Director Charley Riggs is seeking performers in grades 9 through 12 to participate in our Teen Improv Troupe, aka "The Teenyboppers." Auditions will consist of fun, simple improv games. Dress comfortably to move around!
FREE audition information session
Covering various audition topics/questions, specifically concerning auditions that require prepared monologues.
The session is designed to inform both the theatre novice and the stage veteran. The first session was offered by Venice Theatre Lead Instructor and veteran director/choreographer/actor Brad Wages. The next session will be led by Venice Theatre’s Artistic Director, Benny Sato Ambush. Participants may attend either or both.
You’ll hear reasons for auditioning with monologues, and learn about such topics as:
- How to find out about auditions.
- How to find monologues appropriate for you.
- Slating/ First Impressions
- What to wear
- What to do during your monologue audition
- Various do’s and don’ts.
** These sessions are informational and not a “hands-on” coaching session for the participants.
Wed. May 25, 2022
7 p.m.- 8 p.m.
Instructor: Benny Sato Ambush
Check-in at Venice Theatre’s Arts Education Center located towards the back of Venice Theatre’s parking lot, near the KMI bridge.
Audition prep workshops and classes are available through our Education & Community Engagement Department. Why take a class? You will be best prepared and more likely to be cast if you know:
- The actor’s process
- The vocabulary of acting
- Basic audition techniques
- What an actor does.
Having had at least some introductory training in acting and auditioning from any reputable source will exponentially enhance your chances of being cast.
Venice Theatre is always seeking volunteer actors, singers and dancers to perform with us.
June 2, 2022 – Students in grades 9-12 are invited to audition for our Teen Improv Troupe.
June 11 & 12 – Auditions begin for our 2022-’23 Season! For season auditions, please follow these requirements:
- Prepare a monologue (or two). You may do one, or present two contrasting monologues (dramatic/comedic). Monologues should be a maximum of two minutes. Less than two minutes is ok. Monologues may be memorized or read.
- Bring your headshot and resume. (We will take your photo at check in if you do not have a headshot.)
- If you are not available to attend in person, we will accept a Self-Tape Video Audition. Deadline for video auditions is Saturday, June 11, 2022. Email your video to Madeline McGrail: email@example.com.
Casting 3 Women | 8 Men - one is a boy. A riveting, highly theatrical docudrama about the white supremacist movement in America - those dedicated to armed revolution against the U.S. government and the expulsion from "God's Country" of non-Aryans.
Seeking a strong ensemble of 9 to 18 versatile actors. Through a mixture of song, dance, puppetry, and illusion, this is an ensemble-driven telling of the One Thousand and One Nights (Arabic: أَلْفُ لَيْلَةٍ وَلَيْلَةٌ, ʾAlf Laylah wa-Laylah, also called The Arabian Nights). These magical folk stories, fairy tales, romances, legends, fables, parables, anecdotes, exotic and realistic adventures were collected in Arabic over many centuries during the Islamic Golden Age.
If you are unable to attend scheduled auditions …
We will accept a video submission. Submissions for specific shows must be received no later than the first day of scheduled auditions. You may send a general audition submission at any time. Send a Youtube link or a link from your cloud to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have questions that are not answered here, please call 941-484-4033. THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST IN VENICE THEATRE AND … BREAK A LEG!
Casting announcements are posted here and on our Facebook page. If you have been offered a role, please do not share the news until after the theatre has made the announcement. Thank you.
The Fantasticks Cast
El Gallo– Tanner Fults
Matt– Jackson Carney
Luisa– Lauren Wickerson
Hucklebee– Charlotte Crowley
Bellomy– Stacy Gilson
The Old Actor, Henry– Giovanni Porreca
The man who dies, Mortimer– Sophie Buchmeier
The Mute– Ava Dillhyon
The Wind in the Willows Cast
Toad: Nancy Menaldi-Scanlan
Rat: Emmett Kanapaux
Mole: Ava Dillhyon
Badger: Dan Cole
Company: Jill Schroeder, Dawn Carpenter, Reese Erwin, Sophia Cristeas. Pepper Miner, Onyx Caridi, Charlotte Zuckerberg, Makaila Lindsey, Avery Vance, Riley Vance, Cleo Warn, Delaney Lockwood, Dhrriti Khetan, Hannah Randi, Jimmy Timpson, Lorelei Popham, Cooper Neilson, Silas Thormo
To Kill a Mockingbird cast
Director Benny Sato Ambush thanks all who auditioned and is pleased to announce the cast of TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD.
- Jean Louise Finch: Suzanne Custer
- Scout: Dylan Grantham
- Atticus Finch: Jim Floyd
- Mrs. Henry Layfayette Dubose: Elaine Enoch
- Miss Maudie Atkinson: Peg Harvey
- Miss Stephanie Crawford: Lynne Doyle
- Jem: Van Dinverno
- Dill: Eli Clinch
- Heck Tate: Jerry Zezas
- Judge Taylor: Jack Rabito
- Nathan Radley: Ronald Smith
- Arthur “Boo” Radley: Rik Robertson
- Mayella Violet Ewell: Haley Hines
- Robert E. Lee “Bob” Ewell: Tony Boothby
- Walter Cunningham: Shawn Genther
- Mr. Gilmer: Leon Acosta
- Link Deas / Double as Lynch Mob Member: Patrick Eaton
- Reverend Sykes: Edwin Watson
- Calpurnia: Kelly Buford
- Tom Robinson: Alfred Redmond
- Helen Robinson: Gabbie Magner
Director Luke Manual McFatrich is happy to welcome this semester’s troupe members: Kiley Berkery, Sophie Buchmeier, Delaney Lockwood, Nik Messer, Ashley Ng, Tyler Pietryka, Lorelei Popham, Hannah Randi and Asher Woomert!
From the Director: Thanks to all who auditioned. Those cast should signify acceptance of the role by sending an e-mail to stage manager Lisa Million at email@example.com. Please also email your headshot and a 50-word bio with your acceptance or as soon as possible. We will be in touch soon about rehearsals. Thank you and congratulations! … Continued
Director Becky Holahan is pleased to announce the cast of Pinky’s Players! Robert Arditti Patrick Burke Michael Buscemi Robin Cross Bob Dawson Heather DeBoer Clint Faulkner Rachel Hayes Tim Hedley Joan Kelly Joe Kelly Adam Lang John Liska Bridget Meaney Eileen Paddock Mark Pagliaro Candice Pineault Kier Piotrowski Sandra Saunders Faya Scudder-Cotherman Seth Selitti Christian … Continued
From Murray: Thanks to all who auditioned. We could have cast the show in at least three different ways, due to the high quality of the vocal auditions. For those who were not cast, I look forward to working with you in the future. Those whose names appear on the list should signify their acceptance … Continued
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Venice Theatre seeks to nurture spaces with strong safety nets that support that ethos without compromising a visceral and authentic experience for artists and audiences.
We believe that even in the absence of high-risk material, having pathways for response to unsafe conditions and harassment help to maintain the integrity of the work, its participants, and the organization.