Theatre Puget Sound Audition Listing Service

View All Auditions » Add Your Audition »

Baba Yaga
J Arthur Sunday

  • Baba Yaga
  • J Arthur Sunday
  • Non-Union Short Film
  • High Definition
  • Non-Union; Other Union
  • Olympia, WA
  • Project Begins: Aug 19, 2018
  • Project Ends: Sep 6, 2018


Support Theatre Puget Sound!

Not a current TPS member? Click here to join now!
  • Contact Person: J Arthur Sunday
  • Primary Phone: 360-292-0233
  • Email
  • Mailing Address:

    Olympia
    Olympia, WA 98501


    Prefered method of submission: Email

This is an art film. It does not include a speaking role but demands emoting with the face and body. The film is the origin story for the Slavic folktale character Baba Yaga.

There will be tasteful nudity, body paint, and prosthetics.

The actress will need to embody three archetypes, the maiden, the mother and the crone. She begins as the maiden: naive, innocent, content. She transforms into the mother, is burdened with motherhood, and longs for her former existence willing to commit atrocities. And finally transforms into the crone Baba Yaga: ancient, wisdom of the universe, mad with knowledge and immortality, powerful.

The links below are examples of test shoots for this project in the style we'll be filming.
password for video: Babayagatestshoots
https://vimeo.com/150724000
https://vimeo.com/276936841
https://vimeo.com/276937721
https://vimeo.com/276937249

 

Character Breakdown / Project Needs
Maiden/Mother/Crone
Age range: 24-29 but can look 14
Race: Slavic, pale skin, brown hair, dark eyes

Need strong acting, body movement, and dance backgrounds. The look for the actress is dark hair and dark eyes, mid to late twenties but can look very young. We will age the actress from Maiden to Mother (30s/40s) to Crone (Older) with three different body paints.

Body shape of maiden: Youthful, just entering teenage years, and then she ages to motherhood and finally into the ancient crone with painting and costume.

Again note: tasteful nudity, body paint, and prosthetics are involved. The actress must not be allergic to body paint, prosaide, latex or silicone.

The role demands that the actress move in slow motion while we shoot. Imagine Butoh dance. (example of Butoh: https://youtu.be/fgSp3rdCRjo)

One actress ideally, but if the body shapes are close we can do three actresses.

If you think you're a strong choice for any of the age-stages, please reply.

Audition Requirements:
Send headshot to Babayagafilm2018@gmail.com. We will return sides for interpretive moves for video submission.

Monetary compensation:
$500 per every 3 days.

comments on Baba Yaga: