Auditions


1) The Marlowe Society Presents: HATCH - Marlowe

8:00pm, Mon 9th October 2017 at ADC Theatre (Bar)
Michaelmas Week 1

"Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again.
Fail better. " - Samuel Beckett


This HATCH launches a brand new year-long programme for writers that the Marlowe is running in 2017-18, offering a hub for the writing community with a biweekly writers' group.

The Marlowe Society’s Hatch is an event for the theatre community providing space for short excerpts of student new writing of any genre to be staged at the ADC Theatre.

This evening will be particularly useful to actors looking for the chance to play with performing in new writing and collaborating with writers. It will be both for existing ADC regulars to reconvene at the beginning of the year and for freshers or newly inspired theatre-makers to meet the community. Our first writer's programme session will be Wednesday the 11th following the HATCH (location tbc).

At a HATCH, we want you to feel like you can fail, succeed, slip up, try again, get it wrong, get it right... but most importantly, write.


TAKING PART

We're contactable at marlowehatch@gmail.com (og262 cc'd)


Actors & Directors -

Drop us a line by Friday October the 6th at 6pm to apply.

Writer/ Actor/ Director teams are welcome to apply together and/ or writers can specify who they would like to direct or act in their pieces.

Teams will be allocated by the morning of Saturday 7th and will have three days (within which we recommend 2-3 hrs rehearsal) to prep for either script-in-hand or off book performances as suits the group.


Writers-

Please submit your script, poem or piece of prose for performance by Friday 6th of October at 6pm.
This can be any genre and, for our programming purposes, should fit into one of three categories: 1 minute and under, 5 minutes and under or 10 minutes and under.


This night is in the ADC Theatre Bar on Monday 9th October at 8pm.
For tickets: https://www.adctheatre.com/whats-on/literary/hatch/

Doors to the bar open at 7. After the event there will be a chance to meet the new committee and drink with others interested in theatre & writing.

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  • Fri 6th Oct, 12:00am-1:00am, Please email to apply. Any brief auditions necessary will be arranged with individual candidates.

Contact marlowehatch@gmail.com (cc og262) before 6:00pm Fri 06 Oct for more details.


1a) The Marlowe Writers' Group - Marlowe

7:00pm, Wed 11th October 2017 at Tbc
Michaelmas Week 1

Following its conception last year, The Marlowe Writer's Group is opening its doors to writers and writer/performers.

The Marlowe Writer's Group was created to draw together students from across the university with a shared interest in writing to develop work together in a relaxed environment. Scriptwriting, poetry, prose and all forms of creative writing in all genres are welcome at the group.

What we primarily offer is space: time to think, space with peers, time to consider ourselves as authors both individually and as part of a community, space to listen and support one another as we explore our imaginations.

A theme such as: "exhilarate", "affliction" or "waffles" is set for each week. Though participants are invited to either use this as inspiration or just bring something they've been working on, and would like to develop, to share with the group. We each read aloud our work - often asking for an opinion on a specific piece of writing- and the group discusses it. In our successful Easter term group trials we workshopped everything from contemporary playwriting to Dickens inspired prose , sketches responding to the works of Alan Partridge, and short poems with Kate Tempest-esque riffs.

Sessions are drop in and as of Michaelmas '17 will be at 7pm on a Sunday evening. However, our first session in Michaelmas will be held 7pm on Wednesday 11th October. Location tbc.

Please keep an eye on Cambridge Theatre (https://www.facebook.com/groups/537078162977094/) and Cambridge Theatre: Writers (https://www.facebook.com/groups/316545295427381/) on Facebook in case details change.

Participants who would like to develop work for either our HATCH nights, a funding pitch to the Marlowe for an ADC play , or an OTHER PRIZE entry are also encouraged to regularly attend the group and use it as a development space.

Group Director: Mollie Semple
Marlowe Writers' Rep & Associate Director: Olivia Gillman

Email ms2389 & og262 if you would like to register interest with us in advance and/or ask questions.

  • Wed 11th Oct, 7:00pm-8:00pm, TBC

A Very Brexit Musical - Brickhouse

7:45pm, Thu 9th November 2017 - Sat 11th November 2017, at Robinson College Auditorium
2:30pm, Sat 11th November 2017 at Robinson College Auditorium
Michaelmas Week 5

Please prepare a musical theatre song of your choice and bring the music with you, if you would like accompaniment. A small number of vocal exercises will also take place.

