Monday, January 7, 2013

Auditions for Cabeza de Vaca by Crank Collective, Casting Now for April Performance

Crank Collective Austin TXCrank Collective is Casting for Cabeza de Vaca

A dramatization of 16th Century Spanish explorer Cabeza de Vaca’s shipwreck in Texas, his enslavement, life as a medicine man, and eventual journey back to Mexico City. There will be live music and some singing, although it’s not a conventional musical. Will be an entertaining show, but not strictly a comedy.

Performances: April 3, 4, 5 at the Long Center Rollins Studio. Rehearsals: 3 – 4 evenings per week in March, depending on the part.

Crank Collective John Cecil Cabeza de Vaca Austin TXParts: The script is adapted from an English translation of Cabeza de Vaca’s narrative (for the source material, read Some Shakespearean or similar experience might be helpful to handling the language, but it is not required.

We are looking for 3 men for Spanish explorers and/or Natives. Ages 20s – 50s.; 1 man, for Esteban, who was African. Age 20; 3 women for Natives . Ages 20s, 30s; 1 woman for Spanish printer’s daughter 20s, 30s.

Auditions: Cold reading from the script, short monologue optional. Singing a plus, although not all parts will require it. If you are a singer, a one-minute a capella song is required.

Note: We’re also doing a straight-forward musical comedy in November, “Alamo-Operetta,” so your audition might help cast that show. 2 chances to win! Best way to get in touch: John at You can also call 512-569-6155

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