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"The Crucible" Auditions-Charleston, WV - Casting ID # 1597027
Project Type Live Event Submission Type Open Call
Location Charleston, WV Union Non-union
Rate/Pay n/a Release Date 07-02-19
Audition Date 08-20-19 Submission deadline 08-18-19
Casting Category Theatre - Non-Equity
The story focuses upon a young farmer, his wife, and a young servant-girl who maliciously causes the wife’s arrest for witchcraft. The farmer brings the girl to court to admit the lie—and it is here that the monstrous course of bigotry and deceit is terrifyingly depicted. The farmer, instead of saving his wife, finds himself also accused of witchcraft and ultimately condemned with a host of others.

and ultimately condemned with a host of

Role # 1 John Proctor
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A local farmer who lives just outside of town, Elizabeth Proctor's husband. A stern, harsh-tongued man, John hates hypocrisy & tries to be a stand-up guy. Nevertheless, he has a hidden sin, his affair with Abigail Williams, that proves his downfall. When the hysteria begins, he tries to save his wife, yet hesitates to expose Abigail as a fraud because he worries that his secret will be revealed and his good name ruined. Caged by guilt, Proctor journeys to regain his self-respect & redemption


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 2 Abigail Williams
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Reverend Parris' niece, Abigail was once the servant for the Proctor household, but was fired by Elizabeth Proctor after she discovered that Abigail was having an affair with her husband, John. Abigail is smart, wily, vengeful, manipulative, vindictive, and a magnificent liar. Abigail will be part of the prologue, dancing in the forest with Tituba & the other girls.


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

Role # 3 Elizabeth Proctor
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John Proctor's wife. Elizabeth fired Abigail when she discovered that her husband was having an affair with her. Elizabeth is supremely virtuous, morally good, and upright, but often cold. She will never lie, but when called upon to tell the truth in court, she ends up damning her husband.


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 4 Reverend John Hale
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A neighboring minister reputed to be an expert on witchcraft. Hale is a committed Christian and experienced witch-hunter. His critical mind and intelligence save him from falling into blind fervor. His arrival sets the hysteria in motion, although he later regrets his actions and attempts to save the lives of those accused. He ends up a broken, cynical man.


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 5 Mary Warren
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The new servant in the Proctor household and a member of Abigail's group of girls. She is a timid girl, easily influenced by those around her, who tries, unsuccessfully, to expose the hoax of witchcraft. She is a weak girl who gets in way over her head with what's going on around her.


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 6 Reverend Parris
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The minister of Salem's church. Reverend Parris is a paranoid, power-hungry, yet oddly self-pitying figure. He is a greedy, spineless, wormy little character. Many of the townsfolk, especially John Proctor, dislike him, and Parris is very concerned with maintaining his position in the community.


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 7 Tituba
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Reverend Parris' black slave from Barbados. Tituba agrees to perform voodoo at Abigail's request and is caught up in the hysteria. Tituba will be part of the prologue, dancing in the forest with the girls.


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 8 Deputy Governor
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Deputy Governor Danforth: The 'head honcho' of Massachusetts and the presiding judge at all the witch trials. Honest, scrupulous, and fair-minded. Danforth is convinced that he is being guided by God and doing right in rooting out witchcraft.


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

Role # 9 Judge Hathorne
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A judge who presides, along with Danforth, over the witch trials. He is second in command, in need of better people skills.


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

Role # 10 Giles Corey
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Giles is 81, an elderly but feisty farmer in Salem, famous for his tendency to file lawsuits. Giles' wife, Martha, is accused of witchcraft, and his attempt to defend her backfires. He is held in contempt of court and stands mute, so as not to subject any others to arrest.


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 11 Martha Corey
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Martha is 72, Giles Corey's third wife. Martha's reading habits lead her to her arrest and conviction for witchcraft.


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

Role # 12 Rebecca Nurse
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Rebecca is 71 years old, Francis Nurse's wife. Rebecca is a wise, sensible, and upright woman, held in tremendous regard as a pillar of the Salem community. However, she falls victim to the hysteria when the Putnams accuse her of witchcraft and she refuses to confess, even though it means going to her death.


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

Role # 13 Francis Nurse
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Francis is 74 years old, a wealthy influential man in Salem. Nurse is well respected by most people i n Salem, but is an enemy of Thomas Putnam and his wife. He is a good man and a good husband who has the courage to stand up to the court to try and save his wife, Rebecca.


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 14 Thomas Putnam
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Putnam is 50 years old, and another wealthy influential citizen of Salem. He is greedy, selfish and petty. Putnam uses his daughter to accuse people of witchcraft whose property he covets, and once condemned, buys up their land, and thus increases his own wealth.


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

Role # 15 Ann Putnam
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Ann is 45 years old, Thomas Putnam's wife. She is sad and angry, having given birth to eight children, but only one, Ruth Putnam, has survived. The other seven died before they were a day old and Ann is convinced that they were murdered by supernatural means.


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

Role # 16 Ruth Putnam
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Ruth is 15 years old, the lone surviving child of the Putnams. Like Betty Parris, Ruth falls into a strange stupor after Reverend Parris catches her and the other girls dancing in the woods at night. Ruth will be part of the prologue, with the other girls, dancing in the forest.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 13 to 17
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 17 Betty Parris
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Reverend Parris' 10 year old daughter, Betty also falls into a strange stupor after being caught dancing in the woods with Tituba and the other girls. Her illness, and that of Ruth Putnam fuel the first rumors of witchcraft. Betty will be in the prologue, dancing in the forest with Tituba & the other girls.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 13 to 17
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 18 Mercy Lewis
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Mercy is servant to the Putnams. One of the girls in Abigail's group, she joins in condemning various villagers as witches. Mercy will be part of the prologue, dancing in the forest with Tituba and the other girls. At the end of which she will undress down to a body stocking (no nudity).


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 19 Susanna Walcott
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Susanna is 15 years old, another one of the girls in Abigail's group. Susanna will be part of the prologue, dancing in the forest with Tituba & the other girls.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 13 to 17
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 20 Ezekiel Cheever
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Ezekiel is the town tailor who acts as clerk of the court during the witch trials. He is upright, obedient and determined to do his duty for justice.


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

Role # 21 Herrick
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A jailor in Salem.


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

Role # 22 Willard
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A jailor in Salem


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

Role # 23 Hopkins
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A deputy in Salem


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

Role # 24 Sarah Good
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Beggar in Salem. She is the first individual accused of witchcraft.


Searchable talent specs :

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