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Asian Performers For "Gwangju" The Musical Gala Concert

Mineola, NY, United StatesID: 198088Exp: 10/3/2022
Pays:$2000/ProjectCategory:Singing
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Auditions for "Gwangju" the musical gala concert. Seeking cast. ONLY LOCAL TALENT WILL BE CONSIDERED. Please see the breakdown below. About the project: 1 day showcase musical concert presentation of "Gwangju" an English adaptation of a Korean musical. "The story is based on the statement of a former CIA agent that a special operations unit, also known as the 'convenience unit', was deployed to Gwangju in 1980. On May 16, 1961, President Park Chung-hee who seized power in a coup d'etat, reigns as a dictator. About 20 years later, on October 26, 1979, Park Chung-hee was assassinated. The South Korean people believed that the dictatorship will end and democracy will come. However, another soldier, Chun Doo-hwan, led a coup d'etat and seizes power. On May 15, 1980, protests from major cities in Korea demanded the resignation of Chun Doo-hwan, but they turned around from believing that the ‘Democratic Spring’ will come soon. Only the southern city of South Korea, Gwangju, did not stop protesting. Gwangju was home to Chun Doo-hwan's strong rival, political leader Kim Dae-jung. Upon hearing about the rising protests in Gwangju, Chun Doo-hwan secretly dispatched a special operation unit. This was to fabricate the fact that Kim Dae-jung joined hands with North Korea and started a civil riot in Gwangju. On May 16, 1980, citizens of Gwangju, unaware of this fact, gathered in the city square with torches. It was meant to light the darkness of dictatorship with a torch and open up a splendid world of democracy. It was exactly 20 years since the military coup, Jeong-hee Park." Rate: Lead: $2,000 total (including 1 performance and commitment to 10 rehearsals days) Principal: $1,300 total (including 1 performance and commitment to 10 rehearsal days) Ensemble: $1,000 total (including 1 performance and commitment to 'some' rehearsals days) + 10% agent if applicable. Additional info: Non-union. Rehearses 10 days between October 4-19 in NYC; performs October 20. Seeking New York local (or willing to work as local). Must be fully vaccinated & boosted. When applying, please include headshot and resume - please do not apply if yo are not available on October 20, 2022. Selected talents will be asked to submit self-tape w/ singing video/reel.

14 roles

Han-Soo ParkMale18-40 y.o.Asian

Plain-clothes soldier. Han-Soo Park is on a mission to spread false rumors to start a civil war, but later had a change of heart. Lead. Tenor/Alto preferred; Musical theatre background a plus. Talent must be able on 10/20 for the performance, as well as 10 rehearsals.

E-Gun YoonFemale18-40 y.o.Asian

Evening school teacher. Lead. Tenor/Alto preferred; Musical theatre background a plus. Talent must be able on 10/20 for the performance, as well as 10 rehearsals.

Hwa-In JungMale18-40 y.o.Asian

Owner of Hwang-Sa music. Hwa-In Jung is amongst the citizens at the City Square, protesting for democracy, but later caught in crossfire. Lead. Tenor/Alto preferred; Musical theatre background a plus. Talent must be able on 10/20 for the performance, as well as 10 rehearsals.

Soo-Kyoung MoonBoth genders21-50 y.o.Asian

Principal: Evening school teacher. Actor maybe asked to 'double' two characters for the showcase. Musical theatre experience preferred.

In-Goo HeoBoth genders21-50 y.o.Asian

Special affairs team leader in Security forces. Actor maybe asked to 'double' two characters for the showcase. Musical theatre experience preferred.

Ki-Baek LeeBoth genders21-50 y.o.Asian

Militia sniper. Actor maybe asked to 'double' two characters for the showcase. Musical theatre experience preferred.

Street AngelBoth genders21-50 y.o.Asian

Dancer, philosopher. Actor maybe asked to 'double' two characters for the showcase. Musical theatre experience preferred.

Chang-Suk KimBoth genders18-60 y.o.Asian

Representative of surrender in Militia. Ensemble: actors will be portraying multiple roles. Seeking actors who sings, or singers who acts. Musical theatre experience a plus, but not required. Talent will be required to learn a few songs.

Yong-Soo OhBoth genders18-30 y.o.Asian

Evening student, Chinese restaurant delivery. Ensemble: actors will be portraying multiple roles. Seeking actors who sings, or singers who acts. Musical theatre experience a plus, but not required. Talent will be required to learn a few songs.

Sam-Nyeun JangBoth genders18-30 y.o.Asian

Evening student, newspaper delivery. Ensemble: actors will be portraying multiple roles. Seeking actors who sings, or singers who acts. Musical theatre experience a plus, but not required. Talent will be required to learn a few songs.

MilitiaBoth genders18-60 y.o.Asian

Ensemble: actors will be portraying multiple roles. Seeking actors who sings, or singers who acts. Musical theatre experience a plus, but not required. Talent will be required to learn a few songs.

Plain-Clothes SoldiersBoth genders18-60 y.o.Asian

Ensemble: actors will be portraying multiple roles. Seeking actors who sings, or singers who acts. Musical theatre experience a plus, but not required. Talent will be required to learn a few songs.

Martial Law ArmyBoth genders18-60 y.o.Asian

Ensemble: actors will be portraying multiple roles. Seeking actors who sings, or singers who acts. Musical theatre experience a plus, but not required. Talent will be required to learn a few songs.

Women Ship MembersFemale18-60 y.o.Asian

Ensemble: actors will be portraying multiple roles. Seeking actors who sings, or singers who acts. Musical theatre experience a plus, but not required. Talent will be required to learn a few songs.