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Actors, singers, dancers. The Southeastern Theatre Conference has their professional acting auditions coming up this September. The auditions will be held at the Atlanta Airport Hilton. Representatives from dinner theatres, professional stock, repertory, touring, theme parks, and cruise lines will be there to see your audition and choose talent for their productions.
- Must be 18 years or older.
- 32 bars (a verse and a chorus) of a Broadway song. If you don't know any Broadway songs, prepare a pop, rock, gospel or country song. Bring sheet music if you have it but also be prepared to sing acapella.
- If you are NOT a singer, please prepare a 1-2 minute comedic or dramatic monologue.
- Bring a headshot and resume if you have it. If you don't, no worries. Just come anyway!
The theatre is something special. Meme Simmons knows that. She was drawn to it as a child. First singing in the choir at age four then performing in high school plays for five years since she did her first musical with the high school when she was still in the eighth grade.
From high school she went straight to college in New York City. Eventually landing roles in off-broadway productions and touring companies.
Now she's back in her hometown bringing her theatrical talent to the people of Jacksonville, North Carolina. Here she has established Debbie's Angels Productions to produce shows and teach acting with the help of her relatives and friends.
In Jacksonville she has helped produce a musical at Southwest High School and directed theatre classes for the city's Parks and Recreation Department. Debbie's Angels produced a musical called Broadway After Dark last year and has plans for two more adult performances this year and one for kids.
With one gig here, another there, these kids are quickly making it known, we're here, we're amazing, and you're going to love us!
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Performer I (Actor) - interested applicants will apply for Performer III and will be considered for a Performer I at the audition -Position is open May 7-11, 2012 (applicants must attend the audition on May 11, 2012 - see Audition Website for preparation information.
Originally from Kinston, North Carolina he wound up in Miami via Minnesota. In Minneapolis he had his first brush with movies while working as an extra in Drop Dead Gorgeous. That's when he first became interested in film. While still in Minnesota Jackson produced films of both stage plays and screenplays. He also met his wife Karuna Sun when she auditioned for a film he was working on.
From Minneapolis they headed to Miami where Karuna was urged to come for modeling work. Jackson's first job in Florida was playing a Russian thug in Burn Notice. Ready to go anywhere he's looking to come back to North Carolina for some of the productions springing up in the area. Here is a conversation with Jackson about where acting has taken him.