Friday, December 5, 2008

Auditions Announcement - Preliminary Information

Audition Information

As promised, January will bring another round of Open Auditions for the company. The next newsletter will have more comprehensive information on times and places (we’re still trying to confirm availability), but nonetheless I would like to toss out the information to you here and now so that you can begin to think about taking the plunge with us in 2009.

These auditions are divided into several categories, based on age, past experience with Grinder Productions, and the sort of shows you are interested in auditioning for.

General Auditions – These are open to newcomers to Grinder Productions of any age who have not auditioned for us before, or worked with us on a show. We will audition in age-divided groups of about ten people at a time, and these will be “cold-read” auditions – ie you will be given a monologue or partnered with someone else for a short scene and asked to deliver it. We’ll also play some theatre games to break the ice, and maybe an improvisation or two, so don’t worry if you don’t read well – there’s plenty of chances to show us what you can do! You will be auditioning for shows in the Fergus, Elora, Ennotville and Belwood 2009 – 2010 seasons.

Members Auditions – If you have auditioned for us before, or have been in a show with us then you can skip the open auditions and head straight to the members’ auditions. Again, we’ll be doing cold reads but anyone who wishes to do so can also bring a prepared piece, or bring a friend and present a short prepared scene. You will be auditioning for shows in the Fergus, Elora, Ennotville and Belwood 2009 – 2010 seasons.

Hopeless Romantics Auditions – For those of you looking for a greater challenge we will also be auditioning actors for the Hopeless Romantics touring shows. Now this is semi-professional work, you will be paid a small honourarium for each performance, so we’re going to expect more effort than at a typical Grinder audition. Participants must be at least 16 years of age, and have ready a 1-to-2 minute prepared monologue, preferably comedic and contemporary in nature. Musical theatre actors will be given the chance to sing and/or dance, so please bring any audition music on CD.

For all auditions, it is paramount for us to know your availability. The more clearly we understand when you are available the better the chances of us being able to find a way to get you involved.

More information to follow January, but anyone with specific questions can call 519-780-7593 or e-mail grinder@grinderproductions.org.

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