Playhouse Volunteer Appreciation Party

Our tent season has been a rousing success. We have survived hail, rain, and heat. Actually, we have thrived this past year! And except for a “break” last spring, we have continuously produced theatre all season long. We were able to do it because of you! So now we invite you to a party as our honored guest.

Playhouse Volunteer Appreciation Party

5:30-7:00 PM
Wednesday, July 28
in the event tent at The Playhouse

Our menu, catered by Great Caterers of Iowa, will include grilled meat and grilled veggies, summer side dishes, cold sweet treats, and beer and soda. Come as you are: nothing formal, just good food and good fellowship under the big top!

Yes, the party, food, and drink are free, but we are asking for RSVPs to help us plan better.

Please come! We want to say think you for ALL that you do for The Playhouse. As a special bonus, we will have giveaways throughout the party!

The Playhouse encourages performers of any race, ethnicity, gender, age, or other personal differentiations to audition for its plays. Where specific casting demands are not indicated by the playwright, any performer is encouraged to audition for any role.

 

2021-22 Season cast needs and audition process information yet to come. Dates subject to change.

You can sign up to receive an audition notice via email by clicking here and choosing Volunteer Updates: Audition Notices (acting).

Monday, Aug 02, 6:00 pm

Performance Dates: Sep. 11-Sep. 11, 2021

Cast Needs: 10-15 youths ages 13-18B, 10-15 youths ages 13-18G,

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Monday, Aug 02, 6:00 pm

Performance Dates: Nov. 01-Sep. 14, 2021

Cast Needs: 15-20 youths ages 13-18B, 15-20 youths ages 13-18G,

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Monday, Aug 23, 6:00 pm

Performance Dates: Oct. 15-Oct. 23, 2021

Cast Needs: TBD M, TBD W,

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Monday, Sep 13, 6:00 pm

Performance Dates: Nov. 05-Nov. 14, 2021

Cast Needs: TBD M, TBD W, TBD B, TBD G,

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Saturday, Oct 02, 6:00 pm

Performance Dates: Dec. 03-Dec. 19, 2021

Cast Needs: TBD M, TBD W, 2B, 5G, Ensemble M & W

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Monday, Nov 15, 6:00 pm

Performance Dates: Jan. 07-Jan. 23, 2022

Cast Needs: TBD M, TBD W, TBD B, TBD G,

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Monday, Dec 13, 6:00 pm

Performance Dates: Feb. 04-Feb. 20, 2022

Cast Needs: TBD M, TBD W,

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Monday, Jan 10, 6:00 pm

Performance Dates: Mar. 04-Mar. 20, 2022

Cast Needs: TBD M, TBD W, TBD B, TBD G,

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Monday, Jan 24, 6:00 pm

Performance Dates: Mar. 25-Apr. 10, 2022

Cast Needs: TBD M, TBD W, 2B, Ensemble M & W

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Monday, Feb 21, 6:00 pm

Performance Dates: Apr. 22-May. 08, 2022

Cast Needs: TBD M, TBD W, TBD B, TBD G,

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Monday, Apr 04, 6:00 pm

Performance Dates: Jun. 03-Jun. 19, 2022

Cast Needs: TBD M, TBD W,

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Monday, May 02, 6:00 pm

Performance Dates: Jul. 08-Jul. 31, 2022

Cast Needs: TBD M, TBD W, TBD B, TBD G, Ensemble B & G, Ensemble M & W

Audition Details

2021-22 Season Audition Process

Details and links to Casting Manager will be posted soon.

Anyone can sign up for an audition by clicking the Sign Up for an Audition link within each show’s details. The link will take you to Casting Manager where you can create a profile, fill in your information, submit your conflicts, and sign up for an audition time. You are also welcome to fill out the Casting Manager form at The Playhouse on the day of auditions as a walk-up. Our audition crew will help you get signed in with Casting Manager if you need assistance. (You will have an earlier audition time and a shorter wait if you sign up online in advance, and we strongly encourage this.) If you need assistance with an online form for any reason, please contact Katy Merriman, artistic director, at 515.974.5354.

Those auditioning for musicals (*) must bring a prepared solo. An accompanist will be provided, as well as the ability to play an accompaniment track from an iPhone or similar device.

If you are unable to attend auditions in person, you may submit an audition video by 6 pm on the date of your audition. Casting Manager will provide details on what you should prepare and record for your video audition. A few tips for filming:

  1. Use a smartphone or tablet to film your audition. If you don’t have access to a device to film, please reach out to Playhouse artistic director Katy Merriman for assistance. If you have a friend who can film and be a reading partner, that is great! If not, prop the device on a stack of books or something similar and take a test video to make sure you are in the frame.
  2. State your name and the part you are auditioning for at stage volume and clarity at the beginning of your video. If you can do this separately and then film your readings in separate takes, that is best as you can take time to get into character.
  3. Please film in a tight to medium frame from the chest up. Choose a quiet room with a neutral background and good lighting that doesn’t cast shadows in your video.
  4. Please choose a reading partner to read the lines that are not your character’s for your filming. The most important part of your partner’s reading is that you can hear them and we can see your response in your video. They do not need to be on camera.
  5. Enjoy yourself, don’t look directly into the camera, and don’t stress! If you can memorize the scenes, that is great. If you are holding a script, that’s okay too. Prepare by knowing the story, who you are in the play, and what is happening in the scene, but don’t spend hours and hours doing multiple takes and stressing about the video. Save yourself time by doing your actor homework before you film.

Anyone who ever wanted to act, from an individual with no experience to the most seasoned actor, is welcome on our stage.

Questions about auditions should be directed to Playhouse artistic director Katy Merriman, 515.974.5354.

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