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James (Lead)

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Casting "Boyland," a dark comedy about an impossible relationship not unlike that of Humbert and Lolita or Charles Dodgson and Alice Liddell. Meyer, a middle-aged pedophile and uns...more

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Seeking

Male, ages 18-23, Caucasian, Native American, Middle Eastern, Southeast Asian / Pacific Islander, Ethnically Ambiguous / Mixed Race

Role Description

James: (Lead) to play age 15, a local skater boy with boyish charm, cocky, cheeky, and bold, but at heart he feels profoundly empty and lonely. Feels neglected by his parents, alienated by his gang of guy friends. Very energetic, athletic and curious. He loves exploring the forests, lakes, beaches near where he lives. He spends a lot of time walking, and hitchhiking. He also spends a lot of time drinking and smoking with his friends, and hooking up with girls (who are very attracted to him). He knows that partying, his friends, and girlfriends don't really make him happy though. Thin, slim, or athletic build.

Auditions

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2 short scenes from BOYLAND

MEYER
Where’d your parents go?

James shrugs.

How do you - erm, get home? Do you
walk? Do you hitchhike?

JAMES
Yeah I do. And if I can’t I walk.
It’s easy.

MEYER
It doesn’t sound easy.

JAMES
Shut up.

James lights a cigarette

MEYER
May I take another picture of you?

JAMES
Whatever.

Meyer pulls his camera from his bag and snaps a few pictures
of JAMES smoking.

MEYER
You asked before if I was an
artist. I’m not really an artist.
But I love photographing things.
Keeps them alive...Forever.

JAMES
I like photography too. You ever
show them anywhere?

MEYER
I’m a nervous person. I have shown
my work. But it’s been a long time.
People forget about you if you
don’t show very often. a lot of
talking to people and that’s not
my...well, I take the photos for
myself. So I can remember things.

MEYER’S hand starts to tremor. JAMES notices but looks away
and deflects.

(CONTINUED)


JAMES
(proudly)
You want me to pose so you can
remember me?

MEYER
I’d be better off forgetting you.

JAMES
Nah...You want me to pose.

MEYER
Maybe...

MEYER trembles with delight at the thought.

JAMES
Shut up.

MEYER
I’m hardly speaking...

JAMES laughs.

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JAMES
You planning to shove that camera
in my face anymore tonight?

MEYER
Heavens, I’m dizzy with excitement
already. I tire easily. This is
more than...more for me.

JAMES
Okay... I know it’s dark and all
but-

MEYER
Are you following me?

JAMES
What, you think I’m a little
’twink’ or something?

MEYER
Okay. Well. I know you have a long
walk home.

JAMES
I don’t go home.

MEYER
Well you should. You should get
sleep and all parents worry.

JAMES
My parents wouldn’t worry if I
turned up dead...Besides I like to
play it rough at this hour...it’s
just that lately, it hasn’t been
safe.

MEYER
(alarmed)
You mustn’t spend the night
outside.



JAMES
What difference does it make?

MEYER
(sad)
More than you are able to
understand...We can talk more about
this in the morning. There’s an
extra bed.

JAMES tries to disguise his happiness. As they approach the
house. Meyer sulks.

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