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AUDITIONS! Nightfall with Edgar Allan Poe
July 14 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
ACT proudly announces Auditions for our fall production of Nightfall with Edgar Allan Poe by Eric Coble, Directed by Tara Williams! Performances slated for October 12th,13th, 19th, & 20th.
Edgar Allan Poe stands alone in the flickering darkness of his mind, trying desperately to convince himself — and us — that he’s not mad. The spell he weaves brings us a highly theatrical adaptation of four tales Poe himself considered his best: “The Raven,” “The Fall of the House of Usher,” “The Pit and the Pendulum,” and “The Tell-Tale Heart.” Enter the world of Poe and check your heartbeat at the door.
I will be looking for versatile, talented actors to immerse themselves into these dark characters. The ability to memorize lines is a must.
Will be casting 7-9 actors
Auditions will consist of cold reads from actual script or you may choose to perform a monologue from Poe.
POE: Male, 25-50
a tormented soul, Narrates many of Edgar Allen Poe’s stories as he is forced to live them.
EDGAR: Male, 18-65
a guest in the House of Usher, an innocent bystander caught up in a whirlwind of evil, neurotic, a genius.
MADELINE: Female, 18-65
a ghost, haunting the House of Usher. Twin sister to Usher. Hauntingly beautiful.
USHER: Male, 18-65
the Lord of the House of Usher, Quickly loosing his mind after the death of his twin sister Madeline.
The OLD MAN: Male, 30-65
a kind, senile old man who is cursed with a vulture eye, and therefore, Poe’s hatred
SANTE: Male, 18-50
a convict who was sentenced to the mental and physical torture in The Pit and the Pendulum.
The RAVEN: M or F 18-40
the nightmare in The Raven, dance or yoga background preferred, able to embody the anamorphic qualities.
POLICE OFFICER 1 & 2
M or F. 18-65 Tell Tale Heart. Questioning and inquisitive.
☆☆☆I am also looking for a few production staff. Light/sound runner, costume, props, concessions.☆☆☆
If you have any questions, would like to pick up an audition packet ahead of time please contact Tara at firstname.lastname@example.org or via the ACT facebook page.