Auditions

 

AUDITIONS

 

HARPER REGAN by Simon Stephens

Directed by Terry Schreiber

Performances:  May 4 – June 4, 2016

Wednesday – Saturdays evenings at 8:00pm

Two Wednesday matinees TBD

 

Scripts are available at Drama Book Shop, Barnes & Nobles, and Amazon.com 
There are two versions of the script: Methuen Drama & Dramatists Play Service, Inc
Appropriate page numbers for audition sides are listed below.

 

–    Sign-up sheets are posted on the audition board at T. Schreiber Studio.

–    YOU MUST SIGN UP IN PERSON. Please DO NOT CALL THE OFFICE to sign-up for a slot.

–    Please be certain you can make the audition date before you sign-up, AND IF NECESSARY, please cancel well in advance. 

–    We are committed to diverse, inclusive casting without regard to disability, race, age, national origin, ethnic origin or any other basis. 

–    All roles are open. 

 

Important Notes

We need your full commitment to the rehearsal, tech, and performance period.  

Please carefully review your own schedule and the production schedule below and note any conflicts on day of audition.

ALL ROLES REQUIRE A MANCHESTER ACCENT

 

Auditions

Wednesday Feb 24 – 12:00-6:00pm

Saturday Feb 27 – 1:00-7:00pm

Sunday Feb 28 – 1:00-6:00pm

Wednesday March 2 – 12:00-6:00pm

FINAL CALLBACKS: Sunday, March 6 – 11:00am-5:00pm

 

Rehearsals

March 9 – May 3, 2016

Generally Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 11:00am-6:00pm

Not all actors will be called every day

Evening Rehearsals required the week before opening

 Opens May 4, 2016

 

Suggested Reading

~The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time (Tony and Pulitzer Winner) by Simon Stephens

~Alice in Wonderland: Down the Rabbit Hole by Lewis Carroll

Character Breakdown

***Page #’s in (##) are for the Dramatists Play Service, Inc script version***

Harper Regan – Attractive, insecure, yet bold; age 41. Brave and likable, affected by numerous crisis’s throughout the play. 

AUDITION SCENES:  SCENE 3 – pg. 26-29 (21-23) and SCENE 4 – pg.30 (23-24)

 

Elwood Barnes – Harper’s boss, 55. Uses his power over Harper to hit on her and prevent her from going to see her dying father. A proud man, egotistical. 

AUDITION SCENES: SCENE 1 – pg. 3-11 (7-12)

 

Tobias Rich – African American, a 17-year-old college student that Harper meets by accident. Attractive. Intrigued by Harper. Lives with his father who has set prejudices against women.

AUDITION SCENES: SCENE 2 – pg. 11-19 (12-17)

 

Seth Regan – Harper’s husband, a former architect, 43. Pleaded guilty on charges of pedophilia. Trying to make a new life for himself and family. Having trouble knowing how to please Harper and his daughter.

AUDITION SCENES: SCENE 3 – pg. 20-23 (17-19), and 27-29 (21-23) AND SCENE 11 – pg. 98-102 (64 – 66) *skip Harper’s monologue

 

Sarah Regan – Harper’s and Seth’s rebellious daughter, age 17. Gone a bit goth. Wants things to go back to normal after they moved to this new town.

AUDITION SCENES: SCENE 10 – pg. 89-94 (58-61)  AND SCENE 4 – pg 32-38 (24 –start at “wanker” – 27)

 

Justine Ross – A young empathetic doctor who assists Harper after she finds out her father has died.

AUDITION SCENES: SCENE 5 – pg. 38-45 (28-32)

 

Mickey Nestor – A primitive, prejudiced journalist, 29, who Harper meets in a bar. An anti-Semitic. Crudely tries to pick up Harper.

AUDITION SCENES: SCENE 6 – pg. 45-53 (32-top of 37 “I’ve always wanted a jacket like that”)

 

James Fortune – A married man his late 40s who Harper meets through online. Attractive and grounded. Provides a safe haven for Harper in her time of need.

AUDITION SCENES: SCENE 7 – pg. 56-63 (38- middle of 42)

 

Alison Woolley – Harper’s mother, in her 60s. Angry with Harper for not staying in her life. Feels abandoned by both Harper and her husband. Prides herself on being healthy. Finally tells Harper about her buried feelings.

AUDITION SCENES: SCENE 8 – pg. 67-75 (45- top of 50 “Harper I’m not lying…”)

 

Duncan Woolley – Alison’s second husband, in his 50’s, a kind construction contractor. Healthy and eager to stay that way.

AUDITION SCENES: SCENE 8 – pg. 76-79 (50- middle of 52)

 

Mahesh Aslam – Duncan’s 17-25 year old assistant. Suffered some brain damage from football incident. Lost his father as well.

AUDITION SCENES: SCENE 8 – pg. 79 (52)