Greenman Theatre
Miss Holmes

Pay: No Pay

Description:

Join GreenMan Theatre for our opening mainstage show of our 21st season, Miss Holmes By Christopher M. Walsh. Based on characters by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Rehearsals will typically be 4 days each week beginning the end of July. Performances will be September 20 - October 6th.

Auditions will take place at GreenMan performance space (First United Methodist Church in Elmhurst, 232 S York in the lower level)

Sun July 21 beginning at 2pm (walkups please arrive by 3pm)
Mon July 22 beginning at 7pm (walkups please arrive by 8pm)

Callbacks will be held Tuesday 7/23 in the evening as needed. Please specify on your audition form if you have a conflict.

Two roles involve German lines, please note/bring any German language skills or accents.
All roles will be involved in scene changes - please indicate on your audition form if you have difficulty lifting, carrying or moving basic scenery elements.

Roles
Most roles except Sherlock and Watson will be doubled. Total cast size is 9.

(Female presenting)
SHERLOCK HOLMES 20s-30s
Determined detective who can talk her way out of precarious situations. Can see or deduce what others can't. May not pick up on or care about social cues when considering an element to the case.

DOROTHY WATSON. 20s-30s
Smart doctor who is thrown into partnership with Sherlock. Can be timid or wary where Sherlock is bold but is sure-footed about her own place in the world. *will speak several lines in German

LIZZIE CHAPMAN: 20s. a young wife who is just getting to know her husband. Dresses well.
EUDORA FEATHERSTONE: an elderly, grieving mother
MRS. HUDSON: Sherlock's disapproving landlady
ELIZABETH GARRETT ANDERSON: first woman to qualify as a doctor in England
PEGGY: a maid
MARTHA: a washerwoman

(Male presenting)
MYCROFT HOLMES: Sherlock's older brother
GEOFFREY LESTRADE: a Scotland Yard detective
THOMAS CHAPMAN: a Scotland Yard detective, husband to Lizzie
MICHAEL STAMFORD: a doctor, love interest of Watson
*will speak several lines in German
EDWIN GREENER: an army veteran and petty criminal
REGINALD: Eudora's nephew
SUPERINTENDENT
ORDERLIES #1-3
A VAGRANT
VARIOUS LONDONERS

SETTING: London, circa 1881

Miss Holmes will be directed by Becca Easley

Synopsis
When an anonymous note sends a newlywed wife looking for help, Miss Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Dorothy Watson work together to uncover the secrets surrounding a corrupt police inspector whose wives have a habit of turning up dead. But this Holmes and Watson face far greater challenges than bringing the cunning criminal to justice. Miss Holmes possesses one of the greatest deductive minds of her generation, but she chafes at the restraints imposed upon her by society and family. Dr. Watson struggles to make a difference at the only hospital in London that will hire female doctors. In a time and place where gender roles are rigidly defined, these unconventional women dare to challenge societal norms by providing an unusual, but necessary, service. Inspired by the works of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, this theatrical fan fiction shines a new light on favorite characters from the canon, re-examining the Victorian world of Holmes and Watson by exploring the added obstacles faced by these two iconic characters if they were women.

Material To Prepare:

Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. This play is set in London. Please be prepared to audition with British accents

Contact Info:

Sign up for an audition slot by emailing gmttauditions@gmail.com. If you are unable to keep your slot, please cancel it so others may attend. If you are unable to make these audition dates, please email gmttauditions@gmail.com no later than noon on Saturday July 20th to make other arrangements.

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