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
THE CONVERSION OF KA'AHUMANU
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