(You must visit http://www.dwad.net/audition.html for complete details. We
have presented most of the information below, but audition sides as well as some
additional details are at the above link.)
The Doctor Who Audio Dramas
SegalChord Productions is a group of professional, semi-professional, and
amateur actors located in Fremont, CA, who have been making The Doctor Who Audio
Dramas since 1982. These productions are downloaded for free over the internet.
We average thousands of episodes downloaded each month. If you want to get your
voice heard, this is the place to do it.
We are currently holding an open casting call for voice actors for our next
production, Fire Child, a three episode audio drama.
Something is happening to Billy Samison. Ever since his father came back for a
visit from Iraq, the boy has been hearing a voice in his head. It's slowly
taking him over, and he has been doing terrible things. Buildings and people
burn, and Billy is at the centre of it all.
The Doctor and Robbie must find out who or what is taking over Billy before it
comes to full strength, devours everything around it, and starts the cycle all
Auditions shall be submitted either as a high-quality mp3 file which we will download from your web space or sent to us through e-mail. Submit auditions to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please label your e-mail subject line as "DOCTOR WHO AUDITION". Please use that exact subject line. We use a very aggressive spam filter and sometimes it discards things it shouldn't. Labeling your subject properly will help us find your e-mail. If your e-mail is actually bounced by our spam filter (very rare, but it happens), please post a note on our message board at http://www.dwad.net/phpBB3 and we'll be certain to contact you.
You must have a good quality microphone and a good sound card. Record one second
of silence with the microphone turned on before beginning your lines (for noise
reduction purposes). Files are to be submitted in mp3 format, 16-bit, 44100 Hz,
128 Kbps, mono, or as close as you can get to that. We try to be as flexible as
possible. If your software doesn't have those exact parameters, choose a higher
quality rather than a lower one. If you have any questions regarding how to do
any of this, please do not hesitate to ask. We know a lot of people are
unfamiliar with this aspect of their computers, and we are willing to help.
Please label your audition file as "<Character name> - <Your name>.mp3" so we
can easily figure out who belongs to what.
Be sure to "audition" your own recordings before sending them in. Many auditions
are being sent back because of technical problems. (Distortion, very loud
background noise, and echo are the three biggest problems.) By listening to your
own sound files, you can find and correct these problems before sending them in.
For some basic help in avoiding some of the more common problems, please visit
out technical page at http://www.dwad.net/technical.html.
Those selected will be required to record their lines using their own equipment
and submit them by a deadline, as well as be available to quickly re-record any
lines deemed necessary by the director. Please do not audition if you are not
able to meet this commitment. Most personal computers today are very capable of
recording very good quality sound files, so there is no need for anyone to be
using an expensive studio anymore except for very high-end productions.
Very important: Please let us know where you found your casting call notice. Our
casting notices are proliferated to numerous agencies and often they are edited
without our knowledge or permission. Telling us where you found our casting
notice will help us to know if you have all the information or not.
Please note that we acknowledge all auditions and everyone who auditioned will
be told whether they got the role or not. (Being actors ourselves, we always
hated being kept in limbo.) So if your audition isn't acknowledged, something
happened and we didn't receive it. If we've received your audition and you still
haven't received an e-mail telling you the results, you're still in the running.
If more than one week has gone by since auditions closed, you should have had an
answer by then. If not, please don't hesitate to ask. It doesn't bother us, and
sometimes it's true that some internet black hole eats e-mail messages.
If you have any questions, please send an e-mail to email@example.com. We will be
happy to assist you.
Thank you for your interest in The Doctor Who Audio Dramas. Auditioning is not
hard. Even if you suffer from the worst stage fright, we'll help you get over
it. Remember, part of our mission is to teach, to give people the opportunity to
learn. We especially like people who are new or nearly new or who have been
typecast. We will give new actors the chance to develop their skills as well as
typecast actors the opportunity to break out of the mould.
We look forward to working with you!
The following are the open roles for Fire Child. Gender is indicated if a
specific gender is required, otherwise the role is gender neutral and anyone can
audition for that role. Numbers in parenthesis indicate the number of lines the
character has. The middle column are the lines to be read for the audition.
Please read only your lines. Additional lines are provided for context.
In the case of child characters (both male as well as female), females should
consider auditioning for these types of roles as well. Females have the ability
to sound pre-pubesent no matter what their age, and many male child characters
are voiced by females in animation.
Voice actors who have multiple voices in their repertoire are encouraged to give
a sample of each in addition to their audition. We may offer you multiple roles
if your voices are identifiably different from each other.
American accents are required for all roles in this story except as noted.
If anyone has any questions, please do not hesitate in the slightest to ask.
Sometimes there are several unlisted roles which have only a couple of lines.
For those chosen, we may assign you one of these small characters to play as
well. Welcome to the world of voice acting!
Audition closes: Monday, June 6, 2011
Lines will be due Tuesday, July 5, 2011
Expected completion date: August 2011
YOU MUST VISIT http://www.dwad.net/audition.html for complete details. We
have presented most of the information below, but audition sides as well as some
additional details are at the above link.
Male, 14 years old. From Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. His father is in the army,
and his mother is a homemaker. He loves his family very much, and he would do
anything for his parents. He excels at school, even though it means being
something of a social outcast. It never bothered him; he was more interested in
having a happy home life. Lately, however, he has been prone to outbursts due to
the influence of an alien being using him as a host. It makes his moods somewhat
unpredictable on a minute to minute basis. (269)
Female adult, any accent. A doting mother who feels her son Billy is the most
precious thing in the world. She goes to great lengths to ensure he's happy.
Though she hints at having done a number of varied jobs in the past, including
some factory work and office positions, she's a homemaker now. Consequently
she's also something of a busybody. Not necessarily unfriendly, but definitely
protective of her son, sometimes to the point of overprotective. (203)
Female adult, any accent. Works at Billy's school, which is populated by
predominantly lower-middle class students. Possibly one of the few
administrators that genuinely cares about the student body, though her opinions
are probably skewed towards the higher performing students. She comes off as
being kind, but a certain sternness hides just beneath the surface. (1
STUDENT 1, 2, 3, 4
Males, teenager. (Various)
Female, mid-50's, any accent. After Billy's fiery outburst, this woman's house
catches fire. Sherry is somewhere in her mid-50's and has lived alone since her
husband's early passing. She makes up for living alone by having a large net of
friends and acquaintances, and she's generally a very outgoing person who likes
to chatter to whoever will listen. As such, some people may label her as a
Pearls of Wisdom - "I know" is just "I Believe" with delusions of grandeur.
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