Winner of the 2015 Tony Award for Best New Play, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is a “dazzling, pulse-pounding and remarkable” (Time Out New York) adaptation of Mark Haddon’s internationally best-selling novel. Fifteen-year-old Christopher has an extraordinary brain and is very gifted at math. He is exceptionally intelligent, but unfortunately ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. When he falls under suspicion for killing the neighbor’s dog, Christopher is determined to identify the culprit in true Sherlock Holmes style, which leads him on a thrilling journey across London that will change his life forever. STC's production will immerse you inside Christopher’s world with physical storytelling and an extraordinary design. A theatrical event for the entire family!
STC is committed to diversity and encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to audition. We consign ourselves to reflecting and representing all members of our community on stage.
All character ages are approx - we open to all ages auditioning.
Christopher Boone (male, must be able to play 15): Incredibly intelligent but shy and mistrusting of strangers, Christopher feels things deeply but doesn't know how to express or articulate them. He has a brilliant mind, can be fixated on certain topics, and thinks in a highly logical way, which makes him excel in math and science, but because he perceives language literally, he does not understand sarcasm or metaphors. He notices things in minute detail yet has difficulty understanding social and emotional cues and difficulty empathizing with others. This lack of understanding often makes the world seem frustrating and frightening to him, and he can become agitated and even violent when he has to deal with too many overwhelming external stimuli. Actor must be very physically very fit and agile.
Siobhan (female, approx age 30-45): Christopher's teacher and mentor, the only person in Christopher's life with an understanding of his situation. She strives to teach him how society works and how to behave within its guidelines. Constantly negotiating around his anger, she is professional, warm, caring, calm, gentle and self-possessed and also sensitive to his strained relationship with his father. She often serves as the narrator of his story and of his feelings.
Ed Boone (male, approx age 35-60): Christopher's father; estranged from his wife, Judy and struggling as a single parent trying to raise his son the best he can. A working class man. Proud, gruff, and brusque, he is unable to convey his emotions and feelings but loves his son deeply. He is a good man but there is a lot on Ed's shoulders when he first enters the play in pain and near breaking point, though he does not openly express it. He has trouble communicating with Christopher, who often frustrates him. And though he's naturally practical and much more patient in dealing with Christopher, a difficult situation can make him lose it, sometimes violently. A plumber and heating engineer by trade, naturally good with his hands.
Judy Boone (female, approx age 35-50): Christopher's mother; she works as a secretary and is a working class woman with a tough exterior who has no support system to raise her son and blames herself for her inability to cope with him effectively. She has had a hard life and had to fight for things, which she is ready to do, as she is feisty and doesn't take anything lying down. Loving, yet impatient, she has felt very alone in her situation with Christopher and it frustrates her to a point of absolute desperation. She wishes she knew how to truly reach and care for Christopher. Independent, lonely and proud, she doesn't easily ask for help and has never had the proper social resources to help her.
Ensemble #1 (female, approx 18 -60+): This actor plays multiple roles: Mrs. Shears, Mrs. Gascoyne, Woman on Train, Shopkeeper & Voice One.
Ensemble #2 (male, approx 18-50): This actor plays multiple roles: Roger Shears, Mr. Wise, Duty Sergeant, Man behind Counter, Drunk One & Voice Two.
Ensemble #3 (male, approx 18 - 50): This actor plays multiple roles: A Policeman, Mr. Thompson, London Policeman, Man with Socks, Drunk Two & Voice Three.
Ensemble #4 (male, approx 30 - 50): This actor plays multiple roles: Reverend Peters, Uncle Terry, Station Policeman, Station Guard & Voice Four.
Ensemble #5 (female, approx 18 - 50): This actor plays multiple roles: No. 37, Lady in Street, Information, Punk Girl & Voice Five.
Ensemble #6 (female, 30 - 60+): This actor plays multiple roles: Mrs. Alexander, Posh Woman & Voice Six.