" Smitty's Got The Funk "

Employer: Humber College

Union: ACTRA

Type: Musical

Location: GTA

Duration: 3 Days, starts Nov 21st 2014

Apply to: Omran Omaid. Email: ( smittycasting@outlook.com )

AUDITIONS: Fraser Studios (76 Stafford St #101, Toronto, ON) on Thursday October 23rd between 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM.

Payment is on an unpaid basis.

Director: Matthew Porteous.

SYNOPSIS:

Smittyís Got The Funk is a story about Smitty, a young lady searching for her place in the music world. Her band plays at Rogerís Pub every night and after a few months, Smitty starts to get restless. One night, she takes out her frustration on an innocent couple, spilling their drinks and ruining their night. Needless to say, the bartender doesnít take kindly to Smittyís outburst and asks her to leave. Smitty makes a big fuss, claiming she will become famous on her own. Outside, Smitty finds a quiet alley way and lights up a joint. Her friend Bo, a hippie hobo, joins and comforts her. He tells her a story of when he was in a rock band and stormed out on his band. The story has a happy ending, but Bo is still homeless. Smitty takes Boís advice and heads back to the bar. When she returns, the bar is almost empty and she thinks all is lost, until something sparks her Funk...

BREAKDOWNS:

SMITTY: Female / 25-30 yrs. / Any Ethnicity. Smitty is a young lady who loves music. Ever since she was young, she has dreamt of becoming a famous musician. She grew up in Toronto, Ontario where there was always great access to live music. After some time, she got an offer to sing the hook for a song by Shad K. Smitty took full advantage of this opportunity, riding the coattails of that fame right through to her own band, Smitty and the Funkeroos. Shortly after the band formed, they landed a gig at a funky bar downtown as the permanent house band. At first, Smitty thought this would be another great opportunity for exposure, but she is becoming ever more impatient with the static situation.

GARY: Male / 25-30 yrs. / Any Ethnicity. Gary is a talented guitar player. He attended high school in Toronto, before moving to Waterloo to study music at Wilfred Laurier University. After graduating with a degree in guitar, Gary moved back to Toronto to play guitar for Shad K. After a few months of playing for other people, Gary realized he wasnít getting the fulfillment he thought he would get from playing music. Thatís when he met Smitty. Smittyís passion for music and raw performance sparked something in Gary and he suggested they form a band. Shortly after, they started playing as a full time house band and Gary could not be happier.

BO BO: Male / 41-50 yrs. / Any Ethnicity. Bo- Bo was born in the late 1950ís. He was the lead singer and guitarist of a band whose claim to fame was one hit called Itís Got To Be Funk. After signing a record deal with Universal, the fame went to Boís head and he quit his band to go solo. His solo career was less than spectacular and he soon found himself homeless, on the street, and playing covers for change. After a few days of playing on the street, Bo realized that he was actually happier than he had ever been before, so he became a full-time street performer.

ROGER: Male / 41-50 yrs. / Any Ethnicity. Roger is the owner and head bartender at the pub where Smittyís band plays every night, Rogerís Pub. He has owned the bar for 40 years and is extremely happy with his job. He does not quite know how to react when Smitty starts causing trouble in the bar.

BUSINESS MAN: Male / 31-40 yrs. / Any Ethnicity. The Business Man is the emotionless representative of the fictional record label, Galactic Studios. Because he is the one handing out contract offers, he thinks everyone else is less important than he.

MAN and WOMAN Any Gender / 25-30 yrs. / Any Ethnicity. The Man and the Woman are a married couple who enjoy watching live music at small venues. Their style of dress is very modern and their drink of choice is always red wine. They are the kind of people who like to watch the show from a safe distance.

STEVE: Male / Any age / Any Ethnicity. Steve is the drummer of the band. Heís a muscular guy who never wears a shirt and has hair down to his shoulders. Steve grew up in a trailer park where he played a makeshift set of drums on the street for money.

PABLO: Male / Any age / Any Ethnicity. Pablo is the bassist of the band. Pablo and Steve the drummer get along great. Steve thinks Pablo is from Mexico, but heís not sure because he canít understand a word Pablo says.

GEORGIO (Steve No. 2) Male / Any age / Any Ethnicity. Other Steveís real name is Georgio, but Smitty can never remember. Georgioís first language is French. He is a very handsome man who always seems to have a girl attached to him. Steve thinks itís because of his accent.

BEARDED MAN: Male / Any age / Any Ethnicity. Bearded Man is Roger's best customer. He's a construction worker from America who loves sports, beer, and a little live music.

YOUNG ASSISTANT Any Gender / 18-24 yrs. / Any Ethnicity. Young Assistant is the eager right-hand of the Business Man, he only wants to please him and nothing else. Even if it means constantly being stepped on and insulted.