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Project Title: [ACTIVE AND ONGOING] The Firesbane Chronicles
Auditions Deadline: Wednesday, December, 31 2014 [ 11:59pm PST ]
Format: Audio
Category: Audio Book/Play
Classification: Original (non-licensed)
Franchise:
Offering: Copy Of Completed Work
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: 9 [ number of characters available for audition ]
Auditions Submitted: 26
Views: 1676
Owner: ScarletteGoddess
Date Created: August 12 2014
Description:
UPDATE AS OF 11/4/14
SOME ROLES ARE NOW CLOSED! PLEASE CHECK YOUR PROFILES AND NOTIFICATIONS BECAUSE I HAVE SENT QUITE A FEW OF YOU MESSAGES, NEEDING YOUR CONTACT INFO!

NOTE: NEW CHARACTERS WILL BE PUT UP SOON! STAY TUNED FOLKS AND THANKS SO MUCH FOR YOUR CONTINUED INTEREST.

-Scarlet

THIS IS AN AUDIOPLAY BUT WILL USE CHARACTER SPRITES, BACKGROUNDS, AND TEXT BOXES TO BE UPLOADED AS EPISODES ON YOUTUBE! PLEASE VISIT THE TUMBLR PAGE FOR EXAMPLES OF THE ARTWORK :)

Welcome all! Scarlet and Fantasia are here to officially open the Firesbane Chronicles casting call! This story has been in the works for 4 and a half years now and we’re so excited to finally bring it to life! This casting call with be open for quite awhile. At this time we will be getting ahead and working on scripts, art, sprites, and preparing for everything as we await *trumpet fanfare* casting day. We have a long time before any means of a deadline draws close, but it’ll be here sooner than you think!

This story is set in London. This means that nearly every character, save for a few in later seasons, will have an English accent — but we’ll need some Scottish, Russian, French, and even Welsh accents too. We’d love native French and Russian speakers to audition as we want to feel as genuine as possible. We’re a very kind and laidback team and will have absolutely no problem answering any questions! (Just email us!)

Here’s a few details on the story.

CATS the musical was a big driving point for the both of us. At the ages of 12 and 14, we both happened to stumble upon the same CATS RPG. From a simple roleplay, a 4+ year-long story was born. Initially, there were many other people that made up the original roleplay, but they all ended up disappearing, leaving just the two of us to continue the story we’d grown to love. In the past year, we’ve developed an entire religion and completely re-sculpted our story and characters, and here we are now and we’re more than ready to invite you into this world we’ve created and come to love.

So what IS the Firesbane Chronicles? Well, first and foremost, it IS NOT a prologue to the musical or even a continuation of the Jellicle Tribe’s story. This is a completely ORIGINAL story that follows the story of Macavity and his family.

Other than the few canon characters you’ll see here and there, just about every detail of the story is ours. The religion, the original characters, the ideas, the plotlines — they’re all ours. We even have an entire species we’ve created for the series as well and this whole universe has basically become our life over these past years.

Alright, so what’s it about? The Firesbane Chronicles is the story of Macavity finding out the truth about his past, letting the audience into the world of their species, the magic behind their origins, and the unravelling of a story about a family that, while extraordinary, is only normal like you and me.

If you have any questions, send us an email or an ask on the tumblr and we’ll reply ASAP. This is an entirely different concept and set of characters that are our original characters, so there’s not much other than the information we give you to go off of. SO, there’s bound to be questions and we’re ready to answer!

NOTES:

This story is set in the London area, so most of the characters need London accents.
The characters’ names ARE tricky, so if you're casted we will help you with names, no worries!
Interpret the characters as you like! We’d love to hear different takes on them.
Maximum three takes per line, please!
We encourage you to try out for more than one character! The characters in this casting call are the MAIN main characters. If you audition for multiple characters and show us your range, we’ll likely cast you as one of the unlisted characters in the future. We have a crap ton of characters (no seriously, there’s A LOT) so the bigger your range, the more we’ll remember you!
There are no ‘generic’ characters here. If you constantly felt like you never got roles because your voice wasn’t ‘generic female’ or ‘generic main character’, fear not. Our characters are all unique and require many different types of voices. Chances are, you’ll fit in somewhere, so don’t be nervous!
If you want to audition for a Russian-speaking character but don’t know Russian yourself, don’t worry! We’ll have a translator who can help you with everything you need to know.
They're half human, half feline creatures.

Tom=Man
Queen=Woman

We're currently working on character sprites, so not all characters have pictures just yet!
Best of luck to everyone and we hope to hear from everyone soon!


