Broadway Bound Theatre Festival
New York, NY 10032
Production: Blood on My Mother's Apron
Company: Broadway Bound Theatre Festival
Location: Theatre Row
Director: Josie McAdam
Playwright: Rachel Leighson
Co-Producer: Ian McQueen
After English serial killer, Amelia Dyer is arrested in 1896, her daughter, Polly, battles public opinion and the revelations of her mother's trial to discover the truth of her upbringing.
Rehearsals will start in July, first via zoom and then in person.
Tech will be on September 13th and the Performances will be on September 15th, 17th, and 19th.
All performers MUST be available for all four dates.
This play contains graphic language regarding children and murder. Please do not submit if you are not comfortable with the content.
We are operating under the restrictions set forth by the theatre, which are ever-changing, however it is our goal to have as many team members vaccinated as possible. If you are medically unable to be vaccinated, that will not discount you from consideration.
IF YOU HAVE ALREADY SUBMITTED FOR THIS PROJECT PRE-SHUT DOWN, PLEASE DO NOT RESUBMIT. YOU ARE STILL IN CONSIDERATION. WE ARE ESPECIALLY SEEKING SUBMISSIONS FROM BIPOC PERFORMERS.
BREAKDOWN: (All characters use British accents)
EVALINA EDITH MARMON/DR. JAMES SCOTT: Evalina (20s-30s, female identifying), mother of the female victim, Doris Marmon. A young governess who fell pregnant and farmed her baby temporarily to Amelia Dyer. Desperate for justice for her baby's death. James (20s-30s, no gender specifications), an established psychologist for the prosecution. Progressive and arrogant. (SUPPORTING)
HORACE AVORY: 40s-60s, male identifying. A renowned criminal lawyer of the late 1800s. Prosecturo in the Amelia Dyer case. Determined, brilliant, but not without compassion. (LEAD)
POLLY DYER (MARY ANN PALMER): 20s-30s, female identifying. Daughter of infamouse serial killer, Amelia Dyer. History is still unclear as to whether or not Polly followed in her mother's footsteps. Extremely intelligent, traumatizedm and untrusting. (LEAD)
AMELIA DYER: 40s-50s, female identifying. The most prolific female serial killer in UK history. Suspected of murdering over 300 infants over the course of 30 years. Her daughter, Polly, was her only surviving child after two dead husbands and two dead children.
CHARLOTTE CULLUM: 30s-40s, female identifying. Landlady and confidance of Polly Dyer. She and her husband, Albert Cullum, owned the Palmer's home and lived in the same unit. A mother figure to Polly. Kind and affectionate, but very grounded and to the point.
DR. FREDERICK LOGAN/CHARLES: Dr. Logan (30s-50s), no gender specifications. An established psychologist for the defense. Conservative, misogynistic. Charles (20s-40s), male-identifying. Guard outside Amelia's cell. Wary of Amelia, but polite and supportive of Polly. (SUPPORTING)
Please send a headshot and resume to email@example.com. Please indicate in your submission if you are currently based in the tri-state are or will be by the start of rehearsals as we cannot provide housing. If you feel comfortable, please also state whether or not you will be fully vaccinated by the start of rehearsals.
Thank you! We are looking forward to your submissions!
July 15, 2021 - September 19, 2021
$15 per hour for rehearsal and $100 per performance