Sleepy Hollow: The Lost Chapter

by Jeremy Sony
Directed by Jeremy Sony

Script Review: July 21, 2019

Audition: July 28, 2019

Performance Dates

Oct. 18, 19, 25, 26, Nov. 1, & 2, 2019 at 8:00PM
Oct. 20, 27, & Nov. 3, 2019 at 2:00PM

A Curtain Panels audience talkback follows the October 27 matinee.


Unless specifically noted, all roles are open to all regardless of race or ethnicity.

  • Casting at least 15 roles: (6 women, 3 men, and 6 youth actors)
  • Seeking adult actors (age ranges below), and youth actors (to play middle school / high school age).
  • Some adult actors play multiple characters (indicated below); roles may be separated in casting.
  • While the play lives in 1790, we do not; these roles are open to all actors regardless of race or ethnicity.

Youth roles available:

  • Hanna de Dappere – The leader (and eldest student). Brave, headstrong.
  • Samantha Verstandig – The class brain. Prudent & logical.
  • Nathaniel Visser – Believes in ghosts. Kind & unassuming.
  • Catherine Miller – Hanna's best friend. Sweet & protective.
  • Rose Molenaar – The youngest. Good natured & cautious.
  • Peter Devalck – Future troublemaker & loyal.

Adult roles available (note, age ranges below are suggested for the characters):

  • Abigail Seymour – (20s - 30s) School teacher new to Sleepy Hollow. Spirited.
  • Susanna Koning – (20s - 40s) Josephine's daughter. The Innkeeper. A gossip. Superstitious.
  • Sarah van Brunt – (20s - 40s) Works at the tavern. Sister to Brom.
  • Katrina van Tassel – (20s - 30s) Dutch heiress; soon to be married.
  • Brom van Brunt – (20s - 30s) "Brom Bones" Katrina's future husband.
  • Ichabod Crane – (20s - 40s) Missing, taken by the Headless Horseman.
  • Jospehine Koning – (50s - 60s) Former Innkeeper. Not mean, just brutally honest.
    + Diedre van Hart – (50s - 60s) A Revolutionary War Widow.
  • Margriet Gelderland – (50s - 60s) A Revolutionary War Widow.
    + Eleanor van Tassel – (50s - 60s) Katrina's mother.
  • Hans van Ripper – (50s - 60s) Farmer, Ichabod's land-lord. Untrusting.
    + Baltus van Tassel – (50s - 60s) Katrina's father. Wealthy businessman.
    + Headless Horseman – no speaking lines

Sleepy Hollow: The Lost Chapter picks up in the final pages of Washington Irving's classic, revealing a previously untold piece of the legend. After Ichabod disappears, his students are determined to find out the truth of what happened. Their new schoolteacher, Abigail Seymour, is more focused on teaching than chasing ghosts - that is until she has her own run-in with the Horseman. Now, she and the students must hurry to retrace Ichabod's final night in Sleepy Hollow and find a way to stop the Horseman once and for all; along the way, we discover new revelations, gain clues on who the Headless Horseman could be, and meet all the original Irving characters from The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.

Jeremy Sony has worked on close to 20 productions and projects at Curtain Players in various capacities as an actor, director, writer, and designer; this will be his fourth main stage directing assignment following AACTFest and OCTA award-winning productions of Darkside and The Guys, and Epic Proportions in May 2019. Several of his plays have been staged and developed at Curtain Players including Robin Hood and the Secret of Sherwood at the Westerville Amphitheatre, and Mars, Ohio at the 2019 New Works Initiative. Sony has a Master of Fine Arts degree in Playwriting from Ohio University. His plays have also been staged locally at MadLab, Available Light, LTOB, and local schools.

When

Where

Script review, auditions, and performances take place at:
Curtain Players Theatre
5691 Harlem Road, Galena, OH 43021

Curtain Players offers a script review session for each of its productions as a help for actors seeking roles, but attendance is not required to audition. The event is an opportunity for actors to become acquainted with the community theatre organization, to discuss the play with the director, and to ask questions about the audition process, rehearsal period, and production plans. Those interested in working behind the scenes are also invited to attend.

Curtain Players conducts open auditions for its productions. Roles are not cast in advance, and, unless specified otherwise in the role's description, are open to all without regard to race or ethnicity. Casting decisions are made by the director and a casting committee comprised of a member of the theatre board, a general member of the organization, and individuals of the director's choosing.

Curtain Players has donated two copies of the script to Westerville Public Library for general circulation.

Actors are encouraged to come to auditions familiar with the script and ready to read cuttings from the script. Every effort will be made to give actors equal chances to read. Resumes and head shots are helpful but not necessary.

Requests for an early audition for Sleepy Hollow: The Lost Chapter must be made no later than July 14, 2019.

Questions related to the audition process may be directed to production@curtainplayers.org.

A detailed, yet flexible, rehearsal calendar will be available at the script review and auditions (the final calendar will be determined upon casting).

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