Audition Information

2014-2015 BAG&BAGGAGE SEASON AUDITIONS ANNOUNCEMENT:

 

Bag&Baggage Productions is pleased to announce auditions for our seventh season of work in Hillsboro.

Auditions for the open roles will be held in Hillsboro at The Venetian Theatre, 253 E Main Street, on:

Sunday May 11, 2014 – 7:00pm – 10:00pm
Monday May 12, 2014 – 6:00pm – 10:00pm
Tuesday May 13, 2014 – 6:00pm – 10:00pm

To be considered for an audition slot, actors should have previous professional experience, access to reliable transportation (or ideally be an actor based in Washington County), and be available and willing to rehearse and perform in Hillsboro. To be considered for a role, auditioners must also be available for Callbacks on June 1, 2014. Please note: Bag&Baggage does not discriminate in casting based on race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identification or physical ability. At times, some roles require (by contract or plot) actors of a specific gender or ethnicity.

To be considered for an audition slot, please send an electronic resume (Word or PDF format) and small file headshot (JPG format), no later than Wednesday May 7th at 5:00pm to arianne@bagnbaggage.org.

Please also include your preference for an audition date and time and the show/role you wish to be considered for… (we are offering 15 minute slots for all auditioners…please indicate date and a range of times you would be available on that date).

We are not able to accommodate alternative audition times.  

Actors selected for auditions will be contacted to arrange an audition time based on availability. Depending on demand, we may not be able to offer all actors an audition slot. All actors should come prepared with two contrasting monologues and will likely be asked to do a cold read from one of the scripts. Please limit your audition pieces to a total of 2 minutes.

Roles not listed below have been precast.

All roles are paid ($600 – $750 depending on role).

PRODUCTION DETAILS/AVAILABLE ROLES

Arthur Miller’s The Crucible
Rehearsals: July 27 – September 3, 2014
Performances: September 4 – 28, 2014

Roles Available/Age Range:

Men

Revered Paris (35+)

Giles Corey (55+)

Judge Hawthorne (40+)

Hopkins (may be doubled) (35+)

Marshal Herrick (may be doubled) (45+)

Francis Nurse (55+)

Women

Tituba (25+) African American

Rebecca Nurse (55+)


Fredrick Knott’s Dial “M” For Murder
Rehearsals: September 8 – October 15, 2014
Performances: October 16 – November 2, 2014

Roles Available/Age Range:

Men:

Max Halliday (30+)

Captain Lesgate (30+)

Inspector Hubbard (30+)

Scott Palmer’s A Miracle on 43rd Street, based on A Miracle on 34th Street by Valentine Davies and George Seaton
Rehearsals: October 20 – November 27, 2014
Performances: November 28 – December 23, 2014

Roles Available/Age Range

Men:

Gilroy Gildersleeve (25+) – New York Police Detective with a passion for Broadway Musicals

Thomas T Tomlinson (30+) – Disgraced Hollywood movie star trying to make a comeback on radio

Women:

Felicia Fay Fitzpatrick (25+) – Broadway musical superstar guest starring on the radio program

NOTE: Interested actors should be prepared to showcase a wide range of accents, voices and voice styles indicating an ability to play multiple characters vocally

AUDITION ANNOUNCEMENT FOR HILLSBORO-AREA HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

THE CRUCIBLE by Arthur Miller

 

Bag&Baggage Productions, Hillsboro’s resident professional theatre, is thrilled to announce our first Professional Development Program for high school students who attend school at any of the four high schools in the Hillsboro School District. This program, funded in part by a generous grant from the Ritz Family Foundation, will provide up to 8 young women enrolled at Liberty, Century, Hilhi or Glenco High Schools with the chance to work alongside Bag&Baggage’s professional actors as paid members of the cast of our September 2014 production of Arthur Miller’s The Crucible. These young actors will receive acting coaching from Cassie Greer, a member of the B&B Resident Acting Company, and will perform The Crucible over the course of 4 weeks in September. In addition, up to four additional students will be hired as members of the production crew, developing skills in lighting, scenic design, set construction and stage management during the production.

