The Flea Theater Seeks Actors of Middle Eastern Descent for New Programming for Young Audiences

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The Flea Theater Seeks Actors of Middle Eastern Descent for New Programming for Young Audiences

The Flea Theater
New York, NY 10007
US

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The Flea Theater Seeks Actors of Middle Eastern Descent for New Programming for Young Audiences

DESCRIPTION

The Flea Theater seeks non-equity actors of Middle-Eastern descent over the age of 21 to perform a variety of roles in FATIMA AND HER PIGEON by Noelle Ghoussaini and directed by Kate Moore Heaney. FATIMA AND HER PIGEON is one of the five serialized short plays that will launch The Flea's new initiative, CEREALS-- a series of ethnically and culturally specific interpretations of folk tales written in 10 minute episodes for audiences ages 5-10.

Note that being cast in FATIMA AND HER PIGEON means joining The Flea Theater's resident volunteer acting company, The Bats.  The Bats are a core group of artists who both perform in The Flea's productions and support the company through volunteering in all aspects of making theater.

Synopsis:

During the present-day Syrian civil war, ten-year-old Fatima flees Syria with her family and beloved pigeon, Jawahar.  When Jawahar is separated from Fatima at a checkpoint, Fatima secretly begins a journey back to her home city of Damascus in order to find the bird.  As Fatima encounters the ancient gods of her land and journeys deeper into the stories of her people, she discovers the importance of carrying home with her.

Character Breakdown:

*Note actors need not be ages specified.

FATIMA:  Female, 10 years old, Syrian.  A vivacious, sometimes snarky dreamer.  Not afraid to question authority.  Playful and agile.

BABA:  Male, late 30s-50s, Syrian.  Fatima’s father.  Strict but kind, wanting to protect Fatima and his family.  A realist shaped by challenging times and the compromises that he has been forced to make.

JIDDO:  Male, 60s-80s, Syrian.  Fatima's late grandfather.  A caring, devoted pigeon fancier who teaches Fatima about the unique joys of pigeons and guides her throughout her journey.

Schedule:

WORKSHOP

Monday, 3/6 10 am - 2 pm

Tuesday, 3/7 10 am - 2 pm

Wednesday, 3/9 10 am - 2 pm

Thursday,3/10 10 am - 2 pm


Workshop Presentation: Sunday 3/12 11 am - 2 pm


PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE (there will be a limited amount of rehearsal during the weeks leading up to performance weekends)


INSTALLMENT ONE FIRST PERFORMANCE WEEKEND

Friday, May 12th TECH

Saturday, May 13th First Installment 11:00 AM, 2:00 PM

Sunday, May 14th First Installment 11:00 AM, 2:00 PM


INSTALLMENT ONE SECOND PERFORMANCE WEEKEND

Saturday, May 20th First Installment 11:00 AM, 2:00 PM

Sunday, May 21st First Installment 11:00 AM, 2:00 PM


INSTALLMENT TWO FIRST PERFORMANCE WEEKEND

Friday, June 9th TECH

Saturday, June 10th Second Installment 11:00 AM, 2:00 PM

Sunday, June 11th Second Installment 11:00 AM, 2:00 PM


INSTALLMENT TWO SECOND PERFORMANCE WEEKEND

Saturday, June 17th Second Installment 11:00 AM, 2:00 PM

Sunday, June 18th Second Installment 11:00 AM, 2:00 PM

DURATION

March 6, 2017 - June 18, 2017

HOW TO APPLY

APPLY BY EMAIL

Send e-mail to casting...

Audition Information

WHEN

2017-02-24 14:00 :

Where

ART New York 520 8th Avenue Floor Studio D

WHAT TO PREPARE


- A 45 second monologue from published material from the point of view of an animal or mythical creature

- A song from your culture or childhood

Please email casting@theflea.org to arrange an appointment.
Bring a headshot and resume.
Auditions will run from 2 pm - 5:30 pm.
 
You may be asked to read a side to be provided at the audition.