AUDITION

WHAT: Auditions for our 2018 production of ONCE ON THIS ISLAND by Lynn Ahrens & Stephen Flaherty (1st reh 4/2/18; 1st perf 4/20/18; closes 5/6/18)

WHO: Equity and non-Equity actor/singers who move very well.

Once on this Island Character Breakdown

WHEN: Sunday, July 30, 2017 4:00-7:00pm by appointment. You may be asked to stay and learn a movement combination.

HOW for Equity performers: Email casting@spinningtreetheatre.com with your full availability between 4:00-6:00pm on Sunday, July 30. Attach your headshot and resumé. You will receive an email with your appointment time. Bring 2 copies of 8×10 headshot/resumé, stapled back-to-back.

HOW for non-Equity performers: (Spinning Tree does participate in the EMC program; however, if you are currently EMC, your status is non-Equity.) Email casting@spinningtreetheatre.com with your full availability (not your preference) between 4:00-6:00pm on Sunday, July 30. Attach your headshot and resumé. If the creative team would like you to attend the audition, you will receive an email with your appointment time. No phone calls, please. Bring 2 copies of 8×10 headshot/resumé, stapled back-to-back.

WHAT TO PREPARE: Please prepare 32 bars of a musical theatre selection reflecting the style of the show. (You may sing from the show if you wish, and if you have a clear idea of which role you are most appropriate for.) An accompanist will be provided. Bring clearly marked sheet music in your key (no recorded music; no a cappella). You may be asked to read from the script or sing from the score. Note: it is always best to have an additional selection or 2 prepared in case you are asked.

 

PLEASE NOTE:

Performers of all ethnic and racial backgrounds are encouraged to submit.

An integral part of the story told in ONCE ON THIS ISLAND includes a history of the island’s color caste system, and its predominantly African heritage. In casting the show, this element will be given strong consideration.

 

We are currently unable to provide housing for out of town actors. Local hires only.

Video submissions will not be accepted at this time.

 

PERSONNEL IN ATTENDANCE: 

  • Artistic Director Michael Grayman-Parkhurst
  • Managing Director Andrew Grayman-Parkhurst
  • Director Nedra Dixon
  • Music Director Pamela Baskin-Watson