Celebrating the 84th season of the Tony Honor recipient production, The Lost Colony presents a brand-new theatrical
production of the largest outdoor symphonic drama, featuring dynamic new staging and choreography depicting Paul Green’s tale of America’s oldest mystery. Located in Manteo, North Carolina.
Rehearsals: May 2, 2021 – May 27, 2021
Performances: May 28 – August 21, 2021 (Monday through Saturday)
Seasonal Employment Agreement
Performer Salary Range: $222 – $400 / Week
Technician Salary Range: $222 – $600 / Week
Shared Housing Available At Nominal Rate
Book: Paul Green
Score: Sam Davis
Director/Choreographer: Jeff Whiting
Native American Choreographer: Jerad Todacheenie
Associate Director: Julie A. Richardson
Drum Corps/Color Guard Choreographer: Justin Mabry
Stunt Coordinator: Jason Tate
Music Director: Jesse Kissel
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STORYTELLER – Principal
(Older Indigenous female identifying actor) The elder who knows all the stories of the land and provides the connection with the present and the past.
JOHN BORDEN – Principal
(Young male identifying actor) Farmhand and hired laborer who rises in prominence and importance in the new colony because of his leadership skills. Extraordinary sword fighter.
ANANIAS DARE – Principal
(Young male identifying actor) Educated young soldier who is quick to put aside the gentleman’s life to learn the ways of the New World. Extraordinary sword fighter.
GOVERNOR JOHN WHITE – Principal
(Older male identifying actor) English colonial governor, explorer, artist and cartographer who will do anything for his daughter and granddaughter.
SIMON FERNANDO – Principal
(Male identifying actor) Spanish navigator and sometime pirate. Hot-tempered and spirited. Extraordinary sword fighter. Fast, quick on his feet.
MANTEO – Principal
(Young Indigenous male identifying actor) A Native American Croatoan, the chief of the tribe that befriends the colonists. Helps the colonists navigate their way through the New World.
WANCHESE – Principal
(Young Indigenous male identifying actor) The last known ruler of the Roanoke Native American tribe. Wanchese breaks from the colonists when they incite tribal violence.
ELEANOR DARE – Principal
(Young female identifying actor) Head-strong, spirited and strong-willed. Able to keep pace with the men. Quick to speak the truth.
QUEEN ELIZABETH – Principal
(Older female identifying actor) Regal, wise, and does not suffer fools gladly.
SIR WALTER RALEIGH – Ensemble
(Older male identifying actor) English landed gentleman, soldier, politician and explorer with a dream to establish the first English colony in the New World.
OLD TOM – Ensemble
(Male identifying actor) The Falstaff of the New World, hard-drinking ne’er-do-well with a big heart.
Other speaking ensemble roles available.
Seeking performers of Native American Descent of all ages, including Pow Wow Dancers (Fancy, Grass, Traditional, Jingle, etc.), Hoop Dancers.
Seeking singers, actors, dancers of all ages (any ethnicity) to portray colonists, British soldiers, members of the Royal Court. Puppetry skills a plus. Also, seeking Color Guard performers (flags, rifles, sabres) and fire dancers.
NATIVE AMERICAN DRUMMERS:
Seeking Native American Drummers or Drum Group with experience playing powwow drums and hand drums.
Seeking Drum Corps performers with proficiency in Snare Drum, Bass Drum, and Color Guard (flags, rifles, sabres) – any gender and any ethnicity.
Seeking performers who work with fire, including fire dancers.
Additional Job Opportunities:
POSITION OVERVIEW – Seasonal Non-Exempt
The primary role for the Theatre Custodian position is to ensure the Waterside Theatre venue and associated facilities are clean, safe and well-kept. Custodian maintains and oversees a regular schedule of janitorial services, basic facility maintenance and general landscaping duties; and works with RIHA management to identify and implement larger facility projects.
- Ensuring facilities are regularly cleaned
- Providing regular light groundskeeping
- Identifying and promptly reporting potential safety concerns
- Stocking janitorial / maintenance supplies
- Coordinating additional providers/ services
- High School diploma or equivalent
- Reliable transportation
- Familiarity with janitorial procedures and groundskeeping
- Ability to work unsupervised
- Comfortable working outside to include standing, walking, lifting, and/or squatting for duration of shift and in inclement weather
- Demonstrated knowledge & experience with best-practice janitorial and/or groundskeeping procedures is a plus
Please submit completed applications to email@example.com or fax 252-473-4288