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CASTING NOTICE – UNLOCK’D, Summer 2013

Monday, March 11th, 2013

CASTING NOTICE  - UNLOCK’D

Title of Show: Unlock’d
Agreement: AEA Transition Agreement (Modified Year 1)
Producer: Prospect Theater Company
Book / Lyrics: Sam Carner
Music: Derek Gregor

Director/Choreographer: Marlo Hunter
Music Director: Brad Haak
Casting Director: Jason Najjoum
Casting Assistant: Katie Proctor

Schedule/Compensation:
Rehearsals will begin around May 20, 2013.
Performances will be June 15 – July 14, 2013 at The Duke on 42nd Street, a NEW 42ND STREET® project, 229 West 42nd Street (between 7th & 8th Avenues).
Salary: AEA: $7.25/hr, min. 20 hrs/wk ($145/week), plus P&H; Non-Equity: Stipend

Synopsis:

UNLOCK’D is a richly layered musical comedy about four star-crossed lovers in 18th century England as they grapple with their identity and the confusion of love, while the mischievous spirits around them intervene.  Humans and spirits alike are unwittingly (and in one instance, literally) “unlocked” in this Richard Rodgers & NYMF “Best of Fest” (’07) award-winning show, that infuses contemporary pop into a classical score.

Auditions:

Equity Principal Auditions (EPA) will take place Tuesday, February 26 at Nola Studios (250 West 54th Street, 11th Floor, New York, NY, 10019), 9:30am – 5:30pm (lunch 1pm – 2pm

If you can’t attend the EPA, but wish to be considered, please email your headshot/resume to casting@prospecttheater.org.

Non-Equity auditions by appointment will be first held on Saturday, February 23, 2013 – submit ASAP and only once via Actors Access or by emailing casting@prospecttheater.org.


SEEKING:

Ethnically diverse, skilled actor-singers with excellent contemporary musical theater sensibility and impeccable comic timing.  Comfortable with musical staging. Classical training a bonus.

[BARON] 20-30. A leading man. Confident. Passionate. A war hero, his world is turned upside down by the confusing and uncharacteristic emotions he’s feeling (read: love). Strong leading man baritenor with falsetto. Any ethnicity.

[EDWIN] 20-27. Bookish, witty, verbal. Surprisingly passionate and geekily charming. Led by his intellect, he is cracked open by his unexpected love for Belinda. Tenor. Any ethnicity.

[BELINDA] 18-25. The most beautiful girl in the land. Innocent, unaffected, strong comic ability.  She isn’t aware that there’s more to her than her appearance. But there is. Coloratura soprano to high C with mix-belt. Any ethnicity.

[CLARISSA] 19-26. Smart, passionate, frustrated. Clarissa is certain she knows who she is and what she wants, but she doesn’t. Contemporary quality with some experience in verse/classical theatre.  Mezzo. Any ethnicity.

[AVIA / GERTRUDE] Mid 20s-early 40s (age very flexible). Sylph leader. Dry. Assertive. She has a mission and it doesn’t involve love. Until it does. Strong comic ability, and should be comfortable with movement. Range flexible, but soprano ability a bonus. Any ethnicity.

[ARIELLA / MADELINE / BEATRICE] Late teens-20s. Youngest sylph. Naive, squeamish, wilting. Sweet. Strong comic ability, and should be comfortable with movement. Range flexible, but soprano ability a bonus. Any ethnicity.

[ESTHER / KATHERINE] Mid 20s-late 50s (age very flexible). Sexually frustrated sylph. She’s hard up – and isn’t shy about it. Brazen comic ability, and should be comfortable with movement. Mezzo. Any ethnicity.

[UMBRIEL / SIR FLITTYBUD] 20s-early 40s (age very flexible). Bumbling leader of the gnomes / an effete gentleman. Goofy, broad comic ability.  Should be comfortable with a cockney accent and movement. Tenor. Any ethnicity.

[BARNEY / SIR INCONSTANTINE] 20s. Youngest of the gnomes. Lovelorn, sweet, sincere. As Sir Constantine, a dandy.  Just ridiculous.  Strong comic ability, and should be comfortable with movement. Character-y Tenor. Any ethnicity.

[CALEB / LORD LITTLEWIT] 20s-50s (age very flexible). Shifty, mischievous gadfly / overblown, incompetent gentleman. Strong comic ability. Should be comfortable with a cockney accent and movement. Bass-Baritone. Any ethnicity.

