Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Crucible auditions (for theater)

November 28th at 10:00am. AND November 29th at 2pm, Harrell Theatre 440 W. Powell Rd., Collierville, TN 38017 Callbacks TBA (Please note that if you are unable to make these dates and times please contact Amy to schedule another audition time).

Please prepare a 2 min contemporary monologue (either from The Crucible or a piece of your own choosing). It is highly recommended that you read or re-read The Crucible to familiarize yourself with the play before your audition. You may be asked to do a small excerpt from the play. 

This is a cold reading chosen by the director; however, I do suggest familiarizing yourself with some of the most significant speeches. 

Please bring a headshot and/or snapshot along with a performance resume to your audition. 

Below is a list of characters (all roles are open):

Elizabeth Proctor - Supremely virtuous, god-fearing wife of John Proctor, can be cold and unaffectionate but loyal.

Mrs Ann Putnam - Wife of Thomas Putnam, a very superstitious woman who believes that the deaths of her babies in childbirth was caused by supernatural means

Rebecca Nurse - Wife to Francis Nurse. She is a pious old woman who has often acted as a midwife for women of the town, including Ann Putnam. 

Sarah Good - One of the accused. She admits to witchcraft to save herself from death.

Tituba - Servant to the Parris household. She is a native of Barbados. She is enlisted by the girls to cast spells and create charms. Tituba confesses to save herself.

Abigail Williams - Orphaned niece of Reverend Parris. She was once the lover of John Proctor but was turned out when his wife discovered the affair. She is extremely jealous of Elizabeth Proctor. She is the leader of the girls, manipulative and vengeful, and convincing.

Betty Parris - Parris's daughter, a weak girl who goes along with Abigail under threat and is easily manipulated.

Mary Warren - Servant to the Proctor household. She is persuaded by Proctor to expose the girls, but is not strong enough to fight Abigail and as soon as Abigail leads the other girls against her, Mary caves in.

Mercy Lewis - Servant to the Putnam household. She is a merciless girl who delights in the girls' activities. 

Susanna Walcott - One of the girls, easily guided by Abigail.

Ezekiel Cheever - He is the clerk of the court during the witchcraft trials. He delivers arrest warrants for the accused.

Francis Nurse - Husband to Rebecca Nurse. He is a respected man in the community but is ignored when he attempts to speak for his wife. 

Giles Corey - Elderly, feisty farmer, husband to Martha, he is arrested for contempt of court. He is eventually pressed to death when he refuses to enter a plea

Governor Danforth - Deputy Governor of Massachusetts. He is sensitive to the presence of the devil and reacts explosively to whatever evidence is presented.

John Proctor - Honest, upright, and blunt-spoken; a good man with a secret, fatal flaw. He had an affair with Abigail when she was employed in his household. He refuses to admit to witchcraft and is hanged.

Judge Hathorne - Judge in the Salem court, a man who is not easily persuaded, he needs absolute proof of innocence.

Reverend Parris - Pastor of the church in Salem. He is the father of Betty and the uncle of Abigail Williams. He believes that he is being persecuted and that the townspeople and believes if he cannot control his own household, he may not be trusted with an entire village. 

Reverend Hale - An expert on witchcraft, summoned to determine whether the devil is in Salem and enthusiastically participates in the court proceedings. He finally realizes that the girls are lying and attempts to convince the condemned to admit to witchcraft and save themselves from death.

Thomas Putnam - Husband of Ann Putnam, father to Ruth. He is a powerful and wealthy man in the village with a long family line. He is accused of coercing his daughter to accuse people, to gain their land.

Director: Amy Hanford; 
Stage Manager: Lindsay Mitchell

Performance dates: Feb. 19-28 (School matinee performances will possibly be added)-TBA

Please contact for more information or if you are unable to make the scheduled auditions.

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