Menu Add Edit Search
WWW Virtual Library Theatre and Drama

An Audition for "Our Town"-Hartford, CT - Casting ID # 1599399
Project Type Live Event Submission Type Open Call
Location Hartford, CT Union Non-union
Rate/Pay n/a Release Date 08-07-19
Audition Date 09-05-19 Submission deadline 09-03-19
Casting Category Theatre - Non-Equity
Our Town is a 1938 metatheatrical three-act play by American playwright Thornton Wilder that won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and also won a Tony Award for Best Revival. It tells the story of the fictional American small town of Grover’s Corners between 1901 and 1913 through the everyday lives of its citizens.

of

Role # 1 Stage Manager
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

The bridge between the audience and the action of the play. Warm, philosophical, conveys a sense of humor and a touch of magic. Must be comfortable breaking the fourth wall and performing long monologues.


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 2 Emily Webb
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Ages from 16 to 28 during the play. Very smart, kind, conscientious; even as a girl she understands the importance of taking a moment to admire the moon. Willing to risk her friendship with George to tell him some hard truths. Loves her life so deeply she isn’t ready to let it go, even after death. Articulates the most important theme of the play, the heartbreaking beauty and blindness of being human.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 30
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 3 Mr. Webb
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Emily’s father and editor of the town newspaper. Funny, loving, sensible, with genuine empathy and a relatively progressive outlook.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 50 to 59
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 4 Mrs. Webb
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Emily’s mother. Capable and straightforward, loves her children but won’t indulge them. Just this side of stern, which is why it is a surprise when she shows her sentimental side at the wedding.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 50 to 59
Ethnicity: Any -

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

Ages from 16 to 28 during the play. At first, a rambunctious teen that is crazy about baseball, teases his sister, gets behind on his chores. Admires Emily’s intelligence and knows that’s not his strength, is self-aware about the kind of life he wants. At several points he is criticized but doesn’t become defensive and he takes the advice to heart. Genuinely wants to be a good person, especially for Emily.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 30
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 6 Dr. Gibbs
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

George’s father and the town physician. Every inch the country doctor, has probably delivered, treated, and buried someone from every family in town. Loves his wife and mainly steps in with the children when they are doing something that negatively affects her. Disciplines George in a way that is kind and impactful without being punitive.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 50 to 59
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 7 Mrs. Gibbs
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

George’s mother. Loves her husband and is devoted to him and the children. Perhaps a bit of a romantic, she dreams of going to Paris. Visibly emotional about the wedding, but it becomes a tender moment with her husband.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 50 to 59
Ethnicity: Any -

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

The choirmaster, he is an alcoholic and is described as having “a peck of trouble, one thing after another.” Commits suicide, and his graveyard speech is the antithesis of Emily’s. Ideally the actor can play simple hymns on a keyboard or guitar.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 30 to 39
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 9 Mrs. Soames
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Sings in the choir with Mrs. Gibbs and Mrs. Webb. A bit of a gossip, she revels in the wedding and describes it with great enthusiasm. Even after death she retains more of her living personality than some of the others. Must have great comic energy.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 30 to 39
Ethnicity: Any -

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

George’s younger sister. Has the famous envelope speech.


Searchable talent specs :

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

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

Emily’s younger brother.


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 12 Joe Crowell
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Looking a versatile talent who can portray as the town paperboy.


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 13 Si Crowell
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Looking a versatile talent who can portray as the town paperboy.


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 14 Howie Newsome
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

The town milkman.


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 15 Professor Willard
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Expert on the history of Grover’s Corners.


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 16 Constable Warren
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

The town Police Officer.


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 17 Sam Craig
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Mrs. Gibbs’ nephew, returns to town for Emily’s funeral.


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 18 Joe Stoddard
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

The town undertaker.


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 19 Choir Singers
Seeking 10 talent(s) for this role

Part of ensembles.


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 20 Men
Seeking 5 talent(s) for this role

Part of ensembles of the town.


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 21 Women
Seeking 5 talent(s) for this role

Part of ensembles of the town.


Searchable talent specs :

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