OPEN CASTING CALL
Project Theater Project is excited to announce our production of RENT School Edition. Set in the East Village of New York City, Rent School Edition is about falling in love, finding your voice and living for today. Winner of the Tony Award® for Best Musical and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Rent has become a pop cultural phenomenon with songs that rock and a story that resonates with audiences of all ages.
This adaptation has been carefully done to retain the dramatic intent of the groundbreaking rock musical, and consists of minimal changes to language and the removal of one song (CONTACT) to make it possible for students to perform this piece.
OPEN CALL INSTRUCTIONS:
Please prepare two songs of approximately three minutes in length. Project Theater Project prefers songs from the RENT soundtrack. Emotive songs or original compositions from the student’s repertoire are also considered appropriate audition material. Please provide your own back-up music or plan to sing a cappella. Musical accompaniment can be provided for student use if from the RENT soundtrack or from other common karaoke tracks. Advanced notice is required. Please email email@example.com to make arrangements.
This is a student and a non-union production. Headshots and resumes are not required, but will be accepted at the casting call. It is not necessary for students to have prior theater experience. Students that are cast for roles in RENT will be required to attend sixteen three-hour rehearsals in September, October, and November and to perform in shows during the month of December. Parental permission is required.
Seeking high school students, age 14-21*.
If you have other inquiries or if you wish to help, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
DATES of OPEN CASTING CALL:
September 10th, 8:00am-noon,
Sept. 11th, 8am-noon,
Sept. 17 10am-1pm (1:30-5 are call backs)
*Special education law in Pennsylvania allows for high school students to be up to 21 years of age.
Must be available (but won’t be required to be at all the rehearsals and shows) every Monday and Tuesday from (6:00 – 9:00) on the following dates; (Rehearsals) Sept. 19th 20th Oct 3rd 4th 10th 11th 17th 18th, Nov. 1st 8th 14th 21st 22nd and 28th 29th (6-11) (Performances) Nov. 30th (6-10) Dec. 4th 5th 10th (6-10) 11th (12-5) 17th (12-5) 18th (12-5) 22nd (6-10) 23rd (6-10)
Contact and Information
Rich Wexler 215-260-1298