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Production: 'Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time' (See all 10 roles)

Christopher Boone (Supporting)

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Production Details

Casting "Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time." The play is set in the present in Swindon, England and London.

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Male, ages 13-19, All Ethnicities

Role Description

Christopher Boone: (Supporting) to play teens. An English teenager who is an outsider due to his unique perception of the world, which he sees in surprising and revealing ways. He notices things in minute detail yet has difficulty understanding social and emotional cues and difficulty empathizing with others. This lack of understanding often makes the world seem frustrating and frightening to him, and he can become agitated and even violent when he has to deal with too many overwhelming external stimuli. Incredibly intelligent but shy and mistrusting of strangers, Christopher feels things deeply but doesn’t know how to express or articulate them. He has a brilliant mind, can be fixated on certain topics, and thinks in a highly logical way, which makes him excel in math and science, but because he perceives language literally, he does not understand sarcasm or metaphors. From a diagnostic point of view, he is probably on the autism spectrum and exhibits some behavior that might be characterized as having Asperger’s Syndrome, though what is most important is that he is different. Actor must be physically very fit and agile and must weigh less than 150 lbs. English accent.


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