Wandering Aesthetics is thrilled to announce auditions for a youth production of the classic children’s story “The Velveteen Rabbit” by Margery Williams and adapted for the stage by Wandering Aesthetics. Under the direction of Wandering Aesthetics’ co-founders Kyle Jozsa and Benjamin Rexroad, this production will offer young artists the opportunity to create as an ensemble and work on their craft in a style unique to the theatre company.
The company is seeking 4 – 9 actors of any gender, race, nationality, etc. who are between the ages of 6 – 16. (Special consideration will be given to past and present Wandering Aesthetics students.)
Auditions for “The Velveteen Rabbit” will be held on Sunday, Dec. 15 from 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. and Monday, Dec. 16 from 3 p.m. – 8 p.m. at The Akron Center for Art, Music, & Performance, located at 118 W. Market St. • Akron, OH 44303.
Each audition will last approximately 15 minutes. Performers should prepare a 60 – 90-second memorized poem or monologue. Headshots and resumes are welcome, but not required.
ABOUT THE PRODUCTION:
“Once you are Real you can’t be ugly, except to people who don’t understand.”
True love comes in many forms– many of which are not romantic-type loves. “The Velveteen Rabbit” is a story about the transformative power of love and the magic of childhood. Through Wandering Aesthetics unique approach to theatre-making, the young artists will have the opportunity to work as an ensemble to help adapt the classic story by Margery Williams (which was one inspiration for the beloved “Toy Story” franchise).
Wandering Aesthetics’ 2018 youth adaptation of “The Jungle Book” was nominated for 11 Ohio Youth Arts Awards, including “Best Play” and “Best Director”.
AUDITION & PERFORMANCE LOCATION:
The Akron Center for Art, Music, & Performance
118 W. Market St.
Akron, OH 44303
Sunday, Dec. 15 from 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Monday, Dec. 16 from 3 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Each audition will last approximately 15 minutes.
60 – 90-second memorized poem or monologue.
Resumes and headshots are welcome but not required.
Rehearsals start Sunday, Jan. 5 and will run Sundays from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. and Mondays – Thursdays from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Please come with a list of all rehearsal conflicts. Due to the nature of the process and because this is a shortened rehearsal period, students will not be able to miss too many rehearsals.
Friday, Feb. 14 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 15 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 16 at 2:30 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 20 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 21 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 22 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 23 at 2:30 p.m.
REGISTER FOR AN APPOINTMENT:
Register for a 15-minute audition slot at www.watheatre.com/auditions. Contact [email protected] by Monday, Dec. 16 at 8 p.m. with questions or to schedule an audition if unable to attend either date.