Auditions

A Streetcar Named Desire Register
By Tennessee Williams
Audition Date(s):
Sun, October 7, 2018 at 7:00pm
Mon, October 8, 2018 at 7:00pm
Production Dates: January 25, 26, 27, February 1, 2, 3, 8, 9
Directed by: Lou DiPilla III

A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE
By Tennessee Williams

AUDITION DATES
Sunday , October 7th , 7:00PM
Monday, October 8th, 7:00PM
Call Backs If Necessary– Wednesday, October 10th, 7:00PM

SHOW DATES
January 25, 26, February 1, 2, 8, 9 @ 8PM
January 27 & February 3 @ 2PM

DIRECTOR – Lou DiPilla
ASSISANT DIRECTOR – Jeanne Wayman

Contact the director at [email protected] for questions.

SYNOPSIS OF PLAY

This classic  drama follows troubled former schoolteacher Blanche DuBois, the last of a once revered aristocratic Southern family.  She  moves to New Orleans with her sister and brother-in-law Stella and Stanley Kowalski after losing Belle Reve the family estate. Blanche is a woman whose life has been undermined by her romantic delusions, which lead her to reject  the realities of life with which she is faced.  Her sister Stella has left her refined upbringing  behind in marrying, what Blanche sees as an unsophisticated and low bred man, Stanley.  The conflict between Blanche’s delusions and Stanley’s coarse reality leads to the shattering of these delusions and causes her to descend into madness.

This is a non-Equity, non-paying production. Performers of all  ethnicities are encouraged to audition. Age ranges are approximate and may be adjusted based on the auditions. Southern accents are encouraged but only required for Blanche and Stella.  There will be opportunities for those cast in the smaller multiple roles to stand out.



Please click on the "Register" link on the right to sign up to audition for this show. You are not required to register ahead of time and can show up that night, but we recomend that you do register.

Blanche Du Bois - A sensitive, delicate moth-like member of the fading Southern aristocracy who has just lost her teaching position as a result of her promiscuity. Southern accent required.  (Age 35 – 45)

Stella Kowalski - Blanche's sister who is married and lives in the French Quarter of New Orleans. She has forgotten her genteel upbringing in order to enjoy a more common marriage. Southern accent required.  (Age 20 – 30)

Stanley Kowalski - A rather common working man whose main drive in life is sexual and who faces everything with brutal realism. (Age 25 – 35)

Harold Mitchell (Mitch) - Stanley's friend who went through the war with him. Mitch is unmarried and has a dying mother for whom he feels a great devotion. He develops an attraction to Blanche. (Age 35 – 40)

Eunice Hubell – Friend and neighbor of Stella. Wife of Steve Hubell. They have their own fiery relationship. Southern accent a plus.   (Age 20 – 25)

Steve Hubell – Friend, neighbor  and poker buddy of Stanley. Husband of Eunice Hubell. Southern accent a plus.   (Age 30 – 35)

Pablo Gonzalez – One of the guys. Stanley’s friend, co-worker and poker buddy. Mexican accent a plus. (Age 25 – 40)

Negro Woman/Street Crier – Multiple roles. A neighbor of the Hubell’s and Kowlaski’s. (Age 40 - ?)

Mexican Woman/Street Crier – Multiple roles. A blind woman that is a dark presence to Blanche as she sells her flowers. Mexican accent a plus.  (Age 40 - ?)

Young Collector/Friend of Steve/Other – Multiple roles. A young newspaper collection boy Blanche attempts to seduce. Southern accent a plus.   (Age 16 – 20)

Nurse/Woman With Shopping Bag/Other– Accompanies the Doctor when Blanche is moved to an asylum. (Age 35 – 45)

Doctor/ Street Crier/Other – Multiple roles. Doctor that arrives to take Blanche to the asylum.  (Age 50 – 65)

Vendor/Street Crier/Other – Multiple roles.  Appears on stage to set scenes and provide context and background. (Age 20 – 65)

The play 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.

Please click on the "Register" link on the right to sign up to audition for this show. You are not required to register ahead of time and can show up that night, but we recomend that you do register.

For more information or questions, please e-mail the production team at [email protected]