Auditions: Thursday, November 29 @ 7:00 p.m. &
Sunday, December 2 @ 10:00 a.m.
Performances: APRIL 6 - 28, 2019
Auditioning ALL ROLES. Readings will be from the script
[DOWNLOAD SIDES HERE]. Callbacks to be determined. Please bring
picture/resume. Performance stipend of $30/performance (for those 18 and
older/post high school). Read-through will be held February 28, 2019, at
7:30. Full rehearsals being March 2, 2019.
Director: Bradlee BingStage Manager:
Based on the true story, this classic is a powerful
account of Annie Sullivan and her student, blind and mute Helen Keller.
THE MIRACLE WORKER dramatizes the volatile relationship between the
lonely teacher and her charge. Trapped in a secret, silent world, unable
to communicate, Helen is violent, spoiled, almost sub-human and treated
by her family as such. Only Annie realizes that there is a mind and
spirit waiting to be rescued from the dark, tortured silence. Intense,
absorbing, and unforgettable, THE MIRACLE WORKER is one of the greatest
dramas of the 20th century.
Seeking: PLEASE NOTE:
Age ranges indicated are a suggested range based on the
Annie Sullivan. Age 20’s to early 30’s
Annie Sullivan, the teacher of the deaf and blind child Helen Keller.
Her brash self-confidence is a pose covering her deep fear of possible
failure in her first position. The clashes of wills between herself and
Helen and between herself and the child’s father helps her to discipline
Helen into obedience and calm.
Helen Keller. Age 8–12 Helen Keller is
a child of seven who lost both sight and hearing as a result of high
fever during a babyhood illness. Locked inside the dark cage of her
body, she is unable to communicate her simplest wants and needs to
others except through violent tantrums and howls resembling those of a
hurt animal. Note: Any actress auditioning for Helen MUST wear clothes
appropriate to rolling and crawling on the floor. Please NO dresses or
Kate Keller. Age 30’s to mid 40’s Kate
Keller is the wife of Captain Keller and mother of Helen. With gentle
persuasion and a sure instinct for her husband’s temperament, Kate
manages to persuade her husband to hire Annie as a teacher and to let
her have her way with Helen.
Captain Arthur Keller. Age late 30’s to
mid 50’s Captain Arthur Keller is a haughty man, accustomed to instant
and unquestioning obedience to his every whim. Underneath, he is a
concerned and loving father and husband.
James Keller. Age 16 to early 20’s
James Keller is Helen’s teenage half-brother. Living in awe of his
domineering father, James has grown resentful of his stepmother, Kate,
and of Helen, who demands so much attention and care that he feels
cheated out of the family love he desires.
Viney. Age 20’s – 40’s Viney, the
Keller family servant. Amid the turmoil of a household that revolves
around the whims and temper of a handicapped child, Viney manages to
keep a stable and good-humored manner.
Martha and Percy. Ages 8 to 11 They are
the housekeeper’s playmates for Helen.