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To Kill A Mockingbird Auditions-Austin, TX - Casting ID # 1557248
Project Type Live Event Submission Type Open Call
Location Austin, TX Union Non-union
Rate/Pay n/a Release Date 09-29-17
Audition Date 04-23-18 Submission deadline 04-22-18
Casting Category Theatre - Non-Equity
Scout, a young girl in a quiet southern town, is about to experience the dramatic events that will affect the rest of her life. She and her brother, Jem, are being raised by their widowed father, Atticus, and by a strongminded housekeeper, Calpurnia. Wide-eyed Scout is fascinated with the sensitively revealed people of her small town, but, from the start, there's a rumble of thunder just under the calm surface of the life here. The black people of the community have a special feeling about Scout's father and she doesn't know why. A few of her white friends are inexplicably hostile and Scout doesn't understand this either. Unpleasant things are shouted and the bewildered girl turns to her father. Atticus, a layer, explains that he's defending a young Negro wrongfully accused of a grave crime. Since this is causing such an upset, Scout wants to know why he's doing it. "Because if I didn't," her father replies, "I couldn't hold my head up." When she asks why take on such a hopeless fight—the time of the play is 1935—he tells her, "Simply because we were licked a hundred years before we started is no reason not to try." He goes on to prepare Scout for the trouble to come. "We're fighting our friends. But remember this, no matter how bitter things get, they're still our friends." Things do get bitter—to the point where Atticus props himself in a chair against the cell door of the man he's defending and confronts an angry mob. Horrified Scout projects herself into this confrontation, and her inconvenient presence helps bring back a little sanity. Atticus fights his legal battle with a result that is part defeat, part triumph. As Atticus comes out of the courthouse, the deeply moved town minister tells Scout, "Stand up. Your father's passing!"

Role # 1 Jean Louise Finch
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Scout as a grown-up woman; narrates the play and must be prepared to be onstage for the entirety of the show.


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Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 2 Scout Finch
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

A courageous and forthright young girl who is about to witness events that will shape the rest of her life


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Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 35

Role # 3 Jem Finch
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Her brother; trying to understand his unusual and thus not conventionally-admirable father


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 35

Role # 4 Atticus Finch
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Their father and an attorney tasked with the most trying case of his career


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 5 Calpurnia
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

a self-educated, proud black woman who is also the caretaker of the Finch household


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Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 6 Maude Atkinson
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a neighbor of the Finches; a lovely, sensitive woman with a wisdom and compassion that suggests the best instincts of the South of the 1930’s


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Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 7 Stephanie Crawford
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

A neighbor of the Finches and the town-gossip


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Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 8 Mrs. Dubose
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An ill old woman whose pain makes her bitter and angry


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Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 9 Nathan Radley
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A neighbor of the Finches who mostly keeps to himself while caring for his brother, Boo; will be played by the same actor who plays BOO RADLEY


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 35

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

A recluse who hasn’t been outside the house in fifteen years and thus is the subject of much gossip; will be played by the same actor who plays NATHAN RADLEY


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 11 Dill
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

friend to Scout and Jem who comes to visit one summer; neat, sophisticated, and prone to laughing at his own tall tales


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 35

Role # 12 Heck Tate
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Town sheriff and a man of duty who enforces the law without favor


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 13 Judge Taylor
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A judge with a commanding presence who oversees the trial of Tom Robinson


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 14 Reverend Sykes
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

The black minister of Flint Purchase Church; an imposing man with a strong stage presence


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 35

Role # 15 Mayella Ewell
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the abused older daughter of Bob Ewell; desperately lonely and overworked young woman who seeks companionship


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Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 35

Role # 16 Bob Ewell
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A poor man of great rage and frustration that borders on paranoia


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 17 Walter Cunningham
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A hard-up farmer who shares the prejudices of his time; a flawed but ultimately human man with a sense of leadership


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 18 Mr. Gilmer
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The prosecuting attorney in the Tom Robinson trial; not a terribly effective attorney


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 19 Tom Robinson
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A young black man of great kindness and sensitivity forced to stand trial for a crime he did not commit


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 35

Role # 20 Helen Robinson
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Tom’s wife; a woman trapped in her own worst nightmare


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Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60