UMT Auditioning Performers and Hiring Creative Staff for 2004 Season

OGDEN, Utah – Utah Musical Theatre, the professional summer-stock company in residence at Weber State University, is now accepting headshot/resume and portfolio submissions for performer and creative staff hiring for the 2004 season.

UMT's 2004-05 "All Premiere Season" features: "Zorro", "Triumph of Love" and "Pal Joey," playing from June to August. "In most cases, our audiences will be experiencing these shows for the first time," said Bruce Cohen, UMT's artistic and managing director. "That's both exciting and challenging for the actors and actresses bringing these characters to life."

Contracting is open to union and non-union actors for the full-season or per-show, and a special emphasis is placed on hiring Utahn and regional talent to contribute to the season. All positions are paid, and UMT contracts with Actor's Equity Association (AEA), the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers (SSD&C), United Scenic Artists (USA), and the Society of American Fight Directors (SAFD) affiliates and members.  For production calendar, hiring details, show descriptions and character breakdowns, consult the UMT Web site (weber.edu/UMT).

Performer headshots/resumes should be sent to Bruce Cohen, Artistic/Managing Director, 1902 University Circle, Ogden, Utah 84408-1902. Potential candidates will be contacted for an audition slot, scheduled for Nov. 21-22 in Ogden. Please, no phone calls.

Those interested in being considered for director, designer, choreographer, assistant director/company manager, and internships should submit materials to Cohen. Internships will be offered in the following areas: production (carpentry, electrics, costume, sound, prop and paint), administration (stage management, marketing, development, outreach and education), and on-stage talent.  Interns must be eighteen or over and are provided a stipend (and, in some cases, housing).  

Submissions for technical director, stage manager, master electrician, props master/designer, sound engineer, first hand, cutter/draper, makeup/wigs, rigger, scenic charge artist, pyrotechnics, and all technical/production positions for the 2004 season should be sent to Karyn Richardson, production manager, Utah Musical Theatre, 1902 University Circle, Ogden, UT 84408-1902.  The majority of hiring decisions and casting will be completed by late March.
  
For more information about the 2004 UMT season visit weber.edu/UMT.

Contact:
Bruce Cohen, UMT Artistic and Managing Director
801-626-7775 · bcohen@weber.edu
Author:
John Kowalewski, director of Media Relations
801-626-7212 · jkowalewski@weber.edu