Submitted by Dic Wheeler, Oddfellows Playhouse
(November 18, 2022) —Oddfellows Playhouse and ARTFARM announce auditions for Circophony Teen Circus’s 17th Annual Mainstage Circus-Theater production.
Auditions will be held on Tuesday, December 6, 2022, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Oddfellows Playhouse, 128 Washington Street in Middletown. They are open to all young people, ages 12 – 20. Prior circus experience is not required, but some background in physical training, dance, movement, gymnastics, sports, parkour or performance can be helpful.
Auditioners are asked to arrive a few minutes early to complete audition paperwork, to dress to move, plan to stay the entire two hours, and to prepare a short solo act that showcases your skills and personality (one minute maximum). Solos can be based in circus arts, theater, Everyone who auditions and commits to the rehearsal and production schedule will be cast in the show.
Rehearsals will be Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. starting January 3, 2023. There will be technical rehearsal & daily rehearsals, February 26th – March 1st. Performances will be March 2, 3 & 4, 2023 at 7:00 p.m, and March 4th at 2:00 p.m. at Oddfellows Playhouse.
The new Circophony main stage show will be directed by Circophony Director Allison McDermott, with additional coaching and act direction by Naja Muller and Joel Melendez. The show will include acrobatics, movement, juggling, balancing, stilting, contortion, unicycling, roman ladders, comedy and other circus skills. This is a great opportunity to stretch your personal limits in a supportive, non-competitive environment, to get serious circus training, and to be part of creating a new and imaginative show.
To register for the audition, or for more information, call (860) 347-6143 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Tuition for Circophony is $300. Financial aid is available for anyone who needs it. No one is turned away for inability to pay. Circophony Teen Circus provides rigorous circus training and performance opportunities to young people, and is a collaboration between Oddfellows Playhouse and ARTFARM.
If you are unable to make the audition date, please contact email@example.com to set up an alternative audition date.
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