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PROJECT DETAILS


Project Title: Daniel Audio Bible Reading
Auditions Deadline: Saturday, September, 15 2018 [ 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: 17 [ number of characters available for audition ]
Auditions Submitted: 40
Views: 987
Owner: Jacob M. Keene
Date Created: June 21 2018
Description:
READ BEFORE AUDITIONING
This casting call is for an unpaid dramatic audio reading of the first half of the book of Daniel (from the King James Bible), which will be uploaded to my YouTube channel. Just like my previous two bible readings, Iíll be doing the narration, and the voice of God will be done by Illya Leonov, and all other roles are available for audition (mostly male roles, one female role, and a few others that Iíll accept both male and female auditions for).
A couple of important notes:
01. This should go without saying, but since this is an audio adaptation of a bible story, Iím not looking for any blatantly cartoony voices for the roles, this doesnít mean that I donít want you to change your voice in any way for those who have such a talent (in fact I encourage those of you with this talent to try this for multiple roles), but nothing like an exaggerated high-pitched and raspy voice like Toad from the Super Mario series, or alien voices like Stitch from Lilo & Stitch, or Mickey-Mouse-type voices, or anything like that. Iím looking for voices that are more realistic, and whether you use your natural voice and/or change it to another voice that can sound realistic and convincing (like for older or younger characters), thatíll be great. After all, I will bring up voice suggestions in the descriptions of most of the roles. As for the voice suggestions themselves, thatís all they are at the end of the day: Suggestions. Theyíre not mandatory by any means for the roles I put them for, I just put them there to give an idea of what Iím looking for, and if you have another idea of what could work for certain roles, go ahead and be creative (just to reiterate, other than cartoony voices of course).
02. Iíll need each voice actors lines before 10-05. I appreciate everyones participation in this casting call, but please donít audition if you wonít be able to meet the deadline, and be sure to keep an eye on the deadline, the casting call, and your PM inbox.
Link to King James version of Daniel for those would like to read ahead of time (continue through chapter 6): https://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/Daniel-Chapter-1/

Update 1: I've decided to extend the deadline to Saturday, September 15th.

Update 2: I've decided to cast a few of these roles to VAs who exclusively auditioned for them on my Casting Call Club version of this casting call, and one whom emailed me their auditions. More specifically: Nathan T. Esser as Meshach, DerekVoices as King Nebuchadnezzar and King Belshazzar, Brian Random VA as King Darius, and GeekySonic as Chaldean 1. I've also decided to cast myself in two minor roles, and am approaching a couple of VA friends for the remaining minor roles.

CAST ROLES

Simon DLSea
Simon DLSea Daniel (young) Daniel (young)
Simon DLSea
Simon DLSea Daniel (old) Daniel (old)

Meshach Meshach
Primanox007
Primanox007 Prince Melzar Prince Melzar
Jacob M. Keene
Jacob M. Keene Persecutor of Daniel 1 Persecutor of Daniel 1

CHARACTERS AVAILABLE FOR AUDITION

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King Nebuchadnezzar



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Name: King Nebuchadnezzar
Gender: Male
Age: Adult
Characteristics/Notes:
A king of Babylon who starts out evil, but eventually repents and turns to God. Just like young Daniel, King Nebuchadnezzar has some long lines, so prepare for that if youíre cast in the role.
Voice Suggestions:
I imagine King Nebuchadnezzer to be middle-aged to elderly, and to have an authoritative British baritone voice like David Ogden Stiers (in some roles): http://www.behindthevoiceactors.com/movies/Pocahontas/Governor-Ratcliffe/, or Patrick Stewart: http://www.behindthevoiceactors.com/video-games/X-Men-Next-Dimension/Professor-Charles-Xavier/
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Audition Lines:
Line 1:
"(matter of factly) I have dreamed a dream, and my spirit was troubled to know the dream."
Line 2:
"(firm) Is it true, O Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, do not ye serve my gods, nor worship the golden image which I have set up?"
Line 3:
"(confused) Did not we cast three men bound into the midst of the fire?"

Captain Arioch



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Name: Captain Arioch
Gender: Male
Age: Adult
Characteristics/Notes:
King Nebuchadnezzers captain who reveals Daniel to the king when he needs an interpretation of a dream he had. Captain Arioch has one line.
Voice Suggestions:
I imagine Arioch to have an authoritative gruff baritone voice like Clancy Brown in numerous roles such as Uka Uka: http://www.behindthevoiceactors.com/video-games/Crash-Bandicoot-The-Wrath-of-Cortex/Uka-Uka/, or John DiMaggio in numerous roles such as Hammerhead: http://www.behindthevoiceactors.com/video-games/Spider-Man-Shattered-Dimensions/Hammerhead/
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Audition Lines:
Line 1:
"I have found a man of the captives of Judah, that will make known unto the king the interpretation."

