ASTRA: CALL FOR VOICE ACTORS

Image shows a puppet of a pensive, dark-skinned child in front of a wild hedge and a blank sky emblazoned with a mysterious red icon.

Seeking voice actors, each capable of playing multiple parts, for ASTRA: A Multimedia Theatre Production. Based on Naomi Foyle’s eco-science fiction quartet The Gaia Chronicles (Jo Fletcher Books), ASTRA is a live multimedia production funded by Arts Council England, the University of Chichester and Brighton Pride Culture ConneX for four live sharings in May-Jul 2022. The show will also be presented online in film format to international audiences. The vocal recording will be played during the live performances and used as the soundtrack to the film.  Please email info@astratheatre.earth with names of characters you feel you could play and examples of your work in the accents required. Please also state your availability Apr 25 – May 13 and any Access Support Requirements. Application deadline April 19thth 2022, 5pm. Work to be done in a studio in Brighton by early May (flexible). Access Support included, plus travel within the SE.

CharacterVoice typeAccent possibilities
PeatYoung male (child to late teen) (trusting, vulnerable)Welsh/Scottish/Irish/English/Asian/African/European/Australian/Jewish New York and other diverse middle-class accents
LiltNon-binary(child to late teen)(mercurial, wary)Badly faked RP with a more rural Middle Eastern or British Northern accent coming through later.
MuziYoung adult male (gentle)Middle Eastern rural accents or British working-class and/or Northern rural accents
SuenTeenage male (bright)Middle Eastern rural accents or British working-class and/or Northern rural accents.
EnkiYoung adult male (rapper)Middle Eastern urban accents or British working-class and/or Northern urban accents.
BartolYoung adult male (deep voice)Middle Eastern urban accents or British working-class and/or Northern urban accents.
HokmaMiddle-aged woman (confident)Welsh/Scottish/Irish/English/Asian/African/European/Australian/Jewish New York and other diverse middle-class accents
UttuOlder woman (spry)Middle Eastern rural accents or British working-class and/or Northern rural accents
HabatMiddle-aged woman (has lung disease)Middle Eastern rural accents or British working-class and/or Northern rural accents
IstarGoddess: mature woman (mesmerising)Middle Eastern rural or urban accent
The ZardushtOlder woman (authoritative)An accent from the Horn of Africa; other African accents also considered
SamrodMiddle-aged man (sly)RP
ClayMiddle-aged man (Alpha male)RP
JasperMiddle-aged man (intelligent optimist)Welsh/Scottish/Irish/English/Asian/African/European/Australian/Jewish New York and other diverse middle-class accents
ZiziMiddle-aged man (emotional alcoholic)Middle Eastern urban accent, or British working-class and/or Northern urban accents, in all cases with occasional slippage into RP
JudgeMiddle-aged or older man, woman or non-binary person (Compassionate and professional)Middle Eastern urban accent, or British working-class or middle-class and/or Northern urban accents.
VulturaAI prison guard (robotic and squawky)Welsh/Scottish/Irish/English/Asian/African/European/Australian/Jewish New York and other diverse middle-class accents
Logos of supporting organisations: Brighton Fringe, urbanflo creative, University of Chichester, Brighton and Hove Pride/Culture ConneX, Arts Council England.

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