Looking for some new cool cats to play with this summer? “Nameless!” Comedy, a comedy production outfit in Jamestown, NY, is holding auditions this Sunday, May 4, and next Wednesday, May 7. They are looking to build out their cast for the third season of their production repertoire, which includes video and music in addition to live performance throughout the Western New York region.
A scant 1.5 hour drive southwest of Buffalo, Jamestown is home of the Lucille Ball Comedy Festival (August 6-10 this year). The “Nameless!” troupe has been operating out of this home base for a few years, after beginning as an open run show in Louisiana in 2000. Past cast members have gone onto perform at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in Los Angeles, found theatres in New Orleans and Austin, TX, and appear on various television shows, said “Nameless!” co-founder Conor McGibboney.
Performers interested in joining the cast should expect to play a variety of improv games at audition, and be able to commit to rehearsal once a week and perform once a week from mid-July to mid-August. Cast members are also encouraged to write skits, songs, or “general silly things,” McGibboney said. “Think of ‘Nameless!’ as an environment to be silly or seriously silly, a production laboratory if you will,” he said.
After a solid spring of rehearsal, “Nameless!” plans to open Season 3 here in Buffalo with a headlining show at Ryu-Kon 2014 (Buffalo Niagara Convention Center, July 18-20), followed by six weeks of shows in the region, McGibboney said.
“Nameless!” Comedy Season 3 Auditions, 2 p.m., May 4, and 7 p.m., May 7, The Forum, 201 N. Main St., Jamestown, NY.