Audition Posting Reveals Story of “The Gatherers”, Lightsaber Craftsmen in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge
A recent audition posting has revealed information about the “Gatherers” that will work at Savi’s Workshop at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge:
Within the Black Spire Outpost – a thriving destination for those who would prefer to go about their business unnoticed – a group known as the “Gatherers” operate within a covert workshop. Packed with ancient relics and whimsical pieces collected from the far reaches of the galaxy, the Gatherers are experts in the art of designing and building the lightsaber.
Warm and inviting; capable of leading a structured interactive experience. Gatherers have dedicated their lives to restoring balance in the galaxy. Adept at engaging authentically with visitors. Though slightly quirky and mysterious, the Gatherer is always personable and humorous. Good comedic and improvisational instincts. All abilities, genders and types welcome.
And here’s the sample dialogue that auditioning performers will read for the role (though there’s no guarantee that this is what will actually be used when Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge opens.)
“Welcome! My name is Kembe and I’m part of small group known as, the Gatherers. It is our purpose to search the galaxy for ancient relics… and what we find, we bring here to our workshop. What you see here may look like old junk… but let me assure you… some of it is new junk. We do this to hide our findings… So where those who would do us harm see only worthless clutter—those who know, see priceless history.
And in these troubled times, preserving our past may ensure our future. And that is why you are here. To build a lightsaber. The lightsaber has been wielded by some of our greatest heroes, and darkest enemies. It is elegant, and enigmatic. The saber is a reflection of its builder, with the Force flowing between them. Today, you will feel that connection. But enough of me talking. Let us begin.”
And for those who want to know more about Savi’s Workshop, here’s the description of the shop we learned about back in February:
At Savi’s Workshop, guests are given the opportunity to draw upon the Force as they build their own elegant lightsaber. At the heart of every saber is a kyber crystal, and during a guided tour, each guest will have four options to choose from: Peace Justice (modeled after Jedi from the Republic era); Power Control (a nod to the Sith); Elemental Nature (harnessing air, earth, fire, and water); and Defense (shrouded in mystery). Will you embrace the light side of the Force, like Luke Skywalker, or the dark side of the Force?
Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge opens May 31st at Disneyland and August 29th at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.