Auditions If you have any questions about auditions, please email the show director or send us a message! Dracula (Main Stage Show) DraculaBy Bram StokerAdapted By Steven Dietz Directed By Melissa TardunoStage Manager – Kiera WhittemoreProduction Designer – Rod Oden Performance Dates:Fridays & SaturdaysOctober 7-22, 20227:30PM In-Person Shows AUDITION DATESSaturday, August 27th at 1pmSunday, August 28th at 1pmCallbacks – Monday, August 29th at 6:30pm SYNOPSIS“I want your fear. For your fear, like a current, rushes through your body. Your fear makes your heart pound, it renders your veins rich and full. Your fear hemorrhages deliciously within you.” This new adaptation restores the suspense and seduction of Bram Stoker’s classic novel to the stage. As Count Dracula begins to exert his will upon the residents of London, they try to piece together the clues of his appearances—in a valiant attempt to save themselves from a hideous fate. Rich with both humor and horror, this play paints a wickedly theatrical picture of Stoker’s famous vampire. SETTINGLate 1800s England and Transylvania. *NOTEThis play has blood and adult themes. If it had a rating, it would be R. Actors must also be comfortable with intimacy and touching. Women must be comfortable with corsets. Accents are welcomed at auditions but not required. ROLESRENFIELD: Male, Any ageA patient at Dr. Seward’s asylum and Dracula’s servant. A foreboding man who is always on the brink of complete insanity or clarity. Versatile, unhinged, and MUST be comfortable with blood and movement. Dance experience is welcome but not necessary. DRACULA: Male, 30s-Middle AgeThe centuries old count himself. A horrifying, but seductive, monster who stalks the shadows and terrorizes the rest of the characters. Stealthy, silent, and powerful. A character who cannot be afraid of intimacy or blood. This version of Dracula is literal, he should be a walking nightmare. This character has intimate moments with male and female characters, so be aware. MINA: Female, Early-late 20sA strong, willful, beautiful young woman who is engaged to Jonathon Harker. She takes matters into her own hands and is not easily frightened. Intelligent and caring, Mina is the true heroine of this story. LUCY: Female, Early-mid 20sBeautiful and naïve, Lucy is the dream of every young man. Best friends with Mina, Lucy is the target of Dracula since the beginning of the play. Must be able to play both delicate and powerful. She later turns into a succubus under the control of Dracula. She becomes threatening, powerful, and horrifying. DR. SEWARD: Male, Late 20s-Early 30sThe impressive young doctor who runs the asylum and love interest of Lucy. A heartbroken man of science, he does everything in his power to save Lucy through reason. He is a stubborn man and is constantly infuriated by Renfield. Almost like a Jekyll and Hyde character between Lucy and Renfield. JONATHON HARKER: This role has been cast and not available for audition. VAN HELSING: Male, Middle AgeA man of the old world, Van Helsing is Dr. Seward’s mentor and Dracula’s foil. He is everything Seward is not and believes in the pagan beliefs that once ruled the Earth. Intelligent, quick witted, strong, and observant. He is the key to defeating Dracula. (3) VIXENS/ATTENDANTS/MAIDS: Early 20s-Early 30sSeductive young women who are Dracula’s brides. These women will play multiple roles throughout the play, be onstage for most of the play, and be masked to hide their identity. They follow Dracula’s bidding and cause slight chaos. These women should work together, as if they were the three fates from Ancient Greece, the three witches from Macbeth, the father, the son, and the holy spirit… or the opposite. Dancing experience welcome as they will also be doing a lot of movement. MUST be comfortable with intimacy, touching, and revealing clothing. Auditions will be held in-person over two days, with a call back. REGISTER FOR AUDITIONS HERE: https://auditionsmanager.com/registration.php?AU=1mPbJQ761 CLICK HERE FOR AUDITION MATERIALS https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1IS6qh3Ky8g1ii__OHqZmBtpJwmqnmr4K?usp=sharing ** PLEASE NOTE, IF YOU ARE A CATAWBA COLLEGE THEATRE ARTS STUDENT WISHING TO AUDITION, PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR