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In SEAtu: Rain & Coffee & Salmon & Weed
Marisol Rosa-Shapiro

  • In SEAtu: Rain & Coffee & Salmon & Weed
  • Marisol Rosa-Shapiro
  • Non-Union Theater
  • Theater or Stage
  • Non-Union; Other Union
  • Seattle, WA
  • Project Begins: Feb 1, 2019
  • Project Ends: Jun 31, 2019


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  • Contact Person: Marisol Rosa-Shapiro
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  • APPOINTMENT REQUIRED

    Prefered method of submission: Email

    Audition Location:
    TPS spaces at the Seattle Center building. More details will be sent to those confirmed for auditions.

    Submission instructions:
    Please indicate whether you will attend the Friday, January 25 or the Saturday, January 26 audition. Actors are expected to be available for the full two-hour audition span.

“In SEAtu: Rain & Coffee & Salmon & Weed” is a series of four short, collaboratively-created satirical works that peel back the layers to poke fun at four Seattle icons using comedy, musicality, high-octane playfulness, and direct audience engagement.

“Rain” addresses homelessness and homelessness policy in Seattle. “Coffee” addresses coffee culture, trade, war, and coffee's origins. “Salmon” addresses indigenous water rights and the environmental impacts of "development" in the Pacific Northwest region. “Weed” concerns the legalization and industrialization of cannabis, and the racial complexities of the justice system.

Each work will have two performance dates/times between late February and June. Performers will be cast in one, two, three, or four of these short works, depending on creative chemistry, interest, and availability. Performances will take place at the downstairs Ballast Bar at Capitol Cider on Capitol Hill. Rehearsals will take place in TPS rehearsal spaces in Seattle Center on Tuesday nights from 6:30-9:30, Friday nights from 6:30-9:30, and Saturdays from 12pm-4pm, beginning on February 1.

Seeking Seattle Theater Artists who identify with some of these criteria:
- bold, playful, collaborative, physical, and generative artists with comedic, musical and/or clowning chops
- play banjo, ukulele, woodwinds, fiddle, accordion, harmonica or any other instrument with which you can walk/dance/sing
- identify as having Indigenous American/Native American/First Nations/American Indian heritage and life experience
- have personal experience of housing insecurity or homelessness
- have worked in or formally interfaced with one of the following industries: homelessness services; coffee; environmentalism/water rights/salmon/whales; cannabis
- could serve as a music director for a small ensemble

The production is comprised of four short works, each premiering on two performance times/dates between late February and June. Casting will depend on who shows up/chemistry/interest and availability. Folks may be cast in/express interest in taking part in anywhere from one to four works. Confirmed performance dates so far are:

- Weds, Feb 27 and Thurs, Feb 28 eve (rehearsals Feb 1-Feb 28)
- Mon, April 29 (two shows this evening) (rehearsals approx. April 2-April 29)
- Weds, May 29 and Thurs, May 30 eve (rehearsals approx. May 3-May 30)
- March and/or June dates TBD.

Each month will be a DIFFERENT production. Actors need only confirm availability for the individual productions they can make (for example, an actor might be available to be in the April show, but NOT the May show).


Payment will be between $150 and $200 per production.

Auditions will take place at TPS on:
Friday, January 25, 7pm-9pm
Saturday, January 26, 7pm-9pm


 

Other details:
Performers of all sizes, shapes, shades, races, ethnicities and gender identities are welcome and encouraged to attend.

 

Character Breakdown / Project Needs
Seeking Seattle Theater Artists who identify with some of these criteria:
- bold, playful, collaborative, physical, and generative artists with comedic, musical and/or clowning chops
- play banjo, ukulele, woodwinds, fiddle, accordion, harmonica or any other instrument with which you can walk/dance/sing
- identify as having Indigenous American/Native American/First Nations/American Indian heritage and life experience
- have personal experience of housing insecurity or homelessness
- have worked in or formally interfaced with one of the following industries: homelessness services; coffee; environmentalism/water rights/salmon/whales; cannabis
- could serve as a music director for a small ensemble

Audition/Interview Dates:
Workshop-style group auditions will take place on FRIDAY, JANUARY 25 7pm-9pm and SATURDAY, JANUARY 26, 7pm-9pm

Audition Requirements:
Actors should come ready to move, play, collaborate, and sweat a little. Please dress comfortably in clothing and footwear in which you can move and jump. Because of the collaborative, generative nature of the audition, actors should plan to be in attendance for the full two-hour audition slot, which will include warm-ups, an introduction to the style of play, and some collaborative creation. If you play an instrument with which you can walk and move (such as ukulele, banjo, harmonica, fiddle, accordion, flute, clarinet, etc.), please bring it and be ready to play and possibly improvise a bit, if you can.

Monetary compensation:
Actor-creators will receive a $150-200 stipend for each production in which they take part.

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