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Auditions

THE GLASS MENAGERIE

By Tennessee Williams / Directed by Anika Thompson

The Duluth Playhouse is committed to inclusive, color-conscious casting. Actors of all ethnicities, gender identities, and abilities are highly encouraged to audition. Seeking a diverse cast of adult actors for both productions.

DOWNLOAD Audition Packet pdf for print here

GENERAL AUDITION INFORMATION

  • Auditions will be held in person at the NorShor Theatre Rehearsal Studios located at 211 E. Superior St. Duluth, MN 55802
  • Please enter through the “Lights on Duluth” door located next to the “Box Office”
  • If you cannot attend our auditions in person, please email auditions@duluthplayhouse.org for instructions on how to submit a video audition.
  • Actors can audition for one or both productions. If you are auditioning for both A DOLL’S HOUSE, PART 2 and GLASS MENAGERIE you must sign up for two audition slots and fill out both audition forms.
  • Callbacks will be scheduled as needed by the directors.

AUDITION DETAILS – THE GLASS MENAGERIE

  • Auditions will be held Saturday, October 15 from 10:30-11:45am.
  • Actors must sign up for a 5 minute audition time slot HERE
  • Actors will be asked to perform one of the preselected monologues from HERE
  • Actors are not required to memorize their monologue. Printed copies will be available to actors at their audition.
  • Bring your Headshot: or an up to date picture of yourself.
  • Resume: Please bring a current resume.
  • Audition Form: Please fill out the audition form: HERE

ABOUT THE GLASS MENAGERIE

One of Tennessee Williams’ most significant works, “The Glass Menagerie” is a memory play drawn from the mind of its narrator, Tom Wingfield. Also a character in the play, Tom is an aspiring poet toiling away in a shoe warehouse to support his mother, Amanda, and his sister, Laura. Abandoned by their father years before, the family struggles to survive in a meager, back-alley apartment in St. Louis in the late 1930s. Like his father, Tom is desperately looking for a way out. His painfully awkward sister Laura seeks escape in an imaginary world of glass figurines. Amanda, a faded relic of a time past, fights with all her might to find happiness for her children. The action unfolds as Amanda furiously plots to rescue Laura with the help of a “gentleman caller.”

To read a digital copy of the play, please click HERE

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN

TOM WINGFIELD (Age is flexible, at least 35, with the ability to play younger, male presenting): The play’s narrator recounts memories of his family. Languishing in a dead-end job, Tom is a restless dreamer and aspiring poet, torn between his responsibility to his family and chasing his desires. Explosive, mercurial, and lonely, he is deeply devoted to his sister and constantly at odds with his mother. He longs for adventure and freedom from his familial responsibilities and escapes through movies, literature, and alcohol.

AMANDA WINGFIELD (Age is flexible, at least mid-to-late- forties and older, female presenting): A faded Southern belle, abandoned by her husband, who is desperate to provide for her two children’s future under harsh financial conditions. She is a fierce survivor scraping by to make ends meet. Amanda is both sensitive and harsh. She is charming and displays a sense of humor, yet, she can succumb to bouts of manipulation and cruelty.

LAURA WINGFIELD (Age – Twenties, though flexible, female presenting): Amanda’s daughter and Tom’s elder sister. Crippled as a child, she has grown into a mentally fragile woman. Increasingly anxious, she has largely withdrawn from the outside world and devotes herself to old records and her collection of glass figurines.

JIM O’CONNOR (Age – Twenties, though flexible, male presenting): Tom and Laura’s old high school acquaintance. Jim was a popular athlete and actor in High School. Subsequent years have been less kind to Jim; he is working as a shipping clerk at the same shoe warehouse as Tom; however, he is committed to the American dream and working to improve his lot.

THE GLASS MENAGERIE REHEARSAL & PERFORMANCE INFORMATION

Rehearsal Dates & Times:Tuesday-Thursday evenings, Dec 6 – 22

Monday- Friday evenings, Jan 2 – 20

Tech Rehearsals:

Jan 23-27: 6-10 pm

January 28th: 10 out of 12 Tech Day

January 29th: OFF

Jan 30-31: 6-10pm

Rehearsal location:NorShor Theatre Rehearsal Studios 211 E. Superior St. Duluth, MN 55802

PERFORMANCE DATES & TIMES

February 1 at 7:30pm Preview
February 2 at 7:30pm Preview
February 3 at 7:30pm Opening Night
February 4 at 2pm
February 4 at 7:30pm
February 7 at 10am (School Matinee)
February 9 at 7:30pm
February 10 at 7:30pm
February 11 at 7:30pm
February 12 at 2pm

Questions? Additional questions should be directed to auditions@duluthplayhouse.org


 

GENERAL INFORMATION

All auditions are open to the public. Complete audition packets are available online approximately two weeks prior to each audition date (if not sooner). 

All auditions will be held at the NorShor Theatre Rehearsal Studios (located at 211 East Superior Street, on the 3rd Floor via the skywalk or the Lights on Duluth space) unless otherwise noted.

The NorShor Theatre is committed to inclusive, color-conscious casting. Actors of all ethnicities, gender identities, and abilities are highly encouraged to audition. 

 

 

 
 
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