Female Actors Required for Drama Play
Location: Chicago, IL
Ethnicity: All ethnicities
Auditions for "Cat On A Hot Tin Roof" Play.
Callbacks: Oct 27, 7pm.
No appointments are necessary. If you cannot make the auditions but wish to be considered, please call.
In a plantation house, a family celebrates the sixty-fifth birthday of Big Daddy, as they sentimentally dub him. The mood is somber, despite the festivities, because a number of evils poison the gaiety: greed, sins of the past and desperate, clawing hopes for the future spar with one another as the knowledge that Big Daddy is dying slowly makes the rounds. Maggie, Big Daddy's daughter-in-law, wants to give him the news that she's finally become pregnant by Big Daddy's favorite son, Brick, but Brick won't cooperate in Maggie's plans and prefers to stay in a mild alcoholic haze the entire length of his visit. Maggie has her own interests at heart in wanting to become pregnant, of course, but she also wants to make amends to Brick for an error in judgment that nearly cost her her marriage. Swarming around Maggie and Brick are their intrusive, conniving relatives, all eager to see Maggie put in her place and Brick tumbled from his position of most-beloved son. By evening's end, Maggie's ingenuity, fortitude and passion will set things right, and Brick's love for his father, never before expressed, will retrieve him from his path of destruction
MARGARET (F/late 20's-mid 30's): Known as "Maggie the Cat"; Wife of Brick; Maggie has worked her way up from poverty and married into wealth and high society with Brick Pollitt. With her marriage now in shambles and Brick sleeping on the couch, Maggie must play a constant balancing act of attempting to mend her broken marriage and fighting off Brick's sibling for the Pollitt inheritance. She is an educated, quick-witted, and attractive woman who maintains a strong and focused exterior, but is becoming desperate for her husband's affection.
MAE (F/late 20's-mid 30's): Sometimes called "Sister Woman"; Wife of Gooper; Eavesdropping mother of five from a wealthy Memphis family. She frequently spies on Brick and Maggie in an effort to discredit their marriage and gain the upper hand in inheriting the Pollitt family estate.
BIG MAMA (F/50's-60's): Big Daddy's wife; Loud, Brash, Anxious; Sincere and jovial matriarch of the Pollitt family. She's affectionate and playful to the point of self-deprecating humor. She has an undying love and dedication to Big Daddy.
SOOKIE (F/late 20's-late 40's): A female servant.
BRIGHTIE (F/late 20's-late 40's): A female servant.
Rehearsals will begin the first week of November. They will be held at the Church and run through January. Performances (five in all) will be held on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, January 27th through January 29th and February 3th and 4th 2017.
Material To Prepare:
Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. Please bring a list of Conflicts and (if able) a Resume and Photo/Headshot for the director.