BANGOR — Penobscot Theatre Company, Acadia Repertory Theatre, and ImprovAcadia will hold jointly a general open call for union and nonunion actors aged 18 and older who wish to be considered for upcoming productions. Bangor Unified Auditions will take place 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 14, at Penobscot Theatre Company’s home at the Bangor Opera House, 131 Main St.
“This will be our second year hosting these joint auditions. Each of the three companies found the auditions to be extremely beneficial last year,” said Bari Newport, producing artistic director of Penobscot Theatre Company. “We were able to solve immediate casting challenges, and also able to meet some extraordinary people who will certainly solve challenges in the future. It’s just great to know who’s out there. We are holding the auditions earlier this year, so that the two summer companies have the opportunity to fill more positions locally.”
Penobscot Theatre Company welcomes will audition union and nonunion, local and nonlocal adult actors interested in being considered for PTC’s 2015-2016 season.
Additional auditions, including auditions for youth will be held May 16-17.
The upcoming season will include seven productions — four plays and three musicals. All types are encouraged to audition, whether PTC has seen you before or not. Male and female actor-musicians or musician-actors especially are encouraged to attend. Bring your musical instrument if possible.
ImprovAcadia seeks experienced improvisers for its 12th season. Located in Bar Harbor, ImprovAcadia is a seasonal short-form improvisational theater that offers shows seven days a week at the height of the season. It seeks improvisers with a minimum of two years of training and two years of stage experience. The audition will take place noon-1 p.m. Those wishing to be considered by ImprovAcadia should indicate their interest in the body of the email. Actors should bring three copies of stapled headshots and resumes to the audition and sheet music if they plan to sing. An accompanist will be provided. No a capella singing will be heard.
The Acadia Repertory Theatre has produced a four-play summer theater season on Mount Desert Island every year since 1973. Its programming includes a mixture of dramas, comedies and mysteries. It seeks male and female actors age 18 and up for positions in its 2015 season, which runs from late June until Labor Day weekend.
Actors wishing to be seen for positions at Penobscot Theatre Company and AcadiaRep should prepare two contemporary, contrasting monologues, no more than two minutes each. Singers may prepare 16 bars of an uptempo musical theater or rock song.
All positions at the three theaters are paid.
To schedule an audition time, actors should email firstname.lastname@example.org and write “UNIFIEDS” in the subject line. Within the body of the email, indicate if you intend to sing and if you will audition for ImprovAcadia. A confirmation email with designated audition time will follow. No phone calls will be taken.
Before the unified auditions, Penobscot Theatre Company will host an audition workshops Saturday, Jan. 24. The workshops will be taught by Amy Roeder, Penobscot Theatre’s director of education. In addition to teaching this workshop around the country, Roeder holds a master’s degree in fine arts from the University of Georgia and is a certified teacher with the National Michael Chekhov Association. The class will be a mock audition with Roeder providing constructive feedback on students’ work. The class will run 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and will be held at the Bangor Opera House. The cost is $25. Students choosing to participate only in the Jan. 24 class should come prepared with a memorized monologue. No experience is necessary. To register, call 947-6618 or email email@example.com.