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Audition Notice for Geva Theatre Center’s 2019-20 Season
General Auditions for Geva’s new season of La Cage aux Folles, The Niceties, Queen, Slow Food, Once, Cry it Out, Looks Like Pretty and Vietgone, to be held on April 22.
Non-Equity Local Auditions for La Cage aux Folles to be held on April 27.
Geva Theatre Center will be holding its annual Equity and non-Equity dramatic and musical general auditions for the shows of the 2019-2020 Season: La Cage Aux Folles (Equity only), The Niceties, Queen, Slow Food, Once, Cry it out, Looks Like Pretty and Vietgone, for both actors and singers 18 years of age or older on Monday, April 22, from 10am-1pm, and 2pm-6pm.
For dramatic auditions only, auditionees should prepare two contrasting monologues, not to exceed four minutes total. Those wishing to do a musical audition should prepare a brief monologue and bring sheet music in the correct key. An accompanist will be provided.
Members of Actors’ Equity must make an appointment by phoning (585) 232-1366. A list of Equity roles being cast has been submitted to the Equity office. AEA members without appointments will be seen as time permits.
Non-Equity members auditioning for the general season will only be seen on a first come, first served basis when no Equity actor is waiting. Non-Equity actors who have auditioned for Geva within the past twelve months are ineligible for these general auditions. All roles are paid.
Non-Equity local auditions for La Cage aux Folles will be held on Saturday April 27. Singing auditions from 1pm – 3pm and dance auditions for everyone from 3pm – 4pm. An accompanist will be provided. Non-Equity callbacks will be held on Sunday, April 28 from 12pm – 2pm.
Auditions will take place at Geva Theatre Center, 75 Woodbury Blvd., Rochester, NY 14607. All auditionees must bring a headshot and resume.
Children’s auditions for A Christmas Carol will be held in September.
Geva Theatre Center Announces Auditions for College Actors to Perform in the Fall Musical: La Cage aux Folles
Geva Theatre Center will be auditioning college students who will still be enrolled in the fall, for their September production of La Cage aux Folles, directed by Melissa Rain Anderson, with musical direction by Don Kot and choreography by Sam Hay.
Auditions will be for male and female chorus roles.
Students must be enrolled in college during the fall semester and must have their own housing and transportation.
Rehearsals begin August 13, 2019 at Geva with performances September 3 – October 6, 2019. Students must be able to attend late weekday afternoon, evening, and weekend rehearsals.
Performances are Tuesday through Sunday evenings, Saturday and Sunday matinees, as well as morning or afternoon weekday matinees.
Auditions are by appointment only and will be held Saturday, April 27, from 5:30pm-7:30pm in the Fielding Stage at Geva Theatre Center. Actors should prepare 32 bars of a musical theatre song in the style of the show. Please bring other prepared songs, if asked to sing more. Callbacks will be on Sunday, April 28 at 10am when there will be a dance call.
Roles are unpaid. College actors will receive Equity Membership Candidate points, and professional experience. Geva will work with colleges for credit if desired.
Auditions will take place at Geva Theatre Center, 75 Woodbury Blvd, Rochester NY, 14607 and are by appointment only. To schedule an appointment, call (585) 232-1366, between 9:00am and 5:00pm, Monday through Friday.
Geva is a member of the national League of Resident Theatres and works under an agreement with Actors Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers. By agreement, most but not all adult actors are required to be members of the union and Geva uses casting director Paul Fouquet of Elissa Myers Casting in New York City for all Equity casting. Please address all resumes/headshots to his attention at:
Elissa Myers Casting
250 West 54th Street, 10th Floor
New York, NY 10019
Local non-union casting is done by the artistic staff in Rochester. Each year, General Auditions are held before the beginning of the new season at which time area adult actors present monologues and/or songs appropriate to the upcoming season. Any actor can audition every two years at Generals. Check this site for audition dates and requirements.
Box Office Associate (Part-Time)
Geva Theatre Center is currently seeking a self-motivated, service-oriented person to provide quality customer support to our patrons in the role of a Box Office Associate. They will need to be personable with excellent customer service skills, possess basic problem-solving abilities, and be able to maintain a consistent work ethic and standard while working in potentially stressful situations. Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (specifically Excel and Outlook) and comfort with using a computer-based ticketing system (Patron Manager) is important. Previous experience working in a professional box office is strongly preferred, but is not required.
