Khandallah Arts Theatre Inc.



Coming up

July 19 to 28:
The Pink Hammer
by Michele Amas, directed by Lynn Coory.
Bookings now open

July 8:
Auditions
for A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams directed by Tanya Piejus.
See Auditions page

AUDITIONS:

Auditions for A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams

Sunday 8 July, 12 noon to 3:00pm, Cochran Hall, 110 Cashmere Ave, Khandallah.

Season: 11 to 20 October 2018 (seven performances)

Rehearsals: Tuesday and Thursday evenings and Sunday afternoons from Tuesday 14 August

Contact: Tanya at islandbaybe@gmail.com to book an audition

Buoyed up by desperate fantasies of respectability, Blanche Dubois fights the furies of destitution, insult, abuse and madness when she is forced to seek refuge under the roof of her younger sister, Stella, and her forceful husband, Stanley, in a working-class district of New Orleans. A fresh take on a great American classic, this production will focus on the enduring themes of self-delusion, mental fragility and masculine dominance in the modern world.


This production has parts for 4 women and 4 men. All actors are expected to be able to sustain a southern states American accent and will be expected to demonstrate this in auditions.
The roles are:

Characters

Blanche: female, 27-35. Described by Williams as 'moth-like', Blanche is mentally fragile and has formed an internal and external picture of herself that bears little resemblance to reality. Outwardly refined, she has an old-world glamour that belies an emotionally tortured and lurid past that leads inevitably to breakdown. Large and challenging role.

Stella: female, 22-30. Blanche's younger sister, who has married beneath herself socially but enjoys a passionate and fiery relationship with Stanley. Isn't afraid to stand up for herself. Large role.

Stanley: male, 25-33. Working class, exuding an easy, animalistic sexual power, which is proud and unfettered. Sees through Blanche's respectable veneer when her sister can't. Large role.

Mitch: male, 30-40. Stanley's friend and poker player. Physically imposing but kind and artless. Develops a hesitant and ultimately doomed relationship with Blanche. Medium role. Also plays a Sailor in the opening scene.

Eunice: female, 30-50. Upstairs neighbour and friend of Stella's. Has a tempestuous relationship with husband Steve. Supporting role.

Steve: male, 30-50. Eunice's husband and another poker-playing friend of Stanley's. Supporting role. Also plays a Man in the opening scene.

pablo: male, 20-25. Final member of Stanley's poker-playing group. Keeps his head down when things turn sour. Supporting role. Also plays the Young Collector - a salesman who catches Blanche's eye - and a Tamale Vendor.

Black Woman, Mexican Woman and Strange Woman(Nurse): female, any age. Small roles but require dexterity with characterisation.

To find out more email Tanya at
islandbaybe@gmail.com