Theater: Musicals


Casting notice expires: January 17, 2014

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Debbie von Ahrens, Fat Chance Production Group LLC, and Nathan Sheffield
Sila Shaman, music; Anita Riggio, book & lyrics; Emily Maltby, dir.; Daryl Eisenberg Casting, casting.

Production Description

Casting "Brindlebeast." Synopsis: "A musical in voice and American Sign Language about love, healing, and the creative process. 'Brindlebeast' blends spoken language and American Sign Language (ASL) in a contemporary two-act musical that braids together three strands: a love story, a story about confronting personal beasts, and a chronicle of the creative process itself. The world of 'Brindlebeast' is inherently inclusive. It is multi-racial, deaf and hearing, straight and gay. Hearing and deaf audience members will comprehend the action of the play and meaning of the words and lyrics through the combination of voice, ASL, mime, video, graphics, as well as traditional captioning. The quest of the protagonist in 'Brindlebeast' is everyone’s quest: to confront one’s inner beast in order to love and be loved. 'Brindlebeast' is set within a contemporary, dynamic hearing/deaf, straight/gay community in a city like Brooklyn, NY. When graphic novelist, Will Champion meets Claire Harper, a self-possessed, deaf single mom whose sensual visual language is as lovely and compelling as she is, he unwittingly summons his Beast, the shape-shifting embodiment of the demons that have kept him from love itself. Beast’s malevolent interference grows as Will’s relationship with Claire deepens, and Will attempts to banish the Beast by drawing, as he always has. Will ultimately uses these pictures in a book about a form-changer called Brindlebeast, whose transformations metaphorically mirror the events in Will’s own life."

Rehearsal and Production Dates & Locations

Rehearses Jan. 17-20; reading performs Jan. 20 at 7 p.m. at Engelman Recital Hall at Baruch College in NYC.

Compensation & Union Contract Details

$100 stipend provided. Equity 20-Hour Reading Guidelines.


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