AUDITION: Hale Center Theater Orem Presents THE LITTLE MERMAID


November Faith and Works Lecture: November 2, 2017

Heritage Now: Two-Day Festival in Pakistan

Heritage Now

The British Council, Walled City of Lahore Authority, French Embassy in Pakistan, Higher Education Commission of Pakistan, UNESCO and Government of Pakistan National History & Literary Heritage Division present:

Heritage Now
21-22 October, 2017
9:00AM to 10:00PM Daily
Alhamra Arts Council, Lahore

Heritage Now is a two-day festival that celebrates and reflects upon the cultural heritage of Pakistan. The festival will bring together professionals from Pakistan and various other countries to discuss pressing issues facing the museums and heritage sector in Pakistan through conversation, performance and art.

Heritage Now is supported by U.S. Embassy Pakistan, European Union, University of the Punjab, Alhamra Arts Council Lahore, Luxus Grand Hotel, Alliance française Lahore and AFD.

Its curating partners include ASSITEJ Pakistan, Morango, SAMAAJ, Social Innovation Lab and The Little Art.

The Festival is free and open to public. 

The complete programe of Heritage Now is available on this link. 


AUDITIONS: DEAR RUTH Hale Center Theater Orem

Auditions for Dear Ruth will be held, by appointment only, October 23rd. 
These auditions will be held at Hale Studios located at 537 N. 1200 W. in Orem.
Appointments may be made by calling the box office at 801-226-8600.
Please prepare one of the sides from the script for your audition. (If you would prefer, you are welcome to prepare a one minute monologue in the style of the show instead of a script side.)

Audition sides will be available HERE on or before October 16th. We will only have time to hear one side per person. A reader will be provided. We will have limited copies of sides available at the audition. Headshots and resumes are encouraged.

Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment to fill out the appropriate paperwork before your audition time.
Dear Ruth will be directed by Barta Heiner.

Callbacks, by invitation only, will be Saturday, October 28th.

Anyone who is unable to attend the initial audition may submit a video. Please send your video along with a headshot, resume, and your audition form to no later than October 22nd to be considered for callbacks. You may download your audition form HERE.

Character Descriptions
(We may not have audition sides for every role listed below. If there is no side for the part in which you are mostinterested, please choose an alternate side.)

Ruth Wilkins (Female; ages 20-25): Independent, kind, and loving. A hardworking bank teller, set on living life on her own terms.

Lt. Bill Seawright (Male; ages 20-25): A twenty-four-year-old, Air Corps lieutenant.  Full of love, determination, and optimism. A fully dedicated romantic and mostly dedicated solider.

Albert Kummer (Male; ages 25-35): Hardworking, plain, good-hearted. Ruth’s coworker and fiance, Albert believes that doing the right thing and living according to plan is the way to get by in the world. He’s a good man but doesn’t believe in any kind of romantic nonsense.

Mrs. Edith Wilkins
 (Female; ages 35-45):  Warm and maternal. Loves her family and fully believes that their business is her business.

Judge Harry Wilkins (Male; ages 45-55): Intelligent, kind, and accepting. An even-keeled lawman who wants the best for his family.

Miriam Wilkins (Female; ages 16-20): Passionate, political, intelligent. A fiercely liberal “modern” sixteen-year-old with a strong sense of self who believes in helping the underdog.

Sgt. Chuck Vincent (Male; ages 20-30):  Loyal and hardworking. A fellow solider, Sgt. Vincent is friends with Bill and in love with Bill’s sister, and the two men are on leave together hoping to spend time with their girls.

Martha Seawright (Female; ages 20-25): Sweet, innocent, and fun. The sister of Bill, Martha is new to New York and to love, but is adventurous on both fronts.

Dora (Female; ages 30-50): Smart, kind, and cheerful. Dora is the Wilkin’s live-in help, and she has been with the family for a long time. As a result, she knows their business and their woes, and cares deeply for them.

Harold Klobbermeyer (Male; ages 20-30): Another young soldier who also arrives intent on courting Ruth.

Eugene O’Neill Theater Center: National Playwrights Conference

Since 1964, the National Playwrights Conference has developed more than 600 new plays. Scripts will be accepted for NPC 2018 through October 13, 2017. The O’Neill’s open submissions policy allows any writer to submit their work for consideration, no agents or nominations needed. 

Works are chosen through our Open Submissions policy.  (See all 2017 Finalists).

In the years since its inception the National Playwrights Conference has developed more than 600 plays.  During the Conference, playwrights live on the grounds of the O’Neill for a full month and each engages in a week-long process of rehearsals culminating in two script-in-hand public readings.  Up to eight playwrights are selected for this intensive laboratory each summer.  Conference playwrights represent a wide range of experience from those working on a first play to Broadway veterans; directors and actors have also worked on and off Broadway, in film, and in regional theaters, and represent emerging artists and seasoned professionals.

For information on applying as a playwright and the application process, please visit our Submission Info and Open Submission Process page.  With other questions, please call the Literary Office, at (860) 443-5378 x227

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Info Session: Columbia University School of the Arts Admissions

We are excited to announce the dates of our upcoming Information Sessions for the 2018-2019 academic year. These sessions are a great way to learn more about our Programs and to meet faculty, staff and current students.

Film MFA
Date: Friday, October 20, 2017
Time: 6pm – 8pm
RSVP here

Theatre MFA
Date: Saturday, October 21, 2017
Time: 11:30am – 1:30pm
(MFA Acting production will follow at 2pm)
RSVP here

Writing MFA
Date: Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm
(A student reading in the LeRoy Neiman Gallery will follow at 8:30pm)
RSVP here

Visual Arts MFA
Date: Sunday, November 12, 2017
Time: 11am – 1pm
(Tours and Open Studios will follow the information session)
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Our Fall 2018 applications will be available online on Monday, October 2, 2017 at

If you have any questions, please visit our website or email the Admissions Office at

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I am looking for 4 females (30’s – 60’s) and a boy (7-9) for a short film that will be shot over a 2 day period between October 19th and the 23rd.  Two roles are only a day shoot.   Please read the logline and character descriptions below.  If you are interested then please go to to read script, fill out and submit your audition.  All experience levels considered.

THE MEDICINE GOES DOWN – Character Descriptions And Logline

LOGLINE: A recent divorcee and her struggling young son reconnect over her favorite kid’s film, Mary Poppins. But the mom’s desire to shield her son from the harsh realities of life through the movie has unexpected results.

MARY (mid 30’s) – Sweat as honey and cute as a button – she’s like a little munchkin. Even when she is trying to be stern, it’s hard to take her seriously. She has a hard time really speaking ill of anyone. She has an idealistic viewpoint and was very imaginative when growing up.

JACOB (7-9) – Son of Mary. Currently depressed due to father leaving. And now he has to go to public school so his mom can work. He’s got A.D.D. and a huge imagination.

JANE (early 40’s) – Mary’s older half sister. She’s down to earth and not as idealistic or sweet as Mary. She loves to tease her sister, but not in a mean way – it’s all in fun.

DESTINY (mid 30’s) – Best friend to Mary. Where Mary is sweet and idealistic, Destiny is sassy and realistic. She gets her job done and then enjoys life. She loves to flirt, and date, and knows how to bring on the sexy. She’s not as enamored with the idea of marriage as Mary is.

MRS. JOHNSON (50’s -60’s) – Always put together and looking ready to face the world. She doesn’t seem to have a silly side. But we find out differently in the movie.

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