by Robert Bell
Local actors take note: The Arkansas Repertory Theatre will host auditions for Arthur Miller's "Death of a Salesman" on Feb. 10.
It's open to union and nonunion actors, and all ethnic backgrounds are encouraged to audition. However, if you've got the sweaty, nervous, mumbling-to-yourself thing down, you should know that the role of Willy Loman has already been cast.
But they're still looking for folks to be Linda, Biff, Happy, Charley and the rest of the cast. Actors will be provided with sides from the script, and the show will be directed by Robert Hupp. Rehearsals start April 2 and the production runs April 26-May 12.
More details on the full press release, after the jump.
Arkansas Repertory Theatre to host local auditions for Arthur Miller’s
Death of a Salesman
Arkansas Repertory Theatre (LORT D) is holding auditions for its upcoming production of Arthur Miller’s, “Death of a Salesman,” directed by Robert Hupp. Auditions will be held on Sunday, February 10 at Arkansas Repertory Theatre, 601 Main St., Little Rock, AR 72201.
All actors who are interested in auditioning in Little Rock, please call Peter Mensky, Company Manager/Casting Associate, at 501-378-0445, extension 215 to schedule an appointment time. Actors will be provided with sides from the script to prepare for the audition. No monologue necessary. Actors of all ethnic backgrounds are encouraged to audition. Character breakdowns can also be found on The Rep’s website at www.therep.org/work-with-us/auditions
Actors who wish to audition in NYC should submit a picture and resume by mail for consideration or through Breakdown Express/Actors Access. Please see the following webpage for more details regarding NYC auditions: www.actorsequity.org/CastingCall/browse_notice.asp?NoticeID=30094&NoticeType=2
First rehearsal in Little Rock will be held Tuesday, April 2, 2013. Death of a Salesman opens April 26 and closes May 12. All roles are paid.
Seeking AEA and Non-AEA actors for the following:
LINDA LOMAN: 50’s-early 60’s; Willy’s wife; even-tempered, utterly devoted to Willy, deeply buried emotions
BIFF LOMAN: 30’s; Athletic, high school football star, now a drifter who has lost his way
HAPPY LOMAN: late 20’s early 30’s, the younger son; has always lived in his older brother’s shadow, compensates by pretending to be overly-confident, doesn’t know himself
CHARLEY: 50’s to early 60’s; The next door neighbor. Willy’s friend, a good man, practical, joker, a successful businessman
BERNARD: 30’s, Charley’s son; a book-worm who later achieves success and confidence
BEN: 50’s - 60’s Willy’s older brother, rich, successful, confident, appears only in Willy’s memory
HOWARD WAGNER: Mid-30’s — Willy’s boss, practical, non-sentimental
THE WOMAN FROM BOSTON: 40’s — Willy’s mistress, loud, gauche. Will understudy Linda Loman.
STANLEY mid 50’s—early 60’s: a waiter, friendly with the brothers, Will understudy Willy Loman.
MISS FORSYTHE and LETTA: Late 20’s — women, possibly call girls, who meet the brothers at a restaurant, attractive.
*THE ROLE OF WILLY LOMAN HAS BEEN CAST
For more information about auditions contact Casting Associate, Peter Mensky at 501-378-0445 ext. 215 or visit http://www.therep.org/work-with-us/auditions.aspx