TAKE ME OUT
We are thrilled to announce our upcoming auditions, where talented individuals like you have the opportunity to shine on our stage. Join us as we bring stories to life, create unforgettable moments, and build lasting friendships in the magical realm of performing arts.
Whether you’re a seasoned actor or new to the stage, we welcome all passionate individuals to come and audition for our next sensational production. Embrace the limelight, discover your hidden talents, and become a part of the extraordinary theater family at Flowertown Players.
The Glass Menagerie Auditions
by Tennessee Williams
Directed by Susan J. Vinick
Regular Auditions: November 5 and 6 @ 7:00 P.M.
Call Backs by Invitation Only: November 7 at 7:00 P.M.
Plot and Character descriptions below.
What to Bring: Print and complete the Audition Form on this website. Bring it, a picture of yourself, and a theatre resume, if you have one.
Type of Auditions: Cold Reads
Plot: Amanda Wingfield is a faded remnant of Southern gentility who now lives in a dingy St. Louis apartment with her son, Tom, and her daughter, Laura, who has a physical handicap and debilitating shyness. The father has left home; Tom supports his mother and sister with a shoe factory job he finds unbearable. When Amanda convinces Tom to bring home from his workplace a “gentleman caller” for Laura, the illusions that Tom, Amanda, and Laura have each created in order to make life
bearable collapse them. A drama of great tenderness, charm, and beauty, The Glass Menagerie is an icon of the American theater.
Amanda Wingfield (the mother): (playing age 40’s – early 60’s; Southern dialect) A little woman of great but confused vitality, clinging frantically to another time and place. Her characterization must be carefully created, not copied from the type. She is not paranoid, but her life is paranoia. There is much to admire in Amanda, and as much to love and pity as there is to laugh at. Certainly, she has endurance and a kind of heroism, and though her foolishness makes her unwittingly cruel at times,
there is tenderness in her slight person.
Laura Wingfield (her daughter): (playing age 20’s; Southern dialect) Amanda, having failed to establish contact with reality, continues to live vitally in her illusions, but Laura’s situation is even graver. A childhood illness has left her crippled, one leg slightly shorter than the other, and held in a brace. This defect need not be more than suggested on the stage. Stemming from this, Laura’s
separation increases till she is like a piece of her own glass collection, too exquisitely fragile to move from the shelf.
Tom Wingfield (her son): (playing age 20’s; Southern dialect) And the narrator of the play. A poet with a job in a warehouse. His nature is not remorseless, but to escape from a trap he has to act without pity.
Jim O’Connor (the gentleman caller): (playing age 20’s; may try an Irish dialect) A nice, ordinary, young man.
Nov. 12 & 13: read thru, discussions, distribution of materials
Dec. 3 – Jan. 18: Rehearsals, generally 3 times per week
January 19 – Feb. 4; Thursday – Saturdays @ 7:30 pm; Sundays @ 3:00 pm
Please email Susan Vinick, Director, with any questions: firstname.lastname@example.org