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Auditions/Workshops

Auditions

OPEN AUDITIONS: HUDDERSFIELD THESPIANS SEEK TALENTED ACTORS & ACTRESSES FOR ROLES IN ‘A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE’.

After the recent outstanding success of “Offices & Gentlemen” – by Alan Bennett, the Huddersfield Thespians are looking for talented actors to play parts in our June production of “A Streetcar Named Desire” by Tennessee Williams, which will run from 5 to 9 June 2018.

Auditions will be held on WEDNESDAY 21 MARCH, at 7.30pm with rehearsals starting in early April.

Synopsis

Blanche DuBois seeks solace with her sister, Stella, after her world starts to crumble. But her downward spiral brings her face-to-face with Stella’s husband, the sexy but brutal Stanley. As temperatures soar and passions rise, Blanche and Stanley battle for Stella’s soul.

Tennessee Williams’ timeless theatrical masterpiece is brought to the LBT by the Huddersfield Thespians.

Roles

Harold “Mitch” Mitchell   Playing age late 30s-late 40s

Stanley’s army friend, co-worker, and poker buddy, who courts Blanche until he finds out that she lied to him about her sordid past. Though he is clumsy, sweaty, and has unrefined interests like muscle building, Mitch is more sensitive and more gentlemanly than Stanley and his other friends, perhaps because he lives with his mother, who is slowly dying. Blanche and Mitch are an unlikely match: Mitch doesn’t fit the bill of the chivalric hero; the man Blanche dreams will come to rescue her. Nevertheless, they bond over their lost loves, and when the doctor takes Blanche away against her will, Mitch is the only person present besides Stella who despairs over the tragedy.

Steve Hubbel  Playing age 60s

Stanley’s poker buddy who lives upstairs with his wife, Eunice. Like Stanley, Steve is a brutish, hot-blooded, physically fit male and an abusive husband.

Pablo Gonzales Any age

Stanley’s poker buddy. Like Stanley and Steve, Pablo is physically fit and brutish. Pablo is Hispanic, and his friendship with Steve, Stanley, and Mitch emphasizes the culturally diverse nature of their neighbourhood.

Hispanic Woman  Any age

In Scene One, she is sitting on the steps talking to Eunice when Blanche arrives, and she finds Stanley’s openly sexual gestures toward Stella hilarious. Later, we see her scurrying across the stage in the night as she rifles through a prostitute’s lost handbag.

Doctor Any age 30+

At the play’s finale, the doctor arrives to whisk Blanche off to an asylum. He and the nurse initially seem to be heartless institutional caretakers, but, in the end, the doctor appears kinder as he takes off his jacket and leads Blanche away. This image of the doctor ironically conforms to Blanche’s notions of the chivalric Southern gentleman who will offer her salvation.

Nurse Any age 25+

Also called “Matron,” she accompanies the doctor to collect Blanche and bring her to an institution. She possesses a severe, unfeminine manner and has a talent for subduing hysterical patients.

Mexican Woman Any age 

A vendor of Mexican funeral decorations who frightens Blanche by issuing the plaintive call “Flores para los muertos,” which means “Flowers for the dead.”

These roles are open to any actor or actress – HOWEVER in casting the roles you must be able to demonstrate an ability to perform in a southern American or Latin American accent, or be able to learn one – a weekend training day with a professional actor/voice coach will be part of the rehearsal period.

If you interested in either of these parts, then please contact me at casting@huddersfieldthespians.co.uk to register an interest for the auditions, which will take place on WEDNESDAY 21 MARCH 2018 from 7.30pm at Oakes Mills West.

If you know of someone who might be interested, please let them know.

Actors workshops

Actors workshops take place on the first Tuesday of the month at Oakes Mills West from 7.30.

The workshops are open to all members, and to anyone interested in Huddersfield Thespians who wants to come and find out more.  The format varies, but includes a chance to find out more about upcoming productions and to act out some scenes, looking at acting skills, or improvisation.

Occasionally workshops may be cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances so please check the website for updates, and for the theme of our next workshop

Actors & Directors

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