Auditions & Directing Opportunities

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AUDITIONS FOR …

                              AUDITIONS FOR SHAKESPEARE PLAY IN WILLITS

The Willits Community Theatre will be holding auditions for The Winter’s Tale by William Shakespeare on Saturday January 25 and Sunday January 26 at 2 pm. Auditions will be held at the community theatre playhouse, at 37 West Van Lane, just a few feet west of Shanachie Pub. 

The Winter’s Tale is about redemption. In the play, jealousy compels a king to makes some bad choices, which wreaks havoc in the world around him. But because of the healing aspect of nature, and also because of a flat-out miracle, the play has a positive ending. Shakespeare scholars consider the play to be a romance, because it has elements of both comedy, tragedy and the miraculous. 

There are roles for 15 males and for 8 females ranging in age from the mid-teens up to senior citizenry. The director is also looking for 4 male and four female dancers.  

The Winter’s Tale will rehearse from late February throughout March and will open on April 10, which is Good Friday, the Friday before Easter.  It will play for ten shows and will close on Sunday April 26. Paper scripts for The Winter’s Tale are available at the Willits Library; digital scripts are available online at https://www.folgerdigitaltexts.org/html/WT.html.  For questions or for more information, call director Mike A’Dair at 200-2462 or email him at michaeladair69@yahoo.com.

Your talents are in demand at the Willits Community Theatre – come to our auditions and be part of a show. All abilities, talents, and skills are needed.

If interested in auditioning for an upcoming show, please use our Contact Form to let us know, and we’ll send you the necessary information.

Willits Community Theatre Director’s Proposal, 2021 Season

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Willits Community Theatre Director’s Proposal, 2021 Season

Willits Community Theatre is pleased to offer an opportunity to those who would like to direct full-length plays of their own choice. Each interested director is asked to select and submit three plays that they are excited to direct. The Artistic Direction Committee (“ADC”) will review all proposals, and from among the collection of plays submitted, choose the five plays that will constitute Willits Community Theatre’s 2021 Main Stage season. The ADC will notify you on or before March 16th if one of your plays is selected.

To ensure that we create a season that includes a good mix of comedy, drama, etc., each interested director is asked to select plays from different genres. The ADC intends to present a season of plays to the board that includes both well-known, popular plays as well as at least one avant-garde play per season.

If you could use some help getting the creative juices flowing, we have a list of plays that we would like to see produced and would be happy to share that with you. WCT also has a library of scripts, and you are welcome to browse and borrow from our library. Please contact Steve Marston at 337-6090 or (smarston03@yahoo.com) for a copy of the list or to make arrangements to visit the library.

Thank you – we look forward to hearing from you! Sincerely,

The Artistic Direction Committee Willits Community Theatre

Please fill in the following information and return to Willits Community Theatre

No later than 5PM on Friday, January 10, 2020.

Please also indicate if there is any time of year you will NOT be available to direct this play.

Director’s Name:
Phone Number(s):
Email:
Best way to contact is:
Best time of day to contact is:

If you have never directed a Main Stage play at Willits Community Theatre before, please give us a brief introduction of your directing and/or theatre experience:

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Instructions (fill in the next page):

1. Please choose three plays that you are excited to direct. a. Rank the plays in order of your preference:

i. If you do not have a preference, please indicate this as well.

  1. Please choose at least two different genres:
    1. Comedy, farce, drama, mystery, satire, old chestnut, melodrama, tragedy, historical, etc.
    2. Please keep in mind that actors of all ages, young and old, are available.
  2. Please indicate your vision for each play.
  3. If you think there might be challenges staging the play, please indicate this.
  1. The ADC will choose their season based on the collection of all plays submitted.
  2. The ADC plans to let the directors know the choices of the plays by March 16th, and to announcethe season formally to the public before the end of July.

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Willits Community Theatre ◊ 37 West Van Lane ◊ P.O. Box 80 ◊ Willits, CA 95490 ◊ (707) 459-0895

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1. Play, Playwright, and Genre: __________________________________________________

Vision for the play: ____________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________

Do you foresee any staging issues? _______________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________

2. Play, Playwright, and Genre: __________________________________________________

Vision for the play: ____________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________

Do you foresee any staging issues? _______________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________

3. Play, Playwright, and Genre: __________________________________________________

Vision for the play: ____________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________

Do you foresee any staging issues? _______________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________

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Willits Community Theatre ◊ 37 West Van Lane ◊ P.O. Box 80 ◊ Willits, CA 95490 ◊ (707) 459-0895

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