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Casting Call for The Jungle Book: Rudyard Revised
In-person auditions will be held on:
Saturday, Sep 25th – 12:00pm – 4:00pm PDT
Sunday, Sep 26th – 12:00pm – 4:00pm PDT
Venue: EnActe Arts offices in Sunnyvale, CA
EnActe is seeking the following performers for it’s upcoming production THE JUNGLE BOOK: RUDYARD REVISED.
MOWGLI. Age 10-12, any gender. Ethnicity – South Asian. Other skills – trained singer, dancer.
SHER BAAGH. Age 40-60, male, Ethnicity – Asian/South Asian. Other skills – singing
BAAGHEERA. Age 30-50, female. Ethnicity – any. Other skills – Trained dancer.
BHAALU. Age 21-40, male. Any race/ethnicity. Other skills – trained dancer, singing experience is a plus.
MAYUR Any age, Any sex/gender, Any race/ethnicity. Other Skills – voice acting for animation
BHURA (GREY BROTHER). Age 10-15, male, Any race/ethnicity. Other skills – dancer
AKELA. Age 25-50, any sex/gender, Any race/ethnicity. Other skills – trained dancer
RAKSHA. Age 25-40, female, Any race/ethnicity. Other skills – trained singer, dancer.
KAA. Any age, Any sex/gender, Any race/ethnicity. Other skills – trained singer, dancer – experience in Kathak/Bharatanatyam/Ballet or any other classical dance form is required.
TABAQUI. Age 15-35, any sex/gender, Any race/ethnicity. Other skills – good dancer, clown skills useful.
BANDHU – Any age, any sex/gender, Any race/ethnicity. Other skills – singer, rapper, dancer.
BANDAR/I – Any age, any sex/gender. Any race/ethnicity. Other skills – singer, rapper, dancer.
SUNDAR/I. Any age, any sex/gender. Any race/ethnicity. Other skills – singer, rapper, dancer.
CHEEL. Any age, any sex/gender. Any race/ethnicity. Other skills – trained dancer, experience in ballet or contemporary dance is a plus.
Descriptions of each character available in the google form.
DANCERS AND SINGERS
THE MONKEY ENSEMBLE. Any age, any sex/gender, Any race/ethnicity. Other skills – singer/rapper, dancer.
THE JUNGLE ENSEMBLE – PARROT, WOLF, CROCODILE, HIPPO, RABBIT, SAMBHUR (DEER). Any age, any sex/gender, Any race/ethnicity. Other skills – singer, classically trained dancer.
To apply please fill out the following Google form.
1. COMPENSATION $16.50 per hour, rehearsals and shows.
Open to non-union actors/singers/dancers of all ages, all genders, all ethnicities living within the contiguous United States. Must have a valid work visa.
2. REHEARSAL DATES
Rehearsals over Zoom Nov. 18, 2021 – Dec. 18, 2021
Break – Dec. 19, 2021 – Jan. 2, 2022
Rehearsals in-person Jan. 3, 2022 – Feb. 18, 2022
3. SHOW DATES:
Feb. 19-20, 2022 (Mexican Heritage Plaza, San Jose, CA)
March 2-6, 2022 (Mexican Heritage Plaza, San Jose, CA)
March 9 – 13 (Cowell Theater, San Francisco, CA)
August 17-21, 2022 (Matchbox Theater, Houston, TX)
Additional TX and WA touring dates TBD
4. GEO- ELIGIBILITY
This call is open to anyone living within the contiguous United States.
5. ADDITIONAL COMPENSATION
EnActe will cover the travel and lodging costs for out-of-town talent.
Accommodation may be shared.
Snacks/food offered only during rehearsal hours.
ABOUT THE SHOW
The Jungle Book Rudyard Revised, is a traveling show, opening in San Jose, CA and traveling to various U.S. cities.
An original production based on the literary classic by Rudyard Kipling, the play celebrates the current values of tiger conservation, inclusion and tolerance.
Directed by: Vinita Sud Belani.
Music Composer: World-renowned Jazz saxophonist and Hindustani classical musician George Brooks.
Choreography by Aparna Sindhoor and Anil Natyaveda of Navarasa Dance Theatre incorporating the animalistic roots of the ancient Indian martial arts – Kalaripayattu. Scenic Design By Kala Chaupal and artwork by indigenous artists in India.
EnActe Arts is a registered 501(c)(3) theatre and theatre education non-profit organization which produces contemporary theatrical projects that explore multicultural issues with particular reference to South Asia, and provides education programs to foster Performing Arts talent in the community.
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