Fall is here and that means it’s time once again for Lend Me an Ear, our 17th annual union fundraiser for the Atlanta Community Food Bank!

As you know, our entertainment industry has been TURNED ON ITS EAR as a result of the pandemic, so our future for this year’s event was uncertain. But we are happy to report that instead of staging the show at our usual venue, the Shakespeare Tavern, the Atlanta Union Radio Players are headed online for a one-off live videotelephonic performance of The Best of Lend Me an Ear, Monday, Nov. 23, 2020 at 8 p.m.!

It’s an evening of past audience pleasers with such humorous classics as BABY SNOOKS AND DADDY, comedians RED SKELTON, FRED ALLEN, and JUDY CANOVA, the suspenseful LIGHTS OUT with the chilling tale “The Dark,” and, of course, those great sound effects and priceless commercials. All online with easy access remotely and for an important cause, the ACFB.

AUDITIONS: Monday, October 12, 1-7 p.m. via Zoom

Submission/Audition Instructions:

Email a request for an audition time to AEA stage manager Jon Goldstein at jongo29@yahoo.com. Please indicate your time preference. You will be informed of your call time within 72 hours and then a Zoom link will be provided to you.There are a limited number of Zoom slots. Preference will be given to new talent. You may also submit video auditions by sending them to tenthlifefilm@gmail.com no later than 10 a.m., Tuesday, Oct.13.

Scripts and characters can be downloaded by clicking here: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/k0kb4vafwhscu3x/AAB6LCX0dGSs0nAu-n3xuvtKa?dl=0

There are no sides. Kindly come prepared with your scripts and 3-4 roles for which you would like to read. Readers will be reading with you online. In addition to your vocal abilities, proficiency with various tech equipment such as microphones, cameras and lights, as well as high-speed internet and good modem/router placement, will also be plusses.

For those unfamiliar, LMAE is a volunteer event and is an unpaid performance of classic radio shows from the Golden Age presented live and pre-recorded to an audience via the internet. We are committed to diverse, inclusive casting. Auditions are open to all SAG-AFTRA and Equity performers and we continue to encourage and support everyone who participates. Our goal is to ensure our production accurately reflects the diversity of our proud city and our talented acting community. Please spread the word and we’re excited to see and hear you all!

This is an unpaid stage performance of an old-time radio show presented to a live audience. Casting will be based on vocal quality and characterizations. We are committed to diverse, inclusive casting. Auditions are open to all qualified performers, without regard to race, age, color, national origin, sexual orientation or gender identity, disability or any other basis prohibited by law, unless otherwise specifically indicated. 

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