Arizona Onstage Productions is proud to sponsor the workshops of the play VILLAGERS - We are looking for reader/actors as well as audiences for this new text...
Wanted: actors for an informal audition to cast both a table and then staged reading of a new play. Villagers tells the story of the 1960s Greenwich Village art and music scene, focusing on Bob Dylan, Lenny Bruce, and Joan Baez, among others. It's a play about the collision of art, politics, and fame, and how a small group of young artists is affected.
Actors are needed for the following roles:
Bob Dylan: Early twenties as the play begins, Dylan arrives in the Village a shy, mumbling kid, and his progression towards becoming an unwilling cultural icon helps drive the play.
Phil Ochs: early twenties as the play begins, Phil Ochs was the consummate protest singer. To him, music was first and foremost a tool for delivering social change.
Liam Clancy: Mid-thirties as the play begins, Liam is a hard drinking, exceedingly Irish, Teddy bear of a folksinging man who forms close bonds with the rest of the cast.
Woody Guthrie: Not the flesh-and-blood Woody, but rather his spirit of sorts. He arrives in the Village confused and uncertain as to why he is there, but gradually forms a bond with Dylan as he struggles to come to grips with his situation.
Jack Kerouac: Another spirit, and the third part of the show's "Greek chorus" along with Woody and Billie Holiday. Jack is in some ways the intellectual core of the play—he is driven to discover why he and the other ghosts are there, and is often the one to deliver the most incisive commentary on the situation.
Several other small but important parts are also available.
The first table reading of Villagers will take place on June 19th at 2pm at the Cabaret Space, Temple of Music and Art, 330 S. Scott Ave.
A second staged reading will take place on August 15th at 7:30pm at the Cabaret Space, Temple of Music and Art, 330 S. Scott Ave.
Please email your resume and a cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. The informal auditions will consist of a cold reading and will be held at 405 N. Granada Ave., #6, on June 12th at noon, at 10 minute intervals.
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