Emerald City Theatre is seeking Korean or Korean-American identifying actors for its upcoming world premiere production of THE NAME JAR, written by Susan H. Pak and directed by Jacqueline Stone.
About the Play:
When a young girl immigrates to the U.S., she realizes her name tells a big story! Though Unhei's name means "grace" in Korean, she feels anything but graceful as she learns to navigate her new home. The good news: Her new friends are welcoming and fun! The difficult news: They struggle to pronounce her name. Unhei decides it might be helpful to choose something more familiar to them. Enter the Name Jar: Unhei's peers fill a glass container with names like "Daisy" and "Susie." But, she quickly realizes that her name is a part of her identity in this world-premiere production. Based on the award-winning book by Yangsook Choi, The Name Jar is a sweet, bilingual show that explores Korean traditions while audiences sing, speak, and dance along!
Heewon/Halmonie: Heewon is Unhei's mother. She is a Korean immigrant in her 30s. This character speaks Korean. Halmonie is Unhei's grandmother and still lives in Korea. She is in her 50s-60s. This character speaks Korean.
Unhei Understudy: Unhei is a 7-year-old Korean immigrant girl. This character speaks Korean.
Heewon/Halmonie Understudy: Heewon is Unhei's mother. She is a Korean immigrant in her 30s and speaks Korean. Halmonie is Unhei's grandmother and still lives in Korea. She is in her 50s-60s. This character speaks Korean.
Mr. Bill/Mr. Kim Understudy: Mr. Bill is Unhei's teacher. He is Korean American and in his 30s. Mr. Kim is the owner of a local Korean market. He is Korean and in his 50s.
$13/hr for all rehearsals, tech, and performances.
Rehearsal: March 27 (approximate) - April 24
Tech: April 25 - 30
Previews: May 1-2
Opening: May 3
Closing: June 4
Material To Prepare:
Sides will be provided when an audition time is confirmed.