THE GOOD EARTH - CASTING BREAKDOWN.
The Good Earth is a Welsh story about fighting for community. The action unfolds through physical theatre, rousing Welsh folk song and new writing, bringing to life a valley torn apart by their council, big business and eventually themselves.
Following success in 2015, The Good Earth, a Co production with RCT Theatres in association with Chapter and Wales Millennium Centre, will be returning this summer.
This is an ensemble driven production with all actors being onstage for the duration of the play. All actors must have ability to be playful with strong physical theatre skills and singing ability preferred. The play is set in the South Wales valleys so authentic or believable accents are desired.
We are currently looking for actors who would be suitable for the following roles:
JACKIE / JACK.
PLAYING AGE 8-11.
*Jackie could also be played as Jack therefore male and female applicants welcome.*
*Adult actor required*
A bundle of energy. Excitable. Innocent.
Needs to be highly dynamic and imaginative with ability to access a range of emotion and convincingly see the world through a child’s eyes. Jackie is the sister to James and daughter of Dina. Jackie is the young, lively heart of the piece.
PLAYING AGE: 18-28
Proud young Valleys man. Strong willed. Passionate.
Needs to be physically intuitive, dynamic with singing ability. James is intelligent, hard-working and exceptionally proud of his home town. When his valley comes under threat James leads his family and community in a heart wrenching battle against the council. James is the son of Dina, brother to Jackie and doting lover of Gwen.
PLAYING AGE: 35-45
Loyal. Tough love. Family is everything.
Needs to have exceptional emotional connection, brilliant comic timing and be physically intuitive. Dina is a proud, strong, single Valleys mother who would do anything for her family. She is mother to James and Jackie.
AVAILABILITY: All applicants must be available from the 25th of July until the 13th of October. The production will be touring in and outside of Wales.
AUDITIONS: Auditions will take place on Thursday the 14th and Friday the 15th of April at the Park and Dare Theatre, Treorchy (by invitation).
To apply please e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org with current headshot and CV.
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS IS FRIDAY THE 8TH OF APRIL AT 1PM.
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