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Casting call for non-union actors/singers for the world premier of “Laughing Daughter”

CASTING CALL
Indian Head Center for the Arts, Indian Head, Southern Maryland (20 miles south of DC)
We are offering a unique opportunity for the cast to develop their own characters (within
the constraints of the story line and under the Directors supervision)
We are accepting submissions for non-union actors/singers for the world premier of
LAUGHING DAUGHTER – The Musical.

All roles will be compensated (a stipend + % of the box office)
Performance dates: 3rd – 6th 10th – 13th and 17th – 20th September 2009
Rehearsals will be held during the summer.

Plot Synopsis:

Laughing Daughter is a Country Rock/Americana Musical depicting the interwoven lives and loves of three very different couples.
Laughing Daughter, a 19 girl old Native American girl, bored with performing at local shows and possessing a beautiful voice, harbors a dream of being a star in the Nashville heavens. With her father’s reluctant blessing she leaves the reservation, her father Storm Heart, and James her long-time faithful boyfriend to seek her fame.
Junior Johnson is a singer/songwriter traveling the country performing at a variety of gigs, barely making enough to pay for his accommodation, meals and bar bills.
The down-home Jolene, slightly younger, and a dedicated life-long fan, has a secret and finally decides to declare herself.
Whilst trying to help the inconsolable James, the divorced Storm Heart, missing his estranged wife, Shell Flower, comes to terms with being separated from the two people he loves most.
Laughing Daughter weaves these three loves; their frustrations and their triumphs, into one braided whole, with the songs and melodies of the American Heartland, the story is warm,
human and touching.

Cast Breakdown:

Laughing Daughter: Late teens/early 20’s
Junior Johnson: Larger than life traveling singer/songwriter.
Storm Heart: Indian chief
James: Late teens/early 20’s
Jolene: Heart-of-gold country girl
Shell Flower: Storms Hearts estranged wife.
Kachina: A ‘puck-type’ the 4th wall – comical character.

Additional roles for an ensemble cast of four, who must be able to dance and sing/harmonize
to include:

Lenny Black (agent) Bubbalou Burns (country singer) Bartender, Musical Agent, Old Woman, Street Walkers, Agents Assistants, Tourists etc

We are also considering applications for: stage manager, costume manager, makeup,
properties manager, choreographer.

To be considered for an audition please initially send headshot and resume.

Location: Washington, DC
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