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Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night - Open Call - Riverside, CA

Audition Details

Casting ID #
1601055
Submission Type
Open Call
Location
Riverside, CA - 92501
Union
Non-union
Rate/Pay
$0.00
Release Date
9-3-2019
Audition Date
2-3-2020
Expiration Date
2-2-2020
Casting Category
Theatre - Non-Equity
Market(s)
Los Angeles, CA | San Diego, CA

Audition Description

Christopher, fifteen years old, stands beside Mrs Shears’ dead dog. It has been speared with a garden fork, it is seven minutes after midnight and Christopher is under suspicion. He records each fact in the book he is writing to solve the mystery of who murdered Wellington. He has an extraordinary brain, exceptional at math while ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. He has never ventured alone beyond the end of his road, he detests being touched and he distrusts strangers. But his detective work, forbidden by his father, takes him on a frightening journey that upturns his world.

  • A young man on the autism spectrum. Incredibly intelligent but shy and mistrusting of strangers, Christopher feels things deeply but doesn\'t know how to express or articulate them. He has a brilliant mind, can be fixated on certain topics, and thinks in a highly logical way, which makes him excel in math and science, but because he perceives language literally, he does not understand sarcasm or metaphors. He notices things in minute detail yet has difficulty understanding social and emotional cues and difficulty empathizing with others. This lack of understanding often makes the world seem frustrating and frightening to him, and he can become agitated and even violent when he has to deal with too many overwhelming external stimuli. Actor must be physically very fit and agile. (Must be able to play 15)
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male, Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 15 - 25
    Expiration Date: Feb 2, 2020
  • Christopher's teacher and mentor, the only person in Christopher's life with an understanding of his situation. She strives to teach him how society works and how to behave within its guidelines. She is professional, warm, caring, calm, gentle and self-possessed. She often serves as the narrator of his story and of his feelings.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 30 - 40
    Expiration Date: Feb 2, 2020
  • Christopher's father; estranged from his wife, Judy and struggling as a single parent trying to raise his son the best he can. A working class man. Proud, gruff, and brusque, he is unable to convey his emotions and feelings but loves his son deeply. He is a good man but there is a lot on Ed's shoulders. He has trouble communicating with Christopher, who often frustrates him. A plumber and heating engineer by trade, naturally good with his hands.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 35 - 50
    Expiration Date: Feb 2, 2020
  • Christopher's mother; she works as a secretary and is a working class woman with a tough exterior who has no support system to raise her son and blames herself for her inability to cope with him effectively. Loving, yet impatient, she has felt very alone in her situation with Christopher and it frustrates her to a point of absolute desperation. She wishes she knew how to truly reach and care for Christopher.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 35 - 45
    Expiration Date: Feb 2, 2020
  • This actor plays multiple roles: Mrs. Shears, Mrs. Gascoyne, Woman on Train, Shopkeeper & Voice One.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 20 - 59
    Expiration Date: Feb 2, 2020
  • This actor plays multiple roles: Roger Shears, Mr. Wise, Duty Sergeant, Man behind Counter, Drunk One & Voice Two.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 20 - 50
    Expiration Date: Feb 2, 2020
  • This actor plays multiple roles: A Policeman, Mr. Thompson, London Policeman, Man with Socks, Drunk Two & Voice Three.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 20 - 50
    Expiration Date: Feb 2, 2020
  • This actor plays multiple roles: Reverend Peters, Uncle Terry, Station Policeman, Station Guard & Voice Four.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 35 - 40
    Expiration Date: Feb 2, 2020
  • This actor plays multiple roles: No. 37, Lady in Street, Information, Punk Girl & Voice Five.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 20 - 50
    Expiration Date: Feb 2, 2020
  • This actor plays multiple roles: Mrs. Alexander, Posh Woman & Voice Six.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 40 - 60
    Expiration Date: Feb 2, 2020

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