SARA: Sara, aka Humanity’s Child, represents young people today as they emerge into society and the world as independent and self-directed actors seeking both freedom and security. She is a young woman deeply feeling the stresses of contemporary life and genuinely afraid for her future as she faces a world of dissonance, division, and danger.
VOX: Vox (f/m) is Sara’s childhood invisible friend who, in a time of great dissonance, division, and danger makes a brief re-appearance in Sara’s dreams to give aid, comfort, and advice.
THE PLAYERS (f or f/m): Appearing The Boogieman’s Minions, Good Spirits, Mates, and The Keepers of the Circle: The PLAYERS play multiple parts in all five acts.
CAST SIZE: This is a theatrical work that may be performed with a minimum “core-cast” of two principles: Sara Vox, and a four to six Players making a total on-stage cast of six to eight. The number of PLAYERS can easily be expanded.
GENDER: This musical was performed off-Broadway in the Summer of 2019 with an all-female cast. The current version may be performed with either an all-female or mixed-gender ensemble.
DIVERSITY: Producers and directors, when casting this show, are strongly encouraged to recruit a diverse ensemble.
SARA: Act I: Sleepwear; Act II-III: dress contemporaneously but modestly in subdued colors. Act V: HC will be dressed with gifts for her heroic return to the world.
VOX: VOX brims with energy and her costume reflects that, brimming with
color and novelty.
As Sara’s “childhood invisible friend,” she is costumed as a child as Sara’s remembers her.
THE PLAYERS: Act I: THE BOOGIEMAN’S MINIONS are an assortment of demons, fiends, monsters and evil-spirts and are costumed as such in dark colors. Act II: THE GOOD SPIRITS are an assortment of angels, cherubs, messengers, and, well...good spirits and are costumed as such in light colors. They appear at first as a “choir” and could be in robes that would be removed on cue. Act III: THE MATES are an assortment of “mates” one acquires by participating in life and are costumed as those various mates might be (e.g., “Bandmate” in band uniform). Act IV: THE KEEPERS OF THE CICLE are an assortment of fantasy characters, monochromatic light colors, flowing. Later the PLAYERS return “as themselves” dressed in the most colorful and audacious finery!