Wednesday, June 26, 2019

audition notice - THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK - Stage Left Productions - July 20

Show Synopsis
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.

Saturday July 20th 10a-1p

Auditions will be held at Stage Left Productions 11340 West Bell Road Suite 105, Surprise 85378.

$400 stipend for lead roles. $300.00 for supporting roles.

Performances are October 11-20

Directed by Cody Dull

Character Breakdown
Anne Frank- (Early Teens, Lead) Anne Frank begins the play as an energetic, imaginative, and lighthearted girl of thirteen.  She spends her days reading and devotedly writing in her diary. She is friendly, curious, and bold, often interjecting her thoughts into other people’s conversations and arguments.

Otto Frank– (Early 50’s, Lead) Frank is a patient and understanding man. He is frequently the voice of reason in the Annex, diffusing arguments and displaying the most sane judgement. He is generous, as evidenced by his willingness to hide the Van Daans and Mr. Dussel with his own family.

Edith Frank– (Early 40’s, Supporting) Edith Frank is the wife of Otto Frank and mother to Anne and Margot. Mrs. Frank loves her children above all else. However, her devotion to her children is not always overt or overly sentimental, which Anne often misinterprets and turns against.

Margot Frank– (Late Teens), Supporting) Margot Frank is the first daughter of Otto and Edith Frank and older sister to Anne. Margot is in her late teens. She is the opposite of her sister in most ways: she is soft-spoken and keeps to herself.

Peter Van Daan– (Early to Late Teens, Supporting) Peter Van Daan is the teenage son of Mr. and Mrs. Van Daan, and one of the occupants of the secret Annex. Peter is a rather shy, awkward boy who prefers to keep to himself, with only his cat — Mouschi — for company.

Mrs. Van Daan– (Early 40’s, Supporting) Mrs. Van Daan is an occupant of the secret Annex, along with her husband and son, Peter. The Van Daans are a wealthy family who are accustomed to living a life of far more extravagant means than their life in hiding can afford.

Mr. Van Daan– (Early-Mid 40’s, Supporting) Mr. Van Daan is an occupant of the secret Annex, where he lives in hiding along with his wife and son. Mr. Van Daan has a rather large personality for the small space. When in a good mood, he is boisterous, funny, and jovial. He is a man who likes to laugh, drink, and smoke.

Jan Dussel -(50’s, Supporting) Mr. Dussel is the last addition to the group hidden at the Annex. Mr. Dussel is a tightly-wound, but ultimately kind man.

Mr. Kraler– (40’s+, Supporting) Mr. Kraler is a former employee of Mr. Frank’s. When it becomes clear that the Jewish Frank family must go into hiding, Mr. Kraler offers his aid in order to keep them alive. He is an incredibly loyal and giving, putting his own life at risk to keep his friend safe. He is also a smart and astute man.

Miep Gies– ( Early- Mid 30’s Supporting) Miep Gies is a Dutch Christian woman who is a former employee of Mr. Frank. An extremely loyal friend, she agrees to aid the Franks when they go into hiding from the Nazis after they invade Holland. In doing so, she risks her own life in order to subvert the Nazi regime and protect her Jewish friends. Miep is friendly and giving, making the Annex’s inhabitants cakes and bringing special presents when she can.

What To Prepare
Actors are asked to prepare a 1 minute dramatic monologue. Actors may be asked to read a side from the script.

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