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SUMMER

DRAMA

INTENSIVE

"Sebastian is an outsider. He struggles to “fit in” at school. To complicate the matter even more—Sebastian has a special gift. Whatever he writes, comes TRUE! Unfortunately, Sebastian has made a bit of a mess with his ability and finds himself in a jam. He must choose between losing something very precious to him and helping someone in a dire situation. Can he put aside his selfish desires in order to use his gift selflessly for another person?"

--This plays tackles tough, relevant issues like bullying and loneliness with grace and humor. Students will connect to its honesty and purity. It relays powerful messages of hope and forgiveness and shows us that while we all have special gifts and abilities, it's important to share and use those gifts with wisdom.

 

This summer in Mustang, Connect Theatre Arts will be holding their first Drama Intensive for the play "When Sebastian Writes" by H.B. Duncan.

DRAMA INTENSIVE TUITION: If you are cast, $150 plus $25 enrollment fee (for new CTA members) will be due at script pick-up on April 28th. There will also be a costume fee for each student of $30 which is due the first day of the Intensive (May 29th).

  • This will be a two week summer camp for students ages 6-college.

  • All interested students will need to audition. There are 20+ roles available. A 30 second monologue plus some possible script reading will be necessary for auditions. All interested students will need to sign up for an audition time at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/508084daead2aa0fd0-summer

  • The directors are looking for students that can project their voices, memorize quickly and take directions well.

  • It will be important that students can make every day of the intensive since the play will be put together in such a short amount of time. A specific rehearsal schedule will be given out to all cast members with detailed times for rehearsals during camp days but most actors will be in rehearsal from 10am-4pm each day of the intensive.

  • Performances will be on June 8th at 7pm and June 9th at 2pm. All cast members will be required to stay and help clean up after performances.

  • If you are given a part, all of your lines MUST BE COMPLETELY MEMORIZED by the FIRST DAY OF REHEARSALS (May 29th). Cast members will be given 4 weeks to memorize their lines.

  • Please bring an acting resume and headshots (a snapshot is fine) with you to auditions.

"When Sebastian Writes" Role Breakdown

SEBASTIAN, at least age 9—Sebastian is lonely and experiences moments of sadness and frustration. He is also playful and creative. A deep thinker with a vivid imagination.

*This actor must be able to memorize over 100 lines

 

ASHLEY, at least 8 years old—A controlling “mean girl” type. She is a bit of a bully.

 

ALEXIS, at least 8 years old—The girl that “knows everything about everyone” and is always happy to tell you about it.

 

HUNTER, OLIVIA, DYLAN, COLLIN, EMMA, MIA, JACKSON, MORGAN, at least 8 years old—classmates of Sebastian. They have experienced first-hand some of the messes Sebastian made with his writing and they don’t like him. Ashley is their ring leader.

 

MRS. PINKLE—A substitute teacher at Sebastian’s school. She is cranky, impatient and doesn’t really care for children.  

*This character is an ADULT and needs to be played by an older actor (12+) that can play an older person convincingly.

 

PRINCIPAL FINCH—A no-nonsense principal that runs a private school by the book. He/she has a kind heart but is first and foremost a rule abider.

*This character is an ADULT and needs to be played by an older actor (12+) that can play an older person convincingly.

 

MISS BLOOM—Sebastian’s teacher. She is kind, gentle and gracious. She loves her students and her job.

*This character is an ADULT and needs to be played by an older actor (12+) that can play an older person convincingly.

 

MACKENZIE, BRITNEY, ANDREW, DAVID, SOPHIA, GRACE, DAKOTA, LUCY, CLARA, LOGAN, AUSTIN-- 6 to 10 years old--Younger kids at Sebastian’s school.

 

JOT, any age—An imaginary voice inside Sebastian’s head that gives him writing ideas. He/she is flighty, fast-paced, excitable, emotional, rash and silly. Think: erratic and spontaneous

SCRIBE, any age—An imaginary voice inside Sebastian’s head that gives him writing ideas. He/she is rigid and thinks him/herself to be very intelligent. He/she gets frustrated at Jot’s flightiness. Think: pompous and sophisticated

 

ZORA, at least 8—One of Sebastian’s 3 friends. She is caring and sincere but also the “focused” one of the group.

 

PETER, at least 8—One of Sebastian’s 3 friends. He is funny and mildly sarcastic. He also has a hard time remembering what people say.

 

GLADYS, at least 8—One of Sebastian’s only friends. She likes to have fun and loves a good laugh. She also enjoys teasing Peter.

 

SEBASTIAN'S MOM—Caring, considerate and loving

*This character is an ADULT and needs to be played by an older actor (12+) that can play an older person convincingly.

 

CHLOE, 4 to 8 years old—Sebastian’s little sister. She is adorable and loves to draw pictures. She loves her brother and enjoys spending time with her family.

*This character is very young. If we can find a 4 year old actress that can focus and deliver around 10 lines at a good volume, we will definitely consider her for the role. We can also use an older actress with a small build that can speak in a younger sounding voice.

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