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The Book Of Everything Auditions-Austin, TX - Casting ID # 1559422
Project Type Live Event Submission Type Open Call
Location Austin, TX Union Non-union
Rate/Pay n/a Release Date 10-30-17
Audition Date 02-28-18 Submission deadline 02-26-18
Casting Category Theatre - Non-Equity
Nine year-old Thomas can see things no one else can: tropical fish thriving in the Amsterdam canals, trumpeting sparrows and even a hailstorm of frogs. He also sees the unhappiness of his family, the violence in his father, and the pain that lingers long after the war is over. All this – good and bad – he carefully records in his magical and hopeful Book of Everything.

Role # 1 Thomas
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Thomas is the hero of the story. Although he is young, he knows a lot and is never afraid to ask questions. He has visions of Jesus and talks to him. He is said to be a good boy with a lovely personality. He says that "when I grow up, I'm going to be happy". In the prologue, the author asks the aged Thomas whether he became happy, and is answered, "Yes." Thomas has many friends in the book such as Eliza, a girl with a wooden leg and a hurt hand. Thomas writes her a love letter early in the book, and later tells Jesus that he will marry her, and receives the Lord's blessing.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 35

Role # 2 Margot
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Margot is Thomas's older sister. Thomas describes her as, "dumb as an onion," though much of her apparent stupidity is a farce. She has a way of knowing things. At a particularly violent point of the story, where the father is threatening to hurt Thomas and his mother, Margot grabs the carving knife and threatens Father with it, saying that "I've had it up to here". Thomas's respect for her grows as the story progresses. Thomas notes later in the story when Margot was looking dead into Father's eyes that she '...was no longer afraid, and I saw her become a witch before my very eyes.'


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Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 3 Father
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Father has a very strict personality who does not believe in niceness or mercy, saying that "only good-for-nothings and weaklings are happy. Life is a struggle." He has shut himself off from people. He is shown to be a coward. He is a very religious man, raising his family up to what he thinks is God's standard.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 4 Mother
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Mother is very nice to her son Thomas. She hides the fact that her husband hits her. She often takes the blow for Thomas' mistakes. She agrees to starting the 'Reading Aloud' club with Mrs. Van Amersfoort, which lets her and Thomas grow.


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Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 5 Mrs. Van Amersfoort
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Mrs. Van Amersfoort is a war survivor who is said to be a witch. In the story a 'witch' is defined to be women who is no longer afraid. She has a very messy house and two black cats. Her husband was executed in World War II for being a part of the Resistance. She also helps Thomas to stop being afraid, and aids him when he starts to set up the Plagues of Egypt to scare Father, first by giving Thomas her cordial so he can dye his aquarium red like blood, and next by summoning a plague of frogs, until Thomas calls off the plagues. She learns from Thomas and helps him and his mother stand up to his father and go against his word. She is a very independent woman.


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Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 6 Eliza
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Eliza is Margot's friend from school. She is sixteen. Thomas wrote her a letter explaining that he thought she was a beautiful girl. She has a leather leg that creaks when she walks, and a missing finger on her left hand. She helps Thomas grow and not be afraid anymore. Thomas notes that he will marry her when he is older. She is smart and is not afraid to showcase her amazement in Thomas.


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Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 35

Role # 7 Jesus
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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60