Be sure to familiarize yourself with our artistic practice before responding. Our site-integrated work is very unique and unlike traditional theatre experiences. Projects take place in a wide range of Bay Area settings, usually outdoors and in direct relationship with the elements. Our work is for the hardy of spirit and body, it is intense and immersive.
All auditions with We Players are extended workshop format, which allows us the opportunity to learn something about each other’s work and process. More information about our 2014 projects will be announced to our mailing list early in January.
Announcing 2014 Company Generals!
Saturday January 11 & Sunday January 12, 7-10pm
(please arrive between 6:30 (no earlier) and 6:50pm, work begins promptly at 7pm)
SF Circus Center: 755 Frederick St., San Francisco
Send resume and headshot to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include a brief personal statement and note why you are interested in working with We Players and/or engaging in site-integrated performance. Prepare a 1-2 minute classical monologue. Bring a hard copy of your resume and photo. Indicate special skills: physical theater, dance, acrobatics, clown, music/singing/instruments, etc.
You may not called for the whole time, however, please budget the full three hours. This audition will be workshop format. Be prepared for both physical and vocal group work. Wear comfortable clothes you can move in.
CALLBACKS for specific 2014 projects will be held Friday-Sunday, January 17-19, 2014
* We Players produce primarily classical work, so some experience or significant interest in Shakespeare and/or Greek mythology is a plus.
Information specific to dancers/ movers will be shared at the audition. Basic schedule outline for rehearsal and performance extends from mid-July 2014 through September 2014.
Saturday, January 25, 1-4pm
*call backs will be Sunday, January 26, 1:30-4:30pm - details will be provided to those selected
Sutro Baths, SF. Meet on the east side of the new Land’s End Visitors Center and look for a red We Players flag.
Send resume and headshot to email@example.com. Please include a brief personal statement and note why you are interested in working with We Players and/or engaging in site-integrated performance. Indicate any special skills: physical theater, types of dance training, swimming, yoga, qi gong, naturalist training, acrobatics, clown, music/singing/instruments, etc.
You may not called for the whole time, however, please plan to attend the full three hours. Please also hold your schedule open for Sunday, 1/26, 1:30-4:30pm. This movement audition will be workshop format. Wear comfortable clothes and close-toed shoes in which you can move freely. Please dress for the weather! We recommend layers, hats, gloves and windbreakers.
If you like how We Players transforms public space, builds community, and engages timeless themes and current social issues, one of the most fulfilling ways to deepen this practice and expand your own awareness is to get involved!
WE are looking to expand our community of qualified production staff including: Costume Designers (preference for applicants w/ apparel design & garment making experience); Lighting Designers; Production Managers; Stage Managers; Properties Masters; Carpenters; and Go-get-em all-purpose production team members! We are hosting two days of production staff “speed-dating” as an opportunity for company directors to meet with a wide range of skilled and experienced theatre designers and technicians. Sessions are 20 minutes each, scheduled on the half hour. By appointment only.
DATES & LOCATIONS:
Wednesday 1/8/14 12-3pm, East Bay location near Bart (TBA)
This “speed dating” is akin to an informational interview. Extended interviews with candidates for 2014 projects will be scheduled by invitation.
REQUIRED: Send resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include a brief personal statement and note why you are interested in working with We Players and/or engaging in site-specific performance. Please list all your available times in order of preference and we will do our best to accommodate. Please explore our website and familiarize yourself with our artistic practice before responding. Our site-integrated work is very unique and unlike traditional theatre experiences. Projects take place in a wide range of Bay Area settings, usually outdoors and in direct relationship with the elements. Our work is for the hardy of spirit and body, it is intense and immersive.
Hyde Street Pier, aboard historic ferryboat Eureka
Join We Players for one or all of these reading events, which will be a crucial part in our process of collecting and sharing stories about the sea as we move towards our new show at San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park. Bring stories, poems, songs, or just come willing to read from the selections that WE bring.
These are free events and complimentary beverages and cookies will be provided.
Wow! We enjoyed a powerful kick off to We Players’ adult education programming the past two days. Many thanks to John Hadden for sharing his decades of experience, his subtle awareness, and his deft teaching.
I’m creating this post so workshop participants and observers can share some of the nuggets they are taking away to incorporate into future performances and life!
The image that sticks strongest for me is the existence of language throughout our bodies, in our blood and marrow… the wellspring of emotions and impulses deep in our core, from which the swell of language courses forth… and the mouth, teeth, tongue and lips as percussive instruments that articulate the energy into intelligible speech. “Let the thought exist in your mouth,” not your head.
Also love thinking about the character as a map -
totally useful when traveling to a new place, but each actor/ traveller will have a different journey, and the journey doesn’t begin until you step into unfamiliar territory and set forth towards the place.
thanks again, John!
Written and performed by John Hadden
ONE NIGHT ONLY – Friday, October 12 @ 8pm
This event is by-invitation only. If you would like to be our guest, please EMAIL US
Haunted by unanswered questions about his childhood overseas, a man confronts his father—an ex-CIA officer who ruminates darkly on the American Empire, the human animal, and himself. Hadden, who plays both characters, evolved the play from many hours of conversations he taped with his father eight years ago. Alternately poignant and hilarious, the play evokes memories and responses about parents and children and growing up during the Cold War.
John Hadden is a longtime director and actor. He was a founding member of Shakespeare & Co in Lenox, MA and is currently the Artistic Director of The Theater Company at Hubbard Hall, Cambridge, NY.
Following the one-hour performance, desserts and tea accompany a discussion conducted by We Players’s managing director Lauren Chavez, with artistic director Ava Roy and John Hadden.