from the iconic 1959 novel, which became the inspiration for the recent
Netflix series, The Haunting of Hill House is a chilling and
mystifying study in mounting terror, in which a small group of "psychically
receptive" people are brought together for the summer in a brooding,
mid-Victorian mansion in rural New England, a place known for its evil
and "contained ill will."
by the learned investigator Dr. Montague, who is conducting research
into supernatural phenomena, the other previously-unacquainted visitors
have come to probe the secrets of the old house and to draw forth the
mysterious powers that it is alleged to possess — powers which
have brought madness and death to those who have lived therein in the
all involved struggle to disguise their mounting fears, their at-first
jovial sensibilities become jolted by strange and eerie occurrences,
each becoming absorbed by the supernatural, ultimately bringing on a
crisis in which the evil forces of Hill House are goaded to a new and
(for one of those present) fatal fury.
*No appointments necessary.*
monologues are not required but greatly appreciated for evaluation,
particularly from individuals interested in the roles of “Dr.
Montague” or “Eleanor”. (One to three minutes
randomly paired cold readings from script selections to be provided
at the time of audition. Candidates may then be requested to remain
behind for basic one-on-one interviews or additional group dramatic
* All roles are currently available.*
3 Men / 4 Women
VANCE (20s to 30s) — A seeming innocent with an
oppressively sheltered past, finally finding her wings in spite
of the history she leaves behind her and the threats seemingly before
her. Plain, somewhat mousey, but with a strong and fiery spirit
that has been suppressed for far too long.
MRS. DUDLEY (40s+) — Along with her unseen
husband, the sole domestic staff for the entirety of Hill House.
Grim, almost comically stoic, but knows far more about this place
than she will ever openly confess. (Must be equally strong with
non-verbal dramatic situations.)
THEODORA (20s to 30s) — Beautiful, somewhat
exotic. A “mod” fashionista and a proven psychic. Somehow
manages to find or make a joke of anything, though her reasons for
doing so may vary or be unclear. A woman of many, many secrets.
DR. MONTAGUE (40s to 50s+) — The bearded
fatherly academician. Our host and lead investigator for this experiment,
who has summoned the others together for the summer. Well-versed
in the fields of anthropology and the paranormal. Initiated into
the history of Hill House. Scholarly set yet playful and charismatic.
LUKE SANDERSON (20s to 30s) — A handsome
young rogue. Well-educated and accustomed to comfort but something
of a rake and a cad, who will nonetheless walk away from this experience
utterly changed. Heir apparent to the Hill House estate.
MRS. MONTAGUE (40s+) — The virtual “pants”
of the Montague household. Always has to be right. A dominating
matron with a well-gloved hand. Easily readable as comedic in her
superiority, but just as equally dislikeable for her disparagingly
ARTHUR PARKER (40s+) — Mrs. Montague’s
right hand man. Headmaster of a boarding school for boys. Swings
rapidly, almost ridiculously, between moments of swaggering machismo
and oppressively obedient lackey.
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