BHANGIN' IT - La Jolla Playhouse Auditions

Posted: December 4, 2018

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BHANGIN' IT - NYC EPA
La Jolla Playhouse

AUDITION DATE
Mon, Dec 17, 2018
10:00 am - 6:00 pm (EST)
Lunch 1 to 2

CONTRACT
LORT Non-Rep $556.80 per week

SEEKING
Equity actor/singers for various roles in this bhangra dance musical.

Actors of diverse cultural and racial backgrounds are encouraged to apply, particularly actors/dancers of South Asian descent. Given the origins of bhangra, we particularly welcome Sikh performers for all listed South Asian roles.

PREPARATION
PREPARE A BRIEF CONTEMPORARY MUSICAL THEATRE SONG OR A BRIEF SONG SHOWING HINDUSTANI / PUNJABI VOCAL TECHNIQUE

LOCATION
Pearl Studios NYC (519)
519 8th Ave
12th Fl
New York, NY 10018
Studio A

PERSONNEL
Producer: La Jolla Playhouse
Book: Rehana Lew Mirza and Mike Lew
Music, and Lyrics: Sam Willmott
Choreographer: Rujuta Vaidya

Expected in attendance: Casting Director: Christine Mckenna-Tirella, CSA, of Stewart/Whitley Casting
Director: Amy Corcoran

OTHER DATES
Duration: Feb 20th 2019-March 5th 2019.
All rehearsals and presentation(s) will take place in NEW YORK, NY

OTHER
If you cannot attend these times, please email stewartwhitleyauditions@gmail.com with your resume and cover letter of interest.

EPA Procedures are in effect for audition.
An Equity monitor will be provided.
Equity’s contracts prohibit discrimination. Equity is committed to diversity and encourages all its employers to engage in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, Equity encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to attend every audition.
Always bring your Equity Membership card to auditions.

BREAKDOWN
Bhangin’ It is a bhangra dance musical, and the choreography samples a wide, multicultural range of dance styles and traditions. Company members on the “Bengal Tigers” team should be strong bhangra and Bollywood dancers, with experience in classical Indian forms and hip hop a plus. Company members on the “Settlers of Catan” should be strong, enthusiastic movers, with experience in other dance styles a plus (hip hop, ballet, salsa, etc.).
Storyline: Bhangin’ It draws inspiration from the high-stakes world of intercollegiate competitive bhangra - a traditional Indian folk dance morphed into a good ole American dance-off. The story follows a biracial student, Mary, who gets kicked off her bhangra team for not being "Indian enough". When she forms a team of her own, cultural authenticity and cultural pluralism are set on a collision course in this brash, intoxicating and gripping new musical.
MARY – OFFER MADE-- 20s female, biracial (half South Asian/half white). Mezzo soprano / belt; strong dancer (kathak, bhangra and Bollywood, familiarity with modern / hip-hop a plus). Our heroine; positive attitude, figuring out where she fits in the world. (Principal)
SUNITA – OFFER MADE- 20s female, South Asian American. Mezzo soprano / belt; strong mover. Ride or die BFFs with Mary, opinionated and hilarious. (Principal)
BILLY –20s male, Latinx. Bari/Tenor; strong dancer. Mary's love interest, a music nerd / charismatic slacker who coasts on good looks and charm. (Principal)
PRITHI – 20s female, South Asian American. Mezzo / belt; strong dancer (bhangra, kathak). A no-nonsense ‘bhangra assassin’ who can't stand Mary, extremely political. A part of the Bengal Tiger team, (Principal)


Equity’s contracts prohibit discrimination. Equity is committed to diversity and encourages all its employers to engage in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, Equity encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to audition.


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