For the record, here was the second casting call notice that was send out for "Hit the Mat:"
“Hit the Mat,” a stage show that uses the grappling arts to tell stories and explore the relationships of bodies in motion, seeks 7-10 performers (at least three female and three male) for performances at the Wicked Faire on February 19-20. Casting call will be held on Wednesday, Jan 12 from 8:30 – 10:30 PM at 440 Studios, 440 Lafayette St, Manhattan.
The casting calls will be workshop-style, including basic grappling instruction.
People with experience in the grappling arts (bjj, submission grappling, freestyle, folkstyle, collegiate, Olympic, and Greco-Roman wrestling, judo, jiu jitsu, sambo, aikido, pro wrestling, etc) are encouraged to attend. Beginners with strong movement skills and fearless attitudes are welcome. Free training will be part of the rehearsal process.
Grappling is the fastest growing martial art and combat sport in America today, and forms of wrestling have existed in almost every culture in the history of mankind. This performance seeks to show how the grappling arts are as effective a movement vocabulary for theater arts as any dance or stage combat technique.
The show will be a 30-minute collection of skits connected by various movement study exercises built around the grappling arts. Its premiere will be at a renaissance/fantasy-sci-fi/steampunk convention for ages 16+ at the Doubletree in Somerset, NJ (http://www.wickedfaire.com).
Transportation to the event, a small food allowance, and lodging will be provided; profit-sharing and other income-earning opportunities are available in connection with this project. Further performances in the very near future are expected.
Please submit headshot, resume, and related experience.