CAST Information 2017

 Summer 2017


What is CAST?

CAST stands for Creative Arts Service Team. It is an 8-week summer mission team. The members travel together to various Salvation Army locations in the Northeast performing and witnessing about God’s love for all. It is a program of The Salvation Army for Salvationists 18 years and older. Selection to the team is by application and, if necessary, audition. The main emphasis each summer is to put together a theatrical production for touring purposes. Secondly, members teach, lead and mentor children at Salvation Army summer camps, community centers and Corps (Churches).

To be chosen to be part of CAST you must:

  • Be 18 by June 1st 2017
  • Have experience in creative arts – acting, dancing, singing
  • Be comfortable living in community
  • Be experienced working with children
  • Demonstrate maturity
  • Be active in the Arts in your Corps, Church , School and/or SA Division
  • Complete and submit the on-line application by January 13th, 2017

CAST Highlights…

  • January 13th, 2017    – Application Deadline
  • June 13    – Orientation/Rehearsals Begin
  • June 14-23    – Rehearsals (THQ West Nyack, NY)
  • June 25-July 28    – Touring and Teaching (Eastern Territory Locations)
  • July 29-August 4    – OOB Pier Ministry (Old Orchard Beach, ME)
  • August 5-12    – TAM Conservatory (Suffern, NY-CAST members encouraged to attend)
  • August 8, 2017    – CAST Officially Ends (following Conservatory performance)


Please read the following. Should you be accepted to the CAST 2017 you will be asked to adhere to this agreement and to sign it in the presence of a witness. If you do not believe you can agree to what is being asked please reconsider applying at this time.
If selected to CAST:
  1. I will be present and on time for all orientation, rehearsals and performances.
  2. I will work with the members of the CAST Team to avoid disagreements and to always resolve conflict as quickly and peacefully as possible.
  3. I will satisfy at personal cost all requirements relating to transportation to and from New York City area.
  4. I will adhere to all health/immunization guidelines (a health exam is required for all those selected) which may apply.
  5. I will enter into covenant with fellow team members and fully participate in all mission activities of the team.
  6. I will put the ministry and well-being of the team before self.


Adapted for the stage by Morgan Gould. Based on the classic Newbury Award winning children’s’ book by Madeleine L’Engle. It is a 50 minute one-act play.

One of literature’s most fierce and enduring young heroines, Meg Murry, is back – braces, stubbornness and all. Once again, she’s joining forces with Mrs. Whatsit, Charles Wallace, Calvin O’Keefe and more to battle the forces of evil so she can rescue her father, save humanity and find herself. In the end, we know two things for sure:
1. Love CAN overcome evil and
2. There IS such a thing as a tesseract.

This play is based on one of the great works of literature for children. Besides being an exciting story, its messages of individuality, nonconformity, friendship and courage is great for anyone who has ever felt “different” or lonely or who have wrestled with loss. It celebrates the power of individuality and bravery and love.


A Wrinkle in Time is the story of Meg Murry, a high-school-aged girl who is transported on an adventure through time and space with her younger brother Charles Wallace and her friend Calvin O’Keefe to rescue her father, a gifted scientist, from the evil forces that hold him prisoner on another planet. At the beginning of the book, Meg is a homely, awkward, but loving girl, troubled by personal insecurities and her concern for her father, who has been missing for over a year. Together, the three battle the hate and evil with their own love and bravery.


The adaptation casts three consistent roles below and a Greek Chorus (ensemble of 5-7) to cover the additional 15 roles.

  1. Meg – fierce, awkward and determined heroine
  2. Charles Wallace – Meg’s younger brother
  3. Calvin – Meg’s friend

It will be a very visual, theatrically creative piece. We are excited about the potential and impact of the piece.

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