Swamp Meadow Community Theatre is seeking young performers from ages 6 to 16 to audition for our Summer 2023 children’s show, Jungle Book: The Wrath of (Shere) Kahn.
Auditions will be held on May 6th with sign-up slots between 4pm – 7pm.
Location: American Legion Hall, 103 Harrisville Main Street, Harrisville, RI (across the Street from Lil’ General, accessible from Burrillville Town Hall parking lot)
There will be no walk-in auditions accepted. If you are unable to make the May 6th auditions, please submit a video audition reading from the script or one 1-2 Minute Monologue of your choosing by Friday, May 5th to email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org.
Be prepared for cold readings from the script. Proper footwear and clothing for movement is necessary.
Rehearsals and Performances
Rehearsals will begin May 31st and will be on Wednesday evenings and Saturday middays. Every actor may not be called to every rehearsal. A clear rehearsal schedule will be provided after casting.
Tech week will run from Saturday, July 15th to Tuesday, July 18th. Performance dates are July 19th-23rd. Call time for actors will be at 5:30pm on Weds-Sat, and 12:30pm on Sunday. Tech week and performances will be held at The Assembly Theater (26 East Ave Harrisville, RI).
Please note tech week rehearsals and performance dates are mandatory for cast members. Any rehearsal, tech week, or performance conflicts must be disclosed to production staff at auditions.
About the show
This production will be directed by Leilani Lavallee and Lillian Roberts, Mentor Directed by Merynn Flynn and Produced by Tyler H Vigeant. Play written by Audrey Dubois and Shannon McCloud.
We are seeking, encouraging and accepting actors between the ages of 6-16 of all backgrounds and abilities to audition.
There is no fee to participate in this production. If cast, actors will be encouraged to collect playbill ads or help create or donate props, costumes, sets, etc. While this is encouraged and greatly helps the production succeed, it is not required to participate.
Throughout the production, all COVID-19 precautions and developments will be monitored and followed, and we will be in adherence and following the lead of the health and safety guidelines set by the CDC and major theaters of Rhode Island. In the event the production’s timeline is directly affected, we will pivot and plan for future dates. Guidelines subject to change per the decision of Swamp Meadow Community Theatre.
Any actor of any age or gender may audition for any role.
Mowgli – the protagonist who reacts to the strangeness of the jungle world
Baloo – a bear
Bagheera – a panther
Narrator– a narrator
Jungle Lawyer – enforces the Law of the Jungle
Akela – the elderly leader of the wolf pack
Mother Wolf – finds Mowgli as a child
Father Wolf – also finds Mowgli as a child
Impressionable Wolf – betrays the pack (gasp!)
Young Mother Wolf*
Young Father Wolf*
Shere Khan – a tiger
Monkeys (4+)* – drank too much energy drink
Kaa* – afraid of snakes
Kaa Understudy* – not afraid of snakes
Rikki Tikki Tavi* – Gollum-esque, feral
Messua* – Mowgli’s real mother
Villagers (2+)* – Humans from the man village
Ikki, hedgehog* – just a lil’ guy
Rann, parrot* – The only one of the cast who can fly, which is a useful plot point
Tabaqui, jackal – Shere Khan’s sidekick and hype man
Cows (4+)* – British accent
Turtle* – the courtroom secretary; slow
(* = can overlap with another role)