THE TALE OF TURNADOT - Imagine Project Auditions

Posted: August 17, 2019

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The Tale of Turandot - Los Angeles EPA

Imagine Project

AUDITION DATE
Fri, Sep 06, 2019
10:00 am - 6:00 pm (PDT)
Lunch: 1:00PM - 2:00PM

APPOINTMENTS
EPA rules in effect. In-person sign-up begins at 9:00AM on 9/6/19.

CONTRACT
TYA Minimums - $13.25/rehearsal hour, $550.25/performance week.

SEEKING
See breakdown. All roles require significant physical agility and singing. This is not a musical, but a play with music.

PREPARATION
A short comedic monologue of your choice and sixteen bars of a song. Total audition should not exceed 3 minutes. Bring headshot and resume. Actors auditioning for Arlekino and Isabella, please be prepared to demonstrate ball juggling skills.


LOCATION
Actors' Equity Association LA Audition Center
5636 Tujunga Ave
North Hollywood, CA 91601
Entrance through audition center doors. Street parking available.

PERSONNEL
Director: Armina LaManna
Set Designer: Thomas Buderwitz
Costume Designer: Dianne Graebner
Lighting Designer: Avery Reagan
Composer: Shahen Hagobian
Projection Designer: Lily Bartenstein
Sound Designer: TBA
Stage Manager; Elna Kordijan

OTHER DATES
See breakdown.

OTHER
http://imagineprojectca.com/
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
THE TALE OF TURANDOT
Written & Directed by Armina LaManna
Inspired by Carlo Gozzi’s Turandot

Rehearsals begin: October 15, 2019
The Colony Theatre run:
Preview: November 7, 2019
Opening: November 8, 2019
Closing: November 17, 2019
The Madrid Theatre run:
Pick-up Rehearsals: December 1-2, 2019
Performances: December 3-5, 2019
Performances are held evenings, weekends, and in the mornings (student matinées).

Based on a centuries old story, perhaps best known as Puccini's final opera, is set in China and involves Prince Calaf, who falls in love with the "cold" Princess Turandot. To obtain permission to marry her, a suitor has to solve three riddles; any wrong answer results in death. IP’s modern adaptation, however, takes a new twist on the classic tale by reinterpreting events specifically from the perspective of Turandot, a young woman who is forced to get married at a very young age before she has had the chance to explore the world and herself. The play is focused on her struggle for the freedom to make her own choices and follow her own dreams. The production involves video projections, circus elements, and Bunraku-inspired puppets, and is geared towards kids between 5 and 12 years old.
Seeking six (6) versatile, physically agile, and quick-study actors/singers.

COLOMBINA (20s-30s) Smart, witty, funny, agile, soprano. She is the narrator and the moral compass of the story.
ARLEKINO (20s-30s) Mischievous but lighthearted, clever but often made fun of, thinks he is romantic, very agile, can tumble and juggle. He always tries to get away with things, and is under the impression that all women should adore him. Operates Prince Calaf’s puppet, and plays Prince Andrei.
SMERALDINA (30s) Funny, feisty, confident, pleasant. Plays Zalima—Turandot’s chamber maid.
PEDROLINO (40s-50s) Dynamic, trustworthy. Plays Barak, the Minister, and Sultan.
ISABELLA (20s) Asian-American. Romantic, smart, beautiful. Operates Turandot’s puppet. Must juggle.
PANTALOON (40s-60s) Asian-American. Over-confident, suffers from memory loss, pokes his nose everywhere. Plays the Emperor.



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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