The Box Office is the first face to many of Geva Theatre Center’s patrons — we take orders over the phone, via email, as well as in person. The Box Office is the point of contact for all ticketing matters including single ticket purchases, group sales, subscriptions, internal comp ticket and certificate requests and more. Box Office works closely with Front of House during performance let-in to solve any patron or ticketing issues. The Box Office also works on database upkeep, patron engagement, and other office administration tasks as assigned.
We are currently looking for part-time associates. Please complete the online application form here. Please include a cover letter, resume, and references with the application form. Geva Theatre Center is an equal opportunity employer.
Stage Operations Carpenter
Geva Theatre Center, a LORT B regional leader in Western New York, seeks applicants for Stage Operations Carpenter. Responsibilities include: daily show preparation and operation, supervising backstage crews, maintaining backstage/onstage areas and equipment, scenic construction and installation, maintaining/repairing production scenery/props and prop food preparation as needed through the run of a show. The ideal candidate will be highly organized, professional, positive, and have the following: a college degree or equivalent experience, strong leadership & communication skills, self-motivation, working computer knowledge, 3+ years technical theater experience or combined equivalent experience and training. Experience with Creative Conners stage automation is preferred. This position starts 07/23/2019 (seasonal full-time Aug. – May) and includes benefits. Please complete the online application form here. Please include a cover letter, resume, and references with the application form. Geva Theatre Center is an equal opportunity employer.
Assistant Technical Director
Geva Theatre Center, a LORT B regional leader in Western New York, seeks applicants for Assistant Technical Director. The ATD will participate in the construction and installation of scenic elements, work closely with the Technical Director to help generate build and installation schedules, draft working drawings, oversee both full-time shop employees and over-hire labor, and maintain production equipment. The ideal candidate will be highly organized, professional, positive, and have the following: a college degree or equivalent experience, strong leadership & communication skills, self-motivation, strong carpentry skills, working computer knowledge, experience with Vectorworks and CNC programming preferred, excellent knowledge of best practices for current construction and rigging techniques, 2+ years technical theater experience. Experience with stage automation is preferred. This position starts July 23, 2019 and includes benefits. Please complete the online application form here. Please include a cover letter, resume, and references with the application form. Geva Theatre Center is an equal opportunity employer.
Geva Theatre Center, a LORT B&D regional leader in Western New York, seeks applicants for staff carpenter. This position reports to the technical director. Responsibilities include construction/installation/strike of scenery, maintaining shop tools and inventory, and overseeing over hire staff. Candidate must have professional theatre experience, skills in woodworking, metalworking, and rigging. Experience with automation, pneumatics, and hydraulics is preferred. This position is seasonal full time, starts 7/23/19, and has benefits and salary commensurate with experience. Please complete the online application form here. Please include a cover letter, resume, and references with the application form. Geva Theatre Center is an equal opportunity employer.
Geva Theatre Center, a LORT B leading regional theatre in the western New York tri-state region seeks experienced stitchers for part-time over-hire work in the upcoming season. Theatrical training or experience preferred but NOT necessary. Advanced sewing skills and the ability to work at a high technical standard and at a professional pace is necessary. Should be experienced with sewing machines and over-locks, and working with a wide variety of fabrics. Will require a basic understanding of garment construction and experience with garment alterations. This position is on a part-time, “show-by-show” basis and may require evening and weekend work hours. Please complete the online application form here. Please include a cover letter, resume, and references with the application form. Geva Theatre Center is an equal opportunity employer.
Geva Theatre Center, a professional producing theatre located in downtown Rochester seeks applicants for part-time production positions including Backstage Run Crew, Follow Spot Operator, Wardrobe Run Crew, Scenic Carpenter, Scenic Artist, Stitcher, Costume Crafts, Light and Sound Board Operators, Lighting and Audio Technicians. Under the supervision of the applicable Production department head, job duties will include the construction, maintenance and/or operation of various production elements. The ideal candidate will be diligent, organized, collaborative, positive and professional. This position is on a part-time, “show-by-show” basis and will require evening and weekend work hours. Please complete the online application form here. Please include a cover letter, resume, and references with the application form. Geva Theatre Center is an equal opportunity employer.