YOSHIMI BATTLES THE PINK ROBOTS - La Jolla Playhouse Auditions

Posted: July 18, 2012

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YOSHIMI BATTLES THE PINK ROBOTS

- Submit Photo / Resume for NYC Appointments

La Jolla Playhouse(La Jolla, CA)LORT B; $765/week minimum

Artistic Director: Christopher Ashley

Managing Director: Michael Rosenberg

Associate Producer: Dana Harrel

Story by Wayne Coyne and Des McAnuff

Music and Lyrics by The Flaming Lips

Conceived and Directed by Des McAnuff

Musical Supervisor/Director: Ron Melrose

Casting: Tara Rubin Casting

1stRehearsal:9/18/12. Runs: 11/6 – 12/16/21

NYC auditions will be held in August, 2012 by appointment only.

Seeking submissions fromActors' Equity Members onlyfor these auditions.

For consideration, mail picture and resume to:

Tara Rubin Casting

Attn: Yoshimi AEA Submit

570 7thAve, Suite 401

New York, NY 10018

Yoshimi Yasukawa is involved in a war between her boyfriends, Ben Nickel and Booker. Before that gets resolved she finds herself fighting for her life. “Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots” is a magical story that takes place in the modern world and simultaneously on a science fiction landscape where there is an army of pink robots. It is a story of love and the struggle for survival. It will be an ambitious technological production featuring singing, dancing, and puppetry.

Seeking:

BEN:

Late 20’s-mid 30s. This character is Caucasian; Rock Tenor/gentle alt-rock voice w/strength up to Tenor ‘A’ and gentle ‘float’ up to Tenor ‘B’. – A mercurial spirit in a three-piece suit and an open bow tie, which serves as a kind of uniform in a Chaplin-esque fashion. A computer graphics designer for a publishing house. Must be capable of dance and physical clowning – gawky but also charming and attractive. He is in love with YOSHIMI. MUST BE COMFORTABLE W/AERIAL WORK AND HEIGHTS.

BOOKER:

Late 20s-mid 30s. Rock Tenor/Gentle tenor/Bari-tenor w/strength up to ‘F’ sharp and also gentle float up to tenor ‘B’; This character is African-American. A tall, athletic, good-looking business-man in a suit, white shirt and tie. An investment counselor and broker. Must be a good mover. He is in love with YOSHIMI. MUST BE COMFORTABLE W/AERIAL WORK AND HEIGHTS.

YOSHIMI:

27. Rock belt & folk mezzo/gentle alt-rock soloist comfortable singing strongly or with frailty up to ‘D’ (‘D’ on the staff – not soprano high ‘D’). Asian. A beautiful, first generation Asian-American. A visual artist and later a Freedom Fighter. MUST BE COMFORTABLE AS A DANCER WITH LIFTS AND CONTACT. MUST BE COMFORTABLE WITH AERIAL WORK AND HEIGHTS.

MR. YASUKAWA:

50s; Rock Tenor or high; May look frail but must sing with surprising confidence, passion and strength; Baritone – Asian – 1stgeneration Asian immigrant. YOSHIMI’s father, a rather stern, concerned parent – middle class business man. Capable of moving.

MRS. YASUKAWA:

50s; Rock Alto/Folk Mezzo – may look frail but should sing with confidence, passion and strength; Asian. 1stgeneration Asian immigrant. Yoshimi’s loving, dedicated mother. Capable of moving.


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