The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night Time - Equity Video Submissions (Deadline: 10.04.22) | Playbill

The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night Time - Equity Video Submissions (Deadline: 10.04.22)

CATEGORY: Performer

Franklin Performing Arts Company, Inc.
Franklin, MA

Job Details



$300 weekly minimum (SPT 1)

Viewing auditions:
Raye Lynn Mercer/Artistic Director
Nick Paone/Director

First Rehearsal: Nov 7 2022
Opening: Nov 18 2022
Closing: Nov 20 2022


Fully vaccinated company. Proof of vaccination is required.

Rehearsals and performances will take palce at THE BLACK BOX, 15 West Central St. Frankin, MA

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 THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT TIME (see breakdown).

Local actors encouraged to submit.


Teens. English accent. Any ethnicity. Comfortable interacting with animals. An English teenager who is an outsider due to his unique perception of the world, which he sees in surprising and revealing ways. He notices things in minute detail yet has difficulty understanding social and emotional cues and difficulty empathizing with others. This lack of understanding often makes the world seem frustrating and frightening to him, and he can become agitated and even violent when he has to deal with too many overwhelming external stimuli. Incredibly intelligent but shy and mistrusting of strangers, Christopher feels things deeply but doesn’t know how to express or articulate them. He has a brilliant mind, can be fixated on certain topics, and thinks in a highly logical way, which makes him excel in math and science, but because he perceives language literally, he does not understand sarcasm or metaphors. Neurodivergent actors are encouraged to submit.

ED BOONE / OTHERS: Late 30s - Early 50s. English accents appropriate to working middle class. Any ethnicity. Christopher’s father. 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, gruff, and brusque, he is unable to convey his emotions and feelings but loves his son deeply. He is a good man but there is a lot on Ed’s shoulders when he first enters the play – in pain and near breaking point, though he does not openly express it. He has trouble communicating with Christopher, who often frustrates him. And though he’s naturally practical and much more patient in dealing with Christopher than Judy, a difficult situation can make him lose it, sometimes violently. A plumber and heating engineer by trade, naturally good with his hands.

Late 30s - 50. English accents appropriate to working middle class. Any ethnicity. Christopher’s mother, she is 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. She has had a hard life and had to fight for things, which she is ready to do, as she is feisty and doesn’t take anything lying down. Loving, yet impatient, she has felt very alone in her situation with Christopher and it frustrates her to a point of absolute desperation. She wishes she knew how to truly reach and care for Christopher. Independent, lonely and proud, she doesn’t easily ask for help and has never had the proper social resources to help her.

SIOBHAN / OTHERS: Late 20s - 40s. English, Irish, Welsh, or Scottish accent. Any ethnicity. Christopher’s teacher and mentor, she is the only person in Christopher’s life with an understanding of his situation. She strives to teach Christopher how society works and how to behave within its guidelines. Constantly negotiating around Christopher’s anger, she is professional, warm, caring, calm, gentle and self-possessed and also sensitive to his strained relationship with his father. She often serves as the narrator of Christopher’s story and of his feelings.

MRS. SHEARS/MRS. GASCOYNE/OTHERS: Late 30s - 50. English accents appropriate to class. Any ethnicity. MRS SHEARS: Roger’s ex-wife and Christopher’s neighbor, she is 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, haggard. It is her dog, Wellington that was found killed in the night. MRS

GASCOYNE: The headmistress of the school for “special needs” children that Christopher attends. Condescending and lacking in sensitivity, nuance, and imagination.

ROGER SHEARS/DUTY SERGEANT/OTHERS: Late 30s - 50. English accents appropriate to class. Any ethnicity. Strong, fit and agile. ROGER SHEARS: 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. DUTY SERGEANT: A local Swindon desk sergeant (policeman) who releases Christopher to Ed’s custody after Christopher’s been arrested. Firm, experienced, tough but fair-minded.

MRS. ALEXANDER/OTHERS: Mid 60s – 70’s. English accents appropriate to class. Any ethnicity. 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.

REVEREND PETERS/STATION POLICEMAN/OTHERS: 40s-50s. English accents appropriate to class. Any ethnicity. REVEREND PETERS: A vicar, pleasant enough, tries to answer Christopher ’ s questions about religion and is later tasked with supervising Christopher during a test. STATION POLICEMAN: A Swindon policeman who gets stuck on a train to London while trying to convince Christopher to get off the train. Easily outsmarted by Christopher.

POLICEMAN/MR. THOMPSON/MAN WITH SOCKS/OTHERS: 20s – Early 30s. English accents appropriate to class. Any ethnicity. POLICEMAN: A Swindon policeman who arrests Christopher after Christopher hits him while being questioned about the death of Wellington, the dog. He has no patience or understanding of Christopher’s way of thinking. MR. THOMPSON: A neighbor that Christopher interviews during his investigation of who killed Wellington, the dog. Doesn’t have patience for Christopher’s line of questioning. MAN WITH SOCKS: A guy waiting for the tube in London who suddenly has to help convince Christopher to get up from the train tracks.

NO. 40/INFORMATION/PUNK GIRL/OTHERS: 20s – Early 30s. English accents appropriate to class. Any ethnicity. strong, fit and agile. NO. 40: A woman who is a neighbor of Christopher’s who he interviews during his investigation of who killed Wellington the dog. She tries to gently suggest to Christopher that he should talk to his father before asking these questions. INFORMATION: A busy information clerk in a London Railroad Station who Christopher asks for directions. PUNK GIRL: A young woman in the tube station who tries to help Christopher.

Slate with name, title of show and role for which you are submitting, and your city of residence. Prepare a monologue or the sides found at: . Email your headshot/resume and video submission with the subject line: Title of show and Role you are submitting for with Unlisted You Tube or Vimeo Link.

Deadline: 10/04/2022

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SPT $300 weekly minimum (SPT 1)




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