Overview

Pay Rate: $13/hr for all rehearsals, tech, and performances.
Audition Date and Time: Audition by appointment
Contact Person Email: castingect@gmail.com
Contact Person Name: Jamal Howard

Emerald City Theatre is seeking Korean or Korean-American identifying actors for its upcoming world premiere production of THE NAME JAR, written by Susan H. Pak and directed by Jacqueline Stone. To submit, please send your headshot and resume to castingect@gmail.com with “The Name Jar” in the subject line. We will reach out to set up an audition appointment. Must have daytime availability for rehearsals and performances. All actors are paid an hourly rate for rehearsals, tech, and performances.

About the Play:

When a young girl immigrates to the U.S., she realizes her name tells a big story! Though Unhei’s name means “grace” in Korean, she feels anything but graceful as she learns to navigate her new home. The good news: Her new friends are welcoming and fun! The difficult news: They struggle to pronounce her name. Unhei decides it might be helpful to choose something more familiar to them. Enter the Name Jar: Unhei’s peers fill a glass container with names like “Daisy” and “Susie.” But, she quickly realizes that her name is a part of her identity in this world-premiere production. Based on the award-winning book by Yangsook Choi, The Name Jar is a sweet, bilingual show that explores Korean traditions while audiences sing, speak, and dance along!

Material to Prepare:

Sides will be provided when an audition time is confirmed.

Time Commitment:

Rehearsal: March 27 (approximate) – April 24

Tech: April 25 – 30

Previews: May 1-2

Opening: May 3

Closing: June 4

Character Type/Restrictions:

Heewon/Halmonie: Heewon is Unhei’s mother. She is a Korean immigrant in her 30s. This character speaks Korean. Halmonie is Unhei’s grandmother and still lives in Korea. She is in her 50s-60s. This character speaks Korean.

Unhei Understudy: Unhei is a 7-year-old Korean immigrant girl. This character speaks Korean.

Heewon/Halmonie Understudy: Heewon is Unhei’s mother. She is a Korean immigrant in her 30s and speaks Korean. Halmonie is Unhei’s grandmother and still lives in Korea. She is in her 50s-60s. This character speaks Korean.

Mr. Bill/Mr. Kim Understudy: Mr. Bill is Unhei’s teacher. He is Korean American and in his 30s. Mr. Kim is the owner of a local Korean market. He is Korean and in his 50s.

To apply for this job email your details to castingect@gmail.com