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Project Title: The Ronin: The Hare's Story
Auditions Deadline: Thursday, August, 20 2020 [ 11:59pm PST ]
Format: Audio
Category: Audio Book/Play
Classification: Original (non-licensed)
Franchise:
Offering: None
Audio Format: mp3
Contact Details:
Status: Closed
Public Auditions: Yes [ Yes means the public is welcome to listen to auditions submitted to this project ]
Characters: 8 [ number of characters available for audition ]
Auditions Submitted: 76
Views: 1350
Owner: Ironwood_Productions
Date Created: July 28 2020
Description:
Hi, so let's start with the premise of The Ronin. The Ronin takes place in Edo period Japan and follows various, ronin who seek to kill the new emperor. The story takes part through the perspectives and lives of other characters.

The characters are categorized by reoccurring, characters who are much more central to the story; slightly reoccurring, characters who have lines far and few between; and one-offs, who are simply there for the singular chapter. I hope that if you get one of the slightly reoccurring characters in the future you might be asked again and reoccurring will almost certainly be asked for again, being main characters at some point. If you are chosen, or even if not, feel free to ask any questions about characterization or tonal suggestions.

There's also the matter of payment of which... I have no means of compensation as the work will be made public and sending you a copy would be redundant. I intend to make The Ronin profitable at some point and payment can be discussed then with everyone who has played a role. This is Ironwood's first project like this and so I hope that we can work together in the future if this is a success with a more guaranteed payment. Apologies if this is non-negotiable but, I then wish you the best of luck in the future.

Finally, let's discuss The Hare's story, heavily paraphrased. The Hare is a young Onna-bugeisha, female samurai, who has never learned the first thing about fighting with a sword. Instead, The Hare relies on using a tanegashima, a matchlock rifle, which her father specialized in smithing. Seeking to avenge her father's death he mission is threatened by the new Emperor's order. She decides to embark on a journey to recruit another ronin named The Deer in Kaga to assist her siege. -that's a generalization of it.

If you feel like reading the first three chapters this is on feel free to read, comment, and ask any questions:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1tr5_uD1hM7W8LKoC9yL_o_mK98Dabq_5bv_YhKJnPQM/edit

CAST ROLES

jaaddess
jaaddess (Reoccurring) The Hare/Uchikina Usagi (Reoccurring) The Hare/Uchikina Usagi
Burnwitch
Burnwitch (Reoccuring) The Dragon/Tatsuo Hamamoto (Reoccuring) The Dragon/Tatsuo Hamamoto
D.Carter
D.Carter (Reoccurring) The Deer/Gin Otanashi (Reoccurring) The Deer/Gin Otanashi
jmenger
jmenger (Reoccuring) The Elephant (Reoccuring) The Elephant
DToutant65
DToutant65 (slight reoccuring) The Boar/ Nomin Umare (slight reoccuring) The Boar/ Nomin Umare
ZenCarriere
ZenCarriere (slight reoccuring) Oyama (slight reoccuring) Oyama
IvenAvo
IvenAvo (slight reoccuring) The Emperor's assistant (slight reoccuring) The Emperor's assistant
Dylan Nix
Dylan Nix (One off) Sone Gina (One off) Sone Gina

CHARACTERS AVAILABLE FOR AUDITION

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(Reoccurring) The Hare/Uchikina Usagi



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Name: (Reoccurring) The Hare/Uchikina Usagi
Gender: Female
Age: Young Adult
Characteristics/Notes:
She is naive and young having been forced into the life of a samurai rather than ever pursuing it. Her ability to fight using her tanegashima in unparalleled and as such she sometimes scoffs at her elders.

Tone: Young naive and often condescending
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Audition Lines:
Line 1:
"(cocky or condescending) You presume I will not align myself with the Emperor, Elephant."
Line 2:
"(battle cry/rally) Men, show those under the banner of swine we are nothing to scoff at!""
Line 3:
"(Subtle Lie) Of course, Oyama. You are the only one I would trust working along with me in that position."

