How much do I love thee, let me count the ways.
Original radio drama From “LightningBolt fTheater of the Mind” casting call!
Deadline for everyone's lines: July 10 2009
A girl (Liadan) with severe Obsessive Compulsive Disorder gets expelled for Plagiarism from Iowa State University. She decides to hitchhike anywhere, in order to avoid a confrontation with her perfectionist abusive parents. A popular sweet football player Brad, picks her up, and offers to drive her to California. She is secretly obsessed with him, but does all she can to hide both her OCD disorder and obsession from him. As they fall for one another, Liadan reveals more and more of herself to him, and begins getting better. However, when he finds her diary, she snaps and…
Warning: Mild language, some violence, and suggested sexuality.
The deadline for everyone's lines for this project is on July 10, but please send me your lines ASAP.
All those who were not casted for major or minor roles are cast as extras. This is only if you are interested in recording wallers for me. I'll send out the script to everyone very soon.
If you have any questions, email me.
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xancthus as Liadan and Susan (Sent response)
Jeff as David (Sent response)
Desiree as Liadan (Sent response)
Pokejedservo as Liadan's father, dean, psychology professor, David, and Bar man (Sent response and critique. Thanks for resubmiting the bar man lines.)
SweetSourSauce as Liadan (Sent response and critique, thanks for resubmiting your auditions)
Sephysl as Liadan (Sent response and critique)
KawaiiBleach22 as Liadan (Sent response and critique)
Robert Kingette as Psychology teacher
Katsuka as Psychology teacher (Sent response and critique. Thanks for resubmiting your auditions.)
Frizz as dean and David (Sent response)
Kris as Psychology Teacher (Sent Response)
Glenn as Dean (Sent response)
Aleketana as Dean and Psychology teacher (Sent response)
Rick Lewis as Liadan's father (Sent response)
Liadan: Cast to Relick
Voice type: Soft, shy, tentative, medium to low. She must sound innocent but have an edge as well. Think of Cat Woman from Bat man.
Bio: This 19-year-old college freshman has just been expelled from Iowa State University for plagiarism. She had wanted to major in abnormal psychology. She is nervous and edgy most of the time. Naturally a shy girl, this social outcast keeps mostly to herself, afraid to strike a friendship with her heart throb from Psychology class, the infamous football player Brad. She suffers from severe OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder,) and is deathly afraid of doing something which would displease her all controlling and abusive parents. She decides to hitchhike across Iowa, having no definitive destination in mind, because she fears facing her parents after her expulsion. Her disorder is horrible, making her believe that things should be counted, and always end up at an even number. Things should be straight, neat, placed a certain way, and clean; at all times. She does not handle stress very well. When Brad picks her up in his car as she’s hitchhiking, she tries to hide her disorder from him at all costs. Brad is heading home for the winter break, and upon discovering that she has no place in mind, offers to take her to his rich home. She and Brad become involved in a relationship, but when Brad discovers her notebook, she loses control and… As I’ve said, she does not handle stress well. Until Brad had discovered the notebook with her OCD disorder evidence inside, she had been getting better, but now…
Susan: Casted to xancthus*
Voice Type: Strong, medium to high, determined.
Bio: Brad’s best friend. She’s also a freshman at Iowa State, and is majoring in Biology. She’s very smart, but chose to date the wrong guy. Brad’s other best friend David is the wrong guy for Susan. All he wants is a sexual relationship, and Susan comes to the sad conclusion that David has been cheating on her. She is adaptable and does not give up at any odds. Even after David and her break up, she learns to find her feet again, and have fun going out dancing with her friends. Brad is always there to let Susan know what he’s available to listen and help her.
Brad: (Precasted to Creatures Farley*)
Accent: Muddy British Accent.
Voice type: Soft, low, gentle.
