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Sheathed written by Maggie Lee, Directed by Amy Poisson, Produced by Macha Theatre Works
https://www.machatheatreworks.com/

  • Sheathed written by Maggie Lee, Directed by Amy Poisson, Produced by Macha Theatre Works
  • https://www.machatheatreworks.com/
  • Non-Union Theater
  • Theater or Stage
  • Non-Union; Other Union
  • Theatre Off Jackson,, WA
  • Project Begins: Jan 4, 2019
  • Project Ends: Mar 23, 2019
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  • Contact Person: Casting Associate
  • Primary Phone: 608.909.1252
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    7001 SEAVIEW AVE NW STE 160
    SEATTLE, WA 98117


    APPOINTMENT REQUIRED

    Prefered method of submission: Email

    Audition Location:
    Email for Appt
    Machacasting@gmail.com

    Submission instructions:
    Bring Hard Copy of Resume and Headshot. It does not need to be fancy just be the likeness of you.

In the aftermath of a devastating war between clans, two swordswomen try to find their way forward in this strange new world of peace: one trying to escape her past, and the other driven by an inherited thirst for revenge. When your very existence is defined by your blade, how do you keep yourself sheathed? A tale of an unlikely friendship tested by the bonds of honor and the terrible price of forgiveness, Sheathed combines movement and storytelling in an exciting new way to explore the emotional depths of why we fight.

We STRONGLY encourage actors of all colors and ethnicities to audition for any role that interests you. The world of the play is set in a fictional universe, so please note that the character names do not reflect any traditional racial heritage.

This play will include both traditional fight choreography and theatrical dance movement. Any experience with stage combat (unarmed and edged weapons, including sword and spear), martial arts, dance training, puppetry, or musical instruments is welcomed.

 

Other details:
About Macha:
OUR VISION
Macha envisions a world where fearless female voices thrive.
OUR WORK
We strive to bring complex, provocative, empowering, innovative, eclectic, diverse women’s stories to the stage through professional productions, new play reading series, and educational offerings.
OUR HISTORY
Co-founded in 2001 by Kristina Sutherland Rowell and Desiree Prewitt, the company's original name, Macha Monkey Productions, was chosen in memoriam to a dear friend whose adopted wild spider monkey provided excellent storytelling fodder and inspired our founders.
OUR FUTURE
In 2017, the company entered a time of transition and growth under Artistic Director Amy Poisson and Managing Director Kyna Grace Shilling, with Celtic Warrior Goddess Macha as the divine champion of Macha Theatre Works.

 

Character Breakdown / Project Needs
BALA
Female / Female-Identifying, plays 40s.
A skilled swordswoman who keeps her sword sheathed. She is coarse, sarcastic, blunt to the point of rudeness, yet possesses a reluctant gruff tenderness at heart. Experience with edged-weapon stage combat and movement training is a plus.

REN
Female / Female-Identifying, plays 20s.
A young woman seeking revenge for the death of her father. She is idealistic, determined, and consumed with an inflexible notion of honor, which makes her a little naïve and awkward when dealing with ordinary life. Experience with edged-weapon stage combat and movement training is a plus.

MIRO
Male / Male-Identifying, plays 30s.
The leader of the Foxfire Players, a traveling theatrical troupe. He has a quiet strength and a kind, gentle nature, and is trying to move forward from his own sense of guilt about the war. Experience with edged-weapon stage combat and movement training is a plus.

SORI
Female / Female-Identifying, plays 20s.
A fighter/performer for the Foxfire Players. Orphaned at a young age by the war, she is fierce and tough, but still remains fun-loving and optimistic. Experience with edged-weapon stage combat and movement training is a plus.

TAE
Male / Male-Identifying, plays late 20s.
A fighter/performer for the Foxfire Players. He is a likeable would-be charmer with a brash, easy-going bravado. Experience with edged-weapon stage combat is a plus.

LIESEL
Female / Female-Identifying, plays late 30s.
The stage manager for the Foxfire Players. She is precise, practical, and filled with endless exasperated patience.

NESSA
Female / Female-Identifying, plays late teens.
A haunting memory from the past. She is ethereal yet unyielding, with a girlish sweetness and teasing nature. Also plays SOODAL, her daughter in the present.

Audition/Interview Dates:
Saturday Nov 3: 2p-6p Sunday: Nov 4 12n-4p

Callbacks or second audition/interview?
Nov 8th-11th

Audition Requirements:
BRING a resume and headshot, have them attached to each other. Bring you calendar/conflicts. All roles will require stylized movement and/or combat. Prepare 2 monologues, one of which is in the style of an old western and the other your choice. Be prepared to move and show us any extra talents that you might have.

Sides/Script download:
Scripts will be sent to those invited to callbacks.

Monetary compensation:
Small Honorarium (not less than $100) to cover personal expenses ie; parking.

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