HOW TO AUDITION:

First, Bag&Baggage is offering a free Audition Workshop for any high school student from Hillsboro who wants to learn more about how to audition for professional acting roles. The workshop is free and open to all students and will take place at The Venetian Theatre on Sunday, May 25th, from 10:30am – 11:30am. No registration is required; students should just arrive at The Venetian Theatre (253 E Main Street in Downtown Hillsboro) just before 10:30am to attend the workshop.

Second, interested female actors who will be either Juniors or Seniors during the 14-15 school year will be asked to apply for an audition slot either at the audition workshop or by email before June 1st. Auditions will take place in mid-June and will be scheduled with the applicants directly.

Roles available in the show are limited to young women for this year of the project. Young women of any background are welcome to audition and roles available include:

Sarah Good
Betty Paris
Susanna Walcott
Mercy Lewis
Mary Warren
Tituba (African or African American)

HOW TO APPLY FOR A CREW POSITION:

Any student who will be either a Junior or a Senior during the 14-15 school year can apply for one of the crew positions by submitting a short letter of interest to Bag&Baggage via email at info@bagnbaggage.org. In the letter, please identify what area of production you are interested in learning and what experience you have had working on theatrical productions with your school or other theatre groups. Interviews will be scheduled with applicants in mid-June. The deadline for submitting your letter of interest is June 1st.

WHAT ELSE DO YOU NEED TO KNOW?

  • Bag&Baggage is a professional theatre and pays all of our artists a regionally competitive wage. Actors and crew members who chosen for this Professional Development Project will be paid between $250 – $400 for their involvement, depending on role/time requirements
  • Rehearsals for The Crucible will take place over the summer so that they do not interfere with a student’s academic studies. Bag&Baggage usually rehearses on Sunday afternoons and Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday evenings.
  • All students who all selected for the program should have reliable transportation, be free and available for all rehearsals and performance dates and will be expected to perform their roles in a highly professional manner.
  • Parents and guardians are welcome to attend the audition workshop, the auditions and all rehearsals.
  • All rehearsals and performances will take place at The Venetian Theatre, located at 253 E Main Street in downtown Hillsboro. The Venetian is easily accessible by public transportation and there is a MAX stop within two blocks of the theatre.
  • Actors who are selected will receive dedicated acting training and coaching, including voice, movement and dialect coaching, from Cassie Greer, a member of the Resident Acting Company and accomplished professional actor and educator. This experience will be extremely valuable for students considering a career in the performing arts or who wish to go to college to student acting and theatre.
  • Students who are selected for crew positions will work closely with one of B&B’s professional designers or production team members, including Stage Manager, Costume Designer, Scenic Designer, Lighting Designer and Technical Director.
  • Rehearsals begin July 27th, 2014 and performances of The Crucible are from September 4 – 28, 2014.

Questions? Please contact Scott Palmer, Artistic Director at scott@bagnbaggage.org or Cassie Greer, Acting Coach, at cassie@bagnbaggage.org.

GENERAL AUDITION INFORMATION:

Bag&Baggage does not offer rolling general auditions for actors. We schedule specific auditions for specific shows. Auditions are held in Hillsboro Oregon, and when announced, will be by invitation only. Each actor granted an audition slot will be given a private audition with the director and production staff. To be considered for an audition slot, actors should have previous professional experience, access to reliable transportation (or ideally be an actor based in Washington County), and be available and willing to rehearse and perform in Hillsboro.

If you are interested in being considered for a future audition, check back to this page periodically for announcements and information regarding auditions. We also generally post audition announcements to sites such as PdxBackstage yahoo group,The Oregonian’s Call Board, and our Facebook fan page. Auditions generally require actors to come prepared with two contrasting monologues, not longer than 4 minutes total. Actors will also need to be able to communicate their schedules and any unavoidable conflicts with the rehearsal or production schedules.

Actors cast in a production will be offered a competitive wage, based on the role and production.

At this time, Bag&Baggage cannot offer contracts to members in good standing of Actors Equity Association and such members need not inquire regarding auditions.

Box Office Hours:
M/W/F 3:00pm-5:00pm and 1 hour prior to performances

Our Mailing Address/Main Performance Venue
350 E. Main St., Hillsboro, OR 97123

Phone: 503-345-9590

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