Be part of Dumpster Diver the musical
I’m in New York City and I’m casting for Dumpster Diver the Musical. This is for non-union. It is non-paying. Be part of something new and cool. Be part of Dumpster Diver the musical, a new musical about following your dreams, no matter how unconventional.
What is Dumpster Diver the musical about?
This musical tells the story of Trevor, a conventional software engineer, and Faith, a nomadic, dumpster diving activist. After they graduate college, they head their separate ways. Four years later, their worlds collide, and Trevor is forced to make a decision: Continue living his comfortable life as a software engineer, or abandon his creature comforts, and go on the adventure of a lifetime.
What happens next? Find out in the coolest new musical, coming soon.
note: All of the casts must be able to sing, harmonize, and memorize lines. The main characters carry the weight of this musical, as they have the most lines of speaking dialogue and singing. The supporting characters are important, too, as chorus singers and to provide stimulating interaction visually. The age ranges in the parenthesis are not set in stone. They are provided as an indication of the age that you need to look like to play the role. If you are 40 and look like you can play the role of a 30 year old, submit. If you submit for this musical, please be serious. Be committed. Be dedicated. Be enthusiastic. To submit for the musical, simply email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org with “Dumpster Diver the musical – casting call submission” in the subject line. In the body of the email include your name, age, phone number, acting experience, singing experience, musical instrument experience. Attach 5 recent pictures of yourself. Selfies and non-professional pictures are fine. I need to see your current look. Thank you. – kris kemp (writer – Dumpster Diver the musical)
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Trevor: (male, 20 – 30) Trevor is the software engineer who leads a conventional, comfortable life, but longs for adventure. He wants the risk and uncertainty that comes with the unexpected, but is apprehensive about making the decision to abandon his creature comforts. In this way, he is at odds with himself. This is a major role. Involves lots of singing and memorizing lines.
Faith: (female, 19 – 29) petite, short-haired girl, combination of hippie, activist, traveler. She is cautious and adventurous, doesn’t trust people but trusts animals and her own instincts. Must be willing to cut hair short and dye it blonde, or wear a short blond wig. This is a major role. Involves lots of singing and memorizing lines. Her character has a depth of emotion. If you’ve traveled or lost someone special in your life, this will be useful in this role.
Shelby: (male, 50 – 70) the professor, doctor, who is, initially Trevor’s “technology” teacher in college, then later becomes the vice president of SORL pharmaceuticals and on the board of Angelwire industries. Although he has good intentions in the beginning of the musical, he is, later, seduced by money, so he has this dark side that he eventually caves into.
Eli: (male, 45 – 75) the reluctant leader of the DLF (Dumpster Liberation Front), a group of dreamers, drifters, artists, activist who inhabit the warehouse space where he’s been living for the last 10 years. He is spry, alert, articulate, laconic, very smart, quietly stubborn.
Melody: (female, 18 – 30) short-haired girl with glasses, narcoleptic poet, member of the DLF
Jonchaub: (male, 23 – 35) skinny scruffy type, facial hair. Although he’s mistaken for a hipster, he is not the poser hipster you see on the “L”. This guy is authentic. He’s a reader. There’s something about him. He has a presence. Originally, he was going to be a Greek orthodox priest, studied with them, then, went into woods to fast and live in seclusion, where he had an epiphany. Now, he’s living with the DLF.
Sophie: (female, 18 – 30) eccentric, abstract painter.
Dumpster Fairy: (male or female, any age, any ethnicity) This guy or girl has a fun role. Essentially, they float onto the stage, while smoking an herbal cigarette, and say silly quotes like the kind of quotes you see on those “Yogi” tea bags. This is minor but fun role.
Meghan: (female, 20 – 40) pretty girl who is an assistant for Shelby.
Erin: (female, 20 – 30) Trevor’s girlfriend, and the daughter of
Shelby. She cares about Trevor but wants him to conform to her interests. She is somewhat materialistic. She thinks she knows what is best for him.
Art: (male, 25-45) Trevor’s co-worker