Auditions For Jay Craven's Film Peter & John

    Sat, Feb 15, 2014

    Times: Noon to 3PM

    Venue: Bennett Hall

    62 Centre Street, Nantucket, MA 02554

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    508-228-3643

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    TWN will be helping director Jay Craven host auditions for the film Peter and John Auditions will be held on Nantucket, in New York and in Los Angeles. NY & LA audition dates will be posted later. Please send head shot & resume with a note stating which audition location you are interested in. *This is a SAG (Screen Actors Guild) film. Jay will be casting both SAG and non members. All head shots and resumes should be sent directly to Jay Craven at jcraven@marlboro.edu Where: Bennett Hall- 62 Centre Streets When: February 15th 12-3PM Synopsis of Film: Peter and John, based on the novel by Guy de Maupassant, is set in 1872 Nantucket, during the "ghost period" when whaling had ended and tourism had not yet started. The story tells of two brothers whose relationship is strained when the younger one receives a surprise inheritance from a mysterious benefactor, and a young woman whom both young men are attracted to, arrives on the island hoping to escape a difficult past. Casting: Peter Roland: 30, young doctor, returned from 7 years in service as a medic in the Union Army. Restless, magnetic, sometimes brooding. John Roland: : 23, sweet tempered, determined, likes to have fun. Trained for law but hasn't yet gotten into gear. His inheritance changes his outlook. For better or worse. Louise Roland: early 50's, still attractive, comfortable in her own skin. Devoted to her boys, plays by her own rules. Jerome Roland: mid-50's to early 60's. Former whaling captain who quit after two expeditions, for the life of an island silversmith/jeweler. Retired early and probably without enough money. Would rather take it easy than work any day. A mediocre man? Lola Lima: 20's, stylish, Confederate war widow with mystery lurking just below the surface. Could be Hispanic. Charismatic, imaginative. Has come to the island looking to start a new life. Josephine: 20's to 40's. Smart, saucy Roland family maid. Attorney John Coffin: Arrives with news of John's inheritance. A leading figure in town. Knows where the bodies are buried. Jake Rivers: 30's or 40's. Civil War vet still fighting demons. Comes to Peter for painkillers and a sympathetic ear. Mrs. Rivers: 30's or 40's. Jake's wife. Struggles to put up with her husband's unsettled soul. Patience: 20's or 30's. Could be African American, from the poor section of town (New Guinea). Runs a groc shop, despite growing temperance movement on island. Likes Peter. Lives by her wits and does pretty well for herself. Smoke: chemist/pharmacist. Came back to the island after the war with Peter, hoping the doctor's practice would keep him working and solvent. Now runs an apothecary shop for medicines and potions. A haunted past. Could be Native American. Captain Beausire: Life-long whaling captain, now retired since the decline in whaling. Jerome's best friend though smarter and worldlier than Jerome. *Extras and small parts will be cast as well. About the Director Award-winning independent filmmaker Jay Craven has written, produced, and directed six feature films including Where the Rivers Flow North (w/ Rip Torn, Tantoo Cardinal, Michael J. Fox); A Stranger in the Kingdom (w/ David Lansbury, Ernie Hudson, Martin Sheen); The Year That Trembled (w/ Marin Hinkle, Fred Willard, Jonathan Brandis, Martin Mull), Disappearances (w/ Kris Kristofferson, Gary Farmer, Bill Sanderson, Charlie McDermott); and Northern Borders (w/ Bruce Dern, Genevieve Bujold, Seamus Davey-Fitzpatrick, Jessica Hecht). Craven's films have played 346 U.S. venues and 52 countries--and sold 380,000 DVD's. TV includes Showtime, Starz, Encore, Sundance Channel, Disney Chanel, and PBS affiliates in 14 states. Special screenings and festivals include Sundance, South by Southwest, AFI Fest, Nantucket Film Festival, Lincoln Center, The Smithsonian, Cinémathèque Française, Harvard Film Archives, and La Cinemateca Nacional de Venezuela. Craven's first feature, Where the Rivers Flow North was a finalist for Critics Week at the Cannes International Film festival. Kingdom County Productions was founded by Jay Craven and Bess O'Brien in 1991 as a non-profit film and performing arts organization--to develop, produce, and distribute narrative and documentary films rooted in New England--and stage music, theater, and dance events in rural communities. KCP has produced nine narrative films, 7 documentaries, an Emmy winning regional comedy TV series, and a comedy variety show for public radio. KCP has also staged more than 100 performing arts events in 14 New England cities and towns.

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