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Auditions for PERSEPHONE: May 6th, 2019

Bedrock Theatre seeks actors and musicians for PERSEPHONE, an outdoor, in-motion, musical adaptation of the classic tale. Audition and show details are below. To submit yourself for consideration, please email your headshot and resume to bedrocktheatre@gmail.com, and specify your primary instrument. (Bonus points if you include your favorite Oregon hiking trail!)


ABOUT THE PRODUCTION: PERSEPHONE is a new adaptation of the classic myth explaining the genesis for Earth’s seasons. Developed in Bedrock’s unique style incorporating live music, scripted text, and immersive storytelling in outdoor landscapes, PERSEPHONE explores themes of feminine agency, environmentalism, and processing grief. PERSEPHONE is directed by Joellen Sweeney, and will be performed as a staged reading in June, and as a full production along a Multnomah County hiking trail in August of 2019.


ROLES:

Seeking 6 Performers

Persephone: the maiden who becomes Queen of the Underworld. A loving daughter to Demeter, but lacking a sense of purpose in her world Above. Has lived a mostly passive life and must learn to make decisions for herself. A woman coming into her power. (20-30, strong solo vocalist)

Demeter: Goddess of the Harvest and mother to Persephone. Protective and devoted to her daughter. Feels deeply and is prone to extreme joy and extreme depression. A force of nature. (30-60, strong solo vocalist)

Hades: King of the Underworld. Lonely and insecure in his power. Not villainous in his intentions, but flawed in judgment and misguided in action. A god who is ultimately a morally ambiguous human. (30 - 50, strong solo vocalist, musician preferred)

The Fates (Clotho, Lachesis & Atropos): narrators and guides for the audience. Sometimes objective and often opinionated. A dynamic trio of storytellers and musicians with strong harmonizing and voice blending skills. (20-60, instrumentalists strongly preferred.)


IMPORTANT DATES:

Public Staged Reading-- June 2nd, 2019 (Limited rehearsals in advance, schedule TBD)

Rehearsals for Full Production: Weekday evenings, and Saturday daytimes, July 29-August 14

Performances: August 15-25, Thursday - Sunday


COMPENSATION:

Performers will receive a stipend of $500 for the full production in August.

AUDITION DETAILS:

May 6th, 2019, 5-9pm

Central Lutheran Church, 1820 NE 21st Ave, Portland, OR 97212)

Auditioners will be assigned a 10 minute slot. Callbacks will be scheduled as needed.

Please prepare 1 minute of song in a folk or blues style. Vocalists may perform a capella or accompany themselves. You will also be asked to read from sides that will be sent via email in advance of the audition.

We are seeking fearless collaborators with a passion for the outdoors and a thirst for adventure! Performers must be comfortable with traversing unpaved terrain for distances up to 4 miles, and with rehearsing and performing outdoors in varied weather conditions. Music is a key part of our work; priority in casting will be given to performers who play portable instruments. Folks who primarily see themselves as musicians are welcome!

None of the roles are precast, and no role is bound by gender, race, or ethnicity. Auditioners may read for any role that excites them and POC are strongly encouraged to submit.


ABOUT BEDROCK THEATRE:

Bedrock Theatre's mission is to connect audiences to their environment and to each other through immersive storytelling in natural landscapes.