Hailey Biancaniello - Makeup Artist
Joseph Pettine, Dark Hills Gaming - Script Writer, Sound Design
Stephen Shetler - Stage Manager
Each year, our Haunted Wine Tours gain in popularity and what helps to make them such a success is our cast of talented actors! We have a variety of roles to fill, so if you are interested in being a cast member, please read the requirements listed below and audition virtually by clicking on the button at the bottom of the page.
Event Background This is the fourth year we have hosted Haunted Wine Tours and last year’s event sold out in one hour with over 3.2 million guests interested. Each Haunted Wine Tour is an hour-long, lantern-led walking tour and full winetasting through the historic and hallowed grounds of The Winery at Bull Run where the first major battle of the Civil War took place. Guests will be entertained with tales of shadowy apparitions, orbs, unexplained smells of cannon fire and cigar smoke, and other true Civil War ghost stories.
Date and Time The Haunted Wine Tours will be offered almost every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights (2-3 tours each night, the earliest starting at 6:30 PM and the latest starting at 9:30 PM) September 18–November 16, 2019. You will be required to report 30 minutes prior to the start of the tour. A full list of tours times can be found here.
Requirements Roles are part-time positions and pay is $15/hour. You must be available to attend at least three of the four dress rehearsals (hosted on August 28 at 7:30 PM, September 11 at 7:00 PM, September 13 at 8:00 PM, and September 14 at 8 PM). Tours take place at night on the winery property. You must be able to stand or walk for 45 minutes at a time and not be scared of the dark.
Tour Guide(s) Description: Deliver opening, transitions, and closing monologues to group. Lead guests on tour through property by candlelight. Male or female, any age, dressed in period attire. Click Here for Audition Script
Storyteller Description: Shares the pig man story by the firepit. Male or female, older in age, Southern accent. Click Here for Audition Script
The Expert Description: Tells a true Winery at Bull Run ghost story. Male or female, any age, Southern accent preferred. Dressed in modern clothing and is clearly well versed in local history and the supernatural. Click Here for Audition Script
Lady on Hillwood Description: Tells story of the ghost house from the Hillwood Ruins. Female, any age, dressed in period dress with a Southern accent. Click Here for Audition Script
The Woman in White Description: Shares story of losing her husband in the war. Female, any age, wears a ragged, white, Victorian nightgown. Click Here for Audition Script
The Local Description: Tells story of the dead man's march. Male or female, middle aged or older, wears dirty jeans and flannel. Click Here for Audition Script
Healthy Union Soldier Description: Ghostly figure lurking around the property who shares a personal war experience. Male, any age, wears Union uniform. Click Here for Audition Script
Injured Union Soldier Description: Ghostly figure lurking around the property who shares a personal war experience. Male, any age, wears Union uniform. Click Here for Audition Script
Confederate Soldier Description: Ghostly figure who tells a bloody Civil War story. Male, any age, wears Confederate uniform. Click Here for Audition Script
Surgeon Description: With a deadpan delivery, shares a few pun filled lines while operating in the surgical tent. Male, any age, surgeon war clothes stained with blood. Click Here for Audition Script
Sickly Soldier Description: Tells story of war in the winter at the Winter Quarters. Male, any age, wears uniform. Click Here for Audition Script
Mortician Description: Shares stories of untimely death and lingering souls. Male or female, middle aged, wears old shirt, dusty black coat, and a black bowler hat. Click Here for Audition Script
Angry Ghost Description: No lines except for a blood curdling scream, makes a special appears in the buried alive story and haunts the group throughout tour. Male or female, any age. Click Here for Audition Script
Winery at Bull Run Employee Description: Male or female, any age, wears Winery at Bull Run shirt. Click Here for Audition Script
Extra(s) Description: Lurk around the property during tours to enhance the ambiance. If needed, be ready to fill in for any part. Male or female, any age. Choose any of the audition scripts to show us your skills. (16 night/50 tour requirement does not apply to this role.)
***Script is property of The Winery at Bull Run, do not site, copy, or distribute without permission of The Winery at Bull Run.***
How to Audition
This is a virtual audition. You will be required to submit a link to a video recording with your reading(s) of the part(s) for which you would like to audition. Readings can be found above under the character descriptions.