Call for Auditions: Performers for Tagalog Fest at Bindlestiff Studios in San Francisco

 The Love Edition: Love Bytes, 2014. Image credit: Bindlestiff Studios

The Love Edition: Love Bytes, 2014. Image credit: Bindlestiff Studios

Bindlestiff Studio is producing its first ever Tagalog Festival as part of their Spring Mainstage production! Bindlestiff is looking for 10 performers who will commit from March-May for rehearsals and three-week performance schedule.  They will be showcasing three one-act plays direct from the 2015 Virgin Lab Fest, an annual Philippine Writer’s Festival, a collaborative project from the Cultural Center of the Philippines, Tanghalang Pilipino and the Writer’s Bloc. 
 
Una: Tagalog
Non-Union
Audition: Saturday, February 20 from 12pm-5pm
Callbacks: Sunday, February 21 from 12pm-5pm
Location: Bindlestiff Studio, 185 Sixth Street in San Francisco
Directors: Joe Cascasan, Aureen Almario, Allan Manalo, and Ramon Abad
Producers: Joyce Juan Manalo and Lorna Velasco
Email: lorna@bindlestiffstudio.org
Compensation: Yes
 
Rehearsals begin mid-March
Opening: April 21, 2016
Closing: May 7, 2016
 
Characters:
-Female late 30’s: Tagalog speaker, direct and can be overly dramatic.
-Male 20’s:  Tagalog speaker, playful, but can be sincere.
-Female mid 50's-mid 60's: Fluent Tagalog speaker, direct, strong willed (diva-esque).
-Male mid 50's-mid 60's: Fluent Tagalog speaker, charming, romantic. 
-Female 18-30:  Tagalog speaker, bright spirit, adventurer, experience in movement, animated, will age through the duration of the play.
-Male 18-30:  Tagalog speaker, some experience with dance movement, animated, will age through the duration of the play.
-Male 30-50+: Tagalog speaker, some experience with dance/movement, plays older man in beginning then younger son at end of play.
-Female 20-40+:  Tagalog speaker, some experience with dance/movement.
-Female 20-40+: Tagalog speaker, some experience with dance/movement.
-Male 20-40+: Tagalog speaker, some experience with dance/movement.
 
Please be prepared:
1) Perform a one-minute monologue in Tagalog, memorized or read.
2) Be ready for a cold reading from the script.
 
*For actors auditioning for mid 50’s-60’s characters, please prepare a verse from a song (English or Tagalog) to be sung acapella.