Performers Wanted for "The Diary of Anne Frank" PlayWilloughby, OH, United StatesID: 216704Exp: 2/13/2023
Looking to cast performers for the "Diary of Anne Frank" play. For more information see the details listed below. ONLY LOCAL TALENT WILL BE CONSIDERED. About the project: In this transcendentally powerful new adaptation by Wendy Kesselman, Anne Frank emerges from history a living, lyrical, intensely gifted young girl, who confronts her rapidly changing life and the increasing horror of her time with astonishing honesty, wit, and determination. An impassioned drama about the lives of eight people hiding from the Nazis in a concealed storage attic, THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK captures the claustrophobic realities of their daily existence—their fear, their hope, their laughter, their grief. Each day of these two dark years, Anne’s voice shines through: “When I write I shake off all my cares. But I want to achieve more than that. I want to be useful and bring enjoyment to all people, even those I’ve never met. I want to go on living even after my death!” This is a new adaptation for a new generation. Additional info: Callbacks: Thu. February 16, 2023 – by invitation only. – At auditions will read short monologues/scenes from the script. – It is imperative you are familiar with the script and characters. – Bring a detailed list of your conflicts beginning March 5. This includes any work/events, sports activities/classes you may be taking that would cause you to miss a scheduled rehearsal. All cast members must be available for tech week (April 16-20). – Bring a headshot or snapshot to attach to the paperwork. – Resumes will be accepted (not required). – Covid-19 Information: company does not require masks at this time. -Rehearsals begin – Sunday, March 5, 2023 (Possibly read through the week before) Rehearsals will GENERALLY be Mondays thru Thursdays 6:30-10:00 p.m. & Sundays TBD - Production Dates – April 21-30, 2023 Fridays/Saturdays at 7:30 pm and Sundays at 2:00 pm. For being considered, please apply.
Lead, able to portray 13-14 years old – The youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank; Anne is a lively, curious girl of thirteen at the beginning of the play; she retains her bright spark throughout; she moves from childishly naive to outgoing and boisterous, to creative and introspective; she misses nothing that happens in the Annex.
Lead. Anne’s polite and practical father. Mr Frank is the quiet yet firm leader of the “Annex Family”; his relationship with Anne is close; they draw their strength from each other.
Supporting. Anne’s reserved and nervous mother; Mrs. Frank and Anne clash through there is genuine love there; Margo and Edith’s relationship mirrors Anne and Otto’s.
Supporting, able to portray 16-17 years old – Anne’s older sister, Margot is much more like her mother than Anne; she is quiet, modest and reserved; the complete opposite of Anne.
Supporting.A very well liked, genuine and generous secretary in Mr Frank’s office; Miep helps to protect the families in hiding; along with Mr. Kraler, she brings to the refugees, food, supplies and news from the outside world.
Supporting, able to portray age 15-17 – The son of Mr. and Mrs. Van Daan, Peter is a shy, quiet, teenage boy; he soon becomes a friend and confidant for Anne.
Supporting. A businessman who works with Miep to help protect the people in hiding. Mr. Kraler risks his life to help his friends.
Supporting. Mrs. Van Daan’s vain and finicky wife; Mrs. Van Daan prizes the material things in life, including a fur coat she brought to the attic with her; the woman who hides behind the vanity is seldom glimpsed, except in a few precious moments.
Supporting. An irritable former business partner of Mr. Frank; his family is invited to stay in the attic with the Franks; he is openly critical of the Annex dwellers, and yet, deeply in love with his wife and protective of his family.
Supporting. Difficult to get along with, Mr. Dussel joins the Franks and the Van Daans after they have been in hiding for about two months; he is the source of many laughs.
There are three Nazi soldiers/Dutch Collaborators at the very end of the play. A small but critical part of the play, their appearance changes the course of the story. They are brutal in their treatment of the Annex occupants.