Spark Fest

Auditions

Overview

Written by Steven Dietz, Kathleen Culebro, and Erin Malone Turner

Presented by Amphibian Stage

Directed by Steven Dietz, Jay Duffer

Spark Fest is a month-long celebration of creativity. Festivalgoers can peek behind the curtain as theatre is made. New plays, comedy, workshops, contests, and more. Spark Fest will feature staged readings of three scripts that are in the final stages of development.

  • Haunted Play written and directed by Steven Dietz
  • The Amazing, Fabulous, Spectacular Untruths of Juan Garcia written by Kathleen Culebro, directed by Jay Duffer
  • Through a Glass Darkly written by Erin Malone Turner, directed by TBA

 

Audition Start:
May. 17, 2022 at 10:00am
Audition End:
May. 20, 2022 at 5:00pm
Audition Details:
May 17-20, 2022
Audition Location:

Amphibian Stage
120 S Main Street
Fort Worth, TX 76104

Callback Dates:

In-person callbacks will be at the discretion of each director and are by appointment only.

Rehearsal Dates:

This is a one-week staged reading contract. Contracts will range from July 17-24, 2022. There will be two performances of each play.

Performance Dates:

This is a one-week staged reading contract. Contracts will range from July 17-24, 2022. There will be two performances of each play.

To Sign Up:

 

Requirements:
  • Please prepare one short dramatic OR one short comedic monologue not to exceed 90 seconds.
  • All Equity and Non-Equity members are asked to submit video auditions. Video submissions will be accepted from Tuesday, May 17 through Friday, May 20, 2022, by 5 pm.
  • Seeking local Dallas/Fort Worth actors only.

 

Compensation:
  • Stipend

Roles Available:

Haunted Play by Steven Dietz
  • Davis* – a woman, 30’s maybe.
  • Duncan* – a man, same age as Davis.
  • The Man Who Saw a Ghost / Amplified Voice – older.
  • The Woman Who Went up / Amplified Voice – older.

* The genders of Davis and Duncan are flexible, as are their personal pronouns within the script.

The Amazing, Fabulous, Spectacular Untruths of Juan Garcia by Kathleen Culebro

The entire cast must reflect the diversity of Latin American peoples–can be black, white, or brown.

  • Beltrán – (M, 40s to 60s) Juan García’s father
  • Consuelo – (F, 20s to 40s) Don Beltrán’s overworked employee
  • Profesor Lázaro – (M, 40s to 60s) Juan García’s professor
  • Juan García – (M, 20s) A compulsive liar
  • Lucrecia – (F, 20s) Brilliant and observant
  • Jacinta – (F, 20s) Fearless, smart, and a little superficial
  • Isabel – (F, 20s to 40s) Lucrecia’s maid
  • Fernando – (M, 20s to 30s) In love with Jacinta
  • Diego – (M, 20s to 40s) Fernando’s servant
  • Doña Susana – (F, 40s to 70s) Jacinta’s aunt

 

Through a Glass Darkly by Erin Malone Turner
  • Vonnie – lead counselor. mid to late 20s. strong-willed & confident, but shy & awkward behind the scenes. runs on logic & coffee. Black.
  • Kaydence – counselor. about 24-25 years old. funny, considerate, and outgoing. loves the spotlight & performing. protective older sister of Simone. long-time love interest of Vonnie. intuitive & scrupulous. Black.
  • Quentin – counselor. about 18-20 years old. natural athlete but wants more than that for his life even if he doesn’t say so. goofball, good at heart, determined. Black.
  • Lacey – counselor. about 18-20 years old. videographer & photographer of the summer camp. observant and reserved. honest. Black.
  • Simone – a teenage girl (about 15-16), kind & thoughtful, a loner. easily persuaded. kind of a nerd. Black.
  • Ruth – a teenage girl (about 15-16), a camper of the past, trapped between worlds. friend to Simone. clever. white.

About Amphibian Stage:
Amphibian Stage is a non-profit professional theater based in Fort Worth. Our mission is ‘To
produce engaging and innovative theater that inspires new ideas, opens new doors and
increases our understanding of the vast world around us’. Started in 2000, Amphibian’s
programs include: Main Stage Plays | New Play Development | Comedy Residency and Festival
| National Theater Live | Arts Education – Tad-Poles Stilt Dancing Program and DE-CRUIT for veterans.

