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CASTING CALL - Wrath of the Zylons

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Wrath of the Zylons

The Zylon war has been dragging on for years. Entire systems have fallen to the destruction, and yet they keep coming. Nothing seems to be able to stop them.

The Alliance is desperate, and now a new threat has emerged. One which there seems to be no defense against.

No defense, save one.

The price they will pay for it, though, will cost them everything. And even the Doctor may find that he has to stand against those he has protected for centuries.

Has humanity’s end come? And will the Doctor be the author of it?


SegalChord Productions is a group of professional, semi-professional, and amateur actors who have been making The Doctor Who Audio Dramas since 1982. These productions are downloaded for free over the internet. We average thousands of episodes downloaded each month. (More than a million episodes have been downloaded.) If you want to get your voice heard, this is the place to do it.

We are currently holding an open casting call for voice actors for our next production, Wrath of the Zylons, a four episode audio drama.

Audition guidelines:

Please read these guidelines. They will give important information on how to correctly submit an audition. Part of your audition is to see if you can follow directions, so we do look for correctly packaged submissions.

Auditions shall be submitted either as a high-quality mp3 file (or other compressed format such as ogg, wma, etc. No wav formats please!) which we will download from your web space or sent to us through e-mail. Submit auditions to [email protected].

We are happy to pay you for some of the larger roles. The BBC doesn’t like us to do that, but this way you can list the role as a professional credit. If you want to be paid for your role, label the subject of your e-mail as DOCTOR WHO CASTING. If you wish to forgo pay, list the subject of your e-mail DOCTOR WHO AUDITION.

You must have a good quality microphone and a good sound card. Record one second of silence with the microphone turned on before beginning your lines (for noise reduction purposes). Files are to be submitted in 16-bit, 44100 Hz, 128 Kbps, mono, or as close as you can get to that. We try to be as flexible as possible. If your software doesn’t have those exact parameters, choose a higher quality rather than a lower one. If you have any questions regarding how to do any of this, please do not hesitate to ask. We know a lot of people are unfamiliar with this aspect of their computers, and we are willing to help. If your software doesn’t do mp3, choose another compressed format like wma or ogg. Do NOT send wav files. Those are insanely big.

Please label your audition file as “<Character name> – <Your name>” so we can easily figure out who belongs to what. Your name is your actual name, not your internet nick or e-mail name. Stage names are fine, but please look professional. One word names or silly names will be rejected.

VERY IMPORTANT: Be sure to “audition” your own recordings before sending them in. Many auditions are being sent back because of technical problems. (Distortion, background noise, hiss, and echo are the biggest problems.) By listening to your own sound files, you can find and correct these problems before sending them in. For some basic help in avoiding some of the more common problems, please visit out technical page at http://www.dwad.net/technical.html.

Those selected will be required to record their lines using their own equipment and submit them by a deadline, as well as be available to quickly re-record any lines deemed necessary by the director. Please do not audition if you are not able to meet this commitment. Most personal computers today are very capable of recording very good quality sound files, so there is no need for anyone to be using an expensive studio anymore except for very high-end productions.

Please note that we acknowledge all auditions and everyone who auditioned will be told whether they got the role or not. (Being actors ourselves, we always hated being kept in limbo.) So if your audition isn’t acknowledged, something happened and we didn’t receive it. If we’ve received your audition and you still haven’t received an e-mail telling you the results, you’re still in the running. If more than one week has gone by since auditions closed, you should have had an answer by then. If not, please don’t hesitate to ask. It doesn’t bother us, and sometimes it’s true that some internet black hole eats e-mail messages.

If you have any questions, please send an e-mail to [email protected]. We will be happy to assist you.

Thank you for your interest in The Doctor Who Audio Dramas. Auditioning is not hard and we are happy to give new actors the chance to develop their skills as well as typecast actors the opportunity to break out of the mold.

We look forward to working with you!

The following are the open roles for our current audition. Gender is indicated if a specific gender is required, otherwise the role is gender neutral and anyone can audition for that role. Numbers in parenthesis indicate the number of lines the character has. Please note that, while we do our best to describe characters to give you as much background to go on as we can, we do have fans who read through these audition notices, so we have to hold back to prevent spoilers from leaking out. If you need more information for a character, please feel free to ask.

In the case of child characters (both male as well as female), females should consider auditioning for these types of roles as well regardless of the character\s gender. Females have the ability to sound pre-pubesent no matter what their age, and many male child characters are voiced by females in animation.

Voice actors who have multiple voices in their repertoire are encouraged to give a sample of each in addition to their audition. We may offer you multiple roles if your voices are identifiable different from each other.

British Isle accent is preferred, though we will accept any accent. Roles which require a specific accent are noted.

