Auditions for the 2023 Season Now Open!
The Tony Honor recipient production, The Lost Colony celebrates its 86th Anniversary in 2023, featuring dynamic staging and choreography depicting an adaptation of Paul Green’s symphonic outdoor drama of America’s oldest mystery. Located in Manteo, North Carolina.
Load-in/Rehearsals: May 2nd, 2023
Performances: June 2nd-August 26th, 2023 (No Performances on Sundays)
Load out: August 27th-September 2nd, 2023
Seasonal Employment Agreement
Performer Salary Starting at $275 / Week
Technician Salary Starting at $400 / Week
*Salaries are determined by position and experience*
Shared Housing Available
COVID-19 All employees must be fully vaccinated and show a negative PCR test result prior to moving into company housing.
The Lost Colony will be at the Following Auditions:
SETC Outdoor Theatre Auditions– January 13th & 14 in Greensboro, NC
SETC Convention– March 1st-5th in Lexington, KY
Native American Auditions-February 24th, 2023 at UNC Pembroke
Local Auditions in Manteo, NC-February 25th, 2023 at Manteo High School from 11-5pm
All Native American roles will be cast with indigenous performers.
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.
OLD TOM – Principal
(Male identifying actor) The Falstaff of the New World, hard-drinking ne’er-do-well with a big heart.
Other speaking ensemble roles available.
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.
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, fire dancers.
NATIVE AMERICAN DRUMMERS:
Seeking Native American Drummers or Drum Group with experience playing powwow drums and hand drums.
Seeking performers who work with fire, including fire dancers.