Auditions & Classes
We are committed to providing ample opportunities for local performers to express
themselves. All roles posted for audition will be open to all auditioners.  Any
pre-cast roles will be listed ahead of time.  Thank you for taking the time to
consider working with us.  We will also have an array of classes to learn your craft.
Upcoming Auditions & Classes
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Auditions for Romeo & Juliet
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday December 14, 15, & 16 7pm
Set in the late 1960's, in the deep south, during the height of the Civil Rights Movement, this exciting new spin on
Shakespeare's classic love story centers on two families, one African American, one Caucasian American, in the midst of a
racial feud. Their children fall in love and marry interracially in secret, hoping their love for each other can end the feud, and
bring the two families together in a peaceful coexistence. The show will touch heavily on themes of equality and bigotry,
love and hate, and how sometimes it takes a great tragedy to spur change and make a difference. This show will be
produced in association with The Paul Robeson Performing Arts Company. Director Dan Rowlands is looking to cast all
parts in this Drama. Show runs May 15-23, 2015. No preparation is necessary. Auditioners will be asked to read from the
script.

Characters:

Romeo (male, about 18) A passionate youth, who falls in love with the wrong girl
Juliet (Female, about 15) A sweet, and hopeful young girl, who falls in love with the wrong boy.
Capulet (Male, 45 - 60) Juliet's father.
Montague (male, 45 - 60) Romeo's father.
Lady Capulet (female, 40 - 55) Juliet's mother.
Lady Montague (female, 40 - 55) Romeo's mother.
Benvolio (male, about 18) Romeo's cousin; a kind young man who wants to help keep the peace.
Tybalt (male, about 18) Juliet's cousin; an angry youth who takes the feud a little too seriously.
Prince Escalus (male, 30 - 50) The law in Verona.
Mercutio (male, about 18) Cousin to the Prince, and Romeo's best friend. He is a fun-loving, free spirit who wants nothing
to do with this feud ... but gets caught in it nonetheless.
Paris (male, 19 - 25) Cousin to the Prince, and a possible suitor for Juliet.
Friar Laurence (male, 35 - 65) A holy man, and an unbiased mediator between the two families. He is a kind and spiritual
man who risks everything to bring peace between these two households.
Nurse (female 40 - 55) Juliet's wet nurse, and best friend and confidant.

*The director is also looking to utilize a 10 to 15 person ensemble for this show.
2015 Musical Auditions
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday March 15, 16, & 17 7pm
We are hosting a single audition session for all 3 of our musicals.  Aida directed by Liam Fitzpatrick (running July 17 -
August 1, 2015), 9 to 5 the Musical directed by Stephfond Brunson (running September 11-26, 2015), Little Shop of Horrors
directed by Dustin Czarny (performances October 16-31, 2015).  All three musicals will be music directed by Abel Searor.  All
roles are open (except Audrey II of Little Shop of Horrors.  )Auditioners are asked to prepare a 16 bar song, and brign sheet
music for the accompianist. Auditioners may be asked to read from the script.

Character Descriptions TBA
Auditions for White Liars & Black Comedy
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday April 19, 20, & 21 7pm
Directors Justin Polly & Christopher Best are looking to cast all parts in this comedy. Show runs August 14-22, 2015. No
preparation is necessary. Auditioners will be asked to read from the script.

Character Descriptions TBA
Auditions for A Christmas Story
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday May 17, 18, & 19 7pm
Director Dan Rowlands is looking to cast all parts in this comedy. Show runs December 4-19, 2015. No preparation is
necessary. Auditioners will be asked to read from the script.

Character Descriptions TBA
Intro to Improv Classes with Syracuse Improv Classes
6 weeks of instruction starting January 10th
For beginners that have always wanted to pursue improv, for the adventurous looking to try something new, and for the
veterans looking to reconnect with the basics. Intro to Improv brings in basic concepts like listening, Yes and, sharing
focus, relationships, and generosity. Intro to Improv does not have a performance component, so class energy will be
focused on these building blocks, applying them to scene work, and having fun.

Classes are 10am to noon January 10, January 17, January 24, January 31, February 7, February 14
Instructor: Mike Borden
Difficulty: Beginner
Price: $75
Long Form Improv, The Harold, Classes with Syracuse Improv Classes
6 weeks of instruction starting April 25th
The Harold is a long-form structure developed by Del Close and is the basic form all long-form improvisers should know.
This course will teach the fundamentals of the form as well as continuing to work on scene work and character
development. This course is recommended for anyone who has some improv experience and feels comfortable
participating in a two-person scene. Graduates of this class will have the opportunity to audition for a SIC house team.

Classes are at 10am-noon April 25, May 2, May 9, May 16, May 30 (no class Memorial Day weekend), June 6

Instructor: Ken Keech
Difficulty: Advanced
Price: $75
Scene Work Improv Classes with Syracuse Improv Classes
6 weeks of instruction starting February 28th
The Scene Work class builds on the fundamentals learned in the Intro to Improv class and introduces the importance of
storytelling as it applies to the performance of scenes. It will stress working together and focus on techniques for starting
scenes and developing interesting characters and situations that the audience cares about. It will also work on recognizing
and dealing with common pitfalls improvisers face. At the end of the class, participants will be comfortable with good scene
work and will be ready to apply their knowledge to more advanced improv forms.

Classes are at 10am-noon February 28, March 7, March 14, March 21, March 28, April 11 (no class Thumbs UPstate
Weekend)

Instructor: Stephen Peters
Difficulty: Intermediate
Price: $75
The Power of Three Audition Workshop
December 29-31 9am 3pm Just $100
Join us for this workshop aimed at middle schoolers.  Join Brett Roden and Maya Dwyer for a three-day-long musical
theatre audition intensive this December!  Fine-Tune your audition song musically and incorporate acting and movement
into your piece in an exciting masterclass-style setting.   December 29-31 9am-3pm, just $100