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virtual Auditions:

Submission deadline: OCTOBER 30, 2021

Due to COVID-19, all auditions will be online video submissions. You can submit your application by using the form below, or by emailing your audition materials to casting@artshhi.com with the subject line: CURIOUS INCIDENT, [YOUR NAME] .

Performance Timeline

  • 1st Rehearsal: January 11, 2022
  • Preview: February 2, 2022
  • Opening: February 4, 2022
  • Closing: February 20, 2022

Video Instructions

  • Please use the sides provided below for your video audition. A video reel is not sufficient.
  • Shoot from waist up.
  • Set up your phone/device in landscape orientation, not portrait.
  • Use sufficient lighting (non-incandescent, bright-white lighting with some diffusion is recommended).
  • Sound should be clear and audible. An external mic (e.g: Lavalier) to eliminate background noise is advised.
  • Make sure the background of your video is clean. Avoid busy and/or dark backgrounds that could distract the viewer/listener.
  • Full body slate with name (If you're auditioning for Christopher and you have a lived experience with neurodivergence, please mention this at end of slate).
  • For the roles with multiple characters: focus on making distinct choices to differentiate the characters. We are looking for range.
  • (Optional) Submit two takes to show different choices. Please edit together takes so they are one file.

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Elf The Musical
FEB 2 – FEB 20
Directed by Whitaker Gannon who recently directed RED at the Arts Center.
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Directed by Whitaker Gannon who recently Assistant Directed the smash-hit Neil Simon's Rumors at the Arts Center.

Equity’s contracts prohibit discrimination. Equity is committed to diversity and encourages all its employers to engage in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, Equity encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to submit.  The Arts Center of Coastal Carolina does not believe in discrimination based on race, color, creed, gender, national origin, veteran status, sexual orientation, age, or disability.

Actors must be available for all rehearsals and performances. A monitor is not provided.

Available roles

Christopher Boone

Male Identifying (15 - 21)

This Role Has Been Cast

  • Vocal Range:

We are actively seeking submissions from neurodivergent actors for this role. All ethnicities, BIPOC actors encouraged to submit. English accent. Must be able to play teens. A British teenager who is an outsider due to his unique perception of the world. He has a brilliant mind, can be fixated on certain topics, and thinks in a highly logical way. He notices things in minute detail around him, yet has difficulty understanding social and emotional cues. This lack of understanding often makes the world seem frustrating and frightening to him, and he can lose control when he has to deal with too many overwhelming external stimuli. Christopher feels things deeply but struggles know how to express or articulate them. His behavior suggests he is probably on the autism spectrum, though it is not explicitly mentioned in the script.

Ed Boone

Male-identifying (30 - 55)

This Role Has Been Cast

  • Vocal Range:

All ethnicities, BIPOC actors encouraged to submit. English accent appropriate to working middle class. Christopher’s father, and a plumber and heating engineer by trade. He is estranged from his wife, Judy, and struggling as a single parent trying to raise his son the best he can. A working class man. Proud and brusque, he loves his son deeply, but he does not openly express it often and struggles to cope with the pressures in his life. And though he’s much more practical and patient in dealing with Christopher than Judy, he is easily frustrated when trying to communicate with Christopher and a difficult situation can make him lose it, sometimes violently.

Judy

Female-identifying (30 - 55)

This Role Has Been Cast

  • Vocal Range:

All ethnicities, BIPOC actors are encouraged to submit. English accent appropriate to working middle class. Christopher’s mother, estranged from her husband, Ed, after having an affair with her neighbor Roger. She works as a secretary and is a working class woman with a tough exterior who has no support system to raise her son and blames herself for her inability to cope with him effectively. Loving, yet impatient, she has felt very alone in her situation with Christopher and it frustrates her to a point of absolute desperation. Independent, lonely and proud, she doesn’t easily ask for help and has never had the proper social resources to help her.

