AUDITIONS: Big Trouble in Little China

CIRCUS-13 PRESENTS Big Trouble in Little China, adapted for radio by Timm Gillick based on the John Carpenter film.

Jack Burton, a truck driver, falls into a seedy, magical underworld in San Francisco Chinatown when his friend’s fiancee is kidnapped and then needed by an ancient Chinese sorcerer to remove a curse. Not all is as it seems.

Recording and Contact information –

  • Record in 44100hz 16-bit Stereo MP3 or wav is fine.
  • Save the lines as “charactername_yourname_linenumber.mp3” (ex: Wolverine_Jester_01.mp3)
  • Please put multiple files in a ZIP or RAR file and label it as “yourname_Xmen_auds.zip”
  • Send your auditions to circus13.productions@gmail.com
  • SOUND QUALITY IS A FACTOR! If you send me files with a lot of puffs and pops and background noise, you’ll get rejected out of hand. A low steady computer fan noise is fine, I can deal with that.
  • You can do multiple takes of a line (I’d prefer it, but not required) for variations of the character.
  • Deadline is SEPTEMBER 30, 2017!

Anyway, on with the roles!

CHARACTERS

MALES:
Name: Eddie Lee
Age: mid-20s to mid-30s
Bio: The maitre d’ at a local restaurant “and a whole lot more,” which includes a good friend to Wang Chi, best friend of Jack Burton.
Appearing in: episodes 1, 2, and 3
Audition Line 1: (appraising) Boy. The guy you always told me about. Then that was your abandoned truck.
Audition Line 2: Egg’s kind of our local authority on Lo Pan. He’s helping us out.
Audition Line 3: (flirty) So what are you gonna call it?

Name: Lightning
Age: (apparent) mid-20s to mid-30s
Bio: The physical embodiment of a lightning storm. He is a Chinese sorcerer, one of the Three Storms, he can control lightning and use it as the basis of his magic.
Appearing in: episodes 1 and 3
Audition Line 1: (cocky) Now you are ready marry the lord and master, Lo Pan?
Audition Line 2: The Master wants you. You will make him whole again.
Audition Line 3: (effort, puts his element into the sound, lifting two people telekinetically) Zzzzzzzuuuuhhh!

Name: Thunder
Age: mid-20s to mid-30s
Bio: The physical embodiment of a thunder storm. He is a Chinese sorcerer, one of the Three Storms, he can control thunder and use it as the basis of his magic, which includes expanding his physical size by swelling his body. Thick Chinese accent.
Appearing in: episodes 1, 2, and 3
Audition Line 1: Master, take this woman and come with me. We must escape and complete the ceremony.
Audition Line 2: (cocky, forced laughter, smile) Ha ha ha ha. I can help you.
Audition Line 3: Still in your chairs, I see. I brought a friend of yours.

Name: Wind
Age: mid-20s to mid-30s
Bio: The physical embodiment of a wind storm. He is a Chinese sorcerer, one of the Three Storms, he can control wind and use it as the basis of his magic.
Appearing in: episodes 2, and 3
Audition Line 1: Give it up, human! You will never defeat us!
Audition Line 2: You are nowhere!
Audition Line 3: (smirking) She will soon belong to the Master. And you will be dead.

Name: Uncle Chu
Age: mid-50s up
Bio: Wang Chi’s elderly uncle and minor historian on Chinese history and myth. He helps run the restaurant The Dragon of the Black Pool. Slight Chinese accent.
Appearing in: episodes 1 and 2
Audition Line 1: The image of difficulty at the beginning.
Audition Line 2: China is here, Mr. Burton.
Audition Line 3: The Chang Sing, the Wing Kong. They’ve been fighting for centuries.

Name: Chang Sing 1
Age: mid-20s to mid-30s
Bio: One member of the Chinese fighting Tong gang the Chang Sing. He only has a couple lines. Very adept martial artist, enemy of the Wing Kong who serve the evil Lo pan. These are his only lines.
Appearing in: episodes 1 and 3
Audition Line 1: Hey, man. Who is this guy?
Audition Line 2: Watch your back, Jack!
Audition Line 3: Shhhh. (pause) It was the three storms.
Audition Line 4: (sounds of effort for fighting) Hai! Kiai! Huh! Uh! Ugh! (and other variations, about 5-10)

Name: Chang Sing 2
Age: late teens to mid-20s
Bio: One member of the Chinese fighting Tong gang the Chang Sing. He only has a couple lines. Very adept martial artist, enemy of the Wing Kong who serve the evil Lo pan. His only lines.
Appearing in: episode 3
Audition Line 1: Fish? Head first tastes best.
Audition Line 2: (sounds of effort for fighting) Hai! Kiai! Huh! Uh! Ugh! (and other variations, about 5-10)

Name: Chang Sing 3
Age: late teens to mid-20s
Bio: One member of the Chinese fighting Tong gang the Chang Sing. He only has a couple lines. Very adept martial artist, enemy of the Wing Kong who serve the evil Lo pan.
Appearing in: episode 3
Audition Line 1: Master Shen! Wing Kong.
Audition Line 2: (sounds of effort for fighting) Hai! Kiai! Huh! Uh! Ugh! (and other variations, about 5-10)

Name: Lord of Death 1
Age: late teens to mid-20s
Bio: street punk gang member in Chinatown. They serve the Wing Kong who serves Lo Pan. These are his only lines.
Appearing in: episode 1
Audition Line 1: Get that one!
Audition Line 2: Hey, Wang Chi!

