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Auditions for Bad Seed-Chicago, IL - Casting ID # 1596455
Project Type Live Event Submission Type Open Call
Location Chicago, IL Union Non-union
Rate/Pay n/a Release Date 06-17-19
Audition Date 07-29-19 Submission deadline 07-28-19
Casting Category Theatre - Non-Equity
Young Rhoda is mature beyond her years and adored by the adults in her life. But her penchant for lying and lack of affection have her mother uneasy. When one of her classmates drowns during a field trip, her mother’s worst fears are confirmed. Set in a small Southern town, this thriller will have you on the edge of your seat! on the edge

Role # 1 Rhoda Penmark
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

8 yr old Rhoda is sweet, charming & polite on the surface, loved by her parents, admired by all her elders. But there is something evil going on deep within Rhoda’s mind, she plays everyone like a game of chess, and always gets what she wants no matter the cost. Must look young.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 8 to 13
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 2 Col. Kenneth Penmark
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

A good looking Officer, in love with his wife and completely smitten with his little girl Rhoda. He is blind to the events that occur while he is away for work.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 30 to 40
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 3 Christine Penmark
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Pretty, gentle, gracious woman, dedicated to being a good wife and wonderful mother. Her life is given meaning by the affection she gives and receives. She learns that her world famous father is her adoptive father, and that family secrets may have given birth to an evil she cannot accept.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 30 to 40
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 4 Monica Breedlove
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Widow, intelligent, voluble, and perhaps overly friendly. She is smitten with the Penmarks, and a gossipy know-it-all. She is fascinated with Rhoda, showering the child with gifts and being all too excited over Rhoda’s small graces. She is an ear for Christine to cry to and arm to hold on to as events take place.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 45 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

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

Monica Breedlove’s younger brother, plump and friendly, though much quieter than Monica and reserved in many cases.



Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 35 to 45
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 6 Leroy
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

The Groundskeeper/Janitor of the Apartment building the Penmarks and Breedloves live in. He feels he is not in his rightful place in life, being so high-minded and more intelligent than the rest of these “rich folks” and their wonderful lives of leisure and luxury. He becomes Rhoda’s foil in the show, but at the same time, has a strange fascination/admiration for her.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 30 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 7 Miss Fern
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Rhoda’s teacher. She is the one who first makes Christine aware that something may be off with little Rhoda, and the one who ultimately asks that Rhoda not come back to the school after the end of the year.



Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 30 to 50
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 8 Reginald Tasker
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

A friend of the Breedloves who writes detective stories and has made himself a minor expert in the history of crime and enjoys going into gruesome details when he can.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 40 to 50
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 9 Mrs. Daigle
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

The distraught mother of the deceased Claude Daigle, who was drowned at the school picnic. She spends most of the show intoxicated, and accusing the Penmarks, specifically Rhoda; of her little boy’s death. She is both envious and angry with Christine, yet somehow looking for comfort from her as well.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 30 to 40
Ethnicity: Any -

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

Husband of Mrs. Daigle, also distraught over the loss of his son, but far less interested in his wife’s method for getting answers. Rather embarrassed by her actions.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 30 to 45
Ethnicity: Any -

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

Messenger carrying the good news and bad out of the Penmark home.



Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 20 to 30
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 12 Richard Bravo
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Christine’s father, later we find he is in fact her adoptive father, and the manner in which he adopted her is rather a secret in and of itself. Handsome once, somewhat stern and weary now.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 50 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -