Theatre Elision is seeking Equity and Non-Equity actor/singers for our 2018-2019 season (September – August). The season will include six productions requiring a wide variety of acting and singing styles. Strong vocal skills and parts singing are required for all shows.
NOTE TO AEA ACTORS: If audition slots are full, please email us at email@example.com to schedule an audition time. Please indicate your preferred day and approximate time of availability.
We are also starting a waiting list for non-union actors when audition slots for any day are full. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to be placed on a waiting list. Please indicate your preferred day and approximate time of availability.
ACTORS WHO HAVE PREVIOUSLY WORKED WITH THEATRE ELISION ARE WELCOME BUT NOT REQUIRED TO ATTEND OUR SEASON AUDITIONS. PLEASE EMAIL US AT email@example.com IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE CONSIDERED FOR CALLBACKS. LET US KNOW IF ANY SHOWS ARE OF PARTICULAR INTEREST AND PLEASE INCLUDE AN UPDATED RESUME AND HEADSHOT.
Saturday 6/2 - 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Monday 6/4 - 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Tuesday 6/5 - 6:00 – 9:00 pm
Callbacks: If needed, callbacks will be held separately for each show closer to the production dates.
Location: Murzyn Hall, 530 Mill St. NE, Columbia Heights, MN 55421. Park behind Murzyn Hall and enter that downstairs door.
Prepare: Bring headshot, resume and sheet music.
Each auditioner will have about two minutes to perform. Please bring in one 32-bar cut of a song, or two contrasting 16-bar cuts if you would like to show different vocal styles given the range of the season. Accompanist will be provided. Please highlight any musical instruments you can play proficiently.
Feel free to email us with any questions you may have. Actors who are unable to attend these auditions are welcome to submit video auditions to TheatreElision@gmail.com Actors of all ages, gender, abilities, races and ethnicities are welcome and encouraged to audition. Our budget cannot accommodate travel expenses or housing for out-of-town actors.
Theatre Elision operates under an AEA SPT Tier (1) contract. AEA Actors are paid $250 per week, and Non-Equity Actors are paid a stipend of between $500-700 depending on the role and the show. Total time commitment for each show will be between three and five weeks, with between 3 and 8 performances per show.
The 2018-2019 season includes:
Remembering Pins and Needles (fall) – Pins and Needles was a Broadway phenomenon, the longest-running show of its time and the only hit musical ever produced by a labor union. It was developed by the International Ladies Garment Workers Union in 1937, originally as amateur entertainment for and by their members. It became an unexpected and huge success with the cast eventually leaving their factory jobs and becoming part of Broadway history. Music by Harold Rome.
Seeking two female and two male singer/actors. Early Broadway-jazz style. All cast members will be offered AEA contracts.
Dave Malloy’s Ghost Quartet (fall)– a song cycle about love, death and whiskey by Dave Malloy returning by popular demand. A camera breaks and four friends drink in an interwoven tale spanning seven centuries, with a murderous sister, a treehouse astronomer, a bear, a subway, and the ghost of Thelonious Monk.
Seeking two female and two male singer/actors. Available cast members from last year’s production will be offered their roles, but we are auditioning for possible replacements. Please highlight whether you play guitar, mandolin, ukulele, cello and/or percussion.
Gone Missing (winter)– a wry and whimsical documentary musical by the NYC company, The Civilians, about things that go missing -- keys, personal identification, a Gucci pump...or one's mind. The show is a collection of very personal accounts of things lost and found, creating a unique tapestry of the ways in which we deal with and relate to loss in our lives. Music by Michael Friedman.
Seeking three female singer/actors (pop-style) and one singer/actor either male or female (strong skill in various dialects/legit singing in German and Spanish). Please highlight if you play guitar.
Sea Cabinet (spring)– a song cycle of linked songs about memory, obsession, love, and the sea by Gwyneth Herbert and Heidi James. A woman walks the beach alone, obsessively collecting every discarded and washed up object she finds. She takes them home to catalogue each one with the care and rigor of a scientist. Each item sings with the memory of a secret sea-set story. Written and performed in England, this will be the U.S. premiere of the work.
Seeking three female singer/actors. Music has a folk vibe and has been described as blending “Weimar cabaret and English music-hall stylings with disquieting touches of avant-garde jazz.” Please highlight whether you play ukulele, violin, accordion, clarinet, guitar (electric or acoustic).
Of Art and Artists (spring)- a celebration of art and the artists who create it. Using the poetry and words of Amy Lowell and music by several brilliant (and predominantly female) contemporary composers, the production takes the audience on an emotional journey exploring poetry, writing, music, theater, dance, visual art, nature, and the artists themselves.
Seeking four female and four male singer/actors. This production includes complex and difficult choral/a Capella works. Looking for very strong singers. Please highlight whether you are proficient at ukulele and/or percussion.
Ruthless! (summer)– returning by popular demand, the story of Tina, a precocious eight-year-old who knows she was born to play Pippi Longstocking in her school play, and will do anything to get the part, including murdering the leading lady!
Seeking six female singer/actors. Available cast members from last year’s production will be offered their roles, but we are auditioning for possible replacements.