DRACULA Auditions SEPT 10
JOSHUA TREE — The Hi-Desert Cultural Center’s prestigious Hi-Desert Playhouse theater division, which recently garnered an astounding 54 award nominations for theatrical excellence from the Desert Theatre League, will be holding auditions September 10, 2016 for its newest upcoming theatrical and technological sensation, DRACULA. Based on Bram Stoker’s timeless masterpiece and adapted for the stage by William McNulty, Playhouse Artistic Director Howard Shangraw invites all area actors, community and Equity, to audition to be a part of this season’s most frightening ‘feast’ for the senses! Presented in 7.1 cinematic surround sound with state-of-the-art lighting and visual special effects, DRACULA at the Hi-Desert Cultural Center will run evenings October 21, 22, 28, 29, 30 and 31. Interested actors and individuals desiring to be a part of this high-end production may send an email to email@example.com for more information. Resumés and headshots are appreciated. Audition sides will be provided.
DR. SEWARD: An intelligent, fine young Englishman in his 30’s. Head Doctor at the asylum. In mourning over the death of his fiancee Mina. Dr. Seward is a deeply caring and vulnerable human being.
COUNT DRACULA: Seward’s new neighbor; recently moved from Transylvania. A brute who revels in the pain and suffering he brings to others. Capable of enormous charm and courtly manners when such affectations are called for.
PROFESSOR ABRAM VAN HELSING: Old friend of Seward; comes to help Lucy. An older man, still in good physical condition with a razor sharp mind and an intense interest in the super natural.
MINA GRANT: Sewards true love. Recently died of a mysterious illness involving a loss of blood. A beautiful “undead” woman in her late twenties. (We will see her in various stages of vampirism.)
LUCY WESTPHAL: Mina’s friend. A beautiful young English woman Displaying the same troubling symptoms as her friend Mina. Extremely intelligent, and quite vivacious – when not being drained of blood on a regular basis.
JONATHAN HARKER: Lucy’s fiancé; missing after a trip to Transylvania. A young solicitor. Handsome, impetuous, madly in love with Lucy.
RENFIELD: Psychiatric patient who seems to know a bit too much about what is going on. A lunatic of unique appetites and unfortunate sense of humor. Very physical role. (Age 20’s – 30’s)
A MONSTER: Vicious, supernatural demon; the shape assumed by Dracula when he isn’t concerned about appearances. Part zombie, part werewolf, he loves a good chase, and he is always thirsty.
MARGARET SULLIVAN: Dr. Seward’s loyal assistant at the assylum. Irish. Tries to conceal her working class roots with an air of propriety. In love with Norbert. Becomes a victim of Dracula.
NOBERT BRIGGS: An attendant at the asylum. A rough customer; not entirely a brute, but capable of violent behavior when pushed to it.
THE BRIDES: Vampiresses with seductive ways and dire purpose.
THE CHILD: A young female victim able to appear age 7 -10