Casting Call – The 13th Hour
“THE ROCK AND THE GHOST”
Deadline: July 1, 2014
We are looking for volunteer voice actors (this is a NON-PAID, VOLUNTEER ONLY gig) to voice parts in upcoming productions. The most recent show, “The Rock and The Ghost,” is the first in a series of short stories written by young and aspiring writers as part of the Poudre River Public Library District’s Short, Short Spooky Story Contest.
Giant Gnome Productions, in a special partnership with the Poudre River Public Library District, will be adapting and producing the short stories into audio dramas and releasing them as part of our 13th Hour Anthology.
Remember, this is a non-paid, volunteer-only production. If you would like to submit an audition, please follow the guidelines below. Thank you, and happy recording!
- For this production, please use only the audition lines below.
- Auditions will only be accepted in CD QUALITY .WAV or 192 kbps .MP3 format.
- Please make sure there are no pops, hisses, scratches, etc. in your recording.
- The quality of recording will have an impact on whether you are cast or not.
- The auditions for this production will end: July 1, 2014 for all roles.
- We will accept reâ€auditions on a case-by-case basis. Please put your best effort forward.
- Please send all auditions and questions to: firstname.lastname@example.org
- PLEASE — Label the audition files like this: CHARACTERNAME_YOURNAME.MP3/WAV
- If you submit more than one audition, please send them in a zip file.
- BETTY: A young girl, 9â€10 years old, kind of a tomâ€boy
- MARGIE: A young girl, 9â€10 years old, Bettyâ€™s best friend, kind of a tomâ€boy.
- MRS. GEHEARD: A frightening and scary female witch
- BOBBY: A young boy 11â€12 years old, Bettyâ€™s older brother
- CLINT: A young boy, 11â€12 years old, Bobbyâ€™s best friend
- BETTYâ€™S MOM: A woman in her midâ€late 30s.
- OFFICER JONES: Adult, male or female
- THE GRAVEDIGGER: In addition,to this particular scriptâ€™s cast, we are recasting the ongoing role of The Gravedigger. The Gravedigger will be the one who helps introduce each episode of The 13th Hour. The Gravedigger is your stereotypical olde English cemetery worker responsible for digging graves prior to funeral services. In our tales, the Gravedigger enters the cemetery at The 13th Hour where he meets his old friend, The Timekeeper. The Gravedigger is male, 40s-60s-ish sounding in age, a grizzled, low-paid professional careerist who takes pride in his work in the dark, misty, creepy cemetery. In fact, he’s probably dug most of the graves in the cemetery. He’s heard many a story and loves a good, dark tale.
- Line 1: I know. What do two cowboys have to do to get some Halloween candy in this old town?
- Line 2: No way. Not good enough for those hombres, pardner. Check out that big rock. We will let them KNOW that we are HERE. They won’t ignore THIS! (NOTE: You are throwing a very heavy rock…so make it sound like you are!)
- Line 1: Itâ€™s so unfair. Just because we are 10 weâ€™re â€œnot old enoughâ€ to go across the railroad tracks into downtown.
- Line 2: Ugh. Letâ€™s head back. If we beat them home, we can just say we ate most of ours already.
- MRS. GEHEARD:
- Line 1: [CACKLE, SCREAM LIKE A WITCH] Run! Run! As fast as you can!
- Line 1: Not ghosts, stupid. Itâ€™s your brother, Bobby.
- Line 2: Uh huh. Next youâ€™ll be telling me Superman is flying around!
- Line 1: I say we take some of this cow GIRLâ€™s loot for that dummy comment.
- Line 2: Yeah, no such things as ghosts. Letâ€™s go, Bobby. I smell candy in need of wrangling.
- BETTYâ€™S MOM:
- Line 1: [ON THE PHONE] No, Phyllis, Clint isnâ€™t over here, but Margie is. Is Bobby over there with you? [PAUSE] No, Bobby didn’t come home last night either. [PAUSE] No, I haven’t heard anything either. [ PAUSE] Ok. I’ll call the police station next and let you know what I hear.
- Line 2: [VERY RELIEVED] Thank goodness!
- OFFICER JONES:
- Line 1:No,maâ€™am. Iâ€™m officer Jones with the Police Department.
- Line 2: Thatâ€¦uhâ€¦might be difficult. The boys took it on themselves to â€œtrickâ€ the Parkers. Mrs. Parker saw the boys running away toward the funeral home…and nobody else saw anything more of them until this morning.
- THE GRAVEDIGGER:
- Line 1: Sleep sound there, friends. Enjoy the night that never ends. Neither King nor Queen nor Beggar on the street can postpone the date when death they meet. Rest your weary heads and pine for your dance among the firefly.
- Line 2: I doubt it. But weâ€™ll see. You keep up your end and Iâ€™ll keep up mine.
- Line 3: (STARTLED, THEN CALM)You have a certain way of sneaking up on people. Iâ€™d say a little warning would be nice, but…
- Line 4: I know, I know. You donâ€™t make the rules, you just enforce ’em. Still, rules are made for breaking.
Good luck and happy recording!!