Auditions for “Bedroom Farce”

Bedroom Farce

Announcing auditions for Alan Ayckbourn’s comedy Bedroom Farce, directed by Laura Smith and produced by Redwood Theatre in Redmond. Intimate black box seating for sixty; three rows of audience within three to five feet of the acting space.

Auditions

August 7th, 7pm
August 8th, 7pm

Reservations

Send an email to laurasmith737@gmail.com to confirm which audition date that you will be attending.

Audition Location

Faith Lutheran Church
9041 166th Ave NE, Redmond, WA 98052

Map to Faith Lutheran Church

Performance dates

There are five performances at the Fred Meitzer stage at the Redmond Senior Center; four 8pm performances on 10/25, 10/26, 11/1 & 11/2 and one matinee on 10/27 at 2pm.

Performance Location

Fred W. Meitzer Theatre within the Redmond Municipal Campus
8703 160th Ave NE
Redmond, WA 98052

Location of the Fred W. Meitzer Theatre

Requirements

Auditions are a general open call without appointments or prepared readings- we will be doing cold readings from the script, everyone will be read at least twice, and an opportunity to read for specific things they haven’t read for but are interested in reading for is generally provided depending on the number of people.

Compensation

One performance of the five performances is designated as an “actor’s benefit night” with door proceeds in excess of hall rental and royalty split equally between members of the cast and crew.

Characters Needed

Ernest: A birdlike, bumbling man of about 60. Husband of Delia, father of Trevor.

Delia: A well preserved, talkative woman of about 60. Wife of Ernest, mother of Trevor.

Trevor: A self-obsessed, not too intelligent man who drives other men crazy but who women can find charming and funny. He can be in his mid to late 20′s – 30′s. Husband to Susannah, son of Ernest and Delia, ex-boyfriend of Jan.

Susannah: Also in her 20′s or 30′s, Susannah is Trevor’s (also self-obsessed) wife. She is slightly unbalanced and volatile.

Jan: Wife to Nick, ex-girlfriend of Trevor. Is happy with Nick, as theirs is a marriage of equal minds, but holds a lingering fascination with Trevor. Jan and Nick have a “point scoring” kind of relationship full of put downs and gentle insults, but ultimately it works for them. Also can be in her 20′s – 30′s.

Nick: Jan’s husband who spends the play complaining, as he in bed with an injured back. Insult is added to injury when Jan kisses Trevor at a party that Nick cannot attend. Also in his 20′s – 30′s.

Kate: Malcolm’s wife and hostess of the housewarming party taking place. A kind soul that offers Trevor a place to stay even when he ruins the party with an epic fight he has with Susannah. Also can be in her 20′s – 30′s.

Malcolm: Kate’s husband. Upset with Trevor for ruining his housewarming party, he vents his frustrations by spending the night putting together furniture. Kate and Malcolm have a lively relationship and are always playing pranks on each other. Also in his 20′s – 30′s.

Anne of Avonlea

AofA-posterStarting in April Redwood will be presenting a dramatization of L. M. Montgomery’s famous novel which has been read and loved by millions since its publication in 1909. The little girl of “Green Gables” has become a grown-up school teacher of seventeen. How she faces the first real problems of her life form the basis of Jeanette Carlisle’s faithful adaptation.

Directed by Judy Schwanke, this delightful and enchanting sequel to Anne of Green Gables continues the exciting adventures of one of literature’s most enduring characters, Anne Shirley. From her first days as a young teacher to her departure for Redmond College, we are reacquainted with old friends and new as Anne’s begins her career with a class of lively, but (usually) lovable, high-spirited students.

Ticketing

You can reserve tickets by calling (425) 522-3730 or send us an email via our contact page. Tickets will be in Will Call on the night of the performance. Tickets sold at the door are subject to availability. We accept cash, check and major credit cards.

Pre-pay with credit card online at BrownPaperTickets.com.

Performance Dates

Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00pm, April 26th through May 4th. There is one matinee on Sunday, April 28th at 2:00pm.

