Once on This Island (SETA tour) – NYC EPA (04.01.19)

Producing Org TBD
New York, NY

Job Details


Call Type: EPA

Short Engagement Touring

Producer: Ken Davenport; Davenport Theatrical Enterprises
Director: Michael Arden
Choreographer: Camille A. Brown
Book and Lyrics: Lynn Ahrens
Music: Stephen Flaherty
Musical Supervisor: Chris Fenwick
General Manager: Gentry & Associates
Casting: Telsey + Company

September 9 — October 2 in NYC;
October 3 — 12 in Paducah, KY
Opening: October 15 in Nashville, TN
Closing: July 12, 2020

Pursuant to the terms of a concession made to this employer’s agreement, the employer has agreed that any Equity member who attends this call will have an opportunity to be seen.

EPA Procedures are in effect for this audition.

An Equity Monitor will be provided.

Equity’s contracts prohibit discrimination. Equity is committed to diversity and encourages all its employers to engage in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, Equity encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to attend every audition.

Always bring your Equity Membership card to auditions.

Equity actor/singers for various roles in the upcoming SETA Tour. See breakdown.


[TI MOUNE] Female, African-American, 18 – 25. A beautifully spirited peasant girl, full of restless energy and optimism. The heroine. Tries to break social barriers to be with her love, Daniel. Strong alto belt. Strong musician skills. PRINCIPAL

[DANIEL] Male, African-American, 18 – 25. Ti Moune’s love interest. A handsome, aristocratic young man who struggles with crossing social barriers. Sensitive and poetic. Strong tenor or baritenor. Strong musician skills. PRINCIPAL

[MAMA EURALIE] Female, African-American, 30s – 50s. Ti Moune’s adoptive mother. Described as an “old peasant.” Caring, over-protective, superstitious, fiercely loving, and strong-willed, her similarities often lead to clashes with Ti Moune. Strong alto. Strong musician skills. PRINCIPAL

[ASAKA] Male to play female, African-American, 30s – 50s. Mother of the Earth. A mentor to Ti Moune. Personifies the peasants’ connection to the land. She is generous and good-humored on the surface, but like all the gods feared by the islanders; her “motherly” facade is not to be trusted. She is powerful, funny, and ironic. Strong mezzo belt/high tenor. Strong musician skills. PRINCIPAL

[ERZULIE] Female, African-American, late 20s – 40s. Goddess of Love. A mentor to Ti Moune and foil to Papa Ge. The most approachable of the gods, but ultimately no less egocentric. One of the main instigators of the events of the story, she is looked upon fondly by the people. Set out to prove that love is stronger than the fear of death—by love, she means the power of the human heart. Strong soprano. Strong musician skills. PRINCIPAL

[TONTON JULIAN] Male, African-American, 30s – 50s. Ti Moune’s adoptive father (“Tonton” is a French affectionate term for “Uncle”). Described as an “old peasant.” He teaches Ti Moune that love has no limits, and he goes to great lengths to support her wishes. Caring, loving, and practical. Strong baritone. Strong musician skills. PRINCIPAL

[AGWE] Male, African-American, late 20s – 50s. God of Water. A mentor to Ti Moune. Larger than life, mysterious. Perhaps the peasants’ greatest fear next to Papa Ge himself. Commanding voice and presence. Strong, dramatic baritone/bass with a big range. Strong musician skills. PRINCIPAL

[PAPA GE] Female to play male, African-American, 30s – 50s. God of Death. Antagonist to the other gods. Cunning, sly, manipulative, seductive, cynical, and teasing, he is feared by the people because of what he represents: the unknown that is death. The other main instigator of the drama. Strong alto belt/baritone. Strong musician skills. PRINCIPAL

[LITTLE GIRL] Female, African-American, 7 – 11. The younger version of Ti Moune. Also plays the child for whom the story is told. Energetic, confident, funny, and sweet. Strong singer. PRINCIPAL



Audition Information


Pearl Studios NYC (519)
519 8th Ave
12th Fl
New York, NY 10018

Monday, April 1, 2019
10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Lunch 1:30 to 2:30


Prepare a brief contemporary musical theatre song in the style of Ahrens and Flaherty. Show range. Bring sheet music; a piano accompanist will be provided. Bring a photo/resume stapled together.

Minors must be accompanied by an adult