Audition for “Working”

Auditions for singing and non-singing roles are being held 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., Friday, Feb. 3 at the Glendale Community College Performing Arts Center for “Working,” from the book by Studs Terkel, adapted by Stephen Schwartz and Nina Faso. Songs are by Craig Carnelia, Micki Grant, Mary Rodgers, Susan Birkenhead, Stephen Schwartz and James Taylor. Callbacks will follow at 2 – 5 p.m. “Working” will be onstage April 13 – 21. For more information, contact David Seitz by email at david.seitz@gcmail.maricopa.edu.

“Working” is the 1970’s nonfiction book that tells the stories of Americans with jobs in fields ranging from acting to gas meter reading. Studs Terkel is a Pulitzer prize winner for his writing and the play adaptation is sure to delight!

Men and women ages 18 and older should bring a picture and résumé. Singers should prepare a one-minute a cappella song. Actors may prepare a one-minute monologue or cold read from the script. A perusal script and possibly a reference recording are available at the GCC Library Circulation Desk.

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Screenplay Search

Are you looking for your big break? This summer, you can have the movie you scripted come to life with the help of other Glendale Community College students.

GCC’s Theatre and Video Production Technology departments have teamed up to produce at least two student-written screenplays. The screenplays will be produced with film acting student actors by the video production advanced directing class.

In order to have your screenplay considered, follow these guidelines:

1. Scripts must be submitted before the end of Spring Semester and may come from any interested student.

2. Scripts must be submitted in Film Format.

3. Scripts should be from 10-20 pages and they must tell a complete story.

4. The script would be best with no more than two leads and several supporting roles that can be played by either sex.

5. Limit locations, one is best. For example: in and around a house or the school stadium.

6. Content should be acceptable to the administration, suitable for YouTube, and MCTV – meaning PG-13 in relation to sexual issues, R-for language (though PG-13 would be best). Graphic or gratuitous violence is not recommended.

7. Scripts should be submitted with a cover page with the writer’s contact information. Judgment of the scripts will be blind, so the header on the script itself should contain only the title and page number. Scripts with identifying information will not be submitted for consideration.

8. Final selection will be made before start of summer classes. If nothing suitable is submitted, we will shoot something selected by the staff.

Scripts should be emailed in Microsoft Word format to David Seitz david.seitz@gcmail.maricopa.edu or James Brandt brandtmedia@yahoo.com.

Registering for the following classes is not required, but you may want to consider it for the full production experience!
THP210 – Acting for TV & Film
VPT206 – Producing & Directing