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The Originals Auditions-Portland, OR - Casting ID # 1596062
Project Type Live Event Submission Type Self Response
Location Portland, OR Union Non-union
Rate/Pay n/a Release Date 06-10-19
Audition Date 06-30-19 Submission deadline 06-28-19
Casting Category Theatre - Non-Equity
This script, written by local playwrights Tamara Keeton and Katherine M. Kelly is inspired by the true story of the heroic women pilots who formed the Women's Auxiliary Ferrying Squadron (WAFS) during World War II. This play tells the tale of an elite squadron of women pilots who battle prejudice, betrayal, sabotage and personal loss to prove they belong in the U.S. Army Air Corps. Their story is one of love, duty, sacrifice, and the perseverance of the human spirit.

This piece is set against the backdrop of America at war in the 1940s, it is a woman’s story that features a love of flying, a love of country and the sacred bond of friendship. The Originals is a poetic retelling of a history that has been all but forgotten, based on and inspired by the real events, real women and the real history that they made.

Role # 1 Barbara Erickson
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

A competent, no nonsense pilot who sees the world in black&white. She became the president of every club she joined.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 21 to 22
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 2 Evelyn Sharp
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

A smart, athletic, free-spirited beauty who'd rather fly any plane anywhere than be the president of anything. But, she'll be the best friend you ever had.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 21 to 22
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 3 Teresa James
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A live-wire jokester with a Pittsburgh accent. You're either sweetie or honey to her. You can count on her – in the air and in a fight.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 25 to 26
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 4 Nancy Baston
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A charming Alabama tomboy who sees the world through rose colored glasses. To her, life is a movie. Voice: Southern.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 21 to 22
Ethnicity: Any -

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

A tall, lanky rich girl from Tennessee. She is seen by the other girls as remote. She is the poet laureate of the WAFS.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 21 to 22
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 6 Nancy Love
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The confident and refined leader of the WAFS. A pilot’s pilot. Respected and admired by men and women alike.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 27 to 28
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 7 Drew Pearson
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

A balding muckraker who wears a fedora and chews on a cigar. He uses his radio program to defame the women pilots. His goal: stop them from flying military. Voice: Hooky old-time fast-paced newsreel voice.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 49 to 50
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 8 Colonel Tunner
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A career Army man who already knows and respects Nancy Love.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 37 to 38
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 9 Jack London
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A tall, charming, gum-chewing Air Corps lieutenant.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 24 to 25
Ethnicity: Any -

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

(HOUSE MOTHER) – Warm and friendly.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 60 to 69
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 11 Vera Erickson
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A reserved, reverent woman who loves her daughter and wants her to follow her heart.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 49 to 50
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 12 Mr. John Sharp
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Evelyn's father. Drinks too much and dreams too big, but he loves his daughter.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 60 to 69
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 13 Mrs. Mary Sharp
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Evelyn's mother. A practical, hardworking woman. She is the glue that holds the family together.


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Gender: Female
Age: from 36 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 14 Guard
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Part of the ensemble.


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Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 15 Hotel Clerk
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Part of the ensemble.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

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

Part of the ensemble.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 17 Air Corps Pilots
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Part of the ensemble.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -