Saturday, January 6th 11am-7pm
Sunday, January 7th 11am-6pm
1078 Lillian Way, Los Angeles, CA 90038
(see signs for specific stage)
- Directions -
Callback dates: Tues-Weds, Jan. 9-10, 6-11pm
ABOUT THE SHOW: A World Premiere production, Akuma-shin is an "alternative history" play that incorporates real life people along with fictionalized characters.
Akuma-shin is an inclusive, body and age positive production and we highly encourage actors of color, LGBTQIA+ actors, and actors with disabilities to submit for all roles.
SYNOPSIS: In 1956, an enormous monster destroys Tokyo. A broadcasting crew, a famous Japanese author and an American Air Force general face the initial attack. Juxtaposed with an American talk show in 1976, as great minds and even greater personalities try to make sense of the otherworldly event that continues to send ripples through the psyches of two nations that must cope with legacies of loss, fear and hatred.
MASON BURR: Male, Caucasian, 35-40 (will play a wide age range)
Correspondent for United World News, earnest, passionate and eager for the truth. A bit of an everyman.
BILLY CHILDERS: Male, African American, 35-50 (will play a wide
Broadcast engineer veteran of World War II who still bares both the physical and emotional scars of battle. Devoted friend and confidant to Mason.
GEORGE SERIZAWA: Male, Japanese, 30-40 (may play multiple roles)
Japanese-American technician, a man without a country and a tragic victim of history who is fighting desperately for his honor and identity.
EMIKO OGATA: Female, Japanese, 50-70
George's fiance, a woman who carries the burden of loss while never surrendering her hope in humanity.
YUKIO MISHIMA (REAL PERSON): Male, Japanese, 34-39 (may play
Novelist and playwright, Yukio Mishima is the pen name of Kimitake Hiraoka, a Japanese author, poet, playwright, actor and film director. Brilliant, thoughtful.
GOJIRA: Male, Japanese 30-35
A derogatory nickname for Mishima's acolyte, trying hard to hold on to his philosophy and humor in the face of death.
CURTIS LEMAY (REAL PERSON): Male, Caucasian, 50s
American Air Force general LeMay is credited with designing and implementing an effective, but also controversial, systematic strategic bombing campaign in the Pacific theater of World War II. Tough minded and a patriot.
PILOT: Male or Female, any ethnicity, 20s-30s
An American Air Force captain.
NANCY DICKERSON (REAL PERSON): Female, Caucasian, 40-50
A pioneering American radio and television journalist. As famous as a celebrity and socialite as she was for her journalism.
MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. (REAL PERSON): Male, African American,
Civil rights activist and political prisoner. He is a beacon of reason and truth in a gathering storm.
NORMAN MAILER (REAL PERSON): Male, Caucasian, 40-50
Norman Kingsley Mailer was an American novelist, journalist, essayist, playwright, film-maker, actor, and political activist. Combative and outspoken.
TRUMAN CAPOTE (REAL PERSON): Male, Caucasian, 40-50
An American novelist, screenwriter, playwright, and actor. Provocative and brilliant.
JOYCE BROTHERS (REAL PERSON): Female, Caucasian, 40-50
Joyce Diane Brothers was an American psychologist, television personality and columnist, who wrote a daily newspaper advice column from 1960 to 2013. Thoughtful and not afraid to get into the fray.
WILLIAM F. BUCKLEY, JR. (REAL PERSON): Male, Caucasian, 40-50
William Frank Buckley Jr. was an American conservative author and commentator. He founded National Review magazine in 1955, which had a major impact in stimulating the conservative movement. Pompous and aggressive.
LEE OSWALD (REAL PERSON): Male, Caucasian, 30-40
Texas politician. Arrogant and self-righteous.
BROADCAST COMMENTATORS, various M/F voice-overs
First call: Two minute contemporary monologue about or that deals with "fear"; ALL actors should also be prepared to move as a monster of their choosing. They will be given instructions at the audition.
Callbacks: Sides and some movement.
PLEASE BRING A HEADSHOT & RESUME.
ABOUT SUBMISSIONS: Sacred Fools Theater is deeply committed to building a creative and dynamic theatre community that celebrates individuality and diversity and treats everyone with fairness and respect. We are committed to parity at all levels: on our stage, in our audience and within our leadership. We DO NOT cast exclusively from within the company and we welcome diversity in our submissions.
Billy Childers / Mason Burr / George Serizawa
Yukio Mishima / Gojira
William F. Buckley
Dr. Joyce Brothers
Curtis Lemay / Pilot
Martin Luther King Jr.
The Big Group (Nancy Dickerson, William F. Buckley, Truman Capote, Dr. Joyce Brothers & Norman Mailer)
* Choose three slots from the grid below.
* EMail your choices and your contact info - including your phone number - to . (If you are not a company member but were referred to this page, you must include a link to your website or casting database profile [or pic and resume] and a note indicating how you heard about us!)
* You will be contacted via EMail or phone to confirm your slot.
PLEASE NOTE: GUARANTEED SIGNUPS ARE FOR FULL COMPANY MEMBERS AND THOSE KNOWN TO THE PRODUCTION TEAM ONLY! ALL OTHERS, PLEASE SUBMIT VIA THE NOTICE ON ACTORS ACCESS, AND WE WILL CONTACT YOU IF INTERESTED. DO NOT DOUBLE SUBMIT.
ALL SUBMISSIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY NO LATER THAN MONDAY, JANUARY 1.
FOR COMPANY MEMBERS (excepting Associates): You are strongly encouraged to attend first call. If you are unable to attend any of the initial audition times due to scheduling conflicts, you may request to proceed directly to callbacks if you notify the producers by no later than Monday, January 1 (but please make your request ASAP).
Choose three available slots from the grid below.
|Saturday, January 6|
|12:00pm||David LM McIntyre|
|1:45pm||Theodore Mark Martinez|
|3:20pm||Sharieff Salaam Walters|
|3:25pm||Corinne M. Chooey|
|4:40pm||Rich Young Lee|
|6:05pm||Michael Mitchell Hoag|
|6:30pm||Kerry Elizabeth Sullivan|
|6:50pm||Dana Pan Byrne|
|Sunday, January 7|
|1:25pm||Nancy Van Iderstine|
|3:35pm||James J. Cox|
|4:00pm||Kevin Michael Moran|
|4:25pm||April Marie Martucci|
|5:15pm||George Oliver Hale|
|5:20pm||Veryle G. Rupp|