NPT seeks up-and-coming “rockstar” to play “Conrad Birdie”

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New Paradigm Theatre
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THE SEARCH IS ON!

NPT seeks up-and-coming “rockstar” to play “Conrad Birdie”

New Paradigm Theatre (NPT) a company well-known for its inventive productions with multi- cultural and multi-generational casting is accepting video submissions for a talent search competition to cast the title role of their August production, Bye Bye Birdie.

“Conrad Birdie” is a rockstar role loosely based on Elvis Presley. This performer must have incredible vocal talent and stage presence. Performers 18+ (to play early 20’s - early 30’s) may submit. The finalists chosen from these videos will be featured live at NPT’s May Gala and will be voted on by the audience! The winner will be hired to play the role of the rockstar, “Conrad Birdie”, as well as receive professional perks such as a professional reel, a “fan club” and tons of press and publicity. This production will also feature many inventive Film and TV elements.

Casting for additional adult roles will take place in the spring with dates in CT and NYC TBD. The youth roles will be cast from students enrolled in the summer experience, which also includes conservatory-level class in film and TV, theatre, voice-over, commercials as well as rehearsals with our professionals.

For more information on how to submit your video for this role or on student enrollment and scholarships, please http://www.nptheatre.org/nptevents/birdiesearch/

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS - MARCH 15, 2019

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If AEA we are using a Guest Artist Tier One contract for 3 weeks (housing/travel per diem). If you are Non AEA we will be paying $300 per week for 3 weeks and housing/travel per diem). Please let us know if you have local housing.

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Fee detail: 
If AEA we are using a Guest Artist Tier One contract for 3 weeks (housing/travel per diem). If you are Non AEA we will be paying $300 per week for 3 weeks and housing/travel per diem).
Listing Deadline: 
Friday, March 15, 2019
Role Title: 
Conrad Birdie

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“Conrad Birdie” is a rockstar role loosely based on Elvis Presley. This performer must have incredible vocal talent and stage presence. Performers 18+ (to play early 20’s - early 30’s) may submit. While we encourage theatre folks, we are also looking simply for rock/pop singers with a bit of stage experience. 

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20-35
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You must be available for rehearsals starting July 29th through the show dates, Aug 16th and 17th (three shows). We will not consider anyone who must miss more than two rehearsals and we cannot allow any missed rehearsals during tech week. We are able sometimes able to work with a person’s “work” schedule. FOR REFERENCE: Most adult rehearsals are evenings from 6-9pm (variable calls). Weekends are 11-7pm (variable calls) and the TECH/DRESS week is 3:00 – 10:00pm August 12, 13, 15, 2019 (Mon/Tues/Thurs) with three performances: August 16 (fri) & August 17 (sat) 2019.

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DETAILS FOR HOW AND WHAT TO SUBMIT FOR YOUR VIDEO AUDITION IS ON OUR WEBSITE:  PLEASE BE SURE TO REVEIW IT THOROUGHLY BEFORE YOU SUBMIT! 

PERKS FOR ALL FINALISTS:

All Finalists will be given the chance to perform as a soloist at our Gala on May 5th (with  Broadway pros)

All Finalists will be given the chance to perform before all three shows in August.

All Finalists will be given a complimentary chance to attend our “How to get a NY agent”  event in June with Jeremy Sickels from The Daniel Hoff agency for feedback and  connections.  

All Finalists will be given 2 complimentary tickets to Bye Bye Birdie. 

All Finalists will received a 30 minute “Entertainment Business coaching called The  Business of the Business” and from Emmy Nominated actor and director Scott Bryce

All Finalists will receive a Free half hour Voice coaching from Broadway veteran and  NPT Artistic Director Kristin Huffman 

All Finalists will receive the Press and PR surrounding the competition for this role !

PERKS FOR THE WINNER:

Professional role for your resume

Professional Fee for services (Actors Equity Guest Artist Tier One or Non union $300 per week + housing)

Footage from the show cut into a demo reel for your website or youtube channel 

FAN CLUB! created for you from May 5 through the end of the show which includes TV appearances and all PR for the show.  NPT’s Teen Youth Board members will create a “Fan Club” specifically to promote you for the three months leading up to the production.  Some features include extensive social media (twitter, facebook, instagram posting), and all around crashing the boards in PR for you!

And all finalists perks. 

Guidelines for a successful video audition:

Videos should be approximately 3 minutes in length.

It is important that we can see and hear you! Please check the audio on your video before sending to BirdieNPT@gmail.com.  Youtube is preferred method of viewing. 

Do not over-edit your video. We prefer stripped down performance and would much rather see a straightforward, un-edited performance that shows both your personality and talent.

Make sure your contact information is part of the video itself. Say your name in your intro. You should have your name and contact info on the video itself as well. 

SEND YOUR VIDEO AND MATERIALS TO :  BirdieNPT@gmail.com  by March 15, 2019

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NPT casting staff at BirdieNPT@gmail.com.  Please follow the submission directions on http://www.nptheatre.org/nptevents/birdiesearch/