The Story of Edgar Sawtelle – Seattle EPA

Book-It Repertory Theatre
Seattle, WA

Job Details


Call Type: EPA

Minimum – $493/wk

Adapted by Jane Jones and Kevin McKeon
Directed by Jane Jones

Week of 04/27/20 – Rehearsals begin
05/28/20 – Tech begins
06/03/20 – Previews begin
06/06/20 – Open
06/28/20 – Close

Local hires preferred.

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.

See breakdown.


For generations, Edgar’s family has raised and trained a special breed of dog in the northern woods of Wisconsin. The Sawtelles love and understand these animals. In fact, Edgar, who has never spoken, has always been able to easily communicate with his canine friends; and together, they see and hear everything. When his uncle fatally betrays his father, Edgar knows the truth—but no one will hear him. This achingly beautiful retelling of Hamlet is sure to move and haunt you.

EDGAR SAWTELLE: 14 years old, born mute, an observer ho communicates with those around him using a made up sign language. Using the “Book-It Style” to activate the narrative, Edgar will also speak in this production.

GAR SAWTELLE/ENSEMBLE: 40s-50s, Edgar’s father. Kindhearted, hardworking and honest.

CLAUDE SAWTELLE/ENSEMBLE: 40s-50s, Edgar’s uncle, Gar’s brother. The outcast of the Sawtelle family, dangerous.

TRUDY SAWTELLE/ENSEMBLE: 40s, Edgar’s mother. Gentle, loving, and a precise dog trainer, she becomes emotionally unstable when her husband dies.

ALMONDINE/ENSEMBLE: Edgar’s dog, friend, and guide.

PAGE PAPINEAU/ENSEMBLE: 50-60s, the veterinarian.

GLEN PAPINEAU/ENSEMBLE: 30s, Page’s son, a sheriff.

Unless textually specified, all roles are open to actors of all races, ethnicities, genders and abilities, and actors of all identities are strongly encouraged to audition.

Please email [email protected] with your photo, resume, and availability to receive further information and schedule an appointment.



Audition Information


Theatre Puget Sound
305 Harrison St
Seattle, WA 98109

4th floor. Studio TBA

Monday, December 9, 2019
10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Lunch: 1:30PM – 2:30PM


Sides provided via email.

Minors must be accompanied by an adult