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Live IN Theater Productions

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Live IN Theater Productions
Carlo D'Amore, dir.-artistic dir.

Production Description

Drama Desk Nominated interactive theater company Live In Theater Productions, described as "a particularly fine example...of outdoor theatre" by the New York Times, voted "Top 10 Saturday-only events" by Time Out New York, called “Brilliant” by New York Magazine, and voted “Top 6 New York City attractions for Groups” by CBS Local is casting principals and understudies for "The Ryan Case 1873," "The Lombardi Case 1975," and "The Henry Case 1895." These murder mystery experiences have no set performance schedule but will take place periodically as private group events throughout the rest of 2014 and into the 2015 season.

Rehearsal and Production Dates & Locations

Performances are ongoing in the NYC/NJ area.

Compensation & Union Contract Details

Pay per performance provided.


Seeking submissions from: New York City, NY Sign up or Log In to apply.

Director's Statement

"All actors we're searching for must have acting experience, and a high level of improvisation ability or the willingness and desire to learn. Other requirements are a strong vocal range, great comic timing, and the ability to truthfully convey a deep and rich emotional life. These experiences are not typical corny and traditional dinner murder mysteries. You will not find campy, surface and emotionally lacking performances with Live In Theater. Much of the success Live In Theater has experienced in the past five years is because we play the reality of the experiences. Due to the interactive nature of the shows and audience members interacting directly with performers inches away from them, we are looking for actors who can come from a place of true honesty, where we as the audience do not see the acting but rather experience real people really living in very heightened realities. Live In Theater provides actors with the tools for reawakening their childlike sense of play, which we believe is the main ingredient crucial for becoming a truly great actor. We are looking for facile, high energy, and motivated actors looking to evolve their craft. The more roles you can play the better. Facility with dialects is a plus. Range and versatility as a performer and the ability and willingness to play multiple characters is a huge plus."

Testimonials from Company Members

"Carlo is one of those great acting teachers and directors who manages to teach you so much without making it feel like class or work. I don't know how he does it, but just in the short time I've worked with Carlo I've overcome so many of my personal blocks as an actress. I guess that's why he's the teacher and I'm the student. Every actor should work with Carlo, and aspire to act in one of his productions. It will truly make you the best you can be."
--Leila Bicos, company member, "The Murder of Venus Xtravaganza 1988"

"Working with Carlo at Live IN Theater has helped me hone my skills as an actor and in just a couple of months I have experienced, not steps but, leaps in my creativity and abilities. I am twice the actor and triple the person I was before I started with Live IN Theater. No BS!"
--Jeffrey Foley, company member "The Ryan Case 1873," "The Lombardi Case 1975" and "The Murder of Venus Xtravaganza 1988"

"When Carlo first cast me, I really had no idea what I was doing. I understood the show was interactive---but not what that truly meant. So I started to do the show. And at first, it was very, very uncomfortable. And I wasn't sure if I was doing well--especially balancing the improv in the show with the scripted material. And then I started to notice something--a very simple thing. I started to notice that, when Carlo gave me an adjustment, if I did what he said, I would be good. Simple as that. Carlo's direction, the lessons I learn from him and from acting professionally week after week after week, were beginning to carry over into my other acting work. Carlo is a genius!
--Sri Gordon, company member, "The Lombardi Case 1975," "The Murder of Venus Xtravaganza 1988," and "The Ryan Case 1873"

"Working with Carlo in his shows has created a 100% improvement in my willingness to trust and go with my impulses as an actor. Since the audience can--and will--say anything, there's little to no time to think or prepare, but simply respond in character from impulses. That's where the best and truest acting
comes from, not calculated brain ideas, but flowing in the moment. This kind of uncertainty is a fear that plagues so many actors, including myself before, but now it's incredibly refreshing to be so confident going with the flow of what the audience is giving and discovering new places it can and will go each and every time."
--Jason Vance, company member "The Ryan Case 1873," "The Lombardi Case 1975" and "The Murder of Venus Xtravaganza 1988"