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Casting two male voice actors for “The White Ship,” a 10-min one act historical re-enactment of the 1112 AD “White Ship Disaster” from the perspective of two workers in the south coast port town of Hastings who were subcontracted to wait for the King Henry I’s White Ship, a ship that never arrived. Charged with transporting the royal bloodline, unbeknownst to those on the land this white ship had wrecked on a submerged rock off the coast of Normandy. Almost all 300 passengers perished. This accident led to the first English civil war, nicknamed “The Anarchy” by Victorian historians. In actuality this ungoverned time was a sadly too brief flourish of emancipatory potential for the vast serf populations of Britain, leading to local uprisings and rebellions .

Casting two male voice actors to play the roles of the “Journeyman” and the “Villein”, two workers standing in the dark, staring into the sea as they ponder their own futures and the future of the white ship.

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Role No. 1

Role Title: Journeyman

Role Description:

an English journeyman whose arrived in Hastings to work in stone masonry after recently working in the Norman occupied south of Italy. He has been enlisted to stand guard at night waiting for the King\’s ship to arrive from Normandy, the ship that is transporting the royal bloodline. Unbeknownst to those on the land this ship has wrecked on a submerged rock with almost all passengers perishing. The film finds him on the 4th night of the watch alongside the Villein, as he slowly realises the futility of their search and the possibility of the ships fate.

Through the film he is on the verge of this realisation but he still hangs on to a believe in institutions, progress and his individual future – by the end of the film he starts to doubt his choices and allegiances. He is proto-middle class.

language: English
accent: England southeast/English general

Gender: MALE

Age Range: 25 To 45

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Role No. 2

Role Title: Villein

Role Description:

a former serf freeman who now stands guard in the port town of Hastings. He has been enlisted to stand guard at night waiting for the King\’s ship which is transporting the royal bloodline to arrive. Unbeknownst to those on the land this ship has wrecked on a submerged rock with almost all passengers perishing. This is the 4th night he has been out there with the Journeyman. He is proto-working class and through his escape from serfdom has kind of limited freedom.

Not very talkative and half proud, half ashamed of his history. Through his experiences he already realised the futility of this search nights ago. He is slightly jaded from the conditions he has been through at the hands of the state therefore is skeptical about the possibility of meaningful change and the future. Despite this he is still supportive and caring of the Journeyman\’s disposition to their situation.
language: English
accent: England southeast/English general

Gender: MALE

Age Range: 20 To 45

Cloth Size Range: Array To Array

Height Range : ANY To Array

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