Website URL Tennessee Williams Festival St Louis
THE NIGHT OF THE IGUANA – St. Louis EPA
Tennessee Williams Festival St Louis | Saint Louis, MO Notice: Audition Call Type: EPA
Saturday, August 18, 2018 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Callbacks will be held August 19th, 10-3 & 5:30-10:30
email email@example.com for an appointment.
SPT Tier 1, Phase 2; $255/week minimum / Insurance weeks included
Actors for the upcoming production of THE NIGHT OF THE IGUANA. See breakdown for details.
Please prepare a monologue (no longer than 2 minutes) from a classic American play.
Webster University Spaces 17 South Old Orchard
St Louis, MO 63119
Free parking in lot.
Tim Ocel: Director
Carrie Houk: Producing Artistic Director
First rehearsal: April 8 ( Shannon, Hannah, Maxine, Nonno) April 15 ( Full Cast)
Show Opens May 9
Closes : May 19
At the Grandel Theatre, St Louis, MO.
EPA Procedures are in effect for this audition.
An Equity Monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition.
Equity’s contracts prohibit discrimination. Equity is committed to diversity and encourages all its employers to engage in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, Equity encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to attend every audition.
Always bring your Equity Membership card to auditions.
THE NIGHT OF THE IGUANA – St. Louis EPA
Page 1 of 2
The play takes place in the summer of 1940 in the Costa Verde Hotel in Puerto Barrio on the west coast of Mexico.
THE REVEREND T. LAWRENCE SHANNON: Already Cast.
HANNAH JELKES: Caucasian or African-American Female 30 – 40yo New Englander raised on
Nantucket. She is a painter and a quick-sketch artist. Sexually uninterested but not frigid. Proper, logical, kind, thoughtful, empathetic, a survivor. She is traveling with and caring for her 97yo Grandfather. She never seems to raise her voice though she is strong.
JONATHAN COFFIN (NONNO):Caucasian or African-American Male 97yo Small: somewhat wizen
and shrunken. He seems younger than his age as he is spirited and lively and still has his mind. New Englander raised in Nantucket and Hannah’s Grandfather. He is the oldest living and practicing poet, also a showman – he gives recitations. Hard of hearing. Doesn’t walk very well on his own and is mostly in a wheelchair.
MAXINE FAULK: Caucasian, African-American, or Asian American Female 40 – 45yo the American owner of the Hotel Costa Verde, a resort overlooking the beach of Puerto Barrio Mexico. Loud, blunt, crass, sexually active with her two male Mexican employees.
PEDRO: Male 18 – 25yo Mexican/Latino: Employed at the Costa Verde. Athletic; recently was a cliff diver for the Quebrada Hotel. Sexually active with Maxine. Plays the harmonica.
PANCHO: Male 18 – 25yo Mexican/Latino: Employed at the Costa Verde. Athletic; recently was a cliff diver for the Quebrada Hotel. Sexually active with Maxine.
JUDITH FELLOWS: Female Mid-40s Caucasian: Vocal director for the Baptist Female College in Blowing Rock Texas and here on vacation. Shannon suspects she is a lesbian but she has buried it so deep she doesn’t seem to realize it. Commanding, tough, aggressive, alpha type personality. Dotes on Charlotte and protects her fiercely.
CHARLOTTE GOODALL: Female 16-17yo Caucasian – teenaged/under-aged music student on vacation from Texas. She had a brief affair with Shannon in Mexico City and has fallen in love with him.
HANK: Already cast.
JAKE LATTA: Already cast.
FAHRENKOPF FAMILY: A Nazi family from Germany who are guests at the Costa Verde. They are described to be “all pink and gold like baroque cupids.” All four speak German well and when speaking English have heavy accents. All four appear wearing very little when in their swimwear: “all in the minimal concession to decency.” The Germans are sun worshippers and enjoy showing off their bodies and all things that have to do with the body and athletics. They love to party and enjoy life but can be cruel.
Herr Fahrenkopf: Male 40-50yo Caucasian – the father proud extroverted. Very Wealthy. He’s a tank manufacturer from Frankfort.
Frau Fahrenkopf: Female 40-50yo Caucasian – the mother Maternal but spoiled and childish tends to over-dramatize. Very Wealthy. Overweight – loves to eat.
Hilda: Female 18-22yo Caucasian – the daughter extremely athletic. Extroverted.
Wolfgang: Male 20-26yo Caucasian – the son-in-law (Hilda’s husband) tall built extremely well
extremely athletic virile proud. “Wagnerian tenor bridegroom.”