Acting

Off-Broadway Casting

Announcing Non-Union Auditions for the Off-Broadway Production of “The Kentucky Tragedy.”

Dennis Kelly Higgins, Producer, is currently scheduling appointments for a new Courtroom Drama, based on the astonishing events surrounding the First Financial Panic of 1819, and the spectacular Murder of Attorney General Solomon Sharp, followed by the explosive Trial of his assailant Jerry Beauchamp, in 1825, marking the first time a man was executed in the State of Kentucky. 

Auditions: Monday, April 7--Sunday, April 13. Rehearsals: Monday, April 14—Tuesday, May 13. Performances: Wed., May 14—Sunday, May 25. 

Performances will take place at: The Sargent Theater: ATA—American Theater of Actors 314 West 54 Street, NYC

Seeking Actors with excellent classical training. A stipend of $200 given for the six week run. 

If you are interested in this project, please contact our assistant Alex with your headshot and resume at alexzenncasting@gmail.com.

CAST BREAKDOWN
Anne Cooke: 25-35 Leading lady. Stately and beautiful. Betrayed by her suitor, she seeks solitude and redemption. 

Ellen Reardon: (Actress of Color.) 25-35 Leading Lady. Closest friend to Anne. Her confidante and critic.

Jerry Beauchamp: 22-32 Leading Man. Stable, devoted to honor. Of the earth.

John Pope: 30-45 Leading man. Defense Attorney. Firm but calm temperament , self-assured.

Charles Bibb: 25-35 Prosecutor. Fierce manner. At the center of an exploding crisis.

Nathaniel: (Actor of Color.) 25-35 Estate Manager. Possessing a steady and generous nature. Above the conflict. 

Petita: (Actress of Color.) 18-25 Wiser than she lets on. Speaks her own truth to the powerless.

THE CALLBACK THAT BOOKED A MAJOR ROLE

THE CALLBACK THAT BOOKED A MAJOR ROLE

I received the email on Friday afternoon for the call back on Monday.  I had been on my way to the health club and scrapped that to go to The Drama Book Shop, as the recommendation for the call back was to prepare a scene that was dramatic, emotional and painstaking.  I didn't have that scene in my back pocket.  I picked up some good material there, though, nothing really landed on me.  I went back to The Drama Book Shop and bought the play of "The Normal Heart".  I read that on Friday evening and then wrote a two page scene of my own.  I was already invested in the story, being Albert's Mother, in "The Normal Heart". It didn't make sense to me to prepare a scene from another play, nor did I have time to prepare a scene before Monday...more 

New Podcast at Everything Acting app featuring Ezra Barnes

Check out our new podcast featuring Ezra Barnes! This week, Roz invites her friend and co-actor from "Breakfast with Mugabe" to dicuss the themes and characters behind this intriguing story. Ezra and Roz also talk about the stuggles, successes, and the joys of hardworking artists in the business. For more information on "Breakfast with Mugabe" and to check out Roz and Ezra, go to www.breakfastwithmugabe.com.

 

The amazing Ezra Barnes!

The amazing Ezra Barnes!

Podcast with Kyle Taylor Parker & "Breakfast with Mugabe"

So many wonderful things happening! Roz has been super busy with her role in "Breakfast with Mugabe" as well as her new podcast interview with the amazing Kyle Taylor Parker. In the podcast, you will catch up with Roz as she goes through the ins-and-outs of her role, including how she works with a dialect. Darbi, who is a newlywed, will discuss the decision of changing her name in the business and the wonderful transition into married life! And of course, Roz sits down with Kyle Taylor Parker to discuss his journey leading up to the Tony Awards winning Broadway show, "Kinky Boots". This entire podcast can be found at the Everything Acting app, available at the iTunes Store, Android Store, and Google Store. 

New podcast featuring Roz, Darbi, and Kyle Taylor Parker of "Kinky Boots"

New podcast featuring Roz, Darbi, and Kyle Taylor Parker of "Kinky Boots"

ANNOUNCEMENT

Today Red Wall announced that Roz will be teaching an On-Going, On-Camera Class starting June 10th. We are very excited about this next step for us and to work with all of you. Attached is the breakdown. Thank you, thank you, thank you for your continued support.  You are all so wonderful and we can't wait to keep growing and moving forward. We better see you in class :)  NEW ACTING CLASS DETAILS

NEW CLASS ALERT: From Scenes to Sides: On- Camera Acting with Roz

NEW CLASS ALERT: From Scenes to Sides: On- Camera Acting with Roz

Humph. Sold out. :-)

Wonderful show. It made an old couple hold hands. I love being able to watch the audience. I have always loved watching their reactions. It never stops being facinating. That's the same thing I love about sitting amongst an audiece ad they watch a film I have made. It's all for them, to get those reactions. And when they say thank you I realize it was all for me, for the high that had me run 4 blocks for the bus tonight. Thank you universe for the opportunity to do what I love and the good sense to know it is a blessing.

Wonderful show. It made an old couple hold hands. I love being able to watch the audience. I have always loved watching their reactions. It never stops being facinating. That's the same thing I love about sitting amongst an audiece ad they watch a film I have made. It's all for them, to get those reactions. And when they say thank you I realize it was all for me, for the high that had me run 4 blocks for the bus tonight. Thank you universe for the opportunity to do what I love and the good sense to know it is a blessing.

Thank you! From Florida

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I am taking some time off from teaching to work. It's good for me to act professionally. It certainly keeps me humble. Learning. Growing.

I miss my clients so much.

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This aknowlegement by Backstage readers makes me feel so appreciated.

I can't wait to get back to focusing on helping others breakdown scenes and connect to the materail in a way that is unique to them AND works for the story.

In the meantime. Thank you.

Here we are at Disney (where dreams come true)

humbling, intimidating, and fun. Day One of Love, Loss & What I Wore

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I am new to the show and the other ladies have done the show before. They are very good and the play is much better than I ever even realized having only seen it once. Why didn't I realize that this is a great play? It's written by the Ephron sisters. Of course it's great. What's really wonderful is for me to be acting in a play and not understudying it. this play is full of wonderful stories and monologues and great range of characters. This could be a once-in-a-lifetime experience the place so many different wonderful roles, great language with the legendary actresses. I am very very thankful.

I am acting with Donna McKechine of A Chorus Line fame. When I was a teenager I used to listen to her record of A Course Line for hours. I had it memorized. I used to perform the song she sang as a monologue for my friends. It's unbelievable that one point in the play we play mother and daughter.

One more cool thing they have a wonderful training program in MFA for actors down here and they have a resident theater company. Next year they are doing the play Clybourne Park.

A Whole New World, Asolo Theatre: Love Loss and What I Wore

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This seems like a great time to focus on heath and my own instrument. Of course I cant let my goals go so I am still working on Twinkle and Justice and Everything Acting Podcast and I will be avail for Skype coaching sessions. And it's a good time to get back to my own story writing. Of course the play. It should be relaxing. Lord help me.