Stage Door, Inc. (SDI) a high-quality community theater in the Mont Belvieu area is pleased to announce the auditions for the second show of its 2021 Lights, Camera, Action Season, The Diary of Anne Frank by Wendy Kesselman.

Auditions Held on Sunday, February 14th and Monday Feb 15th, 2021 from 6pm-9pm.

In this transcendently powerful new adaptation by Wendy Kesselman, Anne Frank emerges from history a living, lyrical, intensely gifted young girl, who confronts her rapidly changing life and the increasing horror of her time with astonishing honesty, wit, and determination. An impassioned drama about the lives of eight people hiding from the Nazis in a concealed storage attic, THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK captures the claustrophobic realities of their daily existence—their fear, their hope, their laughter, their grief. Each day of these two dark years, Anne’s voice shines through: “When I write I shake off all my cares. But I want to achieve more than that. I want to be useful and bring enjoyment to all people, even those I’ve never met. I want to go on living even after my death!” This is a new adaptation for a new generation.

Auditions will be held at
Stage Door Inc
8222 State Hwy 146
Baytown, Tx 77523

Please arrive about 15 mins prior to the beginning of the audition time to fill out forms etc., also we ask that you please plan to attend both auditions unless otherwise directed by theatre staff.

you can fill out audition form here

https://forms.gle/MQ8gbSKA4RYt3Tcd6

*****************THIS IS A NON PAYING GIG*****************


A headshot and resume would be greatly appreciated. If bringing please have headshot and resume, stapled together.

PERFORMANCE INFO
Weekends April 8 - April 25, 2021.
Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 730PM
& Sundays at 230pm

 

REHEARSAL INFO
Rehearsal is generally held Monday through Friday 630PM – 930PM with possibly weekend rehearsals as tech week approaches. Please attend with a known list of conflicts, the casting team will want to know your availability.

 

AUDITION INFO
Stage Door Inc., is casting a company of 10-12 actors .

The audition will consist of cold readings from the script.

Please be dressed appropriately for movement.

(DO NOT ATTEND IN COSTUME)

ROLES AVAILABLE

Otto Frank (Age 35 – 50):   Anne’s polite and practical father, Mr. Frank is the head of the “attic family.” His calmness and patience are an asset in the cramped attic and a comfort to Anne, who is very close to him.

 

Edith Frank (Age 35 – 50):   Anne’s reserved and nervous mother, Mrs. Frank loves Anne, but she wishes she were more proper and polite, like her sister Margot. Because of her reserved nature, Mrs. Frank and Anne are not close.

 

Margot Frank (Age 16 – 25):   Anne’s older sister, Margot is much more like her mother than Anne. She is quiet, modest, and reserved: the complete opposite of Anne.

 

Anne Frank (Age 13 – 15):   The youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank, Anne is a lively, curious girl of thirteen at the beginning of the play. She remains optimistic throughout the months they are in hiding and always makes the best of the situation she is in. As her diary reveals, she is very introspective and creative and has a vivid imagination.

 

Herman "Putti" Van Daan (Age 40 – 60):   An irritable former business partner of Mr. Frank, Mr. Van Daan’s family is invited to stay in the attic with the Franks. He is selfish and openly critical of others, especially Anne.

 

Petronella Van Daan (Age 40 – 60)::   Mr. Van Daan’s vain and finicky wife, Mr. Van Daan prizes the material things of life, including a fur coat she brought to the attic with her. These traits all make her the center of much of the conflict in the attic.

Peter Van Daan (Age 13 – 18):   The son of Mr. and Mrs. Van Daan, Peter is a shy, quiet teenaged boy. He soon becomes a friend and confidant for Anne, and they share first kiss together.

 

Jan Dussell (Age 40 – 60)::   Difficult to get along with, Mr. Dussell joins the Franks and the Van Daans after they have been in hiding about two months.

 

Miep (Age 16 – 25)::   A very well-liked, generous secretary in Mr. Frank’s office, Miep helps to protect the families in hiding. Along with Mr. Kraler, she brings to the refugees food, supplies, and news from the outside world.

 

Mr. Kraler (Age 35 – 60):   A businessman who works with Miep to help protect the people in hiding, Mr. Kraler risks his life to help his friends.

Nazi Officers (2) : will be used in the final scene of the show and will serve as crew during show.


*posted ages are the age of the characters not necessarily the actor portraying them*

If you would like to get involved but don't want to be on-stage? Stage Door Inc. is always looking for people to help BACKSTAGE during production (as stage managers, crew, light or sound techs, prop-masters, etc.). Sound interesting? Come to auditions and talk to the director he can be emailed at marcanthony@stagedoorinc.org

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