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Auditions: Harper Lee’s TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD
September 16 @ 7:00 pm
One event on September 17, 2019 at 7:00 pm
Dayton Playhouse auditions begin at 7:00 PM each evening. Auditioners are encouraged to arrive at the Dayton Playhouse in advance of the auditions to fill out the Audition Form. Theatre resumes are encouraged, but not required; auditioners need to be prepared to list all conflicts between the audition date and the final performance of the production.
Harper Lee’s TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, by Aaron Sorkin
Directed by Tim Rezash
Auditions: Sept. 16 & 17, 2019
Show dates: Nov. 1 – 17, 2019
The Dayton Playhouse is excited to announce auditions for an upcoming production of Aaron Sorkin’s To Kill A Mockingbird.
PLEASE NOTE: This is the 2018 version (currently running on Broadway), and is a re-imagining of the original Harper Lee novel. Though based on the same source material as the earlier version of the play, this version is very different in tone and setting. It is, in fact, a memory play, and occurs in the minds of Scout, Jem, and Dill about 20 years after the Tom Robinson trial. These three characters serve as both the narrators and actors, moving in and out of the action as it unfolds, and performing either as adults or children, as needed. As such, there are no child performers in this production. In addition, most roles are slightly (if not largely) different from those in the original production, including some roles that are either expanded or condensed, and no role is the same when it comes to overall character and/or dialogue.
ALL ROLES ARE AVAILABLE
The character breakouts for this production are below (including some potential multiple casting situations under consideration):
Scout—30+ female, an attorney, who also plays herself as a child
Jem—30+ male, her brother, who also plays himself as a child
Dill—30+, male, their friend, who also plays himself as a child
Tom Robinson—18+ male, African American, the accused
Bailiff/Prison Guard—21+ male
Horace Gilmer—“young man,” prosecuting attorney
Heck Tate—40+ male, sheriff
Mayella Ewell—19 female, Tom’s accuser
Bob Ewell—35+ male, Mayella’s father
Calpurnia—40+ female, African American, housekeeper for the Finch family
Atticus Finch—45+ male, defense attorney, Scout and Jem’s father
Judge Taylor—50+ male, trial judge
Mr. Cunningham—male, townsperson and client of Atticus
Miss Stephanie—female, town gossip/Mrs. DuBose—elderly neighbor/Dill’s Mother—30+ female
Link Deas—middle aged male, townsperson/Mob Member #1
Dr. Reynolds—male, town physician/Mob Member #2
Boo Radley—30’s male/Mob Member #3