THEATER CAMPS SUMMER 2018
LEAD PHONE CONVERSATION INFORMATION AND TIMESLOTS

OREGON CAMPS
HAPPENING  MAY 12 & 13

(Auditions for Midsummer Night's Dream in Bridal Room @ Taborspace  5441 SE Belmont St.
1 pm - 4 pm  May 12 & 13
All other Casting Conversation Timeslots (by phone) listed below

FOR INFORMATION ON particular ROLES FOR Midsummer Night's Dream, PLEASE VISIT this page

FOR INFORMATION ON PRINCESS AND THE PAUPER PARTS, VISIT HERE

 

Depending on their age and interest, students either will have
    -- no casting conversation
    -- a casting conversation by phone
    -- an in-person audition

Please read the following description to see which group your student is in. If they are having a casting conversation or audition, please consult the open times below and email us with your top three choices for timeslots. We will get back to you with a confirmation or, if all three slots had filled when we received your request, we will ask you to choose three more.

Based on their age and interest, students fall into one of the three groups below. Please determine which one is a fit for your child, and if needed, send us your preferred times for a casting conversation or audition.
 

1)  NO NEED FOR A CASTING CONVERSATION OR AUDITION: 
   ---  students aged 7-9 OR students aged 10-14 who do not want to be considered for any individual parts with more than ~4 lines: 

Students aged 7-9 play in group parts, and occasionally are given small individual parts. Students 10-14 who also prefer this level of activity in the play need not have a casting conversation or audition.
 

2)  CASTING CONVERSATION BY PHONE: 
  --- students aged 10-11 in our 1- or 3-week camps who wish to be considered for an individual role with more than 5 lines
  --- students aged 10-11 who would like to be considered for lead roles (1-week camps or pocket show for 3-week camp)
  --- students aged 12-14 who would like to be considered for small-medium individual roles in Midsummer Night's Dream [but not the 8 lead roles]

Any students aged 10-14 (and ones who are 9 and feeling adventurous) who wish may sign up for a casting conversation. Here, we have a ~5-10 minute check-in with the student to see what types of roles they are interested in (big/medium/small, solo singing or no, gender preferences if any, etc.).  As a reminder, if a student 8-14 is opting for group roles or smaller individual roles, they needn't have the casting conversation. Students aged 7 - 9 are cast in group roles and occasionally small individual parts.
   Students interested in a role that has solo singing (in Princess and the Pauper, Rachel, Rose, Mother, or King Henry) please prepare a ~30 second song to be sung over the phone. Any song is fine, though it should reflect the student's range.
 

3)  IN PERSON AUDITIONS: (3-week camp only for Midsummer Night's Dream)
  --- students aged 12-14 (with the occasional spunky 11-year old) interested in being considered for one of the 8 larger roles in the play   
     
Hermia*, Helena*, Lysander*, Demetrius*, Oberon, Titania, Puck*, Bottom*

    * might be double-cast, with two students on stage at the same time playing the role.

Students aged 12-14 (and those aged 11 who feel exceptionally advanced in musical theater) who are interested in being considered for these eight largest parts in the play (which might be split up) need to have an audition in person; see dates and times below.   Auditions consist of

  • The student singing a song (30-60 seconds). Any song choice is fine, but it would be best for it to reflect their talent and range of expression and vocal pitch. A cappella is fine, but if a student has recorded back-up music that is fine as well. There will be a piano available at auditions but we will not have a pianist present.
  • The student preparing a short monologue OR doing a cold read from the Midsummer Night's Dream script. Monologues should be 20-45 seconds long and memorized. AN UNMEMORIZED MONOLOGUE IS A SURE WAY TO SEND A SIGNAL THAT A STUDENT IS NOT COMMITTED TO DOING THE WORK THAT A LEAD ROLE WILL REQUIRE.
           We highly recommend the student preparing a monologue (which can be from the play, but need not be) rather than doing a cold read. Even veteran actors can have challenges bringing emotion and expression to a cold read, and since we are looking for a picture of the student's acting talents in the monologue, most cold reads don't show that well.
  • The student and I having a ~5 minute conversation about the students' interests in the various characters, any gender preferences in casting, etc.
  • A singing range test from their lowest to highest 
  • FYI  Parents/Guardians will not be present in the room during auditions

    
How do we sign up?

 

  • To sign up for a casting conversation, please email directortorsti@rovainenmusicals.com with your top three (3) time preferences, in order, and the best phone number at which to call your child that day, even if you think we have it. We will schedule your child accordingly and send you a confirmation email with the time we will be doing.
  • To sign up for an audition, please email directortorsti@rovainenmusicals.com with your top three (3) time preferences, in order. We will schedule your child accordingly and send you a confirmation email with the time we will be doing.



