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AUDITIONS

for Arthur Miller's The Crucible

SATURDAY, JANUARY 6, 2024

3:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Sea Tea Improv Studios

11 Asylum St #402, Hartford, CT 06103

WALK-INS WELCOME

and VIDEO AUDITIONS ACCEPTED

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Production Details:

  • Title: The Crucible

  • Playwright: Arthur Miller

  • Director: Jackson Kulinski

  • Production Company: Escapism Productions

  • Audition Location: Sea Tea Improv Studios, 11 Asylum St, Hartford, CT 06103

  • Audition Date: January 6, 2024, 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM

  • Performance Dates: April 13 (time pending, with rehearsal to follow), April 20, 21, 27, 28 (approximately 2pm and 6pm)
    Additional days possible at discretion of location and performer availability. 
    Please note, the times for the show are subject to change, but only plus or minus an hour. The dates are set.

  • Performance Location: Hempsted House, 11 Hempstead St, New London, CT 06320

About the Play:
Arthur Miller's The Crucible is a powerful and timeless drama set during the Salem witch trials of the late 17th century. The story revolves around the hysteria and paranoia that grip a small Puritan community when a group of young girls accuse several townspeople of practicing witchcraft. As fear and suspicion escalate, the town descends into chaos, leading to devastating consequences for its inhabitants. This classic play explores themes of mass hysteria, intolerance, and the consequences of blind faith.

Characters:
We are looking for performers of all backgrounds and levels of experience. While ages and genders are in the descriptions below, we are more than willing to cast based on ability.

  • John Proctor (Age: late 20s to 30s) - A strong-willed farmer and the play's central character. He is married to Elizabeth Proctor and becomes a key figure in the witch trials.

  • Elizabeth Proctor (Age: late 20s to 30s) - John Proctor's wife, a woman of integrity and moral strength who is wrongly accused of witchcraft.

  • Abigail Williams (Age: Late teens to 20s) - A manipulative and deceitful young girl who initiates the witch trials by accusing others.

  • Reverend Samuel Parris (Age: late 30s to 40s) - The town's paranoid and self-serving minister who is concerned with his reputation.

  • Deputy Governor Danforth (Age: 40s to 50s) - A stern and uncompromising judge who presides over the witch trials and seeks to maintain order.

  • Judge Hathorn (Age: 30s to 40s) - A judge who presides, along with Danforth, over the witch trials. 60’s, cold, ignorant and antagonistic, he denies any possible explanation other than witchcraft. Considered the “hanging judge” of the era.

  • Mary Warren (Age: Late teens to early 20s) - A timid and impressionable young woman who gets caught up in the hysteria and plays a crucial role in the trials.

  • Reverend John Hale (Age: late 20s to 30s) - A young minister brought in to assist with the witch trials, initially believing in the righteousness of the proceedings.

  • Giles Corey (Age: late 60s to 70s) - An elderly man known for his stubbornness and strong opinions.

  • Thomas Putnam (Age: late 30s to 40s) - A wealthy landowner who uses the trials to further his own interests and seek revenge on his neighbors.

  • Tituba (Age: 30s to 40s) - Parris's slave from Barbados, accused of witchcraft and pressured into confessing.

  • Rebecca Nurse (Age: 60s to 70s) - An elderly, respected woman in the community, falsely accused of witchcraft.

  • Francis Nurse (Age: 60s to 70s) - Rebecca Nurse's husband, a man of integrity who is deeply affected by the trials.

  • Ezekiel Cheever (Age: 30s to 40s) - The court clerk who assists in the legal proceedings.

  • John Willard (Age: 30s to 40s) - The marshal of Salem was responsible for bringing defendants before the court. Sympathetic, he comes to disbelieve the witchcraft allegations and refuses to make further arrests. He was then charged, arrested, and hanged.

  • Betty Parris (Age: Teens) - Reverend Parris's daughter, who falls into a strange illness at the beginning of the play.

  • Mercy Lewis (Age: Late teens to early 20s) - One of the girls involved in the accusations against townspeople.

  • Susanna Walcott (Age: Late teens to early 20s) - Another of the girls who plays a role in the witchcraft accusations.

  • Sarah Good (Age: 40s to 50s) - An impoverished woman accused of witchcraft.

  • Hopkins (Age: late 30s to 40s) - A jailer who oversees the imprisoned accused.

Audition Requirements:

Additional Information:

  • Rehearsals will begin on Saturday, January 13, from 3pm to 7pm. This rehearsal is required. They will be held every Saturday around the same time, leading up to opening night. 
    Additional rehearsals hours or days may be added, but only at the agreement of availability for all parties involved. 

  • The rehearsal schedule, including a list of scheduled scenes and run-throughs, will be provided at the first rehearsal. Actors are not required to be at rehearsal on days they are not scheduled, but if they wish to observe, that is allowed.

  • This is a paid production. Compensation details will be discussed upon casting.

  • This production of Arthur Miller's The Crucible is a non-Equity production. Actors of all experience levels, including non-Equity actors, are encouraged to audition.

  • Video auditions must be submitted by 11:59 pm, Saturday January 6, 2024. 

 

We look forward to seeing your talent and dedication at auditions for Arthur Miller's The Crucible. If you have any questions, please reach out to us via the contact sheet on this website. Break a leg!

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