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Actors Ensemble of Berkeley Request for Proposals Staged Readings for Winter 2018/Spring 2019 Theme: "Unexpected Kindness"

Actors Ensemble of Berkeley is taking proposals from Directors for Staged Readings (which may be turned into main stage productions) of plays with the general theme Unexpected Kindness.

We hope to produce 2-3 staged readings in both the Fall of 2018 and Winter of 2019, with venues TBD.  Each staged reading will involve 2-3 rehearsals, and a performance on a Monday or Tuesday in the Fall of 2018 or the Spring of 2019.  There will be a stipend of $100 provided to the director.  We will hold open auditions beforehand.  A successful proposal may also lead to a main stage production in the future.

The sucessful proposal will be by the proposed Director of the staged reading under consideration.  We encourage plays which feature a (largish) ensemble.  We regularly cast cross-gender/race.  Plays which require obtaining performance rights should include some information about how to obtain them and how much they cost, though that is usually not an issue.  Please also include information about schedule availability for the Director in question.

We encourage new and emerging directors, and persons of all genders, sexual orientations, and colors to apply.

Proposals should be submitted to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. on or before midnight PDT, July 31st, 2018.

Proposals should include:

*play title and playwright
*publisher, if any, how to obtain rights, and cost information.
*length of play -- not over 2 hours and one acts are fine
*director's availability between October 2018 and May 2019
*director's resume and best way to contact
*how the play connects to our staged reading theme

Upcoming events:

Hamlet, by William Shakespeare, directed by Stanley Spenger, July 4th - July 22nd - Saturdays and Sundays at 4 p.m. plus a special performance Wednesday, July 4th at 4 p.m., FREE, John Hinkel Park Amphitheatre, 41 Somerset Pl., Berkeley, CA 94707

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare, Abridged, by Long, Singer, and Winfield, adapted by Vicki Siegel and Crystal Brown, directed by Crystal Brown, August 18th - September 3rd, Saturdays and Sundays at 4 p.m. plus a special performance Monday, September 3rd at 4 p.m., FREE, John Hinkel Park Amphitheatre, 41 Somerset Pl., Berkeley, CA 94707.

Staged Reading:  An Afternoon with Julia, an adaptation of Arches, Balance, and Light by Mary Spletter, directed by Michael R. Cohen.  Saturday and Sunday September 29th and 30th at 2 p.m., FREE, Mountain View Cemetery, 5000 Piedmont Ave., Oakland, CA 94611

More info always at our website www.aeofberkeley.org
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Thank You

Actors Ensemble of Berkeley is delighted to acknowledge the Berkeley Civic Arts Program and Civic Arts Commission's support in the form of a grant of $8,000.00 awarded in 2017. Also, a thank you to Theatre Bay Area for a grant of $2,500.00.

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