This . . . is my most ambitious story I've ever had. I've sat on it for five, almost six years, modifying and tweaking it ever since then. It is really ambitious, my effort at achieving something like Shattered Heaven or Twin Stars. I've longed to do something like this in any form, and have held back for a long time.
I've had enough holding back and cutting corners. Even if it kills me, I want this story out there, in some form, one way or another.
If I can get enough finances, this may become paid work. Key word: MAY. There are no guarantees here.
And just to prove that I can still bring it, Devoted Episode 4 is pretty much imminent, I need one line and then the episode will be released. So yeah, I am not sidetracking myself. I am downgrading the importance of the fan-based Endless Blue project for this one, an original story . . .
Probably my most tragic and epic story.
I'm reaching for the stars again . . . and probably going to go splat. But I plan on this making some noise before my inevitable splat.
The double planet Savior, home to the worlds Kaguya and Nosferatu, is the home to exiles. Races that had spread out too far across the galaxy and received a swift punishment by doing so. No one knows how their races were so swiftly killed, and why only a select few remained alive, not even the Tri-Presence who sheperded the survivors to Savior. Now, the extinctions and histories are considered close to being mere legends, not actual history. Only a few events from that long ago remain confirmed, as some artifacts and relics from the races' destruction years remain.
But what reminders that remain are impossible to ignore.
In the sky, Nosferatu looms as a never-ending threat, a world of corruption and abominations. And the Tri-Presence near-gods have been reduced to only two of the original three members, Esther and Sophia. Esther continues to guard the sky, preventing Nosferatu from corrupting Kaguya, while Sophia must continuously reincarnate in a new vessel. And right now, there is no Sophia to keep the peace, and Kaguya is the treshold of a brutal war between the human-based nation of Terra and the elven-like Rondvels of Selan, one that has ended in Terra's defeat other than a redoubt in the mountains. The only hope for the humans is the knowledge that Sophia will reincarnate as a human . . . and her power will end the war one way or another.
But for the occupied in Terra, life goes on.
Mathew Sulerson, a young man, has managed to survive not only the war, but a troubled childhood that has led to him leading the life of a mercenary. Traveling with a small group led by a young woman named Ash Morrow, Mathew helps smuggle the persecuted Slants from one place to another . . . for a fee, of course, along with certain other jobs. With him is his young sister Emily, a girl only now reconnecting to the world after years of abuse from their father. But when something goes wrong during a routine mission, Mathew is suddenly faced with the death penalty, and Emily finds herself hunted by the authorities.
Helpless to save her older brother, the only family who has ever loved her, Emily suddenly demonstrates an act of impossibly great power to save him . . . one that reveals that she is the newest reincarnation of Sophia. But realizing the powers of the only earthbound member of the Tri-Presence comes with a horrific price: little by little, Emily mentally and physically will be stripped away until she is nothing and Sophia is everything. No matter what happens, Emily will die, whether she is killed by an external force, or assimiliated into Sophia.
Mathew is caught in a vicious conrundrum. Can he lay down his life to protect someone who will die anyway no matter how hard he tries? And is Sophia's power enough to not only end the war, but to prevent a far more nefarious force from striking and ending all known life in the universe?
There are many minor characters and extras in this story. PLEASE SAY SO in your audition email whether you would like to play minor characters AND/OR extras or you will not be considered for these roles.
You are allowed to "win" a maximum of TWO main characters and TWO additional minor characters. Extras are unlimited.
For submitting auditions:
· Please send your audition lines in .mp3 format because of space issues. Either mono or stereo .mp3s are accepted. Please record in good quality, and keep pops, background noise, bumps, etc., to a minimum. If you absolutely CANNOT record in .mp3, send in .wav format, but please note you will be asked to submit in .mp3 if you are actually cast.
· Please save your files in a ZIP FOLDER as follows: Username_Character_Line#.mp3 (ex: rebelcheese_VillageIdiot_01.mp3)
· Please list your crediting name, your email address, and any notes or requests you want (such as a critique request), and whether you are willing to be cast for characters you did not audition for in as follows: 1. In the body of the email, or 2. In a text file, .rtf file, or Word document attached to the email or in the ZIP folder. A resume is optional and should be in a .txt, .rtf, or .doc file if you choose to submit one.
·Here is how to submit your audition:
-Please send your files in an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.[LIST]
YOU CAN SUBMIT IN PIECES. In other words, you can send your audition in multiple emails or send some characters earlier and others later.
ON THE SUBJECT OF CRITIQUES: They ARE being given out this time, but only upon request.
THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS IS: October 2nd at 12:00 p.m. CST. It will likely not be pushed back. WARNING: There is violence, mild swearing, and death, rendering this radioplay PG-13.
*=critique sent ^=redo received
BboiiPnoi - Grelo*, Mathew*,
Darknezz - Grelo*, Mathew*, Monavut*, Wes
Viridine - Emily*, Fekara*^, Kaede
Stratofarius - Quinn*^*, Zackary*
Calimon1991 - Amelia, Ash, Clarissa, De'Mosa, Jodi, Kaede, Kona, Sevara, Sophia*
InsomniaJacket - Mathew, Wes, Zackary*
11linda - Every female character + De'Mosa*^*
jvonm - Alonso, Grelo, Mathew, Zackary
Zevicath - Grelo, Mathew*
Tanner_Hatley - Mathew*
angelwithoutwings - Amelia, De'Mosa, Emily, Sophia*
Jilly Bean - Amelia, Emily*
chrisslight - Wes
TheStrawberryFairy - Ash, Emily*
Mippa - Amelia, Ash, Clarissa, Emily, Fekara, Jodi, Kaede, Kona, Sevara, Sophia*
Trav - Zackary*
RevolverJustice - Mathew, Quinn*
Arklight - Zackary*
Inujabari - De'Mosa, Grelo, Quinn*
ElliottSkywalker - Emily*
brinjah - Grelo, Mathew, Quinn*
thedanman - Grelo, Mathew, Monavult, Wes, Zackary
MarkOwnsYou - Zackary
Merides - Ash, Clarissa, De'Mosa, Sophia
Bright_Nightmare - Emily
butterflyidentity - Emily
River_Kanoff - Alonso, Grelo, Hidas, Michael, Monavult, Wes
Hazel Rah - Mathew, Quinn
Adiaas - Grelo, Monavult, Zackary
Curryknight - Grelo, Zackary
Nori - Emily
Sgtoku - De'Mosa, Grelo, Monavult
AmyAnn - Clarissa, Emily
Below the auditions is a terminology page. This is very important for understanding certain audition lines and characters.