Auditions

Porthouse Theatre will present a season in the summer of 2021 and will hold video auditions through the end of March.

Accepting AEA and non-AEA submissions.

 

Casting Information

QUILTERS

Quilters is the story of a pioneer woman and her six daughters. The story blends a series of interrelated scenes into a rich mosaic that captures the sweep and beauty, the terror and joy, the harsh challenge and abiding rewards of frontier life. Illuminating stories contained in various patches or “blocks” with music, dance and drama, the action depicts these incredible women’s lives on the frontier: girlhood, marriage, childbirth, spinsterhood, twisters, fire, illness and death. But, with this, there is also love, warmth, rich and lively humor and the moving spectacle of simple human dignity and steadfastness in the face of adversity.

Cast Breakdown

Sarah/Mother:  Female-identifying, any race or ethnicity, mature actor

Daughter #1:  Female-identifying, any race or ethnicity, 18-40

Daughter #2:  Female-identifying, any race or ethnicity, 18-40

Daughter #3:  Female-identifying, any race or ethnicity, 18-40.

Daughter #4:  Female-identifying, any race or ethnicity, 18-40.

Daughter #5:  Female-identifying, any race or ethnicity, 18-40.

Daughter #6:  Female-identifying, any race or ethnicity, 18-40.

Swing:  18-40, any race or ethnicity.

 

BKLYN

BKLYN The Musical is a story within a story. On the outside you have a troupe of street performers who are sharing a story from their lives, using it to help you see them as people too. Then there is the story they tell – the story of a young girl who comes to the U.S. to find the father she never knew. Together these stories create a show that is both touching and inspiring, drawing the audience into a live theater experience to remember.

Possible roles available

Street Singer:  Male-identifying, mature actor, Black

Taylor: Male-identifying, adult, any race or ethnicity, Tenor, Baritone

Faith: Female-identifying, young adult, any race or ethnicity, soprano

Paradice:  Female-identifying, young-adult to adult, soprano, Black

Weed #1:  Female-identifying, any age, any race or ethnicity

Weed #2:  Male-identifying, any age, any race or ethnicity

The role of Brooklyn has been cast.

 

ALTAR BOYZ

A foot-stomping, rafter-raising musical comedy about a fictitious Christian boy band on the last night of their national “Raise the Praise” tour.  The Boyz are five all-singing, all-dancing heartthrobs from Ohio:  Matthew, Mark, Luke, Juan and Abraham.

Cast Breakdown

Matthew:  Male-identifying, young adult, any race or ethnicity, strong mover, Tenor

Mark:  Male-identifying, young adult, any race or ethnicity, strong mover, Tenor

Luke:  Male-identifying, young adult, any race or ethnicity, strong mover, Baritone

Juan:  Male-identifying, young adult, Lantinx, strong mover, Tenor

Abraham:  Male-identifying, young adult, any race or ethnicity, strong mover, Tenor

Swing:  Male-identifying, young adult, any ethnicity, strong mover, Tenor/Baritone


How To Audition

Porthouse Theatre uses Acceptd to facilitate audition registration. Registration will open on Monday, March 15, 2021.

Those wishing to audition are expected to provide digital versions of the following at the time of registration:

  • Headshot
  • Resume
  • Video Audition (either upload a file or provide a link to a video on YouTube, Google Drive, Vimeo, etc.)

Register for Your Porthouse Audition


VIDEO REQUIREMENTS

Video auditions should include two contrasting songs, not to exceed 3 minutes total.

Please label files with your name.
 

REHEARSAL AND PERFORMANCE INFORMATION

Quilters

Rehearsals for Quilters are June 1 – 17, 2021.

Performances are June 17 – July 3, 2021.
 

BKLYN The Musical

Rehearsals for BKLYN are June 22 – July 8, 2021.

Performances are July 8 – 25, 2021.
 

Altar Boyz

Rehearsals for Altar Boyz are July 13 – 29, 2021.

Performances are July 29 – August 15, 2021.


Tech Week Information

Tech week begins on Sunday, June 13, 2021 for Quilters; Tuesday, July 6, 2021 for BKLYN; and Tuesday, July 27, 2021 for Altar Boyz. During tech week rehearsals are extended and may be held between 12:00 p.m. (noon) and 12:00 a.m. Rehearsal schedule for tech week will be conferred after rehearsals begin. (All rehearsal schedules are subject to change).


Contact

If you have questions about the Porthouse Theatre audition process, please contact:

Porthouse Theatre
330-672-3884
porthouse@kent.edu