It’s A Wonderful Life Radio Play – Equity Video Submissions (Deadline 09.09.20)
University of Connecticut
$688/week (rehearsal/first week of pre- recorded performances); $229/week (subsequent pre-recorded performance week)
Artistic Director: Michael Bradford
Director: Jennifer Scapetis-Tyer
Casting: McCorkle Casting. Pat McCorkle (Casting Director) viewing auditions.
Rehearsals: October 5th, 2020 – November 6th, 2020
Preview (pre-recorded): November 12th, 2020
Closing (pre-recorded): November 21st, 2020
Equity’s contracts prohibit discrimination. Equity is committed to diversity and encourages all its employers to engage in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, Equity encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to submit.
Equity actors for the Connecticut Repertory Theatre pre-recorded virtual production of the radio play adaptation of IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE. Due to COVID-19 concerns, accepting video submission auditions in lieu of live Equity auditions.
VIDEO SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS: Please limit video submission to 3 minutes maximum. Prepare ONE CONTEMPORARY COMEDIC monologue of your choosing in the style of IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE. Time limit includes your slate (your name, name of play, and character you will be performing). Please upload your video audition to Vimeo and include a link for viewing in your email submission. Youtube links are also acceptable, but Vimeo is strongly preferred. Please do not share via WeTransfer, Google Drive, Dropbox, iCloud or other file sharing platforms.
If the actor prefers, we will also accept the same material in AUDIO format for this production. Follow the above guidelines for submission in this format as well.
See breakdown for general self-tape suggestions.
Seeking three versatile voice actors to voice a variety of characters for a radio play adaptation of IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE. We are not looking for sound-alikes from the classic film, but rather actors who can tackle a broad range of characters, believably differentiating style, age, gender. Actors with a familiarity or background in voiceover work strongly preferred.
IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE
Radio Play Adaptation by Phillip Grecian
This is an adaptation of the classic film which we will be producing as a pre-recorded radio play, with a limited run of ten online streamed ‘performances’. Rehearsals and recording will take place online, so actors may be based anywhere as long as they can work within our EST schedule. This production will incorporate an initial rehearsal process plus recording time. This play has 63 speaking roles. Each actor will voice a variety of characters.
ACTOR ONE – All genders, Age Range: 40-70, any race/ethnicity. Should have the capability to voice a variety of characters including the following: Potter – a hard-nosed, wealthy businessman; Mr. Gower – The druggist, young George’s employer; AS CAST.
ACTOR TWO – All genders, Age Range: 35-55, any race/ethnicity. Should have the capability to voice a variety of characters including the following: The Boss – the top hierarchy in Heaven; Tilly – Secretary at Bailey Building and Loan; Mrs. Bailey – George’s Mother; AS CAST.
ACTOR THREE – All genders, Age Range: 18-30, any race/ethnicity. Should have the capability to voice a variety of characters including the following: Young George – George Bailey as an 11-year-old child; Any/all of the Bailey children (Peter, Janie, Tommy, Zuzu); AS CAST.
SELF TAPE SUGGESTIONS FOR YOUR AUDITION
- Framing your shot helps. Please make sure your phone/device is in landscape format and not portrait position.
- Make sure the lighting is sufficient. Non-incandescent, bright white lighting that includes some diffusion (non direct, soft) is best.
- The sound is important. Please make sure if using a reader that YOU are easily heard. An external mic (Lavalier) plugs into your device, is economical and sounds great.
- Your background is clean. Please be aware of what’s behind you. A busy or dark background can distract the viewer/listener.
- Keep the slate separate from the actual audition. Slates can be your headshot or your “live” introduction, whichever you prefer.
Please feel free to listen to our podcast (2 episodes, 20 minutes each) on video auditions. The link is here:
Email submissions should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org and should include the video or audio link and separate attachments of your headshot and resume. Subject line for emails of submissions should read as follows: FULL ACTOR NAME/IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE EPA SUBMISSION