Audio Drama

Huck Finn versus The World

It’s true! We are producing a new audio drama, Huck Finn versus The World, that is an abridged adaptation of the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, but here is the twist: it’s set in a steampunk world!

The scripts for the 5 episodes have been written, and we have a few characters that we need to fill for the first Episode. Some of the characters are reoccurring which are identified by an [R] located next to the character name.

If you are interested in playing one of the roles please use the audition lines below, save your files as at least 128kpbs MP3 files. Please use the following format for your filename and subject line of your email: “YOURNAMEHERE-CharacterName”. Send them to HuckFinnPunked@gmail.com.

ACCEPTANCE WINDOWS FOR AUDITIONS:

  • EPISODE 1: CASTING FINISHED
  • EPISODE 2: CASTING FINISHED
  • EPISODE 3: CASTING FINISHED
  • EPISODE 4: February 23rd – March 16th, 2018
  • EPISODE 5: March 19th – April 6th, 2018

EPISODE 1: MISSOURI

CAST OF CHARACTERS

[R] HUCK FINN: AUSTIN BEACH
[R] JIM: JAMES CASS
JUDGE THATCHER: PAUL ARBISI
MISS WATSON: RACHEL WOOD
MR. CLEMENTS: JUSTIN FIFE
[R]PAP: PAUL ARBISI
[R] TOM SAWYER: TREVOR WOOD
WIDOW DOUGLAS: SARAH GOLDING


 
EPISODE 2: ILLINOIS AND JACKSON ISLAND

CAST OF CHARACTERS

[R] HUCK FINN: AUSTIN BEACH
[R] JIM: JAMES CASS
OWNER: JUSTIN FIFE
PAP: PAUL ARBISI
JUDY: VALERIE ERICKSON


 
EPISODE 3: KENTUCKY

CAST OF CHARACTERS

[R] HUCK FINN: AUSTIN BEACH
[R] JIM: JAMES CASS
BUCK GRANGERFORD: DAVID STEELE
MR. GRANGERFORD: NICK ARMSTRONG
PREACHER: GLENN HIBBURT
SOPHIA GRANGERFORD: TANJA MILOJEVIC


 
EPISODE 4: ARKANSAS

CAST OF CHARACTERS

[R] HUCK FINN: AUSTIN BEACH
[R] JIM: JAMES CASS
DOC ROBINSON: CAST
KING: BOYD BARRETT

BEN ROGERS, ten year old boy from Arkansas. Curious, energetic. STRONG ARKANSAS ACCENT.

  1. How’s it work, sir?
  2. What’s so grand about tamkwarin parts rather than steam anyhow? We got lots of coggers and cogworks who are all or most all steam run.
  3. Tamkarin sounds like a real smart buy! Mr. King, you are one educated chap!

CONDUCTOR, middle-aged man. Professional. STANDARD AMERICAN ACCENT.
One line.

  1. (yelling out) All aboard! Last call!

HARVEY WILKS, middle-aged Englishman. Kind, mild mannered. EDUCATED ENGLISH ACCENT.

  1. Mary Jane, darling, you look just like your mother, rest her soul.
  2. The last time we saw either Peter or your father, George, was before they came here, at George and Abigail’s wedding. I’m your Uncle Harvey and this here is your Uncle William.
  3. He hopes we find you well.

JOANNA, ten year old girl from Arkansas. Third of the three Wilks nieces. Nice, skeptical, curious. MILD ARKANSAS ACCENT.

  1. (suspicious) Do men of the cloth usually say cogger?
  2. King Law- (pause) (confused) Wait… I thought you lived in Sheffield.
  3. (incredulous) Why? Why would he visit Sheffield so often?

LOCAL CHILD, nine year old girl. Curious. STRONG SOUTHERN ACCENT.
One line.

  1. (very excited) Do something else!

LOCAL MAN #1, middle-aged man in the crowd. STRONG TENNESSEE ACCENT.
Two lines.

  1. (critical) What do we want to do upgrades for? They’re as expensive as sin!
  2. (impressed) Smooth and easy!

LOCAL MAN #2, young man in the crowd. MILD SOUTHERN ACCENT.
One line.

  1. (snorts)(continues incredulous) Low prices? I can get two or three steam cogworking parts for the price of one of these tamkwarin ones!

LOCAL MAN #3, old man in the crowd. STANDARD AMERICAN ACCENT.
One line.

