The Midnite Youth Theatre Company supports new and emerging writers and is calling for submissions for the MYTC Playwright Commission 2019.
The commission offers a successful playwright (or writing team) $3,000 to develop a short (45 – 60 minute) script suitable to be performed by actors aged between 14 and 21.
In addition to the commissioning fee the winning applicant will receive:
What we are looking for:
Submissions must not exceed 2 pages (11-point font) and should include:
Successful applications must meet the following criteria:
Applications will close at 9am, 24 September 2018 Please email applications to: firstname.lastname@example.org with the Subject: MYTC Playwright Commission 2019
Midnite Ensemble Production (18 -25 years)
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim Book by James Lapine
Director Gregory Jones
Musical Director Jackson Griggs
The Midnite Youth Theatre Company is excited to announce the auditions for The Ensemble production of the musical, Into the Woods to be staged at the Studio Underground – State Theatre Centre of WA
The auditions will be open to performers aged 18 to 25 years.
Venture into the woods with the acclaimed Tony Award winning musical classic by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine. This witty and wildly theatrical production brings together a talented ensemble of 18 to 25 -year-old emerging performers, and features dazzling songs like Children Will Listen, Agony and No One Is Alone. Mind the wolf, heed the witch and honour the giant in the sky at this extraordinary musical about the power of wishes and what really happens after they come true.
Rehearsals begin Sunday 1 September and continue:
Wednesday 7pm – 9.30pm and Thursday 7pm – 9.30pm, Sunday 1pm to 5pm
Venue: Drama Centre, Christ Church Grammar School from August to November.
Wed to Sat: Nov 28, 29, 30, Dec 1, at 7.30pm
Sat Dec 1. Matinee at 2.00pm
Venue: Studio Underground – State Theatre Centre of WA, Northbridge
Sun 26 Aug, 1pm – 5pm
Wed 29 Aug, from 6.30pm
Call backs Thurs 30 Aug (if required)
Prepare a song by Stephen Sondheim. Accompanist provided.
Bring a current headshot (or recent photo) and 1 page acting resume or list of theatre/performing experience.
Email email@example.com to book your audition day/time slot
NARRATOR – An intellectual and pleasant story-teller who helps to orchestrate the show and illustrate lessons to the audience.
Range: G2 – E4
CINDERELLA – A young, earnest maiden who is constantly mistreated by her stepmother and stepsisters.
Range: G3 – G5
JACK – The feckless Giant killer who is ‘almost a man.’ He is adventurous, naive, energetic, and bright-eyed.
Range: B2 – G4
JACK’S MOTHER – Browbeating and weary, Jack’s protective mother who is independent, bold, and strong-willed.
Range: Bb3 – Gb5
THE BAKER – A harried and insecure baker who is simple and loving, yet protective of his family. He wants his wife to be happy and is willing to do anything to ensure her happiness but refuses to let others fight his battles.
Range: Ab2 – G4
THE BAKER’S WIFE – Determined and bright woman who wishes to be a mother. She leads a simple, yet satisfying life and is very low-maintenance yet proactive in her endeavors.
Range: F3 – G5
CINDERELL’S STEPMOTHER – The mean-spirited, demanding stepmother of Cinderella.
Range: A3 – F#5
FLORINDA AND LUCINDA – Cinderella’s stepsisters who are black of heart. They follow in their mother’s footsteps of abusing Cinderella.
Range: C4 – Ab5
CINDERELLA’S FATHER – Distant and uncaring. More looking for ways to move up the social ladder.
LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD – A spoiled young girl who is strong-willed, quick-wited, fearless, yet youthful and naive.
Range: Bb3 – F5
THE WITCH – Sarcastic, ugly-then-gorgeous, obsessive protector of Rapunzel who is straightforward and aggressive.
Range: F3 – G5
CINDERELLA’S MOTHER – Deceased with her soul guarding and aiding her daughter from a tree.
Range: E4 – F4
MYSTERIOUS MAN – A mischievous vagrant and nosy meddler. He is a good-natured protector and observer.
Range: G2 – Eb4
WOLF – Hungry and insatiable hunter who takes advantage of the weak by misleading and captivating his prey.
Range: Bb2 – Gb4
GRANNY – Little Red’s grandmother, vengeful about her altercation with the wolf.
RAPUNZEL – A loopy-but-lovely maiden who is sheltered by the Witch and terribly lonely. She yearns to experience the world.
Range: B3 – A5
CINDERLLA’S PRINCE – Vain and gorgeous, he is a disloyal lover who is currently searching for the next new, exciting thing.
Range: B2 – F4
RUPUNZEL’S PRINCE – Just as vain and gorgeous as his Prince brother, he is always chasing the newest, most exiting endeavor.
Range: C#3 – E4
STEWARD – Cinderella’s Prince’s right-hand man. Snobbish and deceitful. Takes bold action when needed.
GIANT (Voiceover.) – The Giant’s wife is an angry and vengeful ‘monster.’ She is seeking restitution for her loss.
Notes: Some roles will may be played by the same performers
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