Actors still needed for Batavia Theatre’s summer season

A Midsummer's Night Dream director Laura Haskell, left, theater president Adam Haskel, center, and Our Town director Sarah Plummer, right, held auditions last week for their summer season. The trio will continue to audition actors to fill remaining roles.
The Batavia Theatre Project is still looking for actors and actresses for their first summer season.

Teens and adult actors are being sought for a modern play, Shakespeare in the Park, and for the Batavia Bicentennial celebration. A few children ages 10 and up will also be needed.

All performances will be in the month of August.

To audition, visit the Batavia Theatre Project’s table at the Batavia Farmer’s Markey Saturday between 9 a.m. and noon. Additionally, you may e-mail us to schedule an audition in person or via YouTube or video chat.

We have been asked to do a “preview season” in conjunction with Batavia’s Bicentennial. Actors who are involved with us in this preview season may be eligible to be a part of our resident company of actors in our first full season in summer 2015.

Potential actors of all ages should expect to do cold readings from a Shakespearian play as well as at least one modern play. Actors should have a Shakespearian monologue or poem prepared to demonstrate a grasp of the language.

Memorized monologues are preferred, but they may be read. Performers may be asked to sing a few bars of music a capella, and those with musical ability are encouraged to bring their instruments.

“We had a lot of great, local talent show up for our auditions on May 23 and May 24. With the caliber of actors we’ve already seen, we know our first season will be stellar,” said theater President Adam D. Haskell. “Now we are looking for a few more actors to fill out our three productions this summer.”

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Batavia Theatre Project strives to work with the community to bring high-quality live theatre to Clermont County and enrich our local arts culture while enhancing tourism and patronage of existing local businesses.