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15 Nov 2012
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AUDITION NOTICE  

Auckland Arts Festival 2013 presents 

THE FACTORY by KILA KOKONUT KREW  

We've got the cows and we've got the bees but is New Zealand really the land of milk and honey?

New Zealand's first-ever Pacific musical, The Factory, is an entertaining and entirely unique exploration of the Samoan migrant experience. Arriving in Aukilani with her father, a young Samoan woman with big dreams and hopes for a brighter future is immediately set to work in a South Auckland textile factory. But each time the factory bell rings, she feels further away from both her home and her aspirations.

Hilarious and heartfelt, this vibrant funk-fuelled musical weaves a romantic narrative and wry lyrics into a tribute to the courage of the Pacific peoples who came to Auckland during the 1970s, searching for ways to support the families they left behind and striving to make new lives for themselves.

Opening with a powerful call to ancestral roots delivered by the cast of 14, this large-scale show features an original score, a dazzling array of exuberant and soulful songs, slick choreography, a live seven-piece band, including a string ensemble, and music that will rock your vaka.

"A Knockout Blow" - NZ Herald

AUDITIONS FOR THE FACTORY

AUDITION INFORMATION

Rehearsal / Performance Dates: February 4 – March 11 2013 

THE FACTORY is set in an industrial factory in central Auckland, 1974 – 1978.

CAST

Losa
Samoan / 17 – 20 years old 
Losa is a new immigrant to NZ, and has spent her whole life growing up in Samoa. She is bright, feisty and optimistic about the future.

Misilei
Samoan Fa'afafine / 25 – 30 years old
Larger than life, Misilei has a heart of gold.  The mother hen of The Factory. 

Richard
Open Ethnicity (including European) / In his 40's
The Boss of The Factory.

Tim
Open Ethnicity (including European) / 18 – 22 years old
Richard's son.  Tim is next line to take over the family business.

Mose 
Pacific Islander / 19 – 26 years old
A revolutionary.  Mose is a staunch follower of the Brown Panther movement.

The Chorus  
A mix of Pacific Island ethnicities, the chorus are all recent immigrants to NZ or children of them.  They are the life and soul of The Factory.  Although billed as the ‘chorus' they are very much integral characters to the show and each have their own life journeys. 

Female Chorus (4)
17 - 35 years old
Lagi, Fili, Moka and Faiai

Male Chorus (4)
17 – 35 years old
Feleti, Siale, Lesi and Nua

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS

SINGING
Prepare ONE song from memory in one of these styles: Rhythm & Blues, Soul, Funk, Blues, Disco, Gospel. A pianist / guitarist will be provided but YOU MUST BRING sheet music / lead sheets / chord charts in the appropriate key. Please be warmed up vocally prior to your audition.

ACTING
Prepare a monologue to perform.  No longer than 2 minutes.

MOVEMENT
Please be physically warmed up and prepared for a movement session with our choreographer after your audition. Dress appropriately, bring water if you need. 

APPLICATION FORM

Please copy, paste and complete the AUDITION APPLICATION FORM (below) and return to us to secure your audition time. You can email your form to kilakokonutkrew5@gmail.com or send to:

Auckland Arts Festival 
Attn: Tama Waipara
PO Box 5419 
Wellesley St
Auckland 1140

Or leave at Reception:

Auckland Arts Festival 
Attn: Tama Waipara
Level 5
44-52 Wellesley St West (corner of Mayoral and Wellesley)
Auckland 

AUDITION VENUE AND DATES 

Please note, auditions will be held on December 3rd and 4th at:
Martin Hautus - The Pacific Peoples Learning Institute 
76 – 80 Onehunga Mall Road 
Onehunga 
AUCKLAND 

AUDITION DETAILS 

You will be required to attend either a morning or afternoon session on either the 3rd or 4th of December. Each audition block will consist of 10 applicants. The audition will be structured as follows:

10 minute solo audition (Prepared Song and Monologue)

1 hour movement audition with our choreographer and the other applicants in your audition session.

Please note - you will need to be available on the day for both your 10 minute solo audition and the 1 hour movement audition. Your audition time and date will be given to you upon receipt of your completed AUDITION APPLICATION FORM (below).

Applications close on Thursday 29th November.  Please also note you may be required to attend a re-call audition on Friday 7th December (you will be notified if you are needed for this after your initial audition).

AUDITION APPLICATION CHECKLIST 

Please check you have the following:

  • A prepared song in one of these styles: Rhythm & Blues, Soul, Funk, Blues, Disco, Gospel.
  • Sheet music / lead sheets / chord charts for your song in the appropriate key.
  • A prepared monologue to perform which is no longer than 2 minutes.
  • A completed AUDITION APPLICATION FORM (below) which is to be emailed to kilakokonutkrew5@gmail.com

If you are unclear about anything on these forms or have any questions regarding the auditions please contact us: 
Email:  kilakokonutkrew5@gmail.com  
Facebook:  Kila Kokonut Krew
Twitter:  @KilaKokonutKrew 

KILA KOKONUT KREW

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THE FACTORY by KILA KOKONUT KREW

AUDITION APPLICATION FORM  

Rehearsal / Performance Dates: February 4 – March 11 2013

Full Name:

Ethnicity:

Gender:

Age:

Role you are auditioning for:

Contact Details (phone and email):

Are you available for a possible re-call audition on Friday December 7th? If not, please state availability issues:

 

Applicants must be available for ALL rehearsal and performance dates from February 4th – March 11th 2013.  Please confirm (Yes / No)

Please provide a short brief detailing any musical theatre experience you have had:

 

 

 

If you are unclear about anything on these forms or have any questions regarding the auditions please contact us: 
Email:  kilakokonutkrew5@gmail.com
Facebook:  Kila Kokonut Krew 
Twitter:  @KilaKokonutKrew

KILA KOKONUT KREW    

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