Auditions

Parker Arts and Inspire Creative announces Auditions for: 

"A Streetcar Named Desire"

Streetcar


Produced by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service
Directed by Ralph Neumann
Artistic Director: Liane Adamo
Produced by: ParkerArts and Inspire Creative

Audition Dates & Times: 
Sunday, Monday & Tuesday; September 17th and September 18th, 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Audition Location: 
The Schoolhouse Theater
19650 Mainstreet, Parker, CO 80138

Performance Dates: 
Friday, Saturday, and Sundays – November 9th – November 18th
Evening Performances: 7:30PM
Saturday and Sunday Matinees at 2:00 PM
SPECIAL Friday Matinee, November 16th 2:00PM

No conflicts accepted for Performance Dates or the week before Opening night.

Audition Requirements: 
All those auditioning are encouraged to provide an 8x10 photo and a resume of their onstage experience when registering for auditions.  These photos will become the property of the Inspire Theater Company.

Please bring a list of all potential conflicts including travel, etc.  Any conflicts with the posted schedule must be discussed with the Artistic Director and agreed to by the Director before casting can be confirmed. Auditions will consist of a one (1) minute, pre-prepared monologue of your choice [nothing from the script, please], and cold readings.

All Actors will be paid a stipend.

Synopsis:
When Blanch BuBois arrives at her sister Stella’s French Quarter apartment, her intent is simple: to take some time off from her stressful teaching career and break the news about the unfortunate loss of the beloved family plantation.  Blanche is a fading Southern belle whose pretentions to virtue only thinly mask her alcoholism and delusions of gradeur.  During the course of her visit, Blanche’s thinly-veiled veneer is suddenly cracked by Stella’s husband, Stanley Kowalski. Stanley is a true force of nature: primal, rough-hewn, brutish, and sensual. Their collision course threatens to take down everyone in its path in a clash of lies, propriety, madness and primal instinct.  

For More Information: 
Email your questions to: rfneumann@inspirecreative.org             

Character Breakdown: 

Stanley Kowalski:
Age Range: 30-38. Body Type/Look: Must be muscular, well-built, and at least 6’ 0”. NOT looking for an imitation Marlon Brando. Stanley is shrewd and manipulative, always “working an angle.” He isn’t as “sure” of himself as he projects. Blanche represents a “reminder” of what Stella gave up to be with him, and thus a threat to his life as he knows it.

Stella Kowalski:
Age Range: 28-35. Body Type/Look: Blonde, voluptuous, vivacious, sensual, and at least 5’ 8”. Stella fell for Stanley because she liked the “passion” in their relationship – it made her feel “alive.” 

Mitch (Harold) Mitchell:
Age Range: 35-42. Body Type/Look: Big, muscular and a bit thick; at least 6’ 1”. Frustrated at still being single,

Blanche DuBois:
Age Range: 33-38. Body Type/Look: Slender, dark, and with fragile features, at least 5’ 7”. Where Stella is vivacious, Blanche is careful and reserved. When Blanche arrives at the Kowalski’s she’s tired but she hasn’t given up, not just yet, but you can “smell the desperation.”  Her beauty from times past must shine through in the beginning and slowly, as the play progresses, we see the “light of life” fade.

 

Audition Notice: A Streetcar Named Desire

Produced by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service
Directed by Ralph Neumann

Artistic Director: Liane Adamo

Produced by: ParkerArts and Inspire Creative

Audition Dates & Times: 

Sunday, Monday & Tuesday; September 17th and September 18th, 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Audition Location: 

The Schoolhouse Theater

19650 Mainstreet, Parker, CO 80138

 

Performance Dates: 

Friday, Saturday, and Sundays – November 9th – November 18th

Evening Performances: 7:30PM
Saturday and Sunday Matinees at 2:00 PM

SPECIAL Friday Matinee, November 16th 2:00PM


No conflicts accepted for Performance Dates or the week before Opening night.

 

Audition Requirements: 

All those auditioning are encouraged to provide an 8x10 photo and a resume of their onstage experience when registering for auditions.  These photos will become the property of the Inspire Theater Company.

 

Please bring a list of all potential conflicts including travel, etc.  Any conflicts with the posted schedule must be discussed with the Artistic Director and agreed to by the Director before casting can be confirmed. Auditions will consist of a one (1) minute, pre-prepared monologue of your choice [nothing from the script, please], and cold readings.

 

All Actors will be paid a stipend.

 

Synopsis:

When Blanch BuBois arrives at her sister Stella’s French Quarter apartment, her intent is simple: to take some time off from her stressful teaching career and break the news about the unfortunate loss of the beloved family plantation.  Blanche is a fading Southern belle whose pretentions to virtue only thinly mask her alcoholism and delusions of gradeur.  During the course of her visit, Blanche’s thinly-veiled veneer is suddenly cracked by Stella’s husband, Stanley Kowalski. Stanley is a true force of nature: primal, rough-hewn, brutish, and sensual. Their collision course threatens to take down everyone in its path in a clash of lies, propriety, madness and primal instinct.  

For More Information: 

Email your questions to: rfneumann@inspirecreative.org             

 

Character Breakdown: 

Stanley Kowalski:

Age Range: 30-38. Body Type/Look: Must be muscular, well-built, and at least 6’ 0”. NOT looking for an imitation Marlon Brando. Stanley is shrewd and manipulative, always “working an angle.” He isn’t as “sure” of himself as he projects. Blanche represents a “reminder” of what Stella gave up to be with him, and thus a threat to his life as he knows it.

 

Stella Kowalski:

Age Range: 28-35. Body Type/Look: Blonde, voluptuous, vivacious, sensual, and at least 5’ 8”. Stella fell for Stanley because she liked the “passion” in their relationship – it made her feel “alive.”

 

Mitch (Harold) Mitchell:

Age Range: 35-42. Body Type/Look: Big, muscular and a bit thick; at least 6’ 1”. Frustrated at still being single,

 

Blanche DuBois:

Age Range: 33-38. Body Type/Look: Slender, dark, and with fragile features, at least 5’ 7”. Where Stella is vivacious, Blanche is careful and reserved. When Blanche arrives at the Kowalski’s she’s tired but she hasn’t given up, not just yet, but you can “smell the desperation.”  Her beauty from times past must shine through in the beginning and slowly, as the play progresses, we see the “light of life” fade.

 

Eunice Hubbell:

Age Range: 35-40. Body Type/Look: A bit crass and rough around the edges. She’s a good friend to Stella and finds Blanche’s “I’m better than you” airs annoying and insulting.

 

Steve Hubbell:

Age Range: 40-45. Body Type/Look: Same demeanor as his wife – on the crass side and very earthy. Loves his wife in a possessive, grabby kind of way but is still fascinated by the “lady” who comes into their midst. Given the opportunity, he’d grab Blanche in an instant for a little “footsy.”

 

African-American Woman or Other Woman of Color:
Age Range: 55-70. Has a “seen it all” look about her.

 

Mexican Woman:
Age Range: 60+. A flower vendor.

 

Pablo Gonzalez:
Age Range: 30-38. Friend of Stanley’s. Wiry framed, in shape.

 

Young Collector:
Age Range: 16-19. Teenager, a bit innocent for his age and tall and gawky.

 

Nurse:
Age Range: 40-50. Officious and business-like in manner. Tone is “no nonsense.”

 

Doctor:
Age Range: 50-65. World-weary and all too familiar with those who’ve “checked out” mentally. Senses Blanche’s fragility and tries to make the best of a bad situation.