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Of Mice And Men Auditions-Austin, TX - Casting ID # 1551629
Project Type Live Event Submission Type Open Call
Location Austin, TX Union Non-union
Rate/Pay n/a Release Date 07-14-17
Audition Date 02-11-18 Submission deadline 02-10-18
Casting Category Theatre - Non-Equity
Two migrant workers, George and Lennie, have been let off a bus miles away from the California farm where they are due to start work. George is a small, dark man with “sharp, strong features.” Lennie, his companion, is his opposite, a giant of a man with a “shapeless” face. Overcome with thirst, the two stop in a clearing by a pool and decide to camp for the night. As the two converse, it becomes clear that Lennie has a mild mental disability, and is deeply devoted to George and dependent upon him for protection and guidance. George finds that Lennie, who loves petting soft things but often accidentally kills them, has been carrying and stroking a dead mouse. George angrily throws it away, fearing that Lennie might catch a disease from the dead animal. George complains loudly that his life would be easier without having to care for Lennie, but the reader senses that their friendship and devotion is mutual. He and Lennie share a dream of buying their own piece of land, farming it, and, much to Lennie’s delight, keeping rabbits. George ends the night by treating Lennie to the story he often tells him about what life will be like in such an idyllic place.

Role # 1 Lennie
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Lumbering character with a childlike mentality. Does not understand his own strength.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 2 George
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Small, wiry, quick-witted man who travels with and cares for Lennie. George’s behavior is motivated by the desire to protect Lennie and dreams of owning his own farm.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 3 Candy
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An aging ranch handyman, Candy lost his hand in an accident and worries about his future on the ranch. Fears that his age is making him useless.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 4 The Boss
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The stocky, well-dressed man in charge of the ranch, and Curley’s father. He is never named and appears only once, but seems to be a fair-minded man.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 5 Curley
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The boss’s son, he is a confrontational, mean-spirited, and aggressive young man who seeks to compensate for his small stature by picking fights with larger men.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 35

Role # 6 Curley’s Wife
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She represents the temptation of female sexuality in a male-dominated world.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 35

Role # 7 Slim
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The acknowledged “prince” of the ranch, Slim is the only character who seems to be at peace with himself.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 8 Carlson
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A ranch-hand, Carlson complains bitterly about Candy’s old, smelly dog. He convinces Candy to put the dog out of its misery.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 9 Whit
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A ranch hand; gives back story to some of the play’s characters.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 10 Crooks
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Crooks, the black stable-hand, gets his name from his crooked back.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60