All Is Calm
by Trinity Street Players
Sep. 14 - Sep. 30 (2022)
All is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914 relives a poignant moment in history when Allied and German forces laid down their arms to celebrate the Christmas holiday together in WW1. The dramatic, historical produc4on presents traditional patriotic and holiday songs of 1914 from both sides of the Western front and is interspersed with text read from leIers, journals, and interviews from the soldiers who lived it. This production is not glorifying war...it shows the power of peace!
Audition Notice: “All is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914”
Trinity Street Playhouse, Austin, Tx
Trinity Street Playhouse/Players (TrinityStreetPlayers.com) is located in downtown Austin.
We are accepting video audition submissions for the upcoming production of All is Calm, by Peter Rothstein.
Local, nonunion performers who are 17 or older are encouraged to audition. Trinity Street Players (TSP) is commiIed to non-traditional castings and values diversity and inclusion in all forms. We greatly encourage actors of ALL ethnicities, gender identities, as well as performers with disabilities to audition.
All is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914
Book : Peter Rothstein
Music Arrangements: Erick Lichte and Timothy C. Takach Director: Dave Anderson
Music Director: Rob Greenfield
Set design: Steve Williams
Dialect Coach: Amanda Cooley Davis
Asst. Director/Stage Manager: Bethany McWilliams Projec4onist/Historic photo research: Rich Simms
TSP Artistic Director: Jenny Larson-Quinones
Rehearsal and Performance Schedule:
First rehearsal starts Tues, Nov 1, 2022
Performances: December 14-18 (with 2 additional dates reserved for holdover 19 and 20)
6 performances (possible 7-8) Curtain at 7:30 p.m. Wed -Sunday with matinees at 2:00 p.m. on Sat and Sunday.
Rehearsals will be held weekday evenings and some daytime rehearsals on weekends. The show will be presented indoors and in person at the Trinity Street Playhouse,4th Floor, 901 Trinity St., Austin, TX 78701 (trinitystreetplayers.com). TSP will be operating as a “fully vaccinated workplace” for this project.
All roles are paid $800 (each) with 1⁄2 given on opening night and 1⁄2 following the last performance. We request/require that all actors help with strike.
Roles: We welcome first time auditioning actors! The characters seen in this show are men. We encourage and invite all gender identities to audition but please be aware that all actors will portray men and need to be able to sing in a lower register.
4 Narrators: These 4 actors will portray numerous characters revealed through leIers, newspaper articles, telegrams, journals, and more. These characters represent a variety of nationalities from Western Europe and the UK, and actors will be required to speak in multiple accents in the production. Previous dialect experience a plus, but not required. A dialect coach will be on staff.
The Ensemble: We seek 9-15 actors to portray men. The styles of music found in All Is Calm include barbershop quartet, traditional folk, and fairly complex choral work - all a capella. The artists cast will be called on to bring to life widely contrasting moods throughout the arc of the play. The piece is deep and inspiring, and we look forward to bringing this work to life in a special way for our Austin audience.
A couple of things:
1) Experience singing in choral settlngs is highly beneficial, but not absolutely necessary.
2) All ranges are needed. Needs of special note are the below.
-bass voices that can comfortably reach a low E and securely anchor harmonic structure.
-tenor voices that can comfortably reach into the high G to Bb range with a bell-like, pure, controlled tone.
Video Submission Deadline: September 30, 2022
Please prepare 16-32 bars of 2 different songs. One that is an upbeat, celebratory, uptempo song that will make us smile and laugh. The second song is a ballad. Break our hearts. Looking for the emotion of the song you choose fully. Give us goosebumps and make us tear up.
It is okay to perform any song from the show.
Actors auditioning for Narrators should prepare a short poem, letter, or article in two different dialects: one from the United Kingdom (Standard British, Cockney, Scottish, etc.), and one from the European continent (German, French, Italian.)
Your video audition does not need to be a production. Use your laptop, phone, or whatever setup you may have. It’s best to film your audition in front of a simple background, with no backlighting, and little ambient noise. You may choose to sing with accompaniment or a capella. Remember that all songs in this play are a capella.
At the beginning of your video please hold up a sheet of paper or poster board with your first and last name wriIen on it. Please state if you play harmonica and/or bugle.
Email a shareable link of your video via Google Drive (please make sure you give us permission to view) or YouTube link.
With this email if you have a headshot, or resume you may submit that as well but it is not required.
Email your submission to AndersonTexasProductions@gmail.com with the subject line: All is Calm, your first and last name. Also please include your phone number.
Please only send 1 submission with 2 songs recorded. Due to the volume of submissions confirmation of receiving your video may take a couple of days.
Callbacks will be held at the Trinity Street Playhouse on October 21, 2022 and October 22,, 2022.
Any questions or if clarity is needed please email Dave at AndersonTexasProductions@gmail.com - this is going to be a memorable, tremendous project that you will be proud to be a part of!
Please pass this forward to others that you know that will be interested in this audition.