Auditions!

 

YOU GOT THIS VIDEO PROJECT 

Production Company: White Elephant Enterprises

Directed by Robyn Hussa Farrell and Tim Farrell

Produced by White Elephant Enterprises and CONNECT Spartanburg

Download the script here

Get the song here!  (password is GotThis2018!)

 

Seeking talent from the Upstate of South Carolina for a non-union theatrical video project.
Shooting dates: June 15-17 from 8am – 7pm.  All talent must be available all three days of filming.

Auditions:

  • May 12th from 1-5pm at The George Dean Johnson Jr. College of Business (160 E. Saint John Street, 3rd Floor, Spartanburg, SC 29306).
  • Acting auditions will be from 1-3pm.  Music / singing auditions from 3-5pm.  
  • The link to the song demo will be available on this site in the next week.
  • Singers, get ready to perform with a mic and DJ during the audition!  The lead vocalist will be present, so get ready to show your stuff …
  • Please note this is an OPEN CALL audition. You will be provided with a section of the script to read, upon arrival and registration.

Compensation: Two Roles receive honorarium, as outlined in Character Descriptions

Character Descriptions:

Please note: the video will be shot in NY Verite style with many cameras moving on stage alongside the actors and other talent.  Please familiarize yourself with the style prior to the auditions!

JAZZIE – 16 or 17 year old student at The High School.  Jazzie has been in a “friends with benefits” relationship with ZACH. This role is being paid $250 flat rate stipend and must not be an actor currently attending Spartanburg High School.

SASS – JAZZIE’s best friend.  Sass has her driver’s license. Like her name, this character has spunk and is a great friend and excellent communicator.  This role is being paid $250 flat rate stipend and must not be an actor currently attending Spartanburg High School.

THE CONNECTORS – Group of high school student singers, led by CONNECTORA.  Could be 2-3 or more students in the group. These characters have “cool-factor” and appear when young adults are stressing over their health or a specific situation.  All performers auditioning for these roles will be singing with the “CONNECTORA” character at the audition, live, with a DJ!  Come out and show your stuff!

CONNECTORA – Leader of the band, THE CONNECTORS.  Must be able to sing with a pop / belt.  These characters appear when young adults are stressing over their health or a specific situation.  CONNECTORA is our super hero who appears and saves the day.  THIS ROLE HAS BEEN CAST!

TWO FEMALE STUDENTS – Two female high school students who are gossiping in Scene 1.  These two students are skilled at being “mean girls” to others.

NIGHTMARE STUDENTS – 5 or 6 high school students who walk through hallway.  They also appear in nightmare scenes gossiping, etc.  This should be a selection of youth of today in terms of ethnicity, size, style and flair.

NIGHTMARE RECEPTIONIST – Woman in her 50’s who represents a teenager’s perspective of the worst nightmare of a receptionist in a clinic.  This actor must have loud, raspy voice capability.

NIGHTMARE DOCTOR – Man in his 50’s who represents a teenager’s perspective of the worst nightmare of a doctor in a clinic.  There might be something about this character that is funny or comical, as well.

NURSE BLACK – Woman in her 40’s – 50’s who is efficient and an expert in reproductive health.  She is nobody’s fool and believes wholeheartedly in helping young girls make strong choices.

CHELLE – This is the super friendly person at the clinic who wakes up JAZZIE after her nightmare. She is the epitome of grace, safety and kindness.

 

Other Stuff:

Production Company: White Elephant Enterprises

Produced by White Elephant Enterprises and CONNECT Spartanburg

Directed by Robyn Hussa Farrell and Tim Farrell

Original music by Michael Davidson and “Ceej” Christopher Jefferson

Producer: Louise Fagan

Assistant Producer: Chantel Aguirre

 

Production Overview: YOU GOT THIS is a short Glee-style video created for CONNECT Spartanburg – a teen pregnancy prevention initiative designed to inspire youth to make healthy choices.  Filmed in a theatrical style, this project requires young actors to be able to act in a stylized manner.

Set in the present day at “generic high school,” the story is about Jazzie and Sass who need to resolve a sexual health issue at a teen pregnancy prevention clinic.  The purpose for the video is to teach young people where to access resources for sexual health.

Questions?  Email our producers: Louise Fagan: louise.fagan03@gmail.com and Chantel Aguirre: caguirre@email.uscupstate.edu

This program is funded in part by Chapman Cultural Center, its donors, the County and City of Spartanburg and the South Carolina Arts Commission which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts and the John and Susan Bennett Memorial Arts Fund of the Coastal Community Foundation of SC.