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The Drama Book Shop’s 100(ish) Years

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Although the famed Drama Book Shop in Midtown Manhattan will celebrate its centennial in 2016, the exact anniversary is anything but precise. “It’s a little hard to pick an actual year the store started, because it started not as a store but as a bookshelf in the offices of the Drama League of New York,” Allen Hubby, the shop’s vice president and co-owner, told Backstage. Sometime in either 1916 or 1917, he said, the books were separated into their own office space. Regardless of the specific timing, the shop will hold “a big campaign in October of next year, a big party, and lots of events.” They’re even hoping to work with city officials to designate a day of celebration called Drama Book Shop Day. It will be a day worth celebrating, especially for the actors, writers, and other thespians who frequent the store and know how to put its resources to use. »

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Atlanta Now Casting ‘Containment’ and Upcoming Auditions

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Talent is currently being sought for the CW series “Containment.”  “Containment” follows an epidemic that breaks out in Atlanta, leaving the large city quarantined and those stuck on the inside fighting for their lives. Background roles are being cast for this production, and submissions are being sought from Atlanta, Ga. This is a paid gig! For more details, check out the casting notice for “Containment” here, and be sure to check out the rest of our Atlanta audition listings! »

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L.A. Now Casting ‘The Woman’ and Upcoming Auditions

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Talent is currently being sought for the feature film “The Woman.” “The woman” follows Kerry, a sharp lawyer trying to make partner when she discovers her boss’s involvement in a complicated case. Eleven roles are being cast for this paid gig, and submissions are being sought from West Hollywood and Los Angeles, Calif. The production will begin filming Aug. 18 in L.A. For more details, check out the casting notice for “The Woman” here, and be sure to check out the rest of our Los Angeles audition listings! »

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8 Young (and Mighty) New York Theater Companies

28 July 2015 10:00 AM, PDT

In a theatrical landscape as diverse as it is populated, the old saying holds true: If you can make it in New York, you can make it anywhere. With approximately 2,000 productions per year from some 500 Off-Off-Broadway theater companies and thousands more from small Off-Broadway troupes, established mid-size theaters, and massive Broadway houses, the New York theater scene is as vibrant—and competitive—as ever. Here are eight young, New York-based theater companies that are making their mark in a major way. Fiasco TheaterA darling of the Off-Broadway scene, this ensemble-based theater from Brown/Trinity Rep grads has grown up with an almost unheard of swiftness. Fiasco’s many-times-extended production of “Into the Woods” was remounted at Roundabout’s Laura Pels Theatre this year to rave reviews, and Theatre for a New Audience has presented not one but two of the group’s groundbreaking Shakespearean productions—“Cymbeline” in 2011 and “The Two »

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L.A. Now Casting ‘Wild Things’ and Upcoming Auditions

28 July 2015 7:43 AM, PDT

Talent is currently being sought for the short film “Wild Things.” “Wild Things” follows Max living in the suburbs and dealing with adult life. Sixteen roles are being cast for this production, and submissions are being sought from L.A. The film will shoot Labor Day weekend in L.A. as well. For more details, check out the casting notice for “Wild Things” here, and be sure to check out the rest of our Los Angeles audition listings! »

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Texas Now Casting ‘Bad Jews’ and Upcoming Auditions

28 July 2015 6:48 AM, PDT

Talent is currently being sought for the play “Bad Jews,” which ran off-Broadway in 2012 and was a 2014 Lucille Lortel Award Winner and 2013 Outer Critics Circle Award Nominee.  “Bad Jews,” written by Joshua Harmon, tells the story of Daphna Feygenbaum, a “real Jew” with an Israeli boyfriend. When Daphna’s cousin Liam brings home his shiksa girlfriend Melody and declares ownership of their grandfather’s necklace, a vicious and hilarious brawl over family, faith, and legacy ensues. Three roles are being cast for this production, and auditions will be held August 9 and 10 in Fort Worth, Texas. This is a paid gig! For more details, check out the casting notice for “Bad Jews” here, and be sure to check out the rest of our Texas audition listings! »

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Don’t Miss the 40th Annual Samuel French Oob Festival

27 July 2015 1:10 PM, PDT

Off-Off-Broadway’s greatest short play festival is celebrating a historic birthday this year. The 40th annual Samuel French Oob Festival will take place Aug. 4–9 at the East 13th Street Theater. Whittled down from an impressive 1,500 submissions, the final 30 plays will receive fully produced readings over the festival’s first four nights. Each playwright will work with directors and actors of their choosing to present their 10-minute productions in batches of three or four. On Aug. 8 the first and second set of finalist plays will perform again, followed by the announcement of the six winning works on Aug. 9. As in years past, those six winners will be published in a collection to be released later by the theater publishing company. For more information on the 30 playwrights and tickets to the performances, visit oob.samuelfrench.com.  Inspired by this post? Check out our theater audition listings! »

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Atlanta News Roundup: July 27, 2015

27 July 2015 6:09 AM, PDT

“Edwin Drood” comes to Atlanta; a horror homage plays at the Plaza Theatre; and a film about an autistic teen on his first date wins Best Film at the Disability Film Challenge. It’s this week’s Atlanta News Roundup. “The Mystery of Edwin Drood” Now at Stage Door PlayersCharles Dickens’ famously unfinished novel, “The Mystery of Edwin Drood,” is running at the Stage Door Players through August 2. Books and music were written by Rupert “The Piña Colada Song” Holmes, who won five Tonys for his production in 1985, including Best Musical (when it was known simply as “Drood”). Tickets are available here though they’re selling out quickly. “Solitude” Has Many MastersThough it’s not yet Halloween, two filmmakers—one who is from Atlanta—have paid homage to the suspense masters and slash-meisters of the past with “Solitude,” a horror film that includes shooting styles that reflect the different filmmaking eras, »

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Texas News Roundup: July 27, 2015

27 July 2015 5:57 AM, PDT

A director turns to Kickstarter to raise funds for music rights; a film called “Uncertain” is a certain hit; and the Festival of Independent Theatres shows off its wild spirit through August 1. It’s this week’s Texas News Roundup. Director Aims to Raise Funds for Music Rights to Music DocJoe Nick Patoski, former senior editor at Texas Monthly, made his directorial debut with the documentary “Sir Doug and the Genuine Texas Cosmic Groove,” about the life and times of Doug Sahm, “arguably the progenitor of the Austin music scene.” Though the film opened to raves at this year’s SXSW, Patoski still does not have the rights to Sahm’s music, and has taken to Kickstarter to raise necessary funds—in this case $75,000. As of this writing, he has three days left and about $18,000 to go.“Uncertain” Looks Certain to Land a Distributor“Uncertain,” the documentary about a Texas »

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