Northern Stage Company
White River Junction, VT
$739/wk. (LORT D)
Playwright: Brenda Withers
Artistic Director: Carol Dunne
Director: Jess Chayes
Casting Office: Koppel Casting
Casting Director: Karie Koppel (viewing auditions)
First Rehearsal: March 30, 2021
Runs: April 14 - May 2, 2021
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.
Equity actors for roles in MUD SEASON MYSTERY: THE LODGER (see breakdown). No roles will be understudied.
Please Note: Actors will rehearse and perform remotely from their homes over Zoom. Performances will be presented to a live Zoom audience. Actors must have access to a secure internet connection.
This will be an interactive experience with the audience. Actors should be comfortable with at least some mild improvisation.
It's 1920's London and a murderer is on the loose, killing innocent young women. Daisy, an aspiring young actress and her aunt, struggling to make ends meet, take in a mysterious lodger. Will the murderer be caught before it is too late?
[RONNIE] - (Any Ethnicity, Any Gender, 20's-40's) Our host for the evening. An obsessive present- day mystery devotee and aspiring podcast host. A fountain of information. Someone who is not afraid to ask the hard (or awkward) questions. Must feel comfortable improvising banter with the
audience. Non-binary and trans actors particularly encouraged to submit for this role.
[DAISY] - (Female, Any Ethnicity, Mid 20's to mid 30's) British. Speaks with an RP accent. An ingenue in 1920s London. Smart, opinionated, and a consummate showgirl. Needs to feel comfortable with cabaret-style singing and dancing. Should also be comfortable with some light improvisation. Actresses who are unconventional for an ingenue role particularly encouraged to submit.
[MRS. B] - (Female, Any Ethnicity, 50's-60's) British. Speaks with an RP accent. Daisy’s aunt. Kind, cautious, slightly daffy. Poverty and fear for her niece's safety lead her to open up her house to lodgers in 1920s London. Should be comfortable with some light improvisation.
[MR. SLEIGH] - (Male, White, 40's to 50's) British. Speaks with an RP accent. Our titular lodger, who comes to live with Mrs. B & Daisy. Odd. Sensitive. Usually acts like a gentleman but prone to bouts of religious fervor. Has an air of mystery about him.
[JOE CHANDLER] - (Male, Any Ethnicity, 30's) British. Speaks with a Cockney accent. An affable, but entirely over-eager detective in 1920s London. Takes a particular interest in Daisy and her well being. Dedicated to his profession and willing to do what is necessary to catch the killer, even if that means using unconventional methods.
Please select one of the provided sides at https://bit.ly/3rEjhs8 for the role you are auditioning for. Your video should include a slate of your name, height, role you are auditioning for, and current location. Please attach a current picture and resume with contact information to the email you send along with your video submission. Use subject: ATTN: Mud Season Mystery Role of _________