"The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time" Needs ActorsFranklin, MA, United StatesID: 197694Exp: 10/4/2022
The company is holding auditions for "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time" and looking for actors, please see the details below. ONLY LOCAL TALENT WILL BE CONSIDERED. Additional info: First Rehearsal: Nov 7, 2022 Opening: Nov 18 2022 Closing: Nov 20 2022 Fully vaccinated company. Proof of vaccination is required. Please see the attachment for more details. When applying, please include your headshot/resume and video submission with the subject line "Title of show and Role you are submitting for" with Unlisted YouTube or Vimeo Link.
English accents appropriate to working middle class. Christopher’s father. He is 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.
English accents appropriate to working middle class. Christopher’s mother, she is estranged from her husband, Ed after having an affair with her neighbor Roger. 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.
English, Irish, Welsh, or Scottish accent. Christopher’s teacher and mentor, she is the only person in Christopher’s life with an understanding of his situation. She strives to teach Christopher how society works and how to behave within its guidelines. Constantly negotiating around Christopher’s anger, she is professional, warm, caring, calm, gentle and self-possessed and also sensitive to his strained relationship with his father.
English accents appropriate to class. MRS SHEARS: Roger’s ex-wife and Christopher’s neighbor, she is rough around the edges. She is furious at the world as a result of being betrayed and abandoned by her husband. Worn out by life, disappointed, haggard. It is her dog, Wellington that was found killed in the night. MRS GASCOYNE: The headmistress of the school for “special needs” children that Christopher attends. Condescending and lacking in sensitivity, nuance, and imagination.
English accents appropriate to class. Strong, fit and agile. ROGER SHEARS: Mrs. Shears ex-husband. A middle class man who works at a bank. Has left his wife as a result of his relationship with Judy, which not built on sturdy ground. Doesn’t have a clue or any interest in understanding Christopher. DUTY SERGEANT: A local Swindon desk sergeant (policeman) who releases Christopher to Ed’s custody after Christopher’s been arrested. Firm, experienced, tough but fair-minded.
English accents appropriate to class. One of Christopher’s neighbors who has probably lived in Swindon her entire life. May be middle class or middle working class. She is a lonely older woman without a lot of means. She is kind, and so hungry for a connection with Christopher that she tries to help him and ultimately reveals information to him about his mother that he did not know.
English accents appropriate to class. REVEREND PETERS: A vicar, pleasant enough, tries to answer Christopher ’ s questions about religion and is later tasked with supervising Christopher during a test. STATION POLICEMAN: A Swindon policeman who gets stuck on a train to London while trying to convince Christopher to get off the train. Easily outsmarted by Christopher.
English accents appropriate to class. POLICEMAN: A Swindon policeman who arrests Christopher after Christopher hits him while being questioned about the death of Wellington, the dog. MR. THOMPSON: A neighbor that Christopher interviews during his investigation of who killed Wellington, the dog. Doesn’t have patience for Christopher’s line of questioning. MAN WITH SOCKS: A guy waiting for the tube in London who suddenly has to help convince Christopher to get up from the train tracks.
English accents appropriate to class. Strong, fit and agile. NO. 40: A woman who is a neighbor of Christopher’s who he interviews during his investigation of who killed Wellington the dog. She tries to gently suggest to Christopher that he should talk to his father before asking these questions. INFORMATION: A busy information clerk in a London Railroad Station who Christopher asks for directions. PUNK GIRL: A young woman in the tube station who tries to help Christopher.