THE CREATIVE ARTS SERVICE TEAM IS A SUMMER MISSION TEAM
WHOSE FOCUS IS TO USE THEATER TO TELL OTHERS OF GOD’S LOVE

 

HOW DOES IT WORK?

CAST is an evangelistic, arts-focused, service-minded mission team. The Arts Ministries Bureau annually assembles a production team and selects a play/musical/original piece to produce. That’s where you come in. See below for audition and application information.

WHAT’S THE SCHEDULE LIKE?

Members who are accepted begin their adventure in mid-June where everyone gathers for rehearsals in West Nyack, New York. This team of 8-12 along with their leaders then begin a 6(ish)-week-long summer performance tour, ending in August. Performances take place at Salvation Army summer camps for kids, community centers, churches, street festivals and more.

WHERE DOES EVERYONE EAT? AND SLEEP?
AND WHO PAYS FOR ALL THAT?

CAST will lodge, travel and eat together in community during their tour. Everything they need for the summer they carry with them, including sets, costumes, props, sound equipment. Food and lodging are taken care of. In fact, all expenses are paid except for personal items such as soap, shampoo, etc. and the occasional meal. Also, a stipend of $3,000 is paid to each team member in two installments during the tour.

SWEET!
WHERE DO I SIGN UP?

Hold on a minute… not so easy. Touring and performing is hard work. Each member gives up many personal freedoms for the privilege of combining their love for God and the creative arts. It involves living and traveling, eating and breathing, together for two months. It involves clear communication and forgiveness. Its blood, sweat, and tears… sometimes (hopefully not too much blood) but it’s so rewarding.

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CAST presents | Jesus Theater | Tour in Puerto Rico!

Arts Ministries is especially excited for this summer because Puerto Rico has never had the opportunity to host a CAST production due to the distance and language barrier. Jesus Theater’s (official title TBD) message is brought to life through movement, making it a perfect fit for an audience with mixed language preferences. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Arts Ministries Bureau’s ministry; a noted opportunity to return to its roots in choreodrama (choreographed-drama) and hands-on ministry and evangelism.  Directed by Katie Luse and choreographed by Erin Morgan, Jesus Theater will tell the story of God’s unrelenting love for his children.

How To Audition:

  1. Fill out an online application. Click Here

  2. Submit a recorded audition including the 4 video requirements below.

Participant Requirements

  • 18 years old by June 22, 2020
  • Active in Corps or Church programs
  • Comfortable living in community
  • Experience working with children
  • Demonstrate maturity
  • Active Salvationist preferred
  • Complete the online application
  • Video audition submission

Important Dates

  • November 22, 2020 | Application/Audition Info Live!
  • January 10, 2020 | Application/Audition Deadline
  • June 14, 2020 | Arrival in Suffern, NY
  • June 15-19, 2020 | Rehearsals in West Nyack, NY
  • June 22-July 17, 2020 | Ministry in Puerto Rico, St. Thomas, St. Croix
  • July 24-July 31, 2020 | Pier Ministry in Old Orchard Beach, ME
  • August 1-August 8, 2020 | TAM Conservatory – 20th year!

Video Audition Requirements | Jesus Theater

Complete the following 4 sections on video, then upload it as an UNLISTED video on YouTube and send the link to Ian.Evans@use.salvationarmy.org

  1. Monologue: Tell the story of Jesus ministering to the women caught in the act of adultery in John 8:1-11.
    *We are looking for an authentic, passionate, and expressive re-telling of the ministry of Jesus to this woman.
  2. Movement: Have fun playing/moving/dancing with a balloon to 1 minute of “Happy” by Pharrell Williams.
    *We are looking for the ability to play, use your body, and be entertaining for an audience of children.
  3. Silent Acting: Act out the following emotions one at a time without sound. Each emotion should be approximately 15-30 seconds of acting ending in a frozen expression of that emotion. Use any instrumental music to underscore your acting.
    Choose 3 Emotions: 1. Striving, 2. Disoriented, 3. Sorrowful, 4. Surprised, 5. Excited, 6. Thrilled.
    *We are looking for strong facial expressions and body language that communicate emotion without words.
  4. Question: Please tell us about a moment in your life that you experienced Jesus in a real way.

 

DEADLINE for Application and Audition Video is FRIDAY JANUARY 10, 2020

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