SEñor Plumer's Final Fiesta

Rogue Artists Ensemble announces auditions for its 2018 world premiere of Señor Plummer’s Final Fiesta. 

Rogue Artists Ensemble is known for creating their own brand of "Hyper-theater," an innovative hybrid of highly physical theater traditions, puppetry, mask work, dance, music, and modern technology.  The Rogue’s recent adaptation of the Pinocchio myth titled Wood Boy Dog Fish, played to sold out houses and was nominated for several LA Theater awards. Our 2017 season was kicked off this summer by the Los Angeles premiere of the new Zen Shorts production at the Pasadena Playhouse before it traveled to Minneapolis to perform at the National Puppetry Festival. In 2018, we have teamed up with The Garry Marshall Theater to present a new version of Wood Boy Dog Fish, which is currently running through June 24th.

More info about Rogue Artists Ensemble - www.rogueartists.org

The audition will take place at Plummer Park in West Hollywood by appointment only. 

Auditions: Monday, July 9th and Friday, July 13th 2018
Callbacks: Sunday, July 15th 2018

We are seeking multidisciplinary artists who are excited about creating fierce performances utilizing puppetry, mask work and physical theater. We encourage those who may not feel appropriate for the listed roles to submit; Rogue is also taking actors into consideration for projects for the upcoming year, including a public reading series for the inaugural season of Rogue Lab.

To submit:

If you have any questions email us at auditions(at)rogueartists.org 

What to Prepare:

To audition, prepare a one-minute piece that shows your best creative self: a monologue, song, dance, physical score, clown bit, or something totally different. Sides will also be available if you prefer.

The show is produced under the 99 seat equity waiver membership company rule and union and non-union artists may apply.

Señor Plummer’s Final Fiesta

Written by Diana Burbano, Tom Jacobson, Chelsea Sutton with Rogue Artists Ensemble
Original Music by Adrien Prévost
Directed by Sean Cawelti

A site-specific interactive theater experience in West Hollywood’s Plummer Park, Señor Plummer’s Final Fiesta celebrates, illuminates, and magnifies the life of Eugene Plummer, the original resident of Hollywood. Combining physical theater, mask performance, dance, singing, puppetry and innovative scenic pieces, we will transform parts of Plummer Park to tell stories in innovative ways.

Told through a patchwork of tall-tales, large-scale puppets, masks, and music. Rogue Artists Ensemble electrifies Señor Plummer’s whimsical tales of early Los Angeles in a memory map of wild west duels, pirates, land-grabbing, shark-riding, epic court battles, and, of course, fiestas. Armed with only a treasure map of Señor Plummer’s mind, the adventures you’ll encounter are not always friendly, not always logical, but always exist in the vibrant, shifting ground for dreamers that is Los Angeles. The presentation this summer will be an active workshop sketch of the piece, which will be followed by  a full production in 2018.

Schedule: 

Text Work: Monday July 23rd - Saturday July 28th with a presentation on the final day

Rehearsals: Wednesday September 5th - Thursday October 4th, 2018, Mon - Thurs evenings and Sat OR Sun days. All rehearsals will take place in Plummer Park in West Hollywood.

Performances:

Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings at 7:30pm
Previews begin Friday October 5th, opens Friday October 12th and closes Sunday November 4th with a possible extension through Sunday November 18th. 

Artists Fees:

$250 rehearsal honorarium plus $25 per performance honorarium including preview performances


Character Breakdown: 

For all roles in Señor Plummer’s Final Fiesta:
We are seeking fearless Hispanic, Latinx, Asian, African-American, Native American, mixed race and diverse artists to act, play music, sing, dance and puppeteer and to support the development of this new site specific performance piece. 

EUGENE PLUMMER
Male, 60 - 70, Irish and Mexican, Latinx and mixed-race Latinx actors are welcome to apply
More charming than handsome, Irish and Mexican ancestry, full of vinegar, a wag and a card, has a way with words
Spanish speakers are strongly encouraged to submit.

JOURNALIST
Any age, any ethnicity, improv and/or crowd experience a plus -- seeking multiple actors. An LA Times reporter that serves as one of the guides for this immersive experience. Friendly, engaged performers that delight in audience interaction are requested to submit.

YOUNG EUGENE PLUMMER
Male, 18-25, Irish and Mexican, Latinx and mixed-race Latinx actors are welcome to apply
More charming than handsome, Irish and Mexican ancestry, full of vinegar, a wag and a card, has a way with words. 
Spanish speakers are strongly encouraged to submit.

VENTURA ROCHA
Any gender, 40-60, Latinx
Very proper California lady, severe hostess, brutally snobbish. Not afraid to speak her mind. Owner of the fanciest rancho around. Comes from a well off family.
Spanish speakers are strongly encouraged to submit.

LUIS LOPEZ
Male, 20-40, Latinx
Scion of a land-grant family, sweet,  innocent to the point of gullible. Younger brother of Ventura Rocha. 
Spanish speakers are strongly encouraged to submit.

LA POUBELLE
Woman, 20-40, Latinx
Beautiful, curvaceous and sure of herself. Commands a room.
Spanish or French language proficiency is preferred.

MARIA CECILIA PLUMMER
Woman, 40-60, Irish and Mexican
Eugene's mother, a polite but tough chic, don't mess with her.
Spanish speakers are strongly encouraged to submit.

SENATOR  COLE/ HERB BRANSCUM
Male, 40-70, Any Ethnicity
Courtly, untrustworthy, smooth until he loses his shit.

JUDGE TONNER/APPEL/DUNNIGAN
30-50, Any gender, Any Ethnicity
From dignity to smart and back.

ESPIRITU CHIHUILLA
Woman, 40’s - 60’s,  Native American
Strong willed, fierce, strong movement ability.

AMPARO/STINGAREE MARY/HORTENSIA
Woman, 20’s, Latinx
Young Latinx woman who sings and plays instruments. 


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