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SHOW: A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams

DIRECTOR: Sally Sefton
SCENIC DESIGNER: Todd Van Amburgh

COSTUME DESIGNER: Kathleen Schultz

STAGE MANAGER: Kiegan Otterson

ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGER: Chris Thompson

PRODUCED BY: ProArts Playhouse, Curtain Call Productions, and Tom Blackburn-Rodriguez

 

SHOW SYNOPSIS

Fragile Southern belle Blanche DuBois moves to New Orleans to live with her sister, Stella, and her brutish brother-in-law, Stanley Kowalski, in a dingy apartment. Temperaments clash, fireworks fly, and secrets are revealed in Tennessee Williams’ Pulitzer Prize-winning drama.

 

ALL ROLES ARE OPEN and will receive remuneration. The director is seeking actors ages 18 and up. Seeking actors of all ethnicities and gender identities. All character ages are stage ages and are flexible. 

 

AUDITIONS

Note from the director: I conduct auditions in a very relaxed manner. I would appreciate all actors being very familiar with the play when auditioning. I am not expecting monologues since actors will be reading scenes from the script. I don’t arrange individual appointments, since I will need a variety of combinations to read various scenes. I will give everyone some time to work on some of the scenes with other actors before being called in to read.

    • PERSONNEL IN THE ROOM: At any given audition day/time, actors may expect to see any/all producers and directors, including, but not limited to: Sally Sefton, Lin McEwan, Ally Shore, Paul Janes-Brown, Kiegan Otterson, and Chris Thompson
    • LOCATION: ProArts Playhouse 1280 S Kihei Rd, Kihei, HI 96753 on the Makai side of Azeka Plaza
    • DATES:
      • Saturday, December 11, 2021, 11:00am – 2:00pm 
      • If you are unable to attend but would still like to audition, please contact us at 808-463-6550 or lin@proartsmaui.com
    • POTENTIAL CALLBACKS: 
      • Tuesday, December 14, 2021, 6:00pm – 8:00pm 
    • WHAT TO BRING: Before arriving, please complete this Audition Form and email your headshot and resume to lin@proartsmaui.com, if you have these materials available. If you have not worked with ProArts in 2021, please also complete our Statement of Understanding in advance of your audition. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination status will also be required upon entry. Masks will be required at all times unless actively auditioning.

 

REHEARSES: 

The director is very flexible in terms of scheduling but prefers a longer schedule in terms of weeks, with fewer days per week. A final schedule will be determined based on people’s availability, so the schedule below is approximate. Please note that during tech week, rehearsal hours are longer. 

    • FIRST READ-THROUGH: Late December or early January
    • REHEARSAL COMMITMENT:
      • To begin mid-January with 1-4 rehearsals per week, depending on character
      • As of March 7th, rehearsals will likely be 5 days per week.
    • LIKELY REHEARSAL TIMES, once dates are determined, although variations may happen depending on the actors’ availability:
      • Mondays – Fridays 6:00pm – 9:00pm and Saturdays 11:00am – 3:00pm 
    • REHEARSAL LOCATIONS:
      • Rehearsals prior to March 7th will take place at the Maui Academy of Performing Arts in Wailuku or an alternate location
      • From March 7th on, rehearsals will take place at ProArts Playhouse in Kihei
    • PERFORMANCE LOCATION: ProArts Playhouse
    • CONFLICTS: Please verify your availability for all performances and list any conflicts for potential rehearsals. Prior to March 21st, some conflicts may be considered.

