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PROJECT DETAILS


Project Title: The Woes of Whitby (A Dracula Retelling)
Auditions Deadline: Monday, August, 10 2020 [ 11:59pm PST ]
Format: Audio
Category: Podcast
Classification: Original (non-licensed)
Franchise: Dracula
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: 37
Views: 717
Owner: JoDaSpec
Date Created: July 27 2020
Description:
We are looking for voice actors to join our cast for an original audio drama based on Bram Stoker's classic novel Dracula! This will be developed either in an episodic fashion (5 episodes), or as a full audio drama, to be streamed as a podcast. At this time, we are not offering payment for our actors, however, if this project were to take off we would be happy to pay our actors in the future. We are also casting through Casting Call Club (https://www.castingcall.club/projects/woes-of-whitby-a-dracula-retelling).

This piece does include mild violence and dark themes, so please be aware before you audition.

SYNOPSIS

Whitby. The late 19th century. A thriving coastal town in North Yorkshire, England. Full of bustling streets, gothic spires, sweeping ocean views... and evil lurking in the shadows. When the young and outgoing Lucy Westenra suddenly falls mysteriously ill, those around her are thrown into a dangerous conflict in an attempt to protect her. To protect her from what, or whom, they don't even know.

REQUIREMENTS

XLR or USB microphones are highly preferred. Audio must be high quality, with minimal to no background noise.

Please have Discord and attach your name to your audition. If necessary, I can also communicate with you through BTVA if cast.

Please save your auditions as mp3 or wav files.

You may audition for as many characters as you desire, with as many takes as you are comfortable with.

This is a full 2 act piece with 100+ pages, so there are many lines to be recorded. Please be dedicated and aware of the commitment before you audition.

Most importantly, have fun!

DEADLINE

The "deadline" is subject to change, but we will be sure to keep the cast up to date. The hope is to have this ready for the coming Halloween season. Currently, our script is completely finished, however we are actively transitioning this piece from a stage play to an audio drama. As the written lines are completed, we will be able to jump right into recording once we have our cast.

CAST ROLES


Jonathan Harker Jonathan Harker

Mina Murray / Harker Mina Murray / Harker

Lucy Westenra Lucy Westenra

Dr. Jack Seward Dr. Jack Seward

Arthur Holmwood Arthur Holmwood

Dr. Abraham Van Helsing Dr. Abraham Van Helsing

Quincy Morris Quincy Morris

Renfield Renfield

Count Dracula Count Dracula

Weird Sister #1 Weird Sister #1

Weird Sister #2 Weird Sister #2

Weird Sister #3 Weird Sister #3
CarolElaine
CarolElaine Mrs. Westenra Mrs. Westenra

Artie Harker Artie Harker

Innkeeper Innkeeper

Sister Agatha Sister Agatha

Servant(s) Servant(s)

CHARACTERS AVAILABLE FOR AUDITION

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Jonathan Harker

Jonathan Harker
Name: Jonathan Harker
Gender: Male
Age: Adult
Characteristics/Notes:
Jonathan Harker is a solicitor from Exeter, England, and Mina Murray's fiance. On a business trip to Transylvania, he mysteriously disappears...

Jonathan is a sweet and caring man who enjoys his work and loves his fiance. After his ordeal in Transylvania, he's left emotionally distraught and struggling with PTSD. Nonetheless, nothing will stop him from being at Mina's side.

MUST have a British accent.
You need to be to audition. If you do not have an account, please click here to register.
Audition Lines:
Line 1:
"I… I cannot tell you what happened. It is not to keep secrets from you, but because the very thought of what transpired frightens me to my core. It was terrible, so terrible."
Line 2:
"His skin was cold to the touch, like that of the dead."
Line 3:
"(Resisting hypnotism) No.. I... Won't... Dance!"

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Dereck J. Large
on Jul 27 2020

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Linkeei
on Jul 28 2020
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on Aug 1 2020
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on Aug 2 2020
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on Aug 3 2020
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Mina Murray / Harker

Mina Murray / Harker
Name: Mina Murray / Harker
Gender: Female
Age: Adult
Characteristics/Notes:
Mina works a tedious job that is too boring for her to even talk about, but outside of work she is full of life and deeply in love with her fiance, Jonathan Harker. She is very close with her childhood friend Lucy, who she goes to visit on holiday in Whitby, England, only to find that not everything is alright with her dearest friend.

Mina is usually calm and reserved, displaying traditional lady-like behavior. Beneath the surface, she is passionate and sharp-minded. When those she loves are in danger, her inner strength comes to the forefront.

