The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

CASTING/AUDITION INFORMATION

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
Written by John Heimbuch
Created in collaboration with Jon Ferguson
Based on the story by Washington Irving
Directed by Renee van Nifterik

PRODUCTION DATES:
Open Auditions: Sunday, August 22 and Monday, August 23 @ 7:30pm
Callback Audition Date: TBD
First-Read Through: Monday , August 30 @ 7:30 pm
First Tech: October 10 , 2021
Performance Dates: October 15-31, 2021 

SUMMARY OF SHOW:
In the quaint village of Sleepy Hollow, stories of wonder and strangeness surround the legend of a mighty headless Hessian. When the humble schoolteacher Ichabod Crane vies for the hand of the beautiful Katrina Van Tassel, the townsfolk might protest, but it is ultimately the Horseman who will decide his fate.

CHARACTERS/CASTING NEEDS:
1 woman, 2 men, 7 women or men
Ichabod Crane: a Connecticut schoolteacher
Geoffrey Crayon: a New Yorker of distinction
Brom Bones: a roistering blade
Katrina Van Tassel: a country coquette
Baltus Van Tassel: a gentleman farmer
Hans Van Ripper: another gentleman farmer
Parson Van Houten: a man of faith
Rupert Van Brunt: a spiteful schoolboy
Gunpowder: a weatherbeaten nag
Otto Van Lancker: a willing believer
Old Brouwer: a willful disbeliever
Headless Horseman: a headless Hessian mercenary
Other Characters: Villagers, students, country girls, sleepy hollow boys, old men, a skeleton

Special note: Ability to do a Dutch accent or willingness to learn a plus!

AUDITION PROCEDURES:
Actors should present a headshot and resume, if available. All actors should be prepared to read from the script. Actors may be asked to attend a callback audition at the discretion of the director.

REHEARSAL AND PERFORMANCE LOCATIONS:
Rehearsals and performances will be held at the Pearl Theater located at 14803 Park Almeda Dr. Houston, TX 77047. Any/all known conflicts should be disclosed prior to or at auditions and confirmed at the first read-through.
Additional calls for the purposes of costume parade, Publicity photos, and other issues pertaining to production will be scheduled as needed by the Stage Management.

TENTATIVE REHEARSAL DAYS AND TIMES:
Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays @ 7:30pm
Saturday: October 9 @ 10am
Tech Week – Sunday-Friday @ 7:30 pm

COMPENSATION:
This is a non-paying gig.

NOTIFICATION:
ASAP via email or text no later than August 28th. All auditioners will be notified of casting decisions either way.