Pricing

First Saturday and Sunday: Pay What You Can, all other performances:
$15: Adults
$12: Children (18 years and younger)
$12: Seniors (60 years and better)

Performance Location

Fred W. Meitzer Theatre within the Redmond Municipal Campus
8703 160th Ave NE
Redmond, WA 98052

Map and Directions

Notice

Anne of Avonlea is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.

Auditions for “Anne of Avonlea”

Anne of Avonlea

Starting in April Redwood will be presenting a dramatization of L. M. Montgomery’s famous novel which has been read and loved by millions since its publication in 1909. The little girl of “Green Gables” has become a grown-up school teacher of seventeen. How she faces the first real problems of her life form the basis of Jeanette Carlisle’s faithful adaptation.

The show will be staged in three-quarter thrust with ~60 seats of intimate “oh my- they really are that close” (all audience within 4-12′ of actors) seating.

Auditions

March 11th, 7:30pm
March 13th, 7:30pm

Callbacks

March 14th, 7:30pm

Reservations

Send an email to auditions@redwoodtheatre.org to confirm which audition date that you will be attending.

Audition Location

Faith Lutheran Church
9041 166th Ave NE, Redmond, WA 98052

Map to Faith Lutheran Church

Performance dates

There are five performances at the Fred Meitzer stage at the Redmond Senior Center on 4/26, 4/27, 4/28 matinee, 5/3, and 5/4.

Four 8pm performances on 4/26, 4/27, 5/3 & 5/4

Performance Location

Fred W. Meitzer Theatre within the Redmond Municipal Campus
8703 160th Ave NE
Redmond, WA 98052

Location of the Fred W. Meitzer Theatre

Requirements

Auditions are a general open call without appointments or prepared readings- we will be doing cold readings from the script, everyone will be read at least twice, and an opportunity to read for specific things they haven’t read for but are interested in reading for is generally provided depending on the number of people.

Compensation

One performance of the five performances is designated as an “actor’s benefit night” with door proceeds in excess of hall rental and royalty split equally between members of the cast and crew.

Characters Needed

Rachel – a woman in her fifty’s
Marilla – a woman of about fifty
Anne – a girl of seventeen
Mr. Harrison – a man of forty-five
Diana – a girl of seventeen
Gilbert – a boy of eighteen
Jane – a girl of seventeen*
Julia – a girl of seventeen*
Gertie – a girl of eighteen
Fred – a boy of eighteen
Tommy – a boy of nineteen
Paul – a boy of ten
Sarah – a girl of sixteen
Emily – a woman of thirty-five

*Twins get preference for this pairing.

How The Other Half Loves

by Alan Ayckbourn
directed by Steve Scholz

HtOHL_800We meet three married couples – The Fosters, The Phillips and The Detweilers. The action takes place at two hilarious dinner parties given on consecutive nights. The couples have little in common except for Fiona Foster and Bob Phillips who are having an affair unbeknown to their partners. Mary & William Detweiler have no idea what is happening although they have been invited to both dinner parties. Confused? So are the characters! Cover-ups and subterfuge are the order of the day in this hilarious play.

Meet The Cast Of How The Other Half Loves

Ticketing

You can reserve tickets by calling (425) 522-3730 or send us an email via our contact page. Tickets will be in Will Call on the night of the performance. Tickets sold at the door are subject to availability. We accept cash, check and major credit cards..

Pre-pay with credit card online at BrownPaperTickets.com.

Pricing

First Saturday and Sunday: Pay What You Can, all other performances:
$15: Adults
$12: Children (18 years and younger)
$12: Seniors (60 years and better)

Performance Location

Fred W. Meitzer Theatre within the Redmond Municipal Campus
8703 160th Ave NE
Redmond, WA 98052

Map and Directions

Performance Dates

Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00pm, February 15th through 23rd
Matinee on Sunday, February 17th at 2:00pm

Notice

How the Other Half Loves is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.

