Arts & Culture Casting Calls for Week of March 1 to 7

Wednesday, March 07, 2018

Silkworm, the annual review of Florence Poets Society, is now accepting submissions. Poems will be considered for Silkworm 11–The Eleventh Hour, to be published in fall 2018.

Submit up to three poems, no longer than 50 lines each, on the theme of “the eleventh hour.” Deadline for submissions is April 15. Please include a 30-word bio with your submission. Only electronic submissions will be accepted, as an MS Word document attached in an email sent to info@florencepoets.com. There is no fee to submit your poems for consideration.

Visit: www.florencepoets.com for more information.

Forbes Library is accepting applications from local authors for the position of writer in residence for the time period of July 2018 to June 2020. The writer in residence is a professional writer who furthers the library’s fundamental mission by volunteering approximately five hours each week creating and promoting library programming.

Please submit a letter of interest with your programming ideas and resume to Molly Moss, assistant director, by email: mmoss@forbeslibrary.org. The deadline to apply is March 16.

For more information, visit: http://bit.ly/2EXxDQv.

Silverthorne Theater Company is holding auditions for its 2018 plays. This year’s plays are “The Road to Mecca,” to be performed in June, “White, Black & Blue” in July, and “Delectable Durang: A Collection of Six Unruly Comedies” in September and October.

Auditioners should prepare a one- to two-minute monologue. They should also bring a current resume and headshot, or send them electronically to silverthornetheater@gmail.com. All roles are paid, and performers of all types and ethnicities are welcome.

Roles that are available are:

“The Road to Mecca”: Miss Helen, a widowed artist in her late 60s; Elsa, a politically-engaged schoolteacher in her 30s; and Marius: a good-hearted but deeply conservative Calvinist pastor in his 60s.

“White, Black & Blue”: Joe Renshaw, a divorced academic type in his late 60s; Walter Jones, black teacher and musician in his late 20s or early 30s; and Lou Rankin, a physically formidable white police officer in his 30s.

“Delectable Durang”: Three men and three women in various roles.

Open auditions for all three shows will be held Friday, March 16, from 7 to 9 p.m. and Saturday, March 17, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center, located at 289 Main St. in Greenfield. Callbacks will be held Sunday, March 18, from 1 to 4 p.m.

Auditions are by appointment only. To schedule an audition slot, call 413-768-7514 or email silverthornetheater@gmail.com. To learn more about the plays, visit http://bit.ly/2FllMfm.