Theatre of Dare schedules auditions for socially-distanced October production of Dracula

By on September 21, 2020

Theatre of Dare is rising from the grave of a postponed season to bring you a livestream reading of Orson Welles’s Mercury Radio Theatre presentation of Dracula!  A last minute addition to our 30th Season, Dracula will be Theatre of Dare’s is first livestream performance, just in time for Halloween!

Originally produced as a series of twenty-two episodes, Mercury Radio Theatre’s Dracula first aired on July 11, 1938.  Adapted by Orson Welles himself, the young dramatist had a scheme for his radio shows to transcend the listener from their living rooms to locations around the world, and he felt Bram Stoker’s classic vampire novel was an ideal first attempt.  Dracula adapted wonderfully to the world of radio productions, with dynamic music, sound effects, and performances that have continued to thrill audiences over the years.

Auditions for Theatre of Dare’s livestream reading are September 28, 29, and 30 at 6:30 p.m. at Dare County Arts Council in the historic county courthouse, 300 Queen Elizabeth Street, Manteo, NC.  In addition to six male and two female reading parts, there are also opportunities for crew, including the indispensable role of foley artist – after all, what is a radio show without sound effects!As COVID-19 is still very much a concern, it is perfectly acceptable to submit a video audition.  Simply record yourself performing a short monologue or reading and email it to along with your contact information.  Rehearsals and production will adhere to social distancing guidelines.

Performances of Dracula will be livestreamed October 29, 30, and 31 at 7:30 p.m.

For more information about auditions or the show, contact director Stuart Parks II at 252/308-8351 or

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