 

Prototype Production: DEATH FOR FIVE VOICES, A New Musical Drama

Sunday, January 20th, 2013

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Mar. 6 – Mar. 17, 2013 at the West End Theatre (263 West 86th St., NYC)

A world premiere original musical drama from two of Prospect’s founding artists, based on true events in the life of the brilliant and infamous Renaissance composer and murderer Carlo Gesualdo.
CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS ($25) or call 212-352-3101.
*DEVELOPMENTAL PROTOTYPE PRODUCTION – 12 performances only!*

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FIVE VOICES

Music and lyrics by Peter Mills
Book by Peter Mills
and Cara Reichel
Directed by Cara Reichel
Music directed by Daniel Feyer

Mar. 6 -  Mar. 17, 2013 at the
West End Theatre
(263 West 86th St., NYC)

Set amidst the political intrigue, religious conflict, and artistic vibrancy of the late Renaissance, DEATH FOR FIVE VOICES explores the dark harmonies of Carlo Gesualdo, Prince of Venosa — who is remembered both for his unusually complex madrigals and sacred music, as well as the extravagantly vicious double murder of his wife, Maria D‘Avalos, and her lover, Fabrizio Carafa.  Through a sophisticated choral score, this intimate and thrilling new musical investigates the source of both sexual and creative passion, and the fine line between madness and genius.

Featuring:
Ryan Bauer-Walsh*, Wilson Bridges*, Peter Saide*, Meghan McGeary*,
Hannah Jane McMurray, Diane Phelan*
and Thom Sesma*

Michele A. Connolly*, Stage Manager

Ann Bartek
, Scenic Designer
Sidney Shannon, Costume Designer
Susan M. Nicholson, Lighting Designer
Janie Bullard, Sound Designer

Jacob Grigolia-Rosenbaum, Fight Choreographer

Jason Najjoum, Casting Director

Alexis Schwartz, Assistant Stage Manager
Sarah A. Peck, Production Assistant

*Member, Actor’s Equity Association.  Equity Approved Showcase.

THE ROCKAE in concert: Live-Stream from Le Poisson Rouge!

Saturday, October 6th, 2012

Gordon Stanley as CadmusOn Sunday night, October 7th, from approximately 7:30pm – 9pm, Prospect Theater Company will hold its season kickoff fundraiser concert of THE ROCKAE — a hard rock musical version of Euripides play THE BACCHAE — live at Le Poisson Rouge, one of NYC’s most exciting music venues!  This event re-unites many performers from our 2007 original cast, who are joined by many other company friends and newcomers to the show!

While the Live Stream through Concert Window is an absolutely free service, as this is our 12-13 Season Kickoff fundraiser, we are asking those who “tune-in” online to for a $10 suggested donation to help us launch our season endeavors!  Click the button below to donate securely online through Paypal… and support us with $10 (or more) if you are able!

If you don’t wish to make a donation, click here to be directed to the Live Stream through Concert Window.

Note:  the concert will not be recorded or archived on line, so you need to tune in live!

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Wednesday, March 14th, 2012

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Rory Sullivan, Producing/Artistic Associate

Friday, December 16th, 2011

This is Rory’s first season with Prospect Theater Company and thus far he has served as assistant director on Iron Curtain. At Barrington Stage Company he was the assistant director on Guys & Dolls, The Best of Enemies, and The Game. A graduate from Wheaton College with a degree in Economics he pursued further study in theater at The National Theater Institute. While there, he discovered his passion for directing and studied all disciplines of theater, including classical and contemporary acting, directing, movement, playwriting, and design. Metformin

Nicki Hunter, Producing/Artistic Associate

Friday, December 16th, 2011

Nicki is thrilled to be working with Prospect Theater Company. When not working with the fabulous Prospect team, she is working at Manhattan Theatre Club where she is the Assistant to the Artistic Director. While at MTC she has helped with numerous on and Off-Broadway productions including, Good People, Time Stands Still, The Whipping Man, Ruined, and Venus in Fur. She also produced Tempest Toss’d this year at NYMF and has worked at the Summer Play Festival on Tio Pepe, and The Black Suits. She holds a BA in Theater with a minor in business, from Lehigh University.

Simone Zamore Curbelo, Director of Education

Friday, December 16th, 2011

A recent graduate of Princeton University (B.A. English, Dramatic Literature, minors in Theater, Modern Dance, and Vocal Performance) and Harvard Graduate School of Education (Ed.M, Arts in Education), Simone is a professional singer, dancer, and actor; she has trained, both recreationally and competitively, in jazz, tap, ballet, modern, lyrical, musical theater, contemporary, and hip hop. An Equity performer, she has been featured as a Principal Dancer in Sophisticated Ladies (Inside Broadway), numerous regional tours and Off-Broadway performances, and performed with Prospect for over 10 years including The Taxi Cabaret, The Flood, DIDO (& Aeneas), Evergreen, and The Rockae. Simone is thrilled to be able to bring Prospect to children throughout the Tri-state area. viagra

