Syracuse Stage Auditioning Local Children Ages 9-13 for Roles of Scout, Jem, and Dill in To Kill a Mockingbird
Syracuse Stage will be holding auditions for local children ages 9-13 for the roles of Scout, Jem, and Dill in To Kill a Mockingbird. Auditions will be held at Syracuse Stage, 820 East Genesee Street, on October 5 and 6. To schedule an appointment, call Chris Botek at 315-443-4008.
Children scheduled to audition will receive pages from the script in advance to prepare. They will be asked to audition with a Southern dialect.
Selected actors will have the opportunity to work with professional cast members and other artists from around the country.
To Kill a Mockingbird is Harper Lee’s classic American story of courage and justice. In a small Alabama town, a black man, Tom Robinson, stands falsely accused of raping a white woman. Many townspeople would see him condemned, but attorney Atticus Finch defends Tom and demands justice. Through the trial, Atticus’ children Scout and Jem and their friend Dill come face to face with reality of racism in their small town. Show runs February 24 through March 26.
ROLES TO BE CAST
Scout - Looking for girls aged 9-11, Caucasian, to play an impulsive, precocious, and spunky 9-year-old girl who lives in Alabama. Innocent and caring, she eventually awakens to the injustice and racism that surround her.
Jem - Looking for boys aged 12-13, Caucasian, to play the responsible older brother of Scout. Jem is a self-assured, perceptive, and brave adolescent from Alabama.
Dill – Looking for boys aged 10-12, Caucasian, to play a boy who is small in stature. Dill is a 10-year-old friend from Mississippi. He is confident, wise, and has an active imagination.