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A Streetcar Named Desire Auditions -Birmingham, AL - Casting ID # 1596129
Project Type Live Event Submission Type Open Call
Location Birmingham, AL Union Non-union
Rate/Pay n/a Release Date 06-10-19
Audition Date 06-29-19 Submission deadline 06-26-19
Casting Category Theatre - Non-Equity
Reveals to the very depths the character of Blanche du Bois, a woman whose life has been undermined by her romantic illusions, which lead her to reject—so far as possible—the realities of life with which she is faced and which she consistently ignores. The pressure brought to bear upon her by her sister, with whom she goes to live in New Orleans, intensified by the earthy and extremely "normal" young husband of the latter, leads to a revelation of her tragic self-delusion and, in the end, to madness.

Actors interested in the roles of Blanche, Stella, Stanley, or Mitch are encouraged to prepare a dramatic monologue of 660 seconds or less from any other play.

Role # 1 Blanche Dubois
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Strong willed, extremely intelligent and passionate. She is running from her former life in Mississippi seeking shelter with her sister. She’s horrified to find the conditions Stella is living in and even more shocked when she meets the brutish Stanley. Makes up fanciful tales to convince people her status is much higher than it is.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 2 Stella Kowalski
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Blanche’s younger sister. Stella is like her sister in almost every way but demeanor. Just as intelligent and passionate, she prefers to be more reserved in her actions and judgements of others.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 35
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 3 Stanley Kowalski
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Stella’s husband. Physically imposing and brutish. He considers himself to be the typical American man, but hides an anger and insecurity just beneath the surface. The arrival of Blanche brings all of his worst qualities boiling to the surface leading to the tragic finale.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 4 Harold Mitchell
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Harold "Mitch" Mitchell : Stanley’s army friend, coworker, and poker buddy who courts Blanche. Outwardly timid, he wants to be the chivalrous hero in Blanche’s life, but shares more in common with Stanley than he would care to admit.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 5 Eunice
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Stella’s friend, upstairs neighbor, and landlady. Eunice and her husband, Steve, represent the low-class, carnal life that Stella has chosen for herself.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 6 Young Collector
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

A teenager who comes to the Kowalskis’ door to collect for the newspaper when Blanche is home alone.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 13 to 19
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 7 Steve
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Stanley’s poker buddy who lives upstairs with his wife, Eunice. Like Stanley, Steve is a brutish, hot-blooded, physically fit male and an abusive husband.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 8 Pablo
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Stanley’s poker buddy. Like Stanley and Steve, he is brutish.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 9 Negro Woman
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

A friend of Eunice’s who gossips about the Kowalski’s life and helps welcome Blanche to New Orleans.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 10 Doctor
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Sent to take Blanche away at the end of the play. Initially cold, he shows a warmer side to get Blanche to finally go with him.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 11 Nurse
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Also called the “Matron”. She accompanies the doctor to collect Blanche and bring her to an institution.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 12 Mexican Woman
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

A vendor of Mexican funeral decorations who frightens Blanche by issuing the plaintive call, “Flores papa los muertos,” which means “flowers for the dead.”


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -