TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD - Arts Center of Coastal Carolina Auditions

Posted: May 21, 2014

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TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD - Equity Principal Auditions
Arts Center of Coastal Carolina |Hilton Head Island, SC

Date of Audition:
6/17/2014


Call Type
Equity Principal

Time(s)
Equity Principal Auditions
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
11:00 am-6:00 pm

Contract
SPT
$462 (Pending approval)

Location
Arts Center of Coastal Carolina
14 Shelter Cove Lane
Hilton Head Island, SC
Black Box Theater


Seeking
Equity actors, male and female, for all roles.

Please see breakdown for more information.

Preparation
Please prepare a dramatic monologue.

Other Dates
1st Rehearsal - September 9, 2014
Preview - September 30, 2014
Opening - October 3, 2014
Closing - October 19, 2014

Personnel
Director - Russell Treyz
General Manager - Richard Feldman
Dramatized by Christopher Serge

· A monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition.

Appointments
Contact Gail Ragland at 843-686-3945 ext. 236 or gragland@artshhi.com.
M - F 9:00AM - 1:00PM

Performers of all ethnic and racial background are encouraged to attend.

Always bring your Equity Membership Card to auditions.


Breakdown

Jean Louise Finch (Scout): [youth role- Stage-age: 8-12] Scout is intelligent and, by the standards of her time and place, a tomboy. She is feisty, direct and innocent. She takes a journey of personal experience and understanding about her father, her town and the world that will help to shape her life. She is the protagonist of the story.

Jeremy Finch (Jem): [youth role - Stage-age: 12-14] Scout's brother, a bit older and constant playmate at the beginning of the story. Jem is something of a typical American boy, refusing to back down from dares and fantasizing about playing football.

Charles Harris (Dill): (youth role - Stage-age: 10-13) Jem and Scout's summer neighbor and friend, but very different from Jem. He is a little neater, cleaner and displays a hint of sophistication that identifies him as something of an outsider to this rural community.

Jean Louis Finch (adult Scout): (adult role - Stage-age: mid-30s) The narrator of the play. She speaks directly to the audience often setting the scenes. She should appear to have a connection with the younger Scout.

Atticus Finch: (adult role - Stage-age: 40-50) Atticus is Scout and Jem’s father, a lawyer in Maycomb descended from an old local family. A widower with a dry sense of humor, Atticus has instilled in his children his strong sense of morality and justice. With his strongly held convictions, wisdom, and empathy, Atticus functions as the novels moral backbone. He is a loving father, but somewhat of a mystery to his children, and a part of their journey is a growing understanding and appreciation of him.

Calpurnia: (adult role - Stage-age: 50-60) An African-American housekeeper and surrogate parent to Scout and Jem. She is strong, compassionate and proud. The Finch's black cook. Calpurnia is a stern disciplinarian and the children’s bridge between the white world and her own black community.

Maude Atkinson: (adult role - Stage-age: 40-45) The Finch's neighbor, a sharp-tongued widow, and an old friend of the family. Miss Maudie is almost the same age as Atticus’s younger brother, Jack. She shares Atticus’s passion for justice and is the children’s best friend among Macomb’s adults. She is a pleasant and genteel single woman.

Stephanie Crawford: (adult role - Stage-age: 55-65) A spinster neighbor of the Finch family. She is opinionated and unpleasant.

Mrs. Dubose: (adult role - Stage-age: 60-80) An elderly, ill-tempered, racist woman who lives near the Finches. She walks with difficulty, her pain making her biting and bitter.

Arthur Radley (Boo): (adult role - Stage-age: 40-50) A recluse who never sets foot outside his house, Boo dominates the imaginations of Jem, Scout, and Dill. He is a powerful symbol of goodness swathed in an initial shroud of creepiness, leaving little presents for Scout and Jem and emerging at an opportune moment to save the children.

Sheriff Heck Tate: (adult role - Stage-age: 45-50) The sheriff of Maycomb and a major witness at Tom Robinsons trial. Heck is a decent man who tries to protect the innocent from danger. His down to earth and steady.

Judge Taylor: (adult role - Stage-age: 55-70) The smart, no-nonsense judge. He is a wintry man of the South, who does what he can within the context of his time to see justice done in his court. While he tries to run his court impartially, his sympathy is with Tom.

Reverend Sykes: (adult role - Stage-age: 55-65) A minister to the local African-American congregation who knows the town and its people well. He is an imposing man with a strong stage presence. He should have a strong minister’s voice.

Mayella Ewell: (adult role - Stage-age: 18-22) Bob Ewells abused, lonely, eldest and unhappy daughter. She is ignorant, isolated and in total fear of her father.

Bob Ewell: (adult role - Stage-age: 45-50) A drunken, mostly unemployed member of Maycomb's poorest family. An extremely poor widower with 8 children. He is mean, dumb and extremely racist.

Walter Cunningham: (adult role - Stage-age: 45-50) A poor hard-up farmer who shares the prejudices of this time and place but who is nevertheless a man who can be reached as a human being.

Mr. Gilmer: (adult role - Stage-age: 30-50) He is a public prosecutor who is doing his job in trying to convict Tom Robinson.

Tom Robinson: (adult role - Stage-age: 25-35) The African-American field hand accused of rape. Tom is one of the novels mockingbirds, an important symbol of innocence destroyed by evil. A strong and compassionate African-American man falsely accused of raping a White woman. There’s an undercurrent in him of kindness, sensitivity, and consideration.

Nathan Radley: (adult role - Stage-age: 50-60) Father of Boo Bradley, leathery and laconic. Doubled as Boo.


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