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The Outsiders Auditions-Detroit, MI - Casting ID # 1534680
Project Type Live Event Submission Type Open Call
Location Detroit, MI Union Non-union
Rate/Pay n/a Release Date 01-20-17
Audition Date 06-11-17 Submission deadline 06-10-17
Casting Category Theatre - Non-Equity
Ponyboy, a Greaser on the wrong side of life, is caught up in territorial battles between the rich kids—the Socs—and his tough, underprivileged “greaser” family and friends. In the midst of urban warfare, somehow Ponyboy can’t forget a Robert Frost poem that speaks of their fragile young lives. As these young people try to find themselves and each other, as the sadness of sophistication begins to reach them, their battles and relationships reach a resolution.

Role # 1 Ponyboy
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

The narrator. Ponyboy is fourteen years old and a greaser. He has "light-brown, almost-red hair and greenish-gray eyes," and wears his hair "longer than a lot of boys wear theirs, squared off in the back and long at the front and sides."


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 13 to 21

Role # 2 Soda
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Ponyboy's second-oldest brother, who is sixteen. Ponyboy describes him as "always happy-go-lucky and grinning." He is extraordinarily handsome with a "finely drawn, sensitive face that somehow manages to be reckless and thoughtful at the same time."


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 13 to 21

Role # 3 Darry
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Ponyboy's oldest brother, who is twenty. He works as a roofer. Ponyboy describes him as someone who is "hard and firm and rarely grins at all," in contrast to Soda. He has "grown up too fast." He was the captain of the football team in high school and won a college scholarship, but had to work to take care of the family.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 13 to 21

Role # 4 Two-Bit Mathews
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Two-Bit, whose real name is Keith, earned his nickname because "you couldn't shut that guy up; he always had to get his two-bits worth in." He is the oldest member of the the greaser gang, and "the wisecracker of the bunch."


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 13 to 21

Role # 5 Dally
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Dally's real name is Dallas Winston, and he is the toughest member of the greaser gang. Ponyboy describes him as having "an elfish face, with high cheekbones and a pointed chin, small, sharp animal teeth, and ears like a lynx. His hair was almost white it was so blond, and he didn't like haircuts, or hair oil either, so it fell over his forehead in wisps and kicked out in the back in tufts and curled behind his ears and along the nape of his neck. His eyes were blue, blazing ice, cold with a hatred of the whole world."


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 13 to 21

Role # 6 Johnny
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Johnny Cade is the second-youngest in the greaser gang, besides Ponyboy. He is "smaller than the rest, with a slight build. He had big black eyes in a dark tanned face; his hair was jet-black and heavily greased and combed to the side, but it was so long that it fell in shaggy bangs across his forehead. He had a nervous, suspicious look in his eyes... He was the gang's pet, everyone's kid brother."


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 13 to 21

Role # 7 Sandy
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Soda's girlfriend. "Her hair was natural blond and her laugh was soft, like her china-blue eyes. She didn't have a real good home or anything and was our kind-greaser-but she was a real nice girl."


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 13 to 21

Role # 8 Steve Randle
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Soda's best friend, but Ponyboy doesn't like him much. He is "seventeen, tall and lean," cocky, and smart.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 13 to 21

Role # 9 Father
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Ponyboy's father died in a car accident eight months ago. He remembers his father as looking just like Darry, with "dark-brown hair that kicks out in front and a slight cowlick in the back."


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 13 to 21

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

Steve Randle's girlfriend. She cried when Steve went to jail, before the story starts.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 13 to 21

Role # 11 Cherry Valance
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Cherry is a redhead Soc girl, Bob's girlfriend, whom Ponyboy meets at the drive-in when Dally is bothering her and Marcia. In their first one-on-one interaction, Ponyboy realizes how much principle means to Cherry.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 13 to 21

Role # 12 Marcia
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Cherry Valance's friend, whom Ponyboy and Johnny meet at the drive-in theater. She is "a little smaller than Cherry" and "cute," with "short dark hair."


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Gender: Female
Age: from 13 to 21

Role # 13 Sylvia
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Dally's sometime girlfriend. When he was in reform school, she had "started hanging onto Johnny and sweet-talking him," but Steve told her to stay away from Johnny for Johnny's sake.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 13 to 21

Role # 14 Bob Sheldon
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Cherry Valance's Soc boyfriend, whom Johnny Cade kills to defend Ponyboy. He is handsome, with black hair, and wears three heavy rings; he used them before the story started to cut up Johnny's face.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 13 to 21

Role # 15 Randy Adderson
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Marcia's Soc boyfriend, and Bob's best friend. He is "a tall guy with a semi-Beatle haircut."


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 13 to 21

Role # 16 Mom
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Ponyboy's Mom was killed in a car accident eight months ago, with his Father. She had the ability to make people smile no matter what. She used to be able to talk to Dally Winston and keep him out of trouble. Ponyboy describes her as "golden and beautiful."


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 13 to 21

Role # 17 David
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One of Bob and Randy's friends, he is the Soc who tries to drown Ponyboy in the fountain.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 13 to 21

Role # 18 Buck Merril
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Dally's rodeo partner, in his mid-twenties, a "tall lanky cowboy with blond hair," who used to have buckteeth before they were knocked out in a fight. Ponyboy and Johnny find Dally at Buck's house the night Johnny kills Bob. He loves Hank Williams.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 13 to 21

Role # 19 Jerry Wood
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

One of the schoolteachers who was picnicking with children when the church caught on fire. He stays with Ponyboy in the hospital, and doesn't "seem to mind our being hoods."


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 13 to 21

Role # 20 Mrs. O'Brient
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One of the schoolteachers who was picnicking with the children when the church caught on fire.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 13 to 21

Role # 21 Curly Shepard
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Tim Shepard's little brother, "a tough, cool, hard-as-nails Tim in miniature... an average downtown hood, tough and not real bright." At the time of the rumble, he is in the reformatory.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 13 to 21

Role # 22 Tim Shepard
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

The leader of the other main Greaser gang. He is a "lean, catlike eighteen-year-old who looked like the model JD you see in movies and magazines. He had the right curly black hair, smoldering dark eyes, and a long scar from temple to chin where a tramp had belted him with a broken pop bottle. He had a tough, hard look to him and his nose had been broken twice." Ponyboy compares him to Dally because they both like being hoods, and because they have the same "grim and bitter" smile.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 13 to 21

Role # 23 Mr. Syme
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Ponyboy's English teacher, who assigns the semester theme that becomes The Outsiders.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 13 to 21