Dacha Theatre CASTING for Julia Izumi's Sometimes the Rain, Sometimes the Sea
About the project and the company
Dacha Theatre is casting for our upcoming production of
Julia Izumi’s Sometimes the Rain, Sometimes the Sea,
directed by co-Artistic Director Kate Drummond!
The show will run July 14th – August 6th, outdoors in the Seattle area.
ABOUT THE SHOW:
“The Little Mermaid” is Hans Christian Andersen’s most beloved and well-known fairy tale, BUT it’s NOT the story our friend, Dolan, is going to tell you today. No, he’s going to tell you the story about a Little Rain Cloud who falls in love with a human. They are not the same story at all, he swears.
Sometimes the Rain, Sometimes the Sea is a lovely and haphazard collision of multiple stories, framed as a sort-of retelling of “The Little Mermaid.” It is a beautiful and challenging read on modern relationships, whether we are the heroes in our own stories, and what love really looks like, all spun within a nostalgic and magical and silly container. It is irreverent and unapologetic in its chaos, but lands on lovely poignant moments about why we tell the stories that we tell.
Plus, it has a great twist!
Auditions will run in Dacha’s group audition workshop format, and be followed by callbacks.
Available Audition Slots:
Saturday April 1st:
Sunday April 2nd:
Monday April 3rd:
Callbacks: Monday April 10th
To sign up, please complete this audition form: https://forms.gle/ZjxVSTUFoBFDb7XaA
Auditions are by approval only. We will reach out to you if we would like to see you by March 30th.
Rehearsals: June 10th – July 13th
(Exact schedule TBD based on actor availability, typically 3-5 days/week, weekday evenings and weekend afternoons.) Actors will receive a general schedule at the start of the process. Exact calls will be sent out at the start of each week. Rehearsal locations will be split between a few rehearsal spaces located in Capitol Hill, Phinney Ridge, TPS, and the International District
Tech: July 8th – 13th. (Full days Saturday 7/8 and Sunday 7/9, evenings July 10th–13th)
Shows: July 14th – August 6th
Shows will take place primarily in a single outdoor location in Seattle, with transfer weekends to Port Townsend and Yakima.
All members of the team must be fully vaccinated and have received at least one booster by the start of the rehearsal process. While not required, we strongly recommend receiving the bi-valent booster prior to the rehearsal process beginning.
All members of the team will be required to test weekly and report any possible Covid exposures.
Performers will be unmasked for shows; audience may be unmasked for outdoor shows.
Please see audition requirements above.
Character breakdown / Project needs
RAIN CLOUD (pronounced like 🌧)
BESSIE (pronounced like 🐄?)
RALMOND (pronounced like "almond" with an R in front)
MIDI (pronounced like "mini" but with a D in the middle)
DOLAN (pronounced like "Dole Whip" except instead of "whip" you say "an")
LITTLE ONE (NOT pronounced like "mermaid")
EDVARD (pronounced like "Edward" with a V in the middle)
INA (pronounced like "I? Nah.")
Preferred method of submission
Please see available slots above.
Performers will be paid an honorarium in the form of a $300 stipend for the production. Performers will be paid an honorarium in the form of a $300 stipend for the production.
Callbacks or second audition/interview?
Monday, April 10th
To sign up, please complete this audition form: https://forms.gle/ZjxVSTUFoBFDb7XaA Auditions are by approval only. We will reach out to you if we would like to see you by March 30th.
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