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"Sense & Sensibility" Audition in Ohio-Cleveland, OH - Casting ID # 1611418
Project Type Live Event Submission Type Open Call
Location Cleveland, OH Union Non-union
Rate/Pay n/a Release Date 03-05-20
Audition Date 08-09-20 Submission deadline 08-08-20
Casting Category Theatre - Non-Equity
A playful new adaptation of Jane Austen's beloved novel follows the fortunes (and misfortunes) of the Dashwood sisters - sensible Elinor and hypersensitive Marianne - after their father's sudden death leaves them financially destitute and socially vulnerable. Set in gossipy late 18th-century England, with a fresh female voice, the play is full of humor, emotional depth, and bold theatricality. Sense and Sensibility examines our reactions, both reasonable and ridiculous, to societal pressures. When reputation is everything, how do you follow your heart?

Role # 1 Elinor Dashwood
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

The eldest sister, Elinor represents \"sense\" in this story. She is her mother\'s counselor; she is cautious when she falls in love, but loves sincerely, and is deeply devoted to her younger sister, Marianne. She is deeply in love with Edward Ferrars.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 20 to 25
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 2 Marianne Dashwood
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Middle sister Marianne is overly-sensitive, emotional and clever, but eager in everything; her sorrows, her joys, could have no moderation. Sings and plays the piano. Deeply in love with John Willoughby.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 23
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 3 Margaret Dashwood
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

The youngest sister, Margaret is just as romantic and silly as her mother and Marianne, and will no doubt continue to be so as she grows up. She loves intervening in the matters of grownups, and she can't wait to be one herself.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 10 to 14
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 4 Mrs. Dashwood
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Mother/widow. She had a husband to take care of her, then a practical daughter to take up the mantle of responsibility. She is a pretty good mom when it comes to coddling her daughters, but overall, she's not the most pragmatic of ladies. Mrs. Dashwood is kind of a grown-up version of Marianne and is inclined to follow her heart.


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 5 Edward Ferrars
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

He has been bullied and domineered by his family members since he was a child, so he isn't in total control of his life. Edward did once (secretly) disobey Mummy Dearest, and is now living to regret it; he secretly got engaged to Lucy Steele at a young and impressionable age, and now, years later, he's stuck in the dreaded clutches of yet another controlling, manipulative, and not very nice woman. Edward isn't just a weak-willed, namby-pamby pushover. He is a really good, kind, sensitive guy, and his pensive nature is a natural match for Elinor's own.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 20 to 25
Ethnicity: Any -

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

He is much older than the Dashwood sisters and is smitten with Marianne at first sight. He's dignified and well-to-do, a sensitive soul, even though his exterior seems unflappable and even rather remote. His quiet persona hides a deeply intellectual inner self. Colonel Brandon is also by far the character with the most significant emotional trauma to deal with, which he manages to do in an admirably mature, applause-worthy fashion. He's the ultimate combination of feeling and logic and comes off as the only real grownup in this whole cast of characters.


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 7 John Willoughby
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

On his first appearance, Willoughby appears to be the romantic hero of the story; however, he soon reveals his malicious traits. Handsome, charming and seemingly gallant manners. Attracted to Marianne, he pays her great attention until he is finds a richer/more attractive lady. He is definitely a player of people's hearts. (Actor must be able to carry an adult female actor)


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 20 to 25
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 8 Gossips
Seeking 6 talent(s) for this role

4 - 6 in total, a chorus of high-society creatures that will also play other various characters, assist with scene transfers, dance, sing (no special talent necessary), laugh and help keep the fun going.


Searchable talent specs :

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