Frankenstein (adapted by Nick Dear)
by Gaslight Baker Theatre

Jun. 30 - Jul. 02 (2023)

Nick Dear’s faithful stage adaptation of Mary Shelley’s classic horror/science fiction novel tells the story from the point of view, not only of the titular character, but of the Creature as well, exploring Shelley’s themes of social alienation, intellectual and scientific hubris, and the root of good and evil.


Auditions Friday, June 30, 2023 at 7 pm
Saturday, July 1, 2023 at 7 pm
Sunday, July 2, 2023  2 - 5 p.m.

Gaslight-Baker Theatre

216 S Main Street

Lockhart, Texas 78644

Frankenstein plays October 13 - 28, 2023

Actors should be aware that this show contains mature content that includes violence, sexual themes, and gore.

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The Creature

male, 18-30. Must be comfortable shirtless. Role is physically demanding.


Victor Frankenstein

male, late 20’s to early 30’s. Scientist.



prostitute–female, mature 20-50









a blind man–male, 50+



DeLacey’s son–male, 18-30



DeLacey’s daughter-in-law–female, 18-30


Dream Mate/Female Creature

female, 18-30, some dance preferred


Elizabeth Lavenza

Victor’s fiancée–female, 18-30



Elizabeth’s maid–female


William Frankenstein

Victor’s Brother–male, 8-11



an Orkney Islander–male, 40+, accent preferred



Ewan’t nephew–male, 18-25, accent preferred


A Constable

male, 30+



    • Townsfolk
    • Servants of the Frankenstein household


Casting will be doubled for some roles if necessary.


Audition instructions

Auditions will consist of group cold readings from the script and some improvisation.

Actors wishing to be considered for the roles of Victor Frankenstein and the Creature should come prepared with a 1-minute monologue.

If you are unable to make the auditions or have any questions, you can reach out to the director, Jason Jones, at

Production Dates

October 13-28, with shows on Fridays at 8 pm, Saturdays at 8 pm, Sundays at 2 pm, and Saturday 10/28 at 2 pm

Rehearsal Schedule

TBD based on actor availability, but most actors should expect to attend three to four rehearsals a week, with both weekday and weekend rehearsals.



[image from October 2022 production of Riverside Community Theatre, Riverside, CA]