This schedule will be updated once a day.

Please try to find a time among those listed here. If for some reason it is impossible to find a compatible phone time with one listed here (and we are not using the term 'impossible' lightly), send us a line so we can try to find an alternate time. 

  ** We regret any inconvenience caused by our casting conversations and auditions falling on Mother's Day this year.

Times listed are Pacific Standard Time.
 

SATURDAY  MAY 12TH  2018

Casting Phone Conversation timeslots (auditions are 1:00 - 400) for students

  • 9 - 11 in our 1-week camps interested in individual parts
    10 - 11 in our 3-week camps interested in leads in the pocket show
    10 - 14 in our 3-week camps interested in individual parts for Midsummer Night's Dream (but not the 8 largest lead parts)
     

9:00 am - 9:10 am  ___________
9:10 am - 9:20 am  __HarmonyRJ__

9:20 am - 9:30 am  __SalemA__
9:30 am - 9:40 am  __RowanBP_

9:40 am - 9:50 am  ___________
9:50 am - 10:00 am  ___________

10:00 am - 10:10 am  __KateA___
10:10 am - 10:20 am  __NoahB___

10:20 am - 10:30 am  __LoganA__
10:30 am - 10:40 am  _NaomiK__

10:40 am - 10:50 am  _SophieP__
10:50 am - 11:00 am  _JacksonD_

11:00 am - 11:10 am  ___________
11:10 am - 11:20 am  ___________

11:20 am - 11:30 am  ___________
11:30 am - 11:40 am  ___________

11:40 am - 11:50 am  ___________
11:50 am - 12:00 pm  ___________


Auditions  for Hermia, Helena, Lysander, Demetrius, Oberon, Titania, Puck, and Bottom.
  Taking place in person @ Bridal Room, Taborspace   5441 SE Belmont

  • Open to students aged 12 - 14 (and the occasional spunky 11-year old)

1:00 pm - 1:15 pm  __AaronW__
1:15 pm - 1:30 pm  __MaddieA_

1:30 pm - 1:45 pm  __IsobelE___
1:45 pm - 2:00 pm  __AmandaF_

2:00 pm - 2:15 pm  ___________
2:15 pm - 2:30 pm  ___________

2:30 pm - 2:45 pm  __MatthewC_
2:45 pm - 3:00 pm  __SylviaL___

3:00 pm - 3:15 pm  __SuzyKL__
3:15 pm - 3:30 pm  ___________

3:30 pm - 3:45 pm  ___________


 

SUNDAY  MAY 13TH  2018

Casting Phone Conversation timeslots (auditions are 1:00 - 400) for students

  • 9 - 11 in our 1-week camps interested in individual parts
    10 - 11 in our 3-week camps interested in leads in the pocket show
    10 - 14 in our 3-week camps interested in individual parts for Midsummer Night's Dream (but not the 8 largest lead parts)
     

9:00 am - 9:10 am  ___________
9:10 am - 9:20 am  ___________

9:20 am - 9:30 am  ___JosieTB__
9:30 am - 9:40 am  ___________

9:40 am - 9:50 am  ___AustinS__
9:50 am - 10:00 am  __OliverP___

10:00 am - 10:10 am  __GraceA__
10:10 am - 10:20 am  __DrewM__

10:20 am - 10:30 am  ___________
10:30 am - 10:40 am  __DaejaP___

10:40 am - 10:50 am  ___________
10:50 am - 11:00 am  ___________

11:00 am - 11:10 am  _DoraM___
11:10 am - 11:20 am  _FinneganHJ_

11:20 am - 11:30 am  _SalemA___
11:30 am - 11:40 am  ___________

11:40 am - 11:50 am  ___ViolaF___
11:50 am - 12:00 pm  ___SachaR__


Auditions  for Hermia, Helena, Lysander, Demetrius, Oberon, Titania, Puck, and Bottom.
  Taking place in person @ Bridal Room, Taborspace   5441 SE Belmont

  • Open to students aged 12 - 14 (and the occasional spunky 11-year old)

1:00 pm - 1:15 pm  __NaiyaK__
1:15 pm - 1:30 pm  __AddyM__

1:30 pm - 1:45 pm  __BrinD___
1:45 pm - 2:00 pm  __RomanC_

2:00 pm - 2:15 pm  __EzraC___
2:15 pm - 2:30 pm  __SashaWC__

2:30 pm - 2:45 pm  ___________
2:45 pm - 3:00 pm  __EleanorS___

3:00 pm - 3:15 pm  __KaterinaS__
3:15 pm - 3:30 pm  ___________

3:30 pm - 3:45 pm  __DavidS__