Post by Rebekah Amber Clark on Aug 30, 2018 16:42:58 GMT -8
Auditions are now closed! Thanks everyone. If you happen across this post late, however, you can e-mail me at email@example.com to see if I can still add you to the chorus before the project is posted to YouTube.
Auditions are re-opened again until the end of November for both sides of the chorus, Kekata, and the two Native American warriors.
To audition, please ONLY send in your demo reel to firstname.lastname@example.org by November 30th, 2018. If you have a singing demo reel, please send that, if not, please send your regular voice acting demo reel. If you do not have ANY demo reel, you can just send me a clip of you singing any 2 lines of "Savages" from Pocahontas. Just mention in your e-mail which role(s) you are interested in -- you can choose one, some or all to try out for, but I will of course do my best to spread the roles out!
*One of the 2 Native American Warriors
*Chorus (please specify right-wing, left-wing, or no preference)
Thank you so much!
Update as of October 8th: The roles of Kekata, and both Native American warriors have gone unclaimed and are now reopened for audition!
The first round of auditions is over as of the end of September -- all solo & duet roles have either been cast and confirmed or at least offered, pending acceptance by the people cast. However, I would still love to have more voices in the chorus! I have re-opened auditions for the chorus roles until the end of October 21st.
If any of the pending roles are declined, I will add them back in to the audition as available roles and bump the thread with a notification that one or more roles is available again. But for now, it is only the chorus.
Thanks to everyone who auditioned, and I hope to hear auditions from more of you!
This is an unpaid project.
This will be a song cover/political parody of "Savages" from Disney's Pocahontas with new lyrics written by me, and will be uploaded to my YouTube channel. (My first Disney group song cover has had over 3,600 views and counting to date.) Although there WILL be terms like "snowflake" and "nazi" in the lyrics, they're included for the same reason racially offensive lyrics were included in Disney's original version -- in other words, this song is meant to promote the idea that these extremist political views & insults are harmful on BOTH sides. EVERYONE will definitely get a chance to see the FULL lyrics before deciding whether you are comfortable participating in this project! Absolutely NO violence will be shown on-screen, either -- although I may show things like statues being pulled down, and/or clips from protests AGAINST violence.
I'm not sure what else to say about the project, but if you have any questions at all, or even a tiny concern, please don't hesitate to ask me about it!
1. The deadline for auditions is
Sunday, September 30th, 2018, Sunday, October 21st, 2018 before midnight Central Standard Time (CST). I won't cast anyone before the deadline, and I will make a casting decision and/or extend the deadline if needed no later than Friday, October 5th.
2. I NEED to hear your singing voice WITHOUT music, so I can hear you properly. If you want to use music in your audition, just make sure to also include a copy with no music.
3. Please make sure to sing your words as clearly as possible. This is the number one criteria, even before singing ability, acting ability, OR mic quality.
Kekata (lead 2 - Liberals)
Between Powhatan (the chief) and Kekata (the medicine man) these roles will represent the left-wing/liberal/democrat side of this song cover. Although there are no spoken lines, the focus for this role will be on acting and conveying emotion rather than singing ability. Although the original character in the movie is male, gender does not matter for this role!
(Demo reel - see above)
(Native American) Warriors (duet - Liberals)
2 people will be cast for this role!
The two warriors are each a small, but still important, role -- since the two roles will need to harmonize together, the main focus is on singing for each role. Although the original characters in the movie are male, gender does not matter for these roles!
(Demo reel - see above)
Chorus - UNLIMITED!
The chorus will be divided into two halves -- one for the settlers (representing the right-wingers/conservatives/republicans) and the other for the natives (representing the left-wingers/liberals/democrats)
I am looking for any and every voice for the chorus! Male, female, any voice range. Please include a note with your audition to let me know whether you have a preference between the right-wing chorus and the left wing chorus, if you have no preference, or if you ONLY wish to be considered for one side of the chorus or the other.
I will be trying my best to divide the chorus evenly between right and left wingers, HOWEVER singers' wishes will be 100% respected. This DOES mean that if there is enough of an imbalance I may not be able to cast everyone, but again, I'll do my best!!!
(Demo reel - see above)
(Cast/confirmed after original deadline)
Ratcliffe (lead - Conservatives) Pocahontas Chief Powhatan (lead 1 - Liberals) (Settler) Ben (spoken solo - Conservatives)