CAMBODIAN ROCK BAND - Signature Theatre Company, Inc. Auditions

Posted: August 15, 2019

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CAMBODIAN ROCK BAND - NYC EPA

Signature Theatre Company Inc.

AUDITION DATE
Wed, Aug 28, 2019
9:30 am - 5:30 pm (EDT)
Lunch 1 to 2

CONTRACT
Off Broadway Expected salary: $867/week

SEEKING
Equity actor/singers for various roles. See breakdown.

PSM and ASM positions are currently open.

PREPARATION
Actors may perform EITHER:
1) a brief contemporary monologue;
2) a brief pop/rock song; or
3) a one minute monologue and 16 bars of a pop/rock song.
Total audition time not to exceed 2 minutes in length.
Please bring TWO copies of picture and resume, stapled together.

LOCATION
Actors' Equity New York Audition Center
165 W 46th St
16th Fl
New York, NY 10036

PERSONNEL
Artistic Director: Paige Evans
Associate Artistic Director: Beth Whitaker
Author: Lauren Yee
Director: Chay Yew
General Manager: Meghan Lantzy
Casting Director: Caparelliotis Casting
In attendance at EPA: Natasha Sinha, Artistic Line Producer; Dave Caparelliotis, Casting or Joe Gery, Casting Associate; Taylor Reynolds, Casting Associate

OTHER DATES
First Rehearsal: January 2, 2020
Announced Run: February 4, 2020 through March 15, 2020 (plus potential extension through April 5, 2020).

OTHER
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
CAMBODIAN ROCK BAND: Guitars tuned. Mic checked. Get ready to rock. This darkly funny, electric new play with music tells the story of a Khmer Rouge survivor returning back to Cambodia for the first time in thirty years as his daughter prepares to help prosecute one of Cambodia's most infamous war criminals. Backed by a live band playing contemporary Dengue Fever hits and classic Cambodian oldies, this thrilling story toggles back and forth in time as father and daughter face the music of the past.
Note: CHUM, SOTHEA, LENG, ROM, and POU are bandmates in the fictional 1970s Cambodian rock band The Cyclos. The music is raucous, loud, bubblegum, dissonant psychedelic surfer rock. Rock background or band experience a plus.
CHUM
Male, 51 and 18, Cambodian. Neary’s lovable, well-meaning, and wary father in 2008… full of charisma and dad jokes, purposefully withholding his history from Neary, and just trying to bring her back to safety in America. Unsettled by her interest in the dangerous Khmer Rouge. We also see him as a sincere, optimistic young man in the 1970s, caught between fleeing Cambodia and sticking with his beloved band The Cyclos. More of a fighter than we may initially expect. MUSIC: Lead Guitar or Bass Guitar, vocals. Serves mainly as an actor but instrumental skill a necessity. CAST
NEARY
Female, 26, Cambodian-American (also plays SOTHEA). Headstrong, intelligent, and ambitious. Grew up in Massachusetts, and has spent the past two years investigating war crimes in Cambodia. There is also a vulnerable quality about her—she’s a little lost, because she hasn’t figured out a part of her own history. She’s a strong young woman, but also a child wanting to connect with her father. MUSIC: Lead vocals (powerful belter who can let loose vocally, and with personality), tambourine. Serves mainly as an actor but vocal skill a necessity.
LENG
Male, 20s, Cambodian (also plays TED, Neary's supportive Thai-Canadian boyfriend). Chum’s best friend and bandmate in the 1970s, frontman for the band who focuses on the group's professional future as a way to avoid thinking about Cambodia's political turmoil and what it might mean for him. Will do anything to survive and can control the room, despite being conflicted by moral choices. Underneath his bravado, we find he's bit of a coward. MUSIC: Bass Guitar or Lead Guitar, vocals. Serves mainly as an actor but instrumental skill a necessity.
DUCH
Male, 30s/40s/maybe 50s, Cambodian. The physicality and presence of a spirited emcee and trickster. Vivacious, funny, mischievous. A leader. Incredibly educated and charming… but with a darkness underneath it all. The ability to suddenly transform into a terrifying and sadistic man. We’re seduced by him in Act 1, before finding out he’s a war criminal in Act 2. Justifies his actions by saying he’s only following orders, but we see that he is haunted. Hides his true passions in order to amass great destructive power. MUSIC: No musical skill necessary, but music background a plus.
ROM
Can be of any gender identity, 20s-30s, Cambodian (also plays JOURNALIST). A bandmate in The Cyclos. MUSIC: Drums/percussion. Serves mainly as a musician. CAST
POU
Can be of any gender identity, 20s-30s, Cambodian (also plays S21 GUARD). A bandmate in The Cyclos. MUSIC: Keyboard, vocals. Serves mainly as a musician. CAST
PSM and ASM positions are currently open.
Signature Theatre is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages performers of all ethnicities, genders, abilities, ages, and other ways of identifying, to audition.
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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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