PERFORMANCE DATES:

March 25th – April 20th, 2022 

(Possible 4th weekend April 14th through 17th)

Thursdays, Fridays, & Saturdays 7:30pm, Sundays 3:00pm (POTENTIALLY NO PERFORMANCE on Sunday, April 3rd)

 

IMPORTANT NOTICES

    • Proof of vaccination will be required for this production. Unfortunately, due to extenuating circumstances, we will not be able to provide a testing option for this particular production. We appreciate your understanding. 
    • Please be aware that this production will involve close contact between cast members and moderately strenuous physical exertion. 
    • Advisory: In the event that you are unfamiliar with this play, please be advised that it is about a dysfunctional family and that dysfunction manifests itself in behavior that includes uncontrollable anger, emotional cruelty, and physical and sexual misconduct.
    • In scenes used for the audition process that would require physical touch in the play itself, the action will simply be marked in the audition. This will be a no-touch audition. Fight Direction and Intimacy Direction will be implemented in the choreography of these scenes during the rehearsal process.  
  • ProArts Playhouse is committed to providing an environment free of discrimination and harassment where all individuals are treated with respect and dignity, can contribute fully, and have equal opportunities. For complete information on our Anti-Harrassment Policy, click here

 

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN

  • Blanche DuBois: A sensitive, delicate, moth-like member of the fading Southern aristocracy, about thirty years old, she has just lost her teaching position in Laurel, Mississippi, because of her promiscuity. She, therefore, left Mississippi and as the play opens arrives at the home of her sister and brother-in-law, Stella and Stanley Kowalski.
  • Stella Kowalski: Blanche’s younger sister, about twenty-five years old; she is married to Stanley and lives in the French Quarter of New Orleans. As the play opens we learn that she is pregnant with their first child. Although she has embraced a simpler life than Blanche, she remains slightly more refined and delicate than the rough-and-tumble crowd with which she associates. Stella’s relationship with Stanley is highly physical — both in the bedroom and in terms of the domestic violence she encounters all too frequently.
  • Stanley Kowalski: A rather common working man, about twenty-eight to thirty years old. He is married to Stella and is a former master sergeant in the engineer corps and faces everything and everybody in his life with a brutal realism that often leads to violence.
  • Harold Mitchell (Mitch): Stanley’s friend who went through the war with him, he is unmarried and has a dying mother for whom he feels a great devotion. He is one of a group of men who gather regularly at the Kowalski home for poker. He, however, is a bit gentler than the others and even plans to marry Blanche until he learns of her unsavory past.
  • Eunice Hubell: A good friend to Stella and the wife of Steve. (May double with other characters) 
  • Pablo Gonzales: Another of Stanley’s poker-playing buddies. (May double with other characters)
  • Young Collector: A young man who comes to the Kowalskis’ to collect payment for the newspaper. He is polite, professional, and made uncomfortable by Blanche’s overt flirtations. (May double with other characters)
  • Steve Hubell: A neighbor of the Kowalskis, he is one of the men who gather to play poker and is the husband of Eunice. (May double with other characters)
  • The Strange Man: The kind, quiet doctor who uses his gentleness to convince Blanche to accompany him to the sanitarium at the play’s end. (May double with other characters)

 

SIDES:

You can download the sides HERE.

  • Eunice/ Blanche. P 7-9
    • Starts with Eunice “What’s the matter, honey?
    • Ends with Eunice “I’ll. Just drop by the bowling alley…”
  • Stella/Blanche  P 9-11
    • Starts with Stella: Blanche! Blanche!
    • Ends with Blanche: No. One’s my limit
  • Stella/Blanche p 53-54
    • Starts with Blanche; “Stella!”
    • Ends with Stella “ Now will you stop talking foolish!”
  • Stanley/Blanche P 17-18
    • Blanche: “you must be Stanley!” 
    • Reading will continue until the scene ends.
  • Blanche/Stella P. 41-43.
    • Ends with Blanche : Is this a Chinese philosophy you’ve cultivated?”
  • Mitch/Blanche p. 58-60
    • Ends bottom of 60  Blanche: “Well. You’re a real tall man”
  • Mitch/Blanche p. 80-82
    • Starts with Mitch: “It’s dark in here!”
    • Ends  Blanche: “Never inside. I didn’t lie in my heart.
  • Stanley/Blanche p. 88-90
    • Starts with Stanley : “Was this before or after the telegram…”
    • Ends at the end of the scene.

Feel free to contact us with any questions or accommodation requests:  ProArts Playhouse 808-463-6550; info@proartsmaui.com

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