Casting “Bare” a pop opera

The What Theatre Productions
New York, NY 10065
US

Job Details

DESCRIPTION

A site-aware production of
BARE
A Pop Opera
At Theatre at St. John’s.

The electric contemporary pop/rock opera, BARE follows a group of Catholic boarding school students grappling with their sexuality, identity, and the future. With an exhilarating pop score, BARE explores the question: is it more dangerous to bare your soul or deal with the consequences of continuing to hide?

CONTRACT
Small stipend for all actors.
Producers are applying for AEA Showcase Code.
Seeking Equity and non-Equity submissions.

PERSONNEL
Producers: Coleman Ray Clark and Danielle Joy
Book by Jon Hartmere and Damon Intrabartolo
Music by Damon Intrabartolo
Lyrics by Jon Hartmere
Director: Coleman Ray Clark
Choreographer: Natalie Occhino
Music Director: Ryan DeFranzo
Dramaturg: Becky Hermenze

OTHER DATES
Accepting video submissions now through January 14th.
With in-person callbacks in January.

First rehearsal: February 11th
Rehearsals: 6 days/wk, nights
Preview: March 21st
Opening: March 22nd
Closing: March 30th

SEEKING
Seeking Equity and non-Equity submissions.
See breakdown.

Also seeking to fill positions of Equity/non-Equity stage manager and costume designer. Email info@bareinthechurch.com for more information.  

BREAKDOWN
Jason (Lead): Male, 18-25
Male-identifying. Any ethnicity. Must be able to believably play a high school senior. St. Cecilia’s senior class golden boy; handsome, charming, popular jock with a sweet side; Peter’s roommate, best friend, and secret boyfriend; Nadia’s twin brother; closeted, questioning, scared. Pop Bari-Tenor Belt. Range A4 to B2.

Peter (Lead): Male, 18-25
Male-identifying. Any ethnicity. Must be able to believably play a high school senior. Jason’s clandestine boyfriend, roommate and best friend; introspective, sensitive, loyal and kind – friend to all. Pop Tenor Belt. Range A4 to C3.

Ivy (Lead): Female, 18-25
Female-identifying. Any ethnicity. Must be able to believably play a high school senior. Pretty, popular girl who all others envy; can get any guy she wants without even trying; inside is insecure, with a need to be loved; Nadia’s roommate and arch-rival; the object of Matt’s obsession. Soprano Mixed/Belt. Range F5 to A3.

Nadia (Supporting): Female, 18-25
Female-identifying. Any ethnicity. Must be able to believably play a high school senior. Jason’s twin sister, goth, mocked about her weight; rebel with sardonic, caustic wit; Ivy’s roommate and arch-rival. Pop Soprano Mixed/Belt. Range C5 to G3.

Matt (Supporting): Male, 18-25
Male-identifying. Any ethnicity. Must be able to believably play a high school senior. Studious and pious academic and athletic rival to Jason; despite his best efforts, always comes in second; obsessed with Ivy. Tenor. Range G4 to C3.

Lucas (Supporting): Male, 18-25
Male-identifying. Any ethnicity. Must be able to believably play a high school senior. St. Cecilia’s fun-loving purveyor of altered reality, a dealer, rap skills a plus; comedic bad boy. Baritone. Can rap. Range G4 to G2.

Sister Chantelle (Supporting): Female, 28-65
Female-identifying. African-American. Late 20s+. Nun and drama teacher at St. Cecilia’s. Very confident and comedic. Deeply cares about the well-being of her students, and cares about putting on a good show. Also plays a Tina Turner-esque dream Mother Mary. Soprano. Range C5 to G3.

Claire (Supporting): Female, 40-55
Female-identifying. Any ethnicity. Adult. Peter’s mother, loving, in denial of Peter’s sexuality, wants to help and support him but doesn’t know how. Mezzo-soprano. Range C5 to G3.

Father/Priest (Supporting): Male, 35-60
Male-identifying. Any ethnicity. Adult. St. Cecilia’s headmaster, traditionalist, the voice of authority. Baritone. Range G4 to G2.

Students (Chorus / Ensemble): Males & Females, 18-25
Any ethnicity. Must be able to believably play high school seniors. Additional students.

AUDITION INFORMATION ——————————————————————

VIDEO SUBMISSION
Video submissions are now open.

To submit for BARE, please follow this link: http://bareinthechurch.com/video-submission. Any submissions done through Backstage won’t be reviewed, please follow the link.

WHAT TO SUBMIT
Please submit a video of you singing a brief, pop/rock, or contemporary musical theatre song. Also, submit a picture and resume.

DURATION

February 11, 2019 – March 30, 2019

Union

pending AEA Showcase Code

HOW TO APPLY

APPLY ONLINE

http://bareinthechurch.com/video-submission