Audition Call: March 20-21, 2017
Transgression presents: Second Star to the Right
Birthed from the womb of multifaceted arts non-profit, Deer Bear Wolf, Transgression started as a reading series showcasing Atlanta’s most talented writers whilst challenging the perception of the written word. Transgression is more than a reading series. It's an immersive experience where the venue is transformed into the setting of the story at hand, and the writers are tasked with taking on the characters they've written about. Named Atlanta’s Best Literary Event in 2015 by Creative Loafing,
In 2017, Transgression is redirecting to focus on immersive theatrical experiences based on original scripts inspired by literary classics.
Deer Bear Wolf is seeking actors of various backgrounds with improvisation skills for the first installment of our newest Transgression series, based on J.M. Barrie’s classic, Peter Pan. The performance will be a three part series (coined “Episodic Theatre”), meaning there are other performance opportunities available in the near future. THIS ROUND OF AUDITIONS IS ONLY FOR THE FIRST PART OF THE SERIES. There is no guarantee for a role in the other installments of the series.
Performances will be held May 18-20 at the historic Margaret Mitchell House, with rehearsals in the two weeks prior to the event. A schedule will be provided at auditions.
A stipend will be provided.
Please prepare a one minute monologue of your choosing, keeping in mind the characters described below. Sides will be provided at the audition for cold reading and expect some improvisation as well.
Email a headshot and resume to Elizabeth@deerbearwolf.com to reserve an audition time.
Audition location information will be provided when your time is confirmed.
(Set in modern time)
Late 30’s to 40’s. The mother of Wendy, Michael, and John. Mrs. Darling is a loving wife and mother, but not demonstratively so. She is soft spoken and slightly whimsical. Optimistic and kind. Goes easy on her children due to Mr. Darling’s strict nature. She believes in magic. Improvisational skills required.
40s to 50’s. The father of Wendy, Michael, and John. He is an analytical and practical bank clerk that runs a tight ship. His nature is strict with bouts of anger, but is quickly to recoil to make his family happy. Well-spoken. Can strike a balance between strict and playful. Improvisational skils required.
20’s and up. The Darlings’ housekeeper, meticulous, humorous, and a bit frantic at times. Liza is the one that watches the children as they're sleeping, but fails to stop them from leaving the nursery with Peter Pan. Acts as a narrator, frantic, but trying to hold it together. Comic relief. Improvisational skills required.
Wendy Moira Angela Darling
Teenager to early 20’s. Wendy is the most developed character in the story of Peter Pan, and is often considered the central protagonist. She is proud of her own childhood and enjoys telling stories and fantasising. She has a distaste for adulthood, acquired partly by the example of it set by her father, whom she loves but fears due to his strict nature. Confident, yet unsure of herself at times, which allows her to appear to be adult-like, but can relate to other children (her brothers and the Lost Boys). Improvisational skills required.
Around 12-14 years old. The middle child of the darlings. He may be practical and act grown up at times but that doesn't mean he fails to make room for an exciting Neverland adventure. Natural Leader. Brainy and voice of reason. Mature for his age. Improvisational skills required.
9-11 years old. The youngest of the three children in the Darling family. Sensitive. Looks up to his older sister, Wendy. Can bicker with his brother, John. Sensitive and child-like. Let’s his siblings run the show. Good natured. Improvisational skills required.
These are the peers of Mr. and Mrs. Darling and drive the audience participation element of the performance. Actors in these roles will be strong improvisors.