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NATURE: A WALKING PLAY **Updated** - TigerLion Arts Auditions

Posted: April 16, 2021

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NATURE: A WALKING PLAY - EQUITY VIDEO AUDITION SUBMISSIONS

TigerLion Arts

**Seeking Updated**

CONTRACT
SPT Weekly minimum: Actor-$493 / SM-$590

SEEKING
Equity actors for roles in NATURE: A WALKING PLAY. See breakdown. Boston actors particularly encouraged to submit.

INSTRUCTIONS
Prepare and Record (to video) the following material: 1) Speaking: 1 classical monologue (up to 90 seconds); 2) Singing: 16 bars of a song, a cappella or playing your own instrumental accompaniment; 3) Physicality: a 20-second sequence/phrase that highlights your physical performing ability; 4) Instrumental Piece: If you play a musical instrument, prepare 8 measures of a song
Deadline: Fri, Apr 30, 2021 (CDT)

SUBMIT TO
info@tigerlion.org

PERSONNEL
Viewing auditions:
Tyson Forbes (Writer, Creator, Producer)
Markell Kiefer (Director, Writer, Producer)

OTHER DATES
First rehearsal: August 2
Opening: August 27
Closing: October 3

OTHER
To request additional audition info, please email Markell Kiefer at: markell@tigerlion.org.

TigerLion Arts’ outdoor walking play Nature will return to the Boston area this fall in partnership with The Trustees of Massachusetts. Rehearsals begin August 2nd at Fruitlands Museum in Harvard, MA. The production will then present and tour locally August 27 through October 3, 2021 to three exquisite Trustees’ properties (exact locations to be announced soon!).
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 submit.
BREAKDOWN
TigerLion Arts’ work is enriched by the myriad of lived 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 performer tracks in the production play historical figures, all roles are open to members of any racial/cultural background. Black, Indigenous, Mixed race, POC, and LGBTQ+ performers are particularly encouraged to audition.
Do you love creating and performing in an ensemble? Does being outdoors invigorate you? TigerLionArts is seeking Equity and Non-Equity actors to join a new ensemble of their critically-acclaimed outdoor walking play, Nature. The play explores humankind’s relationship to nature through the mythic telling of Emerson and Thoreau’s friendship and mutual love of the natural world. The play is written and created by actor Tyson Forbes, a direct descendant of Ralph Waldo Emerson, along with director Markell Kiefer.
Nature has toured over 25 parks and arboretums nationally, including two seasons at The Old Manse in Concord, MA. This is a complex piece that will challenge and fulfill you both artistically and physically. A passion for being outside in all types of weather, strong physical acting skills, and a resonant singing/speaking voice are all essential qualities to joining this ensemble. The work is physically and vocally rigorous and requires extensive time outdoors, rain or shine.
To insure the safety of our company and audiences from COVID-19, we will follow all CDC andMassachusetts guidelines, along with Equity approved protocols throughout the production period. The 3 week rehearsal process will take place outside under a large tent on the grounds of the historic Fruitlands Museum in Harvard, MA. All performances are outdoors under the open sky. All company members must be fully vaccinated by July 12th, 2021 and provide proof of vaccination to TigerLion Arts.
For more detail on the production please visit http://www.tigerlion.org/nature and view our 2018 RegionalEmmy award-winning documentary here:https://www.tpt.org/nature-walking-with-emerson-and-thoreau.

SEEKING:

Ensemble (Male and Female identifying)
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: Nature, 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.

Henry David Thoreau and Ralph Waldo Emerson (Male-identifying, Leading Roles/Ensemble)
The play centers around the relationship between Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau. The role of Thoreau and Emerson spans from their birth through their death. At times they are working closely with the Ensemble in highly physical storytelling, whereas at other moments they are solitary or in more intimate two person scenes with each other. The role is physically demanding and we are looking for performers who have a strong movement background, a strong voice, a love of nature, and a desire to work in the elements.
Nature (Female-identifying, Violinist - Vocalist - Lead Role)
The presence of Nature embodied in a human form. She is an observer, an instigator, a melodic voice, a spirit, a muse, a reflection, and a force that is ever-present throughout the show. High proficiency in violin and singing are essential for this role as well as a keen sense of giving and taking focus. Sometimes her physicality echoes that of the Ensemble and at other times she is leading them in fierce movement. She will be called upon to play the violin while transitioning along a woodland path and walking in a grassy field. The singing role includes some solo pieces, as well as duets with both Emerson and Thoreau. Most of the instrumental pieces in the show include violin, drums, and flutes or pipes. The music in the show is primarily in the genre of 19th century American folk tradition.
Percussionist
An experienced performer with strong movement and vocal skills, who enjoys collaboration, is willing to work in the elements, and is a proficient percussionist with a steady rhythmic ear. Playing washboard, bodhran, field drum, drum set, and a custom kit of metal junk on wheels, the Percussionist underscores much of the show and is also a member of the Ensemble. Most of the instrumental music in the show also includes violin, pipes or flutes and is primarily in the genre of the 19th century American folk tradition.


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 submit.



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