AUDITIONS – THE GLASS MENAGERIE
by Tennesee Williams
Tuesday, November 27 at 7 p.m.
BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
Modjeska Playhouse is seeking actors for our upcoming production of the Tennessee Williams classic, The Glass Menagerie. ALL ROLES AVAILABLE. Non-union. No pay.
THE GLASS MENAGERIE by Tennessee Williams
directed by Joshua Stecker
Casting the following roles:
Amanda Wingfield (female, 50-60) – A faded Southern belle, abandoned by her husband, who is trying to raise her two children under harsh financial conditions. Amanda yearns for the comforts of her youth and also longs for her children to have the same comforts, but her devotion to them has made her—as she admits at one point—almost “hateful” towards them.
Tom Wingfield (male, 25-40) – Amanda’s son. Tom works at a shoe warehouse to support his family but is frustrated by his job and aspires to be a poet. He struggles to write, all the while being sleep-deprived and irritable. Yet, he escapes from reality through nightly excursions to the movies. Tom feels both obligated toward yet burdened by his family and longs to escape.
Laura Wingfield (female, 24-30) – Amanda’s daughter and Tom’s older sister. A childhood illness has left her with a limp, and she has a mental fragility and an inferiority complex that have isolated her from the outside world. She has created a world of her own symbolized by her collection of glass figurines. The unicorn may represent Laura because it is unique and fragile.
Jim O’Connor (male, 25-35) – The Gentleman Caller. An old high school acquaintance of Tom and Laura. Jim was a popular athlete and actor during his days at Soldan High School. Subsequent years have been less kind to Jim; however, and by the time of the play’s action, he is working as a shipping clerk at the same shoe warehouse as Tom. His hope to shine again is conveyed by his study of public speaking and ideas of self-improvement that appear related to those of Dale Carnegie.
REHEARSAL, PRODUCTION DATES & LOCATION:
Rehearsals begin Monday, December 3, thru Wednesday, January 16, 2019. Monday thru Friday at 7 p.m., with possible weekend rehearsals (if needed). (NOTE: There is no rehearsal the week of December 10-14, 2018, and we’ll be off on holidays). All rehearsals are at Modjeska Playhouse.
The production runs January 17 (Preview) – February 10, 2019, Thursday – Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday matinees at 5 p.m.
Auditions are by appointment only on Tuesday, November 27 at 7 p.m. at Modjeska Playhouse (21084 Bake Pkwy, Ste 104, Lake Forest, CA 92630).
Prepare a 2-3 minute dramatic monologue. You will also be asked to cold read from the script.
To request an audition, please email headshot/resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will contact you with a time for Tuesday.