-Scar/Tazie

CAST ROLES

rrybnik
rrybnik Bombalurina Bombalurina

Nova Nova

Bellatrix Bellatrix

Callisto Callisto

CHARACTERS AVAILABLE FOR AUDITION

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Pluto



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Name: Pluto
Gender: Male
Age: Teenager
Characteristics/Notes:
Pluto is perhaps the most well-rounded of the Firesbane royal family. He’s intelligent and clever but doesn’t flaunt it, has a flair for the artistic, is a strong fighter, and is very mellow and laidback. He’s one of the more approachable children of Macavity and makes an effort to reach out and be friendly toward everyone. He is fiercely loyal and would do anything to make his father proud, and it’s no secret to anyone that Pluto is one of Macavity’s favorite children. Dedicated and hardworking, Pluto is one of those cats who does things for the sake of doing them without trying to win the approval of someone else.

ent: English
Pluto needs a good mid-range voice that sounds friendly and good-humored, even playful at times. He speaks very clearly with good diction. Unlike many of the others, when he talks you don’t get the impression that he’s hiding something, or that something isn’t quite right. With Pluto, what you see (or, in this case, hear) is what you get.
He isn’t afraid of his emotions and communicates them quite well; he is very easy to read and doesn’t aim to deceive. It’s usually pretty easy to tell when Pluto is lying.
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Audition Lines:
Line 1:
"(Genuinely sympathetic) Don’t we all know THAT feeling. But it’s going to be okay, understand? I’m here if you need anything. It’s the least I can do to help you feel comfortable in your own family."
Line 2:
"(Lighthearted) Oh, lighten up! You always act like you’re expecting something terrible to happen. I mean, c’mon, it’s not like you made some huge mistake that’ll result in the end of the world, right? . . . Uh, right?"
Line 3:
"(Dryly) Would you mind running that by us in English? I don’t speak American."

Vega



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Name: Vega
Gender: Male
Age: Adult
Characteristics/Notes:
Vega is the oldest tom in the family. But despite this, he was never considered to take his father’s place as the next leader. Loyal, powerful, and a walking wall of muscle, he isn’t known for his smarts -- something Macavity values and wants in his heir. Extremely family oriented, Vega is generally a nice guy and his younger siblings always find him easy to talk to. Although he isn’t as smart as his siblings, he is well-educated in the ways of his tribe. He doesn’t tolerate the younger cats disobeying the rules and though laidback, Vega is terrifying when angry. Otherwise, he’s a giant teddy bear on a daily basis. While not vain, he is very self obsessed about his body, how much muscle he puts on, and his overall health. Since he knew from a young age that he literally wasn’t smart enough to be the next heir, he lets out his aggression and hurt feelings out by working out and focusing on his body.

Accent: English
Vega needs a deep male voice. He comes off extremely intimidating and sounds very threatening but is actually very kind. Needs to be able to sound friendly and gentle despite having a gruffer voice. His laugh is said to make everyone in the family feel better.
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Audition Lines:
Line 1:
"(A bit confused) So, run the plan by me again?"
Line 2:
"(Light and friendly) Ah, sorry Nova, I’d love to dance but I tore my hamstring the other day. Any other time, though, I’d love to!"

Deneb



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Name: Deneb
Gender: Female
Age: Adult
Characteristics/Notes:
Deneb is the first daughter born in the Banes tribe. Rather petite in contrast to her massive brothers, she is soft-spoken and a classy young woman. It’s easy to mistake her as a helpless damsel that needs her brothers to protect her, but it’s exactly the opposite. She and Nova inspire the later generations of the Banes girls to become warriors and be educated. She’s also a powerful fire elemental and she’s experienced the many injuries her brothers have faced and had bad ones herself -- so she isn’t squeamish at all. A bit of a mother hen and the one that’s always rolling her eyes at her rambunctious siblings, Deneb is the one Macavity trusts to keep order in the family when he’s not around. Deneb has a darker upbringing and for those reasons, she’s very close to her littermates and Nova. She’s rather caring to her younger siblings, but isn’t as outgoing and talkative with them like Nova and her brothers.

Accent: English
Low to medium pitched female voice. Deneb smokes cigarettes so her voice is a bit raspy. She’s very friendly sounding and if anything almost motherly as she’s the oldest sister in the massive family. It’s her nature to assume responsibility, but she’s not ‘bossy’. Very humble sounding, Deneb needs a very calm sounding voice.

**Ceres is said 'Seer-eez
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Audition Lines:
Line 1:
"**(Adoringly) Oh, Ceres, you’re growing up so beautifully! I wish you’d come around more during family time."
Line 2:
"(Calm) Was that really necessary, Altair? Both of you calm down. It’s too early for this . . . (trails off in a yawn)"
Line 3:
"Nova? Could I have a word with you?"

