The Glass Menagerie Auditions

Auditions - June 16-18, 2024

By Tennessee Williams


Presented through special arrangement with: Dramatist Play Service
Directed by: Elena Mills
Produced by: Carla Ames

Audition Dates & Times:

Sunday, Monday and Tuesday June 16th through June 18th, 2024, at 7PM.


Performances:

Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m.

Sundays at 2 p.m.

Thursday, Aug. 29 at 8 p.m.

Saturday Sept. 7 & 14 at 2 p.m.


Audition Requirements:

No conflicts allowed after August 15th, 2024. No performance conflicts will be accepted.

The audition will consist of cold readings from the sides provided. Sides will be available on our website soon.

This is an “open call” audition. Non-Equity, NO PAY.

Post-audition feedback will not be given.


For more information:

Contact Carla Ames at carlaames34@gmail.com

Show Synopsis

Amanda Wingfield is a faded remnant of Southern gentility who now lives in a dingy St. Louis apartment with her son, Tom, and her daughter, Laura, who has a physical handicap and debilitating shyness. The father has left home; Tom supports his mother and sister with a shoe-factory job he finds unbearable. When Amanda convinces Tom to bring home from his workplace a “gentleman caller” for Laura, the illusions that Tom, Amanda, and Laura have each created in order to make life bearable collapse about them.

Character Descriptions

Amanda Wingfield (50+) – Laura and Tom’s mother. A proud, vivacious woman, Amanda clings fervently to memories of a vanished, genteel past. She is simultaneously admirable, charming, pitiable, and laughable.

 

Laura Wingfield (25+) – Amanda’s daughter and Tom’s older sister. A childhood illness has left her crippled, one leg slightly shorter than the other. Laura is painfully shy, and she has largely withdrawn from the outside world and devotes herself to old records and her collection of glass figurines.

 

Tom Wingfield (25+) – Amanda’s son and Laura’s younger brother and the narrator of the play. An aspiring poet, Tom works at a shoe warehouse to support the family. He is frustrated by the numbing routine of his job and escapes from it through movies, literature, and alcohol. His nature is not remorseless, but to escape from a trap he has to act without pity.

 

Jim O’Connor (25+) – An old acquaintance of Tom and Laura. Jim was a popular athlete in high school and is now a shipping clerk at the shoe warehouse in which Tom works. He is unwaveringly devoted to goals of professional achievement and ideals of personal success. A nice, ordinary man.

Adult actors of all races and genders are encouraged to audition.