The Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company (BETC) is pleased to announce auditions for three shows in the 2013 portion of our upcoming season.
Auditions will be held on September 10, 2012, at the Dairy Center for the Arts, 2590 Walnut Street in Boulder. Actors will be seen from 3:00 -9:00 p.m.
BETC will consider non-union and AEA actors for all three shows. AEA actors are hired on a Special Agreement contract.
All actors must prepare two contrasting monologues totaling no more than 2 minutes. Callbacks will be held individually for each show and will be announced at a later date.
In order to be considered, please submit your digital headshot and resume toCasting@BETC.org. Please include any time restrictions you have the day of auditions. All submissions will be reviewed by the producers and directors. After reviewing the submissions, actors will be invited to audition. Due to time constraints, we may not be able to accommodate everyone.
Please see descriptions below for show information and available roles.
Thanks for your interest in BETC!
By Michael Hollinger
Rehearsal begins approximately January 2nd
Preview January 31st
February 1st - 16th
Novelist Franklin Woolsey dies mid-sentence, but his secretary Myra continues to take dictation. Attacked by skeptics, the press, and Woolsey's jealous widow, Myra sets out to prove she is more than just an artful forger. Is she trying to steal Woolsey's legacy or does she truly posses a gift born from a relationship that transcends the professional? An unusual romance blooms from the creative process as Ghost-Writer walks the fine line between fact and fiction.
Myra: 30s-early 40s. A professional typist and a serious, strong-minded, passionate woman. Approaching "spinsterhood" in her culture, but still vivacious and attractive.
Woolsey: 50s - early 60s. A famous novelist. Somewhat dry and taciturn, but a master of words and images. Still a romantic figure, as much for his mind as for his appearance.
Mrs. Woolsey: Same as Woolsey or perhaps a bit younger. Somewhat suspicious and controlling, Woolsey's wife is jealous of his gift and the relationship he forms with Myra.
THE OTHER PLACE
By Sharr White
Rehearsal begins approximately February 18th
Preview March 21st
Runs March 22nd - April 6th
Dr. Juliana Smithton has it all: career, family, fame. But just as her research leads to a potential breakthrough, her life takes a disorienting turn. What starts as merely an "episode" ends in a revelation. One step at a time, the mystery of The Other Place unravels as contradictory evidence, blurred truth and fragmented memories collide in a cottage on the windswept shores of Cape Cod.
Dr. Juliana Smithton: Early 50's. An attractive, successful professional woman at the height of her career. Sharp witted and razor-tongued. Despite her strong exterior, she has many doubts and shadows in her past. A tour de force role.
Ian Smithton: Similar age to Juliana. Also a highly successful doctor. Intelligent and thoughtful, rattled by the changes occurring in his wife.
The Woman: 20s - 30s. Plays a variety of roles including the Smithton's daughter and Juliana's doctor. Versatile and able to strongly differentiate characters.
The Man: 20s - 30s, plays a variety of roles including the Smithton's son-in-law and a technician. Versatile and able to strongly differentiate characters.
BACH AT LEIPZIG
By Itamar Moses
Rehearsal begins approximately April 1
Preview May 2nd
Runs May 3rd - 18th
The "greatest organist in all of Germany" suddenly dies, leaving his post vacant. In order to fill the position, the Leipzig city council invites a small number of musicians to audition for the appointment, including a young Johann Sebastian Bach. Based on actual events, Bach at Leipzig imagines with hilarious wit and uncommon intelligence how six little-known musicians resorted to bribery, blackmail, and betrayal in an attempt to secure the most coveted musical post in all of Europe. A six-part harmony of music and mayhem!
7 Male parts, aged 20s - 60s. Each actor plays a famous organist vying for the most coveted post in German music. All actors must have strong aptitude with elevated language, have excellent comic timing and ability, comic physical skills, and be able to play a role in tightly knit ensemble.