All auditions are Monday and Tuesday of the audition dates at 6:30 pm in the Green Room at TOTS unless otherwise noted.
Callbacks, if needed, are on Wednesday of the audition dates.
The story focuses upon a young farmer, his wife, and a young servant-girl who maliciously causes the wife's arrest for witchcraft. The farmer brings the girl to court to admit the lie—and it is here that the monstrous course of bigotry and deceit is terrifyingly depicted. The farmer, instead of saving his wife, finds himself also accused of witchcraft and ultimately condemned with a host of others. Winner of the 1953 Tony Award for Best Play, this exciting drama about the Puritan purge of witchcraft in old Salem is both a gripping historical play and a timely parable of our contemporary society. "A powerful drama." —NY Times. "Strongly written." —NY Daily News.
Reverend Samuel Parris-Male, to play 40's-minister of the church; self-righteous, controlling, paranoid
Giles Corey-Male, to play 50s to 70s-a farmer; sensical but rebellious, salt-of-the-earth, good-hearted
Rebecca Nurse-Female, to play 50s to 70s-an elder in the community; pious, kind, respected
Thomas Putnam-Male, to play 40s to 50s-wealthy landowner; shrewd, opportunistic
Ann Putnam-Female, to play 40s-wife of Thomas Putnam; anxious, resentful, haunted by tragedy
Judge John Hawthorne-Male, to play 40s-judge, 2nd in command to Danforth; confident, willfully ignorant
Mary Warren-Female. to play teens-the Proctors' serving girl; timid, emotionally fragile, easily manipulated
Tituba-Female, to play 30s to 40s-Reverend Parris's slave; born in Barbados; wary, cautious. worn down by abuse and aware the difficult position she's in
Ezekial Cheever-Male, to play 30s to 40s-officer of the court; takes himself extremely seriously
George Herrick*-Male, to play 40s-marshal of the court; sympathetic to accused, not overzealous
Hopkins*-Male, to play 30s to 50s-guard in prison
Francis Nurse-Male, to play 70s-elder of Salem and husband of Rebecca Nurse; honest, reasonable, respected
Betty Parris-Female, teen to play younger-Parris' daughter; fearful, nervous, easily intimidated by Abigail
Mercy Lewis-Female, teen to play younger-Putnams' serving girl; clever, sly, 2nd in command to Abigail
Susannah Walcott-Female, teen to play younger-girl in Abigail's group; nervous, worried
John Proctor-Male, to play 30s-farmer; complicated, opinionated, tormented by guilt for affair with Abigail
Abigail Williams-Female, to play 17**-Reverend Parris' niece; impulsive, passionate, strong-willed, ruthless in abusing the power she knows she has over the situation
Elizabeth Proctor-Female, to play 30s-John Proctor's wife; honest, faithful, can be too austere
Judge George Danforth-Male, to play 50s to 60s-Deputy Governer of Massuchusetts, presiding over trials; commanding, relishes his obvious power, unwilling to deviate from the law or his own perceptions
Reverend John Hale-Male, 40s to 50s-respected minister and expert on witchcraft; observant, rational, a man of faith, good at his core
*The roles of George Herrick and Hopkins may be doubled with other roles.
**Although the character of Abigail Williams is 17, the director would like to cast an actress 20 or older due to the intense nature of the role.
-dramatic monologue (1-2 minutes)
-Call backs will consist of cold reads.
A Doublewide, Texas Christmas
In this uproarious, laugh-a-minute comedy, the citizens of the newest – and tiniest – town in Texas, are facing a blue Christmas when they realize their trailer park community of Doublewide has been double-crossed by the County. Holiday hilarity ensues as they deploy one hare-brained scheme after another in misguided attempts to preserve their independence and eccentric way of life. By the time this high-octane lunacy climaxes in a live Christmas Eve television presentation that goes spectacularly wrong, you’ll be doubled over with laughter and thrilled you’ve spent your Yuletide in Doublewide.