Distant Music by James McLindon
Directed by Emily Rollie
April 18, 19, & 20 at 7 pm
Congratulations to the cast of Distant Music by James McLindon:
Connor – Adam McCall
Dev – CJ Irwin
Maeve – DeeDee Folkerts
A big thanks to all of the talented actors who auditioned! We hope you join us for the show, April 18-20, at Eastside Tavern.
Want to join us on stage as part of Season 6: How Dare We? Well, we’re so on the ball, we already have audition dates for all of our Season 6 shows. (Yep, we’re organized like that!)
God of Carnage by Yasmina Reza, directed by L. Alex Iben-Cahill
Roles for 2m, 2w
Sunday, August 26 at 2 pm
Monday, August 27 at 6 pm
Location: Missouri United Methodist Church
Santaland Diariesby David Sedaris, adapted by Joe Mantello, directed by Bryan M. Vandevender
Role for 1m
Tuesday, October 16 at 7 pm
Wednesday, October 17 at 8 pm
Location: SilverBox Photography Studio (107 Orr Street)
UP NEXT: 5th annual short Women’s Play Festival with plays by women playwrights from around the country, directed by Cat Gleason & Carrie Winship
Roles for 6 actors, any age/gender
Sunday, January 27 at 5 pm
Monday, January 28 at 6 pm
Location: Missouri United Methodist Church, room CLC 110
Distant Music by James McLindon, directed by Emily A. Rollie
Roles for 2m, 1w
Sunday, February 24 at 5 pm
Monday, February 25 at 5 pm
Location: TBA (again, we’re hoping SilverBox Photography Studio)
All auditions consist of cold readings from the script. Unless specified by the director, auditionees only need to attend one night of auditions. Perusal scripts for all shows except short Women’s Play Festival are available for check out at 9th Street Video.
Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org! (We’ll answer. Promise.)
At long last, we’re ready to release the cast list (of one) for our upcoming production of David Sedaris’ The Santaland Diaries:
Crumpet the Elf – Ian Matthew Sobule
Thanks to all who auditioned. We were very impressed by the wealth of talented men who auditioned and we thank you all for making our decision so difficult.
Auditions for the second show of our season, The Santaland Diaries by David Sedaris, adapted by Joe Mantello, and directed for IAT by Bryan M. Vandevender will be held on Tuesday, October 16 at 7 pm and Wednesday, October 17 at 8 pm at SilverBox Photography Studio (107 Orr Street).
Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script, and we’re looking one man (age flexible) to play our snarky elf. Auditionees only need to attend one audition time.
Performances of The Santaland Diaries will be December 6, 7 & 8 at The Blue Fugue in downtown Columbia.
Other questions? Send them to email@example.com, and our friendly bunny staff will be hoppy (er, happy) to answer your queries.
What? You’ve been dying to know who’s been cast in our upcoming production of Yasmina Reza’s God of Carnage? Well, wait no longer, here it is (complete with some new and fabulous faces to the IAT ranks):
Alan — Brett Kohler
Annette — Meredith Julian
Michael — Dillon Cassidy
Veronica — Kate Hamlett
Thanks to all who auditioned! We’ve got a bunch of other crazy-good shows this season, and we hope to see you audition for us again.
Auditions for IAT’s production of GOD OF CARNAGE by Yasmina Reza, directed by L. Alex Iben
WHEN: Sunday, August 26 from 2-4 pm and Monday, August 27 from 6-8 pm
WHERE: Missouri United Methodist Church, room CLC 106 (204 S. 9th Street, Columbia)
Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. Headshots and resumes are welcomed but not required. (No headshot? No worries – we’re happy to snap your fabulous photo on the spot so we can remember your beautiful face!) Roles are available for 2 men, 2 women.
Performances will be on October 5 & 6, 12 & 13 at the Missouri Contemporary Ballet Studio on Orr Street. (Oh, and this is also the mid-Missouri premiere of the play!)
About the play*:
Winner of the 2009 Tony Award and the basis for the 2011 movie adaptation Carnage, Yasmina Reza’s contemporary comedy of manners centers around a playground altercation between eleven-year-old boys which brings together two sets of Brooklyn parents for a meeting to resolve the matter. At first, diplomatic niceties are observed, but as the meeting progresses, tensions emerge and the gloves come off, leaving the couples with more than just their liberal principles in tatters.
Independent Actors Theatre, with license from the American Foundation for Equal Rights (AFER) and Broadway Impact, is proud to announce a one-afternoon-only reading of “8,” a play chronicling the historic trial in the federal constitutional challenge to California’s Proposition 8. Written by Academy Award-winning screenwriter and AFER Founding Board Member Dustin Lance Black, “8” had its much-heralded Broadway world premiere in September 2011 and its star-studded Los Angeles premiere in March 2012.
The production is an unprecedented account of the Federal District Court trial in Perry v. Schwarzenegger (now Perry v. Brown), the case filed by AFER to overturn Proposition 8, which stripped gay and lesbian Californians of the fundamental freedom to marry.
What:A staged reading of “8,” the landmark marriage equality play by Academy Award-winner Dustin Lance Black.
Who: Independent Actors Theatre in collaboration with Mid-Missouri Pride Fest, featuring actors from across the Columbia community
When: Sunday, August 19 at 3 pm (Doors open at 2 p m)
Where: Deja Vu Comedy Club, Columbia
The performance is FREE and open to the public. A talkback with local experts and advocates for marriage equality will follow the performance.
Calling all (women) playwrights…..of all heights and sizes!
Independent Actors Theatre (IAT) is seeking short plays (max. 10-12 minutes) by women playwrights for its fifth annual short Women’s Play Festival – “theplays are short, not the women.” Plays will be staged and produced by local women theatre directors and stage managers in March 2013. Plays of all styles and genres are welcomed. Because the emphasis is on new plays, previously produced work may be considered but preference will be given to plays that have had staged readings and/or are unproduced. Plays that feature minimal/flexible set and small casts are preferred. Plays selected for the Festival will be licensed through the playwrights. Submissions and queries for further information should be sent electronically to artistic director Emily Rollie (firstname.lastname@example.org) by September 1, 2012. Please limit submissions to 2 plays per playwright. For more information about Independent Actors Theatre or the short Women’s Play Festival please visit www.iatheatre.org.
IAT is pleased to announce an open call for directors for our 2012-2013 season. If you feel passionately about one of our projects, please send us your application.
The line up for IAT’s Season 6: How Dare We include:
God of Carnage by Yasmina Reza
October 5-6, 12-13
The Santaland Diaries by David Sedaris, adapted by Joe Mantello
5th Annual short Women’s Play Festival (featuring 6 short plays by women playwrights from around the USA)
March 7-9, 2013
Distant Music by James McLindon
April 25-27, 2013
How to apply:
1. Write a short letter stating your interest in directing one of these shows. Your letter should include the title of the play you are proposing to direct, a statement describing your approach to the show (aka director’s concept or vision), and your approach to working with actors.
2. Along with your letter, please include your resume (and representative photos from your directing portfolio, if available). Also, be sure to include contact information.
3. Email your application materials to email@example.com no later than 5 pm on Friday, June 8.
Directors for the 2012-2013 season will be selected and announced by July 4. We look forward to reading your applications!
A few special notes: