Audition Details-Gathering Blue at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts - Phantom Projects Theatre Group

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The West Coast Premiere!
Gathering Blue
Based on the book by Lois Lowry
Directed by Timothy P. Thorn


CHARACTER BREAKDOWN

CHILDREN/TEENS

MATT Male; 9-12 years old
A young, small, rambunctious boy who lives in the Fen near the village, Matt is a close friend of Kira’s and does what he can to help her. Though he affects swagger and fearlessness, emulating the village’s hunters, Matt is a sensitive and compassionate boy. He’s energetic, courageous and smart, though uneducated and speaks in broken English. Matt struggles between the influence of Kira, who encourages him to be polite and kind, and the influence of the villagers, who encourage him to be wild and violent. He is wary of The Edifice and being clean. His love for his friend Kira, sets him off on an adventure that will change her life.
AUDITION SIDES FOR MATT: CLICK HERE


ADULTS

THE SINGER/GUARD Male; Late 20s to 40s
Another artist, whose sole responsibility is to sing the day-long “Ruin Song” at the annual Gathering. The Singer is highly respected in the village, though he lives a hard secluded life, studying the Ruin Song throughout the year. The Singer is literally a prisoner of the Council of Guardians: he wears a heavy chain on his leg, and leaves a trail of blood wherever he walks. He sings passionately because his is living in fear.
* Please ALSO Prepare a 16 bar (30-45 second) ballad for the audition that shows your range. We will provide playback, or you may perform acapella. There will be no accompanist
AUDITION SIDES FOR SINGER/GUARD: CLICK HERE

RAGGED WOMAN/WOMAN 2 – Female; 30s and older
The Ragged Woman is Matt’s mother. She is gruff and abusive to her children and speaks in broken English. She’s a terrible person because of her dismal circumstances.
Woman 2 is in fear of and therefore a supporter of Vandara’s, quick to violence until she is aware of the circumstances.
AUDITION SIDES FOR RAGGED WOMAN/WOMAN 2: CLICK HERE

AUDITION DETAILS
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Auditions will be considered ongoing until the roles are cast.

Location:

Phantom Projects' Rehearsal Hall
15517 Phoebe Ave
La Mirada, CA 90638

Rehearsal/Performance Info:
Rehearsals have already started.
Rehearsals are generally Mon/Tues/Thurs evenings and Sunday afternoons
Tech week will start Saturday November 11 and will continue until show day.

Performances: November 16, 2017 10AM and 7PM
La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts

About the show

In an apocalyptic future where children are kept like animals and human life is cheap, young Kira learns the ugly truth about the powers controlling her world. A gifted weaver, her talent catches the attention of the Council of Guardians. Under their custody, Kira is made to mend and embellish the ceremonial Singer's Robe—a garment that tells the history of the world. But the longer she works, the more she learns about the horrifying secrets that keep her community hostage. Can she use her knowledge and art to reshape the future? Based on Lois Lowry's companion piece to The Giver, Gathering Blue tells a suspenseful tale of the power of creativity to fight brutality.

 
 
 
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