Casting Asian Mixed female dancer for theatrical production | SF Bay area


San Francisco theater auditions

Theater audition posted by the Casting Director
Casting notice posted on, casting location: San Francisco

“Ship of Dreams: Kanrin Maru -150 Years of Hope, Struggle, and Friendship” is an original dance/theater piece that is being produced by Mary Sano, of Mary Sano Studios ( in collaboration with writers, actors, dancers and musicians. This new work, which is to be performed at the Brava Theater in San Francisco in December of 2010, is one of many celebrations taking place this year to commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the Kanrin Maru voyage, which brought the first Japanese emissaries to the US in 1860. This collaborative piece will utilize live music, acting, and dance to tell the historical tale and contemporary significance of the Kanrin Maru voyage, while simultaneously interweaving personal stories and challenges in the Japanese-American experience.

The work-in-progress was shown on August 19th to invited audiences receiving a favorable review from attendees. We are seeking actors to continue with this collaborative piece for the final showing in December at Brava Theater.

Seeking ethnically MIXED Asian female with dance background (Modern or Isadora aesthetic) for important role in the upcoming Dance/theater performance piece, Ship of Dreams: Kanrin Maru. This character will represent the current and future generations of Japanese-Americans, with the challenges and possibilities of being ethnically mixed.

Weekday evening rehearsals 1-2x a week for about 2 hours at Mary Sano Studio, 245 5th Street, San Francisco. (2 blocks from Market St. Powell BART station)

Confirmed Performances

Ceremony/Demonstration event at the Koret Auditorium, Main Library on Friday, December 3rd at 3 pm.

Sunday, December 5 at 7 pm at the Brava Theater.

Possible shows at various festivals in SF, depending on availabilities of performers:
Saturday, 25th at 4 pm as part of the ’24 Days of Central Market Arts’ festival
Sunday, September 26 at 7pm at Community Music Center (544 Capp Street bet. 20 & 21 St.)

This will be a non-equity show with some payment considerations, although budget is limited.

If interested, please submit your headshot and resume or something comparable, to Nonoko Sato (nonoko-at-gmail-dot-com). Auditions can be scheduled during any of these dates/times for a period of 15 – 30 minutes. Please prepare a brief monologue and a short dance piece (if possible). We will send a confirmation email of your audition time.

Thursday 7th 2-5pm
Friday 8th 2pm – 5pm
Tuesday 12th 2pm – 5pm
Wednesday 13th 2pm – 5pm; 8pm – 10pm
Friday 15th 2pm – 5pm

Thanks for your interest!

Casting Location: San Francisco
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