PERFORMANCE RIDER FOR APPROVAL IN ADVANCE OF YOUR AUDITION, PER DEPARTMENTAL POLICY. Lee Street theatre is a volunteer-based community theatre in Salisbury, NC. We value and support the time and talent of all of our volunteer performers. Wit (Spotlight Series Show) WitBy Maragret Edson Directed By Rod Oden(email@example.com) Performance Dates:SPOTLIGHT SERIES SHOWNovember 3 - 5, 20227:30PMThe NEW "Lee Street LAB" Space AUDITION DATESSaturday, September 10 at 1pmSunday, September 11 at 1pm SYNOPSISVivian Bearing, Ph.D., a renowned professor of English who has spent years studying and teaching the brilliant and difficult metaphysical sonnets of John Donne, has been diagnosed with terminal ovarian cancer. Her approach to the study of Donne: aggressively probing, intensely rational. But during the course of her illness—and her stint as a prize patient in an experimental chemotherapy program at a major teaching hospital—Vivian comes to reassess her life and her work with a profundity and humor that are transformative both for her and the audience. ROLES Vivian Bearing, Ph.D. (~35+, Flexible on age of performer, but should be able to play older as necessary) – The play’s main character and narrator. Tough, curious, dry, much on her dignity (until she’s no longer able to be), unrelenting, with a visible thirst for knowledge that has not waned over her years of teaching university students. Not to be bothered with people, until her stint at the hospital for treatment forces her to consider the bigger picture. As her disease and its painful treatment progress, she begins to question the values and standards that have always directed her. She faces the concept of her death with humor and energy, until the very end. **NOTE: This role may require the performer to cut your hair, depending on what we can do. Harvey Kelekian, M.D. (45+) – Chief of Medical Oncology, responsible for Vivian’s treatment and oversees medical fellows, including Jason Posner. Vivian and Kelekian are like-minded peers who speak different languages. Approachable and at times, fatherly. This actor will also play Vivian’s father, Mr. Bearing. Jason Posner, M.D. (20’s) – A medical fellow in Dr. Kelekian’s Oncology unit responsible for much of Vivian’s care. Eager, sharp, intellectual, intense, boastful, and confident. Zero bedside manner, and treats Vivian more like a test subject than a human being, not because he isn’t a good person, but because he’d just rather be working in a lab. Susie Monahan, R.N. (20’s+) – Vivian’s primary care nurse. She is exactly who you would want as a nurse. Though not considered “book smart” she is sweet, compassionate, and nurturing, with a sunny disposition and a wisdom that does not come from books. Susie advises Vivian on difficult medical decisions, simplifying the choices and presenting the humane options in a nonjudgemental way. Susie advocates for compassionate and dignified care for her patient, offering a voice of moderation in a room that overwhelmingly leans to a harsher side. E.M. Ashford, Ph.D. (Age 60+) – Professor Ashford is Vivian’s college professor and mentor. Though Ashford passed on to Vivian her unrelenting work ethic and thirst for knowledge, she also urged Vivian to find balance in life through personal connection – which she gives to Vivian in her time of need. Lab Techs, Clinical Fellows, Vivian’s students, Code Team (Age 20-30’s, M & F) – Each actor will play distinct characters from each of the above groups. These are roles that drive the action and represent the impact of aspects of Vivian’s journey, past and present, continually. Auditions will be held in-person over two days. Register for Auditions HERE:https://auditionsmanager.com/registration.php?AU=uzkWs2763 Audition Materials are HEREhttps://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1ucp5Ly0FRtbqiYdoHzT4AVIAVbRiNSAC?usp=sharing ** PLEASE NOTE, IF YOU ARE A CATAWBA COLLEGE THEATRE ARTS STUDENT WISHING TO AUDITION, PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR PERFORMANCE RIDER FOR APPROVAL IN ADVANCE OF YOUR AUDITION, PER DEPARTMENTAL POLICY. Lee Street theatre is a volunteer-based community theatre in Salisbury, NC. We value and support the time and talent of all of our volunteer performers.