Sutter Street Theatre
Audition for Peter and the Starcatcher
Director: Michael Coleman
Where: Sutter Street Theatre Annex, 710 Figueroa Street, Folsom
When: Sunday, April 10 at 7:00pm
What to Bring: A headshot or photo and a resume if you have them
The play runs from June 3 through July 10 on Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00pm and Sundays at 4:30pm.
Rehearsals begin May 2 and are Mondays through Thursdays at 7:00pm.
Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script.
Please be prepared to tell a fairy tale bedtime story in under two minutes, if asked.
All ages will be considered.
Set in 1885 England, this thrilling coming-of-age adventure follows the journey of a young,
nameless orphan who grows from a friendless boy to a hero to the Boy Who Would Not Grow
up. With the help of a ambitious young girl who is assisting her father with a dangerous
mission and a couple of fellow ragamuffin orphans, he earns his name, fights off a gang of
thieving pirates and learns about love and friendship as well as greed and despair.
Presented using an ensemble of 12 performers, Peter and The Starcatcher is a vibrant,
ingenious play that comes to life using imagination and storytelling, as well as music, poetry,
pop-culture nods, and fart jokes.
I am looking for an ensemble of performers who work well as a group. All characters play
narrator storytellers and must be comfortable with some audience interaction.
The info in parenthesis indicates first the gender of the character and secondly the preferred gender of the actor.
Boy/Peter – THIS ROLE HAS BEEN PRECAST
Molly Aster (F character, F only) – A true leader at a time when girls are mostly followers.
Curious, intelligent, and willing to risk everything for the sake of what is right at the ripe old
age of thirteen, she will be a great woman as an adult.
Black Stache (M character, Any Gender) – Famous for his fabulous face foliage, he terrorizes
the seven seas in search of a hero worthy of his villainy. As flamboyant as he is heartless, as charming as he is ruthless, he is poetical, theatrical, and given to a ferocity that no good can ever spring.
Lord Aster (M character, M preferred) – The very model of a Victorian English Gentleman. Loyal, proper, devoted, and faithful. As a Starcatcher, he is dedicated to protecting the Earth from the power and sway of starstuff.
Captain Scott (M character, Any Gender) – A fictional version of Royal Navy Captain Robert Falcon Scott and (in our show) Captain of The Wasp. Stalwart and properly heroic. In real life he leads an expedition to the Antarctic, where he freezes to death in 1912.
Ted (M character, Any Gender) – Orphan boy who is obsessed with food: the eating of, the fighting over, the dreaming about. A natural actor with an easy wit.
Prentiss (M character, Any Gender) – Orphan boy who yearns to be a leader, even though he knows he will never truly be one. Ambitious, hyper-articulate, logical, and a bit of a blowhard with the teeny-tiniest touch of cowardice.
Mrs. Bumbrake/Teacher (F characters, F preferred) – Molly’s nanny. British to the bone, but with a girlish charm. Stiff in the lip, loose in the hip, fun on a ship. / Formally a salmon, now an ancient, knowledgeable mermaid.
Alf (M character, Any Gender) – An old sea dog. Something about him appeals to the feminine sensibility. Could be his bowlegs, his saucy gait, or his kind heart.
Smee (M character, Any Gender) – First mate to Black Stache. Single-mindedly dedicated to his captain’s every whim. His motto: “Tis good to be busy.”
Bill Slank/Hawking Clam (M characters, Any Gender) – Captain of The Neverland. Vicious, without the skill of quality to lead anyone but himself. Greedy. / Son of Fighting Prawn and Sweet ‘n’ Sour Shrimp. One day he will ascend the Clam throne as head of the Royal Clam Clam.
Grempkin/Mack/Sanchez/Fighting Prawn (M characters, Any Gender) – Mean and malodorous schoolmaster of St. Norbert’s Orphanage for Lost Boys. Likes to keep the
orphans in the dark, as sunlight is known to feed rebellion. / A very bad sailor who wants to be anywhere but under the thumb of Bill Slank. / A hardworking Spanish pirate with an identity crisis. / King of the Mollusks. Kidnapped by British sailors, he served as sous-chef in Derbyshire. Since returning to his kingdom, he has vowed to murder any English who land on his Mollusk Isle domain.