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Role-Descriptions

for SPEAK LIFE THE MUSICAL

Cast Age Requirements:

15 to 30-year-old High School- and College-age actors and dancers. The entire cast must look like the part of a high school-age student. This project will be a stage production put to film. Film acting experience is a welcomed but not required skill for each role.

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Space is limited.

The Janitor

(lead): Male, All Ethnicities

An insightful and compassionate character. Provides hope to the students by challenging them to see themselves and others differently. Strong acting background required. No dance or singing required.

The All-Star

(lead): Male, All Ethnicities

Captain of the basketball team, loved by the entire school, but the pressure to succeed is overwhelming. The Prom Queen's love interest. Strong acting background required, singing and dance background optional. (Role includes possibility for vocal performance)

The Prom Queen

(lead): Female, All Ethnicities

The most popular girl in school. She rules her peers with an iron fist, including her boyfriend, The All-Star. Her confidence at school cleverly hides her difficult home life. Strong acting background required, singing and dance background optional. (Role includes possibility for vocal performance)

The New Girl

(lead): Female, All Ethnicities

She braves her first week at a new school by trying to fit in with each crowd, denying her true identity. Battles deep self-image issues. Strong acting background required, singing and dance background optional. (Role includes possibility for vocal performance)

The Victim

(lead): Male, All Ethnicities

A pivotal character, representing the thousands of victims bullied daily in schools. Must be a strong, physical actor, fully able to represent his story non-verbally (minimal lines), illustrating the victim's silent pain. Strong acting background required. Physical acting background preferred. No singing or dance required.

Prom Queen Best Friend

(supporting role): Female, All Ethnicities

Striving to reach the top of the social ladder however she can, takes her role as The Prom Queen's best friend very seriously. Strong acting background required. Dance background preferred.

Populars

(featured ensemble): Female (3 actors), All Ethnicities

The Prom Queen's BFFs. Oozing confidence and beauty, everyone wants to date them or be them, and they know it. Acting and dance background required. (DANCERS: looking for 1-3 strong ballet or modern dancers)

All-Star Best Friend

(supporting role): Male, All Ethnicities

An arrogant jokester who can turn vicious if he feels his place in the school's hierarchy threatened. The All-Star’s best friend and second-in-command. Strong acting background required. Dance background optional.

Jocks

(ensemble): Male (1-2 actors), Female (1 actor), All Ethnicities

Male: Basketball team, every girl's dream and quick to ditch class for anything. Acting background required and dance/stunt capability preferred. Female: Athletic, hangs with guys. Dance and acting background required.

Lead Punk Girl

(supporting role): Female, All Ethnicities

Always one to speak her mind with a sassy demeanor that makes her the life of the party. Strong acting background required. Dance background optional.

Lead Punk Guy

(supporting role): Male, All Ethnicities

Follows the lead of his female counterpart, willing to take the credit for any kind of trouble. Also willing to be the love interest of any popular girl that will give him the time of day- they're not interested. Strong acting background required. Dance background optional.

Punks

(ensemble): Female (1 actor), Male (1 actor), All Ethnicities

Loud, obnoxious and fun-loving with their own definition of popular. Will frequently mock the cheerleaders or any one else they deem a "wannabe.” Acting background required. Dance background preferred. (DANCERS: looking for 1 strong ballet or modern dancer)

Theater

(featured ensemble): Male (1 actor), Female (1-2 actors), All Ethnicities

Funny, creative and often found singing their favorite show tunes, they are drama through and through. Strong acting background required, dance background preferred, singing background required. (DANCERS: looking for 1-2 strong ballet or modern dancers) (Roles include possibilities for vocal performance)

Hip Hop

(featured ensemble): Male (1-2 actors), Female (1-3 actors), All Ethnicities

A stoic and tight-knit crowd you don’t want to cross. Dance background required, stunts and acting/performance background required. (DANCERS: looking for 1-3 strong ballet or modern dancers and hip-hop dancer)

Fringe

(ensemble): Male (1 actor), Female (1-2 actors), All Ethnicities

Their unique style can be as intimidating as their non-verbal standoffs. Acting background required, dance background optional. (DANCERS: looking for 1-2 strong ballet or modern dancers)

APPLY now to schedule your audition!
Space is limited.