Eventide Theatre Company and director Steve Ross will be holding auditions for the REGIONAL PREMIERE of Aaron Sorkin’s “To Kill A Mockingbird” on Thursday Aug 29th @ 6:30 and Saturday Aug 31st @ 10 am at Dennis Union Church/ETC (713 Main Street, Dennis). Callbacks, if needed, will be Saturday Sept 6 @ 10 am. ALL ROLES ARE OPEN. Please provide headshot, if available, and resume at auditions. Show dates are Nov 7 – 23. Please contact Steve @ email@example.com with any questions.
Currently in its first run on Broadway, Eventide Theatre Company has secured exclusive performance rights for the regional premiere of this reimagined masterpiece. Aaron Sorkin’s “genuinely radical and thoroughly gripping” new adaptation is has taken a familiar tale and rooted it in meaningful and contemporary context leaving audiences hanging on every word. Filled with the rapid fire dialogue that Sorkin’s fans have come to expect, this adaptation reimagines some of the roles and expands significantly the toles of Tom and Calpurnia, making for a more rich understanding of the characters and how the story unfolds.
General cast breakdown:
ATTICUS: He’s tall, quietly impressive, reserved, civilized and nearly fifty. Quietly courageous and without heroics, he does what he considers just. Age is approximately late 30’s-mid 50’s.
SCOUT: A young girl about to experience the events that will shape the rest of her life. Scout is courageous and forthright. Young Adult Actor who can play as young as nine.
JEM: He is a few years older than his sister Scout. He’s reaching out to understand their unusual. Probably the strongest undercurrent in Jem is his desire to communicate with his father. Young Adult Actor who can play as young as ten.
DILL: About the same age as Jem. Dill is neater and better dressed than his friends. There’s an undercurrent of sophistication to him, but his laugh is sudden and happy. There is something lacking in Dill’s home life, and he senses something in Atticus that’s missing from his own family relationship. Young Adult Actor who can play as young as nine.
BOB EWELL: Ewell is a little bantam-cock of a man who lives with his large family by the town dump. Age is approximately 40-50.
TOM ROBINSON: Robinson is black, handsome and vital, but with a left hand crippled by a childhood accident and held against his chest. He faces up to a false charge with quiet dignity. There’s an undercurrent in him of kindness, sensitivity and consideration. Age is approximately 25-35.
HORACE GILMER: He is a public prosecutor trying to convict Tom. In many ways his manner is cruel and hurtful though he has unexpressed doubts as to Tom’s guilt. Age is approximately 30-50
JUDGE TAYLOR: The judge 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. Age is approximately 60-70.
MAYELLA: The oldest daughter of Bob Ewell, she’s a desperately lonely and overworked young woman whose need for companionship – any companionship – has overwhelmed every other emotion. However, when her effort to reach out explodes in her face, she fights just as desperately for what she thinks is survival. Age is approximately 18-22.
BOO RADLEY: Arthur Radley is a pale recluse who hasn’t been outside his house in fifteen years. It takes an extraordinary emergency to bring him out, and once out he’s uncertain about how to deal with people. Age is approximately 40-45
CALPURNIA: Has raised the motherless Scout and Jem. She’s a self-educated woman and she’s made quite a good job of it. Her standards are high and her discipline as applied to Scout and Jem is uncompromising. Age is approximately 30-60.
If you would like more information about this production, please call Chris Edwards at 305-509-9710 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.