 

Inclusivity Statement:
Amphibian Stage is an Equal Opportunity Employer that strives to represent individuals from
all walks of life in its workforce. We want our employment community to be a representation of the diverse world we live in. As such, we strongly encourage people from underrepresented groups to apply, and we ensure that every candidate who applies is treated equally and fairly without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status and any other factor prohibited by law.

Spark Fest

Producing Apprentice

Overview

Amphibian Stage, a non-profit professional theater based in Fort Worth, seeks a Producing Apprentice to assist with the management of the company’s annual Spark Fest-a three-week summer arts festival that includes new play readings, talkbacks, performing arts workshops for the community, design competition for current theatre students and recent graduates, as well as many other celebratory events.

 

Dates of Apprenticeship:
May 16 – July 31, with availability required on some weekends and evenings.

 

The Ideal Candidate:

  • Is a current fourth-year theatre student or recent graduate of a university theatre arts program
  • Has some experience in professional theatre
  • Has an interest in arts administration
  • Demonstrates strong leadership and organizational skills
  • Has excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Can work confidently with directors, actors, and other experieneced professionals
  • Enjoys fast-paced work environments
  • Shares the values of Amphibian Stage as expressed in our Diversity Equity Inclusion and Accessibility and mission statements
  • Has a flexible schedule on weekdays and weekends
  • Can work 15-25 hours per week (See information on stipend)
  • Has been fully vaccinated

Responsibilities may include:

  • working closely with Artistic Director to produce readings, workshops, and special events
  • working closely with Managing Director on hiring, casting, and necessary agreements and contracts
  • working closely with the Community Outreach and Development Manager on educational offerings
  • working with the Marketing Manager to promote all events
  • assisting Patron Experience Manager with box office needs and receptions

 

Stipend: $15/hour (15-hour max per week) from May 16-July 8; then $15/hour (25-hour max per week) from July 11-31.

How to apply:
Please send your resume, a letter of interest and the contact for at least 1 reference to Ayesha Ganguly ayesha@amphibianstage.com

Deadline to apply is April 25, 2022.

 

What we are looking for in your letter of interest:
Share with us why this opportunity attracts you and what you are hoping to learn from your
experience with Amphibian Stage. Tell us briefly about your previous experience in theater. Utilize this opportunity to highlight your passion, skills and your writing abilities. Please also include any information we should have about your schedule and availability. We encourage you to explore our website to gain a better understanding of our organization
before you apply.

About Amphibian Stage:
Amphibian Stage is a non-profit professional theater based in Fort Worth. Our mission is ‘To
produce engaging and innovative theater that inspires new ideas, opens new doors and
increases our understanding of the vast world around us’. Started in 2000, Amphibian’s
programs include: Main Stage Plays | New Play Development | Comedy Residency and Festival
| National Theater Live | Arts Education – Tad-Poles Stilt Dancing Program and DE-CRUIT for veterans.

 

Inclusivity Statement:
Amphibian Stage is an Equal Opportunity Employer that strives to represent individuals from
all walks of life in its workforce. We want our employment community to be a representation of the diverse world we live in. As such, we strongly encourage people from underrepresented groups to apply, and we ensure that every candidate who applies is treated equally and fairly without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status and any other factor prohibited by law.

Marie Antoinette

Directing Assistant Apprentice

Overview

Amphibian Stage, a non-profit professional theater based in Fort Worth, seeks a Directing Assistant Apprentice to assist the director and the production team for Marie Antoinette by David Adjmi

 

Dates of Apprenticeship:
Evening and weekend rehearsals from May 10 through June 2 and for performances June 3 through 26, 2022.

 

The Ideal Candidate:

  • Is a current junior or senior or a recent college grad with interest in directing and acting
  • Is highly dependable, motivated, and organized
  • Is comfortable with articulating logical, artistic opinions and observations
  • Is passionate about the rehearsal process and collaborates well with others
  • Is experienced in script analysis and, preferably, some experience directing at the college level
  • Shares the values of Amphibian Stage as expressed in our Diversity Equity Inclusion and Accessibility and mission statements
  • Has been fully vaccinated
  • Has dependable transportation to and from theatre
  • Responsibilities may include:

    • assisting/observing the director
    • assisting/participating in all rehearsals
    • assisting the stage manager for rehearsal set-up and breakdowns
    • giving notes to actors under the director’s guidance
    • working scenes with actors under the director’s guidance
    • possibly performing crew/understudy positions

    Stipend: $250 per week for a 7-week contract

    How to apply:
    Please send your resume, a letter of interest (which includes at least two references with contact details) and and at least one letter of recommendation to Ayesha Ganguly ayesha@amphibianstage.com

    Deadline to apply is April 25, 2022.

