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Auditions for THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO THOMAS JEFFERSON, CHARLES DICKENS, AND COUNT LEO TOLSTOY: DISCORD

WHAT:       The Gospel According to Thomas Jefferson, Charles Dickens, 
                  
and Count Leo Tolstoy: Discord
                  
By Scott Carter

Discord takes the third U.S. President, the author of A Christmas Carol, and the author of War and Peace, locks them in a room with ‘no exit’, and has them hash out their views of scripture and the true meaning of existence. A blistering battle of wits from Scott Carter, this perceptive new comedy examines what happens when great men of history are forced to repeat it.  

WHO:         Directed by Emily Scott Banks

WHEN:       Saturday, December 10                   (2pm-6pm)
                  Callbacks: Sunday, December 11      (6pm-8pm)

WHERE:     Addison Theatre Centre Boardroom
                  15650 Addison Road
                  Addison, TX 75001

ROLES: Seeking 3 actors for the following roles:

Thomas Jefferson – Male, forties. Tall, handsome, mild-mannered, graceful. A soft Southern accent. Aloof yet engaged. Humorless yet good-humored. Even-tempered yet iron-willed. A visionary with blind spots. A political pro who thought himself above politics. A reason-worshipping son of the Enlightenment who was not immune to the prejudices of his day. He was, at once, Sherlock Holmes, Ashley Wilkes and Spock.

Charles Dickens – Male, forties. Compact, vibrant. Original ambition was to be an actor. Later, after establishing himself as a writer, he became a performer. Indeed, his life was a performance. He was a spurting, spewing volcano, a bursting supernova, a Big Bang, bow-wow man-child who was as eccentric as any of his characters. He was, at once, Cyrano de Bergerac, Émile Zola and Oscar Jaffe.

Count Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy – Male, forties. Both soldier and saint, high birth gave him a God-like panorama. A complex curmudgeon (of equal parts self-confidence, self-doubt, and self-loathing) who dreamed of a simple, peaceful world where all would obey him. He was, at once, Marcel Proust, J.D. Salinger and Yosemite Sam.

PERFORMANCE DATES:      April 14-May 7, 2017
REHEARSALS BEGIN:         March 27, 2017

OTHER:       
Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. Sides will be provided.
See 'Side A' below for download.
Audition appointment, headshot and resume are required.
Equity and Non-Equity roles are available.
Scripts are available for perusal at WTT Box Office (open Tues-Fri 12-6) and S.T.A.G.E.
These roles are local hire only.  No housing or travel can be provided.

TO BOOK AN AUDITION APPOINTMENT:
Email Kelsey Leigh Ervi at kervi@watertowertheatre.org OR call 972.450.6277.


 
Employment
Seeaking Part-Time After-School Teaching Artists

WaterTower Theatre (WTT) is now hiring part-time After-School Teaching Artists. The After-School Teaching Artists will direct WTT’s after-school theatre education programs at area elementary schools.

Specific job duties will include, but are not limited to:

  • Working with students ages 6 – 11
  • Creating the curriculum and lesson plan for the program
  • Teaching elements of basic theatre through games, art, and exercises
  • Developing scripts with students for end of semester performance

Days of the week vary depending on the school to which you are assigned. Typical hours are 3:00pm to 5:30pm, but can vary. This is a paid position (stipend per class, or a weekly stipend if teaching more than one class.)

The After School Teaching Artist will report directly to Kyle Eric Bradford, WTT Patron Services & Community Engagement Manager. 

This position requires a degree in Theatre Arts or equivalent, patience and experience working with children. Bi-lingual English and Spanish is a plus. Candidate must pass background check before classes begin.

Please send your resume and letter of interest to:

Kyle Eric Bradford
Patron Services & Community Engagement Manager
WaterTower Theatre
15650 Addison Road
Addison, TX 75001

or email to
kbradford@watertowertheatre.org

Please put in the e-mail subject line:  SUBMISSION FOR (NAME OF POSITION).

WaterTower Theatre is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and Minorities are encouraged and welcome to apply.

Seeking Overhire Carpenters, Electricians, Run Crew and Assistant Stage Manager

WaterTower Theatre, the professional theatre of Addison, Texas, seeks experienced theatre production personnel for part-time, overhire work in the above position. WTT produces plays and musicals year-round and will need overhire crew members for a few hours to a few weeks at a time throughout the year. All positions are paid and rates vary by position and experience. No housing or travel can be provided; local hires only, please.

Please send resume, contact information for three references and a cover letter stating your area of expertise to:

Caron Grant
Production Stage Manager
WaterTower Theatre
15650 Addison Rd
Addison, TX 75001

OR at the email cgrant@watertowertheatre.org.

Please put in the e-mail subject line:  SUBMISSION FOR (NAME OF POSITION).

WaterTower Theatre is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and Minorities are encouraged and welcome to apply. No phone calls. Email or mail submissions only, please.

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