Once Upon a Carnival - Specific Call - Boston New Works Festival 2024 | Playbill

Once Upon a Carnival - Specific Call - Boston New Works Festival 2024

CATEGORY: Performer

Moonbox Productions
Cambridge, MA
US

CONTACT NAME

Phil Tayler

Job Details

DESCRIPTION

Moonbox Productions Seeks Actors for

ONCE UPON A CARNIVAL

A part of the Boston New Works Festival 2024

Performing June 20-23

First Workshop/Rehearsal: Mid April 2024 TBD


KEY PERSONNEL:

Book by: Angele Maraj and Brianna Pierre

Director: Regine Vital
Music Director & Orchestrator: Harrison Acosta

Producer: Sharman Altshuler


SYNOPSIS:

ONCE UPON A CARNIVAL is a new musical set in the Caribbean nation of Trinidad & Tobago at the turn of the 21st century. When 16-year-old Bhavan is forced to move from New York City to his mother’s home country of Trinidad & Tobago after his father’s death, he is faced with the task of overcoming loss, trusting new friends and accepting his identity through a magical quest in the mythological bush land. Set to a vibrant score infused with chutney, soca and calypso sounds, Bhavan’s adventure will test his and the audience’s notions of grief, identity and found family while exploring the magical world of Trinidad at Carnival time.


SEEKING THE FOLLOWING:

MAIN CHARACTERS


  • Bhavan - 16, mixed race and mixed culture, American accent.

Radhika’s son. Not a bad kid, just going through something and resents being dragged to this unfamiliar island. Wants to be a musician like his late drummer-dad. [Tenor, Upper Belt/Mix, C3 - Ab4]

  • Sonny-Boy Sookdeo - 30-40s, South Asian (MENASA); brother to

Radhika and Usha. Baritenor with strong comic timing. [Bari/Tenor, C3 - F4]


VIDEO SUBMISSIONS

Please prepare 16 bars of an uptempo contemporary musical theater song OR an up tempo contemporary pop/gospel/r&b song that shows acting abilities. An optional 2nd contrasting song of your choosing may be included also. Please share your selection via a file-sharing link (YouTube, Vimeo, etc). Please send your links to [email protected] Unfortunately we are unable to accept large video attachments via email. Please include ONCE UPON A CARNIVAL-AUDITION in the Subject line of your email


DUE SUNDAY APRIL 15 (If after the deadline please reachout to [email protected])


All submissions must include:

  1. Video link

  2. Headshot and Resume


COMPENSATION:

Rehearsal: $15/hour for up to 20 hours

Performance; $15/hour, including run time of show plus one hour

Paid in full at the end of the festival

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TIME COMMITMENTS:


  • WORKSHOP: April 8, and April 15 (all Mondays)


  • First Rehearsal: Mid May TBD

  • Rehearsal Days: TBD

  • Total Rehearsal Hours: 15 hrs per week

  • Tech Week Schedule: TBD

  • First Performance: June 20

  • Closing: June 23

DURATION

May 15, 2024 - Jun 23, 2024

SALARY

$15.00 – $15.00 per hour

HOW TO APPLY

APPLY BY EMAIL

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