SPARC’s New Voices for the Theater is holding a casting call for STUDENT actors

By | June 14, 2020

SPARC’s New Voices for the Theater is holding a casting call for STUDENT actors. Please note that these are volunteer positions open to current high school and college students.

As announced previously, the 2020 New Voices for the Theater Festival of New Works will be going to an online platform this summer in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Program director, Heather Falks, along with our festival directors are in the process of assembling our festival company who will bring the eight winning New Voices plays to the virtual stage! If interested, you may email your information and direct any questions regarding these opportunities to our program director, Heather Falks, at hfalks@sparcrichmond.org.

***The deadline to submit is Friday, June 19****. Please note that these are volunteer positions open to current high school and college students.

1. Share your full contact information: Name, Date of Birth, Email, Phone Number
2. Note which rehearsal time you prefer (3pm-5pm or 7pm-9pm).
3. Resume
4. Headshot or current photo

SCHEDULE
Sunday, July 5 – Saturday, July 11

Sunday, July 5
3pm-4pm virtual meet up with Student Playwrights, Directors, Student Stage Managers

Monday, July 6 – Thursday, July 9
3pm-5pm Plays 1-4 Zoom Rehearsals
7pm-9pm Plays 5-8 Zoom Rehearsals

Friday, July 10
Festival of New Works
1 Boys Like Us
2 Featherweight
3 Blood Architect
4 Red Butterfly

Festival of New Works Plays 1& 2
3-5pm time frame to tech and Zoom record the readings
Festival of New Works Plays 3 & 4
6-8pm time frame to tech and Zoom record the readings

Saturday, July 11
Festival of New Works
5 An Awkward Mess
6 Forgetting
7 Shattered Eclipse
8 Imagine

Festival of New Works Plays 5 & 6
3-5pm time frame to tech and Zoom record the readings

Festival of New Works Plays 7 & 8
6-8pm time frame to tech and Zoom record the readings

Festival to be released online at a later date.

***SPARC is thrilled to announce that New Voices for the Theater will be moving forward this summer for the 31st annual Festival of New Works

As always, SPARC is dedicated to providing our New Voices student playwrights with a meaningful educational experience. While this year the program will look a little different, we are still committed to excellence.

Historically, New Voices student playwrights come to Richmond for a two week intensive residency, where they live, work and play together. Unfortunately, this year we cannot physically come together due to COVID-19, but we are not going to let that stop us from taking the program and festival online. As they say, the show must go on!

This summer, New Voices’ 2020 Playwright-in-Residence, Jami Brandli, will conduct online playwriting workshops and will work individually with eight student playwrights in developing their plays. Their work will prepare them for the second phase of the program, where professional directors will use a virtual rehearsal room to guide an ensemble in a reading of the student playwrights’ plays for the 31st annual Festival of New Works.

New Voices for the Theater is made possible by a grant from:

E. RHODES AND LEONA B. CARPENTER FOUNDATION

Additional support provided by:

Community Foundation for a greater Richmond, Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation, R.E.B. Foundation, Virginia Commission for Arts, and The National Endowment for the Arts

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