Kaidan Project: Walls Grow Thin
Written by Lisa Dring, Rosie Narasaki, Chelsea Sutton with Rogue Artists Ensemble
Directed by Sean Cawelti
A large scale immersive experience for groups of 12 audience members set within a 1927 multi-story warehouse in mid-city. Combining physical performance, puppetry and more to create immersive tellings of several famous Japanese ghost stories with a modern twist.
A voice calls out through the darkness, drowning us in echoes of wells and engines and graveyards, in tangles of hair and snow, in sharp reflections of our darkest and most human moments. Kaidan Project: Walls Grow Thin is a multi-sensory, site specific experience refracting ancient Japanese ghost stories through a modern, multi-cultural lens, revealing the noise of our histories and the silences that haunt us. A small group enters a room alone, guided by a voice, each room a different story – will you complete the ritual?
Artists cast in Kaidan Project: Walls Grow Thin will also participate in a physical theater salon to build vocabulary, learn puppetry and mask technique and explore the stories as part of the rehearsal process.
Rehearsals begin Tuesday September 5th and go through Thursday, October 12, 2017, Mon - Thurs evenings and Saturday days.
Previews begin October 3rd, Opens Friday, October 13, 2017 and performs through Sunday, November 19, 2017, with Possible Extension
$250 rehearsal honorarium plus $30 per performance honorarium
For all roles in Kaidan Project: Walls Grow Thin, we are seeking fearless, Asian, Latina/o, African-American, mixed race and diverse artists to act, perform music, bring spirits to life, dance and puppeteer in a new large scale performance installation for small groups of audience members.
Female, 35-55, Asian American
A woman with a strong presence and capacity to transform quickly from heartbreak to wild ferocity. A character who is easily prone to possession.
Female, 25-45, Artist of Diversity, Asian, Latina preferred
A versatile character who has a welcoming charm, but is revealed to be quite dangerous. Improv experience highly encouraged.
Female Understudy with GUARANTEED public performance(s)
Female, 35-55, Asian American
A woman with a strong presence, highly physical and capacity to transform quickly from heartbreak to wild ferocity. A character who is easily prone to possession.
Male Understudy with GUARANTEED public performance(s)
Male, 30-55, POC
A highly physical, adaptable actor to understudy 1 or more roles. Improv and/or puppetry experience a plus.
How to Submit
Auditions will take place on Friday, August 18th by appointment only. Callbacks will take place the same evening.
We are seeking multidisciplinary artists who are excited about creating fierce performances utilizing puppetry, mask work and physical theater.
To submit, email your headshot and resume to Lisa at dring.lisa(at)gmail.com. Please include your availability on the 18th as well as role(s) you’d like to be considered for.
All productions are 99 seat equity waiver productions and union or non union artists may apply.