The Daughters Collective
Brooklyn, NY 11225
Seeking Singers & Musicians for Folk Opera
CASTING CALL FOR ORIGINAL FOLK OPERA
THE DAUGHTERS COLLECTIVE (Formerly Daughters Of Elysium) is seeking talented union, and non-union actors, singers, and musicians for upcoming production. All types and ethnicities welcome, POC strongly encouraged to apply.
THE CAVE: A FOLK OPERA
Produced By: THE DAUGHTERS COLLECTIVE
Written By: Melanie Rose Thomas
Director: Sarah Plotkin
Description: In an opium den, Willow sacrifices her life to pay off her father’s debt by working in an occult underground society called "The Cave." In this musical exploration of fairy tales and myth, our heroine fights to find light not only in the grim and strange shadow-world around her, but also within herself. The Cave is a new story inspired by the classic Beauty and the Beast archetypes, and told entirely through original folk music.
The Cave: A Folk Opera has been seen in NYC at Access Theatre, Bizarre Bushwick, Rockwood Music Hall, Lovecraft Bar, and Cake Shop. Daughters Of Elysium last produced The Cave in Los Angeles, with an award-winning run at the 2014 Hollywood Fringe Festival. The Cave has generated a following of emerging artists and received acclaim for the show’s unique and hypnotic form of storytelling and enchanting original music.
Auditions by Appointment Only: Friday January 12th, 2018 7-9pm (Midtown, Manhattan) and Saturday January 13th 12-3pm (Williamsburg, Bklyn.) Exact audition location to be provided at time of appointment. Callbacks will be January 20th from 12pm-3pm.
Rehearsal & Show Schedule*:
- Music rehearsals mid-January to mid-March, flexible time depending on availability.
- Concert showing 03/24/18.
- An intensive week of devising and collaboration mid-March.
- Rehearsals for final production on weeknights and weekends late-March through early-May (4-5 times a week).
- NYC production in Early May.
- Sporadic showings and/or tours to festivals in the Summer of 2018.
* Musician schedule will be flexible depending on availability. Apx. 12 band rehearsals, 4 sitzprobe rehearsals, 2 dress rehearsals, concert & productions.
$50 stipend will be provided for concert, $300 stipend will be provided for production, with potential for more for touring or production extension.
THE MASTER: Lead, Male, 30s/40s, Baritone/Bass. Physically intimidating, and intensely charismatic. A monster in a gentleman’s clothes. A tyrant who takes advantage of those in need, and feeds off of fear and control.
THE FATHER: Supporting, Male, 60s, Any vocal range. A man who used to be strong, but is now broken. Was a loving father to 3 daughters, a ship merchant. Now lost in his opium addiction, and detached from reality.
MUSICIANS: Seeking Piano, Guitar, and Cello. Folk instruments such as Mandolin, Harp, etc. also welcome to apply. Multi-instrumentalists strongly encouraged. Musicians will be creativley involved in the arrangements of the music.
Due to the nature of this piece we are looking for strong musicians, singers, and actors who are interested in a collaborative process and can bring specific skills to the ensemble. Ideally all candidates have a background in performing folk, rock, and/or blues. We are not looking for “legit musical theatre” voices.
Please submit letter of interest, headshot, resume, and general availability for the given dates above by Monday, January 8th to firstname.lastname@example.org. Include “The Cave Casting” in Subject Line.
Electronic submissions only.
THE DAUGHTERS COLLECTIVE (Formerly Daughters Of Elysium) is a collective of womyn artists who produce multidisciplinary work that is rooted in ritual and mythology. Visit thedaughterscollective.com for more.
For more information on the show, or to listen to music, visit thecavefolkopera.com.
January 20, 2018 - May 20, 2018