OPEN AUDITION / CALL FOR ACTORS

CASTING FOR DAN’S PART

IN “THE HEART OF A POET”

This audition contains 3 extract/readings.

Dan’s character breakdown can be found here: http://www.theheartofapoet.com/dan-bio/

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Directorial/casting notes:

Dan (your character) is on a date with Mary. Mary is a very attractive older women and you are eager to seduce her. In this extract you need to bond with Mary on a romantic level. You’re with Mary on your second date so you can be a bit more familiar and a little more comfortable. Mary has a secret, a heart transplant surgery scar between her breasts and you are eager to discover it as if the scar is bugging you, calling you, tormenting you…


Directorial/casting notes:

In this part you want to show off to Mary. You clumsily recite some poetry trying to impress her. She’s a tough judge as her “Daddy” was a poet.


Directorial/casting notes:

In this part you are gradually finding your way into Mary’s cleavage. As a fetishist, you are discovering what you have been eager to discover since the first date, since she has mentioned it to you… Her heart transplant scar, between her breasts. It is not, by any way, a sex scene. It’s the scene where you are curious and eager to discover her scar and her breasts whilst trying not to scare her off.