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The Curious Incident Of The Dogs-Chicago, IL - Casting ID # 1583463
Project Type Live Event Submission Type Open Call
Location Chicago, IL Union Non-union
Rate/Pay n/a Release Date 10-29-18
Audition Date 01-13-19 Submission deadline 01-12-19
Casting Category Theatre - Non-Equity
The play, set in Swindon and London is about a 15-year-old amateur detective named Christopher John Francis Boone who is a mathematical genius. He appears to have an unspecified autism spectrum disorder that is variously described as either autism or Asperger's Syndrome, although the condition is never explicitly stated in the play. The titular curious incident is the mystery surrounding the death of a neighbour's dog, Wellington, found speared by a garden fork.

Role # 1 Christopher Boone
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

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. From a diagnostic point of view, he is probably on the autism spectrum and exhibits some behavior that might be characterized as having Asperger’s Syndrome, though what is most important is that he is different. Deeply intelligent and sensitive.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 35
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 2 Ed Boone/Others
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

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.


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 3 Judy Boone/Others
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

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.


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 4 Siobhan/Others
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

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.


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 5 Mrs. Shears/Others
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Mrs. Shears is Roger’s ex-wife and Christopher’s neighbor. She is rough around the edges and furious at the world as a result of being betrayed and abandoned by her husband. Worn out by life, disappointed, haggard. English accent appropriate to class.


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 6 Mrs. Gascoyne/ Other
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

The headmistress of the school for special needs children that Christopher attends; condescending and lacking in sensitivity, nuance and imagination. English accent appropriate to class.


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 7 Roger Shears/Others
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Roger Shears is Mrs. Shears’ ex-husband, a middle class man who works at a bank. Has left his wife as a result of his relationship with Judy. Doesn’t have a clue or any interest in understanding Christopher. English accent appropriate to class.


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 8 Duty Sergeant/Others
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Duty Sergeant is a local Swindon desk sergeant (policeman) who releases Christopher to Ed’s custody after Christopher’s been arrested. Firm, experienced, tough but fair-minded. English accent appropriate to class.


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 9 Mrs. Alexander
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Seeking versatile talent to portray this role.


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 10 Reverend Peters
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Reverend Peters/ Station Policeman/Others - Seeking versatile talent to portray this role.


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 11 Policeman 1
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Policeman 1/Mr. Thompson/ Man with Socks/ Others - Seeking versatile talent to portray this role.


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 12 Punk Girl
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

No. 40/ Information/ Punk Girl/ Others - Seeking talented and diverse performer to play the role.


Searchable talent specs :

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