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Goblin Market
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  • Goblin Market
  • Sound Theatre Company
  • Non-Union Theater
  • Theater or Stage
  • Non-Union; Other Union
  • Seattle, WA
  • Project Begins: Jul 1, 2017
  • Project Ends: Aug 27, 2017
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  • Contact Person: Ashley Banker
  • Primary Phone: 847-909-7918
  • Secondary Phone: 2068565520
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  • Mailing Address:

    PO Box 99327
    Seattle, WA 98139


    APPOINTMENT REQUIRED

    Prefered method of submission: Email

    Audition Location:
    TPS Studios
    4th Floor of the Armory at Seattle Center
    Studio B

    Submission instructions:
    Please submit your interest and we may not invite all actor/singers to audition. We appreciate receiving the resumes. It may take a few days to respond with schedules, sides, etc.

Goblin Market
By Polly Pen and Peggy Harmon
Based on the poem by Christina Rosetti
Directed by Teresa Thuman
Musical Direction by Nathan Young
Choreography by LeeAnn Hittenberger
Conductor Aimee Hong


THE STORY: Two proper Victorian sisters, both now grown women and mothers, return to their childhood nursery to relive the haunting memories of their youth. Magically, they are transported back to their girlhood, as their nursery becomes a woodland glen peopled by bizarre goblins who entice them with luscious fruits and promises of unimagined ecstasies. One of the sisters, Laura, partakes of the forbidden offerings, while her sibling, Lizzie, bargains desperately with the fey creatures to save her from inexorably falling under their spell. Blending music, poetry and entrancing imagery, the play is a dazzling journey through the psyches of the two sisters as they struggle to regain the present and to reconcile the fervent, erotic yearnings of their adolescence with the matter-of-fact world that they now inhabit. Happily they succeed, but their voyage in and out of the past—and through the labyrinths of their vivid imaginations—weaves an enchanted spell that will linger long in the memory.

A brilliantly atmospheric, totally original "mini-musical" which probes into the sexually charged fantasies of two sisters who relive their childhood experiences in an imaginary world peopled by seductive goblins. Originally produced Off-Off-Broadway, the play went on to a long and successful run at the renowned Circle in the Square Downtown. "…an entrancing expedition to 'Those pleasant days long gone/Of not-returning time.' " —NY Times. "…an absolutely gorgeous piece of Victorian erotica." —NY Post. "GOBLIN MARKET is a spellbinding, highly imaginative mini-musical…" —Variety. "…one of the season's few genuine successes. It's certainly in a class by itself." —NY Daily News.

Sound Theatre is looking to cast an ensemble 4 diverse female actor/singers—we will double-cast each sister for different sister combinations. Both roles are musically and vocally demanding. Mezzo Soprano/Soprano. All 4 ensemble members will perform in each performance and will receive 7 performances in a sister role.

 

Other details:
Please note that there will be a total of 14 performance and ALL 4 actor/singers will be present for each performance, even though the principle roles will trade off. We hope to engage puppetry and theatrical elements to support the dramatic action when artists are not singing as a "sister." Please let us know if you have further questions.

 

Character Breakdown / Project Needs
Sound Theatre is looking to cast an ensemble 4 diverse female actor/singers—we will double-cast each sister for different sister combinations. Both roles are musically and vocally demanding. Mezzo Soprano/Soprano. All 4 ensemble members will perform in each performance and will receive 7 performances in a sister role.

Laura and Lizzie - “sisters” but it is not a requirement that they “appear” related.

It’s a play. It’s about relationships – not genetics.

We are encouraging artists of color to submit who believe they fulfill the vocal and acting requirements for this piece.

Age Range is somewhat flexible --probably between 15 and 35: youth to young mother.

Audition/Interview Dates:
February 11 2:30 - 7pm; February 12 2:30 - 7pm

Callbacks or second audition/interview?
March 13th Place TBA

Audition Requirements:
Please submit your interest via email with your resume and a picture. If you are invited to audition, please prepare a musical theatre or operetta song in the style of Polly Pen’s score – ala “Art Song” style. Please bring your book of other songs you have prepared in the event we need to learn more about you as a singer.

FYI – here is a link to the information about the show at Dramatists Play Service where there are samples of the songs. Or google “Dramatists Play Service Goblin Market”
http://www.dramatists.com/cgi-bin/db/single.asp?key=1892

A poetic passage from the play will be provided to you to prepare as a side. You are not required to memorize it, but please do not “recite” the text. Please prepare the passage as an acting scene with the imagery, articulation and language demands of dramatic heightened text.

An accompanist will be provided.

Monetary compensation:
$500 Stipend for all Actor/singers

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