great way to learn about teamwork. But I think theater is where it's at. We have to hit a home run at every at bat. Imagine if we only delivered 40 percent of our lines! Theater is great life prep and being involved is way more enriching than watching TV in the evenings. Come on out and play with us. There is no experience required."
For information or to set an appointment time, 530-366-5888. Anyone interested should bring a head-shot.