Auditions for "Dracula"

Dowagiac, MI —Auditions for "Dracula", a thriller by Steven Dietz, will be held at the Beckwith Theatre on August 12 from 10:00 a.m. to noon. 

Directed/Produced by: Andi Creasbaum, Tara Schaefer, and Matthew Davidson

Production dates: October 20–22 & 27–29

All auditions will consist of cold readings from the script, nothing needs to be prepared.

Please be ready to advise the production team of all conflicts between August 14th and October 29th. Rehearsals will be during other Beckwith shows and may not always be at the Beckwith Theatre. Expect 2–3 weeknight rehearsals (7 pm–9 or 9:30 pm), and one weekend day rehearsal (time to be scheduled) per week. More rehearsals may be added as Tech approaches. Tech Week will be held October 15–19.

If you are interested in auditioning, but can't make the audition date, please contact Andi Creasbaum at andrealyn28@gmail.com.

Our production is looking for 4-6 women, 5-6 men.

Characters:
Rough ages are attached, these are not set in stone. (description from script):

Men:
Renfield: Male, any age (a madman)
Harker: Male, 20's - 40's (Mina's fiance, a solicitor)
Seward: Male, 20's - 40's (Lucy's suitor, the head of a lunatic asylum)
Dracula: Male, any age (a Count from Transylvania)
Waiters, Attendants, Vixens: 1-2 Men, any ages

Women:
Mina: Female, 20's -40's ( a woman in her early 20's)
Lucy: Female, 20's - 40's (Mina's friend)
Van Helsing: Female, 30's to 50's (a professor)
Vixens, Attendants, Maids: 1-2 Women, any ages.

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.

Dracula is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.




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