Auditions for THE OLD MAN AND THE OLD MOON will be March 23 and 24, 2020 at 7pm at The Dayton Theatre Guild
Auditions will consist of cold reads from the script. A headshot and resume are encouraged but not required. Please be prepared to list all conflicts, including weekends, between March 25, 2020 and June 14, 2020.
This is a movement play. The director is looking for a strong group of actors who are comfortable with physical movement and singing on stage. Experience as a puppeteer is a plus. All actors must be able to sit, stand, move, and lift objects easily.
This production will use 7 actors to play nearly 30 roles by changing costume pieces and using hand props. Actors never leave the stage and work as an ensemble to tell the story. Those auditioning may be asked to attempt a Brittish, Scottish, or Irish dialect. The show will also include some choreographed dance.
Those auditioning should dress comfortably to move.
Be prepared to sing 16 Bars of a song in the style of the show.
The Old Man tends to The Old Moon, refilling the light that spills out every night. When his wife unexpectedly leaves home, The Old Man abandons his post to find her and plunges the world into darkness. His eventful journey across land, air, and sea reminds them—and us—of the unwavering power of love. This is basic storytelling at its best and a lesson about the inevitability of change. It reminds us of the magic of folktales that take place in a timeless land far, far away.
Actor 1 (Male): THE OLD MAN (This role has been precast)
Actor 2 (Male): MATHESON, PATRON (This role has been precast)
Actor 3 (Female): BUTCHER, BEN, CALLAHAN, REBEL TWO, PERRY
Actor 4 (Female): MABELU, FINE LADY, DOG (puppet)
Actor 5 (Male): BOATSWAIN ONE, LLEWELLYN, GHOST SINGER
Actor 6 (Female): THE OLD WOMAN, BOATSWAIN TWO, MICKEY, CAPTAIN,
BARTLEY, YOUNG WOMAN
Actor 7 (Male): FISHMONGER, CLERK, COOKIE, REBEL ONE, BARTENDER,