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SOUTH BAY MUSICAL THEATRE IS CURRENTLY ACCEPTING AUDITION SUBMISSIONS FOR

DRACULA

by Stephen C. Wathen
as part of SBMT’s eStudio Zoom Readers’ Theatre production.
  • Director: Dave Leon
  • Casting Director: Vinh G. Nguyen
  • Producer: Sara Dean
  • Stage Manager: Carla McCreight
 Once submitted, you will be contacted with specific sides for a self tape.  We will be accepting video callback submissions up until October 9, 2020.
A Note from the director: Everyone loves a scary story, and given my love of classic monster movies, this piece is something about which I am tremendously excited! Despite Dracula’s history and setting, I want this classic story presented by a diverse cast. Being a BIPOC director myself, representation is vitally important to me, and I want that reflected in my cast. I will cast these roles as non race-specific. I hope you will consider joining me in bringing this spooky classic tale to life.

IMPORTANT DATES:

Rehearsals: October 18- October 29. We anticipate 5+ rehearsals (generally held 7:00-10:30pm). Actors will not be called for every rehearsal, with the possible exception of Dracula.
Performances: Friday, October 30 (7 pm call, 8 pm performance) and Saturday, October 31 (Time TBD)
There are two mandatory rehearsals:
Sunday, October 18, 7 pm (read through) and
Thursday, October 29, 7 pm (final dress)
Other rehearsals can be scheduled around cast conflicts.
Technical note: Rehearsals and performances will be conducted via Zoom. Please make sure that you have access to a stable internet connection if cast. Access to green screen and a mic is helpful, but not required.
The program will be free to the theatre community. All roles are voluntary and unpaid. SBMT is deeply committed to inclusivity and actively practices non-traditional casting in all our productions. We are seeking and highly encouraging all actors to submit, regardless of race/ethnicity, disability, body type, age, or gender/gender identity.

SUMMARY:

Based on Bram Stoker’s 1897 novel, Dracula tells the story of Count Dracula’s move from Transylvania to England so that he may find new blood and spread the undead curse, and of the battle between Dracula and a small group of people led by Professor Abraham Van Helsing.

CHARACTERS:

  • Narrator: Reads sections of stage directions, to further the story. No restrictions on age or gender.
  • Count Dracula: A gaunt figure of evil incarnate. First an old man, then gradually gets younger with each appearance. Ageless (An actor who can do an accent is preferred, but the director doesn’t want a Bela Lugosi impersonation)
  • Jonathan Harker: A young solicitor. Age: 20s-30s
  • Dracula’s Wives: Three vampire women, evil and alluring. Ageless
  • Lucy Westenra: Dr. Seward’s secretary. A vivacious lady in her 20s.
  • R. M. Renfield: A devious, clever, fly-eating lunatic. Age: 30s-50s
  • Dr. Jack Seward: The dedicated but disorganized head of a small private sanitorium. Age: 40s-50s
  • Mrs. Morris: Efficient head nurse at Seward’s sanatorium. Age: 40s-50s
  • Arthur Holmwood: Intern and assistant to Dr. Seward. Age: 30s
  • Mina Murray: An intelligent, liberated woman who runs the business end of the asylum. Age: 30s
  • Dr. Abraham Van Helsing: An eccentric old Dutch genius of the medical and metaphysical arts. Age: 40s-60s
  • Sam Bloxam and Tom Snelling: Two very common, but honest laborers. They appear briefly in two scenes. Age: Any
  • Skip, Mitch, and Chelsea: Teens who discover Harker’s journal. Their story bookends the main action of the play.

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