Auditions

 

FOR ACTORS

 

Auditions coming up: March 8th and 11th at 7:00 pm (note date change due to expected snow for 3/7)*

“Third” by Amy Wasserstein.

Eastbound Theatre, a division of the Milford Arts Council, announces auditions for the final show of its 24th season, the compelling and complex Third, by Wendy Wasserstein, directed by Nancy A. Herman.

Performances will be June 1st through June 17th, 2018.

Auditions will be held on March 7th and 8th, 2018 at 7:00 pm at the Milford Center for the Arts (40 Railroad Avenue South). Additionally, interested actors who may be unable to attend those audition times should contact the Director at nahshell33@aol.com to set up an alternate time.

Roles are available for 2 Men (aged 20s to 80s) and 3 Woman (aged 20s to 50s). Actors will be asked to read sides from the script. Actors interested in reviewing the script in advance should contact the Director at nahshell33@aol.com.

Synopsis:

Third by Wendy Wasserstein takes place at a small, liberal arts college during one academic year. The story focuses on Laurie Jameson, a professor who has made her name teaching feminist literary criticism, and whose life and fundamental assumptions are challenged when Woodson Bull III – a polite, white, male student from the mid-west – shows up in her class. The professor and the student have deeply divergent personal and political views, and because of these differences, the professor finds it hard to believe that the student has written the sophisticated essay on King Lear for which he claims authorship. Posing thoughtful questions about stereotyping and identity politics, the play also explores generational and family issues as Jameson encounters personal struggles with her rebellious daughter, her distant husband, and her aging father.
Third is the final play written by Wendy Wasserstein, a much-heralded Pulitzer prize-winning playwright whose works include The Heidi Chronicles, Isn’t it Romantic, The Sisters Rosensweig, and others. In Third there are no outright good or bad characters, but just richly drawn, complex individuals who are grappling with the vicissitudes of life.

Roles Available:

Laurie Jameson: an attractive woman in her 50’s. Very confident, articulate, powerful.
Emily Imbrie: Jameson’s college-age daughter
Nancy Gordon: a colleague of Jameson’s; mid-40’s to mid-50’s. Battling cancer.
Woodson Bull, III: athletic, preppy-looking, boyish young man about 20 years old
Jack Jameson: Laurie’s father who has Alzheimers. 75 – 85 years of age.

Feel free to email the director at nahshell33@aol.com with any questions regarding the roles, rehearsal schedules, etc.

For more information contact the Milford Arts Council at 203-878-6647.

 

FOR DIRECTORS

 

Call for Directors, Eastbound Theatre, Season 25!

Eastbound Theatre in Milford, CT is beginning the process of selecting plays for our 25th season. We welcome you to submit a proposal to direct for the 2018/2019 season.

Eastbound is a community theater with no professional affiliations. Members of professional theatrical unions should consult their guidelines regarding restrictions.

A division of the Milford Arts Council, EBT produces three main stage productions each season, each running for 3 weekends. Eastbound performs at the Milford Center for the Arts in downtown Milford, with proscenium stage, computerized light board and audience seating capacity of between 75 and 100, with both cabaret and traditional seating arrangements.

Eastbound welcomes all genres of shows, in either suggested black box sets or literal staging. We welcome classic and contemporary comedies, mysteries, thrillers, dramas and (with careful planning) the occasional small scale musical.

Please send us a list of the plays you wish to direct (including cast size/breakdown, a brief synopsis, and technical requirements) that would work in our space, along with your performance time slot preference(s). Generally, each director submits 3-5 possibilities, with a mix of comedies, dramas and others for a balanced season.

Please give us a synopsis that reflects your particular vision for the show, rather than what is listed on the publisher’s website. We like to know what excites you about the projects you choose.

The performance time slots are:

Slot 1: Late September/October, 2018
Slot 2: February, 2019
Slot 3: June, 2019

Deadline for submissions is April 1, 2018. You may submit via email to ebtmac@gmail.com or by regular mail:

Eastbound Theatre
EBT25 Directors
Milford Arts Council
40 Railroad Avenue South
Milford, CT 06460

The EBT Selection Committee looks forward to hearing from you and reviewing your proposal for our upcoming season!

NOTE: For musicals, please indicate potential musical director, choreographer, number of musicians and estimated costs if known.