Once On This Island
Damon Bradley Jang (director), Amy Gartner (musical director)
Theatre / Live Performance
Honorariums provided to all performers. Equity members will be cast under the Actors’ Collective Policy.
Sunday January 7 2018
The Stage, 50 Lorne Street, New Westminster
April 6 – 14, 2018
RedGate Revue Stage, Granville Island, Vancouver
Saturday, January 6, 2018
To book an audition time please send headshot and résumé to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are looking for a cast of 10 – 15 performers to play a variety of roles. Actors of all ethnicities, gender-identities, ages and abilities are encouraged to submit. Ages suggested are just that – suggestions – and we are very open to cross-gender casting. Please let us know if you have the ability to play any musical instruments (percussion especially) or have any special skills. Dance skills are an asset but not a requirement – you just need to be comfortable on stage.
Please prepare 2 contrasting musical theatre songs (you may only be asked to sing one) and bring your own sheet music, an accompanist will be provided. There will also be a dance portion so please dress comfortably.
Once On This Island tells the story of Ti Moune, a peasant girl in Haiti. Loosely based on Hans Christian Andersen’s The Little Mermaid, Ti Moune falls in love with a young man after she saves his life, only to realize that he belongs to a different class and their love faces insurmountable odds.
ASAKA: The Mother of Earth. Caring and nurturing.
Vocal range: E5 – A3
AGWE: The God of Water. Strong, clever, and compassionate.
Vocal range: E4 – B2
ERZULIE: The Goddess of Love. Has a sympathetic heart and a strong belief in the power of love.
Vocal range: C#5 – A3
ANDREA: Daniel’s promised wife.
ARMAND: Andrea’s father. A stern, wealthy man.
LITTLE TI MOUNE/GIRL: Begins and ends the story.
Age: 10 – 12 or be able to convincingly portray a child.
STORYTELLERS: An ensemble of singers, actors, dancers, musicians to act as a narrators and play various roles within the story.
Several other smaller speaking roles. A certain number of roles will be doubled.