Sunday, December 1, 2013

Auditions for two actors for Little Mother: a paid performance opportunity

Little Mother Katie Green Cruel Company Austin TXKatie Green of Cruel Company is holding auditions for the revised, expanded premiere of her 2012 Frontera Fest workshop of Little Mother to be produced on the outdoor stage at The Yard @ The VORTEX March 6-9 (Break for SXSW/Spring break) and March 21-24. Participants must hold March 27-29 available in case of rain make-up dates. Cast and crew positions are paid.

Little Mother is the story of a young woman who must prostitute herself to provide for her paralyzed husband and newborn child. In order to escape her bleak circumstances, Little Mother develops a rich inner life—the love story of an elephant and rooster—with echoes from her past. Will she succumb to her own fantasies, or prevail through reality? Little Mother is a multi-media silent film for the stage told through physical acting, shadow puppetry, text, and live musical performance of an original score.

Roles to be filled:
RING MASTER: male, late 20’s – late 40’s, the ring master of the circus Little Mother once performed in. He is pragmatic and cold with a weakness for young girls.
STRONG MAN: male, 25 – early 40’s, Little Mother’s husband. Formerly the strong man of a circus, now paralyzed. He is protective and kind, and would be devastated if he knew his wife’s profession.

“After not being blown away by anything at this Frontera Fest, a thirty-minute silent piece has turned me into a blubbering mess. Well done all of the extremely talented people behind Little Mother.” –Ryan Johnson, Austin Lifestyle Magazine

There will be only 2-3 rehearsals in January, and three rehearsals/week in February (Tues, Wed, and Thurs). Tech week is the first week of March.

New audition requirements: Please prepare EITHER a 2-minute monologue OR a 1-2 minute non-verbal, physical story. You may bring your own music. Please emphasize character and objective, and use your body primarily for storytelling. If you choose to do a monologue, be prepared to improvise some physical acting upon direction. No preparation is necessary, however. Auditions will take place at SPACE recording and rehearsal studios (Address: 7915 Manchaca Rd, Austin, TX 78745) from 8:00-10:00pm on Thursday, December 12. If this time doesn’t work for you, email me, and we may be able to work out an alternate date and time. Please email Katie ( your headshot and resume to sign up for a 10-minute slot. Scripts will be emailed prior to auditions.

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