"BLACK BOX BLACK BLOCKS," Summer Theatre and Dance Festival of New Works seeks proposals for local playwrights, directors and choreographers to participate in the June festival in which only three black cubes will serve as set pieces; at UH-Mānoa, Earle Ernst Lab Theatre; information, www.blackboxblackblocks.wordpress.com.
2010 VSA PLAYWRIGHT COMPETITION, The Actors' Group and VSA Arts affiliate of the John F. Kennedy Center For the Performing Arts invite middle and high school students, classes or collaborative groups (disabled or not) to submit one-act plays about the effects of disability — theirs, another person's, or fictionalized. Target audience can be any age; comedies, dramas, and musicals accepted. Work will be staged as part of the TAG Young Playwrights Festival in August, and entered in national competition. Deadline: April 1. Guidelines , www.taghawaii.net or call Brad Powell, 741-4699.
ALOHA PERFORMING ARTS COMPANY is seeking original scripts — any length, any subject — for its annual Original Play Festival, Aug. 18-21, Aloha Theatre, Kainaliu, Big Island; send to APAC Original Play Festival, P.O. Box 794, Kealakekua, HI 96750; deadline, May 1; information/requirements, Jerry Tracy, 808-322-9924.
HONOLULU CHORALE accepting new members; rehearsals 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Academy of the Pacific; information, www.thehonoluluchorale.org, 595-0327.
Honolulu Blend Show Chorus seeks women a cappella singers, 7-9 p.m. Mondays, Fleet Reserve Association Hall, 891 Valkenburgh St.; 277-4439, Honolulu_Blend_Show_Chorus@hotmail.com.
Brown Bags to Stardom is auditioning high school students and musical groups recording original songs for music videos to be aired on local television; also seeking hosts for weekly episodes; 951-6699.
Divino Ritmo DANCE GROUP, which fuses ballroom and concert dancing (including flamenco, samba, mambo, jazz, tango, swing, rumba, cha-cha and hustle), seeks men, women and especially children, for ongoing auditions; 917-568-3173.
Hawai'i Vocal Arts Ensemble seeks singers of all vocal parts to join rehearsals; 4-6:30 p.m. Sundays, Chaminade University; for audition: 261-6495, email@example.com.
"AL WATERSON AND YOU" TALENT SEARCH, competition for singers, with prizes, 6-9 p.m. Sundays, Don Ho's Island Grill, Aloha Tower Marketplace; competition rotates weekly among keiki, teens, adults and seniors. Guests also sought for guest night, 6-8 p.m. Thursdays. Register: 947-5736.
Kapolei Chorale invites singers to join rehearsals, 6:30 p.m. Sundays, Makakilo. For location and interview: 672-8888.
HONOLULU THEATRE FOR YOUTH seeks volunteer ushers to work twice monthly at its school performances, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, Tenney Theatre, St. Andrew's Cathedral; free tickets to Saturday family performances. Call Carolyn, 839-9885.
O'ahu Civic Orchestra invites musicians to rehearsals, 7 p.m. Mondays, Eiben Hall, Chaminade University; 261-6127, 735-5726.
KAMEHAMEHA ALUMNI GLEE CLUB seeks male choral singers to join rehearsals, 6-9 p.m. Tuesdays at Kamehameha Schools' chapel; 382-8362.
NĀ Leo Lani Chorus, chapter of Sweet Adelines International, invites women 16 and older to its rehearsals, 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, St. Francis School auditorium; 440-4607, www.sweetadelineshawaii.org.
WINDWARD CHORAL SOCIETY rehearsals, 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays, Windward United Church of Christ, 38 Kāne'ohe Bay Drive; 254-5717.
Honolulu Men's Chorus seeks singers — gay and gay-friendly men — in all vocal ranges to join the chorus in rehearsals, 7-9 p.m. Wednesdays. Call for location: 429-9600.
Sounds of Aloha, barbershop harmony chorus, invites males to join rehearsals, 7-9:30 p.m. Thursdays, Ala Wai Golf Course clubhouse; 262-7664.
DIAMOND HEAD THEATRE seeks volunteers to help build sets for shows; all skills welcome. 733-0277, ext. 330 or 331.
Send announcements, at least 10 days before the event, to: Tryouts Calendar, Island Life, The Honolulu Advertiser, 605 Kapiolani Blvd., Honolulu, HI 96813; or firstname.lastname@example.org, with "Tryouts Cal" in the subject line.