A choice of script extract will be given to you before your audition, so please arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled slot in order to prepare.

The audition will last 15 minutes in total and we will invite you to a dance audition on the evening of either Thursday 5th (18:30-20:00) or Friday 6th October (19:30-21:00).

Please fill in the following doodle polls to sign up for BOTH singing/acting and dance auditions.

Singing/Acting - https://doodle.com/poll/bt5pksavxfc8hfc8

Dance - https://doodle.com/poll/dfms222isxis9kez

    Contact mc2013@cam.ac.uk before 8:00pm Wed 04 Oct for more details.


    A Very Brexit Musical - Brickhouse

    7:45pm, Thu 9th November 2017 - Sat 11th November 2017, at Robinson College Auditorium
    2:30pm, Sat 11th November 2017 at Robinson College Auditorium
    Michaelmas Week 5

    Please prepare a musical theatre song of your choice and bring the music with you, if you would like accompaniment. A small number of vocal exercises will also take place.

    A choice of script extract will be given to you before your audition, so please arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled slot in order to prepare.

    The audition will last 15 minutes in total and we will invite you to a dance audition on the evening of either Thursday 5th (18:30-20:00) or Friday 6th October (19:30-21:00).

    Please fill in the following doodle polls to sign up for BOTH singing/acting and dance auditions.

    Singing/Acting - https://doodle.com/poll/bt5pksavxfc8hfc8

    Dance - https://doodle.com/poll/dfms222isxis9kez

    • Thu 5th Oct, 10:00am-4:00pm, Robinson College Music Room
    • Fri 6th Oct, 10:00am-4:00pm, Robinson College Music Room

    Any Little Thing - Relaxed Theatre Co

    7:30pm, Tue 24th October 2017 - Sat 28th October 2017, at Corpus Playroom
    Michaelmas Week 3

    Come along to Dressing Room One of the ADC for a two hour workshop style audition! You don't need to prepare anything, just fill in this quick and easy survey:

    https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/TJPDZ5Y

    • Wed 4th Oct, 11:00am-1:00pm, Corpus Playrooms Auditorium
    • Wed 4th Oct, 2:00pm-4:00pm, Corpus Playrooms Auditorium
    • Thu 5th Oct, 11:00am-1:00pm, Corpus Playrooms Auditorium
    • Thu 5th Oct, 2:00pm-4:00pm, Corpus Playrooms Auditorium

    Contact relaxedtheatrecompany@gmail.com before 12:00am Fri 06 Oct for more details.


    FIRM NOSE

    9:30pm, Thu 19th October 2017 - Sat 21st October 2017, at Corpus Playroom
    Michaelmas Week 2

    It’s the moment you’ve all been waiting for. No, not that moment. Put your salad tossers away and listen up for once in your goddamned life.

    FIRM NOSE™: A REJECTED SKETCH SHOW is looking for SKETCHES.

    Open up the folder marked ‘Firm No,’ ‘Do Not Read,’ ‘Why’ in your Google Drive.

    Raid your Notes app for the thoughts your over-tired little mind vomited out at 4am.

    Tear through notebooks, post-its, recipts and bus tickets for the weirdest, wildest, most unstageable sketches and sketch ideas you’ve ever thought of and then thought ‘NO’ almost immediately afterwards.

    What now? SEND THEM TO US. We’ll have a sift through and pick the best/worst/firmest nose. Then, you can either perform the sketch yourself or we will use our auditioned “cast” of failed legends and fading stars (audition details coming soon!!!!!) to stage them. Please let us know in your application which you would prefer!

    Deadline is 1st October 2017.

    All the best from Louisa, Ruby, Katt, Ania and the Pylon

    xxx

    • Sun 1st Oct, 12:00am-12:00am, in your wildest raptures and fantasies

    Contact lek41@cam.ac.uk before 12:00am Sun 01 Oct for more details.


    Gypsy - CUMTS

    7:45pm, Tue 31st October 2017 - Sat 4th November 2017, at ADC Theatre
    2:30pm, Sat 4th November 2017 at ADC Theatre
    Michaelmas Week 4

    HYPE HYPE HYPE!!

