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8/14 VOX Phamalia by PHAMALY

AUDITION ANNOUNCEMENT:
VOX PHAMALIA

Phamaly Theatre Company announces auditions for the fifth installment of its original sketch comedy, VOX PHAMALIA, directed by Edith Weiss. Vox PHAMALIA: Quadrapalooza (2012) won “Best Variety Show” by Westword, and Director Edith Weiss won Best Director of a Play for the production by both Westword and the Denver Post Ovation Awards. Vox PHAMALIA is a writing-to-performance workshop for performers with disabilities, in which the actors involved collaborate in writing their own comedic sketches and monologues, centered around the absurdities of life one encounters while living with a disability. These are composed in collaboration with Director Edith Weiss and Assistant Director Jeremy Palmer. Sketches are rehearsed over several weeks, culminating in 7 ticketed performances for the public at the Avenue Theater.

Needed are 15 physically, emotionally and/or cognitively challenged individuals
of all ages (18 and up) and cultural backgrounds.

Audition Dates:
Tuesday, August 14, 6 – 8 pm (There will not be a callback date)
Prepare: REQUIRED: Please write a 1-2 minute autobiographical piece about yourself in relation to your disability, such as a story describing an event in which you were involved. May be dramatic or comedic in nature, but please make sure your personality comes through in the piece. Be prepared to verbally deliver your piece at the audition. You may read off of your written piece, or deliver it memorized if you wish. Memorization is not required. Please bring a headshot or photo of yourself to the audition only if you have not previously been in a Phamaly production.

Location for audition and rehearsals: Newman Center for Theatre Education (a.k.a. The Tramway), 1101 13th Street, Denver, adjacent to the Denver Performing Arts Complex

Please sign up for an audition time by emailing auditions@phamaly.org. You will be sent a confirmation and time for your audition.

Rehearsal & Performance Dates:
Rehearsals will be held on Thursday evenings from 6 – 8:30 pm and Saturdays from noon – 4:00 pm beginning August 25, 2012. Tech week rehearsals will be nightly between October 28 – November 1. Performances will be held on  11/2, 11/3, 11/4, 11/5, 11/9, 11/10, and 11/11. Friday and Saturday performances are at 7:30 pm, Sunday performances are at 2:00 pm. The Monday Industry Night performance will be at 7:30 pm. Performances are at the Avenue Theater in Denver.

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