Children of the Sea | Casting Call Out

Performing Lines WA is casting for its 2021 premiere of Children of the Sea, Jay Emmanuel’s new work-of-scale that shares the journeys of young maritime survivors who came to Australia by boat.

We are looking for two local male-identifying performers and singers to join our vocal ensemble and one female-identifying performer and singer to join the cast.

Using satire and humour, Children Of The Sea, centres around the stories of four intertwined characters who struggle with ideas of home, identity, adolescence and love as they navigate the absurdities of the adult world in which they drift.

The work will star five young emerging performers, all from migrant and refugee background, in concert with a choir led by Green Room Awarded Composer and Choir Leader Kavisha Mazzella.

Read more about the show

 

VOCAL ENSEMBLE (x2)

Criteria

  • Male-identifying
  • 21yrs old and over
  • We welcome singers/performers from Iranian, Pakistani or African diaspora;
  • Emerging or Established with some experience in performing and storytelling (preferred)
  • We’re looking for two performers with strong vocal and singing training.

In order to be eligible, you must:

  • Be available full-time from September 29th to October 3rd, 2020
  • Be available full-time for rehearsals and shows from January 4th to February 14th, 2021.

AMMI’S ROLE (x1)

Criteria

  • Female-identifying
  • Age: early 30’s
  • From a culturally diverse background
  • Language: English, Urdu (primarily English, few lines in Urdu)
  • Description: Ammi is a single mother of two; Mir and Gibran. Her character is from Balochistan/Pakistan (Balochistan).
  • The performer playing Ammi will be part of the Vocal Ensemble. We’re looking for an actor with a strong vocal and singing training.

In order to be eligible, you must:

  • Be available full-time from September 29th to October 3rd, 2020
  • Be available full-time for rehearsals and shows from January 4th to February 14th, 2021.

Fees

For these positions, we are offering a weekly wage of $1,250 in accordance with the  Live Performance Award 2010 rate, including superannuation, work cover and holiday pay.

Venue

Subiaco Arts Centre

Date/time

Creative Development (1 week)
September 29th to October 3rd, 2020
From 9.30am  to 5.30pm

Rehearsals and shows (6 weeks)
January 4th to February 14th, 2021

To apply

If you are interested please complete this form here. You will need to upload your headshot, short bio and a one-minute video of your singing.

Applications close on Friday 28th August, 2020.

 

Selection

Shortlisted applicants will be notified for auditions to be held on September 3rd and 4th, 2020.

For more information, please reach out to Senior Producer, Rachael Whitworth rachael@performinglineswa.org.au

 

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