Still Small's auditions are open to all experience levels. You do not need to be a Christian in order to participate, but you should be comfortable with our mission (see our About page) and with the fact that prayer and other spiritual exercises are built into our rehearsal time.
For any questions, please contact Jasmine at email@example.com
The Diary of Perpetua
We've been performing The Diary of Perpetua on stage for 5 years, and are now making it into a film! Extras of all ages, ethnicities, and abilities are needed and welcome. (**Currently we are particularly in need of people of South Asian [e.g. Indian, Pakistani] and Oceanic descent; please see below for more details.)
If you are interested in a being an extra, please shoot us an e-mail along with a picture of yourself (does not need to be a professional headshot). It is up to your preference and your schedule whether you would like to sing in the ensemble musical numbers or not -- please indicate your singing preference and your vocal type (bass, tenor, alto, etc.), if applicable, in your e-mail. This will not make any difference as to whether or in what role you are cast.
The Diary of Perpetua is adapted from the real-life diary of Vibia Perpetua, a 21-year-old mother living in 3rd century Carthage. (Her diary is now one of the oldest known female-authored documents.) Arrested with four other young believers for illegally practicing Christianity, she wrestled profoundly and honestly with the effects her imprisonment and possible execution would have on her family, and courageously wrote her own story in a world dictated by men – a story awash with the love of Jesus as well as the love of those she left behind.
In 2020, the number of Christians persecuted for their faith rose to over 340 million – one in eight globally. We are undertaking this project to let them know they are not alone, to inspire the Church to pray and give on their behalf, and to help the Church learn from their beautiful faith. In order to draw more attention to their ongoing story, this film will be shot in modern dress.
The film will shoot primarily on the North Shore of Massachusetts (the greater Salem area), with the possibility of a few scenes within a 2-hour drive of the area. Extras will be needed for 1-3 days in early July, and we will be able to assign roles and shooting days based on your availability.
We will be complying with all required COVID precautions.
Who We're Looking For
You do not need to be a Christian to work with us. However, we do ask that you look over our mission statement (towards the bottom of our About Us page) and the purpose stated above, to make sure that this is a mission that truly inspires you and feels like a good fit for you. Please also be aware that we will be praying on set. We won’t push you to participate beyond your personal threshold, but you should at least be comfortable with these things happening around you. If you have any questions about what this aspect of the process is like, please don’t hesitate to e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are being very intentional about trying to reflect the face of the modern global Church. The story of persecution touches all colors and ethnicities, and we need lots of people to help us portray that. All races and ethnicities are welcome and encouraged to apply; however, we are particularly looking for actors of the following ancestry:
South Asian (e.g. Indian, Pakistani, Nepali)
East Asian (e.g. Korean, Chinese)
Middle Eastern (e.g. Afghan, Iranian)
Southeast Asian (e.g. Vietnamese, Lao)
Hispanic / Latino
Central Asian (e.g. Uzbek, Turkmen, Kazakh, Kyrgyz)
Biracial and Mixed Race
Again, everyone is welcome, whether you see your ancestry specifically listed or not. We can't wait to work with you!
* We recognize that ethnic identity is deeply personal, that there are many ways to divide and subdivide groups based on nationality, race, ethnicity, tribal group, and more, and that the above broad categories and terms may not reflect how you prefer to identify. While we've tried to use terms acceptable to the individuals they're meant to describe, we realize that different people have different preferences, and we apologize and thank you for your patience with us if we have not used your preferred term, or have included you in a group that you feel is too broad. We look forward to learning more about you!