Once On This Island Character Descriptions
The directors would like to reiterate that actors of all ethnicities are strongly encouraged to audition.
Little Ti Moune – Female Presenting; seeking strong young performers with bright energy ages 7-12. Much of the play comes to life through her eyes.
Mama Euralie – Female Presenting; Ti Moune’s adoptive mother, with a strong belief in the gods. She is fearful of social status and greatly protective of her family. Peasant, wife to Toton Julian. Alto, vocal range Gb3-B4.
Tonton Julian – Male Presenting; Ti Moune’s adoptive father. Filled with courage that is fueled by the love for his wife and daughter. Peasant farmer, husband to Mama Euralie. Baritone, vocal range G3-E4.
Ti Moune – Female Presenting; Our story’s protagonist. A peasant girl who has been adopted, she is a dark skinned island girl with much curiosity and energy. Earnest and romantic. Has a genuine heart and joyful spirit. Falls tragically in love with Daniel and makes a promise to the gods to save his life. High belt, vocal range G3-E5.
Daniel Beauxhomme – Male Presenting; A youthful man, and the romantic lead from the wealthy part of the island. Struggles with his feelings for Ti Moune after she saves his life. He is pale skinned and inherently bound to fulfill the expectations of his higher social class. Tenor, vocal range C#3-F#4.
Armand – Male Presenting; A wealthy Beauxhomme, he is the careless Frenchman who came to the island. He leaves behind a terrible curse. He also plays Daniel’s father. Baritone
Andrea – Female Presenting; A wealthy Beauxhomme, she is the well-to-do fiance of Daniel Beauxhomme and a great dancer. She will also play Armand Beauxhomme’s wife. Mezzo.
Papa Ge – Any Gender Presenting; A god and the sly demon of death. He is proud and sly. His menacing ways are often a cause of distress, as he is in control of life and death. Tenor, vocal range C3-G4.
Asaka – Female Presenting; The Mother of Earth. A great warm presence with an amazing belt and a great sense of humor. She is very caring and nurturing. Her motherly disposition makes her well-suited to provide inhabitants with anything they need. Mezzo/Soprano, vocal range A3-E5
Agwe – Any Gender Presenting; The God of Water. He guides Ti Moune and provides the place where Daniel and Ti Moune meet. He is strong, clever, and compassionate. Enjoys playing with the rain and ocean. Baritone, vocal range B2-E4.
Erzulie – Female Presenting; The Goddess of Love, beautiful and elegant with a strong belief in the power of love. She has a sympathetic heart. Soprano, vocal range A3-C#5.
Ensemble – All Genders; Gossipers; Peasants; Storytellers