Overview

Pay Rate: Stipend
Audition Date and Time: May 4 from 9am-12pm and May 5 from 6pm-9pm
Audition Location: Filament Theatre
Contact Person Email: casting@filamenttheatre.org
Contact Person Name: Julie Ritchey

Filament Theatre seeks submissions from non-equity performers for upcoming production of Luna by Ramon Esquivel directed by Alejandro Tey. Filament is committed to dynamic storytelling, including unexpected performance spaces and unexpected casting. We enthusiastically welcome actors of all backgrounds, ethnicities, and physical abilities. We are particularly seeking multi-disciplinary performers/creators with an interest in immersive theatre, young and family audiences, and community-based work.Performers will be expected to meaningfully engage with their audience. This could include hosting conversations, leading short games/activities, facilitating one-on-one and group experiences, etc. as a part of the performance.

Many of these audience interaction/participation moments will be engineered by the ensemble, so we are looking to cast performers with a strong willingness to play, generate ideas, and try new things together.

Though characters in Luna are written with he/him and she/her pronouns, actors of all gender identities and expressions are encouraged submit for any role(s) for which you feel you would be a good fit.

Email casting@filamenttheatre.org with your complete availability during the audition times, and we will be in touch to schedule an audition appointment.

Material to Prepare:

Sides will be provided.

Time Commitment:

Workshops: June 13-16
Rehearsals: August 11-September 19
Performances: September 21-November 3

A complete schedule will be emailed to you upon confirmation of audition.

Character Type/Restrictions:

Luna (f, Latinx, or any ethnicity)
Our host. The moon in the night sky. A constant companion and group leader. A storyteller and poet. An object of majesty, mystery, and myth… but also a real person who gets their feelings hurt if a friend says something mean to them. Luna is Soledad’s first friend, and the audience’s friend and guide as well! Actor must have the ability to gently gather and hold the attention of an enormous room full of people of various ages. Must be comfortable improvising with an audience and skilled at directing our focus. Classroom teaching experience a plus.

Mamá/Clown (f, Latinx)
Plays Soledad’s mother, a Spanish-speaking migrant farmer who plays games with her daughter in order to practice her English. Mamá and Papá make a good team and have a playful and loving relationship with each other and with their daughter Soledad. Actor should be comfortable with Spanish and with inhabiting either a Mexican, Central, or South American ESL accent. Also plays the teacher at one of Soledad’s many schools- the teacher is a clown, and the lesson is a clown routine that the actor will develop in collaboration with the other clown. Please list all special skills, juggling experience, and musical ability.

Papá/Clown (m, Latinx)
Plays Soledad’s father, a bilingual migrant farmer who invents fantastical contraptions with his daughter. Mamá and Papá make a good team and have a playful and loving relationship with each other and with their daughter Soledad. Actor should be comfortable with Spanish and with inhabiting either a Mexican, Central, or South American ESL accent. Also plays the teacher at one of Soledad’s many schools- the teacher is a clown, and the lesson is a clown routine that the actor will develop in collaboration with the other clown. Please list all special skills, juggling experience, and musical ability.

Emilio/Boy (m, Latinx, or any ethnicity)
Plays all of the young students at the various schools across the country that Soledad attends. Will play upwards of 10 very different young characters, in addition to: Emilio, an initially shy boy who loves to cook and can’t wait to tell someone all about it. Emilio and Frida become Soledad’s first (human) friends: playing make-believe together is effortless for the three of them.. Actor should be adept at creating distinct, memorable, and grounded young characters.

Frida (f, Latinx, or any ethnicity)
Plays all of the young students at the various schools across the country that Soledad attends. Will play upwards of 10 very different young characters, in addition to: Frida, an initially shy girl who loves to read and has trouble making friends. Frida and Emilio become Soledad’s first (human) friends: playing make-believe together becomes effortless for the three of them. Actor should be adept at creating distinct, memorable, and grounded young characters.

To apply for this job email your details to casting@filamenttheatre.org