NATURE 2019 TOUR - TigerLion Arts Auditions

Posted: February 4, 2019

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NATURE 2019 Tour - Minneapolis EPA Days
TigerLion Arts

AUDITION DATES
Wed, Feb 13, 2019
10:00 am - 3:00 pm (CST)

Sun, Feb 17, 2019
1:00 pm - 6:00 pm (CST)

Callbacks will be held on February 22nd, 10-3pm.

APPOINTMENTS
To request an audition email Markell Kiefer, with the dates/times you are available, at: markell@tigerlion.org

CONTRACT
SPT SPT; $479/week minimum

SEEKING
Actors for the Ensemble and main role of NATURE 2019 Tour. Please see breakdown for details. For more detail on the production please visit http://www.tigerlion.org/nature/ and view 2018 Regional Emmy award-winning documentary here https://www.tpt.org/nature-walking-with-emerson-and-thoreau/

PREPARATION
• Prepare one 30-second monologue and sixteen bars of a song to sing a cappella, or you may accompany yourself
• Bring an instrument if you play one, and have one
• Come dressed and ready to move, sing, and play. You will be working individually and in a group setting
• Bring a hard copy of your headshot/resume; (non-professional photos will be accepted — Just make sure your face is clearly visible)
• Plan to arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled audition time to fill out an audition form and to provide your availability/conflicts for summer/fall 2019

LOCATION
Jewish Community Center - Activity Center
4330 Cedar Lake Rd. S
Minneapolis, MN 55416

PERSONNEL
Tyson Forbes (Writer, Creator, Producer)
Markell Keifer (Director, Writer, Producer)

OTHER DATES
Rehearsals and tour runs July - Mid-October 2019. A detailed schedule will be available soon.

OTHER
EPA Procedures are in effect for audition.
An Equity Monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of audition.
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
Performers for the Ensemble of NATURE
We are looking for experienced, committed actors who have strong movement and vocal skills, a love of nature, and a desire to work in the elements. The Ensemble will be playing the following roles: Mary Moody, Margaret Fuller, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Ellen Tucker, Lydian Emerson, Theodore Parker, Bronson Alcott and a host of additional characters. In addition they will fill the world of the play with music, sound and movement. Performers are responsible for their own local transportation in Minneapolis, but rehearsals will take place at an accessible, central location. Transportation, room and board will be provided while on tour outside of the metro area.
One Male Actor for Leading Role/Ensemble (Henry David Thoreau)
The play centers around the relationship between Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau. The role of Thoreau spans from his birth through his death. At times Thoreau is working closely with the Ensemble in highly physical storytelling, whereas at other moments he is solitary or in more intimate two person scenes with Emerson. The role is physically demanding and we are looking for performers who have a strong movement background, a love of nature, and a desire to work in the elements.
TigerLion Arts’ work is enriched by the myriad life experiences of the actors, crew, and administrative personnel that make our shows possible. We believe that a cast and production team which exemplifies diversity of race, cultural origin and gender expression is imperative to bringing a show like Nature alive for a diverse audience. Though many of the tracks in the production play historical figures, all roles are open to members of any racial/cultural background. Actors of color, Indigenous actors, LGBTQ+ actors are particularly encouraged to audition.
Do you love creating and performing in an ensemble? Does being outdoors invigorate you? This summer TigerLion Arts (creators of The Dragons are Singing Tonight, The Buddha Prince, & KIPO!) will launch the 2019 national tour of their beloved outdoor walking play entitled Nature ~ the mythic telling of Emerson and Thoreau’s mutual love of the natural world. This play is written and created by local actor Tyson Forbes, a direct descendant of Ralph Waldo Emerson, along with director Markell Kiefer. Nature has toured to 20 parks and arboretums throughout the midwest and to Concord, MA. This is a complex piece that will challenge and fulfill you both artistically and physically. For more detail on the production please visit http://www.tigerlion.org/nature/ and view 2018 Regional Emmy award-winning documentary here https://www.tpt.org/nature-walking-with-emerson-and-thoreau/


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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