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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.
October 20th through November
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
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
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.
NOTES FOR AUDITIONERS
Readings will be from the script.
*Please bring a resume and headshot with you to auditions
if readily available.*
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.