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1776 The Musical-Charleston, WV - Casting ID # 1552962
Project Type Live Event Submission Type Open Call
Location Charleston, WV Union Non-union
Rate/Pay n/a Release Date 08-02-17
Audition Date 03-19-18 Submission deadline 03-18-18
Casting Category Theatre - Non-Equity
It's the summer of 1776, and the nation is ready to declare independence... if only our founding fathers can agree to do it! 1776 follows John Adams of Massachusetts, Benjamin Franklin of Pennsylvania, and Thomas Jefferson of Virginia as they attempt to convince the members of the Second Continental Congress to vote for independence from the shackles of the British monarchy by signing the Declaration of Independence. the Declaration

Role # 1 John Hancock
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President of the 1776 Continental Congress, John Hancock, put the first and largest signature on the Declaration of Independence.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 2 John Adams
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Force behind the creation of the Declaration of Independence…pushes hard and antagonizes almost everyone in Congress…“obnoxious and disliked” but committed to independence.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 3 Benjamin Franklin
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Witty and playful and insightful, tends to be somewhat of a leveling influence in Congress…quick to quip but also acutely analytical.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 4 John Dickinson
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Theatrical bursts of energy…stylish man of property, enjoys the good life… fiercely articulate champion and proponent of his class.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 5 Richard Henry Lee
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Virginia aristocrat…ambling, enthusiastic and gregarious buffoon, full of energy and charm almost to the point of being overbearing.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 6 Thomas Jefferson
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Tall, soft-spoken, contemplative and seemingly shy… quiet exterior masks an incisive mind.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 7 Edward Rutledge
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Handsome and charming with an aristocratic grace cloaking a barely concealed force and fury.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 8 Abigail Adams
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Warm with gentle understanding…dignified and resolute intelligent with a sense of humor… inner serenity contrasting to John’s aggressiveness…anchor to their relationship.


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Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 9 Roger Sherman
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A simple cobbler from Eastern Connecticut.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 10 Col Thomas Mckean
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A rough-hewned Scott (with brogue) who’s seen many battles. Loud and Funny.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 11 Samuel Chase
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Large, rotund gentlemen with an insatiable appetite. Has a lot of both grace and sweat.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 12 Robert Livingston
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A gracious diplomat. Droll. Is on the Declaration writing committee.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 13 Stephen Hopkins
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Second oldest member of Congress, starts the day with a strong drink.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 14 Andrew Mcnair
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The Congressional custodian. Earthy, plain-speaking with a wry sense of humor.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 15 Courier
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The bedraggled message runner between General George Washington and the Continental Congress. Has seen a lot of war for his young age.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 16 Martha Jefferson
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Like air she floats into the play and dazzles JEFFERSON, ADAMS, and FRANKLIN with her beauty and joy.


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Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 17 George Read
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Especially looking for character types. Short, weasely, conservative.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 18 Wilson
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Shy, reserved. Type of person who loves to blend into a group and not be the center of attention. A follower, not a leader.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 19 Thomson
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Secretary of continental congress. Precise, extremely fastidious in his role as Secretary. Plays it straight down the middle between the pro and anti-British representatives. Has an affinity for Washington. He may become emotional in the course of the show.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 20 Dr. Josiah Bartlett
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A delegate from New Hampshire. A daring physician who does not fear experimenting with new methods for curing diseases. As a politician he also displays exemplary courage by speaking his mind, and never giving in to pressures.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 21 Lewis Morris
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A delegate from New York. Passionate and opinionated.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 22 Jonathan Witherspoon
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A delegate from New Jersey. A theologian. A workhorse of prodigious energy.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 23 Judge James Wilson
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A delegate from Pennsylvania. An associate justice of the Supreme Court. A quiet man who has the pivotal role of deciding the questions of American independence. A cautious sycophant.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 24 Caesar Rodney
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A delegate from Delaware. Wears a scarf over his face to cover an infirmity. A man with great with wit and humor.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 25 Joseph Hewes
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A delegate from North Carolina. A charming and businesslike man. He is persuaded by his constituents to support independence.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 26 Dr. Lyman Hall
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A new delegate from Georgia. Has joined congress without instruction and is able to vote on his own personal convictions.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -