Dawn of the She-Devil of the China Seas By: Roger W. Tang
About the project and the company
Directed By: Kiefer Harrington
Violence Choreography organized by: May Nguyen Lee
Shih clawed her way up from refugee to prostitute so she could support her sister with a disability. But when China’s pirate lord offers the chance of a lifetime, the sorceress Wu and her dark forces gather to destroy her before she can even accept…and fulfill a destiny from the gods! An action fantasy a la BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA, complete with pirate queens, swords and sorcery!
YI SHIH Refugee/prostitute/pirate-to-be. Asian female, late 20s. Can steamroller you with her sword arm, her brains or personality. Your choice.
YI XI Sister to Shih. Tradition-minded. Leg injury in childhood frustrates her. Asian female early 20s
CHENG AI Pirate leader, Asian male male 30s to 40s, Oozes testosterone and charisma
CHENG PAO Ai’s adopted son and second in command, Silver tongued, Asian male mid 20s
TAI YU Chinese god of destiny; impersonal and mysterious. Struggles to bring his thoughts down to human level.
WU TSU Chinese immortal/sorceress; Asian female 30s to 50s, exudes power and command.
HUANG ZHONG Middle aged Asian male, sailor. Weaselly.
HUANG LING His young niece
JIN GUANG Young Nobleman, Asian male, 20s
PEI Crewman in Ai’s fleet, Asian male
MING FONG, LI HUANG Fellow pirate captains, Asian males
ASSORTED CREW, CRIMINALS AND RUFFIANS Some non-Asian
Looking for actors with fight choreography or movement training (including martial arts); at least one person with puppetry skills.
Rehearsals will begin March 28th, typically Monday through Friday in the evenings
The show will open on May 28th and run till June 20th
Location of Audition
TPS. Exact Rehearsal rooms TBD Callbacks will be held at Annex Theatre
Thank you for your consideration! Please know that Annex Theatre is devoted to providing a safe and inclusive space for designers, actors and volunteers of all sorts. Please be respectful!
All actors are asked to bring in two 1-minute monologues; one comedic monologue and one dramatic monologue. A staged combat combination will be taught at the audition by the fight choreographer. Please arrive ready to move. This section of the audition will be recorded; this recording will be used strictly and exclusively for the purpose of audition review. Actors should expect to commit to one hour for auditions; we appreciate the flexibility. If an actor would still like to audition but is unable to commit to this time, please reach out to see if accommodations can be made.
Preferred method of submission
February 8th and 9th. 2pm-5pm. Please choose a one hour time slot.
Callbacks or second audition/interview?
February 11th, 6pm to 9pm
Please include a headshot and resume with your time slot request