Oregon Shakespeare Festival's World Premiere of Family Album
Book and lyrics by Stew
Music by Stew and Heidi Rodewald
Directed by Joanna Settle
Singer/Songwriter, Heimvey, leads a critically acclaimed cult-band that's been around forever, still touring the country in a van, opening for bands bigger (and younger) than them and living as if they're still 25...or at least trying to. Heimvey has eluded commercial success as much as it has eluded him. He exudes the kind of relaxed confidence in his vision that is common in generals, ship captains and the mentally ill.
Actor should be available for the following:
December 2013 workshop: Approximately 12/03/13-12/15/13
Performance dates: First rehearsal: 05/13/14, opens 07/05/14, closes 08/31/14
Age 40-50, African-American
Role requires singing: Must be equally comfy with the Blues and The Beatles
Role also requires guitar playing (one need not be a shredding lead player BUT IF YOU PLAY LEAD IT'S A BIG PLUS).
Heimvey's songs feature actual melodies (not pentatonic scale runs with words attached) as well as preacher--esque bluesy-beat-poetry recitations. He also delivers text as direct-address banter with the audience, and has scenes with other characters in the play.
The feel we are going for is not "actor playing a musician" but rather "actual musician as lead actor in this play."
Step 1: RECORD
Record yourself singing the following TWO SONGS and delivering the MONOLOGUE below
- Record a video of yourself singing Curse (lyrics/chords below) and playing guitar
- Record yourself singing Muddy Waters' She Moves Me
(Please don't feel it’s necessary to mimic Muddy Waters or learn any of the specific guitar fills being played. The point of us asking you to learn this song is to hear what kind of gruff, Baptist preacher edge you might have in your voice. The role is not of a preacher but rather a rock & roll singer songwriter who grew up in such a church & thus can "go there" vocally when necessary.)
- Record yourself delivering the monologue below
NOTE: This should all be one video. It does not need to be professionally edited.
Step 2: EMAIL
Please send an “unlisted” YouTube video to email@example.com. It is very important the video be unlisted, downloadable and not be shared publicly.
- Your Name
- Phone Number
- Email Address
- Location (City/Town where you live)
- Video link
- Headshot or Recent photo
- Resume or 100-200 word bio of what you’ve been up to
All submissions must be received by October 1, 2013.