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Auditions for An Afternoon with Julia and Fox Among the Hens

Auditions for An Afternoon with Julia and Fox Among the Hens, Monday August 27th and Tuesday, August 28th from 7-10 p.m. at The Old Finnish Hall, 1819 10th Street in Berkeley.  Non AEA/No Pay.  Write This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information and an appointment.

Fox Among the Hens
by James Keller
directed by Martha Luehrmann
Tuesday, October 16th at 8 pm
Grand Hall of Oddfellows Lodge #270
Free and Open to the Public

Auditions: Monday and Tuesday
August 27th and 28th.

from 7:00pm - 10:00pm
at The Old Finnish Hall
1819 10th Street,
Berkeley, CA, 94710

Following up on our  two productions in John Hinkel Park in Summer 2018, Hamlet, and The Complete Works of William Shakespeare, Abridged! (the latter of which opens August 18th and closes September 3rd),  Actors Ensemble is proud to organize two unique staged readings, one of which explores the world of a pioneer in both architecture and feminism, and the other which explores issues contemporary to us today, but in the form of a fable.

Staged Readings are performed on stage with blocking, but with the script in hand (if necessary), minimal props and costumes, and no set.  For An Afternoon with Julia there will be rehearsals in the chapel on Saturday and Sunday afternoons from 1:30 to 4:00 pm on September 22nd and 23rd, and a third rehearsal TBD.  For A Fox Among the Hens there will likewise be 3 rehearsals TBD.

For the auditions you will read from sides we will provide.  If you are new to theater, don't be intimidated - we will guide you through the process!  If for some reason you cannot make the audition dates, do not hesitate to write to us - we may be able to make alternate arrangements.

Write This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for an audition appointment.  We will schedule 2-3 actors in 15 minute blocks, please come 15 minutes or so before your scheduled audition time, and bring a copy of your headshot and resume, and your schedule/conflicts up through October 21st, 2018.  You can audition for either or both plays using the same audition slot.  Non-AEA/no pay.  Actors Ensemble does cast cross-gender and cross-type on occasion (and especially for staged readings).

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Below we provide some information on the plays:

An Afternoon with Julia is an adaptation of the earlier full-length play "Arches, Balance, and Light", both by Mary Spletter.   Produced in assocation with Mountain View Cemetery. Performances are Saturday and Sunday, September 29th and 30th at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Mountain View Cemetery. To be followed by an optional 15-minute docent-led walk to Julia's final resting place.

This captivating historic fictionalized play visits famed Bay Area architect Julia Morgan. As her life comes to its final chapter, she enters her imagination to determine whether she should have done anything differently. Should she have had a family? Did she give up too much for too little? The play provides the likely answers and follows the hurdles she overcame to achieve her dream.

Characters: 
Julia Morgan -- Famous architect female over 45
Young Julia -- Julia Morgan at age 25-35
Marguerite (Duval) Blanchet -- possible daughter of Julia Morgan female 25-40
Victor Duval -- Fictitious Assistant Director of the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Paris male 30 something
Cedric Richard -- Fictitious Director of the Ecole des Beaux-Arts male 30-60. Also plays Porter at boat harbor.

Fox Among the Hens, by James Keller, directed by Martha Luehrmann. One night only, Tuesday October 16th at 8 p.m. in the Grand Hall of Oddfellows Lodge #270, 2288 Fulton St, Berkeley, CA 94704. Admission is free of charge. There will be 3 rehearsals before the production, schedule TBD depending on the actors cast and the final schedule of performances.


A farmyard is ruled by an arrogant rooster named Trumpet, who bears a striking resemblance to the current primary occupant of the White House. A fox arrives and quietly works at reducing the hen population. A girl learns to say goodbye. A fable for our times.

Characters:
Moustache-And-Cake: An itinerant fox
Trumpet: A rooster… Trump-like
Marina: A girl of about 9 years old
Mrs. Short & Long: A hen and a gossip
Widow Black: A hen and a gossip
Mrs. Brownfeather: A flighty hen
Mrs. Chickory: Another hen
Hannibal: A dog, war veteran
Pompey: A cat, war veteran



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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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