MUST have a British accent.
You need to be to audition. If you do not have an account, please click here to register.
Audition Lines:
Line 1:
"Hush now. You have come back to me, my love, that’s all that matters. Sleep, I will be here when you wake."
Line 2:
"I remember when Jonathan proposed to me, I could hardly eat a bite for a week! But yet I wanted to spend every moment with him. Oh, how I miss him."
Line 3:
"(Confident and direct) I believe you know much more than you let on, Mr. Renfield. I want you to understand that I also know much."

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typops
on Jul 27 2020
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Lexingtonv
on Jul 28 2020

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Lucy Westenra

Lucy Westenra
Name: Lucy Westenra
Gender: Female
Age: Adult
Characteristics/Notes:
The daughter of a wealthy family, she is Mina Murray's best friend and Dracula's first English victim. She subsequently transforms into a vampire and is eventually destroyed.

Lucy has a bold personality, uninterested in conforming to the oppressive standards for women of her era. Everything she does is with excitement, passion, and a little bit of sass! Once turned into a vampire, her personality is transformed into that of a sadistic manipulator.

MUST have a British accent.
You need to be to audition. If you do not have an account, please click here to register.
Audition Lines:
Line 1:
"Pish-posh! Lady-like behavior is oh so restrictive and depressing."
Line 2:
"Yes, his name is Arthur. Arthur Holmwood. Oh Mina, he’s so sweet, and handsome! Intelligent, and handsome! Quite well off too, and did I say handsome?"
Line 3:
"(sweetly) Thank you! Thank you… (maliciously) for being so gullible!"

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typops
on Jul 27 2020
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Linkeei
on Jul 28 2020
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JuliePfeffer
on Jul 28 2020
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Lexingtonv
on Jul 28 2020
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Dr. Jack Seward

Dr. Jack Seward
Name: Dr. Jack Seward
Gender: Male
Age: Adult
Characteristics/Notes:
Dr. Jack Seward is the administrator of an insane asylum. Seward conducts ambitious interviews with one of his patients, Renfield, in order to better understand the nature of his life-consuming psychosis, and to forget his own sorrows at being rejected by the woman he loves.

Dr. Seward is a very collected, intellectually-focused individual, who relies on logic and science. When faced with matters of the heart, he is easily overwhelmed.

MUST have a British accent.
You need to be to audition. If you do not have an account, please click here to register.
Audition Lines:
Line 1:
"The case of my newest patient, Mr. Renfield, grows curiouser and curiouser. He was brought to me by the authorities after he was found attempting to bite citizens in the park."
Line 2:
"I am so sorry. Your caring heart does not deserve more grief."
Line 3:
"(Bitterly) You don’t have to tell me anything. You don’t owe me anything. I was only your student, after all."

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Dereck J. Large
on Jul 27 2020
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Linkeei
on Jul 28 2020
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Arthur Holmwood

Arthur Holmwood
Name: Arthur Holmwood
Gender: Male
Age: Adult
Characteristics/Notes:
Arthur Holmwood is the fiancée of Lucy Westenra, and is best friends with the other two men who proposed to her on the very same day - Quincy Morris and Dr. Jack Seward. After Lucy’s demise, he helps hunt down Count Dracula.

Perceived as quiet and mild-mannered by most, Arthur comes alive when with Lucy. Arthur believes strongly in family ties, and when tragedy strikes, he becomes crushed, angry, and at times irrational.

MUST have a British accent.
You need to be to audition. If you do not have an account, please click here to register.
Audition Lines:
Line 1:
"Every moment with you is like a dazzling rainbow in contrast to the gray doldrum of everyday life!"
Line 2:
"No moment with you is wasted, Lucy Westenra. I love you."
Line 3:
"(Hurt) Are you mad?! What form of cruel joke is this?!"

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RichardWebVO
on Aug 1 2020
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Dr. Abraham Van Helsing

Dr. Abraham Van Helsing
Name: Dr. Abraham Van Helsing
Gender: Male
Age: Old/Senior
Characteristics/Notes:
Van Helsing is an aged doctor with a wide range of interests and accomplishments. He is well aware of the presence of vampires within our world and is the archenemy of Count Dracula.

Van Helsing is very blunt and direct, discarding with pleasantries when they get in the way. He is very focused on the larger scope of the vampire threat to the world.

We are looking for a Dutch or European sounding accent.
You need to be to audition. If you do not have an account, please click here to register.
Audition Lines:
Line 1:
"Do not disregard a conclusion simply because you cannot find an obvious path to it."
Line 2:
"(Ominously) I hope that day does not come, but I fear it may."
Line 3:
"You shall not be the only student for this dark task. First, we must gather our friends."

