Auditions for The Miracle Worker!

April 15 and 16 at 7:00PM 

Marji Anderson, Director, has announced auditions for The Miracle Worker for April 15 and 16 at 7:00PM at SWPH.

The Miracle Worker centers around Helen Keller, a young girl that through a childhood illness becomes blind, deaf, and mute. A young teacher is hired to help Helen overcome her disabilities. Set in the south in post Civil War times, the script calls for the Keller family members, along with Helen’s teacher and family personnel. A young boy is required to play the role of Helen’s friend, and there are several roles needed for young blind girls, including Helen, ranging in ages from 7 to 14. As this production is a drama, character development will be emphasized, including stage combat. The ensemble will all play a part in Helen’s discovery of her great abilities. The story is a strong and factual one. As Helen’s development of these abilities will prove to change the world’s view of the disabled, especially the blind.


Below is a detailed listing of the cast needed for The Miracle Worker.

KATE - (30s to 40s) Helen's mother;
CAPTAIN KELLER - (40s to 50s) Helen's father, Kate's husband;
HELEN - (7-14) struck deaf and blind by a fever she had as an infant;
MARTHA - (7-14) a playmate of Helen;
PERCY - (7-14) a playmate of Helen;
AUNT EV - (30s to 50s) Helen’s aunt; 
JAMES KELLER - (teens to early 20s) Captain Keller's son;
ANAGNOS - (40s to 50s) instructor at the Perkins Institute for the Blind;
ANNIE SULLIVAN - (20s) Helen's teacher, has a severe vision impairment;
VINEY - (30s-60s) a servant in the Keller home;
BLIND GIRLS - students at the Perkins Institute (between 7-14);

We look forward to seeing you there!


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