  1. Can he smash this watermelon with that cogworking leg of his?

LOCAL MAN #4, middle-aged man in the crowd. NEW ENGLISH ACCENT.
One line.

  1. No. Sorry.

LOCAL MAN #5, young man in the crowd. STANDARD AMERICAN ACCENT.
One line.

  1. Sorry, kid.

LOCAL MAN #6, middle-aged man in the crowd. STANDARD SOUTHERN ACCENT.
Three lines.

  1. Oh, yessir. I seen him.
  2. Oh, yessir. He were plucked up by a farmer goin’ to Pugsville. A uh… A Mr. Phelps, I believe. That visitin’ preacher man, Harvey Wilks. He sold him off at a discount price. Called it a bargain.
  3. Good luck, kid.

LOCAL WOMAN #1, middle-aged woman in the crowd. STANDARD SOUTHERN ACCENT.
Two lines.

  1. Can you tell us, Mr. King, how the price of tamkwarin is expected to change in the future?
  2. (delighted) No grinding!

LOCAL WOMAN #2, young woman in the crowd. MILD SOUTHERN ACCENT.
One line.

  1. Sorry. No.

MAN FROM HETRIANA, middle-aged man. Friend of deceased Peter Wilks. A bit drunk. Pleasant, sad. STANDARD ARKANSAS ACCENT, DRUNK.

  1. (approaching) (stumbling) Excuse me. Excuse me.
  2. (slurring slightly) Oh, a friend of mine, Peter Wilks, just died.
  3. (slurring slightly) Oh, thanks. Pete’s the kind of fella you miss, you know? Decent. He adopted his orphaned nieces, you know. He worked hard every day. He was a tanner.

MARY JANE, fifteen year old girl from Arkansas. First of the three Wilks nieces. Proper, kind, thoughtful. MILD ARKANSAS ACCENT.

  1. Of course, uncle. Susan and I will show you to your room. (beat) What’s your name?
  2. Joanna! Are you questioning the poor boy? (gasps) Where are your manners? The good book says we are to treat others with kindness, and that’s how we were raised! That’s how Ma, Pa, and Uncle Peter all believed was the right and respectable way to do things!
  3. (whispering, worried) You might be too late. I saw Uncle Harvey – or whoever he is – go into town with him this morning, but I haven’t seen him since.

MISS NAOMI, a middle-aged woman. Takes care of the Wilks nieces. Skeptical, polite, nice to the family. STANDARD AMERICAN ACCENT.

  1. I was. Fresh with my cogworking leg.
  2. Mr. Wilks, Doc Robinson from town to see you.
  3. Excuse me, but you all have some visitors.

SUSAN, thirteen year old girl from Arkansas. Second of the three Wilks nieces. Nice, mild mannered, sincere. MILD ARKANSAS ACCENT.

  1. (sad) We miss him so much.
  2. (sniffling) Yes, please, Joe.

THE DUKE, thirty-one year old man. Traveling conman. Clever, charming, arrogant. STANDARD TEXAS ACCENT.

  1. (whispering, threatening) Fine, old man. You can stay, but no funny business. Help me with this.
  2. (nonchalantly) I rather think so. Though, this last job I stayed one too many nights. The item I was selling takes tartar off the teeth, but generally the enamel along with it. (sighs) And you?
  3. (irritated) You know, I’m the who sweet talked the girl downstairs to give us a room at a discount price.

TOWNSPERSON #1, middle-aged woman in the crowd. MILD ARKANSAS ACCENT.
One line.

  1. A fine plan!

 
EPISODE 5: PHELPS FARM

CAST OF CHARACTERS

HUCK FINN: AUSTIN BEACH
JIM: JAMES CASS
SILAS: BEN STEVENS
TOM SAWYER: TREVOR WOOD

AUNT POLLY, middle-aged woman from Missouri. The aunt of Tom and sister of Sally. Well-humored, kind, maternal. MILD SOUTHERN ACCENT.

DOC, thirty-something man. Professional and kind. STANDARD AMERICAN ACCENT.

KARPINSKI BROTHER #1, thirty-something year old man. Inventor neighbor to the Phelps farm. RUSSIAN ACCENT.

KARPINSKI BROTHER #2, thirty-something year old man. Inventor neighbor to the Phelps farm. RUSSIAN ACCENT.

SALLY, middle-aged woman from Missouri. The aunt of Tom and sister of Aunt Polly. Well-humored, kind, maternal. MILD SOUTHERN ACCENT.