HMS Pinafore - Showing the Set
Thursday, November 20, 2014
To be Hamlet, or not to be
Auditions for Hamlet (only)
ACT (a community theatre) is looking ahead to its fourth, late-summer offering of Shakespeare in Stratford’s Cotton Park. After successful runs of Macbeth, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Much Ado About Nothing, the company intends to mount the most famous play of them all, Hamlet – with the proviso that a suitable actor be found for the vital central role. Auditions for the role of Hamlet only will be held throughout December. Interested men, age 18-35, should email the producer for an appointment (email@example.com). The director is Terry Pratt and the Stage Manager is Sharon MacDonald. The play will be done with 8 actors in total, and will run as matinees on two weekends: August 29-30 and September 5-7 (Labour Day).
Friday, November 14, 2014
Plays in search of performance
Playwrights looking for performers for the 2015 Community Theatre Festival
Fresh from ACT’s highly successful ‘Plays in a Day’ experience (November 8th), at least two of the participating playwrights have given an enthusiastic indication that they want to enter plays in the 2015 Community Theatre Festival.
And now they’re looking for help to make it happen. In a twist on the famous Pirandello play (Six Characters in Search of an Author), here are two authors in search of not just characters, but an amateur team to put on a play.
Melissa Heald says she’s made it a mission this year to be part of the Festival. She has a one-act play which calls for one male and one female character. She’ll also be looking for a director for the play.
J.J. Steinfeld has a whole shelf-full of plays waiting to be put on, and he’d be glad to work with a group to pick one and get it performed in the Festival.
The annual PEI Community Theatre Festival will run through the afternoon of Saturday, March 7th, at the Carrefour in Charlottetown.
Interested? You can contact Melissa Heald at mheald @hollandcollege.com ... and J.J. Steinfeld at jjwriter @eastlink.ca.
You can find mini-bios on both playwrights in earlier entries (Oct 11 and Oct 16) on the ACT website.
Friday, November 07, 2014
Sixth Playwright Bio…
Plays in a Day, ACT’s November production, has six plays being written overnight tonight.
My apologies to Don Wright for not posting this earlier.
Don is the sixth playwright for Plays in a Day, (tomorrow, November 8!) and the bio he submitted is short and crisp:
Don Wright has extensive experience as an actor, director, producer, writer, broadcaster for CBC, voice-over for cartoons, and as Artistic Director of both the Victoria Playhouse and the Georgetown Theatre.