Name: Lord of Death 2
Age: late teens to mid-20s
Bio: street punk gang member in Chinatown. They serve the Wing Kong who serves Lo Pan. These are his only lines.
Appearing in: episode 1
Audition Line 1: Lookin’ for ua?
Audition Line 2: (sounds of effort for fighting, he’s essentially waving around fighting sticks, showing off) Hai! HA! (around 5-10)

Name: Wing Kong 1
Age: late teens to mid-20s
Bio: One member of the Chinese fighting Tong gang the Wing Kong. He only has a couple lines. Very adept martial artist, enemy of the Chang Sing. Serves the evil Lo pan. These are his only lines.
Appearing in: episode 3
Audition Line 1: Behold, my brothers. Lightning bring forth our master’s brides.
Audition Line 2: Miao Yin, and Gracie Law. Both with green eyes. Tonight the master will have two brides! Twice the love, and twice the power!
Audition Line 3: Behold, my brothers! Our Lord and Master! Escorted by Wind and Thunder! The venerable LO PAN!
Audition Line 4: (sounds of effort for fighting) Hai! Kiai! Huh! Uh! Ugh! (and other variations, about 5-10)

Name: Wing Kong 2
Age: late teens to mid-20s
Bio: One member of the Chinese fighting Tong gang the Wing Kong. He only has a couple lines. Very adept martial artist, enemy of the Chang Sing. Serves the evil Lo pan.
Appearing in: episode 3
Audition Line 1: Ha Ha Ha, I’ve got you, Wang Chi!
Audition Line 2: Wha–? How did you run upside dow…? AAARGH!
Audition Line 3: (sounds of effort for fighting) Hai! Kiai! Huh! Uh! Ugh! (and other variations, about 5-10)

FEMALE:
Name: Chinese Girl (White Tiger)
Age: late teens to early-20s
Bio: prostitute at the White Tiger. She is “hired” by Jack but nothing happens as they are interrupted while still talking. Slight Chinese accent. These are her only lines.
Appearing in: episode 1
Audition Line 1: Three months.
Audition Line 2: Hong Kong.
Audition Line 3: Maybe. Take your tie off, please.

Name: Female Guard
Age: late teens to mid-20s
Bio: Wing Kong guarding female prisoners (including Grace and Margo). In the movie she has no lines but lines were added for audio. Thick Chinese accent. These are her only lines.
Appearing in: episode 2
Audition Line 1: Shut up in there! You write, fine. You talk, not fine!
Audition Line 2: (sounds of effort for fighting) Hai! Kiai! Huh! Uh! Ugh! (and other variations, about 5-10)

Name: Miao Yin
Age: early to late-20s
Bio: Wang Chi’s fiancee arriving from China, immmediately kidnapped and subjected to magical imprisonment so she can lift Lo Pan’s curse. She is the MacGuffin of the story, and has very minimal, short, clipped lines.
Appearing in: episode 3
Audition Line 1: (scared) No! Please don’t stick me with that needle!
Audition Line 2: No! I don’t understand. I don’t belong to you!
Audition Line 3: There! A hole in the ceiling!

Name: Mrs O’Toole
Age: late 50s to mid-60s
Bio: older lady who helps manage the White Tiger brothel, specializing in Chinese girls. These are her only two lines.
Appearing in: episode 1
Audition Line 1: Oh. Uh, just a minute, please.
Audition Line 2: Chinese girls do not come with green eyes.

Name: White Tiger Madame
Age: late-20s to early 40s
Bio: owner of the White Tiger brothel. She is not above kidnapping and buying Chinese girls straight off the boat if she feels she can get a good deal on their “services.” These are her only lines.
Appearing in: episode 1
Audition Line 1: Mrs O’Toole will take care of your needs.
Audition Line 2: Your friends have come to rescue you. But they won’t find you. This secret room is too well hidden, my green-eyed lovely.
Audition Line 3: So, it seems they have come for her.
Audition Line 4: (flirty) Cash or charge?
Audition Line 5: (screaming, terrified, then knocked out)

MALE/FEMALE:
Name: Airport Announcer
Age: any
Bio: single line over the PA at the airport
Appearing in: episode 1
Audition Line 1: Flight number 26 has just arrived at gate number seven.

Name: Passenger 1
Age: any close to middle age
Bio: American tourist on Egg Shen’s tour bus of San Francisco Chinatown. Notices the semi truck coming at them. This is their only line.
Appearing in: episode 1
Audition Line 1: It’s coming right towards us!

Name: Passenger 2
Age: any close to middle age
Bio: American tourist on Egg Shen’s tour bus of San Francisco Chinatown. Notices the semi truck coming at them. This is their only line.
Appearing in: episode 1
Audition Line 1: Look out!

Name: Security Guard 1
Age: any
Bio: security guard at the Wing Kong Import Export Exchange, the business front for the Wing Kong Fighting Tong gang. Desk jockey, watching a monitor most of the time. This is their only line.
Appearing in: episode 2
Audition Line 1: Where’ve you guys been?
Audition Line 2: I’m sorry. No visitors.

Remember the deadline is SEPTEMBER 30th. Send your lines to circus13.productions@gmail.com with the subject “Audition: Big Trouble in Little China – [role] [your name]”