“How The Half Loves” Cast

Lani Boykin (Mary Detweiler)

Lani BoykinLani is recent to Washington, but has quickly found a happy home at Redwood Theatre. A recent grad of The College of Idaho with a degree in Theatre and Vocal Performance, she is very proud of the fact that she is part of the small percentage of people that actually use the degrees they received in college. This is her third performance with Redwood. In recent past she played the role of Margo in Audition for Murder and Nancy in Gaslight. In the near future Redwood Theatre has trusted her to direct the summer Children’s Musical: Dinosaur, The Musical. She has high hopes and is excited for the opportunity. Currently she is taking on the role of Mary in How the Other Half Loves. This role is very near and dear to her heart as she is a fan of everything Alan Ayckbourn has written.

Patrick Hogan (Frank Foster)

Patrick HoganPatrick just finished his all-time favorite role, playing Charlie Cowell in the Driftwood Players’ production of The Music Man. In July, he performed at Driftwood’s Festival of Shorts in a new play called Instant Harmony, and previously, he appeared in the ensemble of Driftwood’s The King and I and Cyrano de Bergerac. Patrick began acting in Olympia, WA, where he performed as Marcel in Capitol Playhouse’s production of The Boy Friend and in the ensemble of Camelot, by Abbey Players. Patrick will also be heard voicing a character in Her Interactive’s new Nancy Drew PC game, The Ghost of Thornton Hill, due out in 2013.

Gavin McLean (William Detweiler)

Gavin McLeanGavin is a 2008 Cornish college of the arts graduate and is very excited to be working in this process. Gavin’s last show was Rooster in Renton civic theater’s production of Annie. Some of McLean’s other works include elite 2 in Halo: Reach and bear the 2009 footlights award winning show The Rez: As I Saw It. this will be Gavin’s first production for Redwood Theater.

Amanda Nelson (Teresa Phillips)

Amanda NelsonAmanda has appeared onstage previously at Redwood, Ghost Light and Tacoma Little Theaters. She earned her degree in drama from the University of Washington. When not acting she likes to knit and make trouble.

Carrie Schnelker (Fiona Foster)

Carrie SchnelkerCarrie recently divorced her day job to return to her true love, acting. She appeared in The Peregrine Sonata at Driftwood Players, as the Old Lady in Lyric Opera NW’s Oliver!, and has sung in the chorus of numerous productions. She is thrilled to be part of Redwood Theatre’s How the Other Half Loves, and is delighted to be working with this wonderful and talented group of players.

Christian Ver (Bob Phillips)

Christian VerChristian is incredibly honored to be working with this very talented cast. A graduate of Seattle University’s Alber’s school of business. His mind is of a business professional. But like his director Steve, his true heart and soul belong on the stage. He hopes you laugh and grind your teeth with anger at the word this cast will present.

Georgia L. Lockwood (Rehearsal Secretary)

Georgia is a veteran of many community musical theater productions, both as a performer and vocal coach. She was pleased to be called out of semi-retirement by long-time friend and sometime fellow performer Steve Scholz to jump in behind the scenes as rehearsal secretary. “I have always loved watching plays get put together, from the first reading to the last curtain, so this is a great treat, and it’s pleasure to watch this talented group work.

Steve Scholz (Director)

Steve Scholz photo by Michael Brunk, nwlens.comSteve Scholz is making his directorial debut with How the Other Half Loves. He has appeared in many Redwood productions, most recently playing the role of Inspector Rough in the thriller Gaslight (aka Angel Street). He also performed in Deathtrap, Scapino, The Cat’s Meow, Captain Instrinsic and Star on the Door. “I feel so lucky to be working with very a talented cast.”


Auditions

How the Other Half Loves

Alan Ayckbourn’s 1969 period comedy of “being drawn into the comets tail of somebody else’s breaking marriage” directed by Steve Scholz.

Three men, three women, open auditions with cold readings from the script. Originally produced at Scarborough in the round, our production will be in transverse staging with the audience on either side of a central acting area shared by the Foster and Phillips apartments at either end. Seating for fifty with the audience within five to ten feet of the actors.

Auditions

December 16th, 6-8pm
December 17th, 7-9pm

Callbacks

December 19th, 7-9pm

Audition Location

Faith Lutheran Church
9041 166th Ave NE, Redmond, WA 98052

Map to Faith Lutheran Church

Performance dates

There are five performances at the Fred Meitzer stage at the Redmond Senior Center on 2/15, 2/16, 2/17 matinee, 2/22, 2/23 and we may add a fund raiser / opening for the start of the 2013 season on Valentine’s day (2/14) depending on the availability of a standby venue.

