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Stephen King Fans: Anywhere Festival Call Out for Performers

Stephen King Fans: Anywhere Festival Call Out for Performers

Queensland, Australia
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Calling fans of Stephen King! Bow Down to Your Queen: a tribute to the King of Horror is a journey through the dark side of the feminine that will be presented at Anywhere Festival 2021. The show will consist of live music: a selection of songs based on Stephen King's powerful female characters and interludes between songs where female and male performers take the "stage" and bring his work to life (Anywhere Festival is about theatre anywhere BUT a theatre so we're gonna rock out in three libraries!).

Female actors, performers, interpretive dancers. As a performer, you'll have creative freedom: you might choose one of your favourite female characters and re-enact a certain scene from a book or film... you might perform a monologue... or use your body in a character-driven interpretative dance... or something else? There will also be roles for males (think Trash Can Man falling on the floor bowing saying "My life for youooooo!" and Paul Sheldon, the writer from Misery bundled up in blankets being pushed around in a wheelchair looking, well, miserable). Full permission to dress up. Costumes would be great. Pink prom dress covered in blood anyone? How about Rita Hayworth, a moviestar bombshell from the 1940s? Someone just has to wear jeans and a flannel and swing a sledgehammer around (safely, hahaha)... Also looking for a flamboyant MC to host a Stephen King trivia segment as part of the show.

- some interest in the work of Stephen King (ie. if not a hardcore fan, it's important to have read a book or two or seen a couple of films adapted from his work)
- availability for rehearsals and during the Anywhere Festival dates in May (more info below)
- own transport
- a willingness to travel to a variety of locations in the Moreton Bay region

Anywhere Festival is committed to support performers with profits generated by shows. After an initial set up fee and 10% of the box office, the performers get the lion's share. What remains after expenses will be split evenly between all participants of Bow Down to Your Queen.

Audition / Rehearsal / Production dates

Anywhere Festival runs from the 6th - 21st May, 2021. Rehearsal dates will be confirmed for March and April ASAP at Caboolture Hub with regular Zoom meetings online. Performance dates below:

Saturday 8th May (Arana Hills Library)
Saturday 15th May (North Lakes Library)
Saturday 22nd May (Caboolture Library)

Job payment

Unpaid – this is a collaboration opportunity - This is a creative project in development with a lot of freedom for performers. There will be regular zoom meetings and rehearsals in Caboolture leading up to the shows in May.

Collaborations should create mutual benefit and are usually amateur, student or 'Time for Print' projects.

Charlene McGee

FIRESTARTER (novel + film) Charlie is 7 years old and was born with pyrokinetic powers. A secret government agency called The Shop, who were behind the experiment, wanted to capture Charlie for weapons research. Charlie also had other powers that she inherited from her parents: Mental domination, telepathy, telekinesis and precognition. All of these powers were connected to her power to start fires. She sometimes had a hard time controlling her abilities, especially whenever she was

Female, aged 18 and over

Applications closed 29 March 2021.

Carrietta White

CARRIE (novel + film) The story revolves around a tormented and misfit high school girl, Carrie White. As a result of repression, shame, bullying and conformism, she uses her awakened telekinetic powers to exact horrific, almost Biblical revenge on her abusers, wiping out most of the town in the process.

Female, aged 18 and over

Applications closed 29 March 2021.

Annie Wilkes

MISERY (novel + film) Annie Wilkes is dangerously insane and bipolar, and has an averse reaction to profanity (her own vocabulary limited to child-like words such as "cockadoodie"). She is portrayed as a psychopath with a number of unnamed mental health disorders. Annie's personality is characterized by violent mood swings, alternating between sweet and charming to blind fury.

Female, aged 46 and over

Applications closed 29 March 2021.

Dolores Claiborne

DOLORES CLAIBORNE (novel + film) Dolores Claiborne, an opinionated 65-year-old widow living on the tiny Maine community of Little Tall Island, is suspected of murdering her wealthy, elderly employer, Vera Donovan. The novel is presented as a transcript of her statement, told to the local constable and a stenographer. Dolores wants to make clear to the police that she did not kill Vera, whom she has looked after for years, but does confess to orchestrating the death of her husband.

Female, aged 65 and over

Applications closed 29 March 2021.

Rita Hayworth

RITA HAYWORTH & THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION (novella + film) The only real person in the show. A bombshell movie star from the 1940s.

Female, aged 18 and over

Applications closed 29 March 2021.

Trash Can Man

THE STAND (novel + 2x television adaptations) The Trashcan Man is a supporting character and antagonist in The Stand. He is a pyromaniac (and possible schizophrenic).

Male, aged 50 and over

Applications closed 29 March 2021.

Paul Sheldon

MISERY (novel + film) Paul Sheldon is the main protagonist of Misery. He is the author of the Misery Chastain novel series, and is imprisoned by Annie Wilkes (his self-described "number one fan") in her home after a devastating car crash.

Male, aged 55 and over

Applications closed 29 March 2021.

Other Stephen King characters?

The show isn't limited to just the characters above - who else would you like to bring alive and how? Email your ideas!

Anyone, aged 18 and over

Applications closed 29 March 2021.

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Listing created: 26 February 2021
Applications closed: 29 March 2021
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