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CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF - Triad Stage Auditions

Posted: March 10, 2015

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CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF - NC EPA by Appt

Triad Stage | Greensboro, NC

Date of Audition:
3/23/2015




Call Type
Equity Principal

Time(s)
Equity Principal Auditions by APPOINTMENT

Monday, March 23, 2015
10 AM to 7 PM
lunch 12 to 1

Contract
LOA
$588/week

Location
Triad Stage
232 South Elm Street
Greensboro, NC 27401
Sloan Rehearsal Hall- Located on the 3rd floor.


Seeking
Actors for various principal roles.

See breakdown.

Preparation
Actors should prepare a monologue.

Bring picture and resume.

Other Dates

First Rehearsal: July 28, 2015
First Preview: August 23, 2015
Opening: August 28, 2015
Closing: September 20, 2015

Other
www.triadstage.org

Personnel
Artistic Director: Preston Lane
Playwright: Tennessee Williams
Director: Preston Lane
· A monitor will

not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition.

Appointments
AEA members call the Audition hotline 336/274-0067 x215, bryan@triadstage.org.
Performers of all ethnic and racial background are encouraged to attend.
Always bring your Equity Membership Card to auditions.


Breakdown

All roles available:

Brick
(Caucasian, late 20s) - Brick is the younger child in the Pollitt family. He was a star athlete in college and it shows in his strong and muscular physique that he has preserved well. He wants to live in the glory days of his football career forever. Brick has a tumultuous marriage with his wife Maggie and blames her for his best friend’s death. He escapes the many demons of his past and numbs his pain through alcohol. He is charming, distant, and the center of attention but often times self-loathing. He uses his indifference as a defense mechanism to keep everyone around him at arm’s length. He is extremely protective of the memory of his friendship with Skipper and lashes out at any who suggest it was less than pure. Brick wants nothing more than to escape his reality. He speaks with a Mississippi dialect.

Maggie
(Caucasian, late 20s) - Maggie is a beautiful woman who has always used her looks to get ahead in life. She uses her sensuality like a weapon and has to be the center of attention wherever she goes. Maggie is deeply in love with her husband, Brick, and wants nothing more than to have his child. However, there is a deep loneliness and isolation that she feels even when she is with him. She is anxious, vain, sexy, cruel, and at times can be childish. She escaped from a childhood of poverty and has never looked back. Maggie is desperate to maintain control of her and Brick’s place in his family and will do anything to make that happen. She speaks with a Mississippi dialect.

Big Daddy
(Caucasian, 65) - Big Daddy is the patriarch of the Pollitt family and has an immense amount of wealth. However, he came from poor white trash and has had to work and scrape to amass his fortune. Land, family, and legacy mean everything to Big Daddy. He has a larger stature and physique and an incredibly boisterous personality to match. He is not a traditional old south gentleman but a down to earth farmer. He comes from incredibly strong stock and does not like to be seen as weak which is why his diagnosis of terminal cancer is devastating to him. Big Daddy does not tolerate any kind of nonsense or lies. He is honest, vital, loud, loving, stubborn and pragmatic. He is committed to his marriage and family but often finds them to be the source of his misery. Big Daddy has a deep connection with his son, Brick, and desperately wants him to take his place as head of the family fortune. He speaks with a Mississippi dialect.

Big Mama
(Caucasian, early 60s) – Big Mama is the matriarch of the Pollitt family and loves them more than anything in the world. She is a doting wife and mother but can border on smothering and meddlesome at times. She is nouveau riche and does not wear her wealth and status well. She is controlling, blunt, joyful, needy and sensitive. Like her husband she is loud and has a larger than life personality. She loves to be the center of attention. Big Mama often ignores things she does not like but are right in front of here and always attempts to cover them up with her southern charm. She speaks with a Mississippi dialect.

Gooper
(Caucasian, mid-late 30s) – Gooper is the older son in his family. He has constantly lived in the shadow of his younger brother and longs for his parents love and attention. Gooper has always done everything right and attempted to make his parents proud by becoming a lawyer, getting married, and giving them a bunch of grandchildren. He believes he is better than Brick and deserves to take Big Daddy’s place as the head of the family fortune. He fights with his wife who often tries to control him and when pushed can be vindictive and condescending. He hates Brick and Maggie. Gooper wants his family’s fortune and will do anything to get it. He speaks with a Mississippi dialect.

Mae
(Caucasian, mid 30s) – Mae is married to Gooper and wears him and their children like a badge of honor. She is a devoted mother and wife and uses this devotion to get what she wants. She is opportunistic, greedy, conniving, passive-aggressive, and controlling. Appearances mean everything to Mae and she likes to present a perfect family picture to everyone. But she is easily provoked and lashes out often. She despises Brick and Maggie. Mae wants to make sure her husband and she get the major portion of her in-laws fortune which she believes they are entitled to. Mae is the type of woman who would smile at you while she was driving a knife deep in to your back. She speaks with a Mississippi dialect.

Doc Baugh
(Caucasian, 50s-60s) – Doc Baugh has been the Pollitt family physician for years and is very much considered a member of the family. He has been with Big Daddy throughout his sickness and is very sensitive to the situation. He is caring, reserved, and kind. He is also very meticulous and frank when dealing with medical issues. Doc Baugh wants to make sure that the terrible situation is handled the best way possible. He speaks with a Mississippi dialect.

Rev. Tooker
(Caucasian, 40s) – Reverend Tooker is the Pollitt family minister and there to provide moral support to the family in their time of need. He is also a bit of an opportunist and knows that they have money that he would like to get put in to his parish’s offer plate. He is handsome, kind, jovial, and a bit competitive. Reverend Tooker is the type of minister who would sneak a drink when he thought no one was looking. He speaks with a Mississippi dialect.


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