Jason Najjoum, Casting Director

Friday, December 16th, 2011

Jason is originally from northern Virginia. A proud graduate of Emory University, Jason now makes New York City his home. Recent casting credits include Myths & Hymns (Prospect), Dancing at Lunacy, Blood, and Bad Evidence (the cell), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (The Hive), and numerous readings for Prospect Theater Company, New York Theatre Barn, The Hive, and The Pack. Commercially, Jason has worked at Donna DeSeta Casting, Godlove + Company, Background Inc, Foreground Inc, Strickman-Ripps Casting, and Broadcasters on numerous on-camera commercials, webseries, print campaigns, and other on-camera projects, from Kiefer Sutherland’s webseries The Confession to a commercial for Ford Explorer and a promo for the Oprah Winfrey Network. When not casting, Jason is the Creative Development Associate and an Executive Producer of NYTB in the D-Lounge for New York Theatre Barn, and is a new member of the New York Musical Theater Festival’s Reading Committee and Packawallop Productions’ artists collective, The Pack, and is a proud member of The Hive Theater Company. Recent producing credits include I Married Wyatt Earp (Prospect Theater Co./NY Theatre Barn), Dancing at Lunacy, Blood (the cell), Bandage: A Fight Play (The Brick), Male Matriarch (FringeNYC), Another Place (The Anthropologists at HERE), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (The Hive), and Bad Evidence (the cell). Jason was an assistant to lead producer Ken Davenport on the Broadway revival of Godspell.

Prospect Theater Company: Funder Information

Thursday, August 25th, 2011

In order to control Prospect’s printing and mailing expenses as well as “go green,” we’ve created this private web page — which contains all the information we would normally provide in a company press kit or funder information packet.  Please feel free to click the links below to view documents online, or to download the required information.  Please contact Cara@ProspectTheater.org if any further information is required, or with questions.

ORGANIZATIONAL BACKGROUND:

Mission Statement – Company Bio – Board List
Production History:  Past 3 Years (2008 – 2011) / Full Company History (1999-2011)
Staff Bios (Current Season) – Artist Bios (Current Season)

FINANCIAL DOCUMENTS:

FY10 AuditFY10 990
FY11 Financials (UnAudited)
FY12 Budget (As of Aug 2011)
History of Major Funders
Financial Overview: 1998-2012
IRS 501c3 letter

PROMOTIONAL MATERIALS:

Press Clips Packets:  2008-2011 or 2003-2007
Prospect Artists Speak Out
June 2011 Program – I MARRIED WYATT EARP
Numerous Prospect Postcards / Brochures may be viewed on our graphic designer’s website.

EDUCATIONAL INFORMATION:

Sample Curriculum Packet, I MARRIED WYATT EARP (2011)
Letters from Student Matinee Attendees
2011 Summer Intensive Documentary Video

History

Monday, August 1st, 2011

Max is Famous!Since its incorporation in June of 1998, Prospect Theater Company has supported an outstanding and diverse group of emerging artists in NYC’s off-off-Broadway scene. Originally founded by five graduates of Princeton University, Prospect has grown to include a loose network of almost 700 artists.  To date, we have mounted over 30 full-scale productions, as well as numerous “dark nights” events (which have included many readings and workshop stagings of new plays and musicals).  Over the past decade, we have presented the New York and/or world premieres of more than 20 new musicals and 3 new plays.

Prospect actively cultivates and support a community of musical theatre writers, particularly through our annual music theatre laboratory program, commissioning new 10-minute musicals.  In 2010, we also launched a summer residency program in partnership with the Goodwill Theatre in Johnson City, New York to provide a summer workshop opportunity outside of Manhattan for new works in process.

nowhere near to doneProspect performs in rental theater venues of 99 seats or less located in diverse neighborhoods in Manhattan. Some selected recent company productions include:

  • The Blue Flower,  presented Feb. 2 – Mar. 2, 2008 at the West End Theatre.  Audiences entered the restless memories of artist Max Baumann on this Dada-inspired romp through pre-WWI Paris, the Great War, and Weimar Germany.  Striking video projections and inventive music were from the Jonathan Larson Award-winning team of Jim & Ruth Bauer.
  • By founding company members Peter Mills and Cara Reichel, Golden Boy of the Blue Ridge (presented in April 2009 at 59E59 Theaters) was a new bluegrass musical that moved J. M. Synge’s classic Irish comedy The Playboy of the Western World to a setting in 1930’s Depression-era Appalachia and featured an onstage band / acting ensemble.
  • I Married Wyatt Earp, a new all-female musical by composer Michele Brourman, co-bookwriter / lyricist Sheilah Rae, and co-bookwriter Thomas Edward West, re-interprets the events surrounding the infamous “Shootout at the O.K. Corral” in 1880s Tombstone, Arizona.  This production ran at 59E59 Theaters from May 20 – June 12, 2011.

Click here to view a full archive of company productions since 1999.

Prospect Theater Company 10th Anniversary from Cara Reichel on Vimeo.