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Meet the Main Cast of Star Wars: Convergence

Meet the Main Cast of Star Wars: Convergence

We are thrilled to announce the main cast of Star Wars: Convergence! We received over 200 auditions, and the process of finding the best fit for each of our primary roles was a fun ride. We’d like to thank everyone who auditioned for their time and their interest in the project!

Introducing the main cast for Season 1 of Convergence: 

Terra: Shelby Chapman

Luna: Mya Schuwerk

Neva: Johnamarie Macias

Paal: Javier Lacroix

MC: Chesley B. Coombs

Nico Greyford: Ben Hower

Zonna Kateri: Sophie Lawrence

Tallu Koh: Erika Sanderson

Coltrane Oberon: Atticus Jackson

King Makoda: Kyle McIntosh

We have also reached out to a number of people who auditioned for these parts about playing various other roles in the future. These cast members will be announced and added to the cast page with the release of the episode that they first appear in.

Recording for the first season of Convergence will begin this month. Stay tuned for more information!

Five Reasons to Audition for Convergence

Five Reasons to Audition for Convergence

You should audition for Convergence. Yes, you!

We’re incredibly grateful for and excited by the response that we’ve received so far for our open auditions. Maybe there are some of you who are considering auditioning, but just aren’t sure if it would be worth it. Here are five reasons to audition that might change your mind!

  1. Be in Star Wars!

    So, granted, this is not “real” Star Wars. We are not endorsed by Lucasfilm or Disney and are in no way an official Star Wars production. But opportunities to play a character in the Star Wars galaxy, official or not, aren’t something that you can find every day. Our production features a story set during the Clone Wars, with characters divided between the Republic and the Separatists. There are crime lords, bounty hunters, droids, starships, and all of the other things that you’ve come to expect from Star Wars. The final production will immerse you in the galaxy with Star Wars sound effects and music.

  2. No Experience Needed!

    Most opportunities these days are looking for multiple years of experience. That’s not the case here. If you’ve ever wanted to give voice acting a shot, this can be the perfect launching point for you. There’s no way to get experience if someone doesn’t give you that first chance, and that’s something that we’re willing to do. We’ll look for the person who is the best fit for our characters. In addition, we believe that teaching and direction can smooth any rough edges that may come from inexperience. We’ll put you in the best position to deliver a performance that you can be proud of.

  3. Fun, Fun, Fun.

    Most of our production crew have worked together previously on the Far Far Away Radio podcast network. If you know anything about those podcasts, it’s that the team loves to have fun! Recording sessions would take place in a creative and enjoyable environment, with our director, Mallory, and producer, Austin, as well as some of your fellow cast members. We’ll get serious when it’s time for business, but we’ll make sure that you have plenty of fun too! Getting to record these characters with fellow Star Wars fans will be an unforgettable experience.

  4. Put it on your Resume

    While this might not be the primary motivation for being involved, it’s a great added benefit! In the past, we’ve had people involved in our other projects use their experience on resumes to show an extended portfolio of work. If you’re an aspiring voice actor, you can use this experience and clips from the show to create a demo reel. This goes back to #2. Convergence can act as a great starting point or extra material for people interested in voice acting. And if you’re not looking to do future voice acting, the project can still show that you have a wide range of talents and interests!

  5. Convergence will ROCK

    This one is simple. Basically, you don’t want to miss being a part of Convergence. This is an incredibly ambitious fanmade Star Wars audio drama. Our goals for quality from a writing, production, and acting standpoint seek to match some of the most well-known audio dramas online. We’ve been in pre-production for the past six months, meticulously crafting our characters and plot to create what we hope is a story that goes beyond simply being a Star Wars tale and reaches people on a personal level. We’ve created a diverse cast of characters that will provide opportunities for many different people and speak to a wide audience. You’ll be glad that you were a part of this.

Please note that, unfortunately, money is not a reason to audition. As a fanmade Star Wars audio drama, we will not be making any profit off of the show whatsoever. We are incredibly fortunate that Lucasfilm is tolerant of fan productions like audio dramas films, and podcasts, and due to our use of Star Wars names, sounds, and music, it would be inappropriate to attempt to make any money from this project.

We are doing this for the joy of being able to play in the Star Wars universe, to tell a story that we want people to hear, and to create something that listeners can enjoy for free. While we wish that we could pay you for this work, that’s just not the case! Hopefully that won’t discourage you from being involved. We know there’s more to you than money!

Auditions Open Now

Auditions Open Now

Our first round of auditions for Star Wars: Convergence are now open!

Auditions will be open for a number of roles from June 2 through June 14. All roles are considered primary characters and will be heavily featured through at least the first season of Convergence. Auditions are open to everyone – no prior voice acting experience needed! We are excited to hear a variety of voices as we search for the perfect people to play our lovable characters.

Because we anticipate a large number of applicants, the first phase of the audition process will have you simply record lines by yourself and send those to us. After reviewing your audition, we will contact you if we are interested in doing a call back session. If so, we would conduct a call with you via Skype to discuss the project and have you read additional lines in a live environment. You would receive sides that you could rehearse prior to the live audition.

Visit the audition page for more information about the process and the open roles. May the Force be with you!

Find Convergence at Star Wars Celebration

Find Convergence at Star Wars Celebration

Members of the Convergence production team will be at Star Wars Celebration in Orlando, Florida this week! They will be handing out exclusive Convergence items on a first come, first serve basis!

The first giveaway is a button featuring the Convergence logo. Buttons are limited, but don’t be afraid to ask for one if you see a member of our crew!

The second giveway is an exclusive trading card featuring one of the Convergence main characters! There are five different cards, and a different character will be given out each day (with two on Sunday). Get a look at the front and back of card 001, featuring Terra, to the right!

Star Wars: Convergence Announced

Star Wars: Convergence Announced

A NEW STAR WARS AUDIO DRAMA – CONVERGENCE

We are excited to officially announce the production of Star Wars: Convergence! Convergence is a fanmade, serial audio drama in the Galaxy Far, Far Away! Set during the Clone Wars, it tells the tale of unlikely allies during the epic, galaxy-wide conflict. Separatist supporters, Republic spies, crime lords, and even a prototype battle droid take the stage on an impoverished, crime-ridden underworld. The series is an exciting journey for a group of lovable heroes and dastardly villains. Added to that is plenty of Star Wars flare!

Listeners will be able to follow the adventure for free with new episodes every other week. Our writers weave an intimate, character-driven story that will be brought to life with incredible voice talent, iconic sounds, and classic musical themes.

Convergence is directed by Mallory Conlon, with Austin Blankenship as Executive Producer. Episodes are written by Meg Humphrey and Saf. Meet the rest of our crew, or apply for one of our open crew positions.

All roles are currently open, and will be filled through an open casting process. Visit the audition page for more info.

The first season of Convergence will be released later this year. Stay tuned for an official release date and full schedule for the season.

Star Wars: Convergence Teaser Poster
Teaser Poster