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"The Shawshank Redemption" Auditions   - Project ID # 1625780
Project Type   Live Event Submission Type   Open Call
Location   Peoria, IL Union   Non-union
Rate/Pay   n/a Release Date   07-21-21
Audition Date   07-30-21 Submission Deadline   07-29-21
Shoot Date      
Casting Category   Theatre - Non-Equity
Market(s)   Chicago, IL>St Louis, MO

When Andy Dufresne is convicted of murder and sentenced to life in the notorious Shawshank prison, he must find a way to keep himself and his hope alive by using his wits and forging friendships. Based on the novella by Stephen King, Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption brings the story of resilience made famous by the acclaimed film to the stage.

Role # 1 - Andy Dufresne Submit yourself for this role
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Described from the book: "…neat man with clever hands and gold-rimmed spectacles, his fingernails were always clipped and they were always clean." Andy is a fish out of water in a place like the Shawshank. This quiet, very intelligent, softly spoken man manages to retain his humanity and his dignity.

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Gender: Male Female
Age: from 30 to 35
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 2 - Red Submit yourself for this role
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full name Ellis Boyd Redding, Red received 35 years at the Shawshank. It took him a long time to come to terms with what he had done, he spent years wracked with guilt, but eventually his instinct for survival kicked in and by using his charms and sales technique that he learned on the outside he became the "guy who could get things." Over the years Red had learned almost every trick in the book to survive the Shank, which is why Andy is drawn to him.

Searchable talent specs:
Gender: Male
Age: from 40 to 45
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 3 - Warden Stammas Submit yourself for this role
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full name Gregory Stammas. Described in the book "…coldest eyes you ever saw. He always had a painful pursed little grin on his face...a cruel wretched cold-hearted weasel of a man." Stammas is a coward, a bully and a cheating hypocrite and will stop at nothing to get what he wants.

Searchable talent specs:
Gender: Male
Age: from 40 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 4 - Hadley Submit yourself for this role
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full name Bryan Hadley. The head prison guard at the Shank. There is not much subtlety to Hadley. He is in the pay of Stammas and is paid to watch his back at all times. Hadley isn't really aware of it but he is just as institutionalized as the cons on his landings. He would have no idea what else to do if he wasn't a guard at the Shank. It gives him a power that he could never attain anywhere else.

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Gender: Male
Age: from 40 to 45
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 5 - Bogs Diamond Submit yourself for this role
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Described in the book as "a big hulking sister with a brooding expression." He also has an interest in chess and has more of a vocabulary than most cons in the Shank. Bogs is a psychopath but he's not stupid and not without charm and humor. He is feared throughout the prison. He is jealous of Andy, sees him as a challenge and tries his best to break him.

Searchable talent specs:
Gender: Male
Age: from 35 to 40
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 6 - Brooksie Submit yourself for this role
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full name Brooks Hatlen. Tough old Con. Brooksie has been incarcerated in the Shank since the 1920s. He has a college degree and worked as a researcher for a pharmaceutical company. Poker was Brooksie's downfall. He lost everything and killed his wife and daughter in a drunken rage. He became a model prisoner in the Shank and was in charge of the library trolley. It defined who he was. He's spent 30 years in the Shank.

Searchable talent specs:
Gender: Male
Age: from 65 to 75
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 7 - Entwistle Submit yourself for this role
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full name Mert Entwistle. Part of the furniture at the Shawshank. He's a "yes-sir, no-sir, three-bags-full sir" Jobsworth. Entwistle does have a heart though, and when he can, goes easy on the cons. They know this, which makes him an easy touch—sometimes he tries to emulate Hadley and play the tough guy but he doesn't convince anyone.

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Gender: Male
Age: from 35 to 40
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 8 - Rooster Submit yourself for this role
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full name Roger Coogan. Serving two life sentences. He hails from Montgomery, Alabama. Rooster has been a drug addict all his life. The Shank has given him a status that he would never have gained on the outside. Rooster never wants to leave the Shank and glories in the fact that he's Bogs Diamond's "Sister."

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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 9 - Rico Submit yourself for this role
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full name Paul Rodriguez – Originally from Portuguese stock and grew up in Detroit. His father was a pastor and his mother a former prostitute who was "saved" by his father's church. Rico is bipolar. Married young and had seven kids. Jailed for three years for robbing a gas station. When he got out, tired his best to hold down a job, but eventually evicted from his home and before the bailiffs arrived he set it on fire and burned his whole family to death. Rico is now a born-again Christian.

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Gender: Male
Age: from 35 to 40
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 10 - Tommy Williams Submit yourself for this role
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Youngest con in the Shank and the best looking, which causes him problems with the "Sisters." He was addicted to stealing expensive cars and became quite good at it. He fell in love with Shirley, and she married him after he promised her that he would never steal another car. He went back on his word and is now doing three years in the Shank. He is a good kid at heart and is desperate to better himself and prove to Shirley that he will be a good husband and father to their baby. Andy is a father figure to him and he is helping him with his studies.

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Gender: Male
Age: from 20 to 25
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 11 - Dawkins Submit yourself for this role
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full name Jordan Dawkins. Born in Omaha, Nebraska and is serving life for the murder of his two former associates. Part of a criminal gang and tried to steal $100,000 of their money. Dawkins has a short fuse and can be prone to violence, but could be described as an ordinary decent criminal. Despite spending many months in the hold for persistent betting, he is still obsessed with gambling and will bet on anything.

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Gender: Male
Age: from 35 to 40
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 12 - Pinky Submit yourself for this role
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Minor character. Can be any age come from any corner in the USA.

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Gender: Female
Age: from 25 to 35
Ethnicity: Any -