Albany Civic Theater – Albany, OR

Albany Civic Theater - Albany, OR

now in our 71st season

Hosted by Black Rose Theatre Company and Whiteside Theatre

Proceeds will support: The Majestic, Albany Civic Theater, The Russell Tripp Performance Center and The Whiteside Theatre.

Island Song: A Musical
Words by: Sam Carner
Music by: Derek Gregor
Story by: Sam Carner, Derek Gregor, and Marlo Hunter
Directed By: Timothy John Kelley II
Music Direction By: Kent Wilson
 
Audition Video Submissions Due: Saturday, November 21st, 2020 @ 11:59 PM PST
Callbacks: Sunday, November 22nd, 2020 at 6:00 PM PST.
Rehearsal Timeframe: January 4th, 2021 – April 17th. 2021.
Performance: April 17th & 18th, 2021 (ONLINE STREAMING)
 
The Black Rose Theater Company is committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion and to creating a safe place for artists of all backgrounds to explore their craft. We are particularly eager to work with artists of color and other artists from marginalized communities. All auditions are free and open to the public. This audition is for an amateur, volunteer production. The Black Rose staff and volunteers do not discriminate on the basis of age, national origin, race, gender, ethnic background, disability, religious beliefs, or sexual orientation.
 
SHOW SYNOPSIS
Telling the story of five contemporary New Yorkers as they pursue their passions, resist distraction, and live out a “twisted love affair” with the city, “Island Song captures every urbanite’s triumphs, disappointments, and ever-tested perspective.
 
AUDITION AND CALLBACK INFORMATION
Please record a video of yourself singing 32 bars of a memorized song NOT from the show. It should be in the correct key for your voice. It is recommended that your music selection be a piece that is similar in style to the show. You may use live, pre-recorded, and online piano accompaniment. No Acapella singing please. Submit your headshot, resume, and video to ISLANDSONG2021@GMAIL.COM by 11:59 PM on November 21st, 2020. Videos submitted after the deadline will not be considered.
 
Callbacks are on Sunday, November 22nd, 2020 at 6:00 PM PST. If you receive a call back you’ll be notified via e-mail on the evening of Saturday, November 21st, 2020 before midnight. In that e-mail you’ll be provided with the Zoom Video Conferencing details for Sunday along with attached cold readings from the show and a tentative rehearsal schedule.
 
CHARACTER INFORMATION
All characters do not have a specific race or ethnic background; we’re excited to see a diverse pool of artists audition for all roles. In the original production, all characters were played by a cast of five. The cast size may easily by expanded to 8 by casting 3 additional performers as the HIPSTERS. Due to COVID-19 we will be keeping the cast size small in order to adhere to physical distancing guidelines.
 
JORDAN: Late-20s. An ambitious, sexy lawyer. She works hard and plays hard. Deeply engrossed in a dysfunctional love affair with the city.
 
CAROLINE: A free-spirited woman in her early-20s. Low on ambition in the traditional sense, she’s on a journey of self-exploration, eager to take it all in–which looks a lot like aimlessness amid the bustle of the city. Smart, well-read, her style is almost-alternative, boasting the requisite accouterments, without being fully committed.
 
COOPER: An aspiring actor in his early-20s. Earnest and driven, he’s left his small Midwestern town to pursue his acting dream. A bit of a loner, unpolished, but a true romantic. (Cooper could read straight or gay, but either way, his sexual identity is not central to his conflict.)
 
WILL: An Architect in his late-20s. Midwestern, sweet and less-thanslick. Taking the city on a test drive but a suburbanite at heart.
 
SHOSHANA: A woman in her “Late-early” 30s. Independently financially secure, she is driven by a need to fill the empty space of life and a deep desire to connect, but she can’t seem to get out of her own way. A real Carol Burnett type. Lonely. A New York native and amateur singer. She speaks quickly.
 
HIPSTERS: STOSH (played by the actor playing WILL), TIMO (played by the actor playing Cooper), and WALLENDIA (played by the actress playing SHOSHANA). Tragically “hip” in a carefully crafted Williamsburg way. They are aggressively apathetic.
 
BUCKET DRUMMER: A street performer who uses found percussion objects. He does not speak, though others speak to him. He represents the heartbeat of the city.
 
PIANIST: SHOSHANA’s accompanist.
 
PERFORMANCE AND REHEARSAL LOGISTICS
Dialogue: Rehearsals involving character dialogue will be scheduled over our ZOOM video conferencing solution.
 
Vocals: Rehearsals will be spaced more than six feet apart wearing personal protective equipment in an open environment. Only the singer(s), director, vocal director and accompanist will be allowed in the room. All physical distancing measures will be followed. All rehearsals will be off-site. Masks will be mandatory as well as temperature checks and screening questions.
 
Blocking/Staging: All performing artists, crew and musicians will be blocked over six feet apart during rehearsals and wearing personal protective equipment. All physical distancing measures will be followed. Masks will be mandatory as well as temperature checks and screening questions.
 
Performances:
The show will be performed and recorded on stage and made available via a paid streaming service. The cast, crew, and musicians will all perform and operate over six feet apart during the entire run of the show. Crew and musicians will be wearing personal protective equipment. Masks will be mandatory as well as temperature checks and screening questions.
 
If you have any further questions, comments, or concerns please feel free to contact the director at: DirectorTJK2@gmail.com. Thanks!