The Miracle Worker, written by William Gibson.
Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script.
Performance dates are Oct. 12th-21st, with possible school shows a couple of days before we open to the public.
Synopsis: This classic tells the story of Annie Sullivan and her student, blind and mute Helen Keller. The Miracle Worker dramatizes the volatile relationship between the lonely teacher and her charge. Trapped in a secret, silent world, unable to communicate, Helen is violent, spoiled, almost sub-human and treated by her family as such. Only Annie realizes that there is a mind and spirit waiting to be rescued from the dark, tortured silence. With scenes of intense physical and emotional dynamism, Annie’s success with Helen finally comes with the utterance of a single, glorious word: “water”.
All ethnicities are encouraged to audition.
Annie Sullivan (18-30) Female, Strong, determined. Has difficult fight choreography with Helen. Ability to do Irish accent a plus.
Helen Keller (8-12) Female, Blind, Deaf and mute. Will not have any lines to memorize but will have significant fight choreography and will need to be very comfortable interacting with adults.
Kate Keller (35-50) Female, mother to Helen. Able to portray strong emotions onstage.
Captain Keller (40-50) Male, Stubborn. Expects to be obeyed.
James Keller (16-25) Male, Captain Keller’s first Born. Adolescent meanness.
Aunt Eve (50+) Female, Authoritarian.
Viney (30-80) Female, Keller’s servant
Martha (8-12) Female, friend to Helen
Percy (8-15) Male, friend to Helen.
*Doctor/Anagnos (35+) Male, character actor, able to do accents. Will play both Instructor and Doctor.
Blind School Students (4-15) Girls to play students at Perkins Institute
Jimmy (5-12) Annie’s dead brother, who appears in flashbacks
If you have any questions, feel free to contact Leonora Harrison, Director at email@example.com.