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Auditions

THE MIRACLE WORKER

By William Gibson

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 Bing
Stage Manager: Melissa Troxler

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 individuals auditioning.

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 loose tops.

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.

Performances

Saturday   April 6 8:00 pm
Sunday   April 7 3:00 pm
Thursday April 11 10:30 am
Thursday   April 11 8:00 pm
Friday   April 12 8:00 pm
Saturday April 13 8:00 pm
Sunday   April 14 3:00 pm
Wednesday    April 17 10:30 am
Wednesday   April 17 2:00 pm
Thursday   April 18 10:30 am
Thursday   April 18 8:00 pm
Friday   April 19 8:00 pm
Saturday   April 20 8:00 pm
Friday   April 26 8:00 pm
Saturday   April 27 8:00 pm
Sunday   April 28 7:00 pm