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AUDITIONS

Hansel & Gretel
By The Brothers Grimm

Adapted by Erin E. Dolan
Directed by Rachael Endrizzi

Spark Theatre Company is now accepting non-equity submissions for its upcoming production of Hansel & Gretel, to travel to NE Ohio schools as an assembly program April 25th-May 20th. Spark is seeking 4-6 performers and a stage manager for this production. 

 

An all-new spin on Hansel & Gretel written by Cleveland playwright, Erin E. Dolan! The classic Grimm's fairy tale has been updated and now- Hansel & Gretel's parents are the ones who are lost.The clever Gretel and inventive Hansel use math and ingenuity to furiously rescue their mysteriously missing parents.

How to Audition

Actors are asked to submit interest along with headshot/resume and link to any reels. If no reels, or if you prefer to do a monologue; please self-tape a short, comedic or storytelling monologue. You may also email SparkTheatre4Youth@gmail.com for a side to read with a partner instead. Cell phone video is fine for this. Please email all submissions to SparkTheatre4Youth@gmail.com

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: Sunday, March 6th, 2022

Callbacks will be scheduled individually as needed. For stage management position, email SparkTheatre4Youth@gmail.com to express interest.

Available Roles​

  • Actor 1; GRETEL- female identifying with a youthful spirit. Clever with a passion for science. 18+ to read younger, any ethnicity.

  •  Actor 2; HANSEL- male identifying with a youthful spirit and very inventive. 18+ to read younger, any ethnicity.

  • Actor 3; MUTTER (Mother), HEXE (Witch), BAUME (Trees), STEINE (Stones)- female identifying versatile actor, with a flair for whimsical storytelling who reads older than Hansel/Gretel. Any ethnicity. 

  • Actor 4- VATER (Father), POSSUM, BAUME (Trees), STEINE (Stones)- male identifying versatile actor with comedic timing  who reads older than Hansel/Gretel. Any ethnicity. Physical comedy a plus.

  • Actor 5- FEMALE SWING- an actor to cover ACTOR1/ACTOR3 tracks, may also double as stage manager with pay increases accordingly.

  • Actor 6- MALE SWING- an actor to cover ACTOR2/ACTOR4 tracks, may also double as stage manager with pay increases accordingly.

 

Spark Theatre Company and LCCC Theatre embrace diversity and inclusion and utilize a non-traditional casting policy. Non-Traditional Casting is a method designed to increase artistic options by expanding casting opportunities for women, actors of color, seniors, and actors with disabilities in roles where race, gender, age or the presence or absence of a disability are not germane. To that end, we encourage all actors to audition, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender identity or physical ability.

 

Other Production Positions Available:

Those interested in non-performing positions such as stage management are encouraged to email Rachael Endrizzi at SparkTheatre4Youth@gmail.com to express their interest.

 

Rehearsals

Rehearsals will be held around actor availability Mid-March through April 25th, 2022 in Elyria, OH. Must have availability April 20th-24th for tech/dress rehearsals.

Performances

Performances are held on selected weekdays during school hours from April 25th-May 20th, 2022 as well as a short performance on the evening of Saturday, April 30th. Performers will have specific show schedule 1-week in advance, and there may be some flexibility in weekday conflicts by utilizing our swings. Weekday conflicts listed at the time of hiring can be accommodated as performances vary based on schools booking assemblies. We estimate 10-15 performances total.

Compensation

Actors will be compensated a stipend of $500 ($125/week) as well as reimbursed for performance related travel to and from schools at the IRS standard rate.  

 

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

  • Actors auditioning must be able to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination and booster (if applicable).

  • All performances will adhere to individual school guidelines, ie. some performances may be masked, some unmasked. We will plan accordingly and stage for distance between the audience and the performers.

  • Providing self-tests for all if any performer presents symptoms and halting performance until negative results are confirmed. We plan to hire swings to also cover tracks in the event of illness or scheduling conflicts. 

 

Spark Theatre Company embraces diversity and inclusion, and utilizes a non-traditional casting policy. Non-Traditional Casting is a method designed to increase artistic options by expanding casting opportunities for women, actors of color, seniors and actors with disabilities in roles where race, gender, age or the presence or absence of a disability are not germane. To that end, we encourage all actors to audition, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender identity or physical ability.

Questions

Please email any questions to SparkTheatre4Youth@gmail.com.

OTHER OPPORTUNITIES

Teaching Artists

​Seeking qualified teaching artists for drama classes at various locations throughout the 2022-23 School year. Please email resume to Rachael at SparkTheatre4Youth@gmail.com 

Designers/Technicians

Spark is always looking to connect with designers, stage managers, and carpenters for its productions. To submit materials, please email Rachael at SparkTheatre4Youth@gmail.com