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Expo Submission Deadline Extended Until Midnight Tonight (February 3, 2017)

Because you demanded it! We have extended our deadline until midnight on February 3, 2017!

Calling all Berlin-based professional performing artists! The 5th Expat Expo | Immigrant Invasion festival will be held from April 2 – 8, 2017!

Complete information is available right here! If you have questions, please email expatexpo (at) etberlin.de

 

 

Info Nights and Call for Applications for the 2017 Expat Expo | Immigrant Invasion Festival!

Calling all Berlin-based professional performing artists! The 5th Expat Expo | Immigrant Invasion festival will be held from April 2 – 8, 2017!

We’re holding two separate Info Abend and Artists Mixer events on Monday, December 19 and Tuesday, January 10 at 7pm where all interested parties are invited to meet potential collaborators, see our space and find out everything they need to know to apply to have their work included in the festival!

Complete information is available right here!

Call for Headshots and Resumes – Casting Berlin Diary: (Schlüterstraße 27)

Both roles have now been cast! Thank you very much for all of the interest and we hope to see all you at the show!

Open Auditions | Offenes Casting

Ende Juli

Berlin Diary: (Schlüterstraße 27)  by | von Andrea Stolowitz, directed by | Regie Daniel Brunet

In 1936 Dr. Max Cohnreich escapes Berlin, Germany and arrives in NYC settling there with his immediate family. In 1939 he writes about his experiences in a diary intended for his as yet unborn grandchildren. In 2015 his great-granddaughter Andrea Stolowitz travels to Berlin to use the diary to explore the life he describes and the relatives she never knew. The parallel lives of the characters create a narrative about the search for home and family which operates at the border of reality and memory and the intersection of national history and private lives.

One male actor (50s)

One female actor (35)

Both must speak excellent English, have perfect North American accents and be able to do a variety of other accents in English (Russian, South African, German, et cetera)

The entire play is performed by two actors. They share all characters.

 

TIME: 1939-48 | The present | SETTINGS: Berlin, New York City, Oregon

Working Language: English | Arbeitssprache: Englisch

Rehearsals: August 22 – September 25 (Monday to Friday, 12pm to 6pm) | Technical Rehearsals: September 26 – October 5 | Premiere October 6 | Performances: October 7 – 10, 12 – 15, November 9 – 12

Proben: 22. August bis 25. September (Montag bis Freitag, 12 bis 18 Uhr) | Technische Proben: 26. September bis 5. Oktober | Premiere:  6. Oktober | Vorstellungen: 7. bis 9. Oktober, 12. bis 15. Oktober, 9. bis 12. November

Compensation | Honorar: 2,000 EUR | EUR 2.000

 

Max: 58 years old in 1939-48. He never ages. He speaks English with a German

accent, German without an accent.

Andrea: 35 years old in the present. She speaks German with an American accent.

Various Other Characters

 

LANGUAGE/CHARACTER:

Each scene begins with the female actor. The actors alternate speaking with each character heading. The male actor often plays Max and the female actor often plays Andrea but not always. Sometimes, depending on the character heading the actors will switch roles within the same scene. The actors have an equal chance of playing any of the other characters and should therefore agree between themselves on a unified speaking and acting choice for the characters they share. This fluidity of identity is important as it creates the malleability of time and place and the rhythm of the language and story.

We will only invite a limited number of people to audition.

To be considered, please send a headshot and resume to brunet@etberlin.de by July 28, 2016

Reading copies of the play are available upon request.

Auditions for The Most Unsatisfied Town in January (Appointment Required)

Open Auditions | Offenes Casting

Saturday, January 16, Recall on Sunday, January 17

The Most Unsatisified Town by | von Amy Evans, directed by | Regie Daniel Brunet

We are introduced to Laurence, a former refugee from Guinea now married with children and running his own business. In a small number of scenes, most of which take place in his internet shop, we meet Laurence’s white German wife Manuela, his non-citizen friends Julius, Yusef and Rahim, the white German police officer Brunmeier, the widow Eva and her Afro-German son, Ronny. Throughout their interactions, we learn of life in a former East German city from a myriad of perspectives – stories of privilege and marginalization are made tangible. The tensions simmering below the surface are brought to the fore by the sudden, violent death of Rahim while in police custody. This incident catapults Laurence out of his “optimistic” view of his new home town and forces him unwittingly to the front of a civil rights movement – he did not want to be a hero. He just wanted to know what happened to “our brother”. If only this were a work of fiction. The real life Rahim – Oury Jalloh – died in mysterious circumstances on January 7, 2005. Almost ten years later, we still do not know exactly how he died or who was responsible for his death. The community continues to fight for justice to be served – resistance comes in many forms.

Working Language: English | Arbeitssprache: Englisch

Rehearsals: February – April 6 (Monday to Friday, 12pm to 6pm) | Premiere: April 7 | 12 performances: April 7 – April 23

Proben: Februar bis 6. April (Montag bis Freitag, 12 bis 18 Uhr) | Premiere: 7. April | 12 Vorstellungen: 7. April bis 23. April

Breakdown | Rollenbeschreibungen

LAURENCE, a Guinean man in his mid-thirties

RAHIM, a Guinean man in his mid to late twenties

YUSEF, a Cameroonian man in his early forties

JULIUS, a Cameroonian man in his early to mid-thirties

MANUELA, a white German woman in her late twenties

EVA, a Mozambican woman in her early thirties

BRUNMEIER, a white German police officer in his late thirties

Auditions will be held at English Theatre Berlin | International Performing Arts Center – Fidicinstraße 40, 10965 Berlin (U6 Platz der Luftbrücke).

For an appointment, please send a headshot and resume to gallagher@etberlin.de by January 12, 2016

Reading copies of the play are available upon request.