Announcing Auditions For...
The Miracle Worker
The Kirkwood Players is holding auditions for William Gibson's riveting account of Helen Keller's journey toward unlocking her intelligent mind through language, under the instruction of the extraordinary teacher, Annie Sullivan.
Sunday, February 26th from 5:00 - 8:00 PM
Monday, February 27th from 6:00 - 9:00 PM
This is an Open Call Audition. There are no reserved timeslots. Actors are welcome to show up at any point within the timeframes provided.
Actors will be able to read for all parts for which they are auditioning at the time they are seen.
A monologue is not required but welcome if you have one prepared. Please come prepared with possible scheduling conflicts.
Rehearsals: Sun, Tues, Wed, Sat
*Not all actors will be called for every rehearsal. If cast as Annie or Helen, plan to attend all 4 rehearsals per week. Most actors will be called for Sunday rehearsals.
Audition & Rehearsal Location:
Westchester Community Church
1840 Westchester Blvd
Westchester, IL 60154
Performance Dates: April 28th to May 7th
Tech Week: April 24th to April 27th
Oakbrook Terrace Heritage Center
1S325 Ardmore Ave
Villa Park, IL 60181
Call: (630) 456-3372
Based on Hellen Keller's autobiography, this incredibly well-written play went on to win multiple Tony Awards including Best Play and Best Performance by a Leading Actress. The name gained even wider recognition after the screen adaptation won Oscars for Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress. The Kirkwood Players is excited to produce a play with such strong writing, tenacious characters, and a powerful story.
The Miracle Worker will be directed by Erina Johnson, President of Kp and someone who is deeply passionate about education in the deaf and hearing impaired community. As a child of deaf adults, she grew up very familiar with the story of Helen Keller. Then, at 10 years old, had the opportunity to audition for and accept the role of Helen. This was her first play and the start of a lifetime commitment to theater. She will be aided by Assistant Director and Kp's Artistic Director, Tom Lindsay, Assistant Producer, Erick Sosa, and Technical Director, Allen Kallas.
Annie Sullivan (F) - 18 to 20's - A strong-willed woman, unflinching in the face of doubt
Helen Keller (F) - Child to Early Teens - A deeply frustrated but highly intelligent child
Captain Keller (M) - 40's to 60's - Helen's father, a southern man who rules his house
Kate Keller (F) - 30's to 50's - Helen's mother, the compassionate and optimistic figure
James Keller (M) - 20's to 30's - Helen's half-brother, a snarky and sarcastic son
Aunt Ev (F) - 40's to 60's - Helen's aunt, a pleasant woman
Viney (M/F) - 30's+ - The Keller's servant and additional set of eyes on Helen
Percy (F/M) - Child to Early Teens - Viney's child and assistant to Annie Sullivan
Martha (F/M) - Child to Early Teens - Viney's child
Doctor (M) - 20's+ - Infant Helen's doctor. Will be double cast with Offstage Voices
Michael Anagnos (M) - 30's+ - Director of the Perkins School for the Blind
Blind Girls (F) - Child to Teens - Speaking and non-speaking roles
Offstage Voices (M) - Teens+ - Fragments of Annie Sullivan's memories
Boy’s Voice (M) - Child to Early Teens - Annie's memories of her little brother