Tuesday, April 29, 2008

ReVision Theatre is Holding Auditions

ReVision Theatre is Holding Auditions
Saturday, May 10th and Sunday, 11th, 2008

Seeking actors & musical theatre performers, New Jersey regional theatre.

ReVision Theatre (Producing Artistic Directors; David Leidholdt, Stephen Bishop Seely, Thomas Morrissey), a professional regional theatre in Asbury Park, New Jersey, will be holding auditions for actors and musical theatre performers by appointment only on Saturday, May 10th and Sunday, May 11th, in Asbury Park, NJ for their upcoming benefit performance of Hello, Dolly! The benefit performance will be held on Saturday, June 14th at the Paramount Theatre in Asbury Park. The show will be directed by Thomas Morrissey and choreographed by Connor Gallagher. Those auditioning will also be considered for future productions, workshops, staged readings, and theatre for young audiences. Please email your audition request to casting@ReVisionTheatre.org (preferred) or call 732-455-3059 ext. 2# to make an appointment. Those unable to attend should send submissions to: Casting, ReVision Theatre, PO Box 973, Asbury Park, NJ 07712. Please do not submit large files by email, instead email links for pictures or thumbnails. Actors should prepare a one minute monologue and singers should prepare one song (accompanist will be provided). Seeking all types, children, minority and mature actors/singers strongly encouraged to audition. Pay dependent on contract. ReVision Theatre is also seeking submissions from Directors, Designers and Tech Personnel for our files. For more info: www.ReVisionTheatre.org

Hello, Dolly! Cast Breakdown

Horace Vandergelder - A widower of some means, 30s to 50s
Cornelius Hackl - Vandergelder’s chief clerk, 20s to 30s
Barnaby Tucker - Assistant to Cornelius, teens to 20s
Irene Molloy - A millineress with a hat shop in New York, 20s to 30s
Minnie Fay - A young girl who works in Irene’s shop, teens to 20s
Ernestina - A heavy-set girl in need of Mrs Levi’s services, teens to ??
Ermengarde - Horace’s niece, teens to 20s
Ambrose Kemper - A young artist seeking to marry Ermengarde, teens to 20s
Mrs Rose - Sells vegetables from a street cart, friend of Dolly, any age
Rudolph Reisenweber - The Prussian major-domo of the Harmonia Gardens Stanley - A young waiter.
Judge White - A whiskered, red nose, New York night court.

There are a few other minor roles and a chorus of townspeople, customers etc who must sing. We also need dancers. Ages quoted above are as a guide and are adaptable.

ReVision Theatre is a professional regional theatre company dedicated to producing invigorating theatre with a fresh new perspective reaching the diverse community of Asbury Park and Monmouth County. ReVision Theatre produces reinventions of previously produced classics, overlooked or forgotten work in a new way, and new work with a fresh voice. The company serves as a home for local artists and writers. ReVision Theatre also believes in the importance of theatre education and teaches children and adult theatre classes. ReVision Theatre produces readings, workshops, cabarets, concerts, and mainstage productions.

Email, call or visit our website (www.RevisionTheatre.org) for more information

CONTACT: Stephen@ReVisionTheatre.org

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Do You Know? Lou Liberatore


The Coaster, March 20, 2008

Lou Liberatore is just one more example of the talent and commitment of some of the new residents to Asbury Park.

He’s an accomplished Tony-nominated actor who moved to the city full-time only a year ago, a board member of ArtsCap where he brings his years of experience as an actor and his new found love of writing and a member of the Black Box Theater Group.

Liberatore and his partner, Steve Albert, bought a home in the city three years ago, but did not make it their primary residence until a year ago. Albert, who has a masters degree in public health, is the residence director at The Center in the city.

Last year Liberatore, who continues to audition for parts, lent his expertise to the West Park Players cast of “The Laramie Project.”

When he learned of the controversy surrounding the play he stepped forward and offered to lend assistance, coaching the young high school actors and staging the set with the play’s director Bob Angelini.

Liberatore is also a member of the new Revision Theater, which moved from New York City, and he established the Jersey Shore Writer’s Studio which meets once a month at the Stephen Crane House, where aspiring writers can hear their words read out loud without being criticized.
Whoever shows up on a given night is given a part to read.

“It gives them an opportunity to hear their words out loud,” he said.

But for all his community minded activities, Liberatore still auditions for parts, mainly in New York and says he would love to become part of an ensemble cast for a television show.

He was nominated for a Tony award, Broadway’s most prestigious, along with other awards, for his part in the four character play “Burn This.”

He played along side John Malkovich and Joan Allen.

When the play was taken to London, Liberatore was stopped by his union, Actor’s Equity, because of the organization’s rules.

Malkovich told the producers he would not do the play in London without Liberatore.
“John held out for me, I was very happy about that.”

He has also had minor parts in TV shows like “Sex and the City,” “Law and Order” and the daytime soap “One Life to Live.”

He would love to work with Malkovich, who he said has a very funny dry sense of humor, or Sean Penn.

“He’s done very well with the way he chooses roles.”

A graduate of Fordham University’s Lincoln Center campus, he worked as an intern at the famed Circle Repertory Theater in New York City.

He ended up doing a workshop with the group on a play by William Hoffman called “As Is.”
It was the first play produced on Broadway about the AIDS epidemic.

“I played eight different roles.”

Liberatore then spent 10 years acting in New York and 10 years in Los Angeles.

But today back in the city by the sea, the actor is focused on “raising the artistic profile of the city.”

He is very happy to advocate for artists living in the city through ArtsCap and to speak on their behalf to city officials and developers.

Although he grew up in Bergen County, he spent summers in Belmar. As a resident of Asbury Park he said he wants to make sure the arts aren’t forgotten during the city’s redevelopment.
So far he has been very impressed.

“I’m impressed with the attitudes and commitment…..I just want it (the arts) to contribute to benefit the town.”