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Casting Performers for "The Crucible" Play

Arlington, VA, United States
ID: 262958Exp: 6/18/2024
Description:

Searching for male and female performers for the "The Crucible" play. For more information, see the breakdown below. About the project: Based on events that took place in Salem, Massachusetts in 1692, this tragedy tells the story of a village that becomes embroiled in a witch hunt. A group of girls are caught dancing in the forest by the local minister and rumors of witchcraft fill the Puritan town. Deceit, adultery, and fear push the town to the limit and, in the end, the one who tells the truth in hopes of redemption pays the ultimate price. Additional info: Auditions will consist of cold readings. Sides will be provided at auditions. Additionally, we may ask you to sing a bar of a simple song. We ask you to familiarize yourself with the script beforehand. Please bring a current headshot with you to auditions. If you don’t have one, we are happy to take a photo for you for the casting team. If callbacks are needed, they will take place at Theater on the Run on June 22, at 10a. If callbacks are not necessary, that date will be used for the first readthrough. If you are interested, please apply.

19 roles

John ProctorBoth genders18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

(Adult presenting male or nonbinary) A local farmer who lives just outside town; Elizabeth Proctor’s husband. A stern, harsh-tongued man, John hates hypocrisy. Nevertheless, he has a hidden sin—his affair with Abigail Williams—that proves his downfall.

Abigail WilliamsBoth genders18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

(Young presenting female or nonbinary) Reverend Parris’s niece. Abigail was once the servant for the Proctor household, but Elizabeth Proctor fired her after she discovered that Abigail was having an affair with her husband, John Proctor. Abigail is smart, wily, a good liar, and vindictive when crossed.

Reverend John HaleMale18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

(Adult presenting male or nonbinary) A young minister reputed to be an expert on witchcraft. Reverend Hale is called in to Salem to examine Parris’s daughter Betty. Hale is a committed Christian and hater of witchcraft. His critical mind and intelligence save him from falling into blind fervor.

Elizabeth ProctorBoth genders18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

(Adult presenting female or nonbinary) John Proctor’s wife. Elizabeth fired Abigail when she discovered that her husband was having an affair with Abigail. Elizabeth is supremely virtuous, but often cold.

Reverend Samuel ParrisBoth genders18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

(Adult presenting male or nonbinary) The minister of Salem’s church. Reverend Parris is a paranoid, power-hungry, yet oddly self-pitying figure. Many of the townsfolk, especially John Proctor, dislike him, and Parris is very concerned with building his position in the community.

Rebecca NurseBoth genders18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

(Mature adult presenting woman or nonbinary) Francis Nurse’s wife. Rebecca is a wise, sensible, and upright woman, held in tremendous regard by most of the Salem community.

Francis NurseBoth genders18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

(Mature presenting male or nonbinary) A wealthy, influential man in Salem. Nurse is well respected by most people in Salem, but is an enemy of Thomas Putnam and his wife.

Deputy Governor DanforthBoth genders18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

(Adult presenting male or nonbinary) The deputy governor of Massachusetts and the presiding judge at the witch trials. Honest and scrupulous, at least in his own mind, Danforth is convinced that he is doing right in rooting out witchcraft.

Giles CoreyBoth genders18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

(Mature adult presenting male or nonbinary) An elderly but feisty farmer in Salem, famous for his tendency to file lawsuits. Giles’s wife, Martha, is accused of witchcraft, and he himself is eventually held in contempt of court and pressed to death with large stones.

Thomas PutnamBoth genders18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

(Adult presenting male or nonbinary) A wealthy, influential citizen of Salem, Putnam holds a grudge against Francis Nurse for preventing Putnam’s brother-in-law from being elected to the office of minister. He uses the witch trials to increase his own wealth by accusing people of witchcraft and then buying up their land.

Ann PutnamBoth genders18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

(Adult presenting female or nonbinary) Thomas Putnam’s wife. Ann Putnam has given birth to eight children, but only Ruth Putnam survived. The other seven died before they were a day old, and Ann is convinced that they were murdered by supernatural means.

TitubaBoth genders18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

(Adult presenting female or nonbinary, MUST BE POC) Reverend Parris’s slave. Tituba agrees to perform voodoo at Abigail’s request.

Mary WarrenBoth genders18-24 y.o.All ethnicities

(Teenage; presenting female or nonbinary) The servant in the Proctor household and a member of Abigail’s group of girls. She is a timid girl, easily influenced by those around her, who tried unsuccessfully to expose the hoax and ultimately recanted her confession.

Betty ParrisBoth genders18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

(Young presenting female or nonbinary) Reverend Parris’s daughter. Betty falls into a strange stupor after Parris catches her and the other girls dancing in the forest with Tituba. Her illness and that of Ruth Putnam fuel the first rumors of witchcraft.

Ezekiel CheeverBoth genders18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

(Adult presenting male or nonbinary) A man from Salem who acts as clerk of the court during the witch trials. He is upright and determined to do his duty for justice.

Judge HathorneBoth genders18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

(Adult presenting male or nonbinary) A judge who presides, along with Danforth, over the witch trials.

John WillardBoth genders18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

(Adult presenting male or nonbinary) The marshal of Salem.

Sarah GoodBoth genders18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

(Adult presenting female or nonbinary) A mentally unstable homeless lady whom Abigail accuses of witchcraft.

Susana WalcottBoth genders18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

(Young presenting female or nonbinary) Susanna is a nervous and hasty girl, younger than Abigail. She works for Dr. Griggs. She participates in the ritual in the woods with Tituba and is one of the girls in Abigail’s group.