    Auditions have reopened for GYPSY and we're now looking to cast non-principal and ensemble roles, **singing and non-singing alike**

    If auditioning for a singing part, please prepare an ACCOMPANIED song of your choice (you will be accompanied by our MD).
    Acting extracts will be provided on the door, but if you'd like to see the extracts in advance, please email Alistair at agh50.

    We have some slots on Wednesday 04/10 -- sign up here: https://doodle.com/poll/32f8bvgcg34xna4w
    and then on Thursday 05/10, we're holding drop-in auditions from 13.00 until 16.00 in the Larkum.

    A few things to note!!
    ★ Casting will be entirely colourblind
    ★ Baby June and Young Louise will be cast from the Cambridge theatre scene
    ★ We have **at least** one space on the cast reserved for a FRESHER
    ★ Auditions are 100% open to students from ARU

    • Wed 4th Oct, 1:00pm-4:00pm, ADC Bar
    • Thu 5th Oct, 1:00pm-4:00pm, Larkum Studio

    Contact agh50@cam.ac.uk before 1:00pm Fri 06 Oct for more details.


    Public House - Old Vag Club

    7:30pm, Wed 15th November 2017 - Sat 18th November 2017, at Tbc
    Michaelmas Week 6

    *********** Actors Desired ************

    DO YOU KNOW WHAT A PUB IS?
    yeah, it’s a ‘public house’
    EXACTLY: PUBLIC


    Public House will be a devised interactive theatre piece created using predominantly female testimonials about harassment in public spaces

    The stories will be gender reversed

    The audience will move through scenes while actors remain - immersive experience

    Actors free to share their own experiences and include them in the piece

    Venue tbc, Date tbc - end of week 6/7

    Portion of proceeds to be donated to women's charity Cambridge Women's Aid

    • Mon 9th Oct, 3:00pm-6:00pm, Z Basement Amenities Room, Christ's College

    Contact cfh42@cam.ac.uk before 7:00pm Wed 11 Oct for more details.


    Public House - Old Vag Club

    7:30pm, Wed 15th November 2017 - Sat 18th November 2017, at Tbc
    Michaelmas Week 6

    *********** Actors Desired ************

    DO YOU KNOW WHAT A PUB IS?
    yeah, it’s a ‘public house’
    EXACTLY: PUBLIC


    Public House will be a devised interactive theatre piece created using predominantly female testimonials about harassment in public spaces

    The stories will be gender reversed

    The audience will move through scenes while actors remain - immersive experience

    Actors free to share their own experiences and include them in the piece

    Venue tbc, Date tbc - end of week 6/7

    Portion of proceeds to be donated to women's charity Cambridge Women's Aid

    • Fri 10th Nov, 3:00pm-6:00pm, Z Basement Amenities Room, Christ's College

    Smorgasbord - Fletcher Players

    9:30pm, Mon 23rd October 2017 at Corpus Playroom
    Michaelmas Week 3

    Smorgasbord is back this Michaelmas and we need actors for our pieces of fresh new student writing!

    This is your opportunity to experience the deluxe life of an actor at the Corpus Playroom with few of the downsides and all of the benefits: make new friends, be a part of up and coming student writing, and get that all-important CamDram credit to pave your way to becoming a BNOC. This is a low-key commitment too as you won't be obliged to learn your lines and there will be few rehearsals.

    If you have any questions at all or are looking for further info on the show, please email Carine at cv310@cam.ac.uk :)

    • Sat 14th Oct, 12:30pm-3:30pm, Auditorium, Corpus Playroom

    Contact Carine Valarché - cv310@cam.ac.uk before 4:00pm Sat 14 Oct for more details.


    The 2018 Arts Show - Marlowe

    7:45pm, Wed 24th January 2018 - Sat 27th January 2018, at Cambridge Arts Theatre
    Lent Week 1

    Each year, the Marlowe Society offers an opportunity for actors to be directed by a professional, working director and to perform in the Cambridge Arts Theatre. The Arts Show, as it is known, has been a springboard for many careers moving beyond Cambridge.

    The show will be announced officially in September, but we can confirm that it will be a Shakespeare play.

    Auditions for this year's Arts Show will be held on Saturday, October 14, and Sunday, October 15. Rehearsals will start in December, pause over the Christmas vacation, and continue fairly intensely until
    the show, with actors remaining after the end of Michaelmas and returning before the start of Lent. Due to scheduling, actors will not be able to participate in both ETG and the Arts Show. The week of the show will require that actors are at the theatre all day for the majority of the week.