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Pokejedservo
on Jul 15 2018
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Simon DLSea
on Sep 15 2018

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King Belshazzar



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Name: King Belshazzar
Gender: Male
Age: Adult
Characteristics/Notes:
A zealous king of Babylon who is the successor to King Nebuchadnezzar, and calls for Daniel to interpret unreadable text. King Belshazzar has two lines, and the second line down below is shortened down.
Voice Suggestions:
I imagine King Belshazzar to have an authoritative British tenor voice like Roddy McDowall: http://www.behindthevoiceactors.com/tv-shows/Batman-The-Animated-Series/Mad-Hatter-Jervis-Tetch/, or David Warner: http://www.behindthevoiceactors.com/tv-shows/Batman-The-Animated-Series/Ras-al-Ghul/
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Audition Lines:
Line 1:
"Whosoever shall read this writing, and shew me the interpretation thereof, shall be clothed with scarlet, and have a chain of gold about his neck, and shall be the third ruler in the kingdom."
Line 2:
"Art thou that Daniel, which art of the children of the captivity of Judah, whom the king my father brought out of Jewry? I have even heard of thee, that the spirit of the gods is in thee, and that light and understanding and excellent wisdom is found in thee."

King Darius



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Name: King Darius
Gender: Male
Age: Old/Senior
Characteristics/Notes:
A king of Babylon who is tricked into signing a decree that endangers Daniel.
Voice Suggestions:
King Darius is described to be in his 60s, and I imagine him to have an authoritative bass voice like Christopher Lee: http://www.behindthevoiceactors.com/video-games/The-Lord-of-the-Rings-The-Battle-for-Middle-Earth-II/Saruman-the-White/, or James Earl Jones: http://www.behindthevoiceactors.com/movies/The-Lion-Guard-Return-of-the-Roar/Mufasa/
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Audition Lines:
Line 1:
"The thing is true, according to the law of the Medes and Persians, which altereth not."
Line 2:
"Thy God whom thou servest continually, he will deliver thee."
Line 3:
"O Daniel, servant of the living God, is thy God, whom thou servest continually, able to deliver thee from the lions?"

Persecutor of Daniel 2



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Name: Persecutor of Daniel 2
Gender: Male
Age: Adult
Characteristics/Notes:
Unnamed men who intentionally persecute Daniel for worshipping God by tricking King Darius into signing a damaging decree.
Voice Suggestions:
I imagine these men to have sinister baritone voices, for this one I was thinking of voices like James Woods: http://www.behindthevoiceactors.com/movies/Justice-League-Crisis-on-Two-Earths/Owlman/, or Josh Brolin: http://www.behindthevoiceactors.com/movies/Guardians-of-the-Galaxy/Thanos/
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Audition Lines:
Line 1:
"That Daniel, which is of the children of the captivity of Judah, regardeth not thee, O king, nor the decree that thou hast signed, but maketh his petition three times a day."
Line 2:
"Know, O king, that the law of the Medes and Persians is, That no decree nor statute which the king establisheth may be changed."

Chaldean 1



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Name: Chaldean 1
Gender: N/A
Age: Adult
Characteristics/Notes:
Chaldeans who are loyal to King Nebuchadnezzar, and these roles Iíll accept both male and female auditions for. Iíll leave these roles up to interpretation.
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Audition Lines:
Line 1:
"O king, live for ever: tell thy servants the dream, and we will shew the interpretation."
Line 2:
"Let the king tell his servants the dream, and we will shew the interpretation of it."

Chaldean 2



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Name: Chaldean 2
Gender: N/A
Age: Adult
Characteristics/Notes:
Chaldeans who are loyal to King Nebuchadnezzer, and these roles Iíll accept both male and female auditions for. Iíll leave these roles up to interpretation.
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Audition Lines:
Line 1:
"There is not a man upon the earth that can shew the king's matter: therefore there is no king, lord, nor ruler, that asked such things at any magician, or astrologer, or Chaldean. And it is a rare thing that the king requireth, and there is none other that can shew it before the king, except the gods, whose dwelling is not with flesh."

