The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey (Madison, NJ)
LORT C; $710/week minimum
By Harper Lee, Adapted by Christopher Sergel
Directed by Joe Discher
1st Rehearsal: September 13, 2011. 1st Preview: October 12. Runs: October 15 - November 20.
Please only submit if you fit descriptions and union status listed below.
There are 3 – possibly 4 – roles with AEA contracts. The other roles will be cast with Non-Equity actors.
*Southern dialect is a must for auditions for all roles*
Scout Finch (AEA): Caucasian female. To read 9-10 years old. A tomboy. Though she is somewhat combative, she has a basic faith in the goodness of people. Scout is perceptive beyond her years.
Jem Finch (AEA): Caucasian male. To read 12 years old. Jem is an all-American boy. Good-natured, but has a temper. Idolizes his father.
Dill (AEA): Caucasian male. To read 11-12 years old. Small for his age. Precocious. Quirky. Well-dressed, with an undercurrent of sophistication. Blonde to white-blonde hair preferred.
Calpurnia (seeing AEA and Non-Equity): African-American female. Late 40s – mid 50s. The Finch’s housekeeper and caretaker of the children. All “angles and bones.” Though she is strict disciplinarian, she loves the children deeply.
Mrs. Dubose (Non-Equity): Caucasian female. To read 60-70. A bad tempered neighbor. The “meanest old woman who ever lived.” Mrs. Dubose is a recovering morphine addict.
Mayella Ewell (Non-Equity): Caucasian female. To read 19 – mid 20’s. She has a solid frame. “A thick-bodied girl, accustomed to strenuous labor.” She lies under oath to cover the fact that she tried to seduce Tom Robinson.
Mr. Gilmer (Non-Equity): Caucasian male. To read mid 40s-late 50s. Counsel for the prosecution. “A balding, smoothfaced man.” Smug and condescending.
Nathan Radley (Non-Equity): ‘Boo’ Radley’s older brother and guardian. A “pale, thin, leathery man”. Neither pleasant nor unpleasant. Resigned to being his brother’s caretaker.
Mr. Cunningham (Non-Equity): Caucasian male in his 40s. A poor farmer. He is part of the mob that comes to lynch Tom Robinson, but comes to his senses when Scout speaks to him.
Reverend Sykes (Non-Equity): African-American male. To read 40-60. He is kind and compassionate. He has a deep, rich voice.
Helen Robinson (Non-Equity): African-American female. Tom’s wife. She is distraught both over her husband’s trial and then his death.
Miss Stephanie (Non-Equity): Caucasian female. 40-50. The neighborhood scold. Judgmental. A gossip.
NYC auditions will be held on April 27 and May 11, by appointment only.
For consideration, email picture and resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please indicate in the subject line “MOCKINGBIRD - Self Submission” and the role you are submitting for. Also indicate in your submission whether you are an Equity member or not.