artFACTORY IS SEEKING DIVERSE, NON-UNION

ACTORS / SINGERS / DANCERS

FOR THE WORKSHOP / DEVELOPMENTAL

CAST OF GATSBY!

 

WHAT:

GATSBY

Based on “The Great Gatsby” by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Adaptation and Music by Colton Berry

Lyrics by Luke Hamilton

Additional Lyrics by Colton Berry

HOW:

Please submit a video recording of yourself performing a maximum of two (2) minutes from a Pop/Rock/Top 40 song to info@artfactoryhouston.com, using the subject line “GATSBY AUDITION.”

You may perform using an accompaniment track or you may accompany yourself. No a cappella recordings are permitted.

Please do not sing a song from the world of Musical Theatre. We are strictly seeking pop/rock voices.

Please attach a current headshot and resumé to your submission.

WHEN:

To be considered, submissions must be received BEFORE Wednesday, March 31, 2021.

WHO:

We are seeking radio-quality pop/rock vocalists of all ethnicities and gender identities with excellent acting chops. Dance ability is a major plus.

COMMITMENT:

The Workshop/Developmental cast will be rehearsing and developing the World Premiere of GATSBY with the Creative Team throughout the Spring of 2021.

The Workshop cast will be utilized for Readings, Preview Performances, Demo Recordings, and many other facets throughout the developmental process of the World Premiere musical.

Dates and times are all TBD and will remain flexible throughout the development stages.

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN:

NICK CARRAWAY

Male identifying. Appears thirty years old. Our narrator. An empath with a cynical shell.


     High pop/rock tenor: Versatile and agile pop voice with a strong head-voice and mixed register.


DAISY BUCHANAN

Female identifying. Mid twenties to thirties. A troubled soul. She looks for the beauty in life as an attempt to heal her own damage.


     Belt mezzo/high alto: Pop diva sound with a vulnerable tone.


TOM BUCHANAN

Male identifying. Late twenties to thirties. The living example of privilege and toxic masculinity. Paranoid that the world is out to steal his position in life.


     Rock baritone: Husky sounds with a dark timbre.


JORDAN BAKER

Female identifying. Mid twenties to thirties. A secretive, but outspoken woman who hides her insecurities with a strong-willed, quick-witted veneer. Once her walls are down, she loves hard.


     Singer-songwriter styled mezzo.


GEORGE WILSON

Male identifying. Late twenties to thirties. A meek simpleton with a heart of gold. Constantly fighting against the tide (and losing), he is the tragic victim of his era.


     Non-singing: Highly nuanced actor with no fear of vulnerability.


MYRTLE WILSON

Female identifying. Twenties to thirties. Her confidence verges on narcissism, despite her little book-smarts. She’ll stop at nothing to get what she desires.


     High belt mezzo: A weighted tone with extreme agility and mix capabilities.


JAY GATSBY

Male identifying. Late twenties to thirties. Mysterious. Refined. Poised. On the inside, he is a fragile child who follows his dreams to the point of mortal flaw.


     Airy pop bari-tenor: Breathy tone with a clean head-voice.

ENSEMBLE

Six versatile performers who double/triple as multiple featured roles including; Myrtle’s Sister (Catherine), Chester McKee, Lucille McKee, Mr. Michaelis, Policeman, The Torch Singer, and Party Guests.


     Detailed actors and strong part-singers who dance.