Seeking: M/F Actors 8-60 y/o (See Character Breakdown)
For: Professional Theatre Production
Title: “Carnival Medea- A Bacchanal” by Rhoma Spencer and Shirlene Holmes
Synopsis: Carnival Medea is a retelling of the classic Greek tragedy, Medea by Euripedes. In this
Trinbagonian reimaging, The Grenadian Medea, a baby doll flees Carriacou with Jason, a Tobagonian stick fighter to live in Trinidad.
After some years of marriage, he forsakes her to marry a younger woman. Distraught, she is determined to wreak havoc on the new bride and spite Jason where it hurts the most by denying him access to his two sons. However, Medea is protected by the Orishas; Shango, Ogun and Osun who in Yoruba mythology mirror Medea’s dilemma.
Shango took Osun away from Ogun and as such both Orishas are in a continuous war for the love of Osun. This is the conflict that is waging in Medea’s head. Should I harm the children to spite Jason or not? Love conquers all as Osun, the Orisha of love and sensuality wins and Medea doesn’t harm her children.
The traditional Trinidad carnival characters are given life through the various characters in the play which is set in Trinidad circa 1950s when these characters were at the zenith of their existence in the carnival on the streets of Port of Spain.
Application Format: Live audition
Date: Wednesday 6th July 2016
Time: 10AM- 6PM
Location: Little Carib Theatre | Corner White Street & Roberts Street, Woodbrook [View Map]
Preparation: Interested persons are asked to submit their Head shot and resume to the email address listed below, with the role you are interested in (See Character Breakdown) stated in the subject line, and time you wished to be seen.
– Female 30-35 y/o to play the role of Medea. Must be able to dance.
– Male 40-60 y/o of White or Mixed ethnicity . Must be able to do a Venezuelan accent. Ability to pick up basic choreography is a huge asset
– Male 30-40 y/o of African descent. Must be able to render a calypso in the A minor santimanitay tradition.
– Female 45-60 y/o of African descent. Must be able to dance and pick up a basic choreography is a huge asset.
– Male 45-60 y/o. Diverse ethnicity. A knowledge of the Midnight Robber and Pierrot Grenade tradition is an asset.
– 1 boy between 8-10. Unspoken role but must have a presence on stage that speaks through your emotions
– 1 boy between 11-13 y/o. Unspoken role but must have a presence on stage that speaks through your emotions
Director: Rhoma Spencer
Choreographer: Christopher Shepherd
Set Design: Edwin Erminy
Producer: Trevor Jadunath and Tony Hall.
Presenters: Little Carib Theatre and Lordstreet Theatre Company
Opening Date: 9th February 2017