Macavity



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Name: Macavity
Gender: Male
Age: Adult
Characteristics/Notes:
Macavity is a master criminal known as the Hidden Paw and wanted up and down the United Kingdom. A former Jellicle, he was exiled from the tribe at the age of eighteen. Since then, he has harbored quite a grudge toward the tribe and everyone in it. He often comes across as bitter and brooding and always seems to be plotting something, but he knows how to enjoy life and can be very affectionate and even playful with those he holds close, such as his mate, concubines, and children. In fact, he is fiercely protective of those he loves. However, Macavity is no softie -- he is spiteful, has a raging temper, and is easily set off when things don’t go his way. If you wrong him, he is not likely to show forgiveness.

Accent: English with an undertone of Russian influence. Though raised in an English-speaking tribe, Macavity is of Russian descent and was raised speaking both languages; when speaking English, he often interjects Russian words.
Macavity’s normal speaking voice is deep, gravelly, and doesn’t show much emotion. He has the kind of voice that warns you to take him seriously.
His voice has quite a range. He can be gentle when the situation calls for it, but on the other hand, when he unleashes his fury you’ll want to run for cover. He needs to be able to shout and yell and swear in English and Russian like nobody’s business.
Having a good evil laugh would be a bonus.

* “Chto?” is Russian for “What?” It’s pronounced “shto”, with an O sound as in the word “toll”.
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Audition Lines:
Line 1:
"(Sharply) What’s done is done. By dwelling on the past, all you’re doing is setting up for an unhappy future."
Line 2:
"(Yelling) CHTO?!* What the bloody Fell does the little bugger think he’s doing?! I’LL KILL HIM!"
Line 3:
"(Chuckling and affectionate) Again I say, darling, they’re my children. They can handle anything that’s thrown at them -- I wouldn’t have it any other way."

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on Oct 8 2014

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Bombalurina



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Name: Bombalurina
Gender: Female
Age: Adult
Characteristics/Notes:
Matron of the Banes and Macavity’s mate, Bomba is known as the Scarlet Queen. Formerly of the Jellicle tribe, Bomba is known for her natural charm and bright fur. She came into Macavity’s life, first as a lover and for mental support, and then became his official alpha female. While looks may be deceiving, Bombalurina is a very genuine woman first and foremost. She isn’t catty, spiteful, or one to stick her nose where it doesn’t belong. She respects her mate’s need for personal space and also provides the support he needs in his empire. An excellent mother and mentor to her children, Bomba is a queen with the graces needed to be the matriarch the Banes need.


Accent: English
Bombalurina needs a mature woman’s voice. Warm, inviting, and motherly, and also able to have a more ‘sexy’ undertone, Bomba has a natural sex appeal but knows how to turn this off to be the gentle and comforting mother she usually is seen as.
She can be quite emotional as a woman who has given birth to and raised a multitude of children, but her most common emotion is usually affectionate.
She’s always genuinely worried for her mate and children, as they aren’t exactly ‘safe’ all the time.
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Audition Lines:
Line 1:
"(Worried) I can manage knowing that you organize crime and murder, but I’m a bit on edge with you going back to the Jellicle Tribe . . . Ugh, I need a drink. And with all the children -- are they ready for this . . .?"
Line 2:
"(Heartbroken) Macavity . . . Have I . . . failed? As a mother -- as a mate . . .? I-I can’t believe this . . ."
Line 3:
"(Casual, loving) Evening, love. You had a busy day, why don’t you lay down for awhile?"

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rrybnik
on Dec 6 2014

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Nova



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Name: Nova
Gender: Female
Age: Adult
Characteristics/Notes:
Nova is the single daughter of Macavity and Essmerelda. Because her parents split up, she occupied her mind with learning all she could. Nova knows four languages (French, Russian, English, and Spanish) and is also a master of all aspects of magic. Powerful and incredibly smart, Nova also has psychopathic tendencies. She is closer to Macavity than any of his other children and she’s also the only child that knows and speaks Russian. On top of being unapologetic about her brash ways, Nova is also very grounded in her beliefs. She was raised with the Firesbane traditions and will always stand up for her religion and culture. She dislikes ignorant, biased cats, as she was raised as a Jellicle and a Bane and admires different cultures. Nova can seem a bit harsh too, however, as she doesn’t care if you’re her friend or family -- if you wrong her or speak badly Macavity or her culture, she will put you back in line. Firm in her beliefs and a prodigy in many aspects, Nova, like her siblings, is very family-oriented.

Accent: Nova’s actress needs to be able to mimic an American accent as well as English and Russian. Normally, though, her accent is English.
Nova needs a middle-ranged female voice. She can sound incredibly stern, blunt, and harsh. However, she’s a very good actress and also is generally a friendly person. She’s likeable and very bright and knows how to manipulate people. Her range can go from friendly and warm to cold and terrifying. Nova seldom yells or raises her voice -- she’s intelligent and uses her wit to shut people up. She’s also very to the point and not afraid to cut deep into someone’s insecurities to win an argument. As a psychopath, she has absolutely no remorse for anything she does and she gets adrenaline from arguments, debates, and torturing prisoners.

