AUDITIONS

Auditions for Bob Marley’s Three Little Birds

Maryland Ensemble Theatre (MET) is seeking video audition submissions for Bob Marley’s Three Little Birds by Cedella Marley, Bob Marley, and Michael J. Bobbitt. This is our first production of the 2021-22 Fun Company Family Theatre season and is Directed by Ray Hatch.

MET’s CASTING PLEDGE: MET is committed to the practice of color-conscious casting, inclusive of all ethnicities/races, sizes, gender identities, sexual orientations, and disabilities. All roles are available and paid. Non-union adults, age 18+

REHEARSALS will begin after the 4th of July and will occur approximately 4-5 evenings and/or weekend days/evenings per week at MET in Downtown Frederick’s Arts District.
PERFORMANCES will be held at the Baker Park Bandshell in Downtown Frederick. The stage is covered but it is an outdoor venue.
● Friday, August 27th @ 7pm
● Saturday, August 28th and Sunday, August 29th @ 2pm and 7pm
● Saturday, September 4th and Sunday, September 5th @ 2pm and 7pm

A note on casting, from the creators of Bob Marley’s Three Little Birds: The tension of race relations is not a plot point in Bob Marley’s Three Little Birds; however, ideally the show should be cast with Black actors. Because of Jamaica’s rich and diverse history with immigrants from Spain, China, India, and Africa, the casting could be diverse.

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN:
Ziggy – a timid boy with long locs – 11
Nansi – a trickster girl – 11 (also: Spanish Bird #2, British Colonizer Bird, Sister Indian Bird)
Duppy – an evil spirit bird with a head full of human hair taken from children, 30’s (Also: Villager, Great Grandfather Spanish Bird)
Doctor Bird – a lucky bird, Ziggy’s pet and best friend, 20’s
Cedella – Ziggy’s Mother, 40’s (Also Montego – a bird, Spanish Bird #1, Great Aunt African Bird)
Tacoomah – a bird (Also: Villager, Great Grandmother British Bird, Cousin Chinese Bird)

HOW TO SUBMIT:
● Submissions will be accepted through June 30.
● Please submit a video with 1 short song or cut of a song in the style of the show and 1 monologue approximately 60 seconds in length.
● Please, provide a headshot and resume, if available
● All materials should be emailed to MET’s Production & Audience Services Manager, Melynda Wintrol, at mwintrol@marylandsemble.org.
● YouTube and/or Vimeo links are preferred for video submissions. However, attachments and/or shared drive links will be accepted. We want to see you!
● Should alternative methods of submission or accommodations be needed to audition, please contact Melynda Wintrol, Production & Audience Services Manager, at MWintrol@marylandensemble.org.
● Artists will be contacted directly to schedule in-person callbacks at our downtown Frederick, MD location.

Questions?
● Contact Melynda Wintrol, Production & Audience Services Manager, at MWintrol@marylandensemble.org


DESIGNERS

Maryland Ensemble Theatre (MET) is seeking designers for Bob Marley’s Three Little Birds by Cedella Marley, Bob Marley, and Michael J. Bobbitt. This is our first production of the 2021-22 Fun Company Family Theatre season and is Directed by Ray Hatch.

MET is specifically seeking resumes from candidates in the areas of Set Design, Costume Design, Props Design, and Sound Design from Designers from marginalized and often underrepresented communities.

Please submit resumes, website or portfolio links, etc. Please provide materials in any medium that allows for the full expression of your design expertise. Materials should be submitted to MET’s Production & Audience Services Manager, Melynda Wintrol, at MWintrol@marylandensemble.org. Should alternative methods of submission or accommodations be needed to submit materials, please contact Melynda via email to discuss alternatives to eliminate any barriers.

All Design positions are paid a stipend.

REHEARSALS will begin after the 4th of July and will occur approximately 4-5 evenings and/or weekend days/evenings per week at MET in Downtown Frederick’s Arts District.

PERFORMANCES will be held at the Baker Park Bandshell in Downtown Frederick. The stage is covered but it is an outdoor venue.

  • Friday, August 27th @ 7pm

  • Saturday, August 28th and Sunday, August 29th @ 2pm and 7pm

  • Saturday, September 4th and Sunday, September 5th @ 2pm and 7pm

Questions?

 

A note from the creators of Bob Marley’s Three Little Birds: The tension of race relations is not a plot point in Bob Marley’s Three Little Birds; however, ideally the show should be cast with Black actors. Because of Jamaica’s rich and diverse history with immigrants from Spain, China, India, and Africa, the casting could be diverse.


MET’s MISSION: MET is a non-profit, professional, collaborative theatre ensemble broadly connected to our community by inspiring passion for the arts with courageous, relevant, accessible programs that enable people to feel more, think deeper, and laugh longer.

MET’s DIVERSITY, EQUITY & INCLUSION PLEDGE: Maryland Ensemble Theatre is dedicated to creating anti-oppressive artistic spaces and producing work that is representative of and accessible to our entire community. It is imperative that we make our spaces open to and affirming of all people. We realize that our past actions did not consistently fuel the deeper work and progress needed for us to create a theatre that is truly inclusive, specifically of traditionally marginalized populations. We aspire to reflect the community around us by fostering and maintaining diversity, equity, and inclusion. Our efforts must be continuous, intentional and evolving.

MET’s CASTING PLEDGE: MET is committed to the practice of color-conscious casting, inclusive of all ethnicities/races, sizes, gender identities, sexual orientations, and disabilities. All roles are available and paid. Non-union adults, age 18+

COVID Preparedness: MET continues to follow all local Health Department Guidelines in keeping with recommendations from the CDC with regard to COVID19.