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Eli_makes_things
on Jul 10 2018

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Pokejedservo
on Jul 15 2018
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Daniel (young)



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Name: Daniel (young)
Gender: Male
Age: Young Adult
Characteristics/Notes:
The younger version of a prophet of God whom God uses to explain to people their unusual dreams. If youíre cast in the role, be ready to read a few long lines (about more than a page long for two of them).
Voice suggestions:
Any teenage or young adult tenor voice would suffice for the role, such as Mitchell Musso: https://youtu.be/fdZ-zIPz3Cg?t=19, or Jack McBrayer: http://www.behindthevoiceactors.com/movies/Wreck-It-Ralph/Fix-It-Felix/.
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Audition Lines:
Line 1:
"Prove thy servants, I beseech thee, ten days; and let them give us pulse to eat, and water to drink. Then let our countenances be looked upon before thee, and the countenance of the children that eat of the portion of the king's meat: and as thou seest, deal with thy servants."
Line 2:
"Why is the decree so hasty from the king?"
Line 3:
"Destroy not the wise men of Babylon: bring me in before the king, and I will shew unto the king the interpretation."

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Simon DLSea
on Sep 15 2018
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Daniel (old)



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Name: Daniel (old)
Gender: Male
Age: Old/Senior
Characteristics/Notes:
The older version of a prophet of God whom God uses to explain to people their unusual dreams, and at this point in his life, he gets persecuted and thrown in a lions den. The older version of Daniel only has two lines, both of which are down below (the first one is a shortened version of his first line).
Voice Suggestions:
I imagine elderly Daniel to have an authoritative baritone voice like Kenneth Mars: http://www.behindthevoiceactors.com/movies/The-Little-Mermaid/King-Triton/, or John Ingle: http://www.behindthevoiceactors.com/movies/The-Land-Before-Time-XI-Invasion-of-the-Tinysauruses/Ceras-Dad/
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Audition Lines:
Line 1:
"(angry) Let thy gifts be to thyself, and give thy rewards to another; yet I will read the writing unto the king, and make known to him the interpretation."
Line 2:
"(rejoicing) O king, live for ever. My God hath sent his angel, and hath shut the lions' mouths, that they have not hurt me: forasmuch as before him innocency was found in me; and also before thee, O king, have I done no hurt."

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Simon DLSea
on Sep 15 2018
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Shadrach



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Name: Shadrach
Gender: Male
Age: Young Adult
Characteristics/Notes:
1 of the 3 Jewish captives each of whom refuse to dishonor God by worshipping a false idol set up by King Nebuchadnezzar. Shadrach has one line, followed by a single line by Meshach, and finally a single line by Abednego.
Voice Suggestions:
I imagine Shadrach to have a teenage or young adult tenor voice like Jesse Eisenberg: http://www.behindthevoiceactors.com/movies/Rio-2/Blu/, or Jason Marsden: http://www.behindthevoiceactors.com/tv-shows/Xyber-9-New-Dawn/Jack/
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Audition Lines:
Line 1:
"O Nebuchadnezzar, we are not careful to answer thee in this matter."

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jerome moses
on Jun 25 2018
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berry29
on Jul 12 2018
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Pokejedservo
on Jul 15 2018
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Simon DLSea
on Sep 15 2018
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Meshach



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Name: Meshach
Gender: Male
Age: Young Adult
Characteristics/Notes:
The 2nd of the 3 Jewish captives each of whom refuse to dishonor God by worshipping a false idol set up by King Nebuchadnezzar. Meshach has one line, preceded by Shadrach, and followed by Abednego.
Voice Suggestions:
I imagine Meshach to have a teenage or young adult tenor voice as well like Sam Vincent: http://www.behindthevoiceactors.com/tv-shows/Voltron-Force/Pidge/, or Matthew Broderick: http://www.behindthevoiceactors.com/movies/The-Lion-King/Simba-Adult/
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Audition Lines:
Line 1:
"If it be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and he will deliver us out of thine hand, O king."

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jerome moses
on Jun 25 2018
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Pokejedservo
on Jul 15 2018
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Simon DLSea
on Sep 15 2018
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Abednego



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Name: Abednego
Gender: Male
Age: Young Adult
Characteristics/Notes:
The 3rd of the 3 Jewish captives each of whom refuse to dishonor God by worshipping a false idol set up by King Nebuchadnezzar. Abnego has the last line of the 3 captivesí lines.
Voice Suggestions:
I imagine Abnego to have a bit of a lower young adult tenor voice like Chris Pratt: http://www.behindthevoiceactors.com/movies/The-LEGO-Movie/Emmet/, or Patton Oswalt: http://www.behindthevoiceactors.com/movies/Ratatouille/Remy/
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Audition Lines:
Line 1:
"But if not, be it known unto thee, O king, that we will not serve thy gods, nor worship the golden image which thou hast set up."