**Papochka is daddy in Russian. It's pronounced 'Pap-OSH-ka.'
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Audition Lines:
Line 1:
"(Little emotion in her words -- sounds almost sarcastic) It's of little concern to me, however, I do rather care about you lot. If I can avoid making you big kittens cry that would be lovely. And Dad generally knows everything about me, so I figured it's time to tell him."
Line 2:
"(Eerily calm) You know what? You're absolutely right. You are so right. Yes, yes, let me change how I view things for the benefit of one brat who couldn't take the heat. Allow me to tear down the foundation that I grew up with just to make everyone feel more comfortable."
Line 3:
"**(insisting and tired sounding) Papochka? I'm not crazy . . . I swear to you, I'm not."

Bellatrix



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Name: Bellatrix
Gender: Female
Age: Teenager
Characteristics/Notes:
Bella is the shortest and likely most feisty feline in the Firesbane royal family. In a way, it seems that her personality makes up for her lack of bulk and height. She’s a very snarky girl and she and her littermate, Sirius, can often be seen ganging up on other members of the family with their combined smart-ass remarks. A very girly-girl, Bella gets along well with all of her sisters and her brothers tend to look out for her more since she is the smallest in the entire family. However, with her vivacious personality and need to be heard, Bella is also very rebellious, which gets her into tough situations in the family. She wants to be treated like the toms are and wants to be in on the family business -- she’s not satisfied with the day-to-day life of a Banes queen, despite this lifestyle being incredibly laidback. She has all the freedom and respect in the world, but chooses to rebel and chase after the one thing she doesn’t have.

Accent: English
Bellatrix needs a higher pitched female voice that can sound very snappy, feminine, and quirky. She’s very coy; it’s hard to render her speechless and she always has something to snap back with. Her pace for speaking is generally very fast and to the point. She’s annoyed when cats talk too slowly and her aggravation with others can be evident in her tone.
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Audition Lines:
Line 1:
"(Blunt) Ah, yes, I forgot my sole purpose for waking up in the morning was to prove my worth to you."
Line 2:
"(Excited) Dad, can I come too? I won’t fight or get in the way, I promise!"
Line 3:
"(Angry) Don’t TELL me who I am, alright?! I know well who I am, now get OUT OF MY FACE!"

Ceres



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Name: Ceres
Gender: Female
Age: Teenager
Characteristics/Notes:
Ceres is quite different from all of her siblings. She’s very quiet and rarely speaks unless she has something important to say. She’s quite mysterious and has many mystical abilities; sometimes not even she is sure of all the things she can do. Brilliant and extremely skilled at what she does, but also very shy and not confident in her abilities. Her interests are different from everyone else’s; unlike the rest of her family, she has no interest in training and is not a vengeful or angry cat. Rather, she is quite peaceful, doesn’t show much emotion at all, and prefers to keep to herself.

Accent: English
Ceres needs a middle-to-high-range voice that is soft and quiet, but not necessarily feminine. There’s an air of uncertainty to most things she says, as if she is afraid to speak up. She chooses her words very carefully, always aiming to avoid offending anyone or saying something that can be interpreted in a different way than she means it.
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Audition Lines:
Line 1:
"(Hesitant) Well . . . I HAVE heard accounts of elementals regaining their powers after having them taken away. It can be done. But I don’t know if I can do it . . ."
Line 2:
"(Quiet panic) This is bad. This is very bad. Do you realize that if you don’t do something about this, you could die?"
Line 3:
"(Calm) Yes, all is well. I’ll need to start stocking up on herbs for the winter soon -- let’s hope we don’t have another bout of sickness this year."

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on Aug 12 2014

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Callisto



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Name: Callisto
Gender: Female
Age: Teenager
Characteristics/Notes:
As the youngest daughter in the Firesbane royal family, Callisto is extremely well-rounded, perky, and curious. Naturally charming and beautiful like her mother, Callisto is very close to all of her siblings. Of her siblings, she’s closest to Nova, Sirius, and her littermate, Ganymede. Her family notes that she’s the definition of a princess. Poised and easy to talk to, Callisto is a bubbly young queen. She’s very respectful as well as close to her parents and wants to make her father proud.

Accent: English. Speaks French later in the series.
Needs a medium-to-high-pitched female voice. Should sound almost like a Disney princess. Very pleasant to the ears. She’s about 14-15 and very much concerned about others’ opinions about her.
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Audition Lines:
Line 1:
"(Excited) Nova! You’re home early!"
Line 2:
"(Talking about an enemy tribe) Yeah, them. They didn’t force you to withdraw all of your abilities or question you in a small room without any sunlight for three days, did they? Or did they have the moon possess your mum to force you into submission without a fight?!"
Line 3:
"(Giggling) Sit still, Gany! We are NOT going to look disoriented at our FIRST festival!"

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