The Curious Incident of the Dog In The Night-Time - NYC Appointments

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The Curious Incident of the Dog In The Night-Time - NYC Appointments

Pioneer Theatre Company
Salt Lake City, UT

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TITLE

The Curious Incident of the Dog In The Night-Time - NYC Appointments

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Notice: Submission

CONTRACT
LORT Non-Rep
LORT B; $861/week

PERSONNEL
Artistic Director/Director: Karen Azenberg Based on a Novel
by Mark Haddon
Adapted by Simon Stephens
Casting: Bob Cline

OTHER DATES
Reh: 8/21
Open: 9/15
Close: 9/30

OTHER
Equity’s contracts prohibit discrimination. Equity is committed to diversity and encourages all its employers to engage in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, Equity encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to submit.


SEEKING
Seeking all Principles...and Looking for strong versatile actors to play multiple roles, however MUST be agile and physically fit. English dialects of various classes a plus. All ethnicities are encouraged to submit.

Seeking submissions from AEA members. AEA members must submit themselves directly in order to be considered via this posting (no agent or third-party submissions).


BREAKDOWN

Christopher Boone – actor must be over 18 but able to play 15. Incredibly intelligent but shy and mistrusting of strangers, Christopher feels things deeply but doesn't know how to express or articulate them. He has a brilliant mind, can be fixated on certain topics, and thinks in a highly logical way, which makes him excel in math and science, but because he perceives language literally, he does not understand sarcasm or metaphors. 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. From a diagnostic point of view, he is probably on the autism spectrum and exhibits some behavior that might be characterized as having Aspergers Syndrome, though what is most important is that he is different. Actor must be physically very fit and agile and must weigh less than 150 lbs.; English accent.

Siobhan – age 30-40 - Christopher's teacher and mentor, 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. She often serves as the narrator of Christopher’s story and of his feelings; English or Irish or Welsh accent.

Ed Boone – age 35-50. 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 than Judy, a difficult situation can make him lose it, sometimes violently. A plumber and heating engineer by trade, naturally good with his hands; English accent appropriate to working middle class.

Judy Boone – age 35-45. Christopher's mother; 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. 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. English accent appropriate to working middle class; should be physically trim

Mrs. Shears/Mrs. Gascoyne and others – age 40-55 - Looking for strong versatile actors to play multiple roles, however MUST be agile and physically fit. English dialects of various classes a plus

Mr. Shears/Duty Sergeant and others – age 40-55 - Looking for strong versatile actors to play multiple roles, however MUST be agile and physically fit. English dialects of various classes a plus

Mrs Alexander and others – age 55-70 - Looking for strong versatile actors to play multiple roles, however MUST be agile and physically fit. English dialects of various classes a plus

Reverand Peters and others – 40-60 - Looking for strong versatile actors to play multiple roles, however MUST be agile and physically fit. English dialects of various classes a plus

Policeman/Mr. Thompson and others – 25-35 - Looking for strong versatile actors to play multiple roles, however MUST be agile and physically fit. English dialects of various classes a plus

No. 40/Punk Girl and others – 20-35 - Looking for strong versatile actors to play multiple roles, however MUST be agile and physically fit. English dialects of various classes a plus


SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS
Mail picture and resume asap for consideration.

Deadline: 05/13/2017

SUBMIT TO
Bob Cline
2214 Frederick Douglass Blvd. - #327
New York, NY 10026

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Audition Information

Minors must be accompanied by an adult