StageCast WINTER MAIN STAGE AUDITIONS StageCast:
Experiments in
Performance &
Technology
DIRECTED BY TAPS ARTISTIC DIRECTOR MICHAEL RAU

WINTER 2021 AUDITIONS

ABOUT THE PRODUCTION

StageCast: Experiments in Performance and Technology

StageCast: Experiments in Performance and Technology is an experimental showcase of performances to discover new forms of live, theatrical storytelling over the internet. The performance will feature short works performed by Stanford students that will be broadcast using new technologies developed by students and faculty members from the Computer Science (CS) and Electrical Engineering (EE) Departments. This will be a remotely rehearsed and performed production. 

This production is an exciting and unique interdisciplinary collaboration between TAPS and the CS and EE Departments. Join us for an investigation into digital storytelling, creative coding, and a melding of art and science.

The production is looking for four actors of any gender identity/race/ethnicity. Any prospective participant has the right to make inquiries about how their cultural personhood will be used within the production. Please make any inquiries to tapsaudition@gmail.com. Inquiries will receive a thoughtful response and will remain confidential from the artistic staff.

 Stanford TAPS seeks to build a diverse cast for this production and encourages members of any race, gender identity, and ability to audition. If any accessibility accommodations are needed please email tapsinformation@stanford.edu for assistance.

 

ABOUT THE DIRECTOR

Michael RauTAPS Assistant Professor and Artistic Director MICHAEL RAU is a live performance director specializing in new plays, opera, and digital media projects. He has worked internationally in Germany, Brazil, the UK, Ireland, Canada, and the Czech Republic. He has created work in New York City at Lincoln Center, The Public Theater, PS122, HERE Arts Center, Ars Nova, The Bushwick Starr, The Brick, 59E59, 3LD, and Dixon Place. Regionally, his work has been seen at the Ingenuity Festival in Cleveland OH, and the American Repertory Theatre in Cambridge, MA. He has developed new plays at the Eugene O’Neill National Playwrights Conference, the Lark and the Kennedy Center. Michael Rau is a recipient of fellowships from the Likhachev Foundation, the Kennedy Center, and the National New Play Network. He has been a resident artist at the Orchard Project, E|MERGE, and the Tribeca Performing Arts Center. Rau is a Forward/Story fellow and a speaker at Books in Browsers, StoryCode, and RailsConf2016. He has been an associate director for Anne Bogart, Les Waters, Robert Woodruff, and Ivo Van Hove. He is a New York Theater Workshop Usual Suspect and a member of the Lincoln Center Directors Lab. He is a graduate of Wesleyan University and received his MFA in Theater Directing from Columbia University.

 

ABOUT THE REHEARSAL PROCESS

Rehearsals will be held online throughout the Winter quarter. Actors will learn multiple roles and must be eligible to enroll in TAPS 122M in Winter. The rehearsal process will follow AEA schedule requirements, and abide by the Stanford Theater Standards, and prioritize the wellness of our students in the rehearsal process. Performers will be supplied with technology (cameras, computers, cables, adaptors, microphones, greenscreens) from the TAPS department, but the performers will need access to a reliable (preferably wired) internet connection.

 

ABOUT AUDITIONS

To Audition, please submit the Audition Form by December 2nd at 10PM PT

The form will require the upload of an audition video (100MB or less) containing the below:

  • An introductory Slate (include Name, Pronouns, Class Year/Stanford Affiliation, and the name/introduction of your monologue)
  • A short contemporary monologue (no longer than three minutes).

For Callbacks, students will be emailed on Friday, Dec 4th with more information.

 

DESIGN ASSISTANT POSITIONS

TAPS is also seeking design and rehearsal assistants for this production. Applications are due via email to Production Manager Jane Casamajor (janecasa [at] stanford.edu) no later than Jan 4th. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

ASSISTANT APPLICATIONS

Costume Design

Lighting Design

 

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IMPORTANT DATES

Performance Dates

NOVEMBER 12-14 2020

Video Audition Submission Due Date

WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 2 at 10PM PT

Callbacks

SUNDAY DECEMBER 6

RESOURCES

REHEARSAL SCHEDULE
THEATER STANDARDS

 

ACCESSIBILITY NOTE

If any accessibility accommodations with auditions or callbacks are needed please email tapsinformation@stanford.edu for assistance.

Access to technology (or lack thereof) will in no way be a barrier or hindrance to being a part of this production, and the artistic team will work together to ensure that everyone who is accepted into the cast may participate.