Encore Michigan

Audition for Concert Performance of ‘The Fourth Messenger’ 1/29, 1/31

audition January 03, 2023

ANN ARBOR, MI–Off-Leash Arts seeks 8 highly qualified actor-singers of all genders, ethnicities, and age ranges 17+) for a concert reading of The Fourth Messenger, a musical by Tanya Shaffer and Vienna
Teng, to take place at The Ark, Ann Arbor, on March 18, 2023.

The event will be a fundraiser for The Ark. The performance will be directed by Giovanni Rodriguez and Tanya Shaffer and music directed by Rebecca Biber. Pays $200 stipend.

Auditions will be held Sunday, January 29 and Tuesday, January 31, 2023. For audition information
and scheduling, please go to thefourthmessenger.com. Contact fourthmessenger@gmail.com
with any questions.

About The Fourth Messenger: Award-winning San Francisco area playwright Tanya Shaffer, now
an Ann Arbor transplant, has joined forces with Indie-Folk-Pop singer-songwriter and U of M alumna
Vienna Teng — the only artist ever to win four Independent Music Awards in a single year — to
create a groundbreaking musical reimagining of the Buddha story in a contemporary American
setting, with a female Buddha figure. This concert reading at The Ark in Ann Arbor, one of the nation’s
top folk venues, will be the musical’s Midwest Premiere.

Praise for East and West Coast productions of The Fourth Messenger:
● “Exciting and ambitious … An absolute delight.” – San Francisco Chronicle
● “One of the don’t-miss shows of the 2017 New York Musical Festival” – Time Out NYC, Playbill,
Spoiled NYC
● “Masterful and compelling … both timeless and contemporary. – Stage and Cinema
● “This show helped heal a piece of me … We need more shows like this to heal our world.” – Times
Square Chronicle

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