Audition Details

Show The Glass Menagerie
Company Riverhead Faculty and Community Theatre
Director Manning Dandridge
Notes The show performs May 3, 4, 5 at the Jamesport Meeting House in Jamesport.
1590 Main Rd, Laurel, NY 11948

No performance conflicts will be considered. All roles open.

Instructions Readings will be from the supplied script, but auditioners should familiarize themselves with the play prior to auditioning.
Rehearsal Dates The play will rehearse twice a week until tech, some combination of Mon through Thurs; days to be determined by cast availability.
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Location/Date/Times

Call Type Location Date Time
Open Riverhead Library (downstairs)
330 Court St
Riverhead
Mar 05 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Open Riverhead Library (downstairs)
330 Court St
Riverhead
Mar 06 6:30 PM – 7:15 PM
Call Back Riverhead Library (downstairs)
330 Court St
Riverhead
Mar 06 7:15 PM – 8:15 PM

Roles

Role M/F Age Description
Amanda Wingfield F 40+ A domineering mother who clings to her lost upbringing of Southern gentility. She is fiercely devoted to her two children, but she lives in a world of denial, which often makes her cruel to her children, especially her daughter Laura. Southern accent required. She must come off as somewhat sympathetic to the audience, even as they can see how she is destroying her two children.
Tom Wingfield M 20-30 Written as mid to late 20’s, but we will consider older looking teens or younger looking men. He wants to be a poet, but is working in a warehouse to support his mother and sister. He’s restless to break free from the demands of his family, but he does not want to abandon Laura. He is also secretly struggling with his sexuality. In short, he feels trapped.
Older Tom (Narrator) M 35+ This is a memory play, narrated by Tom looking back. Although one actor usually plays both roles, we will be casting an older man to play the grown-up Tom. This role consists of five monologues.
Laura Wingfield F 20-30 Written as mid to late 20’s, but we will consider older looking teens or younger looking women. Laura is pathologically shy, due in part to a physical deformity that causes her to limp. She is very fragile and has all but retreated from life, staying home with her mother to play old phonograph records and tend to her collection of glass figurines. She comes out of her shell for one night when her brother brings home a potential suitor, but it ultimately ends badly.
Jim O’Connor M 20-30 Written as mid to late 20’s, but we will consider older looking teens or younger looking men. Described by the author as “a nice young man,” Jim IS nice and tries to help build up Laura’s self-confidence. But he is also rather full of himself and a braggart; he’s a faded high school star who ended up working in the warehouse with Tom.