Virtual Performing Arts Season
If you would like to submit a performance for either American Voices or An Evening of Fairytales, Folktales and Fables, you’ll find more information about submission guidelines below. If your video file is too large to attach to an email, I recommend sharing it through a service like Google Drive or Dropbox.
If you’d like to send in an audition for either Shakespeare’s Love’s Labours Lost or Oscar Wilde’s A Woman of No Importance, you’ll find 4 audition monologues for each show below as a PDF. Uncut scripts of both plays are also attached if you’d like to familiarize yourself with the material. If you’re auditioning for both shows, you’re welcome to include both auditions in one video, or in separate videos if that’s easier for you.
If you have any further questions, please contact Mike at [email protected].
We look forward to collaborating with you this summer!
Virtual productions accepting auditions:
Now accepting performance submissions:
American Voices — An Independence Day Celebration
◦ This event, hosted by the Templeton Players, will present new performances of American Speeches as part of our virtual Independence Day Celebration on July 4th.
◦ Submission guidelines: We’re looking for speeches from the early 20th century and earlier. Please keep video submissions to between 2-6 minutes. Please also include any information you might have on the historical background of the speech. Performance videos will be accepted until June 26. Please send submissions to [email protected] (Dropbox/Google Drive preferred).
An Evening of Fairytales, Folk Tales, and Fables — with the Templeton Players
◦ This event will feature new interpretations of classic fables… from the Brothers’ Grimm Fairytales, to Aesop’s Fables, and everything in-between! We welcome performances and interpretations of all kinds: dramatic readings, dance, puppetry, song, and more! Let your creativity run wild!
◦ Submission guidelines: Please keep video submissions to a minimum of 2 minutes and a maximum of 8 minutes. Performance videos will be accepted until July 25. Please send submissions to [email protected] (Dropbox/Google Drive preferred).
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Love’s Labours Lost — A New Virtual Production, July 2020
◦ by William Shakespeare
◦ Directed by Michael Henrici
◦ Synopsis: One of Shakespeare’s earliest comedies, Loves Labours Lost follows the King of Navarre and his court, who, in an attempt to focus on their studies, decide to swear off the company of women for three full years. However, when a French Princess arrives on a state visit, the men begin to desperately fall in love, in spite of their vow. This production features 13 roles for all ages and genders, and will require minimal commitment and next to no memorization!
◦ Audition Info: Auditions will be open by video submission from Monday, June 1 through June 22. Please prepare a short Shakespearean monologue of your choosing. Monologues from the play are provided above. Please also let us know if any particular roles interest you. Audition videos can be sent via email to [email protected]
A Woman of No Importance — A New Virtual Production, August 2020
◦ by Oscar Wilde
◦ Directed by Mike Tamburrino
◦ Synopsis: In this dramatic comedy by Oscar Wilde, a group of wealthy aristocrats have gathered at the estate of Lady Hunstanton for an afternoon of tea, biscuits, and withering sarcasm. Here, the reclusive Mrs. Arbuthnot encounters an individual from her past… someone who holds information she’s been keeping from her family for decades. As she begins to consider revealing her secrets to the world, a colorful cast of characters gossips, romances, and schemes their way into one another’s lives. This production features 13 roles for all ages and genders, and will require minimal commitment and next to no memorization!
◦ Audition Info: Auditions will be open by video submission, from Monday, June 1 through June 22. You may prepare any short Oscar Wilde monologue of your choosing, but we’ll also provide four monologues are provided above. If possible, please perform it once in your natural dialect, and once in your best “Standard British (RP)” dialect. Please also let us know if any particular roles interest you. Audition videos can be sent via email to [email protected]
Our Virtual Performing Arts Season is sponsored in part by The Clark Foundation, NYCM Insurance, Otsego County Government, and Dr. Richard Sternberg.