Casting Call for two additional POC to join the ensemble members for Dragon Productions Theatre Company’s online presentation of AJ’s Virtual Party, a multi-media work of poetry devised by the ensemble. This work is being spearheaded by Nathanael Card.
AJ’s Virtual Party is a remotely and collaboratively devised work of poetry and multi-media art, born in the spirit of the counterculture and protest poetry of the Beat Generation, especially Allen Ginsburg’s “Howl.” The completed work will be rehearsed, recorded, edited, (potentially animated), and presented by the creative team as a short film.
The actual “party” of AJ’s Virtual Party will feature a presentation of this collaboratively written poem; as part of an online social hour to include a Q&A with the creative team, guided art-making (such as cut-up poetry), and other activities that give the audience a chance to respond to current events and contribute their own voice to this collective poetry experience.
Due to unforeseen circumstances AJ’s ensemble has lost two POC from its original cast members. Zoom rehearsals have just begun on June 2 and we are looking to fill these crucial roles within the ensemble. It has been Dragon’s and Nate’s chief priority to create a diverse ensemble for this poetic piece that can explore themes and issues that affect us all differently, from all different walks of life, and safely provide a platform to investigate these themes through poetry.
The devised nature of this production is an excellent platform to let your voice be heard as a BIPOC.
Directed and Produced by Nathanael Card
Rehearsals– Full team meets over Zoom Tue./Thur. @ 6-8pm & check in sessions, Sat.@ 5-7pm
Opening Live stream run- July 24, 2020
Closing Live streams-Aug. 1, 2020
Guaranteed minimum payment of $200 with an additional 5 % share of content split amongst the creative team. This exclusively online devised experience is a part of Dragon’s theater incubator program, Dragon’s Nest.
If you would like to request for an interview please contact natecard (at) gmail.com. Please include a headshot plus a resume and/or description of your experience with poetry with your request. We look forward to hearing from you.
Headshots and résumés can be mailed year round via US Postal Mail to:
Dragon Productions Theatre Company
2120 Broadway St.
Redwood City, CA 94063
or emailed to the company at info (at) dragonproductions.net
Technical and Creative Staff
Dragon Theatre Technical and Creative Staff Opportunities
We are currently seeking properties, sound designers, costume designers, scenic designers, lighting designers, stage managers, and assistant stage managers for the 2020 season. We’re also always looking for overhire technicians to run the lights and sound in the booth for rentals and smaller events. Potential on-the-job training for some positions available. Interested in Stage Managing, but have never tried? You can start as an Assistant Stage Manager and learn the trade. Please send a letter of intent and resume to info (at) dragonproductions.net. There is a stipend for all production staff positions.