Tennessee Shakespeare Company
Memphis Equity and Non-Equity Auditions

in partnership with the University of Memphis’ School of Theatre and Dance (Memphis, TN)
and Theatrical Rights Worldwide (NYC)

All productions are AEA (SPT7)

2015 Titles and Production Dates:
A Midsummer Night’s Dream: May 4 – June 21, 2015

Showcase Memphis: Musical Works in Progress, produced by NYC’s Theatrical Rights Worldwide:
Musical #1 TBA: May 18-23, 2015
Midsummer Night: June 22-27, 2015 (based on Shakespeare’s play)
Musical #2 TBA: August 10-15, 2015

Call Types:

A Midsummer Night’s Dream: Non-Equity and Equity Auditions for male and female actors.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream: Non-Equity assistant stage manager interviews.

Showcase Memphis: Non-Equity and Equity Auditions for singers who can read music and harmonize quickly for performance readings. These readings are of developing new works by NYC and Broadway composers/lyricists.

Dates of Auditions/Interviews:

Monday, March 16
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
No video submissions, please.

Location:
St. George’s Episcopal Church
2425 S. Germantown Road
Germantown, TN 38138
Activity Center (park in west parking lot and enter through closest door)

Time:
To request a 5-minute appointment, e-mail Company Manager Harvey Kay at [email protected] Performers without access to e-mail may call Harvey at 901-759-0620 by phone Thursday – Friday from 9:30 am – Noon (CST). The deadline for requesting an appointment is 5:00 PM on Friday, March 13.

Personnel:
Producing Artistic Director Dan McCleary (at auditions) will run audition; Dream director Stephanie Shine; Showcase Memphis director Frank Bluestein. A monitor will be provided for check-in. A pianist and piano will be provided for musical accompaniment.

Preparation:
For Midsummer Night’s Dream actors:

Prepare at least one Shakespeare verse piece and one piece (without profanity) that you are comfortable with from any playwright, totaling not more than three minutes. Also be prepared to move/dance and to sing without accompaniment. Pieces from Midsummer Night’s Dream are acceptable. Bring photo/resume, stapled back-to-back; and any scheduling conflicts for the listed production schedule.

For Midsummer Night’s Dream assistant stage managers:
E-mail your cover letter, resume, references directly to Dan McCleary by March 13 at [email protected] You will then be contacted if an in-person interview is needed.

For all Showcase Memphis readings:
Prepare two contrasting songs lasting not more than three minutes. Please be prepared to talk about your ability to learn music quickly, and to sight-read music. Bring your sheet music, plus photo/resume, stapled back-to-back; and any scheduling conflicts for the listed production schedules.

Contracts:
Midsummer Night’s Dream:
Non-AEA Actor Salary ($300/wk) plus light production assistant duties.
AEA Actor Salary ($462/wk).
Non-AEA Asst. Stage Manager Salary ($400/wk).

Showcase Memphis:
Non-AEA Salary ($300/wk) plus light production assistant duties.
AEA Salary ($462/wk).