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"The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow"-Buffalo, NY - Casting ID # 1608095
Project Type Live Event Submission Type Open Call
Location Buffalo, NY Union Non-union
Rate/Pay n/a Release Date 01-10-20
Audition Date 04-21-20 Submission deadline 04-19-20
Casting Category Theatre - Non-Equity
The story is set in 1790 in the countryside around the Dutch settlement of Tarry Town (historical Tarrytown, New York), in a secluded glen called Sleepy Hollow. Sleepy Hollow is renowned for its ghosts and the haunting atmosphere that pervades the imaginations of its inhabitants and visitors. Some residents say this town was bewitched during the early days of the Dutch settlement. Other residents say an old Native American chief, the wizard of his tribe, held his powwows here before the country was discovered by Master Hendrick Hudson. The most infamous spectre in the Hollow is the Headless Horseman, said to be the ghost of a Hessian trooper who had his head shot off by a stray cannonball during "some nameless battle" of the American Revolutionary War, and who "rides forth to the scene of battle in nightly quest of his head".

Role # 1 Ichabod Crane
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A young school teacher from Connecticut, who comes to Sleepy Hollow to teach the town's children, presumably just for a time.


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Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 35
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 2 Diedrich Knickerbock
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The narrator of "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow," who apparently heard the story from a storyteller at a business meeting in New York.


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

Role # 3 Brom Bones
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A strong, plucky, mischievous young man and major rival to Ichabod for Katrina Van Tassel. Brom Bones loves to play practical jokes, get himself into duels, and brag about his exploits. His very name reveals his brute strength and contrasts with Ichabod's spindly figure and fearful spirit.


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

Role # 4 Katrina Van Tassel
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The only daughter of Baltus Van Tassel, a wealthy Dutch farmer, who is courted by several village youths but especially by Brom Bones and Ichabod.


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Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 35
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 5 Hans Van Ripper
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An old, ill-tempered Dutch farmer, who lends Ichabod his horse, Gunpowder, so that Ichabod can ride it to attend Baltus Van Tassel's quilting frolic.


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

Role # 6 Headless Horseman
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Also known as the Galloping Hessian of the Hollow. The Dutch wives of Sleepy Hollow especially enjoy telling ghost stories about the Headless Horseman, the ghost of a Hessian trooper whose head was blown off during the Revolutionary War. As the story goes, since his death, he leaves the churchyard where his body is buried each night and gallops off in search of his head.


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 7 Storyteller
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The source, according to Knickerbocker, of the "Legend of Sleepy Hollow," which he tells at a business meeting in New York that Knickerbocker attends. When he is asked about the moral of the story, he responds with a nonsensical logical syllogism that nevertheless suggests that reality might be just as strange as the supernatural. Irving also uses the storyteller as another way to blur history and storytelling, and raise questions about both.


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

Role # 8 Baltus Van Tassel
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Father of Katrina Van Tassel, and a wealthy farmer whose estate bursts with natural and culinary abundance. Van Tassel gives his daughter a relatively high amount of independence, allowing her to choose her suitors and eventual husband of her own accord.


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

Role # 9 Major André
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A soldier in the Revolutionary War who was caught and taken prisoner by the British before being hanged. Major André is a real historical figure, but in the story he is also a ghost who haunts Sleepy Hollow.


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

Role # 10 Old Brouwer
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An inhabitant of Sleepy Hollow who never believed in ghosts—that is, until he supposedly meets the Headless Horseman while out riding one night, and upon reaching the bridge to the church, is thrown into the brook under it.


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

Role # 11 Elderly Gentleman
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An attendee at the New York business meeting who listens to the storyteller's tale, and who doubts the extent to which it's true.


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

Role # 12 Doffue Martling
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A resident of Sleepy Hollow who claims to have nearly destroyed a British ship singlehandedly during the Revolutionary War.


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