Bio: Brad is the Iowa State University champion football quarterback, majoring in business. He is a 19-year-old freshman. Very popular and looked up to, he holds the school’s entire female population hearts in his hand. Brad is what you would call a “nice guy”. Always caring about his friends, gentle, and kind hearted, he has never been interested in any of the girls at his school. He’s originally from Britain, but moved to California with his rich parents. He has a slightly muddy British accent from living in the United States for a while. In Britain, Brad used to play rugby very well. When he encounters Liadan walking along side the main highway, Brad feels sorry for her and picks her up. He notices her odd nervous quality, but thinks she’s intriguing just the same. He starts falling for her and her strange neat ways. He even consoles her as she breaks down at a bar one night, thinking that a drunken bar man who hit on her is her father out to get her. Brad is a nice guy, and takes Liadan out on her first date. However, when he discovers her notebook, and her obsession with him and the number 1234, he begins to see that things are not what they seem. He sees a terrifying side of Liadan.
Liadan’s mother: Cast to Julie Hoverson*
Voice type: Medium to high, motherly.
Age: Mid 50’s.
Bio: Liadan’s mother has no distinctive accent. She is American and is in her mid 50’s. She is mentally abusive to her daughter, but mostly copies what her husband says. She’s a very submissive wife, and does not seem to think for herself very much. She mostly tells Liadan to do the dishes and clean the house. She likes to repeat things her husband says to sound smarter than she really is.
Waiter: Precasted to LightningBolt*
Voice type: Pleasant, professional, soft.
Bio: This waiter serves Liadan and Brad during their first date at a fancy restaurant. She is very agreeable and like all waiters, wants to make more money.
David: Cast to Frizz*
Accent: American, slightly Californian (as in “dude”)
Voice type: Low, gruff, football player, conceited.
Brad’s former best friend: David is a one night stand kind of guy. All he cares about is having a sexual relationship with the first girl besides Susan to come to him. He has no respect for women unlike Brad, and does not feel bad about dumping Susan. He has an American accent.
Liadan’s father: Cast to Rick Lewis*
Accent: Slightly Southern, Wealthy Redneck.
Voice type: Low, gravely, always angry.
Age: Mid 50’s.
Bio: He is in his mid 50’s and has a low gravelly voice. He has a slight southern (Wealthy Redneck) accent. The man is American. He abuses Liadan both physically and emotionally. We don’t see the physical abuse in this script, but it’s clearly there. He is obsessed with insisting that he is a good Republican citizen with an upstanding Republican family. He insists that everything Liadan does must be perfect, and that her grades must be A plusses at all times. He often refers to her as stupid, ugly, and useless. She is afraid of him. He had a deep and resonating strict voice, and often yells in anger.
The Dean: Cast to Glenn* Accent: American.
Voice type: medium to low, strict, professional, arrogant.
Age: late 40’s.
Bio: This dean of Iowa State University is very strict and dedicated to upholding the traditions and rules of his/her school. He/she does not allow anything, not even a small case of forgetting to parenthetically cite something, slide. He/she regards students as way below him/her. When things start to go wrong for him/her while Liadan is in his/her office, he/she loses his/her professional composure and begins to fear for his/her life.
The Bar man: Casted to Pokejedservo*
Accent: Slightly Southern, Redneck.
Voice type: Low, Gravely, always suggestive, evil man (sly, snake like)
Age: Mid 40’s.
Bio: A man with a very slight southern (redneck) accent. He hits on Liadan at the bar, reminding her strongly of her abusive father. His voice is gravely because of smoking and drinking so much. He is in his mid 40’s. He uses many suggestive phrases, and is an unclean evil man who wants to have a one night stand with Liadan. He scares the girl, yet chickens out when Brad comes to her rescue.
Security Guard1: Precasted to Kelly*
Accent: New York City.
Voice type: Medium to low, tough, confident.
Age: Early 30’s.
Bio: She works at Iowa State University as a security guard. She works for the dean.
Security Guard2: Casted to xancthus*
Voice type: Low, gruff, tough.
Age: Early 40’s.
Bio: He works at Iowa State University as a security guard. He works for the dean.
Psychology teacher: Cast to Kris*
Voice type: Strict, professional, jokes sometimes.
Bio: She is the psychology teacher and has only a couple of lines. Needs to be very strict, but has the sarcastic sense of humor as well.