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WCP/BHCT is committed to a policy of open auditions. Our success depends on the full participation of talented and committed people, regardless of their race, creed, color, age, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law. Scripts will be available for a week-long perusal with a $10 deposit. Please stop by the WCP/BHCT Walker Building during normal business hours (Tuesday-Friday, 11am-5pm) to pick up a script.

Black Hawk Children’s Theatre Announces Auditions for 

‘The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane’ 

Adapted By: Dwayne Hartford

Directed By: Samuel Card

Audition Dates                                                                           Production Dates

Sunday, February 12th @  2:00 PM                                     April 28 -May 6, 2023

Monday, February 13th @ 6:30 PM

 

Characters

THE TRAVELER: The storyteller who portrays Pellegrina, Society Lady, Martin, Margory, Lolly, Jack, the Watchman, the Old Lady, Crow Pellegrina, Marlene, Lucius Clark. Has the ability to distinguish a variety of different, fully realized characters. Any gender; plays predominantly female-identifying characters. Age 16-Adult. 

 

THE WOMAN: Portrays Abilene, Nellie, Lucy the dog, various other hobos, Star 1, Sarah Ruth, Neal, the Old Doll, the Shopper. Has the ability to distinguish a variety of different, fully realized characters. Any gender; plays predominantly female-identifying characters. Age 13-Adult. 

 

THE MUSICIAN: Plays guitar and is the voice of Edward’s thoughts and emotions. Ideally has the ability to play guitar. Any gender; voices a male-identifying character.  Age 13- Adult.

 

THE MAN: Portrays  Abilene’s Father, Amos, Lawrence, Bull, various hobos, Bryce, Star 2,. Plays harmonica and perhaps other instruments. Ideally has the ability to play or learn harmonica and/or other various instruments as needed. Has the ability to distinguish a variety of different, fully realized characters. Any gender, plays predominantly male-identifying characters. Age 15-Adult.

Play Synopsis

Based on the award-winning novel by Kate DiCamillo, this story follows Edward Tulane, an expensive toy rabbit made of china. Edward is loved by a little girl named Abilene, but he is most concerned for himself and his own vanity. He lives a pleasant life until he is tragically separated from the little girl. So begins an incredible journey spanning multiple decades, a life-altering journey which Edward has no control over, for he is a toy rabbit. He cannot move nor speak. As years go by, Edward meets many different people in many situations. Through his journey, Edward learns what it is to love, to lose love, and how to find the courage to love again. A beautiful tale of loss, recovery, compassion, and the path to self-discovery.

 

Content Notice

Actors will be exposed to content that is heavier in nature than may initially be anticipated. The play references abuse, poverty, grief, and loss. If cast, actors, and parents, should be prepared to explore these themes with a mature mindset and willingness to relate the material back to their individual self. 

 

Additional Information

Auditions will be held in the WCP/BHCT Walker Building at 224 Commercial Street in Waterloo. Interested individuals need only attend one audition session. Neither experience nor membership is required to audition. 

 

WCP/BHCT is committed to a policy of open auditions. Our success depends on the full participation of talented people, regardless of their race, creed, color, age, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.  

 

Scripts will be available for a week-long perusal with a $10 deposit. Please stop by the WCP/BHCT Walker Building during normal business hours (Monday-Friday, 11am-4pm) to pick up a script. 

 

Please contact us at 319-235-0367 or anita.ross@wcpbhct.org if you have any questions or concerns. If you’d like to reach Sam, the director, you can reach him directly at cardsamuel92@gmail.com

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