THE YELLOW BOAT
Originally produced by Childsplay in Arizona, “The Yellow Boat” has been performed all over the world. Written by David Saar, it tells the story of his son, Benjamin, who passed away at age eight. Seen through the boy’s eyes, it is a lyrical, visually rich, highly theatrical exploration of life and death. The production will feature original music by Ovation Award-winning composer Gregory Nabours, and will be directed by Joseph V. Calarco, who helmed last season’s Ovation Recommended production of “The 4th Graders Present an Unnamed Love-Suicide.”
ROLES (Please do not submit for more than one.) NOTE: While not a musical, music and movement will be prominent. All actors must be able to carry a tune and move well
Male or Female. Caucasian. 18-30. Sensitive. Imaginative. This will be played by an adult, so a youthful, boyish appearance is necessary. 5’6” max.
Female. 28-35. Caucasian. Kind. Strong. Perhaps a little overprotective
Male. 28-35. Caucasian. Kind. Loving. Goofy. Perhaps a bit in over his head.
Female. 25-38. All ethnicities. Funny. Open. Patient and kind. A nurse who befriends Benjamin in the hospital.
Female. 21-38. ALL ethnicities. The rest of the female parts are performed by a chorus of sorts, who play multiple roles.
(Understudies only): Male. 21-38. ALL ethnicities. Same thing here. The rest of the male roles are performed by a chorus, which play multiple parts. Currently seeking understudies for the males, with one guaranteed performance. Please do not submit unless this interests you.
For more information about auditions, please contact Casting Director Graham Kurtz