Once On This Island - Equity Video Submissions (Deadline 07.31.21)

 

Once On This Island - Equity Video Submissions (Deadline 07.31.21)

CATEGORY: Performer

SpeakEasy Stage Company
Boston, MA

Job Details

DESCRIPTION


CALL TYPE
Submission

CONTRACT
NEAT
$546 weekly minimum (Cat 6)

PERSONNEL
ONCE ON THIS ISLAND book and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens and music by Stephen Flaherty; directed by Pascale Florestal, music direction by David Coleman

Reviewing auditions will be: Producing Artistic Director Paul Daigneault

OTHER DATES
Rehearsals begin February 14, 2022; Performances March 11, 2022 - April 16 2022

OTHER
Actors of color are strongly encouraged to audition, and all roles are open to inclusive casting. SpeakEasy Stage Company shall conduct all auditions/interviews in a manner that promotes fair consideration to persons of all races, ethnicities, national origins, genders, sexual orientations, ages, and ability statuses. SpeakEasy Stage Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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 submit.

SEEKING
Seeking Equity actor/singers for SpeakEasy Stage Company's productions of ONCE ON THIS ISLAND.

For pre-cast roles, auditioning performers will be considered as possible (emergency) replacements, should any become necessary. No understudies are being cast.

For these auditions, no nudity or any form of sexual contact will be required as part of an actor’s audition. We will not ask prospective participants to perform violence or sexual contact as part of an audition without disclosing this expectation in the audition notice or invitation. SpeakEasy Stage Company seeks to foster an environment of communication, safety, respect, accountability, and the health, safety, and well- being of institutions and its participants.

BREAKDOWN

PREPARATION INSTRUCTIONS:
Submissions should be no longer than 5 minutes. Actors are encouraged to perform musical selections in the style of the show. You may use the accompaniment provided
at https://www.dropbox.com/sh/jhdljlgz8fov8ih/AABs3cuDOoUW0VlXuS1yj6oVa?dl=0. Actors may also feature their skills with piano, accordion, mandolin, guitar, banjo, viola, violin, fiddle, cello, upright bass, percussion, or other instrument.

Ti Moune: Female-identified, 18-25. Ethnicity: Black / African Descent, Dark Skinned
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-identified, 22. 18-25. Ethnicity: Asian, Black / African Descent, Ethnically Ambiguous / Multiracial, Indigenous Peoples, Latinx / Hispanic, Middle Eastern, South Asian / Indian, Southeast Asian / Pacific Islander. Light Skinned.
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-Identified, 30-59. Black / African Descent, Specifically, Dark Skinned
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

TonTon Julian: Male-Identified,30-59. Black / African Descent, Dark Skinned
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.

Asaka: Any Gender, 25-59. Ethnicity: Asian, Black / African Descent, Ethnically Ambiguous / Multiracial, Indigenous Peoples, Latinx / Hispanic, Middle Eastern, South Asian / Indian, Southeast Asian / Pacific Islander
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: Any Gender, 20-49. Ethnicity: Asian, Black / African Descent, Ethnically Ambiguous / Multiracial, Indigenous Peoples, Latinx / Hispanic, Middle Eastern, South Asian / Indian, Southeast Asian / Pacific Islander
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.

Agwe [CAST]: Any Gender, 25-59. Ethnicity: Asian, Black / African Descent, Ethnically Ambiguous / Multiracial, Indigenous Peoples, Latinx / Hispanic, Middle Eastern, South Asian / Indian, Southeast Asian / Pacific Islander
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. Role of Agwe has been cast. Actors will be seen for this role as replacements only.

Andrea/Storyteller 1: Female-Identified, 20-29. Ethnicity: Asian, Black / African Descent, Ethnically Ambiguous / Multiracial, Indigenous Peoples, Latinx / Hispanic, Middle Eastern, South Asian / Indian, Southeast Asian / Pacific Islander. Light skinned.
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.

“Beauxhommes” Narrator/Storyteller 2: Female-Identified, 20-49. Ethnicity: Asian, Black / African Descent, Ethnically Ambiguous / Multiracial, Indigenous Peoples, Latinx / Hispanic, Middle Eastern, South Asian / Indian, Southeast Asian / Pacific Islander
Excellent singer: soprano; strong musician skills; movement ability is a plus; ability to play instrument (s) is a plus; possible understudy assignments; principal.

“Beauxhommes” Narrator/Storyteller 1: Male-Identified, 20-49. Ethnicity: Asian, Black / African Descent, Ethnically Ambiguous / Multiracial, Indigenous Peoples, Latinx / Hispanic, Middle Eastern, South Asian / Indian, Southeast Asian / Pacific Islander
Excellent singer: tenor; strong musician skills; movement ability is a plus; ability to play instrument(s) is a plus; possible understudy assignments; principal.

Storyteller 2/Monsieur Beauxhomme/Armand: Male-Identified, 30-59. Ethnicity: Asian, Black / African Descent, Ethnically Ambiguous / Multiracial, Indigenous Peoples, Latinx / Hispanic, Middle Eastern, South Asian / Indian, Southeast Asian / Pacific Islander
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.

Little Ti Moune: Female-identified, Age 7-11. Ethnicity: Black / African Descent, Dark Skinned
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.

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS
SEE PREPARATION IN BREAKDOWN. Email your Equity status, full name, contact information, the shows for which you would like to be considered, your headshot/resume as a PDF titled "LAST NAME, FIRST NAME (2020)", and your video submission link. For your submission, please use a private link on a streaming service or website such as YouTube or Vimeo (not an attachment) and send the link via email. Video submissions will be accepted from Monday, July 12th 2022 – Saturday, July 31st 2022.

Deadline: 07/31/2021

SUBMIT TO
auditions@speakeasystage.com

Union

AEA

SALARY

NEAT $546 weekly minimum (Cat 6)