Announcing Auditions for the 10th Annual “Lend Me An Ear: 75 Years Ago on Radio…..”

Announcing Auditions for the 10th Annual “Lend Me An Ear: 75 Years Ago on Radio…..”
Start: 09/16/2013 - 2:00pm
End: 09/16/2013 - 8:00pm

CALLING ALL ATLANTA SAG-AFTRA AND EQUITY MEMBERS!

Volunteer your time and talent as we celebrate the 10th Anniversary of “Lend Me an Ear”, the Bi-Union Radio Players’ night of Old Time Radio programs from the Golden Age.  And it’s for a great cause, the Atlanta Community Food Bank!

When: Monday, Sept. 16, 2013
2-5:30 p.m. & 6-8 p.m.

Where: SAG-AFTRA Office
455 E. Paces Ferry Road NE, Suite 334,
Atlanta GA, 30305

How: Scripts and sides will be available through download links on the “GA Union Actors” e-group at Yahoo for Atlanta members only and on the Facebook site for “Lend Me an Ear- Georgia”.  E-mail a request for an audition time to our AEA Stage Manager Jon Goldstein at: jongo29@yahoo.com

THERE ARE ONLY 60 FACE-TO-FACE TIME SLOTS.  However, you may always submit MP3 auditions under 10mb to the directors at these addresses:

Karen Beyer (The Fall of the City): melissa.goodman@sagaftra.org, Attn: Karen

Doug Kaye (Chase and Sanborn Hour): melissa.goodman@sagaftra.org, Attn: Doug

Barry Stoltze (The War of the Worlds): melissa.goodman@sagaftra.org, Attn: Barry

PERFORMERS MUST BE AVAILABLE FOR MONDAY REHEARSALS at The New American Shakespeare Tavern, 499 Peachtree St., Atlanta, Georgia ON THE FOLLOWING DAYS, ALTHOUGH NOT NECESSARILY THE ENTIRE TIME.

MONDAY, OCT. 7: 7-10 P.M.

MONDAY, OCT. 14: 7-10 P.M.

MONDAY, OCT. 21: 11 A.M.-5 P.M. (Final Rehearsal and Show at 7:30 P.M.)

It’s a real coup that for our 10th anniversary, we will be performing the original Howard Koch/Orson Welles radio version of The War of the Worlds. This year marks the 75th Anniversary of the infamous broadcast and we are honored to have this opportunity. What a sensation it created!  It was a riveting moment in the annals of radio history and showed the incredible power of persuasion that the medium had in pre-WWII America.

Also on the bill will be segments from the program that was the Mercury Theater's biggest competition on that October evening, The Chase and Sanborn Hour, with ventriloquist Edgar Bergen, his dummy Charlie McCarthy, Don Ameche, and Judy Canova.  Plus poet/playwright Archibald MacLeish's The Fall of the City, the first verse play written specifically for radio and which was featured on The Columbia Workshop in 1937. Not to mention the always intriguing live Sound Patterns!

Once again, all net proceeds will go to the ACFB to help feed the needy during the Holidays. And they deserve every penny they receive.

Thanks for your volunteerism and unionism! We hope to see you at the auditions!  In the meantime, Happy Imagining, Everybody!

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