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EllieMay
on Jul 29 2020

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katiemagic
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JFOfficial
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QuantumMusique
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Hayley Craig
on Aug 11 2020
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JackieRose
on Aug 15 2020
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mrorah
on Aug 18 2020
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Alyssakera
on Aug 18 2020
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jaaddess
on Aug 19 2020

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NyandyVA
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Shiyu
on Aug 20 2020
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(Reoccuring) The Dragon/Tatsuo Hamamoto



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Name: (Reoccuring) The Dragon/Tatsuo Hamamoto
Gender: Male
Age: Adult
Characteristics/Notes:
Tone: A gravely calm voice, it can be deep but not exaggeratedly so.

The new emperor of Japan, who is often seen as a merciless monster by his citizens. Seeking to unite everyone under his rule he knows that he must kill those who reject him as emperor. He's calm cool and collected at all times very rarely letting his temper flare.
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Audition Lines:
Line 1:
"(condescending and cocky) Then they truly did not belong in this empire. We have dozens more, and they will bring about the fall of those vagabond ronin. Rest assured gentlemen, I will assure peace, no matter who stands in my way."
Line 2:
"(matter of factly or plain) Because youve earned my respect, Horse. You and Gin killed two of my samurai. Now, while I have known Gin, this is the first Ive of you."
Line 3:
"(Stern and angry) Yet you mean to bring the wrath of The Fetid Rat upon me. I was to leave him confined to Sado and he would be of no harm to me or anyone within the kingdom. It would be within your best interest to pray to the gods because if no. when The Fetid Rat seeks revenge, Ill kill you myself."

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Dylan Nix
on Jul 29 2020
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jmenger
on Jul 30 2020
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Dfraboni
on Jul 30 2020
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Burnwitch
on Jul 30 2020
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JBertocchi
on Jul 31 2020

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D.Carter
on Jul 31 2020

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xpml
on Aug 4 2020
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DargasonF
on Aug 8 2020
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on Aug 8 2020
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BeCool
on Aug 12 2020
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MJGVoice
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RonanHeath
on Aug 16 2020
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DCODE
on Aug 18 2020
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CamSmith
on Aug 18 2020
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bcronrath
on Aug 18 2020
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Luukjah
on Aug 19 2020
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ScottBlankfield
on Aug 20 2020
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(Reoccurring) The Deer/Gin Otanashi



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Name: (Reoccurring) The Deer/Gin Otanashi
Gender: Male
Age: Adult
Characteristics/Notes:
Tone: Cool and stern, with short inflections of anger at times.

The Deer is the former heir of a wealthy merchant family, The Otanashi's. While coming from wealth, The Deer choose not to live lavishly but, train himself as a warrior. He hates it when his work is disturbed and being forced into a fights he didn't choose/
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Audition Lines:
Line 1:
"(Impatient) What is it that you desire, Hare?"
Line 2:
"(curiously) Would you like to spar with me, Hare?"
Line 3:
"(matter of factly) Not far from here in Echizen towards the coast is The Horse. I find that man rather skilled when it comes to cavalry, and I trust no one more on a horse than him."

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Dylan Nix
on Jul 29 2020
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jmenger
on Jul 30 2020
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TheDesiredVoix
on Jul 30 2020
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ZenCarriere
on Jul 30 2020
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JBertocchi
on Jul 31 2020
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D.Carter
on Jul 31 2020

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Jakscot Voices
on Aug 2 2020
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DToutant65
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IvenAvo
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(Reoccuring) The Elephant



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Name: (Reoccuring) The Elephant
Gender: Male
Age: Adult
Characteristics/Notes:
Tone: Jovial and wise

A dark skinned man hailing from Africa brought to Japan by a group of missionaries. Serving under several lords he eventually learned Japanese and became a samurai. His staggeringly large body and muscular frame makes him one of the most feared ronin.
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Audition Lines:
Line 1:
"(jokingly) No, no, I assure you, Hare, you would not last long among my infantry. That, of course, is no disrespect to your skill on the battlefield. This is merely a formality to let you know of the impending conflict. (stern) The Emperor will be sending his armies to kill you, and he will be coming after the rest of us."
Line 2:
"(calm) Pledge allegiance to me or die here."
Line 3:
"(calm) Then, we will die, but is that so bad? *followed by laughter*"

