Paid Musical "How I Lost One Pound" In Search of Talent
ONLY LOCAL TALENT WILL BE ADMITTED. Seeking performers for "How I Lost One Pound" the musical-ish play. Please, see the details below. About the project: This new musical show is a dramedy that questions: when a family disbands, what now? Where can I find the gumption to make my own opportunities in this dizzying world? When will my voice be finally heard? The story follows four wannabes who have been abandoned by friends, family, husbands etc, who contemplate their lives and unrealized dreams wondering what they're going to be when they grow up before health, age, on-line dating, binge-watching and Spider Solitaire get the best of them. Rate: Non-Union. $500.00 honorarium. Additional information: REHEARSALS: Once or twice a week starting week of Oct 16th in Toronto. Then additional in Nov & Dec. Please indicate availability ie days, nights, weekends. Tech & Show Dec 14th to Dec 16th. Full Days. PERFORMANCE DATE(S): December 14-16th. PERFORMANCE LOCATION: Toronto. Self-tape due by Wednesday, September 27. Or earlier. You will be asked to prepare (reading is just fine) a monologue from the play and sing a short song a cappella of your choice especially like one if you resonate with one of the four characters. If you're interested, please apply.
A single, obsessive, neurotic soul, fearful of everything. Training for an IronMan (that’s sexist, so…) IronPerson. She’s a nervous, giggler especially when she sings. She really just says the lyrics and doesn’t sing. This actor will be doing scenes with the other 3 actors as well as herself as another character ie a doctor.
A happy-go-lucky, overworked, unappreciated stay-at-home mom who loves to sing even along with the other soloists, annoyingly. She also will be cleaning ie people’s feet and sweeping up messes. This actor will be doing scenes with the other 3 actors as well as with herself as another character ie her husband & a store clerk.
A married with grown children, enlightened yoga teacher who is deeply saddened by the recent break up of her long marriage. She sings particularly sad songs. Her goal is to have the “positive radio announcer voice”. She also has a great laugh when she can muster it. This actor will be doing scenes with the other 3 actors as well as with herself as another character ie husband.
Married with no children, Amber is an angry, stressed out real estate agent who still manages to make people laugh. She sings but actually rather shouts. This actor will be doing scenes with the other 3 actors as well as be doing scenes with herself as another character ie a husband. Not required but please indicate if you can do any of the following: play guitar, piano. If you can do the splits, a cartwheel, handstands, or headstands. Any foreign accents. Or any other stupid human trick.