Various roles for theatre


Once On This Island

PRODUCTION COMPANY

Fabulist Theatre

DIRECTOR(S)

Damon Bradley Jang (director), Amy Gartner (musical director)

Casting Director(s):
Damon Bradley Jang, Amy Gartner, Mary Littlejohn
UNION STATUS

Non-Union

PROJECT TYPE

Theatre / Live Performance

STUDENT PRODUCTION

No

COMPENSATION DETAILS

Honorariums provided to all performers. Equity members will be cast under the Actors’ Collective Policy.

AUDITION DATE(S)

Sunday January 7 2018

AUDITION LOCATION

The Stage, 50 Lorne Street, New Westminster

SHOOT / PERF. DATE(S)

April 6 – 14, 2018

SHOOT / PERF. LOCATION(S)

RedGate Revue Stage, Granville Island, Vancouver

SUBMISSION DEADLINE

Saturday, January 6, 2018

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS

To book an audition time please send headshot and résumé to fabulistauditions@gmail.com.

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.

PROJECT SYNOPSIS

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.

Ti Moune
AGE

15+

GENDER

Female

DESCRIPTION

Our story’s protagonist. A peasant girl with much curiosity and energy. Earnest and romantic. Vocal range: E5 – G3

Tonton Julian
AGE

35+

GENDER

Male

DESCRIPTION

Ti Moune’s adoptive father. Filled with courage that is fueled by the love for his wife and daughter. Age: 35+ Vocal range: E4 – A2

Mama Euralie
AGE

35+

GENDER

Female

DESCRIPTION

Ti Moune’s adoptive mother. She is fearful of social status and greatly protective of her family. Vocal range: B4 – Gb3

Daniel
AGE

15+

GENDER

Male

DESCRIPTION

A young man from the wealthy part of the island. Struggles with his sense of status and feelings for Ti Moune. Vocal range: F#4 – C#3

Papa Ge
AGE

Open

GENDER

Open

DESCRIPTION

The Demon Of Death. Proud and sly. Vocal range: G4 – C3

ADDITIONAL CHARACTERS

ASAKA: The Mother of Earth. Caring and nurturing.
Age: 35+
Vocal range: E5 – A3

AGWE: The God of Water. Strong, clever, and compassionate.
Age: Open.
Vocal range: E4 – B2

ERZULIE: The Goddess of Love. Has a sympathetic heart and a strong belief in the power of love.
Age: Open.
Vocal range: C#5 – A3

ANDREA: Daniel’s promised wife.
Age: 15+

ARMAND: Andrea’s father. A stern, wealthy man.
Age: 35+

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.