Auditions ~ The Glass Menagerie

Auditions ~ The Glass Menagerie
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AUDITION NOTICE FOR GLASS MENAGERIE

Backyard Theater Ensemble and Landmark Community Theater will present The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams at the Thomaston Opera House February 27-March 13th 2016. Donato J. D’Albis will direct the show. Auditions for this production will be held on December 7th & 8th at 6:30 at the Thomaston Opera House Arts Center. Auditions will be by appointment only. Please email 
info@backyardtheater.org to make an appointment. Auditions will be held in 10-minute interviews. Actors should arrive 10 minutes early to fill out an audition form. Audition forms can be downloaded and filled out in advance. A headshot will be taken or actors may provide their own headshot. Actors will read from a selection of sides for the audition. Sides are available online in advance at BackyardTheater.org. 

Roles available are as follows:

 Amanda Wingfield (The Mother): 40-60 years old; an iron butterfly; a proud woman fiercely devoted to her children; still holds onto the ideals of her genteel southern upbringing; girlish and grotesque; narcissistic and loving; sensitive and harsh; a realist while living in the reveries of a life long vanished; charming and manipulative; a survivor.

 Tom Wingfield (The Son): 20-30 years old, 30-ish in the present, 21 in the memory; narrator of the play; a poet who works in a warehouse; caught between responsibility to his family and following his dreams; explosive, mercurial, lonely, and caring; deeply devoted to his sister; a suffocating dreamer.

 Laura Wingfield (The Daughter): 20-25 years old; sensitive; painfully shy; a childhood illness has left her physically impaired; retreats from reality through her collection of glass animals; loves her mother and brother; always puts others before herself; seeking disabled and non-disabled 

 Jim O'Connor (The Gentleman Caller): 20-30 years old; Tom's lone friend at the warehouse and former classmate of Laura's; a nice guy; pleasant in appearance and demeanor; peaked in high school; he is the outside world.

A third night of auditions may be held for callbacks if necessary on December 9th. Cast list will be announced by Friday December 11th. First read through for the show will be on Monday December 14th and rehearsals will begin January 4th. 

Members casted will need to commit to rehearsals 3-4 evenings per week beginning January 4th until the show opens. Members will also be asked to help with some technical preparation on weekends leading 

If you are interested in helping behind the scenes for The Glass Menagerie, we have plenty of technical roles available as well. Please contact info@backyardtheater.org with any questions.


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