Once on This Island- NYC EPA (04.19.17)

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Once on This Island- NYC EPA (04.19.17)

The Once On This Island LLC
New York, NY

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TITLE

Once on This Island- NYC EPA (04.19.17)

DESCRIPTION

Call Type: EPA

CONTRACT
Staged Reading Contract
AEA 2-WEEK STAGED READING
($500/WEEK)

PERSONNEL
Producers: Ken Davenport, Hunter Arnold
Director: Michael Arden
Choreographer: Camille Brown
Book and Lyrics: Lynn Ahrens
Music: Stephen Flaherty
Based on: The novel “My Love, My Love” by Rosa Guy
Music Supervisor: Chris Fenwick
Music Director: Alvin Hough
General Manager: DTE Management/Ryan Conway
Casting: Telsey + Company/Craig Burns

OTHER DATES
Reading Dates: June 19 – 30

OTHER
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.

SEEKING
Equity actor/singers for various roles.

BREAKDOWN

[TI MOUNE]
Female, non-Caucasian, 18 – 25. A beautifully spirited peasant girl, full of restless energy and optimism. The heroine. Tries to break social barriers to be with her love, Daniel. Strong alto belt, G (below C) to E (2 above C). Strong musician skills. Ability to play instrument(s) is a plus. PRINCIPAL

[DANIEL]
Male, non-Caucasian, 18 – 25. Ti Moune's love interest. A handsome, aristocratic young man who struggles with crossing social barriers. Sensitive and poetic. Strong tenor or baritenor, B (2 below C) to F Sharp (above C). Strong musician skills. Ability to play instrument(s) is a plus. PRINCIPAL

[MAMA EURALIE]
Female, non-Caucasian, 30s – 50s. Ti Moune’s adoptive mother. Described as an “old peasant.” Caring, over-protective, superstitious, fiercely loving, and strong-willed, her similarities often lead to clashes with Ti Moune. Strong alto, F Sharp (below C) to B (above C). Strong musician skills. Ability to play instrument(s) is a plus. PRINCIPAL

[ASAKA]
Female, non-Caucasian, 30s – 50s. Mother of the Earth. A mentor to Ti Moune. Personifies the peasants’ connection to the land. She is generous and good-humored on the surface, but like all the gods feared by the islanders; her “motherly” facade is not to be trusted. She is powerful, funny, and ironic. Strong mezzo belt, A (below C) to E (2 above C). Strong musician skills. Ability to play instrument(s) is a plus. PRINCIPAL

[ERZULIE]
Female, non-Caucasian, late 20s – 40s. Goddess of Love. A mentor to Ti Moune and foil to Papa Ge. The most approachable of the gods, but ultimately no less egocentric. One of the main instigators of the events of the story, she is looked upon fondly by the people. Set out to prove that love is stronger than the fear of death—by love, she means the power of the human heart. Strong soprano, B (below C) to E (2 above C). Strong musician skills. Ability to play instrument(s) is a plus. PRINCIPAL

[TONTON JULIAN]
Male, non-Caucasian, 30s – 50s. Ti Moune’s adoptive father (“Tonton” is a French affectionate term for “Uncle”). Described as an “old peasant.” He teaches Ti Moune that love has no limits, and he goes to great lengths to support her wishes. Caring, loving, and practical. Strong baritone, A (2 below C) to E (above C). Strong musician skills. Ability to play instrument(s) is a plus. PRINCIPAL

[AGWE]
Male, non-Caucasian, late 20s – 50s. God of Water. A mentor to Ti Moune. Larger than life, mysterious. Perhaps the peasants' greatest fear next to Papa Ge himself. Commanding voice and presence. Strong, dramatic baritone/bass with a big range, B (2 below C) to E (above C). Strong musician skills. Ability to play instrument(s) is a plus. PRINCIPAL

[PAPA GE]
Male, non-Caucasian, 30s – 50s. The sly God of Death. Antagonist to the other gods. Cunning, manipulative, seductive, cynical, and teasing, he is feared by the people because of what he represents: the unknown that is death. The other main instigator of the drama. Strong baritone, C Sharp (below C) to G (above C). Strong musician skills. Ability to play instrument(s) is a plus. PRINCIPAL

[LITTLE TI MOUNE]
Female, non-Caucasian, 7 – 11. The younger version of Ti Moune. Also plays the child for whom the story is told. Energetic, confident, funny, and sweet. Strong singer, E Flat (above C) to D Flat (2 above C). PRINCIPAL

[MALE STORYTELLER 1]
Male, non-Caucasian, 20s – 40s. Excellent singer: Tenor. Strong musician skills. Movement ability is a plus. Ability to play instrument(s) is a plus. Possible understudy assignments. PRINCIPAL

[MALE STORYTELLER 2]
Male, non-Caucasian, 20s – 40s. Excellent singer: Baritone. Strong musician skills. Movement ability is a plus. Ability to play instrument(s) is a plus. Possible understudy assignments. PRINCIPAL

[MALE STORYTELLER 3/MONSIEUR BEAUXHOMME]
Male, non-Caucasian, 30s – 50s. Daniel’s stern father. Reminds Daniel of the harsh realities of life. Not deliberately cruel, but determined. Represents the heart of aristocratic society. Also plays ARMAND, the ancestor. Strong baritone, A (2 below C) to D (above C). Strong musician skills. Movement ability is a plus. Ability to play instrument(s) is a plus. PRINCIPAL

[FEMALE STORYTELLER 1/ANDREA]
Female, non-Caucasian, 20s. Daniel’s betrothed. An attractive, elegant, and refined young woman. She seems cold at first but turns out to be both humane and determined. She pities Ti Moune, but despite having little affection for Daniel, she will not allow sentiment to interfere with her well-ordered plan for marriage and the aristocratic ways. Also plays MADAME ARMAND. Strong mezzo, B (below C) to D (2 above C). Strong musician skills. Strong mover. Ability to play instrument(s) is a plus. PRINCIPAL

[FEMALE STORYTELLER 2]
Female, non-Caucasian, 20s – 40s. Excellent singer: Soprano. Strong musician skills. Movement ability is a plus. Ability to play instrument(s) is a plus. Possible understudy assignments. PRINCIPAL

[FEMALE STORYTELLER 3]
Female, non-Caucasian, 20s – 40s. Excellent singer: Alto. Strong musician skills. Movement ability is a plus. Ability to play instrument(s) is a plus. Possible understudy assignments. PRINCIPAL

Union

EPA

Audition Information

Where

Ripley-Grier Studios (520)
520 8th Ave
New York, NY 10018-6507

16th floor

WHEN
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Lunch 1:30 to 2:30

WHAT TO PREPARE

Prepare a brief contemporary musical theatre song in the style of Ahrens and Flaherty. Show range. Bring sheet music; a piano accompanist will be provided. Bring a photo/resume stapled together.

Minors must be accompanied by an adult