To Kill a Mockingbird
Directed by: Bob Weintraub
Audition Date: Saturday, January 6th 12-3pm
Show Dates: April 12, 13, 14, 19, 20 and 21
Auditions for the three children who have major roles will be held from noon until 1 p.m.
Adult role readings will be held from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Those unable to attend these auditions may make special arrangements with the director prior to Jan. 6 by contacting AMP at 904-277-3455.
Scout Finch – The protagonist of the story, Jean Louise “Scout” Finch is about 10-years-old but projects more mature. She is intelligent and, by the standards of her time and place, a tomboy.
Jem Finch – Scout’s brother, Jeremy Atticus “Jem” Finch, about 14, is a typical American boy, refusing to back down from dares and fantasizing about playing football. Jem moves into adolescence during the story, and his ideals are shaken badly by the evil and injustice that he perceives.
Charles Baker “Dill” Harris – Jem and Scout’s summer neighbor and friend. Dill, also about 14, is a diminutive, confident boy with an active imagination. He represents the perspective of childhood innocence.
The three roles are demanding, both in terms of lines and blocking to be learned and in rehearsal and performance times. Applicants and their parents must have read the play to understand its adult nature, its racial issues and language which represent the culture of 1930s rural Alabama. Play scripts are available at AMP.
The major adult roles are:
Atticus Finch, male lead 40s or so. Lawyer, widower with a dry sense of humor; with his strongly held convictions, wisdom, and empathy, Atticus is the play’s moral backbone. Calpurnia, 30s – 40s. The Finches’ black cook, a stern disciplinarian. Maudie Atkinson, 40s. The Finches’ neighbor, a sharp-tongued widow, and an old friend of the family; she is also the play’s narrator. Bob Ewell, 50s. The antagonist of the play, bitter, bigoted, a drunk from one of Maycomb’s poorest families. Mayella Ewell, 20s or 30s. Bob Ewell’s abused, lonely, unhappy daughter, the alleged victim. Tom Robinson, 20s. The black field hand accused of rape. Mrs. Dubose, 60s. Finch neighbor, ill-tempered, racist woman who battles morphine addiction. Heck Tate, 30s-40s. Sheriff of Maycomb, a decent man who tries to protect the innocent.
Supporting roles are:
Stephanie Crawford 40s, self-absorbed, gossipy, representative of Maycomb’s middle class. Reverend Sykes, 40s – 60s, pastor of the black church. Judge Taylor 50s, runs the trial. Walter Cunningham, 40s – 50s, a poor farmer and part of the mob that seeks to lynch Robinson. Mr. Gilmer 40s – 50s, public prosecutor. Arthur “Boo” Radley 40s, a recluse who is never seen until the final scene. Nathan Radley, 40s, Boo Radley’s older brother.
Extras, some with one or two lines, 2-3 white men, 2-3 black men or women.
To Kill A Mockingbird will be presented April 12, 13, 14, 19, 20 and 21.