Live Action Set seeks 6 “interactors” to cast in our next performance project in Las Vegas, NV. This is an opportunity to develop your interactive chops and put those skills into practice by developing a unique proof-of-concept production THE OAKEY FAMILY SUPPER CLUB to perform September, 2019. Directed by Joanna Harmon and Noah Bremer
Written by Tyler Olsen
June 9th (Sun) 12pm-3pm
June 10th (Mon) 6:30pm-9:30pm (callbacks)
1605 S. 15th St., Las Vegas, NV
We run auditions like a workshop and your presence is requested for the full duration. To RSVP, email firstname.lastname@example.org a brief introduction to who you are and why this project interests you. Scroll down for the rehearsal and performance schedule to confirm your availability and notify us of any known conflicts.
Who are we seeking?
Performers with strong improvisational skills and acting experience, a collaborative spirit, a desire to awaken the imaginations of others, and a furvor for creating on a new frontier. Adults of all shapes, sizes, ethnicities, creeds, and backgrounds are encouraged to participate!
Production interns looking to gain experience in this performance genre alongside this close-knit team of collaborators.
How to get involved?
What’s the show?
THE OAKEY FAMILY SUPPER CLUB is an interactive performance experience that invites 9 spects (audience participants) alongside a team of expert story-players to co-create a narrative as members of a fictional family. Part immersive, part party, part improvisation, and part scripted, it plays out in a site-specific location over the course of an hour and a half. It has been workshopped at Celebration Barn (Maine) and in Los Angeles. Performances in Las Vegas will invite its first public audience.
Synopsis of the show:
It’s that time of year again- time for the Oakey Family Reunion! Once again, the far-flung Oakey families gather at the historic Las Vegas Oakey Family Supperclub to reconnect. They’re just your usual family of school teachers, astronauts, CIA agents, mobsters, and surly teenagers, all getting together to celebrate the entire family despite deaths, internal conflicts, and accidents. It’s a raucous, sometimes bittersweet, and always hilarious gathering with family new and old…
How does Live Action Set use the interactive genre?
We believe that the best interactive narratives are co-created between trained performers (“interactors”) and unrehearsed audience participants (“spects”) and that these experiences have the power transform lives by empowering participants to play fully and embrace the freedom found from wearing the cloak of fiction.
Is it a LARP?
…. Well, sort of. In our type of role playing experience, there are no game mechanics, there is no way for the spect to win or loose. Instead, the experience is a narrative one that emerges out of the relationships formed. The spects play the main characters of the story, though outside eyes would never know who’s a spect and who is not!
What’s the compensation for this project?
A stipend will be offered to cover the cost of your transportation. We offer this proof-of-concept project as one through which to develop your improvisational and interactive skills.
Live Action Set planted midwestern roots in 2003 and has since staged 31 original ensemble-driven creations that have premiered at venues across the country ranging proscenium stages, outdoor block parties, and site-specific locations. With a deep interest in highlighting live theater’s unique relationship between audience and performer, Live Action Set’s work increasingly incorporates degrees of audience interactivity. These explorations have led to partnerships with groups nationwide to offer expertise, conduct R&D workshops, and prototype interactive experiences. In Las Vegas in partnership with The Majestic Repertory Company, they have led workshops in Interactive Acting technique.
As Co-Producing Artistic Directors of Live Action Set since 2009, Joanna Harmon and Noah Bremer have created performances within the genres of immersive, interactive, physical theater, European clown, and contemporary dance, often combining all of them at the same time! Their work together has earned the company numerous accolades, including including two Ivey Awards for "Best Overall Production" (2011) and “Best Production Design” (2015), and were the TOFTE Lake Center Emerging Artist recipient in 2016. Joanna graduated from the University of Minnesota/Guthrie Theater B.F.A. Actor Training Program where she focused on plays from the classical canon. Noah studied theater at the University of Minnesota and The Dell’Arte School of Physical Theater in California. Their stylistically different backgrounds create work unexpected and stronger because of the other. They support a collaborative rehearsal process amongst all those in the room.
Tyler Olsen is a frequent collaborator of Live Action Set with whom he has written and directed numerous projects that have included audience interaction. Together, they have also toured shows and led technique workshops around the country. He graduated from The Dell’Arte School of Physical Theater in California, where he also served as teaching assistant. He runs Dangerous Productions, a renegade, community-centered theater and performance company in St. Paul, MN.
September 8 (Sun) 5pm performance #1
September 9 (Mon) 7:30 performance #2
September 15 (Sun) 5pm performance #3
September 16 (Mon) 7:30pm performance #4
September 22 (Sun) 5pm performance #5
September 23 (Mon) 7:30 performance #6
*Artist calls are generally 1 hr. before performance start.
June 16 (Sun) 12pm-4pm
June 17 (Mon) 6:30pm-9:30pm
June 23 (Sun) 12pm-4pm
June 24 (Mon) 6:30pm-9:30pm
August 3 (Sat) 12pm-4pm
August 4 (Sun) 12pm-4pm
August 5 (Mon) 6:30pm-9:30pm
August 7 (Wed) 6:30pm-9:30pm
August 8 (Th) 6:30pm-9:30pm
August 9 (Fri) 6:30pm-9:30pm
August 10 (Sat) 12pm-4pm
August 11(Sun) 12pm-4pm
August 23 (Fri) 6:30pm-9:30pm
August 24 (Sat) 11am-4pm
August 25 (Sun) 11am-4pm
August 26 (Mon) 6:30pm-9:30pm