Gender Blind casting in Jekyll and Hyde

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April 26, 2017
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The lead and supporting characters in Jekyll and Hyde are predominantly male. We would love to cast our show gender-blind, aside from the 3 leads. Can we cast females actors in male roles but keep all aspects of the storyline intact? And would we be allowed to change pronouns (not the names) if we do end up casting females actors in male roles? Thanks!
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May 2, 2017

The gender of the character cannot be changed, but the actor can be any gender. You can cast female actors in male roles, but the role must remain a male role.  This means you can't change the pronouns.  Hope that helps.