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Lights, Camera, Action: WHATCo. Announces One Acts Festival Auditions

Apr 05, 2024
What Co One Act Play Festival

The West Hudson Arts & Theatre Company (WHATCo.), renowned for its commitment to fostering talent and bringing innovative performances to the stage, is excited to announce auditions for its upcoming One Acts Festival. This eagerly awaited event promises an eclectic mix of stories, characters, and themes, offering something for every theatre lover.

Audition Details at a Glance:

  • Auditions:  Audtions will be held in person on Sunday April 14th, 2024 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at WhatCo.’s Headquaters & Theatre (address above) .In a nod to accessibility and inclusivity, WHATCo. welcomes virtual auditions. Aspiring participants are invited to submit a 1-minute monologue, their resume, and an audition form to [email protected] by Saturday, April 13th, 2024 opening the door to talent far and wide.
  • Location: WHATCo. Headquarters & Theatre, 15 Frank E. Rodgers Boulevard South, Harrison, NJ. Parking is available in the fenced lot at Jersey Street, ensuring a hassle-free experience for all participants. Parking is also available on the street and at the Harrison Parking Garage by the Harrison Path Station.  It is within walking distance from the Harrison Path Station.
  • Performance Dates: Mark your calendars for Friday, May 17, and Saturday, May 18, at 7:30 pm. These performances are set to captivate audiences with a series of one-act plays, each bringing its unique flavor to the stage.
  • Rehearsal Schedule: Rehearsals are tentatively scheduled from 6:00-10:00 pm on Monday & Tuesday, April 29, April 30, 2024, and Monday through Thursday, May 6-9, 2024 with Tech Week running from Monday through Thursday, May 13-16, 2024. Notably, not all actors will be called for every rehearsal, with final schedules tailored by each director to ensure efficient and focused preparation.

A Sneak Peek into the Festival Lineup:

The festival boasts a diverse range of plays, from heartfelt dramas to comedic gems, offering a platform for actors of various ages and backgrounds. Notable entries include:

  • Choices by Constance G.J. Wagner, is a poignant exploration of family dynamics, seeking an urban chic Suzanna and her mother, Deirdre, navigating life's transitions.
  • 20 Magical Minutes of Darkness and Silence and Peace by Tara Meddaugh, a unique narrative featuring raccoons Grace and Joffrey, promises a blend of humor and depth.
  • What Happens in Pre-K, Stays in Pre-K by Holly Stefanik, a comedic dive into the chaos and charm of early childhood education, calling for a range of characters from the unphased Miss Hazel to the wise-beyond-years Ryan.
  • "The Experience" by Clinton Festa and The Meadow by Ryan Kaminski, among others, offer roles from a celebrating couple to a private investigator, showcasing the festival's wide thematic range.

With such a varied casting call, the One Acts Festival is set to be yet another successful part of WHATCo.'s season, offering both seasoned actors and newcomers the chance to shine. Whether you're drawn to the emotional depth of Like Mom Used To Say or the intriguing premise of Bag of Bees, there's a role waiting for your unique talent.

This festival is not just a celebration of storytelling but a testament to the vibrant community spirit and artistic passion that define WHATCo. So, if you're eager to tread the boards, make your mark, or simply enjoy a night of exceptional theatre, the One Acts Festival is the place to be. Break a leg!

For more information, visit the WhatCo. Website by clicking this link. To buy Tickets to the Show which are reasonably priced at $10 each click here.

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