Jobs, Auditions & Submissions

03/19/2016

Thank you for your interest in freeFall Theatre.  Our current season auditions took place in August 2015.  We also attended UPTA and FPTA as well.  Please see below for guidelines on submitting for upcoming productions electronically.  We hope to see you at our 2016-17 auditions later in the year (typically in either August or September) because we always prefer to see performers in person.

Season Auditions

AEA SPT Tier 6 Contract (pending approval) $430/wk AEA  minimum ($443 after 6/6/16)

EMC candidates & non-union salaries negotiable

Location:

freeFall Theatre

6099 Central Avenue

St. Petersburg, FL 33710

www.freefalltheatre.com

Audition Requests:

Send an email to Susan Haldeman & Eric Davis at auditions@freefalltheatre.com.  Please include your headshot and resume and a video submission.  Please see our guidelines below for all video submissions.

Seeking:

Transformational Equity/non-equity actors and actor/singers for our 2015/16 season.

Performers of all ethnic and racial backgrounds are encouraged to attend.

Season shows & dates:

Mr. Burns: a post-electric play

Written by Anne Washburn

Director: Eric Davis

Musical Director: TBD

Rehearses: 04/12/16 – 04/29/16, Runs: 04/29/16 – 05/22/16

THIS SHOW IS ENTIRELY CAST

 

The Light In the Piazza

Book by Craig Lucas, Music and Lyrics by Adam Guettel

Director: Eric Davis

Choreographer: Leanne Alduenda

Musical Director: Michael Raabe

Rehearses: 05/24/16 – 06/17/16, Runs: 06/17/16 – 07/10/16

Breakdown:

Margaret Johnson: 40s – 50s. An elegant, self-possessed, practical and attractive American woman in middle age. Legit soprano ranging from G below middle C up to G#.

Clara Johnson: 26. Margaret’s daughter, young and naïve for her age. Strong legit soprano ranging from low A, strong belt/mix to high E with a nice ring. THIS ROLE IS CAST

Fabrizio Naccerelli: Early 20s. A good-looking and charming Florentine.Lyrical tenor to a high B. THIS ROLE IS CAST

Giuseppe Naccerelli: Late 20s – mid-30s. Fabrizio’s slightly older brother. Baritone.

Franca Naccarelli: Late 20s – mid-30s. Giuseppe’s wife. Legit soprano. THIS ROLE IS CAST

Signor Naccarelli: Mid-40s – 50s. Fabrizio’s father. Baritone.

Signora Naccarelli/Florentine Female: Mid-40s – 50s. Fabrizio’s mother, plays many Florentine female roles. Legit soprano.

Roy Johnson: 40s – 50s. Margaret’s husband, plays  Non-singing.

Priest/Florentine Male

The Pirates of Penzance

Music by Arthur Sullivan, Libretto by W.S. Gilbert

Director: Eric Davis

Musical Director: Michael Raabe

Rehearses: 07/12/16 – 08/05/16, Runs 08/05/16 – 09/04/16

This irreverent, outer space themed, re-imagining of the G&S masterpiece, will whisk you away to a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away.  This show will be done in a rock music style.  Please submit with that in mind.

Breakdown:

Major-General Stanley: A one star-general in the British Army, Major-General Stanley is the protector of many young women, his wards. THIS ROLE IS CAST

The Pirate King: A largely unsuccessful commander, the pirate king, although a flamboyant braggart, is too tender-hearted to do what pirates are supposed to do.

Samuel: The pirate king’s lieutenant

Frederic: A pirate trainee, Frederic was apprenticed to the pirates by mistake. He is a noble young man who falls in love with Mabel but puts his sense of duty above everything else, including love. THIS ROLE IS CAST

Sargeant of Police: The leader of a bumbling squad of policemen, the good-natured sergeant of police is committed to stopping the pirates.

Mabel: Major-General Stanley’s youngest ward, quickly falls in love with Frederic.

Edith: Another of Major-General Stanley’s daughters

Kate: Another of Major-General Stanley’s daughters THIS ROLE IS CAST

Isabel: Another of Major-General Stanley’s daughters

Ruth: A pirate maid-of-all-work and Frederic’s nursery maid, Ruth mistakenly bound Frederic to a pirate instead of a pilot. She is in love with Frederic and feels betrays when he falls in love with Mabel.

If you would like to submit electronically, please see our rules on electronic submissions below.  However, we would prefer to see you in person. We hope to see you at an audition very soon!

———————————————————————————————————— Audition Advice: At freeFall, we’re founded and run by people who have been in the business a long time, and we have very high standards of excellence in performance.  We are only seeking professional AEA and non-AEA performers. That being said, we’re hoping just as hard as you are that you’re the right person to cast.  We want you to do well, so here are a few notes about what we’re really looking for:

  • Acting is being.  It is not merely saying the lines or telling us a story.  It’s making us believe that you’re really in that place, that you’re actually experiencing the thoughts and emotions of the character you’re portraying, and that you’re actually communicating with your “scene partner”.
  • You cannot lie to a freeFall audience.  freeFall is a very intimate theatre – it’s easy for our audiences to see when you’re not telling the truth of the moment.
  • Just because you’re singing doesn’t mean you’re exempt from acting.  If you’re living in a moment through a song, it has to be just as honest as if you were not holding out the vowels.  Of course, we want you to hit the notes, but we’ll cast a better actor over a better singer every time.
  • Your audition starts with your submission:  Make sure your picture and resume are professional quality.  Make sure your email is clear and concise.  If you want to ask a question, make sure it hasn’t already been answered on this page.

FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions):

  • Do you have housing for out-of-town actors? Yes
  • Do you have cars for out-of-town actors? No, but our actor housing is 1/2 block from the theatre
  • When do you rehearse? We only have approximately 80 hours to put up each freeFall production, so we typically rehearse 5-7 hours a day, 6 days a week for 2 1/2 weeks.  We prefer to rehearse during daytime hours, but sometimes at night, and can work around actor’s schedules, depending on the situation
  • Do you rehearse during the daytime? Yes.  We are a professional theatre company.  We do this for a living.  We reserve the right to rehearse during the day.  That being said, we are flexible and willing to work around actor’s schedules to a certain extent.
  • Do you hire Non-Equity actors? Yes.  Each cast is a mix of AEA members and professional Non-AEA actors
  • Do you offer EMC points? Yes

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Video Audition Policy: For those unable to attend in person, we will accept a video audition under the following conditions:

  1. Your audition needs to be recorded specifically for freeFall, specifically for the show(s) you’re interested in – in other words, do what you’d do if you were auditioning for us live.
  2. If we want to see more from you, we’ll ask you. Please send one video per audition.
  3. Please send a link to an online video on a hosting site, such as Youtube or Vimeo. E-mailed files will not be downloaded or watched. Make sure your video is set to “unlisted” instead of “private” on Youtube, otherwise we can’t watch it.
  4. In the interest of complete fairness: We prefer casting via live auditions. It’s very difficult for us to get a sense of who you are from just a video screen. And since we do see a fair number of actors live and in person, there may be no need for us to find more via video submission.
  5. Please address your video submissions to auditions@freefalltheatre.com

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Play Submission Policy:

We are always interested in producing new works.  Please submit all plays to our Dramaturg, Timothy Saunders at timothyryansaunders@gmail.com.  He will be in contact if there is further interest in your work.

 

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