RED QUEEN - She/her/hers. Anxious and paranoid. She appears elegant and aristocratic, but only to mask her insecurity, doubt, and fear. Is in a co-dependent relationship with the Rabbit, who is compassionate to her. She is aware of her pathologies but isn’t able to shake them off. She is so afraid that she will be alone, that she drives people away. She’s very controlling of her environment, and hates being lied to. She wants to find people who can love her despite her problems; the rabbit is the only one who doesn’t find her frightening or funny. She has to learn to control her jealous/insecure moments. She almost destroys herself trying to be 'enough'.
WHITE QUEEN - She/her/hers. Pathologically nurturing. She feels she knows what’s best for everyone, even if they have their own opinions. She would rather see someone be sick and need her, than not need her at all. She wants to be the queen of Wonderland, and has passive-aggressive, controlling moments to rival her sister. She wants a White Rabbit of her own. Her witch’s familiar is the Cheshire Cat, but he does his own thing.
MAD HATTER - He/Him/His.The Hatter is every fully-grown man who thought a teenage girl was adult enough to save him and enrich his life with adventure, but who wasn’t mature enough to focus on her growth and safety. Infatuated with Alice, but afraid of her. Wants to protect her, but fails. Doesn’t tell her how he feels directly. He gets confused about who Alice is. He wants everyone just to get along, but his companions are too chaotic and are not true friends to him. Easily led. He likes being alone very much; he would enjoy being alone much more than the love he chases, if only he could ever really introspect. All the alone time, or time he shares with just one audience member, is holy to him. We are looking for a cisgender man of any sexuality or background to fill this role.
MARCH HARE - She/her/hers. Glamourous flapper kind of girl, carrying a jewelled rabbit mask. Delights in causing chaos. Jealous of the attention the Hatter pays to Alice. Tinkerbell-like, pouting and wanting her own way. Will do nefarious things to achieve those ends. Zelda Fitzgerald-esque. Chaotic, narcissistic, and likes it that way. Self-destructive, but aware of it. The walking embodiment of hairography. She lives what she thinks is her best life, using people the way she’s been used in the past, and turning the tables on those who want to hurt her. Wants to party, and will manipulate those around her to make that happen.
DORMOUSE - They/them/theirs. A shy, narcoleptic creature who tries not to sleep. They have night terrors and see terrible things when they’re sleeping. Asexual, and avoids sensuality. They fancy themself a poet, but when they dream they’re a vaudeville star. Does not like being preyed upon by the Cheshire cat, and can find no help or understanding from anyone. Hardens somewhat by the end of the show.
CATERPILLAR - They/them/theirs. Mystical creature who can see the future but doesn’t tell anyone the really important things in it. Delights in hedonism, and encourages other people to indulge as well. Happy to guide people without telling them what to do; they’re more powerful than they seem, and recognize what a big responsibility that is. They get high to forget about that.
WHITE ROSE/DRINK ME - She/her/hers. The white rose is socially anxious and sweet. Gets irreversibly changed too many times in the course of the show, and has to learn to look at herself and accept herself after all that change. Drink Me is a metaphor for first positive sexual experimentation.