Auditions for Dracula: August 27, 2014
By Stephen Wathen
Based on the novel by Bram Stoker
Directed by Michael Navarra
- 2014-2015 Season of the Theatre and Dance Department

Presented by Ohlone College’s award-winning Theatre and Dance department.

  • 10 men / 8 women are needed
  • Auditions: Wednesday, August 27, 2014 from 6:00pm to 10:00pm
  • Callbacks: Saturday, August 30, 2014
  • NUMMI Studio Theatre
    Smith Center at Ohlone College
    43600 Mission Blvd
    Fremont, CA 94539
  • Prepare a 90-second monologue (in a British, Cockney, or Romanian accent).  If you do not have a monologue, we can have you read directly from the script.
  • Rehearsals: Begin September 2, 2014
  • Opening Night: October 31, 2014
  • Closing: November 16, 2014

Email the director, Michael Navarra, at auditions@ohlone.edu to set up an appointment.

Drop-ins are welcome.

Performers of all ages and ethnic backgrounds are encouraged to attend.

Characters

  • Count Dracula – A gaunt, but athletic, figure of charismatic evil. Must climb, leap, move with animal grace and power. (Romanian accent – not too heavy.) Age range: 25-45
  • Dr. Jack Seward – The dedicated, disorganized head of the sanitarium. (British accent.) Age range: 30-50
  • Professor Van Helsing – Stubborn, brilliant Dutch medical genius, a witch hunter. (Dutch accent.) Age range: 35-65
  • Jonathan Harker – A fiery, dashing young British attorney engaged to Mina. Strong, vibrant with a devilish sense of humor. Physical agility a must. (British accent.) Age range: 18-30
  • Lucy Westenra – Dr. Seward’s secretary. Lovely, spirited, playful. Romantic, engaged to Arthur. Physical agility a must. (British accent.) Age range: 18-30
  • Mina Murray – The efficient, strong-willed but vivacious business director of the sanitarium. Engaged to Jonathan. Physical agility a must. (British accent.) Age range: 18-30
  • Arthur Holmwood – Lucy’s earnest, loving fiancé, Seward’s loyal assistant. Physical agility a must. (British accent.) Age range: 18-30
  • Mrs. Morris – Efficient, pushy head nurse. Must scream/faint. (British accent.) Age range: 30-60
  • Veronica Morris – Mrs. Morris’ playful, innocent daughter of 7 or 8. Looking for someone between 8-11 years old. (British accent.)
  • R.M. Renfield – A devious, possessed inmate with vicious mood swings. (British accent.) Age range: 25-55
  • Bloxam/Snelling – 2 comical, cockney deliverymen. Comedic team. (British accent.) Age range: 18-50
  • Dracula’s wives – 3 extremely athletic women (any gymnastics, dance, martial arts would be great). Must leap, fall, tumble, etc. (They all have accents - but are open to any part of the world in 19th century.) Age range: 18-40
  • Skip – Modern college student, natural leader, enthusiastic. (No specific accent.) Age range: 18-26
  • Chelsea – Skip’s girlfriend, cute but fearful. (No specific accent.) Age range: 18-26
  • Mitch – Skip’s prankster buddy – always thinking of the “bit”. (No specific accent.) Age range: 18-26

* If cast, all actors must register for the Fall 2014 TD-124 Rehearsal and Performance course.

Design Team

  • Set Designer - Stephen Wathan
  • Lighting Designer - Matthew O'Donnell
  • Sound Designer - Fred Alim
  • Costume Designer - Tamara Cooper

About the Director

Michael Navarra directed Dog Sees God, Proof, and Jesus Christ Superstar for Ohlone College. Dog Sees God was invited as a regional finalist to the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, and Jesus Christ Superstar received 7 Meritorious Achievement Awards, including one for Direction from Kennedy Center ACTF. Most recently, Michael directed Bonnie & Clyde with San Jose Stage Company. For more information, please visit: www.michaelnavarra.com.

Jesus Christ Superstar

"Damn Impressive… Scrupulous staging…glitzy but lucid, not falling into the camp arena, as other productions tend to."
—Anna Pulley, East Bay Express

"Raw and intense."
—Jessica Noel Flohr, Tri-City Voice

"Michael Navarra and his creative team deserve extra credit for producing one of the most technically savvy and fully realized productions I have ever seen.”
—Derek Martin, Adjudicator, Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival

Scene from Dog Sees God.

Proof

"Proof is a strong and sure-footed production…engaging from beginning to end."
—Julie Grabowski, Tri-City Voice

Scene from Dog Sees God.

Dog Sees God

Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival Regional Finalist.

Scene from Dog Sees God.