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Production: 'Burning Child' (See all 3 roles)

Theodore/ Double (Lead)

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Production Details

Casting "Burning Child" a surreal, experimental narrative for NYU about a father, Theodore, who has just suffered the death of his seven year old son, Theo. As the evening followin...more

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Male, ages 28-35, Caucasian, Ethnically Ambiguous / Mixed Race

Role Description

Theodore/ Double: (Lead) a powerful role; it encapsulates two sides of the same person, Theodore. The other part of him is called 'Double', and they appear in a scene "together." To clarify: the same actor will play both characters (Theodore and Double) in this scene. Theodore is the father of seven year old Theo, who has just passed away the evening the script begins. The script is the story of his grieving process that night, which leads him to confront himself, literally, in the form of the Double. Double is played by the same actor who plays Theodore, but his personality is different - while Theodore is anguished and desperate to hold on to his son, Double is calm and assertive. His objective is to make Theodore let go of his son so he can grieve healthily. Throughout the course of the story, we see Theodore undergo all five stages of grief. In the end, he is able to accept his son's death.
This role is extremely rich and emotionally complex - it promises to be a stunning role for a dedicated actor who's not afraid to think out of the box and go a little crazy.


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What I'm looking for:

Actors who are inspired by the script and who are daring enough to experiment and collaborate with me on our vision of these characters. This project demands dedication and effort, but I have a lot of faith that it will be a very rewarding acting experience. Note: Theodore and Double are played by the same person.