TNT (Teaneck New Theatre) of Teaneck, NJ is thrilled to announce casting for an original production of “Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus” written and directed by Fred Alvaro, with an original musical score produced and composed by NJACT Perry Award winner Andrew (Droovy) Villafuerte.
Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus is based on the classic novel by British novelist Mary W. Shelley. Frankenstein is a cautionary tale of a young scientist named Victor and his quest to create the ultimate living being from the dust of the dead. His journey into the unknown, the horror and sorrow it unleashes, and the moral lesson taught to us by the novel have made it one of the most successful and noteworthy pieces of fiction in history. Many consider it to be the very first science fiction story. This original piece intends to present the story as originally conceived by Shelley. It is a play presented in two acts.
Performance Dates: Friday October 28, 2022, at 8 p.m.
Saturday, October 29, 2022, at 8 p.m.
Sunday, October 30, 2022, at 3 p.m.
Production Location: Studio Playhouse (14 Alvin Place in Montclair, NJ)
Auditions for Frankenstein can be done via an in-person audition, or via an e-mailed video submission.
In-Person – In-Person auditions will take place on Monday, August 22 from 7- 9:30 p.m. and Friday, August 26 from 7-9:30 p.m. at Studio Playhouse (14 Alvin Place in Montclair, NJ) Sign-up in advance for an audition slot at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0E4AACAF22A6F9C34-tnts
- . Walk-ins are welcome. However, please be advised that scheduled auditions will be given priority.
- Video Submission - Submit a recording of yourself following the audition requirements and e-mail your link to email@example.com by 9:30 p.m. on Friday, August 26.
Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Victor Frankenstein (M, early 20’s): Young, handsome, and focused, Frankenstein is determined to overcome death. Motivated by the death of his mother and the writings of noted alchemists of the age, Frankenstein seeks the key to eternal life. Victor’s journey is the journey of all men of ambition.
The Creature (M, ageless): The creation of Frankenstein’s genius/insanity. Assembled from the body parts of criminals and plundered graves, the creature is the stuff of 19th century horror. Massively built and grotesque in his appearance, the creature harbors an intelligence and grace not usually seen from humans. The performer should be of a larger stature who can physically portray a creature in constant emotional pain due to his monstrous birth.
Elizabeth Lavenza (F, early 20’s): Victor’s adopted sister and eventually, his wife. Devoted to Victor to a fault, she endures more suffering than anyone else in the story. She eventually pays the price for her love, as the Creature extracts his revenge on Victor and his family.
Henry Clerval (M, late 20’s - early 30’s): Victor’s best friend and medical partner. A lady’s man devoted to bedding every merry widow he can, he eventually transforms into Victor’s moral compass.
Robert Walton (M, 30’s - 40’s): An ambitious arctic explorer obsessed with achieving the honor of reaching the North Pole.
Professor Waldman (M, 50’s - 70’s): Pronounced “Valdmen”, he is Victor and Henry’s professor of anatomy at medical school, who harbors a terrible secret.
Mrs. Moritz (F, 45 and above): The head housekeeper for the Frankenstein family and Victor’s former nurse. Cantankerous, but with a tremendous heart.
Justine Moritz (F, 18 - 30’s): Victor and Elizabeth’s childhood friend and a servant in the house. Secretly in love with Victor.
DeLacey (M, 60’s): The patriarch of the family whose house the creature hides in. Wise, dignified, and beloved.
Felix (M, 30’s - 40’s): DeLacey’s son-in-law. He is a simple, yet devoted farmer who loves his family.
Safie (F, late 20’s - early 30’s): Felix’s wife and DeLacey’s daughter.
Mary W. Shelley (F, 18 - 25): Author of the novel and narrator of the play.
Prof. Krempf (M, 50’s - 70’s): Professor of anatomy and headmaster of the university where Victor studies.
Magistrate (M, Ageless): The landlord that attempts to throw the DeLacey family out.
Police Officer (M, Ageless): Confronts Victor upon his arrival in Ireland.
Woman (F, Ageless): The Creature’s unintended first victim.