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The Call of Cthulhu (dramatic reading/silent film)

Written by H.P. Lovecraft

Adapted by Mackley Fogarty

The Call of Cthulhu, originally written by H.P. Lovecraft in 1926 and serialized in the February issue of Weird Tales in 1928, follows the story of an unnamed protagonist who stumbles upon the conspiracy of the ages and through the discovery of odd and ancient pieces of artwork, tortured artists who are plagued with dreams of horror as well as dedicated and highly secretive cultists, he inadvertently finds himself tangled in a web of mystery and horror all aimed in one direction; The long forgotten “dead and dreaming” Cthulhu.

Adapted by Mackley Fogarty and produced by The Carrollwood Cultural Center, this will be a combination of a dramatic reading of Call of Cthulhu by H.P. Lovecraft and a black & white silent film.

Auditions: Please email auditions to [email protected] by May 21. The audition should be a dramatic reading of your choice. Actors should have a response, roll and schedule provided by May 24. 

Premiere/Live Stream: October 2021

Roles (all but one role will be silent):

  • Narrator (Can be the same actor as the protagonist). Will not be on screen. (M)
  • Unnamed protagonist (M 30s/40s)
  • Professor George Gammell Angell (M 50s/60s)
  • Henry Anthony Wilcox (M 20s)
  • Tobey (M/F 30s/40s/50s/60s)
  • Four or Five “interviewees” (M/F any age)
  • Inspector Raymond LeGrasse (M 30s/40s/50s)
  • Four or Five scientists/researchers (M/F 30s/40s/50s)
  • Professor William Channing Webb (M 40s/50s/60s)
  • Group of Squaters/cultists/police officers (M/F any age)
  • Joseph D. Galvez (M 20s/30s)
  • “Old” Castro (M 50s/60s/70s)
  • Captain Collins (M 40s/50s/60s)
  • First Mate Green (M 30s/40s)
  • Second Mate Gustaf Johanson (M 30s/40s)
  • Briden (M any age)
  • Six to Ten shipmates for the Emma (M/F any age)
  • Five to Ten shipmates for the Alert (M/F any age)
  • Gustaf Johanson’s wife (30s/40s)

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