Member Auditions

Dylan Nix
on Jul 29 2020
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jmenger
on Jul 30 2020
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Dante Morrison
on Aug 5 2020

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RonanHeath
on Aug 16 2020
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CamSmith
on Aug 18 2020
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bcronrath
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IvenAvo
on Aug 19 2020

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(slight reoccuring) The Boar/ Nomin Umare



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Name: (slight reoccuring) The Boar/ Nomin Umare
Gender: Male
Age: Adult
Characteristics/Notes:
(Complete confidence and cockiness)

The Boar is an incredibly massive man (in terms of frame). Harold at the time as one of the greatest sumo wrestlers he serves as a awe inspiring samurai. He speaks with a low voice and a heavy tone.
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Audition Lines:
Line 1:
"(condescending/looking down on) I've been advised to give you a warning, Hare. Join The Dragon or die where you stand."
Line 2:
"(surprised) The Hare seems to have found its hop, I see."
Line 3:
"(sing song) Today I kill, The Hare."

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Dylan Nix
on Jul 29 2020
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jmenger
on Jul 30 2020
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ZenCarriere
on Jul 30 2020
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RonanHeath
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bcronrath
on Aug 18 2020
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Luukjah
on Aug 19 2020
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DToutant65
on Aug 20 2020
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ScottBlankfield
on Aug 20 2020
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Arman Vakili
on Aug 20 2020
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(slight reoccuring) Oyama



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Name: (slight reoccuring) Oyama
Gender: Male
Age: Adult
Characteristics/Notes:
Tone: Upbeat and naive

Someone who joined the hair not knowing what he's getting into. At a moments notice he will do everything to ensure that The Hare succeeds. He's overly trusting in her.
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Audition Lines:
Line 1:
"(surprised) You'd you'd allow me such an honor."
Line 2:
"(excitedly) What do my duties entail?"
Line 3:
"(curious) Did you sleep well, Hare sensei?"

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Dylan Nix
on Jul 29 2020
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sjsmithvoice
on Jul 29 2020
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ZenCarriere
on Jul 30 2020
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Lucian Aryeh
on Aug 6 2020
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RonanHeath
on Aug 16 2020
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DToutant65
on Aug 20 2020
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IvenAvo
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(slight reoccuring) The Emperor's assistant



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Name: (slight reoccuring) The Emperor's assistant
Gender: Male
Age: Adult
Characteristics/Notes:
Tone: Up to you

The emperor's assistant is a weak man often failing in the eyes of The Dragon. He tries his best and relays information to his ruler.
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Audition Lines:
Line 1:
"(plain voiced) Emperor Tatsuo, word has made it back about the fate of The Boar and The Locust. The ronin they were sent to hunt killed them both, and the status of The Wasp is currently unreported"
Line 2:
"(scared and begging) My my Emperor, I apologize but, the wealth that Sado could provide is nothing to scoff at. You could fill your coffers to a veritable brim with its conquering."
Line 3:
"(Surprised and shocked) You will carry out the executions, my emperor? There are dozens of men who are employed to do such a task, you need not sully your hands."

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Dylan Nix
on Jul 29 2020
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jmenger
on Jul 30 2020
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TheDesiredVoix
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IvenAvo
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(One off) Sone Gina



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Name: (One off) Sone Gina
Gender: Male
Age: Adult
Characteristics/Notes:
Tone: Trying to be cool and professional

Sone is a foot soldier but, not much else.
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Audition Lines:
Line 1:
"(hopeful) I hope he joins us; we could use more assistance. Usagi sensei, we'll avenge your father and your husband, I'll do my best to assure that future."
Line 2:
"(curious) I suppose that makes sense. If you do not mind me asking, why are we traveling to the Kaga province?"
Line 3:
"(reminiscing) It was a ritual my father practiced to celebrate the coming of fall. We'd bath outdoors in the cold before warming up near the fire to prevent us from getting sick during the winter"

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Dylan Nix
on Jul 29 2020
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MJGVoice
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