Circophony Teen Circus will be holding auditions for its mainstage winter show on Tuesday, December 10, 6 – 8 pm at Oddfellows Playhouse in Middletown. Auditions are open to all young people ages 14 – 20.
The theme of this year’s original circus performance will be Espionage and the world of spies – international secret agents, wacky chase scenes on unicycles and trick bikes, acrobatic intrigue, contortion extortion, and Pink Panther-like clowns lurking in the shadows everywhere. The show will be directed by Allison McDermott, with additional coaching and choreography by Naja Muller and guest artists.
Circophony, a collaboration between Oddfellows Playhouse and ARTFARM, provides circus arts training and performance opportunities to teenagers in central Connecticut. All actors, acrobats, jugglers, contortionists, unicyclists, dancers, parkouristas, magicians, stilters and just fabulous people between 14 and 20 are invited to audition. No previous circus experience is required.
Anyone planning to audition should arrive on time, plan to stay for the entire 2 hours, dress to move, and prepare a short solo act (no longer than one minute). Audition acts can feature any circus arts, dance, acrobatics, spoken word, silly human tricks, stand up comedy – you name it.
Rehearsals will be held Tuesday and Wednesday evenings, 6 – 9 pm, starting January 7. Performances will be in the Theater at Oddfellows on February 27 – 29. Tuition to join Circophony Teen Circus is $250, but financial aid and work-study options are available for all who need it. No one is turned away for lack of funds.
Oddfellows Playhouse is located at 128 Washington Street in Middletown. For more information, or to register for auditions, go to, email , or call (860) 347-6143.