Staten Island Shakespearean Theatre Company
Staten Island, NY 10302
Auditions for Our Town
Staten Island Shakespearean Theatre Company Audition Announcement:
By Thornton Wilder
Directed by Frank Williams
Auditions will be held in the Performance Center at the Reformed Church of Staten Island, 54 Port Richmond Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10302
Friday, January 19 from 7:00 to 10:00pm
Saturday, January 20 from 12:00 to 3:00pm
Callbacks will immediately follow on January 20 from 3:30 to 7:00pm.
Auditions Appointments for OUR TOWN are not required but encouraged: Email Stage Manager Keith Taylor at Keith.OurTown@gmail.com with preferable date and time for a 10 minute audition slot. Will accommodate as best as possible.
If you’re interested but cannot attend these audition dates, please also contact Keith Taylor.
Performance will take place in the Performance Space at the Reformed Church on the following dates:
Friday, April 13, Saturday, April 14; Sunday, April 15; and then
Friday, April 20, Saturday, April 21; Sunday, April 22
ALL ROLES ARE OPEN. There will be a small stipend provided to actors.
Please prepare a monologue from the show or any classic or modern American play.
Stage Manager: The narrator, who also plays the roles of master of ceremonies, Mrs. Forrest, Mr. Morgan, and a minister. He guides Emily in her return to the living world.
Dr. Frank Gibbs: The town's doctor, who is returning from delivering the Goruslawski twins during the first act. He is the father of George and Rebecca Gibbs.
Mrs. Julia Hersey Gibbs: Dr. Gibbs' wife, who represents a typical housewife in the first two acts; in the final act, she is seen as a spirit.
George Gibbs: Dr. and Mrs. Gibbs' sixteen-year-old son, who discovers his love for Emily, marries her in the second act, and grieves for her loss in the third act.
Rebecca Gibbs: Dr. and Mrs. Gibbs' daughter, who is four years younger than George. She realizes that Grover's Corners is part of New Hampshire, part of America, part of the world, the universe. This expanding image is central to Wilder's theme.
Mr. Charles Webb: The editor and publisher of the Sentinel, the town's newspaper, and one of its most important citizens. He lives across from the Gibbs family.
Mrs. Myrtle Webb: Charles Webb's wife, who reveals her character through her conversation with Mrs. Gibbs; she represents the typical mother and housewife.
Emily Webb Gibbs: The Webbs' intelligent daughter, who grows up during the play, joins the two major families when she marries
George Gibbs, and dies later during childbirth.
Wallace "Wally" Webb: Emily's younger brother and one of the spirits in the last act. In Act III, we discover that he died suddenly from a ruptured appendix while on a Boy Scout trip.
Simon Stimson: The organist of the Congregational Church who is the subject of town gossip because of his alcoholism. As a suicide who hangs himself in the attic, Simon's memories of the past are negative.
Mrs. Louella Soames: A local busybody who clucks over Simon's alcoholism and idealizes George and Emily's marriage. She is a spirit in the last act.
Howie Newsome: The milkman who guides a seventeen-year-old horse named Bessie. Howie appears during Emily's return to the past in the last act.
Joe Crowell, Jr.: Joe is the paper boy in the first act and also during the flashback, when Emily returns to life. A scholar at Massachusetts Tech, he is killed in France during World War I before he can use his education.
Si Crowell Joe's younger brother, who takes Joe's job as paper boy in Act II to indicate the passage of time.
Samuel "Sam" Craig: The son of Julia Gibbs' sister Carey, he comes back from Buffalo after twelve years' absence.
Joe Stoddard: The town undertaker, who provides background information in the third act.
Constable Bill Warren: The town law enforcement officer, whose duties require him to be sure that doors are locked and that drain pipes are adequate. On February 7, 1899, he saves a man from freezing to death.
Professor Willard: A faculty member of State University who recites facts about Grover's Corners.
January 22, 2018 - April 22, 2018