Wednesday, July 5, 2023

SVP Casting Call Alert: "The Miracle Worker"



Valley Players


"Yes, we are the little red schoolhouse!"



Auditions at SVP

The Miracle Worker


Audition Date

Monday, July 17th, at 7:30 PM


Tuesday, July 18th, at 7:30 PM


At SVP Theatre


Synopsis: This Tony Award-winning play is the story of Annie Sullivan and her student, Helen Keller, who lost her sight and hearing at the age of 19 months. With compassion, humor and dramatic tension, The Miracle Worker explores the volatile relationship between a lonely teacher and her headstrong charge.


Performance Dates:

October 20th through November 5th

Friday, Saturday, & Sunday


*** A special benefit performance matinee will take place at 2 pm on Saturday, October 21, in addition to the scheduled 8 pm performance. ***


Produced by: Roberta Steve

Directed by: Holly J. Kowalenko


The Directors are seeking the following:


3 Males (Age 30+)

4 Females (Ages 30+)

1 Youth Male (Age 8-12)

5 Youth Females (Ages 8-12) 


Character Gender/Age Range Description


Helen Keller G 8-12 (or child actor who can appear in this range)

Helen is deaf, blind, and mute. She is trapped within her own world unable to communicate. She is almost uncontrollable as she has been blind and deaf since birth. She is involved in INTENSE physical scenes that will be choreographed by a certified fight director.

Annie Sullivan F 20-30's

Annie is Helen’s teacher. A strong and vibrant woman, she is determined to connect Helen to the world. She has a challenging past that makes her undeterred by Helen’s overprotective parents. Irish accent is a plus. She is involved in INTENSE physical scenes that will be choreographed by a certified fight director.


Captain Arthur Keller M 40-50+

Helen’s father. A captain, he is stern, but devoted to his family. He struggles to connect to young Helen, but is loving, nonetheless.


Kate Keller F 20-30+

Helen’s mother. She is tormented by Helen’s perceivably insurmountable disability. She coddles Helen. She is the captain’s younger, second wife and a fiercely devoted mother. 


James Keller M 20+

Helen’s half-brother, the captain’s son by his deceased, first wife. Indolent and resentful of the attention Helen gets from their father, he believes it is best for a Helen to be put in an asylum.


Aunt Eve F 50-60+

Helen’s aunt. A talkative, opinionated woman, she is the catalyst for the Keller’s hiring Annie.


Anagos/Doctor M 40-50

Annie’s counselors the Perkins School for the Blind. A dear and kind man, he is Annie’s mentor and friend. Doubles as doctor.


Virginia Black F 30-50

A servant in the Keller home. Cheerful and loving towards the Keller children.


Martha G 8-13

Playmate of Helen.


Percy Black Youth 8-13

Playmate of Helen.


Student of the Perkins School for the blind G 10+ (looking for 3)

Seen in flashbacks Annie has about her time at the school as a student.



Readings will be from the script.


*Please bring a resume and headshot with you to auditions if readily available.*



Somerset Valley Players are committed to diverse, inclusive casting. Non-descript roles are available to all performers, regardless of age, sex, ethnicity, disability, race, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other basis. 




The theatre is Air-Conditioned and Wheelchair Accessible.


Theater Location

689 Amwell Road

Hillsborough, NJ 08844

Telephone: 908-369-7469



Mailing Address

601 Route 206

Suite 26-216

Hillsborough, NJ 08844


Made possible by funds from the Somerset County Cultural & Heritage Commission, a partner of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.