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The Lost Colony - Video Submissions (Deadline March 1)

CATEGORY: Performer

The Lost Colony
Manteo, NC


Jeff Whiting

Job Details



Celebrating the 86th season of Tony Honor recipient, The Lost Colony, the outdoor symphonic drama depicting Paul Green’s tale of America’s oldest mystery. Located in Manteo, North Carolina.


Rehearsals: May 8 – June 1, 2023 (some roles will begin May 2)

Performances: June 2 – August 26, 2023


Salary range: $275 - $600 / Week

Shared Housing Available


Paul Green (Book), Sam Davis (Music), Jeff Whiting (Direction/Choreography), Keith Truax (Lighting Design), Christopher Ash (Projection Design), Nicole Peckens (Costumes), Jason Paul Tate (Fight Direction), Nicholas Mahon (Puppet Design), Nakya Leviner (Native American Choreography), Kaya Littleturtle (Cultural Advisement), Sabrina Marlene (Associate Direction), Chuck Still (Executive Direction), LAC Productions (Production Management), Nick Alteri (Production Stage Management).

Submission Deadline: March 1, 2023


Note: All Native American roles will be cast with Indigenous performers. See VIDEO from Former-Chairman of the Lumbee Tribe of NC, who works closely with the production to ensure Native American representation is accurate and respectful.

STORYTELLER: (Older Indigenous female identifying actor) The elder who knows all the stories of the land and provides the connection with the present and the past.

JOHN BORDEN: (Young male identifying actor) Farmhand and hired laborer who rises in prominence and importance in the new colony because of his leadership skills. Extraordinary sword fighter.

ELEANOR DARE: (Young female identifying actor) Head-strong, spirited and strong-willed. Able to keep pace with the men. Quick to speak the truth.

OLD TOM: (Male identifying actor) The Falstaff of the New World, hard-drinking ne’er-do-well with a big heart.

MANTEO: (Young Indigenous male identifying actor) A Native American Croatoan, the chief of the tribe that befriends the colonists. Helps the colonists navigate their way through the New World.

WANCHESE: (Young Indigenous male identifying actor) The last known ruler of the Roanoke Native American tribe. Wanchese breaks from the colonists when they incite tribal violence.

ANANIAS DARE: (Young male identifying actor) Educated young soldier who is quick to put aside the gentleman’s life to learn the ways of the New World. Extraordinary sword fighter.

GOVERNOR JOHN WHITE: (Older male identifying actor) English colonial governor, explorer, artist and cartographer who will do anything for his daughter and granddaughter.

SIMON FERNANDO: (Male identifying actor) Spanish navigator and sometime pirate. Hot-tempered and spirited. Extraordinary sword fighter. Fast, quick on his feet.

QUEEN ELIZABETH: (Older female identifying actor) Regal, wise, and does not suffer fools gladly.

SIR WALTER RALEIGH: (Older male identifying actor) English landed gentleman, soldier, politician and explorer with a dream to establish the first English colony in the New World.

NATIVE AMERICAN ENSEMBLE: Seeking performers of Native American Descent (provide proof of Tribal Enrollment) of all ages, including Pow Wow Dancers (Fancy, Grass, Traditional, Jingle, etc.).

EUROPEAN ENSEMBLE: Seeking singers, actors, dancers of all ages (any ethnicity) to portray colonists, British soldiers, members of the Royal Court. Acro and Puppetry skills a plus.

NATIVE AMERICAN DRUMMERS: Seeking Drummers of Drum Group of Native American descent with experience playing pow-wow drums and hand drums.

FIRE SPECIALTY ACT: Also, seeking fire dancer (any gender/ethnicity).


May 8, 2023 - Aug 26, 2023


$275.00 – $600.00 per week




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