The Little Princess – Equity Video Submissions (Deadline 11.06.20)

Quintessence Theatre Group
Philadelphia, PA

Job Details



$500 weekly minimum (SPT 6)

Director: Suli Holum
Author: Frances Hodgson Burnett and the ensemble

Auditions will be viewed by:
Suli Holum – The Director
Alexander Burns – Artistic Director
Lee Cortopassi – Associate Artist
Maya Lerman – Casting Associate
John Williams – EDI Casting Consultant

First Rehearsal: November 17
Opening: December 9
Closing: December 27
Possible Extension Closing: January 3

Quintessence’s The Little Princess in an all virtual performance. The actors will remain in their place of residence and live stream from a “studio” that Quintessence will provide in their “home.” The production will last roughly 90 minutes and involve an ensemble of four actors interchanging and playing all roles. The performances will be interactive through a zoom-like virtual space.

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 submit.

Seeking four actors to create an ensemble of four women for a virtual performance/retelling of Frances Hodgson Burnett’s The Little Princess. Equity actors of all ethnicities for various roles, and especially actors of South Asian descent. Due to health and safety, Quintessence particularly encourages actors who reside in the greater Philadelphia region to submit.


Beloved for her generosity, kindness, and intelligence, Sara Crewe leads a life straight out of a fairy tale. Amidst the swirl of a lavish thirteenth birthday party, news reaches Miss Minchin’s Boarding School that Sara’s father has died overseas. The family is ruined, and Sara’s fortune vanishes overnight. With no tuition to pay school fees, Sara is stripped of her possessions and banished to an attic, forced to toil as Miss Minchin’s servant. Equipped with only her books, vivid imagination, and the devotion of her well-earned friends, Sara discovers her innate power and that there is more to a meaningful life than pretty dresses and glittering jewels. From the celebrated writer of The Secret Garden, Frances Hodge Bennett’s 1902 play The Little Princess is the perfect holiday adventure for the whole family.

All roles will be shared by the ensemble of four actors. The script will be devised throughout the rehearsal process by the director and ensemble

Prepare the two provided sides at Speak directly to the camera and imagine you are telling the story to a class of 4-6 year-olds. The director looks forward to seeing how actors “transform” between the different characters. Actors are encouraged to “puppet” household objects, use movement, play with their relationship to the camera, anything to captivate us. Please upload your audition video to YouTube and submit a private link to [email protected]

Deadline: 11/06/2020

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Quintessence Theatre Group
7058 Germantown Avenue, Suite 202
Philadelphia, PA 19119