New York, NY
Call Type: EPA
Min. $646 p/w + h & p
General Manger: Visceral Entertainment/ Michael Chase Gosselin & Tim Sulka
Book, Music and Lyrics: Keith Harrison & Laura Nicole Harrison
Director: Thomas Caruso
Choreographer: Kenny Ingram
Musical Director: Lena Gabrielle
Casting: Binder Casting/
Chad Eric Murnane, CSA (expected in attendance)
1st Rehearsal: 12/9/19
1st Preview: 1/8/20
Close: Limited Run thru 3/20/20
EPA Procedures are in effect for this audition.
An Equity Monitor will be provided.
Equity’s contracts prohibit discrimination. Equity is committed to diversity and encourages all its employers to engage in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, Equity encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to attend every audition.
Always bring your Equity Membership card to auditions.
Equity actors/singers for various roles in the upcoming Off-Broadway production of EMOJILAND.
No stage management positions are available at this time.
SYNOPSIS: Inspired by The Unicode® Standard, Emojiland tells the story of “a society that builds a wall to keep newcomers out, only to discover that the menace to its survival already lurks within” (NYT). This electric ensemble piece explores the interconnected lives of emojis whose existence inside a smartphone is defined by their coded identities, which become increasingly complicated after a software update. “Emojiland might inspire the most exciting post show conversation you’ve had in quite some time” (TheaterMania), thanks to “fun, catchy songs” (BWW) with “clever, thought-provoking lyrics” (DC Metro) and a “fine score [that] ricochets from rap to soul to power ballads to love duets” (Front Row Center). “Everything about the show is smart, hip, funny, and musically masterful,” (Times Square Chronicles), it “fizzes with rom-com effervescence,” (NYT) and in the end, delivers “a lesson for our time” (NYT). Emojiland was a 2018 Richard Rodgers Award Finalist and earned 12 award nominations and 5 wins at the 2018 New York Musical Festival.
The role of SMIZE is CAST.
[SUNNY] Male, 20s – 40s, Any Ethnicity. Sunny is sexy, cool and confident, hiding his insecurities behind those signature sunglasses. Physically in great shape. Pop Bari-Tenor. Strong mover.
[NERD FACE] Male, 20s – 30s, Any Ethnicity. Awkward, earnest, but impressively well-read. Idealistic and open to the world. Nerd Face just wants a friend. Pop Character Bari-Tenor. Strong mover.
[SKULL] Male, 20s – 30s, Any Ethnicity. “Too cool for school” and deeply twisted, Skull’s existential crisis drives him to desperate measures. Rockstar tenor up to high C with a powerful falsetto ala Radiohead/Thom Yorke and a dry, humorous sense of deep ennui. Strong mover.
[PRINCESS] Female, 20s – Early 40s, Any Ethnicity. This is not your story-book princess. Power- obsessed and privileged. Princess will do anything to preserve the sovereignty of her throne. High Pop belt. Strong mover.
[PRINCE] Male, 20s – Early 40s, Any Ethnicity. This is not your typical story-book prince charming in terms of looks or manner. Flamboyant in nature and an entitled brat. Confident and manicured. Prince just wants to have fun and throw parties. Actor should be great with comedy, larger than life. Pop Tenor. Strong mover.
[POLICE OFFICER] Female, 20s – 40s, Any Ethnicity. A no-nonsense public servant that gets the job done. Sexy and stylish. She is passionate about her work and passionate about her love. Powerful Pop/R&B singer with a huge belt. Strong mover.
[CONSTRUCTION WORKER] Female, 20s – 40s, Any Ethnicity. Committed to building a better world. She is gruff and tough on the outside with a big presence and an even bigger heart. Powerful Pop/R&B singer with a huge belt. Strong mover.
[PILE OF POO] Female, 20s – 40s, Any Ethnicity. The self-help guru of the story. Poo gives no shits and encourages others to be proud of who they are too. High Pop belt. Strong mover. CAMEO ROLE FOR STAR NAMES.
[MAN IN BUSINESS SUIT LEVITATING, ANGRY FACE & OTHERS] Male, 20s – 30s, Any Ethnicity. Man in Business Suit Levitating – a smooth-talking, swanky, corporate executive. Strong dancer who is comfortable skating around the stage on wheelies, tap dancing and sings well. Angry Face – Intense, hot-headed, a simmering temper set off by the smallest annoyance. Pop/R&B Bari-Tenor.
[INFORMATION DESK PERSON, KISSY FACE & OTHERS] Female, 20s – 30s, Any Ethnicity. Emojiland’s trusted TV reporter with a flair. Spunky, quirky, funny and energetic. Kissy Face – Flirty and air-headed. Strong dancer, comfortable tap dancing and who sings well. Mezzo-Soprano.
[GUARDSMAN, WORRIED FACE & OTHERS] Male, 20s – 30s, Any Ethnicity, plus-sized. Guardsman – A gatekeeper, bouncer and list-keeper. Sassy, brassy, bossy and loyal to his royal bosses. Thinks he’s as powerful and fabulous as the ones he works for. Worried Face – Neurotic, anxious, panicked, thinks a crisis is around every corner. Strong dancer, comfortable tap dancing and who sings well. Baritone.
[MAN DANCING AND OTHERS] Male, 20s, Any Ethnicity & All Types. Sexy, funny and confident. Uses dance more than words to express how he feels and who he is. A kick-ass dancer who sings well and is comfortable crumping, club dancing, hip-hop and possibly some parkour and tap dancing.
[WOMAN DANCING AND OTHERS] Female, 20s, Any Ethnicity & All Types. Sexy, funny and confident. Uses dance more than words to express how she feels and who she is. A kick-ass dancer who sings well and is comfortable crumping, club dancing, hip-hop and possibly some parkour and tap dancing.
Ripley-Grier Studios (305)
305 W 38th St
New York, NY 10018-2902
2nd Floor - Studio 203. Check lobby upon arrival for any changes.
Wednesday, October 23, 2019
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Lunch 1:30 to 2:30
Please prepare a brief pop/rock or contemporary musical theatre song. Bring sheet music in the appropriate key and a hardcopy headshot/resume stapled together. A pianist will be provided.