The Wallis Studio Ensemble is looking for 3 dynamic, highly committed, physical, and versatile early career actors to join The Ensemble. In addition, we are looking a person with an interest in arts administration and or stage management.
The companies regular schedule is Wednesdays 7 to 10 PM, and Saturdays 10 AM to 5 PM. Our season runs August 3, 2019 through mid June, 2020.
One-on-one auditions will be held on July 18, 20, 22, and 24. Call back auditions with the company will be Saturday, July 27 (day) and Wednesday, July 31 (evening). The company reconvenes Saturday, August 3.
If interested in attending an audition or learning more about the rehearsal manager role, please submit a cover email/letter explaining your interest in the company, resume, and headshot to the director at email@example.com
The Wallis Studio Ensemble is a dynamic groundbreaking theater company for early-career actors who are committed to exploring innovative theatre practices, and creating bold theater that serves as a galvanizing force for social change. We are passionate about developing new works as well as reimagining and adapting existing plays. We are a company that was founded on a principle of diversity and inclusion, and we are committed to narratives that support marginalized identities and communities.
Artistic Statement: The Wallis Studio Ensemble crosses boundaries and, with an ethos of collaboration, creates thoughtful and provocative work that is rooted in examining our humanity.
In the 2016/17 season, GRoW @ The Wallis joined with theatre director Madeleine Dahm to launch this dynamic, groundbreaking theatre ensemble. The goal was to provide a place for young actors to experience an ensemble company culture, and support the building of a theater portfolio in Los Angeles. Since its inception three years ago, The Ensemble has acquired a reputation for creating beautifully staged, innovative, and socially conscious theatre with exceptional physical precision and emotional depth. The Ensemble has mounted six full-length productions at The Wallis and performed at three international performing arts festivals.
"Mesmerizing...This is avant-garde theater that sticks with you long after the curtain comes down."
- Victoria Looseleaf, ArtNow LA 2019
In 2019 the company once again presented Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams at The Wallis (brought back by popular demand after the sold out run in 2018). The company also premiered S.O.S. at Circle X, Atwater Village Theater. S.O.S., an original devised piece about the global epidemic of loneliness, was later seen at the LGBT Center as part of the Hollywood Fringe Festival 2019 where it received 'Pick of The Fringe'.
In 2018 the company premiered Disposable at The Wallis, an original devised work that examines the intersection between environmental destruction and human displacement. The work was performed at The San Diego International Fringe Festival in June 2018 where it received critical acclaim.
In 2016/17 The Ensemble premiered Thebes at The Wallis, a contemporary feminist adaptation of the Greek classic by British playwright Gareth Jandrell.
The Ensemble's first original devised play Word of Mouth was an examination of Post-Truth and a response to the 2016 election rhetoric. Word of Mouth was not only featured on National Public Radio by Priska Neely, but was also seen at Rise Up LA and at The Crisis Art Festival in Tuscany, Italy where The Ensemble spent a week in residence in July 2017.
Ensemble members regularly attend performances at The Wallis, meet with visiting international artists, and participate in special events outside of The Wallis.
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Director: Madeleine Dahm
Lighting Designer: Bosco Flanagan
Acting Mentor/Coach: Andrew Villareal
Fight Choreographer, Mask/Puppet Maker: Alexander Sheldon
Company Photographer: Jo Rodriguez