    What we are looking for in your letter of interest:
    Share with us why this opportunity attracts you and what you are hoping to learn from your
    experience with Amphibian Stage. Tell us briefly about your previous experience in theater. Utilize this opportunity to highlight your passion, skills and your writing abilities. Please also include any information we should have about your schedule and availability. We encourage you to explore our website to gain a better understanding of our organization
    before you apply.

     

    About Amphibian Stage:
    Amphibian Stage is a non-profit professional theater based in Fort Worth. Our mission is ‘To produce engaging and innovative theater that inspires new ideas, opens new doors and increases our understanding of the vast world around us’. Started in 2000, Amphibian’s programs include: Main Stage Plays | New Play Development | Comedy Residency and Festival | National Theater Live | Arts Education – Tad-Poles Stilt Dancing Program and DE-CRUIT for veterans.

     

    Inclusivity Statement:
    Amphibian Stage is an Equal Opportunity Employer that strives to represent individuals from all walks of life in its workforce. We want our employment community to be a representation of the diverse world we live in. As such, we strongly encourage people from underrepresented groups to apply, and we ensure that every candidate who applies is treated equally and fairly without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status and any other factor prohibited by law.

    Neighborhood Leap

    Intern

    Overview

    Amphibian Stage, a non-profit professional theater based in Fort Worth, seeks an intern to assist with the launch of Neighborhood Leap-an augments reality app-based art walk in the area surrounding Amphibian’s building on S. Main St.

     

    Dates of Internship:
    May 1 – June 5 with availability required some weekends and evenings.

     

    The Ideal Candidate:

    • Upcoming high school senior or college student.
    • Enthusiasm about event management
    • Experience in event management/community-based events is an added benefit
    • Enthusiasm and experience in arts-based events/arts-based community events
    • Openness and flexibility with regard to teamwork
    • Detail-oriented with strong writing and communication skills, can work in a fast-paced environment, multi-task and has a passion for the arts.
    • Has been fully vaccinated
    • Comfortable with some manual labor and admin related tasks like stuffing envelopes and administrative errands. This is mandatory.

    Responsibilities may include:

    • Assist with Amphibian Stage staff with planning, execution, and wrap-up of NL’s opening launch party in June. This includes:
      • Communications and outreach with the community members
      • Management of invitations, RSVPs and attendance
      • All event management activities leading up to the event, day of the event and post event
    • Assist the Amphibian Stage staff with the planning, execution of the opening week of the NL walking trail.

    Stipend: $10/Hr. Hourly Requirement: Minimum 10 hours per week.

    How to apply:
    Please send a resume, cover letter and the contact of at least 1 reference to Ayesha Ganguly ayesha@amphibianstage.com

    Deadline to apply is April 22, 2022.

    What we are looking for in your letter of interest:
    Share with us why this opportunity attracts you and what you are hoping to learn from your experience with Amphibian Stage. Tell us briefly about your previous experience in theater. Utilize this opportunity to highlight your passion, skills and your writing abilities. Please also include any information we should have about your schedule and availability. We encourage you to explore our website to gain a better understanding of our organization
    before you apply.

     

    About Amphibian Stage:
    Amphibian Stage is a non-profit professional theater based in Fort Worth. Our mission is ‘To produce engaging and innovative theater that inspires new ideas, opens new doors and increases our understanding of the vast world around us’. Started in 2000, Amphibian’s programs include: Main Stage Plays | New Play Development | Comedy Residency and Festival | National Theater Live | Arts Education – Tad-Poles Stilt Dancing Program and DE-CRUIT for veterans.

     

    Inclusivity Statement:
    Amphibian Stage is an Equal Opportunity Employer that strives to represent individuals from all walks of life in its workforce. We want our employment community to be a representation of the diverse world we live in. As such, we strongly encourage people from underrepresented groups to apply, and we ensure that every candidate who applies is treated equally and fairly without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status and any other factor prohibited by law.