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Year: 2008 (Page 1 of 2)

Casting for Rogue Tyger Completed

UPDATE: Rogue Tyger is now on the Internet airwaves.  Check it out at www.roguetyger.com!

Thanks to everyone who submitted their information for Rogue Tyger, Team Jabberwocky’s audio drama series to premiere in 2009.

We had an overwhelming response from actors, and did have lengthy discussions on some of the roles. We are blessed with a wealth of talent in the DC metro area. Actors for both principal and supporting roles have been contacted.

Check back at this blog for further news about Rogue Tyger, Jabberwocky Audio Theater, and other Team J casting.

Happy Holidays!

Casting for Rogue Tyger

UPDATE: Rogue Tyger is now on the Internet airwaves.  Check it out at www.roguetyger.com!

We are happy to announce Team J is casting for Rogue Tyger: an ongoing sci-fi action series. The style is in the spirit of Old Time Radio shows such as Gunsmoke or Escape, but with modern sensibilities and production values. It will be recorded in Springfield, VA and begin podcasting in 2009.

We are currently casting for 11 roles (7 men, 4 women).  Actors will be paid a small stipend. For those interested in character descriptions, show details, and how to submit your resume for consideration, please visit www.teamjabberwocky.com/casting.html.

3rd Actor’s Center Expo, Saturday, September 20th

As you know from our last entry, Stonehenge 8 will occur next year. In the meantime, many actors may want to check out the Third Annual Actors’ Expo, put on by the folks at the Actors’ Center.
As you may not know, many of us at Team J are members of the Actors’ Center and have attended previous Expos. You’ll find a number of workshops and panels that will help you in auditioning technique as well as learning what casting directors are looking for.
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The Actors’ Center presents

2008 ACTORS’ EXPO

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Attend the Premiere Conference for Actors in the Washington-Baltimore regions

Sign up today for the 3rd Annual Actors’ Expo in Washington, DC!

Meet the pros – Expand your network – Learn new skills – Get more work

Choose from 30 different workshops and panels presented by more than 60 of the region’s top stage, film and television directors, actors, casting directors and theatre educators. This year’s Actors’ Expo offers everything from panels on Marketing, Casting, and Self-Producing, plus others ­ to workshops on Meisner, Voice Over, Auditioning for Shakespeare, On Camera technique, and many, many more.

It is a great opportunity to:

  • Learn how to succeed as an actor from leading professionals
  • Network with industry professionals & connect with your peers
  • See the latest actor products & services
  • Improve your performance skills

Registration is open to all.

Save money by registering before August 31, 2008.

It’s all on one day, under one roof, at The Kellogg Conference Hotel at Gallaudet University, in the heart of Washington, DC. There’s ample parking
and it is metro-accessible. Sign up today to reserve your place on September 20th! Seating is limited so sign up early.

Registration is just $35 for Actors’ Center members and only $45 for non-members if you sign up by August 31, 2008. (Prices go up on 9/1/08.)

To register for the 2008 Actors’ Expo visit http://www.actorscenter.org/expo

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The Actors’ Center is a volunteer membership organization and a nonprofit corporation created by and for actors in the Washington, DC, Maryland, and Virginia.

Stonehenge VIII to be in ’09

After two enormously successful Stonehenges so far this year–including one in a new city, Baltimore–we were hoping to finish the year with a third henge in a new location to replace our favorite DC place: the Warehouse Theater.

Unfortunately, we haven’t been able to find a comparable place that’s also affordable, so we are postponing Stonehenge VIII until next year. As always, the event will be announced here on the Blog and on the Team J web site. When we know, you’ll know.

Cheers and have a pleasant rest of 2008!

Reminder for Actors attending Stonehenge this Sunday!

All 192 actors are being sent an email Thursday with their audition time and other important information.

If you have not received an email by Thursday evening, and do not find it lurking in an overzealous spam filter, shoot us an email at stonehenge*at*teamjabberwocky*dot*com.

Two important points noted in the email:

1) You will need 21 copies of your headshot and resume, properly formatted.

2) If you want us to tape you, you need to sign the video release.
(Release is at: http://tinyurl.com/5z7kyl. Explanation is at: http://tinyurl.com/2q43dv.)

For all other questions, check the Actor FAQ at:
http://www.teamjabberwocky.com/actor_info.html

Thanks and see you Sunday!

Stonehenge Policy Changes

As many of you know, actor and filmmaker registration for Stonehenge is now open at www.goteamj.com/stonehenge.html. On May 18th, the mass audition for film and video projects will be in Baltimore, MD.

We’re excited to be expanding to a new city and hope you’ll join us. Mass auditions are the precision skydiving of audition forms: it’s very stressful and we at Team J do our best to make sure it’s a positive experience for actors. Many of us _are_ actors, after all.

But…

This past Stonehenge in March, we had some issues with actors not only not showing (the worst in three years), but also not showing up with the right number of headshots and not having the headshots properly formatted. Then there’s the actors who, upon getting randomly assigned a standby slot in the lottery, felt that being on standby was “insulting” and “not worth” their time.

Clearly it’s time for some tough love.

Over 350 actors registered for the last Stonehenge and we have every expectation that over 300 will register for this one. So if you’re one of the lucky few who gets a guaranteed or standby space, you know these things:

*Number of Headshots*
If you’re registering for this Stonehenge, you plan on having AT LEAST 50 copies of your headshot and resume by May 18th if not already. You know that “at least” means “possibly more.” You remember that you will be given the exact number of headshots/resumes to bring in the confirmation email sent a couple days before the event. You understand that if you do not have the correct number of headshots/resumes upon check-in, YOU WILL NOT AUDITION and the resumes you have brought WILL NOT BE DISTRIBUTED.

