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The 25th Annual Putnam County, $500   - Project ID # 1631513
Project Type   Live Event Submission Type   SRN
Location   Brooklyn, NY Union   Non-union
Rate/Pay   $500.00 per n/a Release Date   01-19-22
Audition Date   Submission Deadline   01-24-22
Shoot Date      
Casting Category   Theatre - Non-Equity
Market(s)   New York City, NY>Philadelphia, PA

THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE


A neuro-inclusive theater company in New York City, is auditioning for their upcoming neuro-diverse production of THE 25th ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE.

Committed to increasing representation for neuro-diverse artists in the arts as well as accessibility, opportunity, and advancement for those historically marginalized on behalf of their race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, and or disability. We strongly encourage individuals of color, female-identifying candidates, members of the LGBTQIA+ community, and members of the disabled and neuro-diverse community to apply.

Role # 1 - Olive Ostrovsky Submit yourself for this role
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
Mezzo-Soprano. A young newcomer to competitive spelling. Her mother is in an ashram in India, and her father is working late, as usual, but he is trying to come sometime during the bee. She made friends with her dictionary at a very young age, helping her to make it to the competition.

Searchable talent specs:
Gender: Female
Age: from 8 to 17
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 2 - William Morris Submit yourself for this role
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
Tenor. A Putnam County Spelling Bee finalist last year, he was eliminated because of an allergic reaction to peanuts. His famous "Magic Foot" method of spelling has boosted him to spelling glory, even though he only has one working nostril and a touchy personality. He has an often-mispronounced last name: it is Bar-FAY, not BARF-ee ("there's an accent aigu, he explains with some hostility). He develops a crush on Olive.

Searchable talent specs:
Gender: Male
Age: from 8 to 17
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 3 - Logainne "Schwarzy" Submit yourself for this role
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
Mezzo-Soprano. Logainne is the youngest and most politically aware speller, often making comments about current political figures, with two overbearing gay fathers pushing her to win at any cost. She is somewhat of a neat freak, speaks with a lisp, and knows she'll return to the bee next year.

Searchable talent specs:
Gender: Female
Age: from 8 to 17
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 4 - Marcy Park Submit yourself for this role
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
Mezzo-Soprano. A recent transfer from Virginia, Marcy placed ninth in last year's nationals. She speaks six languages, is a member of all-American hockey, a championship rugby player, plays Chopin and Mozart on multiple instruments, sleeps only three hours a night, and is getting very tired of always winning. She is a total over-achiever, and attends a Catholic school called "Our Lady of Intermittent Sorrows." She is also not allowed to cry.

Searchable talent specs:
Gender: Female
Age: from 8 to 17
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 5 - Leaf Coneybear Submit yourself for this role
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
Tenor. A homeschooler and the second runner-up in his district. Leaf comes from a large family of former hippies and makes his own clothes. He spells words correctly while in a trance. In his song, "I'm Not That Smart", he sings that his family thinks he is "not that smart," but he insinuates that he is merely easily distracted.

Searchable talent specs:
Gender: Male
Age: from 8 to 17
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 6 - Charlito Tolentino Submit yourself for this role
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
Tenor. A Boy Scout and champion of the Twenty-Fourth Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, he returns to defend his title. Relatively social and athletic, as he plays little league, Chip expects things to come easily but he finds puberty hitting at an inopportune moment.

Searchable talent specs:
Gender: Male
Age: from 8 to 17
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 7 - Rona Lisa Peretti Submit yourself for this role
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
Mezzo-Soprano. All genders.The number-one realtor in Putnam County, a former Putnam County Spelling Bee Champion herself, and returning moderator. She is a sweet woman who loves children, but she can be very stern when it comes to dealing with Vice Principal Panch, who has feelings for her that she most likely does not return. Ms. Peretti herself won the Third Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee by spelling the word "syzygy".

Searchable talent specs:
Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 8 - Douglas Panch Submit yourself for this role
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
NON SINGING ROLE. All genders. After five years' absence from the Bee, Panch returns as judge. There was an "incident" at the Twentieth Annual Bee, but he claims to be in "a better place" now (or so we think), thanks to a high-fiber diet and Jungian analysis. He is infatuated with Rona Lisa Peretti, but she does not return his affections.

Searchable talent specs:
Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 9 - Michelle Mahoney Submit yourself for this role
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
Tenor. The Official Comfort Counselor. An ex-convict, Mitch is performing his community service with the Bee, and hands out juice boxes to losing students. Can be male or female identifying.

Searchable talent specs:
Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 10 - Carl's Dad Submit yourself for this role
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
Schwarzy's main trainer, the more intense and competitive of Schwarzy's fathers. Normally played by actor playing Leaf.

Searchable talent specs:
Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 11 - Dan's Dad Submit yourself for this role
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
The more laid back and ineffectual of Schwarzy's fathers. Normally played by the actor playing Mitch.

Searchable talent specs:
Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 12 - Jesus Christ Submit yourself for this role
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
Deity invoked by a speller in need. Normally played by the actor playing Chip.

Searchable talent specs:
Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 13 - Family Submit yourself for this role
Seeking 5 talent(s) for this role
Leaf's Mom, Dad, And Siblings: All more academically gifted than Leaf, they are even more surprised than he is by his success. Normally played by the spellers and audience volunteers as indicated in the script.

Searchable talent specs:
Gender: Male Female
Age: from 10 to 50
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 14 - Olive's Dad Submit yourself for this role
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
A fantasy version of Olive's dad coming to the bee from work. Normally played by the actor playing Mitch.

Searchable talent specs:
Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 15 - Olive's Mom Submit yourself for this role
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
A fantasy version of Olive's mom at her Ashram in India. Normally played by the actor playing Rona.

Searchable talent specs:
Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -