Dragon Productions Theatre Company in downtown Redwood City is holding auditions for its upcoming show The Columnist by David Auburn. Directed by Brandon Jackson this is a Bay Area Premiere. The Columnist runs May 29 - June 21st with performances on Thurs - Sat at 8p on Sun at 2p. Rehearsal begins April 19th. Non-AEA only. Stipend available. Auditions, rehearsals, and performances are located at the Dragon Theatre (2120 Broadway St. in downtown Redwood City). Contact Linda at to sign up for an audition slot. Auditions to be held on Thursday, February 5 from 7p - 10p. 
About The Columnist:
Joseph Alsop, America’s most powerful political commentator, is the subject of The Columnist, a new play by the Pulitzer- and Tony Award–winning author of Proof. Dominating Washington’s political scene in the years between World War II and the Vietnam War, Joe is both feared and admired. But as America enters the turbulent 60s, his unyielding political views and dark personal secrets threaten to destroy his influence. Opened on Broadway in 2012 with John Lithgow.
Joseph Alsop – late 40’s and ages to early 60’s. Washington Post political columnist both feared and beloved by those in his close political circle as well as those only peeking in through his column.
Stewart Alsop – mid 40’s and ages to 50’s. Brother to Joseph Alsop – once his creative and political partner but has gone off on his own. More relaxed than Joseph but he hasn’t lost is keen since of political savvy and journalistic nature.
Susan Mary – 40’s - Attractive, extremely well dressed and even better mannered. Completely fulfilled in her high society life but very lonely in love.
Abigail – Susan Mary’s daughter – age 14 when we first meet her but matures to her 20’s. Develops from a pre-debutante studying Latin to a young adult seeking peace and harmony in the 60’s.
Halberstam – late 20’s – Young war reporter during the Vietnam war. Complex character that is both deceiving and honest, ambitious to a fault and willing to step on others to deliver his truth.
Andrei – Russian male, mid 20’s. Character returns in his late 30’s and contributes to the undercurrent of blackmail surrounding the sexuality of Joseph Alsop.
Philip – early 20’s – young hippy boyfriend to Abigail. Establishes a changing of attitudes during the 60’s.




Production: Lo Speziale by Joseph Haydn
Organization: Bay Area Opera Collaborative as part of the Dragon Theatre 2nd Stages Series

Audition Dates: December 14th from 4:15­7pm and December 16th from 7:30­10pm Audition Location: 430 Martin Ave, Santa Clara (Lyric Theater Rehearsal Warehouse)


To sign up for an audition, click here:­lospeziale

Rehearsal/Performance dates in 2015: 

Music Rehearsals to start mid May 2015. Rehearsal period for staging is between June 1st and July 8th. Performance dates are July 9 ­12, 16­19, & 23­26. Performances will be split between two casts.

Bay Area Opera Collaborative announces auditions for a second cast of Haydn’s Lo Speziale. All roles are open and performances will be split between two casts. This is a story of a love triangle between an apothecary, his apprentice, his ward, and their meddling local lawyer trying to weasel his way into their business. The opera will be told in a modern setting and stylized after the AMC TV show Breaking Bad. The opera will be fully staged, and sung in the original Italian. Singers will be asked to participate in fundraising and advertising for the production. There will be a stipend for singers, the final amount is dependent on the success of additional fundraising.


Sempronio– tenor, a meth cook
Grilletta– soprano, Sempronio’s ward, in love with Mengone
Mengone – tenor, Sempronio’s apprentice
Volpino– high mezzo soprano, Sempronio’s sleazy lawyer, has an eye for Grilletta. This role may also be sung by a soprano. (Vocal role is similar to the style of Mozart’s Cherubino)


For the audition: Please prepare one aria in the style of Haydn or Mozart. The prepared aria should ideally be sung in Italian, and feature the singer’s acting ability. An accompanist will be provided. There is an audition fee of $8.00 to cover the cost of the accompanist. Music must be memorized. Bring a copy of your music for the accompanist, headshot, resume, and a list of conflicts. If possible, please email your selections and pdf of your music to If you are unable to make the auditions, feel free to submit a video to the previously mentioned address. However, live auditions will receive preference. Singers must be available for all performance dates.

About the Company: Bay Area Opera Collaborative is a company powered by its artists, dedicated to creating exceptional performance and theater management opportunities with the goal of developing a passion for classical vocal music in the modern audience. Our goal is to reach a wider audience and include first­time opera goers. BayOp’s inaugural production of Joseph Haydn’s Lo Speziale has been awarded Dragon Theatre’s Second Stages grant. Performances will be at the Dragon Theatre in Redwood City, CA.

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Headshots and résumés can be mailed via US Postal Mail to:

Dragon Productions Theatre Company
ATTN: Auditions
2120 Broadway St.
Redwood City, CA 94063



Technical and Creative Staff

We are currently seeking designers and Stage Managers for the 2015 season. We hire Stage Managers, Assistant Stage Managers, Costume Designers, Sound Designers, Lighting Designers, and Properties Designers on a show-by-show basis. Designers should email their resume with work samples (when possible) to Taylor at Stipend available for all positions. 


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