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Firefly Love Auditions

Something Marvelous will host auditions for the world premiere production of Firefly Love by Alejandro Ricaño, translated by Héctor Garza, directed by Rinska Carrasco-Prestinary.  


Firefly Love

Maria goes on a journey to the homeland of her favorite playwright, Henrik Ibsen.  She dreams of being inspired, but instead finds another woman who is identical to her.  From the moment that she meets her other self on a funicular to Mount Floyen, she begins the journey to find herself.  She enlist the help of her best friend Lola, and together they follow the other Maria to the other end of the world.  

Equity/Non-equity: Non-equity

Pay: Stipend

Type/restrictions:  Seeking three performers who identify as Latinx.
Firefly Love Cast of Characters:

MARIA - Female, around 25 years old but taps into moments of her younger self, she’s a confident Mexican woman but still has insecurities. She’s not afraid to speak her mind, but when it comes to matters of the heart she has yet to define what she really needs - not just wants. Strong comedic timing, fluent in Spanish, must move well.

ROMULUS - Male or non-binary, around 25 years old but taps into moments of his younger self. He is a Mexican man who knows what he wants but is trapped in what’s comfortable. This actor will also play a few other characters. Looking for performers who have experience with shadow puppets (but not a must).  Strong comedic timing, fluent in Spanish, and must move well.

RAMON - Male, or non-binary, around 30 years old. A hard working Mexican man who is a also an artist and who finds joy and love in the simple things. He runs a lute shop and has an instant connection to Maria, a connection that women would dream about in novellas. This actor will also play a few other characters. Looking for actors who have experience with  shadow puppets (but not a must).  Strong comedic timing, fluent in Spanish and must move well.

Audition dates: Saturday, February 24 between 11am-3pm.  Callbacks will take place on March 3.  

Time commitment: Firefly Love will hold evening and weekend rehearsals between May 14 - June 24. Tech: June 25 - 29.  Performances: Thurs-Sun June 30 - July 15, 2018 at the Athenaeum Theatre.

To Schedule an Audition: Email Cruz Gonzalez-Cadel and Allyce Torres at festival@somethingmarvelous.org with H/R and availability during the audition date to set up an audition.  Please bring a H/R; we will email sides when confirming an audition appointment.

 

 

Designers, please check back soon for more opportunities!  Feel free to reach out to us at festival@somethingmarvelous.org in the meantime.

 

Thanks for joining us in creating a deeper, more imaginative way to tell stories!

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