Upcoming Auditions & Workshops

“She was the woman nobody wanted. Two men fight for her. One to create her and the other to give her a home. The untold story of artist Auguste Bartholdi, journalist Joe Pulitzer, and Lady Liberty.”

Back by popular demand, our 2018 production takes place April 27th, 28th, and 29th at the Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center.

AUDITIONS for an exciting new Relaunch of LIBERTAIRE, the play:

Sunday, January 7th (7 to 9 pm) and Monday, January 8th (6-7:30pm) at The Tarpon Springs Heritage Museum, 100 Beekman Lane

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Director Elizabeth Indianos; Assistant Director Ashlie Timberlake; Dramaturg Susan Demers. Please email Headshot, Resume and Contact Info to Elizabeth Indianos lizart1@mac.com

Calling performers, various types, ages, genders, and backgrounds to join our large cast.

  • Lead and Ensemble Opportunities to play unique characters:

  • Talk Show Host (Dave Letterman)

  • Joe Pulitzer: Defender of The Statue of Liberty.
European immigrant a defender of liberty and the poor, who fights injustice.

  • President Grant his two children, wife and his crude father- in-law angry about losing the American Civil War.

  • Jeanne Bartholdi: Auguste’s wife.

  • Scam Artists

  • Gustave Eiffel – (Eiffel Tower) Engineer

  • Pedestal Committee – Mr. Butler, Mr. Spaulding, Mr. Evarts

  • Mr. and Mrs. Botta- dull American socialites

  • Mr. Olmstead and Mr. Vaux– Jealous Central Park NYC architects

  • Artist Lafarge and his wife Margaret– American artist who befriends Auguste

  • Jealous Central Park Architects Mr. Vaux and Mr. Olmstead

  • Jealous American Artists

  • Etienne– Auguste’s studio assistant

  • Samson– Pulitzers office assistant

  • American Businessmen– crude and all about the money

  • Reporters for various newspapers

  • Charlotte Bartholdi – The artists mother

  • Narrator/ “Liberty”– strong voice- commanding stage presence

  • Nellie Blye reporter

  • President Ulysses S. Grant                                                                                                                    

  • Governor Grover Cleveland                                                                                                                    

  • Henry Wadsworth Longfellow                                                                                                             

  • Senator Stanton                                                                                                                                   

  • Prussian Soldiers                                                                                                                                       

  • Union Soldiers                                                                                                                                         

  • Pedestal Committee Chairs                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

  • French and American Reporters

*Production history:

LIBERTAIRE has been ten years in development as both screenplay and adapted stage play. Recent awards include:
WINNER 2017 Vancouver International Women in Film Festival –Official Selection Top Ten 2016 QUARTER FINALIST NICHOLLS FELLOWSHIP (Top 5%. 357 of 6915 scripts) WINNER BEST SCREENPLAY 2016 1st Runner-up 25th Woods Hole Film Festival. WINNER BEST SCREENPLAY 2016 19th Long Island International Film Expo
WINNER TOP TEN Screenplay 2016 Toronto 14th Female Eye Film Festival
WINNER BEST SCREENPLAY LA Femme International Film Festival 2013
WINNER BEST HISTORIC SCREENPLAY Table Read My Screenplay SUNDANCE 2012

LIBERTAIRE Readings: The Writer’s Group 2012; The Dramatist Guild in Tampa Bay 2013; The Female Eye Film Festival in Toronto, 2016. It received its world premiere at The Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center in Florida, May 2017

 


 

Tarpon Arts announces open auditions for Bayou Radio Theatre​.

Dates: Sunday, January 28th and Monday January 29th at 7:00 PM Location: Tarpon Springs Cultural Center, 101 Pinellas Avenue

Please bring your theatre resume and headshot if available as well as any possible conflict dates for rehearsals between March 5th and April 11th, 2018.  Performances are April 12th through the 15th, 2018 at the Cultural Center. All roles are unpaid.

Director Graham Jones is seeking the following:
– Three women and three men to play the radio actors,
– an announcer (male or female), and
– a foley artist (male or female) with experience in creating live sound effects.

Bayou Radio Theatre presents radio comedies and dramas from a time gone by performed live by actors and sound artists on a radio sound stage. We adapt and present classic radio shows such as Sorry Wrong Number, Who’s on First, The Bickersons, Johnny Dollar, The Most Dangerous Game, and Sherlock Holmes. For two hours we will transport audiences back to a kinder, gentler time when gas was 10 cents a gallon and an Emerson Bedroom Radio cost $9.95. We will celebrate the Golden Age of Radio when Superman first appeared, Gone with the Wind was published and Judy Garland starred in the Wizard of Oz. Bayou Radio Theatre plays are performed by actors with scripts in hand.

 


 

Tarpon Arts and Shakespeareance announce open auditions for Shakespeareance’s summer production of “Shakespeare’s Greatest Hits.” The show includes scenes from William Shakespeare’s King Lear, Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet, The Winter’s Tale, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Much Ado About Nothing and As You Like It as well as songs and sonnets, all presented in an original framework. Director: Dee O’Brien (Lovers and Madmen, Once More Unto the Breach, Twelfth Night, The Taming of the Shrew) Audition Dates: February 11th at 6pm and February12th at 6pm at the Tarpon Springs Cultural Center located at 101 S. Pinellas Avenue.
Production Dates: August 18-19 and 25-26, 2018 at the Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center. Under consideration by Shakespeareance for the 2019 season are full-length productions of Macbeth and The Merry Wives of Windsor.
 


CALLING ALL PLAY READERS….

The annual One Act Plays Festival© (OAPF), produced by Rick Kastel, has begun preparations for their 2018 production, which will be presented at the Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center July 19th – 22nd, 2018.

The producer is immediately interested in hearing from anyone who would like to participate as a play reader. You will be asked to read and evaluate the short, one-act plays that will be submitted. The plays will be forwarded to you via email and you may read at your leisure. You will receive guidelines as to which plays should be considered, and what is not acceptable. You will then access a spreadsheet that will have your name across the top, and the names of all of the plays submitted listed down the side. After you read each script, you simply indicate on the spreadsheet, under your name, for each script, as follows: YES if you liked the play, MAYBE, if you think it could be a possibility, or NO if you would discard it completely. Further comments are not necessary. Following the end of the submission period, and with additional time to finish reading the last submitted plays, a list of plays marked YES will be prepared. The reading committee will then meet meet to discuss the plays and make a final decision on which 10 plays we will produce. Attending the meeting is not required if you do not live in the Tampa Bay area, you may still participate in the reading and commenting. Dates: Plays will be accepted from playwrights until midnight, Sunday, April 1st. Play readers meeting, Saturday, April 21st, 9:00 A.M. at the Tarpon Springs Cultural Center. More details regarding the 2018OAPF will be sent out soon. For further information, contact the Producer, Rick Kastel, 2018oapf@gmail.com or at 727-804-8804.


 

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