Auditions

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2020 Audition Info


The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time



AUDITION DATES

November 17th, 2019 at 7:00pm
November 18th, 2019 at 7:00pm


DCP Actor's Lab 
20700 N. Main Street, Suite 112 
Cornelius, NC  

Please only attend one evening of auditions.

Possible Callbacks may be held on November 19th, 2019 at 7:00pm

First Company Meeting and Rehearsal: Monday, January 6th at 6:30pm.

Performance Dates: January 27-February 19th.

About the Show: 

Fifteen-year-old Christopher has a mystery to solve. Someone has killed the next-door neighbor’s dog with a garden fork and Christopher is a suspect. Determined to discover who killed Wellington and going against his father’s wishes, Christopher begins an investigation into the dog’s murder, asking questions, and recording his findings in a book.  Though he has never previously ventured alone beyond the end of his street, Christopher’s detective work ends up taking him on a frightening journey that tears apart his once familiar world.

About the Audition

Actors should be prepare a contemporary monologue no longer than 90 seconds for the first round of auditions.  We will also cold read scenes from the script.  There will be a movement portion of the audition, so please where good shoes and comfy clothe

CREATIVE TEAM
Directed by Caleb Ryan Sigmon

Staging, Production Design, Projections, and Special Effects by Sigmon Theatrical, LLC

Technical Direction by Paul Swanson

Production Stage Manager Lauren Wentz

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN

Christopher – Seeking an actor able to play 15. An English teenager who is an outsider due to his unique perception of the world, which he sees in surprising and revealing ways; he notices things in minute detail yet has difficulty understanding social and emotional cues and difficulty empathizing with others; this lack of understanding often makes the world seem frustrating and frightening to him, and he can become agitated and even violent when he has to deal with too many overwhelming external stimuli. Incredibly intelligent but shy and mistrusting of strangers, Christopher feels things deeply but doesn’t know how to express or articulate them.

 

We will consider anyone for this role, including performers that are on the Autism Spectrum, have unique gifts, or special needs.

 

  • Must be able to execute specific choreography including being touched (hugged, touched on shoulders) and lifted into the air, etc.
  • Technical elements in this show will include projections, quick changes in lighting, and loud sound cues.
  • Feel free to reach out to Caleb Sigmon with any questions regarding casting of this role.  We can also set up an appointment to see you outside of the large group audition. Email Caleb at caleb@sigmontheatrical.com for more information.

 

Siobhan (female): Christopher’s teacher and mentor, the only person in Christopher’s life with an understanding of his situation. She strives to teach him how society works and how to behave within its guidelines. Constantly negotiating around his anger, she is professional, warm, caring, calm, gentle and self-possessed and also sensitive to his strained relationship with his father. She often serves as the narrator of his story and of his feelings.

 

Ed Boone (male): Christopher’s father; estranged from his wife, Judy and struggling as a single parent trying to raise his son the best he can. A working class man. Proud, gruff, and brusque, he is unable to convey his emotions and feelings but loves his son deeply. He is a good man but there is a lot on Ed’s shoulders when he first enters the play in pain and near breaking point, though he does not openly express it. He has trouble communicating with Christopher, who often frustrates him. And though he’s naturally practical and much more patient in dealing with Christopher, a difficult situation can make him lose it, sometimes violently. A plumber and heating engineer by trade, naturally good with his hands.

Judy Boone (female) Christopher’s mother; she works as a secretary and is a working class woman with a tough exterior who has no support system to raise her son and blames herself for her inability to cope with him effectively. She has had a hard life and had to fight for things, which she is ready to do, as she is feisty and doesn’t take anything lying down. Loving, yet impatient, she has felt very alone in her situation with Christopher and it frustrates her to a point of absolute desperation. She wishes she knew how to truly reach and care for Christopher. Independent, lonely and proud, she doesn’t easily ask for help and has never had the proper social resources to help her.

 

Voice #1 (female): Mrs. Shears, Mrs. Gascoyne, Woman on Train, and Shopkeeper

Voice #2 (male): Roger Shears, Mr. Wise, Duty Sergeant, Man behind Counter, and Drunk One.

Voice #3 (male): A Policeman, Mr. Thompson, London Policeman, Man with Socks, and Drunk Two.

Voice #4 (male): Reverend Peters, Uncle Terry, Station Policeman, and Station Guard.

Voice #5 (female): No. 40, Lady in Street, Information, and Punk Girl.

Voice #6 (female): Mrs. Alexander, Posh Woman.


Sleeping Beauty


Adapted by Rupert Barber 

Jan. 24-Feb. 2, 2020

Armour Street Theatre

Ages 4 and up.

Once upon a time…in an enchanted kingdom, all gathered to celebrate the birth of the royal princess. Rupert Barber's delightful adaptation brings wicked Godmothers, good Godmothers, magicians, kings, clowns – all fantastically intertwined into a delightful tale. Whimsical and fun, its perfect for all ages. 

AUDITIONS: 
Dec 3 & 4th 5-7pm, possible callbacks Dec 5th. 
DCP Actor's Lab 
20700 N. Main Street, Suite 112 
Cornelius, NC  

Rehearsals will begin Dec. 9th

Directed by Allie Cesena