Theatre Department Auditions

Spark Theatre Company and Lorain County Community College announce non-equity auditions for its upcoming production of “The Imaginators,” to be rehearsed safely and filmed for schools to use as a virtual field trip. Spark is seeking one performer and many other positions for this production.

 

Spark Theatre 4 youth

 

“The Imaginators,” by Dwayne Hartford is the story of three children and the power of imagination. Anne and Tim have just moved to a new town and struggle to make new friends. Through a new neighbor, the children discover their own strengths, the value of cooperation, and the unlimited power of their imaginations as they figure out how to defeat an imaginary monster. The play reminds children and adults alike never to lose their sense of play and creativity.

 

Available Roles

  • Actor (1)
    Seeking one actor to play the role of Nina’s older brother (or sister) who spends much of their time looking for Nina. Nina hides from her sibling, telling her new friends they are actually a monster in disguise. In the end, this character is a pretty normal older sibling.
  • Assistant Director
  • Props Coordinator(s)
  • Costume Assistant
  • Set Construction
  • Video Assistant/Assistant Stage Manager

 

How to Audition

Actors are asked to self-tape a short, comedic or storytelling monologue or may email SparkTheatre4Youth@gmail.com for a side to read instead. Cell phone video is fine for this.

Please email video (or link) as well as headshot/resume if available to SparkTheatre4Youth@gmail.com. Digital zoom callbacks will be scheduled individually if needed.

For other positions, email SparkTheatre4Youth@gmail.com to express interest.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: Wednesday, September 23, 2020

 

Rehearsals

Digital Rehearsals around actor availability September 27-October 10. Distanced, masked, in-person rehearsals starting October 11.

 

Performance

Performance will be filmed the week of October 18, 2020

Spark Theatre Company and Lorain County Community College is committed to creating this project as safely as possible. As such, we are implementing the following:

  • Digital rehearsals as much as possible
  • Individual staging rehearsals (one for each actor) to walk individual blocking with director, assistant director and stage manager; distanced and masked
  • Blocking created with distance in mind as much as possible
  • Limited in-person rehearsals (outside if possible) with masks aside from filming date, distanced for everyone in room or outside
  • Individual costume fittings with masks and temp checks
  • Temperature and symptom checks at all in-person meetings
  • Sanitizing all props, set pieces and frequently touched surfaces after each use
  • Create an agreed upon COVID Code of Conduct with cast and crew that everyone is comfortable with
  • All in-person rehearsals/filming days limited to 10 people