AUDITIONS for THE GLASS MENAGERIE

Date: September 7, 2017

Auditions will be held on Tuesday, September 19 from 5pm - 8pm at the Firehouse

THE GLASS MENAGERIE   
By Tennessee Williams
Directed by Danielle Howard      

Performance Dates:
November 9-19, 2017


Rehearsals begin September 28th and will be weekday evenings 
and weekends, 4-5 days a week, typically 6:30-10:30pm


Stipend available

Audition Requirements:

Please bring a headshot and resume and arrive 10 minutes prior to your appointment time. Audition forms will be provided. Actors should prepare a 1-2 minute dramatic monologue and should be familiar with the play. Sides from the play will be provided and actors may be asked to present a second selection from this material. Please email alyssa@firehouse.org to schedule an audition appointment.

Callbacks will be held on Saturday, September 23.

 

Synopsis of Play:

One of the greatest American plays of the 20th century, The Glass Menagerie explores the visceral bonds of family. Southern matriarch Amanda frets constantly over her two live-in adult children—the painfully shy Laura and Laura’s restless poet brother, Tom. With great cajoling, Tom brings home a possible suitor for Laura, but reality soon casts a shadow on Amanda’s dreams for both her children. This iconic, emotional and enduring family drama made Williams famous and has become a classic of the American repertoire.

 Roles:

  • Amanda Wingfield (the Mother) Female, late 40s-60. A faded Southern belle tethered to the past; fiercely devoted to her children.  Charming, vivacious, unwittingly cruel at times; a survivor.
  • Tom Wingfield (the Son) Male, 25-35. Narrator of the play. Suffocating dreamer in a dead end job, torn between his own desires and his responsibility to his family.  Restless, lonely; he is deeply devoted to his sister and constantly at odds with his mother. 
  • Laura Wingfield  (the Daughter) Female, 20s.  Gentle, sensitive, and painfully shy. Seeks refuge from reality in her collection of glass animals. A childhood illness has left her physically impaired.
  • Jim O’Connor (the Gentleman Caller) Male, 20s-30s Handsome with an easy charm. Peaked in high school but still cheerful and optimistic. A nice ordinary guy. 

 

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