NORA - Westport County Playhouse Auditions

Posted: March 25, 2014

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NORA - Equity Principal Auditions

Westport Country Playhouse|Westport, CT

Date of Audition:

Call Type
Equity Principal

Equity Principal Auditions
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
9:30 AM to 5:30 PM
lunch 1 to 2

$750/week favored nations

Actors' Equity Association Audition Center
165 West 46th Street
16th Floor
New York, NY 10036

4 Equity actors: 3 men, 1 woman.

see breakdown.

Note: the role of Nora has been cast.

Preparation: Please prepare a 2 minute monologue.

Please bring a photo and resume, stapled back-to-back.

Other Dates
1st rehearsal: 6/20/14. (1st rehearsal in Westport all subsequent rehearsals in NYC)
Tech: 7/11 – 7/13
Previews 7/15- 7/18
Opens: 7/19. Closes: 8/3.

NORA - Ingmar Bergman’s adaptation of Henrik Ibsen’s A DOLL’S HOUSE

Director: David Kennedy
Casting: Stephanie Klapper Casting
Artistic Director: Mark Lamos
Artistic and Management Coordinator: Chad Kinsman

· EPA Rules are in effect.

· A monitor will be provided.

Performers of all ethnic and racial background are encouraged to attend.

Always bring your Equity Membership Card to auditions.


Nora-This role is cast.

Torvald Helmer
(male, 30s/early 40s): A successful member of the town establishment, nearing the summit of life, with a beautiful wife whom he loves and a fantastic new professional position. He is handsome, sexy, strong, principled, and decisive—but he’s also tormented by insecurities, occasionally has a quick and violent temper, and lives in fear of failure. PLEASE NOTE: This role requires nudity in the play’s final scene. No nudity at the auditions.

The descriptions for the following roles have been slightly revised. The changes/additions are highlighted below.


(male, 40s): Helmer’s best friend, secretly in love with Helmer’s wife Nora, with whom he has palpable sexual chemistry. Needs to be a credible love interest. A charming, cultured, distinguished man with a wonderful, wry sense of humor that veers toward being mischievous, with a wild, unpredictable streak. Wickedly irreverent. He’s dying of a terrible venereal disease, and though it’s done little to sap the vitality of his spirit, we can see in his drawn and tired face that he’s not well.


(female, 30s/early 40s): Nora’s friend from years ago, newly returned to town after the death of her husband. She may have once been quite beautiful, but the rigors of a difficult life have caused her to become worn, even hardened. An eminently practical, driven person and a survivor, she’s always in problem-solving mode. Both attractive and a wise maternal soul.


(male, 30s/early 40s): A man at the end of his rope, a social pariah who’s only recently begun to earn back respectability. A contemporary of TORVALD. At the beginning of the play he finds himself at risk of losing everything he’s worked for, and so he resorts to blackmail. He’s not a villain, just desperate and driven to do something distasteful to win back his reputation. One might find him sympathetic, though he wears his desperation like an old coat.

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