Open Casting Call
for Homer Bound
SUNDAY, JUNE 11, 3PM - 6PM
WED, JUNE 14, 6PM - 8PM
The Waldo is excited to announce an open casting call for the comedy HOMER BOUND by Maine playwright Karmo Sanders, to be performed September 29, 30 and October 1 and October 6, 7 and 8, 2023 at The Waldo.
This production will be Directed by Executive Director of The Waldo Susan Hodder and Produced by George Bates. Set on a small fishing island off the Maine coast, Homer Bound deals with a shotgun wedding. Who will arrive first - the minister or the baby?
Broadway World calls Homer Bound a rollicking, folksy comedy populated by loveable characters and guaranteed to have the audience split its sides with laughter.
You are invited to audition for a role in HOMER BOUND! No experience necessary, but talent and enthusiasm are required.
Roles being cast (3 women, 3 men): You can download audition sides by clicking here.
LILA: 20-35. The Bride
Nine months pregnant, she looks enormous. She's strong, never whines and when in labor the contractions take her by surprise and are more of discomfort than pain. In Act One she wears a house dress, her hair in curlers. Act Two she wears an extremely tight wedding dress.
MARY: 45-65 Lila's mother
The mother of the bride (and all that that implies). Overworked, underappreciated, and in-charge. Act One wears apron and house dress, Act Two she is dressed for the wedding.
LENA: 50-65. Mary's older sister and Lila's Aunt
Never been married and definitely not shy, she has an unrequited love interest with Homer. She is dressed for the wedding.
HOMER: 50-70. Maine lobsterman
Very sexy in his own way, bit of a hermit. He puffs on a cold pipe, punctuating his speech. The cold pipe sits in the corner of his mouth or in his hand. Homer's rhythmic speech pattern is run-together words. Work clothes.
CHARLIE: 20-35. The groom
Ronaldo's younger brother. He's also a lobsterman. Sincere, finding his way. Prologue he wears work clothes, Act Two dressed for wedding.
RONNIE (Ronaldo): 25-40. Charlie's older brother and the best man
Ronnie is simple and sweet, intellectually caught somewhere around the age of eight. He's happy and filled with a brightness of joy in his nature. Constantly fiddling with the wedding ring. He's dressed for the wedding.
*Interested actors may audition at The Waldo on either Sunday afternoon, June 11, OR Wednesday evening, June 14. Callbacks (by invitation) will be the evening of Tuesday, June 20.
If you're interested in being part of the HOMER BOUND team behind the scenes (sets, props, costumes, lights, etc.) please feel free to attend and watch any of the auditions. We'll be scheduling a production team organizational meeting for those interested in early July.
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