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"The Voice of the Prairie" Auditions-Des Moines, IA - Casting ID # 1605401
Project Type Live Event Submission Type Open Call
Location Des Moines, IA Union Non-union
Rate/Pay n/a Release Date 11-13-19
Audition Date 04-15-20 Submission deadline 04-14-20
Casting Category Theatre - Non-Equity
As the play begins, an old hobo named Poppy is telling a tall tale. It is the early 1890's and roving story tellers like Poppy are the voices of the prairie. "The Voice of the Prairie celebrates a time of radio, when, before there were networks, sponsors and regulating agencies, a broadcaster could be a one-man road-show radio station. It was an age of ambition and innocence."

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

Irishman. He is an adept storyteller and conman. He is also Davey's father figure and mentor.


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

Role # 2 David Quinn
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Quiet, shy and honest a man as you could ever meet. There is also a deep sadness to him.


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

Role # 3 Davey
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Poppy's other half in his con games. Davey plays the part of being deaf at the beginning of the show. He later meets and falls deeply in love with Frankie. Their brief and exciting relationship affects him throughout the rest of his life.


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

Role # 4 Leon Schwab
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Salesman from Brooklyn and producer of a travelling radio show. He is at the same time an honest man and a fake.


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

Role # 5 Frankie
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High-spirited, adventurous and full of life. She comes from a very dark home life. She is blind. She falls in love with Davey and travels with him until they lose each other.


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

Role # 6 Susie
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A starstruck girl who is introduced to David by Leon. She is very flirtatious, despite being engaged. Her interactions with David remind him how much he misses Frankie.


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

Role # 7 Newspaper Vendor
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Sells papers in Mississippi.


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 8 Frankie's Father
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Drunk and abusive. There is also a sadness under all the violence, due to his wife's death.


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

Role # 9 James
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A preacher and Frances' suitor. He has asked her to marry him for years, and she always turns him down. He loves her dearly and is a good man.


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

Role # 10 Watermelon Man
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Stereotypical Backwoods hillbilly-type. He is a large, scary, menacing man. He is the cause of Frankie and Davey losing each other.


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

Role # 11 Jailer
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Average Just-doing-my-job-type.


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

Role # 12 Frances Reed
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

A strong, self-assured woman on the outside, she feels alone and alienated due to being blind. She has never married and is a schoolteacher now, but she has never stopped thinking about Davey.


Searchable talent specs :

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