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Auditions for "Bad Seed"-Milwaukee, WI - Casting ID # 1598645
Project Type Live Event Submission Type Open Call
Location Milwaukee, WI Union Non-union
Rate/Pay n/a Release Date 07-30-19
Audition Date 08-20-19 Submission deadline 08-18-19
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!

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

Should look like an innocent and very polite 8 year old, but it is important that she be mature enough to understand the role. The "Bad Seed" who will stop at nothing to get what she wants. This a very large role for a young actress.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 8 to 15
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 2 Christine Penmark
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Rhoda's mother and the lead role of the show. She is a gracious, pretty woman who
adores her child and her husband, but she is torn when she realizes the truth about Rhoda.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 25 to 40
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 3 Col. Kenneth Penmark
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Rhoda's father. A good-looking, straight arrow military officer. He adores his wife and child. A small role; character only appears at the beginning and end of the play.


Searchable talent specs :

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

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

An imposing-looking, perhaps overweight, no-nonsense, can-do type. She is also
kind and friendly - perhaps too friendly - and offers humor without being a clown. A widow who owns the house that she has converted into the apartments in which she and the Penmark's reside.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 40 to 65
Ethnicity: Any -

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

Younger brother to Monica, with whom he resides, and is usually played shorter
and slighter than Monica, but that will be flexible. He is friendly, conversational, tolerant, stable, and calmer than his sister.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 40 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

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

The janitor of the building and grounds. A sly, embittered man who feels like he's been victimized by the whole world. He dislikes and admires Rhoda at the same time. There is tension between them, but the audience gains the greatest insight of these two characters through their relationship.


Searchable talent specs :

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

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

A spinster who runs a tight ship as head of one of the most aristocratic schools in the state. She expects others to cooperate and contribute.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 50 to 65
Ethnicity: Any -

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

A crime writer with an air of mystery who has become somewhat of an expert in the
history of crime. Christine and Monica's friend.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 35 to 50
Ethnicity: Any -

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

A later-in-life mother (relative to other women of her time) who's grief-stricken and convinced that her son's death was not an accident, but a murder. She's selfconscious around Christine. She drinks to cope with her loss.


Searchable talent specs :

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

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

Quiet. Apologetic for his wife's obsessive grief and embarrassed by her drinking and assertions about the murder.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 35 to 55
Ethnicity: Any -

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

Christine's father. Once a well-known homicide detective who became an author.
He is also a well-known radio journalist. He adores his daughter and grandaughter, but hides the secret of his daughter's past.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 50 to 65
Ethnicity: Any -