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Linkeei
on Jul 28 2020
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Quincy Morris

Quincy Morris
Name: Quincy Morris
Gender: Male
Age: Adult
Characteristics/Notes:
Quincy Morris is a young American from Texas, and one of the three suitors for the hand of Lucy Westenra. After Lucy’s demise, he joins the group to help destroy Dracula.

Calm, watchful, and level-headed, Quincy never loses his cool, and faces opposition with his Texas drawl and dry humor.

Think country western accent.
You need to be to audition. If you do not have an account, please click here to register.
Audition Lines:
Line 1:
"Excuse me being forward, miss, but won’t you just hitch up your saddle alongside me and let us go down the long road together?"
Line 2:
"I could jabber on for a fortnight about how your laughter is like a bubbling stream to a parched throat, or how your eyes shine like when the rising sun glints off the dewdrops hangin’ from the pine needles, but let me ask you straight: will you be my wife?"
Line 3:
"(Confidently) You wanna test my aim? Drop the swords."

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Matsuball
on Jul 27 2020
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Linkeei
on Jul 28 2020
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on Jul 29 2020
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Renfield

Renfield
Name: Renfield
Gender: Male
Age: Adult
Characteristics/Notes:
Renfield is a resident patient in Dr. Jack Seward’s asylum. He was diagnosed a carnivorous madman, ingesting insects and spiders, believing their life-force will prolong his years. There is more to the man than it seems, as he has some strange connection to what is happening to Lucy Westenra.

He is quite crafty and displays a superior intellect when he is not in a melancholy state or a fit of rage. He toys with those around him, but shoes great respect for anyone he considers his equal. He fluctuates between well spoken and manic senselessness.

MUST have a British accent.
You need to be to audition. If you do not have an account, please click here to register.
Audition Lines:
Line 1:
"(Manic) Dead things! You only feed me dead things."
Line 2:
"Ah, ah, ah! That I mustn’t tell. You must figure it out yourself, my good doctor. I suggest soon, before He comes for me."
Line 3:
"Please, doctor, I’m a lunatic, not a fool. I pick up on things…"

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Jsalamone24
on Jul 27 2020

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Linkeei
on Jul 28 2020
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Count Dracula

Count Dracula
Name: Count Dracula
Gender: Male
Age: Adult
Characteristics/Notes:
Count Dracula is the main antagonist of The Woes of Whitby. Though usually portrayed as having a strong Eastern European accent, his spoken English is excellent, though strangely toned. Though usually calm and collected, when angered, the Count shows his true bestial nature.

Dracula is arrogant and self-obsessed. He slyly uses his words to emotionally manipulate his enemies.

Romanian accent, but not the traditional over exaggerated Dracula tone.
You need to be to audition. If you do not have an account, please click here to register.
Audition Lines:
Line 1:
"Careful now. We wouldn’t want your brash actions to accidently harm our beautiful Mina, would we, Jonathan?"
Line 2:
"I wasn’t the one who so mercilessly drove a stake through her heart. Was it satisfying, Jack? To watch the woman who broke your heart have hers broken in return?"
Line 3:
"(Angry and Confident) You think you’re the first man whose divine mission was to stop me? Your kind comes and goes like mayflies. I, on the other hand, am ageless. Eternal."

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Dereck J. Large
on Jul 27 2020

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Linkeei
on Jul 28 2020
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Weird Sister #1

Weird Sister #1
Name: Weird Sister #1
Gender: Female
Age: Adult
Characteristics/Notes:
Together, the sisters do Dracula's bidding, finding others for him to bring into their twisted family. The oldest of Dracula's "daughters", this Weird Sister is the most intellectual of her siblings, acting as the leader among the three. She is cunning and calculating.

British or Romanian accent.
You need to be to audition. If you do not have an account, please click here to register.
Audition Lines:
Line 1:
"Hold her, dear sister. Use the puppet to let Father in. We shall wake our new sister."
Line 2:
"We’ll be sisters, Lucy. Father is coming to make you just like us. We’ll be together forever."
Line 3:
"Come Sisters. Playtime is over."

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CarolElaine
on Jul 28 2020
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LadyTheta92
on Aug 3 2020
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Weird Sister #2

Weird Sister #2
Name: Weird Sister #2
Gender: Female
Age: Adult
Characteristics/Notes:
Together, the sisters do Dracula's bidding, finding others for him to bring into their twisted family. The second oldest sibling, this Weird Sister speaks in rhymes and turns-of-phrases - always distant and dreamy.

British or Romanian accent.
You need to be to audition. If you do not have an account, please click here to register.
Audition Lines:
Line 1:
"Come out, come out, wherever you are!"
Line 2:
"(Sing-song) Your words are wrong, a dissonant song. I’ll put words in your head, say them instead: “come and enter freely”."
Line 3:
"My my sister, what have we here? What foolish flies have flown into father’s web?"

