The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time (05.01.19) / Updated 04.18.19

Aurora Theatre, Inc.
Lawrenceville, GA

Job Details


Call Type: EPA

SPT Cat. 8; Equity minimum $619

PERSONNEL / Updated 04.18.19
By: Simon Stephens
Co-Director: Justin Anderson and Lisa Adler

Present at Auditions:
Lisa Adler – Co-Director and Horizon Theatre Company’s Co-Artistic Director
Justin Anderson – Co-Director and Aurora Theatre’s Associate Artistic Director

OTHER DATES / Updated 04.18.19
Horizon Theatre
1st reh: Week of August 19, 2019. Opens: September 27, 2019. Closes: October 27, 2019
Perf Schedule: Wed-Sat at 8pm, Sat at 3pm, and Sun at 5pm, 10am school matinees TBA

Aurora Theatre
Pick-Up Rehearsal: Week of December 23, 2019. Opens: January 9, 2020. Closes: February 9, 2020.
Perf Schedule: Tues-Sat at 8pm, Sat and Sun at 2:30pm, there will be a 10am matinee on Jan 21, 2020

To best demonstrate our commitment to inclusion in our community, Aurora Theatre encourages ALL actors to audition for ANY role which they feel they can fully embody.

An Equity Monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition.

Equity’s contracts prohibit discrimination. Equity is committed to diversity and encourages all its employers to engage in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, Equity encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to attend every audition.

Always bring your Equity Membership card to auditions.

SEEKING / Updated 04.18.19
Equity actors for this Aurora Theatre production of THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT TIME. Note: The Horizon Theatre is also producing this show and it is both theatre’s intent to cast the same actors in both productions. Seeking actors who are available for both production runs. While cast in both productions, actors will be under separate contracts for each theatre.

BREAKDOWN / Updated 04.18.19

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time brings Mark Haddon’s best-selling novel to thrilling life on stage, adapted by two-time Olivier Award-winning playwright Simon Stephens. Tenacious and intelligent, Christopher is a teenager who’s better at solving equations than navigating a world that’s stubbornly out of sync with how his mind works. After being wrongly accused of murdering his neighbor’s dog, he resolves to find the real culprit. But, when his investigation uncovers painful truths about his family, he dares to strike out on his own, embarking on a thrilling adventure that upturns his whole world.

**All actors MUST be able to speak with English accents appropriate to class. Ensemble members play multiple characters of various age ranges. Actors MUST be able to move well (and will be asked to demonstrate if called back). Background in movement or dance preferred.

Christopher Boone: Male, Adult Actor 18+. Must be able to play 15. Any ethnicity. Actors on the autism spectrum encouraged to apply. A brilliant, young mathematician and amateur detective. He has a unique perception of the world, notices things in minute detail, and has difficulty understanding social and emotional cues. From a diagnostic point of view, he is probably on the autism spectrum and exhibits some behavior that might be characterized as having Asperger’s Syndrome.

Siobhan: Female, Late 20s-40s. Any ethnicity. Teacher and mentor, the only person in Christopher’s life with an understanding of his situation. She often serves as the narrator of Christopher’s story and his feelings. English, Irish, Welsh or Scottish accent

Ed Boone: Male, mid-30s to early 50s. Any ethnicity. Father of Christopher, estranged from his wife, Judy, and struggling as a single parent trying to raise his son the best he can.

Judy Boone: Female, mid 30s-early 50s. Any ethnicity. Christopher’s mother, estranged from her husband Ed, a working class woman with a tough exterior, blames herself for her inability to copy with Christopher effectively. Loving, yet impatient, she has felt very alone in her situation with Christopher, and it frustrates her to the absolute point of desperation.

Ensemble 1: Female, mid-30s to mid-50s. Any ethnicity. Strong versatile actor to play multiple roles. Ensemble 2: Male, mid-30s to mid-50s. Any ethnicity. Strong versatile actor to play multiple roles. Ensemble 3: Female, 50-70. Any ethnicity. Strong versatile actor to play multiple roles.
Ensemble 4: Male, mid-40s to mid-50s. Any ethnicity. Strong versatile actor to play multiple roles.

Preferred contact:
[email protected]; if no email access, call 404-523-1477 x113



Audition Information


Horizon Theatre
1083 Austin Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30307-1940

Wednesday, May 1, 2019
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

no scheduled lunch break


Sides will be provided. If you have not been seen by the directors before, please also be prepared with two contrasting contemporary monologues. These may be requested by the directors if they would like to see more of your work. Bring TWO copies of your picture and resume.

Minors must be accompanied by an adult