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Youth Auditions for A Christmas Carol
Geva will be holding auditions for young actors for its production of A Christmas Carol, on Thursday, September 13 from 3pm – 6:30pm and Friday, September 14 from 3pm – 7pm. Callbacks will take place on Saturday, September 15 from 12pm-3pm.
This adaptation of A Christmas Carol, based on Charles Dickens’ classic tale of redemption for the most despised man in London, premiered in 2010 with a script by Geva Artistic Director Mark Cuddy and music by Gregg Coffin. This year’s performances begin on November 29 and run in the Wilson Stage through December 29. Rehearsals will commence on Saturday, November 4th.
There are eight children’s roles and two casts of children will alternate performances. Geva encourages children of all colors and backgrounds to audition.
Auditionees must be between the ages of 5 and 13. Because of the professional actors union rules, children must not turn 14 until after December 29, 2018. Auditionees should come to the audition with a headshot or photograph, and a resume of experience, if any. Each young actor will be required sing either one verse of a prepared song (please bring sheet music in the correct key) or, if the child does not have sheet music, “Happy Birthday” or a holiday song is acceptable.
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.
Sound Department Supervisor
Geva Theatre Center, a LORT B & D regional leader in Western New York has an immediate opening for Sound Department Supervisor/Audio Engineer. Responsibilities include: providing leadership, management and oversight of the sound department personnel and equipment, running/mixing shows as needed, managing department and show budgets, acting as primary contact with guest designers, hiring, training, supervising overhire sound labor as needed, serving as primary shopper/buyer, shipper/receiver for the department, providing support for video monitoring and playback systems, coordinating video installations with lighting department personnel. Experience with theatrical sound and video equipment, systems, installation, and procedures is required. Other qualifications include: Strong organizational and collaborative skills, a welcoming and positive attitude, able to operate calmly under high-stress situations, written and verbal communication skills, and an attention to detail. Must be comfortable at heights, on ladders and able to lift 40 lbs. Experience with Yamaha consoles preferred. This position is open 9/7/18 and is seasonal full-time through 6/9/19. This position offers the possibility of design opportunities with additional fees paid for same. This position offers competitive benefits and salary. 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.