The Tierney Ensemble

2019 PARTICIPANT MENTORSHIPS

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APPLY FOR YOUR PLACE IN THE TIERNEY ENSEMBLE 2019
 

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ABOUT JACK VIDEO

Meet Dr. JOhn McDonnell Tierney, aka "Jack" 
as members of the 2018 Ensemble share
their thoughts and experiences.

 

DESCRIPTION: Composer and Educator Dr. John McDonnell Tierney invites aspiring musical theater performers  ages 18-25 and actors aged 30+ to apply for the 2019 Tierney Ensemble. The 2019 Ensemble will perform HUMANITY’S CHILD, at festivals, competitions, “backer’s auditions” in New York City and other venues. Participants will work under the close mentorship of Dr. Tierney and the show’s directorial staff gaining skills and experiences crucial in career development.

 

COMPENSATION: It is the intention and goal of this mentorship program that participants will benefit principally though experience, collaboration, networking, professional development and public exposure, therefore, should not anticipate a lot of financial rewards, especially early on.  That said, when profits are generated, they will be shared.

 

AVAILABLE ROLES [4 women/4 men]:

 

HUMANITY’S CHILD: Female; strong singer, full range vocal; age range 18-20; somewhat “smallish” in stature but with a big personality. Humanity’s Child represents all the young people of the Earth as they transcend from adolescence to adulthood and encounter the realities of the world today.

 

THE STORYTELLER: Male or Female; non-singing role; age range 30+; strong, dynamic personality. The Storyteller is the personification of the inner voice that we all hear, and the voice that Humanity’s Child hears through the play. He/she is also the voice of the “older” generation; parents and family of teens and young adults.

 

HUMANITY’S COUSINS: 3 Male [Tenor] and 3 Female (Sop/Alto), age range 18-23, strong singers/dancers. Humanity’s Cousins reflect the reality that all humans are cousins (albeit several thousand generations removed), thus they represent the extended human family.

 

REQUIREMENTS: Successful applicants will...

  • Be very familiar with the play and the music having read the libretto and the score and listened to the music.
  • Be 18 to 23 years old (singers) with aspirations for a professional career in musical theater.
  • Be exceptionally talented vocalists, able to sing lead and harmony in tune with appropriate expression and good tonal quality.
  • Be capable dancers, able to learn and execute choreography.
  • Be able to function as part of an ensemble, blending vocally and personally.
  • Be willing to assume the protégé role in relation to Dr. Tierney (as mentor).
  • Be able to make the ensemble their primary commitment and ensure availability throughout 2019 as opportunities emerge.
  • Become actively involved in other aspects of production such as social media, marketing, and audience development.

 

LOCATIONS:  Auditions and rehearsals will be held in New York City and/or Hartford depending on participant’s travel times. “Backer’s Auditions” (performances) will be held in New York City and Hartford. Festival and Competition Performances will focus on “drivable distances” for participants. Events or venues at greater distances will be scheduled only by consensus.

 

DATES: January 2019 - AUDITIONS IN NEW YORK CITY AND HARTFORD: TBA

 

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS -ALL ROLES (except The Storyteller):

  • Women: No. 1, 3, 5 from the show with our acc. Tracks.
  • Men: No. 2, 5, 8 from the show with our acc. Tracks.
  • One dance piece, your choice with your prerecorded accompaniment.
  • One “dance/movement” interpretation of No. 6 in the show.

 

STORYTELLER

  • One monologue, your choice.
  • Any or all of the dialogue from the libretto.

TO APPLY: Complete online application at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2VCT36Y

Selected applicants will be invited to audition in New York or Hartford.