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"Of Mice and Men" Auditions - Open Call - Thomaston, Connecticut

Audition Details

Casting ID #
1606897
Submission Type
Open Call
Location
Thomaston, Connecticut - 06787
Union
Non-union
Rate/Pay
$0.00
Release Date
12-10-2019
Audition Date
12-17-2019
Expiration Date
12-14-2019
Casting Category
Theatre - Non-Equity
Market(s)
Albany, NY | Hartford, CT

Audition Description

Two drifters, George and his friend Lennie, with delusions of living off the "fat of the land," have just arrived at a ranch to work for enough money to buy their own place. Lennie is a man-child, a little boy in the body of a dangerously powerful man. It's Lennie's obsessions with things soft and cuddly that have made George cautious about who the gentle giant, with his brute strength, associates with. His promise to allow Lennie to "tend to the rabbits" on their future land keeps Lennie calm, amidst distractions, as the overgrown child needs constant reassurance. But when a ranch boss' promiscuous wife is found dead in the barn with a broken neck, it's obvious that Lennie, albeit accidentally, killed her. George, now worried about his own safety, knows exactly where Lennie has gone to hide, and he meets him there. Realizing they can't run away anymore, George is faced with a moral question: How should he deal with Lennie before the ranchers find him and take matters in their own hands?

Auditioners will be asked to read. Sides will be provided. Monologue memorization is not required.

  • Role #1 - Lennie

    A large, lumbering, childlike migrant worker. Gentle and kind, he does not understand his own strength. He depends on George for guidance and protection.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 18 - 60
    Expiration Date: Dec 14, 2019
  • Aging ranch handyman. Lost his hand in an accident and worries about his future on the ranch.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 18 - 60
    Expiration Date: Dec 14, 2019
  • Role #3 - The Boss

    Stocky, well-dressed man in charge of the ranch, and Curley's father.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 18 - 60
    Expiration Date: Dec 14, 2019
  • Role #4 - Curley

    The boss's son. Confrontational, mean spirited, and aggressive young man who seeks to compensate for his small stature by picking fights with larger men.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 18 - 60
    Expiration Date: Dec 14, 2019
  • Role #5 - Curley\'s Wife

    Represents the temptation of female sexuality in a male-dominated world. Desperately lonely and has broken dreams of a better life.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 18 - 60
    Expiration Date: Dec 14, 2019
  • Highly skilled mule driver and the acknowledged "prince" of the ranch. The other characters often look to him for advice.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 18 - 60
    Expiration Date: Dec 14, 2019
  • Role #7 - Carlson

    Ranch hand. Complains bitterly about Candy's old, smelly dog.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male, Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 18 - 60
    Expiration Date: Dec 14, 2019
  • The Ranch hand.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male, Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 18 - 60
    Expiration Date: Dec 14, 2019
  • Role #9 - Crooks

    Stable hand who gets his name from his crooked back. Proud, bitter, and caustically funny.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 18 - 60
    Expiration Date: Dec 14, 2019
  • Role #10 - George

    A small, wiry, quick-witted man who dreams of owning his land. He is Lennie's caretaker and best friend.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 18 - 60
    Expiration Date: Dec 14, 2019

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