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Taproot Theatre Company 2015 Season

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Company

Taproot Theatre Company
Karen Lund, assoc. artistic dir./casting dir.

Production Description

Casting Taproot Theatre Company's 2015 season. Season includes "The Explorers Club" by Nell Benjamin (reh. Dec. 29, 2014; runs Jan. 30-Feb. 8, 2015), "Best of Enemies" by Mark St. Germain (reh. Feb. 23, 2015; runs Mar. 27-Apr. 25, 2015), "Jeeves Intervenes" adapted by Margaret Raether (reh. Apr. 13, 2015; runs May 15-June13, 2015), "Godspell" by John-Michael Tebelak & Stephen Schwartz (reh. June 1, 2015; runs July 10-Aug. Aug. 8, 2015), and "Dracula" adapted by Nathan Jeffrey (reh. Aug. 24, 2015; runs Sept. 25-Oct. 24, 2015).

Rehearsal and Production Dates & Locations

Runs in Seattle, WA.

Compensation & Union Contract Details

Pays $332/wk. min. Equity SPT 4 (Transitional) Contract.

Auditions

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FULL CHARACTER BREAKDOWN

THE EXPLORER'S CLUB
Lucius Fretway - a botanist, lacks confidence
Phyllida Spotte-Hume - anthropologist, sees herself as an equal in the science world
Harry Percy - intrepid explorer, charming, confident, good with the ladies, thinks highly of himself but not of others
Luigi - tribesman of the NaKong, eager to learn, trusts Phyllida
Professor Cope - herpetologist, studies snakes, not great socially
Professor Sloane - archeo-theologist, rude, stern, believes women to be inferior
Professor Walling - zoologist, devoted to and very protective of his guinea pigs, not great with people
Sir Bernard Humphries - Private Secretary to the Queen, all business
Beebe - explorer, was left behind by Percy on an exploration

THE BEST OF ENEMIES
C.P. Ellis - white. Middle aged. A KKK leader. Husband to Mary and father of three. Owns a gas station.
Ann Atwater - black. Single mother of two. Outspoken - not afraid of anyone.
Bill Riddick - black. Community organizer. Brings C.P
Mary Ellis - white. C.P.'s pretty, but very tired wife. Not a member of the KKK.

JEEVES INTERVENES
Bertie Wooster - a high society gentleman - one of the "idle rich." Easily flustered. Relies on his valet, Jeeves.
Jeeves - Bertie's valet. Unflappable. Knows everyone.
Eustace Bassington-Bassington - former schoolmate of Bertie and nephew of Sir Rupert, whom he relies on for money. Infatuated with Gertrude
Gertrude Winklesworth-Bode - Agatha's god-daughter. Intended as Bertie's betrothed. Very wealthy. Studies Nietzsche.
Agatha Spencer-Gregson - Bertie's aunt. Very direct and has no patience for Bertie's silliness. Has a history with Sir Rupert.
Sir Rupert Watlington-Pipps - Eustace's uncle. A proud former military man. Has a romantic history with Agatha.
Andromache Glamorgan - countess, twin sister of Phyllida, very no nonsense
Irish Assassin - not really great at his job...

GODSPELL
Jesus - charismatic, gentle but strong, a leader
John the Baptist/Judas - charismatic, rebellious, loyal, doubter
Jeffrey - energetic, playful
Lamar - not the sharpest tool in the shed
Herb - class clown
Robin -sweet, open, a tomboy
Joanne - confident, show-off
Peggy - shy, earth-mother
Sonia - sassy, cynical, sexy
Gilmer - goofy, very funny

DRACULA
Jonathan Harker - wholesome, smart, recently made solicitor. 30's
Mina Murray - studious, smart, centered. Late 20's
Lucy Westenra - feminine, kind, vulnerable. Late teens-early 20's
Arthur Holmwood - a man's man. Mid-20's
Jack Seward - lonely, reserved, skeptical, a scientist. Early 30's
Abraham Van Helsing - passionate, knowledgeable, a man of faith and science. Late 50's
Count Dracula - charming, disarming, mysterious. Age fluctuates.
Renfield/Peasant Woman/Sister Agatha - 40's to 50's