Thursday, March 5, 2009


Casting 5 Women for Hawaiian Play
(Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian)

The National Museum of the American Indian will produce Victoria Nalani Kneubuhl's
in mid May and seeks a female cast:
Sybil Mosely Bingham, Caucasian, 30s
Lucy Goodale Thurston, Caucasian, 30s
Ka'ahumanu, Hawaiian, 40s
Hannah Grimes, Hawaiian/Caucasian, 20s
Pali, Hawaiian, 20s

Set in Hawaii during the early 19th Century, this poignant piece explores the complex relationships between Christian missionaries and indigenous women forty years after the islands' first contact with the West.
You will be asked to do a cold reading from the script, usually paired with another actor. If auditioning for Ka'ahumanu, please come prepared to perform a chant that is culturally appropriate to share at an audition.
Auditions will be held in the museum's Rasmuson Theater on Thursday, March 19, beginning at 5:00 p.m. Please email to schedule an audition time.
Play will be performed on Friday and Saturday, May 15 and 16, 2009 in the National Museum of the American Indian's Rasmuson Theater.

Play is directed by NMAI theater manager, Vincent Scott


  1. Why did you go to a modeling agency for actors and not talent agencies? If the production can operate under an AEA guest artist contract, you can post a casting call notice with Actors Equity.

  2. I didn't go to any modeling agencies. I did, however, post audition notices among other places on Craigslist and DC theater group on yahoo. An agency picked up our notice and passed it on to many aspiring models. Many of these folks signed up for a time slot but ultimately were no-shows.
    Our very limited budget doesn't allow us to use an AEA guest artist contract for this production. We'd love to find funders for future Native theater productions here that would be willing to help us realize our dream of using professional Native Equity talent as well as our local talented Native community. Hope you can come see the play!