The Mousetrap by Agatha Christie

Sat, July 6, 2024

10am-2pm

Dunwoody, GA

Seeking non-Equity, metro-Atlanta based actors for THE MOUSETRAP. All roles will be understudied. Stage Door Theatre is committed to inclusive and representative casting that reflects the diversity of our community. Unless otherwise specified, all roles are open to actors or any race, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, and age, as well as performers with disabilities.

APPOINTMENTS
All audition slots are filled.

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AUDITION DATE
July 6, 2024
10am-2pm

LOCATION
Stage Door Theatre
5339 Chamblee Dunwoody Road
Dunwoody GA 30338
Next to the Spruill Arts Center and Dunwoody Library

CONTRACT
● Non-Equity
● $1200, stipend includes all rehearsals/performances

PREPARATION
Please prepare the sides for the character(s) you are interested in. Side listings and full script can be downloaded here.
Printed sides will be available at the audition. A reader will be provided.

PERSONNEL
Director: Jaclyn Hoffman
Expected to attend: Producing Artistic Director Justin Ball

OTHER DATES
1st Rehearsal: September 16, 2024
1st Preview: October 30, 2024
Opening: October 12, 2024
Closing: October 27, 2024

VIDEO SUBMISSIONS
Video submissions will also be accepted. Deadline to submit is July 6 at 2pm. Email video viewing link (NO FILES) to [email protected] with the subject “THE MOUSETRAP AUDITION”
● Include a slate at the top of your video with your name and the role(s) you are auditioning
● Be sure to include any passwords or instructions to access video if required

THE MOUSETRAP

SYNOPSIS: Brimming with intrigue, sophisticated humor and surprising twists, Agatha Christie’s iconic murder mystery – about a group of strangers trapped during a snowstorm – is the world’s most successful and longest-running play.

DIRECTOR’S NOTE TO AUDITIONEES: Please choose whichever role you most connect to, and/or would be most excited to read for. Humans of all genders, ethnicities, and abilities are welcome and encouraged to join us! Whomever you choose to read for, please remember: every single one of these characters has a secret. Depending on which scene/side you are reading that secret may be very subtle, or quite present, but it is always with them. In general, the text should fly, and pauses should almost take us by surprise while being gloriously full of what is unspoken.

A NOTE ON ACCENTS: Attempt a RP British dialect if possible. It absolutely does not need to be perfect! But if you’d like a quick guide to give it a shot, there are several YouTube resources. Here is a short one that offers some guidance:
How to Speak With a British Accent (RP) | 4 Important Sounds
Feel free to email, should you have any questions: Jaclyn Hoffman

SEEKING:

MOLLIE RALSTON – mid 20s-early 30s. Warm, and thoughtful. Owner of the
Monkswell Manor, and eager for the Opening to succeed. RP British Dialect.

GILES RALSTON – mid 20s-early 30s. Married to Mollie, and determined to support her. Co-host of Monkswell Manor, and protective of Mollie as they open. RP British Dialect.

CHRISTOPHER WREN – 30s. A quirky, somewhat neurotic person, but in a curious and endearing way. Monkswell Manor guest. RP British Dialect.

MAJOR METCALF – late 40s to 60s. A retired British Officers. Jovial and kind. Guest. RP British Dialect.

MISS CASEWELL – 20s-30s. Androgynous, and/or masculine in demeanor. Confident and matter of fact. Knows herself well. RP British Dialect.

PARAVICINI – late 30s-50s. An unexpected guest. Mysterious. He’s not from Britain, but could be from anywhere else!

DETECTIVE SERGEANT TROTTER – 20s-30s. Comes to help solve the murder. Eager, and cheerful upon arrival. RP British dialect.

BOYLE – 40s-60s. Stern, and cold. A disgruntled guest. Can find a reason to complain about anything. RP British Dialect.

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