EXTRAORDINARY HERO: A ZOOM THEATER PRODUCTION
Location: New England
SEEKING NEW ENGLAND-BASED ACTORS & SINGERS to audition for EXTRAORDINARY HERO, “a play with songs” based on “The Hero’s Journey” and other books by Joseph Campbell to be produced in association with the Joseph Campbell Foundation and The Peaceful Educator Foundation with support from the New England Foundation for the Arts.
We are assembling a small professional cast (six women and one man) for a ZOOM THEATER production in the Fall 2021 or early 2022, and, public health and safety permitting, a possible live New England tour in 2022.
We will have two principle goals: 1. to do a great show and, 2. to pay actors equitably.
WE ARE SEEKING TO FILL THE FOLLOWIBG ROLES:
SARA, The Hero : Female, Age 21-35; Preferred Height 5’6”-5’9”; very strong vocal skills required.
Sara is an ordinary person trying to survive in an extraordinary world full of danger, dissonance and discord. She is afraid for her future and deeply needing guidance on her human journey. She is driven by universal needs: to find love, security, justice. Audiences need to be able to relate to Sara’s idiosyncrasies, quirks, and deepest fears, while wanting to emulate her admirable qualities.
VOX, The Herald: Female, Age 21-25; Preferred Height 5’5” or under; very strong vocal skills required.
Vox is “The voice in Sara’s head,” that intuitive “Herald” who warns of things to come, issuing challenges and announcing the coming of significant change. Sara had, as a child, interpreted the “inner voices” that all humans hear as “invisible (to other people) friends.” Now, in her time of crisis, Vox and four other childhood “invisible friends appear in Sara’s dreams to help her on her journey. Vox is highly energetic, humorous, and fun!
JOSEPH, The Mentor: Male, Age 40+ ; very strong vocal skills required.
This character is modeled after Joseph Campbell but represents all mentors, teachers, coaches and all those who wisely guide and advise younger humans…he is an archetype. Joseph provides motivation, insights and training to help Sara overcome her doubts and fears and prepare for “the hero’s journey.” He has traveled the road before and can provide needed guidance when Sara is reluctant to face the unknown.
THE ALLIES: Female, Age 21-39; very strong vocal skills required, sing lead and harmony.
Four engaging and endearing characters who take on several lead vocal responsibilities, as well as participating in the developing plot playing multiple internal characters. They have been given names from several world cultures that reflect the persona they bring to the stage. They are:
BRIA (from the Gaelic Language meaning “Power, Strength, and Vigor”)
ALEZZA (from the Hebrew Language meaning “Joyful”)
DUSTY (from the Norse Language meaning “Tough like the Stone of Thor”)
QUEST (from the Latin Language meaning “Long Search”)
Please visit our website for more info: https://www.humanityschild.com/extraordinary-hero/
And/or GO to apply to audition in September: https://www.humanityschild.com/extraordinary-hero/apply-here/
Questions? Contact John McDonnell Tierney, Producing Playwright at: [email protected]
City or Location of call: New England
Please submit to: [email protected] by 2021-09-30
Head shot and photos, singing videos, cover letter
This casting notice was posted by: The Peaceful Educator Foundation/Extraordinary Hero Production