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An Audition for "Great Expectations" - Open Call - Minneapolis, MN

Audition Details

Casting ID #
1601177
Submission Type
Open Call
Location
Minneapolis, MN - 55454
Union
Non-union
Rate/Pay
$0.00
Release Date
9-5-2019
Audition Date
12-10-2019
Expiration Date
12-8-2019
Casting Category
Theatre - Non-Equity
Market(s)
Minneapolis, MN | Rapid City, SD

Audition Description

A vivid stage adaptation of the story of Pip, and his transformation from a poor orphan to a man of means. He encounters the bizarre Miss Havisham, the convict Abel Magwitch, a mysterious benefactor, and others in his quest to become a gentleman and realize his great expectations. The action moves deftly from scene to scene in this crisp re-telling of the famous tale by Charles Dickens.


Auditions will be a prepared monologue. No accents required. You can:
~Read a 1-2 minute monologue of your choice, OR
~Read one of the monologues below, OR
~Present a 1-2 minute memorized monologue.

  • Role #1 - Young Pip

    Seeking versatile talent who can portray this role.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 12 - 15
    Expiration Date: Dec 8, 2019
  • Role #2 - Young Herbert

    /(Stable Boy). Seeking versatile talent who can portray this role.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 12 - 15
    Expiration Date: Dec 8, 2019
  • Role #3 - Young Estella

    /(Barmaid). Seeking versatile talent who can portray this role.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 15 - 17
    Expiration Date: Dec 8, 2019
  • Role #4 - Adult Pip

    /(Soldier). An orphan with aspirations of one day being a gentleman. He falls in love with the cruel Estella. The narrator of the story who tells of his rise to wealth, his desertion of his true friends for that wealth and a chance with Estella, and his humbling by his own arrogance. At the end of the story he has learned wealth does not bring happiness.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 20 - 29
    Expiration Date: Dec 8, 2019
  • Role #5 - Miss Havisham

    /(doubles w/Miss Skiffins) was deserted by her fiancé on her wedding day. That horrible experience made her eccentric, refusing ever to leave her gloomy chambers. Instead, she has devoted her life to vengeance. With careful indoctrination, she teaches Estella how to break men’s hearts. Just before her death, she begs Pip to forgive her cruelty. Miss Skiffins: a woman of no certain age but the owner of “portable property,” who marries John Wemmick.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 30 - 59
    Expiration Date: Dec 8, 2019
  • Role #6 - Herbert Pocket

    /(Lieutenant/ Tailor). Miss Havisham’s young relative and Pip’s roommate in London. Almost always cheerful and uncomplaining, he is constantly looking for ways to improve his prospects. With Pip’s aid, he is able to establish himself in a profitable business.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 20 - 29
    Expiration Date: Dec 8, 2019
  • Role #7 - Wemmick

    / Pumblechook/ Bentley Drummle. (doubles w/ Pumblechook & Bentley Drummie) Mr. Jaggers’ efficient law clerk. Dry and businesslike in the office, he keeps his social and business life completely separate. As a friend, he proves himself completely loyal to Pip.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 30 - 59
    Expiration Date: Dec 8, 2019
  • Role #8 - Jaggers

    /(Compeyson/ Clergyman). (doubles w/ Compeyson) a successful criminal lawyer. He is Miss Havisham’s personal attorney. Employed by Magwitch to provide for Pip’s future. He is a shrewd man with the ability to size up a person at a glance. To him, personal feelings are unimportant; facts are the only trustworthy things. Although completely unemotional, he deals with Pip and Magwitch honestly throughout their long association. Compeyson, a complete villain, the man who jilted Miss Havisham and betrayed Magwitch. He is killed by Magwitch as the two struggle desperately just before the ex-convict is recaptured.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Expiration Date: Dec 8, 2019
  • Role #9 - Joe Gargery

    (doubles w/ Aged Parent) Pip’s brother-in-law, a blacksmith. Even though he is married to the worst tempered of women, Mrs. Joe, he manages to retain his gentle simplicity and his selfless love for Pip. After he marries Biddy, he finds the domestic bliss that he so richly deserves.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 30 - 49
    Expiration Date: Dec 8, 2019
  • Role #10 - Magwitch

    /(Magwitch/ A Pocket). The convict on the marshes who later becomes wealthy in Australia and is the source of Pip’s expectations. He is caught trying to escape England and dies in prison with Pip by his side. He is the father of Estella and a former partner in crime with Compeyson, who betrayed him.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 30 - 59
    Expiration Date: Dec 8, 2019
  • Role #11 - Estella

    The beautiful and haughty adopted daughter of Miss Havisham who taunts and attracts Pip. She does not know she is the daughter of criminals — Molly and Magwitch. She is trained to mistreat all men but after an abusive marriage grows to be a kinder person.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 20 - 29
    Expiration Date: Dec 8, 2019
  • Role #12 - Biddy

    /(Biddy/ Clara Barley/ A Pocket). (doubles w/ Clara Barley) the young girl from Pip’s night classes who helps with Pip’s sister after the attack and later marries Joe. She is Pip’s early confidant and understands him well enough to see through him.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 20 - 39
    Expiration Date: Dec 8, 2019
  • Role #13 - Mrs. Joe Gargery

    /(Molly/ A Pocket). (doubles w/ Molly) Pip’s abusive older sister, who berates and misuses him and Joe with impunity. When she verbally assails Joe’s helper, Orlick, she makes a mortal enemy who causes her death with the blow of a hammer.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 30 - 49
    Expiration Date: Dec 8, 2019

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