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jerome moses
on Jun 25 2018
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Pokejedservo
on Jul 15 2018
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Simon DLSea
on Sep 15 2018
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Prince Melzar



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Name: Prince Melzar
Gender: Male
Age: Adult
Characteristics/Notes:
A prince of the eunuchs who briefly questions Daniel. Prince Melzar has one line.
Voice Suggestions:
I imagine Prince Melzar to have a lighter baritone voice like Benedict Cumberbatch: http://www.behindthevoiceactors.com/movies/Penguins-of-Madagascar/Agent-Classified/, or John De Lancie: http://www.behindthevoiceactors.com/tv-shows/Justice-League-Action/Brainiac/
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Audition Lines:
Line 1:
"I fear my lord the king, who hath appointed your meat and your drink: for why should he see your faces worse liking than the children which are of your sort? then shall ye make me endanger my head to the king."

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Pokejedservo
on Jul 15 2018
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Primanox007
on Sep 6 2018
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The Queen



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Name: The Queen
Gender: Female
Age: Adult
Characteristics/Notes:
An unspecified queen who reveals Daniel to King Belshazzar. The queen has one line.
Voice Suggestions:
I imagine the queen to have an authoritative British voice like Angela Lansbury: http://www.behindthevoiceactors.com/video-games/Kingdom-Hearts-II/Mrs-Potts/, or Emma Thompson: http://www.behindthevoiceactors.com/movies/Treasure-Planet/Captain-Amelia/
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Audition Lines:
Line 1:
"O king, live for ever: let not thy thoughts trouble thee, nor let thy countenance be changed: There is a man in thy kingdom, in whom is the spirit of the holy gods; and in the days of thy father light and understanding and wisdom, like the wisdom of the gods, was found in him; whom the king Nebuchadnezzar thy father, the king, I say, thy father, made master of the magicians, astrologers, Chaldeans, and soothsayers; Forasmuch as an excellent spirit, and knowledge, and understanding, interpreting of dreams, and shewing of hard sentences, and dissolving of doubts, were found in the same Daniel, whom the king named Belteshazzar: now let Daniel be called, and he will shew the interpretation."

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GraceHerbertz
on Sep 15 2018
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Persecutor of Daniel 1



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Name: Persecutor of Daniel 1
Gender: Male
Age: Adult
Characteristics/Notes:
Unnamed men who intentionally persecute Daniel for worshipping God by tricking King Darius into signing a damaging decree.
Voice Suggestions:
I imagine these men to have sinister baritone voices, for this one I was thinking of voices like Tim Curry: http://www.behindthevoiceactors.com/tv-shows/Mighty-Ducks-The-Animated-Series/Lord-Dragaunus/, or Vincent Price: http://www.behindthevoiceactors.com/movies/The-Great-Mouse-Detective/Professor-Ratigan/
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Audition Lines:
Line 1:
"We shall not find any occasion against this Daniel, except we find it against him concerning the law of his God."
Line 2:
"Hast thou not signed a decree, that every man that shall ask a petition of any God or man within thirty days, save of thee, O king, shall be cast into the den of lions?"

Herald



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Name: Herald
Gender: Male
Age: Adult
Characteristics/Notes:
A messenger of King Nebuchadnezzar who reveals the consequences of anyone who disobeys the kings orders to worship a false idol. I imagine the herald to have some kind of loud voice as he reads the kings message, and will leave it up to interpretation.
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Audition Lines:
Line 1:
"To you it is commanded, O people, nations, and languages, That at what time ye hear the sound of the cornet, flute, harp, sackbut, psaltery, dulcimer, and all kinds of musick, ye fall down and worship the golden image that Nebuchadnezzar the king hath set up: And whoso falleth not down and worshippeth shall the same hour be cast into the midst of a burning fiery furnace."

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Primanox007
on Jul 14 2018
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Pokejedservo
on Jul 15 2018

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Counsellor



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Name: Counsellor
Gender: N/A
Age: Adult
Characteristics/Notes:
A counsellor of King Nebuchadnezzar who answers him in a moment of confusion. This role Iíll also accept both male and female auditions for, and will leave it up to interpretation.
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Audition Lines:
Line 1:
"True, O king."

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Pokejedservo
on Jul 15 2018
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GraceHerbertz
on Sep 15 2018
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