Audition Announcement! - Veterans' Voices Project 5
Updated: Aug 23
Veterans’ Voices Project 5
Directed by: Leigh Matthews Bock
Open Auditions: In person, at the Majestic on Monday, October 2 beginning at 7 pm Majestic Theatre Community Room
The Majestic Theatre (a division of the City of Corvallis Parks and Recreation department) is committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion and to creating a safe place for actors of all backgrounds to explore their craft. We are particularly eager to work with artists of color and other artists from marginalized communities. All auditions are free and open to the public. This audition is for an amateur, volunteer production. The Majestic Theatre staff and volunteers do not discriminate on the basis of age, national origin, race, gender, ethnic background, disability, religious beliefs, or sexual orientation.
What is Veterans' Voices Project?: Military veterans find a voice to share their stories of service when matched up with local playwrights and actors to bring their stories to the stage. These eight, 15-minute or less, plays explore the realities of serving and being a veteran in our country.
Production Plan: Rehearsed in person and performed live for in-person audiences on November 10, 11 and 12.
From the Director: Being part of South Willamette Valley Honor Flight (www.swvhonorflight.org) for nearly 10 years has produced within me a great appreciation for our veterans. Spending time with veterans has been one of the greatest blessings in my life. It is an honor and privilege to create a space for us to hear our veterans’ voices. Please email Leighmbock@comcast.net if you have any questions.
Details & Schedule: This project is performed as a reader's theatre, you will not be required to memorize lines. Looking for up to 8 actors (Excited to work with actors who are military veterans and of any gender, racial, and ethnic identity). Parts will be assigned and announced at the read through.
Read through on Wednesday, October 11 at 6:30 pm – all actors. Rehearsal schedule is as follows (every actor may not be scheduled for every rehearsal during October, all actors will be required at each rehearsal beginning November 2): October 12, 18, 19, 25, 26, and November 1, 2, 6, 8, 9
Content Warnings: combat depictions, harsh language, violence.
Veterans' Voices Project explores the realities of serving and being a veteran in our country. The content is written locally and inspired by real veterans lending their voice to the plays. This show will give the audience a lens into what service is like, the highs, lows and everything in between.
Questions? Contact the director at Leighmbock@comcast.net