Playhouse 22 will be having open auditions for Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman. The show will run from February 3 to February 19, 2017. Auditions will take place Sunday, October 30 at 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Tuesday, November 1 from 7:00 – 10:00 p.m. with callbacks to be held on Sunday, November 6 from 6:00 – 11:00 p.m. at Playhouse 22, 721 Cranbury Road, East Brunswick.
The show will be directed by Jon Heron. Mr. Heron has previously directed Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, and Amadeus at Playhouse 22.
Death of a Salesman addresses loss of identity and a man’s inability to accept change within himself and society. The play is a montage of memories, dreams, confrontations, and arguments, all of which make up Willy Loman’s life.
Familiarity with the play will be a great advantage to you at the auditions. You will be reading scenes from the play for the open call. Listed ages are approximate for all characters except Linda, Biff and Happy.
** PLEASE NOTE: The role of WILLY LOMAN has already been cast. **
BIFF LOMAN (M-34) Willy’s elder son. He struggles to find his true self and also understand the nature of the love for his father.
LINDA LOMAN (F-mid 50s to mid 60s) Willy’s wife. She struggles to nurture and love her family and be the anchor and support they need.
HAPPY LOMAN (M-32) Willy’s younger son. He is popular with the ladies and he dreams of corporate success and wealth.
CHARLEY (M- mid 50s to mid 60’s) Willy’s next-door neighbor and friend. He is a successful businessman, always trying to keep things light.
BERNARD (M-32) Charley’s son; also Biff and Happy’s childhood friend. He is a successful lawyer in his own right.
UNCLE BEN (M- late 50s or older) Willy’s successful brother who found wealth by exploring Africa. A commanding presence.
THE WOMAN (F-20s to 40s) Willy’s mistress. They meet in a hotel room in Boston.
HOWARD WAGNER (M-30 to mid-40s) Willy’s boss. He inherited the business from his father and has little respect for Willy.
JENNY (F-Any age) Charley’s secretary.
STANLEY (M-Any age) The waiter at Frank’s Chop House.
MISS FORSYTHE (F-20s to 40s) A Party woman.
LETTA (F-20s to 40s) A Party woman.
Some roles may be doubled.
Rehearsals will probably be two weeknights from 7-10 and one weekend rehearsal, probably Sunday evening. Specifics to be determined once the show is cast. Auditions are on a first come/first serve basis. No audition appointments are necessary. No paid stipends will be available. Questions can be emailed to email@example.com, or by addressed by calling (732) 254-3939.