Talents for Wildly Imaginative Play
Location: Bowie, MD
Ethnicity: All ethnicities
Auditions for "Peter and the Starcatcher" Play.
Production Dates: February 10-25, 2017, Fridays through Sundays.
Callbacks at Thursday November 10.
This 2012 Tony-winning play is a wildly imaginative adaptation of Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson's best-selling novels, telling how a miserable orphan comes to be The Boy Who Would Not Grow Up (a.k.a. Peter Pan). From marauding pirates and jungle tyrants to unwilling comrades and unlikely heroes, Peter and the Starcatcher playfully explores the depths of greed and despair and the bonds of friendship, duty, and love.
We welcome non-traditional casting - all roles are open to all races, and ethnic diversities! Available roles for males age 18 and older. Musical and acrobatic ability a plus, though not required for all roles.
Rehearsals will be held on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays beginning in late November, with the exception of the final two weeks of Tech, for which all will be called nearly every night of the week.
If you are auditioning:
If you have one, bring a theatrical resume and a headshot (professional quality not necessary) or recent face picture for the casting team.
Bring a written list of any and all remotely possible conflicts that you have or may have between auditions and February 25th.
Cold readings from the script will be provided. Each auditioner should expect to read 1-3 times. Anyone who feels their abilities at cold-reading do not display their actual acting abilities may bring a prepared monologue (no more than one minute).
Come wearing clothes and shoes you can comfortably and safely move in.
Black Stache: A highly intelligent but malapropism-prone Pirate chief, so called due to the black mustache that is a family trademark (men and women!). In search of a great hero against whom to become a great villain, Stache is given to flamboyance, scenery-chewing, and anachronistic jokes, and has a hook in the future. The name "Black Stache" is a reference to the pirate Blackbeard.
Smee: Black Stache's faithful first mate. More intelligent than it appears from face value, (but still not overly bright), Smee is willing to follow Captain Stache in any number of hare-brained schemes. Somehow, this ends up with Smee disguised as a Mermaid, which is far from a pretty sight.
Lord Astor: Molly's parent. A Starcatcher on a secret mission for Queen Victoria. Astor loves Molly dearly but is perhaps guilty of placing the mission above her safety. Constantly paranoid about the security of top-secret conversation, Astor has trained Molly to converse in Dodo, Porpoise and Norse code (a Morse code-like system used by ancient Vikings.)
Alf: A salty and flatulent sailor on the Neverland, who falls deeply and instantly in love with Mrs. Bumbrake. Alf is somewhat coarse and has no time for children, but good-natured.
Fighting Prawn: The fierce chief of the tribe of Mollusk Islanders, who was sold into slavery in England as a child, becoming a kitchen slave in a fine house. Prawn speaks almost exclusively in Italian cooking terms. The person in this role also portrays Grempkin, the sadistic schoolmaster of St. Norbert's Orphanage for Lost Boys, Sanchez, one of Black Stache's crew, and Mack, the world's most incompetent Sailor.
Bill Slank: The nasty, greedy and cruel captain of the Neverland. It is Slank's greed for the Queen's secret treasure sets the entire plot in motion. The person in the role also portrays Hawking Clam, Fighting Prawn's child.
Captain Robert Falcon Scott: Captain of the Wasp, and Astor's old friend from their schooldays. Based loosely on the real Robert Falcon Scott.
The ensemble cast also portrays narrators, pirates, sailors, islanders and various other creatures, locations and people throughout the show.