EDIT: It has been brought to my attention that people of both genders may be interested in the roles of either the nurse or police officer. Therefore, I have edited the audition information to take that into consideration. Edith and Christopher, however, will remain female and male, respectively.
I’m finally ready to hold auditions for my first audio drama, A Dance in the Lamplight. It’s a short play, and is the first episode in an anthology series. As such, these are one-time roles and there will be no commitment beyond this one play. I need to cast four people. One female, one male, and two of either gender. These are unpaid roles, for credit only.
When auditioning, record the lines of the role you’re interested in and save it as a WAV file. The file name format should be YOURLASTNAME_YOURFIRSTNAME_ROLE.WAV. If you want to audition for multiple roles, please include them in only one file. Email your auditions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The deadline for the audition is August 12, 2017. I will NOT contact you with audition results unless you are chosen, but I will post a notice on the Bear Place Audio Facebook page and blog site that the roles have been filled. I hope to have casting finalized within about two weeks after the deadline.
** FEMALE ROLE **
The role of Edith is the largest role in the play and requires the ability to speak both in the voice of an old woman and that of a young woman. When speaking as an old woman, try to avoid speaking too much like a stereotypical “old granny.” The accent should be a neutral American one, like you’ll hear in most Hollywood movies.
Line #1 (As an old woman): “Oh, I’m fine. Just getting old, that’s all. My neck and back are hurting today, and I’m a little winded from all this walking.”
Line #2 (As a young woman): “She’s grown now, and is a nurse just like her mother. She’s married to a businessman named Jeremy and she has children!”
** MALE ROLE **
Christopher is a young soldier and should have a somewhat deep voice, without being a resounding baritone. Since he is speaking with a civilian in the play, he should be able to speak warmly. The accent should be a neutral American accent, as heard in most Hollywood movies.
Line: “Now let’s dance. I’ve been waiting for this for years and I’m not going to wait a minute longer.”
** EITHER GENDER **
This role is a smaller one, and should come across as more friendly than authoritative. Any American accent will do, as long as it is not too strong.
Line: “Oh, things have been pretty quiet. Haven’t run into much trouble today.”
The role of the nurse is a smaller role. Any age and American accent will do, as long as the accent is not too strong.
Line: “Is there someone else we can call? A relative, perhaps?”