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Juan Diego

The Merry Beggars presents the infamous story of Juan Diego a simple and lowly man who received visions of the Blessed Mother.

We are seeking nonunion actors to join us as we tell a powerful story that has impacted the Americas and the people of Mexico for generations.

5
Episodes
7
Roles
Jan. 20
Rehearsals Begin
Feb. 3
Recordings Begin
Up to
$350
Per day of recording
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Juan Diego was a simple, lowly man of the Chichimeca tribe in Mexico. After receiving visions of the Blessed Mother, he embarks to fulfill her request, which is to petition the Bishop of Mexico to build a church in her honor at the top of Tepeyac Hill.

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Juan Diego

(
Lead
Male
50's
Indigenous Mexican
)

Our Lady

(
Principal
Female
Eternal Being
)

Juan Bernadino

(
Principal
Male
Late 60's
Indigenous Mexican
)

Fray Juan de Zumárraga

(
Principal
Male
63
White/Spanish
)

Aide

(
Supporting
Male
40's
White/Spanish
)

Aide 2

(
Supporting
Male
40's
White/Spanish
)

Rehearsals

Rehearsals for Juan Diego are on Friday, January 20, and Friday, January 27, via Zoom.

All actors cast must be available for all rehearsals. Rehearsals are paid at a rate of $20.00 per hour.

We spend years refining original scripts
Recording "A Christmas Carol" 2021

Recordings

Recordings for Juan Diego are on Friday, February 3, at our studios in Lincolnshire, Illinois. Pick-up recordings are on Wednesday, February, 15, Thursday, February 16, and Friday, February 17.

All actors must be available for all recording days and pick-up days in order to audition. There will be no adjustments made to the schedule.

Payment

Rehearsals: $20.00 per Hour

Leads: $350.00 per Day of Recording

Principals: $200.00 per Day of Recording

Supporting: $150.00 per Day of Recording

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Juan Diego

Juan Diego was a simple and lowly man of the Chichimeca tribe in Mexico, who received visions of the Blessed Mother on his way to Mass.

Rehearsals
January 20 and 27
Recordings
February 3
Payment
Up to $350 per Day
Other
$20 per Hour of Rehearsal
Audition Instructions