Tuesday, February 23, 2010

New York Stage Casting Update: Feb 23, 2010

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(NEW) Laughing in the Wind, open calls
Feb. 24 and 25, 2010 from 6 – 8:30 PM, Just come on one of these days, and sign in when you arrived at the location. We are only seeing Non-Equity Actors. Location: Transfiguration Church in Chinatown, Manhattan. Transfiguration Church lunchroom (right next to the auditorium) at 29 Mott Street in the heart of Chinatown, entering from the side door on Moscos Street. (The first door on your right when you walk down the gentle slope of Moscos Street. Over the door, you’ll see the sign that says: Transfiguration Church.) AUDITION PREPARATION: 1. A 1 - 2 minute contemporary monologue. 2. Martial Art or Dance Routine to showcase the talent’s experience and flexibility. (There will be no CD player on location. If preparing a dance routine, feel free to use ipod/walkman). 3. If auditioning for the role of “Little Smokey,” please prepare to sing a 16 bars song (a capella, no need to bring sheet music as there will be no accompanist provided) Note: "Little Smokey" is the only non-fighting character, but will be required to learn a Chinese Dance Routine in the show. 4. A hardcopy Headshot & Resume.

Yangtze Repertory Theatre is holding open auditions for Laughing in the Wind. Laughing in the Wind, a cautionary tale that exposes the tragic consequences of ruthless power struggles, is based on one of the best-known martial arts novels throughout the Chinese-speaking world, by Jin Yong, the most popular writer of the genre. The production consists of 26 characters. We are looking to cast professional Actors of all ethnicity, age between 16 – 60, with backgrounds/training in Dance or Martial Arts to fill all 26 characters. Some actors will play multiple roles. Rehearsal: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday evenings (5:30 - 9:30 PM) starting on Feb. 28 through April 25, 2010. Performances: 16 performances starting on Friday, April 30 through Sunday, May 23, 2010, mainly on Thursday through Sunday, with an additional show on Wednesday, May 19. Review each week in the evening before the show reopens. Compensation: $300 Stipend provided at the end of the Production, and 4 complimentary tickets to any of the shows. This is a Non-Equity production; however all cast & crew will be covered by the Volunteer Insurance. The production will be bi- or multi-lingual. For more information regarding the theatre company, please visit: http://yangtze-rep-theatre.org.

Master Autonomy
– Male, Age Range 30 – 60. Head of the Blue Clan of the sacred Mountain Hua. Although he known for his cultured and refined manner, he is actually a narrow-minded, selfish and power-hungry hypocrite.

Mistress Autonomy – Female, Age Range 30 – 60. Master Autonomy's Wife. A devoted wife and mother, upright and honest. Coral – Female, Age Range 16 – 20s. Master Autonomy’s Daughter. She is Little Fox's childhood playmate and is initially his love interest. She marries Ping later as she feels that his gentlemanly personality resembles that of her father's.

Little Fox – Male, Age range 18-30s. The scruffy, happy-go-lucky protagonist of the story. He is raised as an orphan and becomes the number one disciple at the Blue Clan of the sacred Mountain Hua.

Ping – Male, Age range 16 - 30s. An ambitious young man who joins the Blue Clan. Master Cool – Male, middle-aged. One of the protagonists in the play. Calculated but well-controlled.

Master Liberty – Male, middle-aged. Former Head of the Sun Moon Cult. He instills fear and panic into the hearts of many, including his own followers.

Ying Ying – Female, Age Range 16 -20s. Daughter of Master Liberty. She later becomes Little Fox’s love interest. Beautiful and intelligent, she’s highly regarded in the Sun Moon Cult.

Master Qu – A respected elderly member of the Sun Moon Cult. A musician and artist.

Little Smokey – Female, Age Range 13 – 20. Master Qu's granddaughter.

Other Principle and Supporting - Age range between 16 – 60. Dance or Martial Arts background a must.