The Eighth Dwarf.
Location: Long Island New York
CASTING CALL for THE EIGHTH DWARF Nassau County (Long Island), New York
CASTING CALL FOR SIX CAUCASIAN MEN, AGED 65 AND OLDER (GRAY HAIR ESSENTIAL. BALD IS OK.)FOR ROLES IN A SHORT INDEPENDENT FILM BASED UPON AN ORIGINAL COMEDY (APPROXIMATELY 15 MINUTES), TO BE REHEARSED AND SHOT IN EAST MEADOW (NASSAU COUNTY), NEW YORK,DURING THE SPRING AND SUMMER 2019.
Imagine the reunion of the remaining six dwarves on an Actor’s Studio/Charlie Rose-style talk show. Discussing their lives and the events leading up to the rancorous and litigious breakup of Dwarf Enterprises, Inc. Describing their lives since. Bashful has had Assertiveness Training. Grumpy works for an HMO denying claims. Dopey is residing in an adult residential living facility and working for the same HMO, giving callers another number to call to get their questions answered, and proudly announcing, “I even get to make up the numbers.”
As Grumpy so eloquently puts it, “Heigh-Ho my ass!”
Auditions are ongoing and rehearsals will begin as soon as all roles are filled.
Auditions are ongoing and available on a personalized, flexible schedule.
Initial auditions may be arranged on-line or at a mutually acceptable and convenient setting.
The possibility of initial on-line rehearsals may also be feasible.
Shooting will be on weekends.
This play has been previously performed professionally on stage in Manhattan, Nassau County and at the Pocono Playhouse in Pennsylvania.
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Regarding the roles…
Happy isn’t. Happy is a leading character. He is terribly sad and disillusioned regarding the acrimonious and litigious breakup the team. He is the spokesperson for the group. He struggles to remain hopeful about life despite all evidence. Plump preferred.
Dressed in modern casual.
Grumpy remains grumpy. A second leading character. He’s divisive and contributes antagonism and conflict. Abrasive, sardonic, bitter towards the others, particularly Dopey. Possibly discretely sips from a hip flask. He challenges Happy’s struggling optimism. He and Bashful can’t stand each other. Average build acceptable, but preferably thin, even haggard.
Dressed simple but severe. Possibly leather.
Bashful isn’t. Since his assertiveness training, Bashful is confident, competent and has become a highly successful divorce attorney. He consults his phone and texts throughout the performance. He is an ironic character. Great opportunity for improv. Possibly smug. A solid supporting role. He and Grumpy can’t stand each other. Physique average or slightly overweight.
Dressed for success. Expensive suit, stylish, professional.
Dopey. Playful, mischievous, adorable. He repeatedly challenges the others with “I’m not Dopey! I’m intellectually challenged!” Enormous opportunity for improv. Dopey teases the comatose Sleepy throughout this production. Physique unimportant.
Wardrobe? Bizarre, long out-of-date, wildly unfashionable, uncoordinated.
Sneezy. Affable, content. Successful as a consultant on allergy products. Attempts to mediate conflicts between the others on stage. Uses handkerchief and nose drops throughout the production. Enormous opportunity for improv. Average physique preferable, but a range is acceptable.
Dressed in modern casual.
Sleepy remains comatose throughout the production, snoring strategically. A supporting role but significant in that Sleepy is teased by Dopey. Enormous opportunity for improv between them. Preferably overweight.
Dressed in modern casual, somewhat untidy.
Payment: Non Paid
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This casting notice was posted by: Stephen Loomis