Performance Location

Fred W. Meitzer Theatre within the Redmond Municipal Campus
8703 160th Ave NE
Redmond, WA 98052

Location of the Fred W. Meitzer Theatre

Requirements

Auditions are a general open call without appointments or prepared readings- we will be doing cold readings from the script, everyone will be read at least twice, and an opportunity to read for specific things they haven’t read for but are interested in reading for is generally provided depending on the number of people.

Compensation

One performance of the five performances is designated as an “actor’s benefit night” with door proceeds in excess of hall rental and royalty split equally between members of the cast and crew.

Character breakdown

Fiona Foster 30s/40s
Teresa Phillips 20s/30s
Frank Foster 30s/40s
Bob Phillips 20s/30s
William Detweiler 20s/30s
Mary Detweiler 20s/30s

Audition for Murder

by Howard Voland & Keith McGregor
directed by Keith McGregor

Audition for MurderGrace Sharp is a retired high-school English teacher. Her friend, Doris Brooks, is a retired nurse. These two bicker and banter their way into, and through all sorts of intriguing situations. This time the duo have an accident on a deserted stretch of icy road. Shaken up, but not hurt, they seek help in an isolated building—it turns out to be an old Grange hall which has been converted into a community theatre. They arrive just in time for Audition for Murder.
Continue reading “Audition for Murder” »

Summer News from the President

I feel compelled to use far too many exclamation points in what follows! Luge like excitement isn’t what we’re normally used to during the summer at Redwood but I have lots of fun things to report-

Our next show is a very funny mystery comedy set at the audition for a community theatre production with auditions at the end of the month. The clues come out as the bodies pile up! You may have noticed that the director of our next show is also one of its authors. Keith McGregor has written and published numerous shows with his partner of 28 years Howard Voland. You can find out more about Keith and Howard’s work at www.ravenwriters.com.

Capitol Grant

Thank you 4Culture! We have received notification that we have been selected to receive a capitol grant from the 4Culture program for the purchase of auxiliary lighting equipment; stands, dimmers, and instruments. Beyond giving us flexibility in lighting things at the Fred Meitzer space at the senior center this also opens up the possibility to do simple smaller things in smaller spaces in between our regular season of three shows.

2013 Season

Shows? Right! We do have a season selected- Alan Ayckbourn’s intricate comedy Bedroom Farce in February, Joseph Robinette’s dramatization of L.M. Montgomery’s Anne of Avonlea in April and a musical in the summer. Finally, we return to the work of author Alan Ayckbourn in the fall with his ingeniously set parallel stories in How the Other Half Loves. Expect more information about the 2013 season along with season ticket information in the coming months.

Did I say summer musical??! Yes! I said The Dinosaur Musical! There’s always lots to dance & sing about after a huge pretty flaming rock falls out of the sky; join us this time next year for a summer family musical that proves the point. Will the Treaty of Meat between the carnivores and the herbivores hold? The Dinosaur Musical is the work of brothers Robert and Willie Reale, known for their Tony® nominated Broadway musical retelling of A Year with Frog and Toad.

Theatre Upgrades

Splinters be banned! With support from Coinstar/Redbox (the nice people who count your change, rent you movies and keep coming up with an ever growing list of automated retail products and services) our venerable Mk I plywood risers that have supported Redwood audiences for the last 18 years are scrap. The Mk II is a continental style stackable folding riser custom built by volunteer elves in their workshop caves deep in the wilds of Redmond. The rake (the rise between rows) has been doubled to improve sight lines.

Do Something Good

Interested in volunteering to usher, set up chairs, or sweep up after? Paint something and then pick it up and move it someplace? Repeatedly and on cue? All of the above!?! Send a quick hello and send an email to volunteers@redwoodtheatre.org and opportunities to say “sure!” or “not this time!”, with either being a reasonable answer, will suddenly begin to present themselves!

Tempus fugit!
Larry Goodhind, President
Redwood Theatre