The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Auditions - Jun. 19-20, 2022

Based on the novel by Mark Haddon Adapted by Simon Stephens


Presented through special arrangement with: Dramatist Play Services
Directed by: Tanner Redman
Produced by: Jeremy Zeller

Audition Dates & Times:

June 19-20, 2022 at 7 p.m.

Conejo Players Theatre

351 S. Moorpark Road

Thousand Oaks, CA 91361


Performances:

Sept. 2 - 24, 2022 Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m. Thurs., Sept. 8 at 8 p.m.


Audition Requirements:

Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script and other acting exercises. Sides will be provided online before auditions. Headshot and resume are recommended but not necessary. Please bring a full list of potential schedule conflicts with you to the audition.

Rehearsal Schedule: Monday – Thursday at 7 p.m. July rehearsals will be off-site or remote, August Rehearsals and tech will be in the theatre.



For more information:

Contact Jeremy Zeller at Jeremy.zeller@gmail.com

Show Synopsis

15-year-old Christopher has an extraordinary brain: He is exceptional at mathematics but ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. He has never ventured alone beyond the end of his road, he detests being touched, and he distrusts strangers. Now it is 7 minutes after midnight, and Christopher stands beside his neighbor’s dead dog, Wellington, who has been speared with a garden fork. Finding himself under suspicion, Christopher is determined to solve the mystery of who murdered Wellington, and he carefully records each fact of the crime. But his detective work, forbidden by his father, takes him on a thrilling journey that upturns his world. Rated R for language.

Character Descriptions

The production is seeking a diverse cast. As stated in our Anti-Discrimination Policy, our theatre is welcoming to ALL, including members of every race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, public assistance status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, family relationship, socio-economic status, or any other protected status.

 

Non-Equity, no pay. You will be required to show proof of your COVID-19 vaccination if you are cast.

 

Christopher Boone (Male 15+) Christopher Boone is 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. Deeply intelligent and sensitive. He must be physically very fit and agile. English accent.


Ed Boone (Male around 35) Christopher’s father; estranged from his wife, Judy and struggling as a single parent trying to raise his son the best he can. A working class man. Proud, gruff, and brusque, he is unable to convey his emotions and feelings but loves his son deeply. English accent appropriate to working middle class.

 

Judy Boone (Female around 35) Christopher’s mother; estranged from her husband, is a secretary and is a working-class woman with a tough exterior who has no support system to raise her son. English accent appropriate to working middle class.

 

Siobhan (Female, around 30) Christopher’s teacher and mentor, the only person in Christopher’s life with an understanding of his situation. She strives to teach Christopher how society works and how to behave within its guidelines. Constantly negotiating around Christopher’s anger, she is professional, warm, caring, calm, gentle and self-possessed and also sensitive to his strained relationship with his father. She often serves as the narrator of Christopher’s story and of his feelings; English or Irish or Welsh or Scottish accent.

Note on Voice characters: Voice Characters will need to be able to move and lift. Previous dance experience is a plus.

 

Voice One (Female) Plays Mrs. Shears, Mrs. Gascoyne, Woman on Train and Shopkeeper.

 

Voice Two (Male) Plays Roger, Duty Sergeant, Mr. Wise, Man Behind Counter, Drunk One.

 

Voice Three (Male) Plays Policeman, Mr. Thomson, Drunk Two, Man With Socks, London Policeman.

 

Voice Four (Male) Plays Reverend Peters, Uncle Terry, Station Policeman, Station Guard.

 

Voice Five (Female) No. 40, Lady in Street, Information, Punk Girl

 

Voice Six (Female) Mrs. Alexander, Posh Woman