The Open Eye Theater is seeking male and female actors of all ages for upcoming productions and rehearsed readings. Directors, stage managers, designers, production assistants and technicians are also needed. Auditions and interviews will take place at the theater at 960 Main St. from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday or at alternative times by appointment.
Open Eye Producing Artistic Director Amie Brockway has announced that holiday shows include “Dulce Domum,” adapted from “Wind in the Willows” by Kenneth Grahame, and “Silent Night,” a new one-act play by Walt Vail based on a true event in World War I. There will be two or three matinees on Saturdays and Sundays in December. Performance dates will be chosen from Dec. 14, 15, 21, 22, and 29. “Dulce Domum” calls for two men to play Rat and Mole, and many Carolers: men and women, boys and girls. “Silent Night” requires two men to play World War I soldiers, one English and one German, plus carolers.
Among the winter and spring projects is a production of “Flowers in the Desert,” a new play by Donna Hoke. Two actors in their 30s or 40s, one male, one female, are needed to play Britt and Joe, a couple going through personal challenges. Performance dates are April 2-13.
In late May and early June, “Death Valley: A Love Story” by Sandra Fenichel Asher will come to The Open Eye stage. The play is inspired by journals, collages and photographs of Carol Emerson, a licensed clinical social worker, and Dr. David Nutter, telling their story of love, loss, grief and recovery through the filter of Emerson’s memory. The play requires an ensemble of three women in their 50s.
Several rehearsed readings are also planned for actors of all ages. Titles, directors and dates will be announced. The Youth Theater Workshop production with young actors ages 6 to 16 will perform in July.
Actors who audition will be asked to read from a provided script and/or learn and sing a Christmas carol. Prepared monologues are welcome, but not required. Artists involved in full productions at The Open Eye Theater receive a modest stipend. Directors, stage managers and technicians may send a resume to The Open Eye Theater, P.O. Box 959, Margaretville, NY 12455; attend the scheduled auditions and interviews; or phone for an alternative appointment date/time.
Call The Open Eye Theater at (845) 586-1660 for more information, to RSVP for auditions or to schedule an alternative date and time.