The Lisps are seeking local actors/singers/dancers to join the ensemble of FUTURITY: A Musical by The Lisps, for performances at the Walker Art Center, April 26-28.
FUTURITY: A Musical by The Lisps is coming to the McGuire Theater soon and is looking for local performers to join the ensemble to play soldiers, scientists, and members of the chorus. Strong singing, movement and acting skills a must. Unfortunately, they are unable to consider members of Actors Equity Association.
FUTURITY tells the story of a soldier’s quest—inspired by Lord Byron’s brilliant daughter, Ada Lovelace—to save humans from themselves by inventing an omnipotent, steam-powered “brain.” Melding the Civil War with sci-fi and American folk with avant-rock, The Lisps have crafted a unique and compelling portrait of war, human imagination, and technological hubris. The show arrives at the Walker from its much-anticipated premiere at the American Repertory Theater.
To participate, you must be available for all of the following rehearsals:
Friday, April 20, Saturday, April 21, and Monday, April 23 from 10 am–6 pm; Tuesday, April 24 from 11 am–6 pm; Wednesday, April 25 from 11 am–11 pm; Thursday, April 26 from 10:30 am–5 pm. And for Performances: Thursday, April 26, Friday, April 27, and Saturday, April 28 at 8 pm (available 7 pm–10 pm).
Interested performers should send an email to FuturityTheMusical@hotmail.com with the link to an online video of themselves singing a song (3 min maximum) and performing a contemporary monologue (1-2 minutes) with a resume or paragraph describing their skills and relevant experience. If you avidly play any instruments, please let us know that as well. Each performer will receive a small stipend and a pair of free tickets to one of the performances.
Deadline for submission is April 6. Chosen performers will be notified no later than April 9th.
More from FUTURITY
> Read a Boston Globe profile about the show, its DIY aesthetic, and its mathematic background
> Hear a review from WGBH Boston
> Read more about the Steam Brain “Franken-drum set” from WBUR Boston