ATP hosts open auditions for Ten Minute Play Festival

The Actors Theatre Playhouse in West Chesterfield, New Hampshire, announces auditions for its first production of the 2024 season, the Ten Minute Play Festival, which runs for 10 performances Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings, June 6–24, with a matinee on Sunday. June 9.

Auditions will be held in the Brooks Memorial Library's Community Room on Monday, Feb. 5, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 10, from 2 to 5 p.m.

Those interested in auditioning should contact Jim Bombicino at [email protected] or call/text 802-274-0503 to schedule an appointment for auditions on either of those days or to make arrangements for a different time. In addition to casting for the 10 Minute Plays, actors may be considered for roles and production positions they seek to fill later in the season.

Those who would prefer a general audition and individual interview using their own prepared material can make arrangements to meet with directing and production staff by contacting Artistic Director Sam Pilo at [email protected].

Since the inception of ATP's Ten Minute Play Festival, organizers say they "are proud to have created many acting and directing opportunities for seasoned actors and newcomers alike. Actor participation and enthusiasm are key to the success of the program, and we strive to cast actors of various experiences, ages, and types."

This year's Festival winners were selected from national submissions of more than 300 10 minute plays. Those making the final cut have gone through vigorous screening by ATP's team of readers and directors, and they look forward to bringing eight of them to production. Copies are available as PDF files for perusal.

At the audition, actors will be asked to read from sections of interest in the 10 minute plays or others. Those seeking roles may audition for as many as they like, and they may be cast in more than one play. They may be called back for a second appearance, particularly for considering a main stage or workshop production later in the season.

Rehearsals for the 10-minute plays will likely begin with a read through in March and rehearsals in May, with the most intensely scheduled rehearsal time being the three weeks prior to the opening. The directors this year are Wendy Almeida, Jim Bombicino, Rob Grey, Bob Kramsky, Sherman Morrison, Brenda Seitz, and Lin Snider. They will schedule rehearsals for their respective plays. Tech week for all is June 1–5.

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