DEATH OF A SALESMAN

Written by Arthur Miller
Directed by Drew Whitley

AUDITION INFORMATION

Tuesday, February 20 from 6:00-8:00pm

at The Market Theatre Company
Located at the Anderson Arts Center
110 W. Federal Street, Anderson, SC 29625

Please arrive at the start of auditions at 6pm. Actors will be seen in the order they arrive.

Actors may also be asked to attend callbacks on Wednesday 2/21.

SHOW DATES:
May 4-20, 2018

Performances will be Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30 as well as Sunday afternoons at 3:00pm.

Rehearsals will generally be in weeknights 6-9pm with occasional weekend rehearsals.

Can't make it to auditions? Contact us at hello@themarketanderson.org to schedule an alternate audition time.

PREPARATION:

Actors, please prepare a 60 second monologue, preferably from another work by Arthur Miller. (However, lack of monologue or preparation should not discourage anyone from auditioning. Sides will be available for those who do not have prepared material.)

Be prepared to list your availability and any scheduling conflicts on the audition form. Conflicts may not be added after casting.

Headshots and resumes are welcome but not required.

 

ROLES:

Supporting characters may be double cast.

Willy Loman:  An insecure, self-deluded traveling salesman who believes in the American Dream of easy success and wealth, but never achieves it. Age 50s-60s

Biff Loman: Willy’s elder son. Biff led a charmed life in high school as a football star but failed math and did not graduate. He has been fired from every job that he has held. He fails to reconcile his life with Willy’s expectations of him. Age 30s

Linda Loman: Willy’s loyal, loving wife who suffers through Willy’s grandiose dreams and self-delusions. Her emotional strength and perseverance support Willy until his collapse. Age 40s-60s

Happy Loman: Willy’s younger son. Happy has lived in Biff’s shadow all of his life, and represents Willy’s sense of self-importance, ambition, and blind servitude to societal expectations. Age 30s

Charley: Willy’s next-door neighbor. Charley owns a successful business and his son, Bernard, is a wealthy, important lawyer. Willy is jealous of Charley’s success. Age 50s+

Bernard: Bernard is Charley’s son and a successful lawyer. Although Willy used to mock Bernard for studying hard, his success is difficult for Willy to accept because his own sons do not measure up. Age 30s

Ben: Age range 60’s plus. Willy’s wealthy older brother. Ben has recently died and appears only in Willy’s “daydreams.” Willy regards Ben as a symbol of the success that he so desperately craves. Age 60s

The Woman: Willy’s mistress when Happy and Biff were in high school, she appears in flashbacks. The Woman’s attention and admiration boost Willy’s fragile ego. Age 20s-40s

Howard Wagner: Willy’s boss who inherited the company from his father, and though much younger than Willy, treats Willy with condescension. Age 30s-40s

Stanley: A waiter at Frank’s Chop House. who seems to be an acquaintance of Happy. Age flexible

Miss Forsythe & Letta: Two young women whom Happy and Biff meet at Frank’s Chop House. Age 20s-30s

Jenny: Charley’s secretary. Age flexible

 

 
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ABOUT THE SHOW:

A Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning classic about the cost of the American Dream. Willy Loman’s career is over. During a pivotal 24 hours, he reflects on his life as a father, husband and traveling salesman. Truth and lies intermingle as Willy tries to reconcile the optimism of his youth with his unfulfilled dreams. As the full force of reality crashes down on him, he places his last hope of success in his two sons. Arthur Miller’s classic play challenges us to reconsider what it means to succeed and the cost of chasing the American Dream.

"By common consent, this is one of the finest dramas in the whole range of the American theater." – Brooks Atkinson, The New York Times

Written by Arthur Miller

Directed by Drew Whitley
Stage Managed by Kat Bates

SYLVIA

Director – Diane Lee
Stage Manager – Kat Bates

CAST LIST

SYLVIA - Amy Wert
GREG - Joey Oppermann
KATE -  Kay Cole
TOM - Ben Otto Sunderman
PHYLLIS - Carla Heritage
LESLIE - Michael Friedman


The Market will be casting for Death of a Salesman, the Mystery Musical, and The Addams Family at SCTA's 2018 Upstate Unified Auditions. Click for more info, and stay tuned for details about local open call auditions.