Mrs. Alexander / Others

All Genders (60 - 79)

This Role Has Been Cast

  • Vocal Range:

All ethnicities, BIPOC actors are encouraged to submit. English accents appropriate to class. One of Christopher’s neighbors who has probably lived in Swindon her entire life. May be middle class or middle working class. She is a lonely older woman without a lot of means. She is kind, and so hungry for a connection with Christopher that she tries to help him and ultimately reveals information to him about his mother that he did not know.

Mrs. Shears / Mrs. Gascoyne / Others

Female-identifying (30 - 55)

This Role Has Been Cast

  • Vocal Range:

All ethnicities, BIPOC actors are encouraged to submit. English accents appropriate to class. Mrs. Shears is Roger’s ex-wife and Christopher’s neighbor, rough around the edges. She is furious at the world as a result of being betrayed and abandoned by her husband. Worn out by life, disappointed. It is her dog, Wellington, that was found killed in the night. Mrs. Gascoyne is the headmistress of the school for “special needs” children that Christopher attends. Condescending and lacking in sensitivity, nuance and imagination.

No. 40 / Information / Punk Girl / Others

All genders (20 - 35)

This Role Has Been Cast

  • Vocal Range:

All ethnicities, BIPOC actors are encouraged to submit. English accents appropriate to class. No. 40 is a woman who is a neighbor of Christopher’s who he interviews during his investigation of who killed Wellington. She tries to gently suggest to Christopher that he should talk to his father before asking these questions. Information is a busy information clerk in a London Railroad Station who Christopher asks for directions. Punk Girl is a young woman in the tube station who tries to help Christopher. Actor must be athletic and able to move well.

Policeman One / Mr. Thompson / Man with Socks / Others

All genders (20 - 35)

This Role Has Been Cast

  • Vocal Range:

All ethnicities, BIPOC actors are encouraged to submit. English accents appropriate to class. The Policeman is a Swindon policeman who arrests Christopher after Christopher hits him while being questioned about the death of Wellington. He has no patience or understanding of Christopher’s way of thinking. Mr. Thompson is a neighbor that Christopher interviews during his investigation of who killed Wellington, the dog. Doesn’t have patience for Christopher’s line of questioning. The Man with Socks is a guy waiting for the tube in London who suddenly has to help convince Christopher to get up from the train tracks. Actor must be athletic and able to move well.

Reverend Peters / Rhodri / Station Policeman / Others

All genders (40 - 59)

This Role Has Been Cast

  • Vocal Range:

All ethnicities, BIPOC actors are encouraged to submit. English accents appropriate to class. Reverend Peters is a vicar, pleasant enough, tries to answer Christopher’s questions about religion and is later tasked with supervising Christopher during a test. The Station Policeman gets stuck on a train to London while trying to convince Christopher to get off the train. Easily outsmarted by Christopher. Actor must be athletic and able to move well.

Roger Shears / Deputy Sergeant / Others

Male-identifying (30 - 55)

This Role Has Been Cast

  • Vocal Range:

All ethnicities, BIPOC actors are encouraged to submit. English accents appropriate to class. Roger Shears is Mrs. Shears ex-husband. A middle class man who works at a bank. Has left his wife as a result of his relationship with Judy, which not built on sturdy ground. Doesn’t have a clue or any interest in understanding Christopher. The Duty Sergeant is a local Swindon desk sergeant (policeman) who releases Christopher to Ed’s custody after Christopher’s been arrested. Firm, experienced, tough but fair-minded. Actor must be athletic and able to move well.

Siobhan

Female-identifying (20 - 35)

This Role Has Been Cast

  • Vocal Range:

All ethnicities, BIPOC actors are encouraged to submit. English, Irish, Welsh or Scottish accent. Christopher’s teacher and mentor, she is the only person in Christopher’s life with a consistent understanding of his situation. She strives to teach Christopher how society works and how to behave within its guidelines. Constantly negotiating around Christopher’s unpredictable temperament, she is professional, warm, caring, calm, gentle and self-possessed, and also sensitive to his strained relationship with his family. She often serves as the narrator of Christopher’s story and of his feelings.

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