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AUDITION NOTICE: 'A Streetcar Named Desire' at Spotlight Theatrical Company

Auditions: Video Auditions close midnight, Thursday 6th of June

Callbacks: Sunday, 9th of June from 10am (Johnson St Studios, 4/50 Johnson St, Southport)

Rehearsal Period: 13th June - 20th August (Tuesday, Thursday nights and Sunday days)

Performance Season: 23rd August - 7th September, 2024

Director: Hunter Wall


About the Play

Playwright: Tennessee Williams

Synopsis: The play follows Blanche DuBois, a former Southern belle who, after a series of personal losses, moves into a shabby apartment in New Orleans with her sister Stella and brother-in-law Stanley. It is a critically acclaimed exploration of themes such as aggression, desire, and deception, set against the backdrop of 1940s New Orleans.


Audition Process

  1. Registration:

  • Read the audition pack carefully here

  • Register your audition here.

  1. Self-Tape Submission:

  • Prepare a 1-3 minute monologue from a published play.

  • Submit your self-tape here.

  1. Callbacks:

  • If selected, attend callbacks on Sunday 9th of June from 10am at Johnson St Studios.


Character Breakdown

  • Blanche DuBois (Lead): Female, 30-45

  • Stanley Kowalski (Lead): Male, 25-35

  • Stella Kowalski (Lead): Female, 25-35

  • Harold “Mitch” Mitchell (Supporting): Male, 25-40

  • Eunice Hubbel (Supporting): Female, 30-40

  • Steve Hubbel (Supporting): Male, 25-35

  • Pablo (Supporting): Male, 25-35

  • Unnamed Black Woman (Ensemble): Female, 25-35

  • Doctor (Ensemble): Male, 30-40

  • Nurse (Ensemble): Female, 30-40

  • Young Collector (Ensemble): Male, 18-25

  • Mexican Woman (Ensemble): Female, 35-45

All roles require practice with a Southern accent and/or American dialect.


Content Warnings

  • Depictions of violence and domestic abuse

  • Depictions of rape and attempted rape

  • Contains coarse and/or derogatory language

  • Depictions of drug and alcohol use

  • Sexual references including an onstage clothed simulated sex scene between Stanley and Stella (no nudity)

  • References to child abuse

  • References to death and dying

  • References to suicide

  • Homophobic references

  • Depictions of mental illness


Additional Information:

  • Age Limit: 18 years and older.

  • Self-Tape Instructions: Use a phone camera, film landscape in a quiet, well-lit area.

  • Getting Involved: Interested in behind-the-scenes roles? Email: streetcarspotlight@gmail.com




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