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kangel
on Jul 29 2020
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Weird Sister #3

Weird Sister #3
Name: Weird Sister #3
Gender: Female
Age: Adult
Characteristics/Notes:
Together, the sisters do Dracula's bidding, finding others for him to bring into their twisted family. The youngest of the three "daughters", this Weird Sister is manic and crazed, speaking in simplistic and repetitive phrases. She is very energetic and quick to anger.

British or Romanian accent.
You need to be to audition. If you do not have an account, please click here to register.
Audition Lines:
Line 1:
"(Manic) Bad sister! Naughty, naughty!"
Line 2:
"So pretty… pretty puppet."
Line 3:
"Pretty little puppets. Will they dance with us? I love it when they dance!"

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Lexingtonv
on Jul 28 2020

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LadyTheta92
on Aug 3 2020
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CassandraPalmer
on Aug 4 2020
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Mrs. Westenra

Mrs. Westenra
Name: Mrs. Westenra
Gender: Female
Age: Adult
Characteristics/Notes:
Mrs. Westenra is the loving mother of Lucy. She can be a bit over dramatic and naive, but she has a heart of gold.

MUST have a British accent. (think Mrs. Doubtfire in emotional delivery)
You need to be to audition. If you do not have an account, please click here to register.
Audition Lines:
Line 1:
"Lucy?! Thank the heavens you’re better, it’s a miracle!"
Line 2:
"Some men turn into absolute monsters at night."
Line 3:
"The-there were these women, and a man… they did things, and L-Lucy, oh heavens, I don’t know, I--"

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CarolElaine
on Jul 29 2020

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on Jul 30 2020
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Artie Harker

Artie Harker
Name: Artie Harker
Gender: Male
Age: Child
Characteristics/Notes:
Artie Harker is the son of Jonathan and Mina. He is still full of childish wonder and curiosity.

MUST have a British accent. Open to both male and female VA's, but keep in consideration he is a 6 year old boy.
You need to be to audition. If you do not have an account, please click here to register.
Audition Lines:
Line 1:
"Momma? I can't sleep..."
Line 2:
"Can I write stories when I'm older?"
Line 3:
"Will you read them to me, momma?"

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kangel
on Jul 30 2020
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Innkeeper

Innkeeper
Name: Innkeeper
Gender: N/A
Age: Old/Senior
Characteristics/Notes:
The Innkeeper runs the Transylvanian inn that Jonathan Harker stays in during his travels abroad. They know of the darkness that lurks within the Count's castle and worries for the innocent solicitor.

We are looking for a Romanian accent. This role can be double cast with a lead role if necessary.
You need to be to audition. If you do not have an account, please click here to register.
Audition Lines:
Line 1:
"Young Herr, forgive me, but must you go?"
Line 2:
"It is evil! Do you not know that all the evils of the world roam the castle halls?! I fear for you!"
Line 3:
"If you must go, at least travel in the light of day, when the evil is tamed for a time."

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Linkeei
on Jul 28 2020

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MJGVoice
on Aug 3 2020
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Sister Agatha

Sister Agatha
Name: Sister Agatha
Gender: Female
Age: Old/Senior
Characteristics/Notes:
Sister Agatha runs the Hospital of St. Joseph's in Budapest with her fellow nuns. She is compassionate, caring and helpful to all those in need.

We are looking for a European/Hungarian accent. This role can be double cast with a lead role if necessary.
You need to be to audition. If you do not have an account, please click here to register.
Audition Lines:
Line 1:
"He is such a gentle soul. Already he has won the hearts of our staff here at the hospital."
Line 2:
"He doesn’t talk often, but when he does, he talks mostly of you. He loves you very much, my child."
Line 3:
"What he experienced, whether it be real or make believe, has shaken him to his very soul."

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Linkeei
on Jul 28 2020
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Servant(s)

Servant(s)
Name: Servant(s)
Gender: N/A
Age: Adult
Characteristics/Notes:
The Servant(s) are the human thralls of Count Dracula. They will follow his every word and do whatever it takes to protect him and do his bidding. There are 5 servants in all.

We are looking for a range of European accents. These roles can be double cast with a lead role if necessary.
You need to be to audition. If you do not have an account, please click here to register.
Audition Lines:
Line 1:
"You will not lay a finger on our master."
Line 2:
"You think to come at us with only sticks?"
Line 3:
"Move an inch and you will lose your head! The sun is setting now, and in moments our master will awaken."

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Linkeei
on Jul 28 2020

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on Jul 29 2020
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LadyTheta92
on Aug 3 2020
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