The Rochester Community Players

RCP Auditions

General information:

All Rochester Community Players auditions are opening casting; there are no roles pre-cast.

Auditioners are encouraged to bring a theatrical resume or CV, a photo (if you are unknown to the director), a pen or pencil, and your personal water bottle.

Auditioners are encouraged to pre-register for auditions, or at least prepare their audition forms ahead of time and bring them to auditions. The online registration form is below, after information on specific upcoming auditions.

Next Auditions for the Rochester Community Players:

Richard II: To be directed by Peter Scribner: Auditions December 8 and 9; performances April 10 to 25 (details below)

Henry IV, Part 1 and Henry IV, Part 2: To be co-directed by Stephanie Roosa and Brad Craddock. Free Shakespeare at the Highland Bowl production, to be performed in repertory June 26 to July 18. Auditions anticipated in early 2015.

The Field:

The Irish Players program of the Rochester Community Players have completed the auditions for our spring production, The Field, a play by John B. Keane, to be directed by Jean Gordon Ryon. The audition turnout was amazing and very gratifying; we thank everyone who participated. The cast list for The Field is as follows:

Leamy: Kiefer Shenk
Bird: Marty Brancato
Mick: Ken Dauer
Maggie: Barbara Lobb
Maimie: Kathy Dauer
Bull: Bill Alden
Tadhg: Tyler Lucero
Sergeant Leahy: Matt Ames
William Dee: Greg Ludek
Dandy McCabe: John Jaeger
Mrs. McCabe: Karen Mason
Father Murphy: Robert Shea

Again; our great appreciation to all who auditioned.

Merry Wives of Windsor, a young audience adaptation:

We have completed casting for our February young audience adaption of The Merry Wives of Windsor.  The production company as as follows:

T. Bohrer
Jillian M. Christensen
Edward Coomber
Abby DeVuyst
Jonathan M. Griffiths
Jaimi Miller
Laurie Maskelony
Katie Mueller
Scott O' Neil
Patrick White

Richard II: Auditions December 8 and 9:
Our Spring Shakespeare Players production, to be directed by Peter Scribner, opens April 10 and runs thru April 25, 2015 at MuCCC Theater. Auditions are scheduled for  Monday and Tuesday, December 8 and 9 at 7:00 PM at The Dazzle Theater, 110 Webster Avenue (for directions, see the Venues page of our website).  Rehearsals are expected to start February 16, 2015.

Please prepare a TEN LINE (no longer than that) Shakespeare monologue for the auditions.

To prepare an audition form ahead of time, see our online audition form, below.

For more information, write to Peter at the following email: scribnerpeter (at) gmail (dot) com, or call him at 585-261-6461.

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Pre-audition and Online audition application Rochester Community Players:

INSTRUCTIONS: Please copy this form below into a word processing program or an email message, fill this out ahead of time, print it out, and bring it to auditions, along with your theater resume or CV and, if you wish, a head shot photo.

IF YOU WISH, you may also email it to us ahead of time, but DO NOT RELY on the email copy, bring a printed copy to auditions as well. We ENCOURAGE email applications. Please feel free to include along with the email application a scanned copy of your theater resume or CV and a head shot photo.

EMAIL INSTRUCTIONS: Subject line: please put in the subject line of the email you are sending us production you are auditioning followed by the word "auditions", and then your last name, first name and the  for (example: "Lear 2014 auditions Smith John")

For ALL auditions: Send ONE COPY of your email application to rochestercommunityplayers (at) gmail (dot) com

FOR RICHARD II ONLY: send one additional copy to Peter at the following email:
scribnerpeter (at) gmail (dot) com

1) Your name, as you want it in the program, LAST NAME FIRST:

2) Roles you are interested in:

3)  Please check one:

[ ]I will not accept any other role
[ ]I will accept any other principal role
[ ]I will accept any other speaking role
[ ]I think this is such an exciting idea, I would accept any role, even a non-speaking ensemble or “supernumerary” role

4) In the event you are not cast, OR if you are interested in working on the show but not as an actor, would you be interested in doing:
[ ] Technical, lighting or backstage crew work?
[ ] Stage managing?
[ ] Props work?
[ ] Costuming work?
[ ] Ushering?
[ ] Publicity?
[ ] Sound board or light board operation

5) Mailing address (street, city, zip):

6) Email:

7) Facebook or other social media contact info:

8) Cell phone number:

9) Any other phone number you may be reached at (please describe):

10) Age range:

11) Height:

12) Weight:

13) Clothing sizes (for costuming):

14) Occupation:

15) If you are a student, what grade are you in and what school do you attend?

16) Training and/or academic background in theater:

17) Please list any Stage fighting experience or training:

18) Do you play any musical instruments? [ ]NO [ ]YES:. If so, what instrument?

19) Please list any singing and/or dancing training:

20) Please list other entertainment talents (juggling; acrobatics, belching etc.):

21) CONFLICT LIST: please list ALL dates you are not available during part or all of the evenings Monday through Friday and during the day or evenings Saturday and Sunday. See the performance and rehearsal time periods, above, for the production you are auditioning for. :

22) THEATER EXPERIENCE: Please EITHER attached a resume or CV to this application, OR provide the following information (or both, if you prefer)

A) Previous acting roles you have done with the Rochester Community Players (including Shakespeare Players and Irish Players) (role, name of show, theater location, year):

B) Previous non-acting positions you have done in productions with the Rochester Community Players (such as director, costumer etc.) (role, name of show, theater location, year):

C) Previous roles you have done in productions with other theater companies (list the name of the role, the name of the show, name of the company, location of the company if not Rochester, and the year of the show; specify if any of the experiences were professional; include firm, video and TV):

D) Previous non-acting positions you have done in productions with other theater, film, video or TV companies (list the name of the position, the name of the show,name of the company, location of the company if not Rochester, and the year of the show):