If anyone has any questions, please do not hesitate in the slightest to ask. E-mail: [email protected]

Sometimes there are several unlisted roles which have only a couple of lines. For those chosen, we may assign you one of these small characters to play as well. Welcome to the world of voice acting!

Please audition for any role you would prefer. At times, we may offer you a role which you did not audition for if we feel your voice/style better suits that role. If you do not wish to be considered for roles you did not audition for, please make a note of that for us. If you do not tell us, we will consider you first for the role you auditioned for, and then for other roles if you’re preferred choices are unavailable.

Demos: Please do not send generic demos for auditions. We know how tedious it can be to do custom auditions, especially for professional actors who do a lot of auditions every day. But we need to hear you in our specific character using the equipment you intend to use if you get the role.

The following are the sides to be read for your audition. Please read only your lines. Additional lines are provided for context.

Character (Number in () is # of lines) Audition Lines Pay (if any)

AODAH – Male, 37+ years. Captain, Star Cruiser Titan’s Fist. Generic captain. Solid, understands the need for sacrifice. (3) (We hear the transmission. Captain Aodah is reporting in the unusual events.)

AODAH (V.O.): This is Captain Aodah, Star Cruiser Titan’s Fist. We encountered the Zylon star ship and engaged. We were about to destroy her when she suddenly vanished.


COMM OFFICER – Any gender, adult. Communications officer, Star Cruiser Neubauer. (16) EDWARDS: A distress signal from Rela?

COMM OFFICER: No sir. Garrison Astrometrics. The star Bethledia just went supernova.


DELACROIX – Any gender, adult. Navigator, Star Cruiser Neubauer. (8) EDWARDS: (To navigator)
Fuel status, Mr. Delacroix?

DELACROIX: As long as we don’t have to fight, we’ll make it, but we’ll be running on fumes.


DOCK OFFICER – Any gender, adult. Dock officer, Reka VI. (2)

DOCK OFFICER (V.O.) (Over comm) Welcome to Rela VI. You have been assigned Transport Bay 14, third in line. Will contact when ready to accept


EDWARDS – Female, 40+ years. Captain, Star Cruiser Neubauer. Like any other captain of a ship, plays it straight and no nonsense. (88)

(Captain EDWARDS is going over damage reports…again. Her eyes are strained from going over so many reports and she is probably nursing a headache.)

EDWARDS – Yeoman, would you ask the galley to send up some Kona coffee? If I have to drink any more of that replicated swill, I’ll jump out an airlock.


ENGINEER – Any gender, 50 years old. Commander, Galaxy Garrison. (4)

THRINT: You have successfully reconfigured the Tardis power source?

ENGINEER: As best as we’re able to tell. Truthfully, sir, it’ll either work, not work, or blow everything up.


GRIER: Male adult. Senior Overseer of Rela VI dockyards. Harried, overworked, but the job needs to be done. (9)

(Off to the side, we hear GRIER, a harried, overworked overseer in charge of the entire operation, attempting to organize the unorganizable.)

GRIER (O.S.): No, no! Those are supposed to be over at Bay 6! And that pallet of energizers needed to be on board the MountJack two centars ago!


LISENBEE – Any gender, adult. Lieutenant, First Officer, Scout Cruiser Artemis. Standard First Officer during wartime. (51) LISENBEE: All hands, rig for silent run. Pilot, best speed for waypoint.


ROSIN, KATIE – Female, Early 50’s. Rear Admiral, Galaxy Garrison. Military, comes from a military family. Distrusts the Doctor. (50)

ROSIN: Captain Edwards, I’m here with Admiral Forth. We received your initial report on the Rela star system. How many people were able to get out?


SCIENTIST – Any gender, Adult. (1)

SCIENTIST: Yes, sir.


TACTICAL – Any gender, adult. Tactical officer, Star Cruiser Neubauer (9)

EDWARDS: Tell me at least some other ships got away.

TACTICAL: Sorry, sir. If they did, we didn’t see ’em.


Slave Zylon #1, 2 – Male zylon adult. Humanoid-looking. Speaks with a rough voice. Looks at humanity as if looking at a bug. (85)

SLAVE ZYLON: You are the highest ranking soldier we have found. Your captain…Edwards…is not here.


WILLIAMS – Any gender, 50’s. Commodore, Star Bird Vesuvius. Commander of the Fifteenth Battle Group. Carries a lot of authority.

WILLIAMS: You were right not to send this info over comms. Right now, we have an advantage.


Audition closes: Sunday, January 26, 2020 at 11:59 PM PDT
Lines will be due Monday, February 24, 2020
Expected completion date: Autumn, 2020

Last updated: Wednesday, January 22, 2020
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