Do you have the power, strength, vulnerability, wisdom, and sense of adventure to play a character in Red Sky’s production of The Great Mountain?
This is a rare opportunity to work with one of Canada’s most successful international touring companies. The first engagement is a 5-week tour to high profile theatres in Washington, Oregon, Montana, Kansas, Pennsylvania, Iowa, New York City, Michigan from early October 2012 to mid-November 2012.
About The Great Mountain: an adventure story that inspires, entertains and captures the imagination of kids and families alike. Young Nuna has started to hear things she can’t figure out. Realizing she has inherited the ability to hear the spirits of rushing rivers and soaring mountains, Nuna’s grandmother takes her to the river and entrusts her to a boatman who brings her to where a glacier is melting and the spirit of a great mountain weeps. Does Nuna have the power to answer the mountain’s cry? Inspired by the Indigenous story of Jumping Mouse, a young girl discovers the transformative power of nature and the importance of courage.
Written by Tracey Power and Directed by Alan Dilworth.
MULTI CHARACTER ROLE:
The Great Mountain: A spirit of nature who awakens everyone on earth with her sense of urgency to care for the planet. She is powerful, strong, vulnerable and wise.
Young Mika: A ten year old girl who discovers the magic of nature in a laughing river.
Grandma Mika: a wise and humorous elder who helps her grand-daughter find her courage.
Business Woman: a mid-20’s business woman who is caught in the urban rat race.
• Female 25-50 years.
• Ability to dance and sing is an asset,
• Applicants must have at least two years experience in professional theatre.
• All Indigenous performers are invited to apply. Preference will be given to Aboriginal performers (including First Nations, Metis and Inuit), but all qualified actors are encouraged to apply.
• Must be able to travel to USA; valid passport required.
Email your headshot and resume/performance credits to Artistic Director Sandra Laronde by Friday August 17, 2012 at firstname.lastname@example.org
Only selected candidates will be notified by email or phone and scheduled for an audition.
If selected to audition, you will be asked to prepare two contrasting monologues (one dramatic three-minute monologue and one comedic three-minute monologue).
About Red Sky Performance
Internationally renowned for its artistry and innovation, Red Sky is Canada’s leading company of world Indigenous performance in dance, theatre and music. This multi-award-winning company was founded by Artistic Director Sandra Laronde in 2000. Red Sky creates, produces and tours original work for adult and family audiences on stages across Canada and the world.
Since its inception, Red Sky has captured and ignited the imagination of close to 400,000 people from nine countries on four continents. Our work highlights the originality, promise and potential of what is possible within Indigenous contemporary performance. For information on our productions and upcoming projects, please visit our website at www.redskyperformance.com