This year we'll be holding auditions for our performance of "A Christmas Carol" at The Morgan Library & Museum. We are so incredibly excited about this amazing opportunity and we can't wait for you to join us! Please do feel free to share this with anyone who may be interested.
When, where, what:
Following on from our post yesterday (see below), we are excited to announce that the open call on November 3rd will be held at Duzer's Local Cafe + Marke, 387 van Duzer Street, 10304 Staten Island, New York between 2pm - 6pm.
A huge thank you to Duzer's Local for offering to host us!
By appointment: Oct 30th, The Players Club, 16 Gramercy Park S, 10003. 11am to 3:30pm by appointment. Email your head shot and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
Open calls: Nov 1, 2, 3, 4 Staten Island, New York, location/times TBD this week. Check our website and social media for details. Email headshots and resumes to email@example.com
Please prepare: A brief story, spoken word poem, monologue or song, 1 to 3 mins max, from any culture that expresses who you are.
You may also read a short passage from "A Christmas Carol" that expresses your passion for Dickens and what it means to tell this story in 2017 for the times we live in. Think Dickens meets urban NYC in 2017 on the subways here.
ALL cultures welcome and encouraged! All ages welcome also, we are especially looking for two children, 7 to 12, who are bilingual.
We have a Dickens education program, sponsored by Macys, and are accepting resumes for teachers who are passionate about inter disciplinary work and reaching children in shelters with the arts.
We also welcome volunteers/interns if you would like to get involved, resumes to same link.
You will find a link to a free copy of the Carol on our website: http://www.everyonescarol.com/
Union and Non welcome. Reader stipend. Will be under an AEA benefit staged reading code.
About us how and what we do, why we do it:
A new adaptation of Dickens’ "A Christmas Carol" at the Morgan Library & Museum, Friday, December 15, 2017. Tickets and info here:
Austin Pendleton as Scrooge, Arthur French as Marley. Jim Graseck opens our night with his violin.
We are looking for actors, rappers, storytellers, musicians with heart, grit and soul to help us bring an urban, international, NYC style Carol to the Morgan. This year, we are looking to work with as many artists from diverse cultures, artists who have immigrated to New York, who may also be fluent in another language.
There will be a handful of rehearsals prior, but not a full schedule as you might expect.
Ours is a different approach to the text, and it just so happens that the original manuscript will be just down the hall as we perform it. The actors live in and carry the text with them as we tell the story, an ensemble of 13. It’s a reading, but it’s staged, very specifically in places. You could say it's more like a ‘telling’ than a reading.
Every word is Dickens.
This is our 7th Christmas together and we want to work with people from all walks of life and from any and everywhere. The Carol is such a timeless tale, and it touches everyone. Every. One.
This is the gut actor version of Carol... stripped out and bare and text driven. If this were music, ours is a capella.
Our Carol is about heart and soul.... passion.
It is more important that you are an actor with a great heart.... a little messy is wonderful and all cultures, shapes and sizes welcome. But good storytellers are a must. All kinds are invited; traditional, narrative, even rappers (especially rappers).
This is, after all, Everyone's Carol...
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