*Format of Headshots*
Headshots and resumes will be either 8″ x 10″ or 8 1/2″ x 11″ – that’s it. They should either be printed on both sides –  or the headshot should be secured to the resume with four neat staples on each of the four corners. You understand that if your headshot/resumes are incorrectly formatted YOU WILL NOT AUDITION and the resumes you have brought WILL NOT BE DISTRIBUTED.

*Standby Spaces*
You know that many folks with Standby spaces get to audition thanks to cancellations. Sometimes you find out with the confirmation email sent a couple days before the event. Sometimes you find out at the event itself. You know that we won’t begrudge you giving up your slot for any reason. We don’t even need to know the reason, we just want to know you won’t be there.

Why do you know all these things? Because you know that there are over 100 actors cursing the cold randomness of not being selected by the lottery. If you’re not going to be prepared, stand aside so one of your fellow actors can audition.

Thanks for reading and we hope to see many of you in Baltimore!

Sincerely,
Team J

P.S. This is just highlighting important policy changes, actors registering should definitely check out the Actor’s FAQ at: www.goteamj.com/actor_info.html

Stonehenge VI (DC, 3/29) Update: 45 Headshots Needed

Important note for all the 192 actors attending Saturday’s Stonehenge. You were told to plan for AT LEAST 40 headshots and now the official number is in.

You need 45.

We have the biggest turnout yet from filmmakers: 90 folks from 35 companies are ready to see you, so make sure your headshots are in order.

That means you’ve counted out 45 headshots before you check in and they are printed on both sides of one sheet or the two sheets are securely stapled in each of the four corners.

For more on headshots, visit the FAQ topic.

And don’t forget about the video release (we have a FAQ about it as well). Upon check-in, we will be asked for that if you’re opting-in to be taped.

Stonehenge Mass Auditions: Deadline, Updates, & YouTube

We’re less than a week away from what will be one of our biggest henges yet, so we want to make everyone aware of an important deadline, an important URL for Stonehenge updates, and an important add-on service.

FILMMAKER REGISTRATION CLOSES WEDNESDAY
Over 60 filmmakers from 25 different companies will be watching over 100 actors audition this Saturday. If you’re a filmmaker looking for actors and want to joint us, time–and seats–are running out.

Filmmaker registration closes this Wednesday, March 26 at 6:00PM. There are no walk-ins. Visit www.teamjabberwocky.com/stonehenge.html for information about the event and the registration form.

(Incidentally as a reminder to actors, we have already sent emails to all 352 actors who registered letting them know whether or not they have a space. If that email got caught in a spam filter or was deleted by your evil twin, we have no way of knowing. So if you registered, but haven’t seen an email, feel free to check with us at stonehenge@teamjabberwocky.com.)

GET THE LATEST UPDATES
To provide timely information, Team J will once again be updating its news blog at http://news.teamjabberwocky.com with important updates like this announcement and other useful tidbits like how to prepare your headshots and why checking in 15 minutes before your timeslot is vital.

BE SEEN ON YOUTUBE
Thanks to our sponsor, Red Lightning Software, we will be able to videotape the auditions of all actors who want to opt-in and upload them to a new Stonehenge Auditions channel on YouTube (we trust you’ve heard of the site).

This is an added free service in addition to the audition. To allow us to tape you, you must read and sign a release we have online at:
http://tinyurl.com/3cmm4g
If you have questions, please check the FAQ entry at:
http://tinyurl.com/2q43dv

If you do not want to be taped, no worries, just focus on the audition. However, if you do want to be taped, it is very important that you read the release carefully and sign it BEFORE you check-in because we will be collecting releases and noting who will be taped AT THAT TIME.

LAST EMAILS
As always, filmmakers and actors will receive a second confirmation email March 27 or 28 with information about the audition.

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Stonehenge VI is a production of Team Jabberwocky in association with Integral Arts and Tohubohu Productions.

Stonehenge VI is sponsored by Red Lightning Software.

Stonehenge VI (DC, 3/29) Actor Lottery Results Emailed

352 actors registered for the lottery in hopes of getting a slot at the next Stonehenge. There are only 192 spaces–so a little more than half of you should now be polishing up your monologues.

Actors with a guaranteed or standby space were sent an individual email. Actors on the waitlist or who were not selected will be sent a general email. If you need more information about the four different statuses, check the FAQ.

Because “Lottery Results” is a phrase unfortunately sometimes used in the subject lines of spam emails, look for “Stonehenge VI Actor Selection” in the subject line.

Remember this is a lottery–actors’ names were drawn at random from the pool of 352 and assigned slots in the order they were drawn. Actors were placed in timeslots if there was space available. If guaranteed space was not available, actors were given the closest available timelot so long as it did not conflict with stated restrictions. After that, all the standby spaces filled up.

If you are unable to attend during your timeslot, please let us know as soon as possible at stonehenge@teamjabberwocky.com. We’re happy to move you to a new timeslot, but that will mean being on standby for that new timeslot as all available spaces are filled.

As will be mentioned in your email, actors MUST arrive 15 minutes before their assigned timeslot for check-in or they forfeit their space. Plan on bringing AT LEAST 40 headshots/resumes. The exact number will be sent a day or two before the event.

Check back as this blog for regular updates.

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Stonehenge VI is a production of Team Jabberwocky in association with Integral Arts and Tohubohu Productions.

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