New Tampa Players Auditions for Manic Monologues and Children of Eden

Date

May 01 - 03 2022

Location

Uptown Stage, at the University Mall.
2240 University Square Mall Tampa, FL 33612

Calling all actors, singers, and dancers! New Tampa Players is hosting auditions for our two summer productions at Uptown Stage: Manic Monologues and Children of Eden.

 

Manic Monologues:

 

Direction by Thomas Pahl

 

Audition Dates: May 1st from 6-9PM and May 2nd from 7-9:30 PM

Dress Rehearsals: June 5th-June 9th

Performances: June 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, and 19

 

New Tampa Players is looking for a group of diverse and dynamic storytellers 16 years and older to present the tales held within the Manic Monologues!

The Manic Monologues is a play showcasing true stories of mental illness to disrupt stigma that are funny, dramatic, and touching, but always honest.
In any given year, mental illness is part of the identity of 1 in 4 adults. So why don’t we talk about it? This play aims to ignite conversation. When it comes to mental health, silence kills.

Actors wishing to audition will need to memorize and perform a comedic or dramatic monologue between 1-2 minutes long. Don’t have a monologue? No problem! Just memorize a story of the same length and perform that. There will also be movement and character exercises.

Cast size is flexible, and we will be looking to include many actors of all types, so if you have ever wanted to be on stage, this is great opportunity!

 

Children of Eden:

 

Direction by Nora Paine and G. Frank Meekins

Musical Direction by G. Frank Meekins

 

Audition Dates: May 1st from 6-9PM, May 2nd from 7-9:30 PM, and May 3rd from 7:00-9:30 PM

Dress Rehearsals: July 24-28

Performances: July 29, 30, 31 and August 5, 6, 7

 

New Tampa Players is looking for a diverse cast of 16 to tell this age old story of conflict, family, and acceptance. Storytelling will also be at the heart of this piece by John Caird and Stephen Schwartz about Adam, Eve, and Creation and Noah and the Flood.

 

Actors wishing to audition will need to prepare a 16 bar piece that showcases your vocal range and talent. Please bring sheet music for the accompanist. We will also have a movement/dance portion for the audition, so please wear comfortable clothes and shoes.

 

Characters:

 

Father

An older looking, impressive man. A true father figure, he wants the best for all of his children but parents with a firm hand. Protective, loving, and reminiscent of God.

Gender: male

Age: 35 to 55

Vocal range top: A5

Vocal range bottom: G3

 

 

Adam / Noah

Adam: Eve’s bright and childlike partner. He is initially devout to Father and loving to his wife & children. Later plagued by guilt. Hard-working and reserved. Noah: rough but simple. He is unsophisticated and shrewd, but also warm and loyal. He builds the ark to save his family and honor Father.

Gender: male

Age: 25 to 35

Vocal range top: A5

Vocal range bottom: A3

 

Eve / Mama

Eve: curious and questioning, smart and excited. Chose an imperfect life of knowledge over a perfect life of innocence. Mama: Noah’s wife and inherently motherly. She possesses a gentle strength, is reassuring, and serves as the mediator of the family.

Gender: female

Age: 25 to 35

Vocal range top: A5

Vocal range bottom: G3

 

Cain / Japheth

Cain: Abel’s older, adventurous brother. Follows in his mother’s footsteps and longs for the companionship of other humans. He is strong, stubborn, and independent. Japeth: in love with Yonah and is willing to sacrifice his life to be with her. He is Noah’s youngest son. Clever, rebellious, stubborn.

Gender: male

Age: 18 to 25

Vocal range top: A5

Vocal range bottom: B3

 

Abel / Ham

Abel: Cain’s younger and more conservative brother who follows the “rules”. He chooses his parents over Cain. Ham: Japeth’s middle brother and Aphra’s husband. He is not as docile as Japheth, nor as hot headed as Shem. Looks up to and follows Shem’s lead.

Gender: male

Age: 18 to 30

Vocal range top: G5

Vocal range bottom: B3

 

Seth / Shem

Seth: Adam and Eve’s third son and their family’s second chance at life. He is innocently adventurous. Shem: the oldest of Noah’s three sons. Married to Aysha, he is impulsive, strong, and hot-tempered.

Gender: male

Age: 20 to 30

Vocal range top: E5

Vocal range bottom: B3

 

Aphra

Ham’s pregnant wife. Longs for the flood to be over and is constantly worrying.

Gender: female

Age: 20 to 30

Vocal range top: E5

Vocal range bottom: B3

 

Aysha

Shem’s wife. Cynically bitter and constantly accusing those aboard the ark.

Gender: female

Age: 20 to 30

Vocal range top: E5

Vocal range bottom: B3

 

Yonah

Noah’s servant who falls in love with Japheth and becomes his wife. A descendent of Cain. She is strong, yet humble, kind, and smart.

Gender: female

Age: 20 to 30

Vocal range top: G5

Vocal range bottom: G3

 

Young Cain

The older of the two brothers. Is curious and questioning like his mother. Intense.

Gender: male

Age: 10 to 13

Vocal range top: D5

Vocal range bottom: B3

 

 

Young Abel

The younger of the two brothers. Favors his father in personality. Obedient and devout.

Gender: male

Age: 8 to 11

Vocal range top: D5

Vocal range bottom: B3

 

The ensemble and the actors with the above named roles will portray a variety of characters, including storytellers, animals, and family members. Simple movement and choreography will be used to create the story.

 

Instructions for all auditions:

 

-Please bring a headshot and your resume, if you have them.

 

-Be prepared to write down your schedule conflicts for the rehearsal period:

 

Rehearsals are generally scheduled on Sunday evenings, Monday evenings, Tuesday evenings, Wednesday evenings, Thursday evenings, and Saturday afternoons.

 

-Manic Monologues- May 4th– June 17th

-Children of Eden-  May 16th– August 7th

 

 

-All auditions will be at Uptown Stage at the University Mall.

 

Directions to Uptown Stage: Use your GPS to go to 2200 East Fowler Ave, Tampa, FL 33612. Park on the north side (side closest to Fletcher Ave.) of the mall at Burlington Coat Factory parking lot. Face Burlington Coat Factory. There is a sidewalk that goes to left. Follow that sidewalk to the left and between the construction site and Burlington Coat Factory. Our door has a red star on it. If the door is not open, ring the doorbell, and we will come open the door.

 

If you cannot find us, please call 443-850-8997.

 

For more information or questions, please email Nora Paine at nora.paine@newtampaplayers.org


Organizer

New Tampa Players
Phone
443-850-8997
Email
president@newtampaplayers.org
Website
https://www.newtampaplayers.org

Cost

$20.00

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