A Noh Christmas Carol


A Noh christmas carol returns

Theatre of Yugen seeks four actors of any race or gender for a multicultural production of Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" set in late 19th century Japan.  Physical theatre or dance experience highly preferable.

Theatre of Yugen will provide training in and utilize the traditional Japanese theatre forms Noh, Kyogen, and Kabuki, as well as the avant garde dance form Butoh, to stage the play.

Auditions will be held June 20th and 21st at Theatre of Yugen, 2840 Mariposa St, San Francisco from 12 PM to 7 PM in 15 minute intervals.  Callbacks will be held Saturday June 24 from 12 PM to 4 PM.

Please prepare two 30-45 second monologues.  1 must be either Greek or Elizabethan, 1 should be more contemporary.  Come dressed prepared to move.

To sign up for a 15-minute slot, please send your time slot preference, headshot and resume to auditions@theatreofyugen.org


Rehearsal Schedule

Preliminary rehearsals and stylization training run August 20th to September 17th.  Rehearsals resume October 23rd.  THERE WILL BE NO REHEARSALS THE WEEK OF THANKSGIVING.

Production runs December 1 through December 24, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays at 7, Sundays at 4.  CLOSING IS A CHRISTMAS EVE MATINEE.



Scrooge - The performer cast in this role will not play any other roles.  Sukurooji will be performed primarily in Kabuki style with some mask work.  Larger than life, energetic performances will be greatly encouraged.

The Ghosts - The performer cast in these roles will play all of the ghosts in the show.  Each Ghost will use a different Japanese theatre style - Marley with Butoh, Past with Kyogen, Present with Kabuki, Future with Noh.  Previous exposure to any of these forms is highly desirable.

The Ensemble - Two performers will play the rest of the roles in the script, varying from Scrooge's nephew to various villagers.  Mask work and physical theatre experience will be valuable for these performers.  The ability to work with new vocal stylizations will also be very helpful.

All roles will be equally compensated.