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An Audition for "Our Town"-Des Moines, IA - Casting ID # 1600699
Project Type Live Event Submission Type Open Call
Location Des Moines, IA Union Non-union
Rate/Pay n/a Release Date 08-29-19
Audition Date 09-17-19 Submission deadline 09-15-19
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.


Actors will be asked to read from the script. No prior work with the text is required, however, copies of the play are available at local libraries. available at

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

The narrator who also plays the roles of master of ceremonies, Mrs. Forrest, Mr. Morgan, and a minister


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 2 Dr. Frank Gibbs
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

The town's doctor, he is the father of George and Rebecca Gibbs.


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 3 Mrs. Julia Hersey
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Mrs. Julia Hersey Gibbs - Dr. Gibbs' wife, mother if George and Rebecca Gibbs.


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 4 George Gibbs
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Dr. and Mrs. Gibbs' sixteen-year-old son, baseball player, would be farmer who ages with the play.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 16 to 19
Ethnicity: Any -

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

Dr. and Mrs. Gibbs' daughter, who is four years younger than George. Pre-teen & a bit precocious


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 12 to 14
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 6 Mr. Charles Webb
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

The editor and publisher of the Sentinel, the town's newspaper, and one of its most important citizens. Father of Emily & Wally.


Searchable talent specs :

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

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

Charles Webb's wife, who reveals her character through her conversation with Mrs. Gibbs; she represents the typical mother and housewife.


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 8 Emily Webb Gibbs
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Bright & intelligent daughter who falls in love with and marries George uniting the two families. Ages during the play.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 16 to 19
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 9 Wallace "Wally" Webb
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Emily's younger brother. Energetic and outdoor kid.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 12 to 14
Ethnicity: Any -

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

The organist / choir director of the Congregational Church who is the subject of town gossip because of his drinking


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 11 Mrs. Louella Soames
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Town busybody and gossip.


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 12 Howie Newsome
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

The milkman.


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 13 Joe Crowell, Jr.
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Joe is the paper boy in the first act and during the flashback.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 10 to 14
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 14 Si Crowell
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Joe's younger brother, who takes Joe's job as paper boy in Act II to indicate the passage of time.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 8 to 12
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 15 Samuel "Sam" Craig
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Graduate of Grover’s Corners High School who comes back a successful young man after twelve years' absence.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 27 to 30
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 16 Joe Stoddard
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

The town undertaker, pleasant and folksy…not dark.


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 17 Constable Bill Warr
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

The town law enforcement officer, whose duties require him to be sure that doors are locked and that drain pipes are adequate.


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 18 Professor Willard
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

A history professor at State University.


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 19 Baseball Team Member
Seeking 5 talent(s) for this role

Members of Grover’s Corners Baseball team - Part of the Ensemble. Seeking an aspiring actors to portray this role.


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 20 Church Choir Member
Seeking 5 talent(s) for this role

Members of the Church Choir - Part of the Ensemble. Seeking an aspiring actors to portray this role.


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 21 Friends of Emily
Seeking 3 talent(s) for this role

Part of the Ensemble. Seeking an aspiring actors to portray this role.


Searchable talent specs :

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