KCP accepting audition submissions for their first full-length virtual performance
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Kempenfelt Community Players (KCP) is adapting to the new normal and is currently accepting audition submissions for their first full-length virtual performance of The Last Five Years. KCP Alumni, Ryan Laplante will direct this completely virtual performance alongside Musical Director Renée Cingolani.
The Last Five Years explores a five-year relationship between Jamie Wellerstein, a rising novelist, and Cathy Hiatt, a struggling actress. The show uses a form of storytelling in which Cathy’s story is told in reverse chronological order (beginning the show at the end of the marriage), and Jamie’s is told in chronological order (starting just after the couple have first met). The characters do not directly interact except for a wedding song in the middle as their timelines intersect. This Broadway smash hit was adapted for the screen in the 2015 film of the same name featuring Anna Kendrick and Jeremy Jordan.
In KCP’s production, Cathy will be portrayed femme and Jamie will be portrayed masc, however, the casting of this show will be age, gender, and colour blind so there is great deal of flexibility. Those interested in submitting an audition video are free to audition for whichever character interests them the most!
Instead of the traditional two-person cast for The Last 5 Years, KCP will be casting a different performer for each song (and two performers from within the same household for the duet at the centre of the show) with a few possible non-speaking roles that would be played by performers within each cast members household (if that isn’t possible those roles will be cut from the show). Auditions, music rehearsals, text work and the overall planning, discussion of the shoot, and recording will take place entirely over e-mail, zoom or the phone as necessary. SAFETY IS THE FIRST PRIORITY. The cast size is anticipated to be somewhere between 14-17.
Further information about the audition process for this production can be found at www.kempenfeltplayers.com