    Anyone interested in auditioning should prepare a 1-2 classical monologue (classical being broadly defined as pre-1900, with preference for Shakespeare or other early modern verse). Women should not feel restricted from picking a speech originally written for a male character. Choose a speech you like! Sign-ups will go up in late September. The first round will take place on Saturday, with recalls on Sunday. It is essential that those who audition successfully are available for recall on Sunday the 15th.

    More information is available on our website:
    https://www.themarlowesociety.com/the-arts-show

    If you have any questions, email actor's rep Sophie at st649, or Molly at mgy22.

    • Sat 14th Oct, 10:00am-6:00pm, Cambridge Arts Theatre

    Contact themarlowesociety@gmail.com before 6:00pm Sat 14 Oct for more details.


    The Last Bread Pudding - BAWDS

    7:30pm, Thu 22nd March 2018 - Sat 24th March 2018, at Sawston Drama Festival
    7:30pm, Fri 6th April 2018 - Sat 7th April 2018, at St Mark's Church Hall, Barton Road, Cambridge
    7:30pm, Mon 23rd April 2018 - Sat 28th April 2018, at Cambridge Drama Festival
    Lent Week 9 to Easter Week 0

    Thursday 9th November 2017
    at the Deaf Centre, 8 Romsey Terrace, Mill Road, Cambridge, CB1 3NH
    between 7.30 p.m. and 9.30 p.m.

    Ken Mills 30 / 50
    Denise Boon 30 / 50
    Fleur Florian Any Age
    Jan Cooke 20 / 40
    Jack Handy 40 / 60
    Phyllis Small* Any Age
    Tramp Any Age

    Note: *Although this is a non-speaking part, the character is heavily involved throughout the play

      Contact nickwarburton@bawds.org before 7:30pm Thu 09 Nov for more details.


      The Marlowe Showcase 2017 - Marlowe

      7:30pm, Thu 9th November 2017 Venue to be confirmed
      Michaelmas Week 5

      The Marlowe Showcase is an opportunity for 12-14 graduating actors to perform one or two monologues or duologues in front of industry professionals (include agencies and casting directors) and be directed by a professional Directors.

      Actors will need to prepare one speech pre 1800 and one post 1800 speech. We recommend that you begin practising during the summer vacation as auditions will be held very early on in the academic year: Week 0 on October 6th.

      Auditions will not be run by drop-in and booking a slot will be necessary. Please register your interest with us to ensure you are kept up to date as to when slots become available. To do this, send an email to themarloweshowcase@gmail.com .

      Please be aware that the participation fee is £75. We realise this is a considerable sum for many and therefore will be offering financial support for those who need it.

      The Marlowe Showcase is open to ALL actors who are entering into their final year at Cambridge, regardless of past experience and engagement with the theatre scene.

        Contact themarloweshowcase@gmail.com before 12:00am Fri 06 Oct for more details.


        The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui

        7:45pm, Tue 7th November 2017 - Sat 11th November 2017, at ADC Theatre
        Michaelmas Week 5

        Chicago. A city of jazz and gangsters, prohibition and poverty. Amongst the murk of the Great Depression, there’s room for a small time crook like Arturo Ui to make a name for himself...
        Written during exile in the 1940s, Brecht's celebrated play is a satirical allegory of the rise of Hitler and the Nazi Party in Germany prior to World War II.

        ★ AUDITIONS ★

        We'd like to stress auditions are **GENDERBLIND** and **COLOURBLIND**
        Although the play is male-dominated, a lot of roles will be genderswapped so *please* don't be put off auditioning if you are female/NB.

        We have two audition blocks:
        ★ Wed 04/10 -- sign up for a slot here: https://doodle.com/poll/hf75rb3wg9uhpevc and **include your CRSid** so we can email you the extracts before the audition.
        ★ Thursday 5th October -- drop-in auditions in DR1. Extracts will be provided on the door but email Aaron at apk39 if you'd like to see them in advance:)

        • Wed 4th Oct, 3:00pm-6:00pm, Larkum Studio (ADC)
        • Thu 5th Oct, 1:00pm-4:00pm, DR1 (ADC)

        Contact apk39@cam.ac.uk, fic21@cam.ac.uk before 9:00am Fri 06 Oct for more details.