The Only Animal is developing SLIME, a new play from Bryony Lavery. Directed by Kendra Fanconi, SLIME takes place just slightly in the future set at a climate change conference where student interns act as translators for marine animals who are participating in the conference.
7 non-equity roles for actors 19 - 25, or can play those ages. Please do not apply if you are a member of a union, Equity or UBCP.
We are interested in hiring underrepresented communities and cast for cultural diversity. The Only Animal invites application from trans or gender non-binary actors for all roles.
Workshop Dates: August 8 – 12, 2017
All roles are paid. Please do not apply if you have conflicts during May/June of next year, 2018. Those cast for the workshop will be top consideration for the co-production May/June of 2018, in Banff and Vancouver as well as for development work in the interim.
These roles contain vocal challenges of learning and performing the languages of animals:
COCO: female, had failed one night stand with EV which makes her angry, frog translator. Also plays an adult (Georgia Mulhouse, military general)
BARB: top student, falls in love with OLA, otter and sea lion translator
OLA: falls in love with BARB, Sea bird translator. Also plays an adult (the elderly and frail, Dr. Meredith Lander)
EV: male, IT guy, a self-starter, a traitor, speaks enough polar bear to get by
FREZZLE: male, dolphin translator, can’t find a mate. Also plays an adult (Corporate Suit, Brian Talbot)
These roles contain physical challenges of performing languages of fish and other animals:
GODFREY: male, dance major, gay, fish translator. Also plays an adult (scientist Neville Liddy, geeky SLIME expert)
DUMBO: female, dance major, has taken a vow of silence to listen to what animals have to say. This actress is physically innovative and will invent sign language to translate for animals who communicate visually.
Please submit headshot and resume by EMAIL ONLY to firstname.lastname@example.org by June 21, 2017. Please save files with your FULL NAME in the document title.
Script available upon request.
The Only Animal thanks you in advance for all submissions, we will only contact parties we are interested in.