Doyon Foundation is working with WGBH Boston to produce two dubbed episodes of the PBS Kids’ show Molly of Denali in two of the Native languages of the Doyon region: Dinjii Zhuh K’yaa (Gwich’in) and Denaakk’e (Koyukon).
We are currently seeking a youth voice actor to record the part of Tooey, a young male character, in the Dinjii Zhuh K’yaa (Gwich’in) episode. The selected actor will be compensated. No previous acting experience is required. While the actor does not need to be a fluent speaker of Dinjii Zhuh K’yaa (Gwich’in), those with familiarity or connection to the language are preferred. Language coaching will be provided.
Interested actors should complete the voice talent audition submission form, where they can download one of the script options. Actors should then record and submit an audio recording of their audition, along with a current headshot and resume. Auditions should be submitted via the online submission form by the deadline on Friday, May 13, 2022, at 5 p.m. AKDT.
The voice recording will take place in Fairbanks, Alaska. While actors do not need to be from Fairbanks, please note that travel and accommodations will not be provided to actors from outside the area.
The Molly of Denali project is one of the current efforts of Doyon Foundation’s language revitalization program. The 10 ancestral languages of the Doyon region, including nine Athabascan languages plus Inupiaq, represent half of the 20 Native languages in state of Alaska, and are all endangered. Through efforts such as Molly of Denali, Doyon Languages Online, the Mentor-Apprentice Program, and the Our Language grant program, Doyon Foundation works to revitalize the Native languages of the Doyon region and help endangered languages thrive for future generations.
For more information, please contact Allan Hayton, Doyon Foundation language revitalization program director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 907.459.2162.