Anne of Green Gables
This is an adult, non-equity production.
Auditions for Anne of Green Gables, by Lucy Maud Montgomery
Directed by Nancy Swann
Performance Dates: May 19-June 4, 2017; Friday, Saturday & Sunday
Auditions will be held in 15 minute time slots at The Philipstown Depot Theatre:
Saturday February 25 from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm.
Monday February 27 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm.
Callbacks will be March 4 from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm.
Please email Nancy Swann at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an audition time. She will try to give you a slot as close as possible to your desired time.
Actors will be reading from the script so please get to the audition early so you can be familiar with the scene. The director is looking for young actors who can play 13-18.
CHARACTER BREAKDOWN FOR ANNE OF GREEN GABLES
ANNE SHIRLEY – An imaginative, spirited, intelligent young girl who has spent most of her childhood as an orphan. A chatterbox, and sensitive about her red hair, Anne struggles to find acceptance, in her search for family and love. Her pride and dramatic tendencies usually land her in trouble.
MARILLA CUTHBERT – A fiercely independent, private, no-nonsense unmarried woman who raises Anne with her brother Matthew at Green Gables. Expecting a boy orphan, Marilla is slow to accept and to trust Anne. She doesn’t approve of Anne’s wild imagination and dramatic tendencies. Eventually, Anne warms Marilla’s heart.
MATTHEW CUTHBERT – Marilla’s brother, a farmer who has worked all his life on Green Gables. He is quiet, a great listener, and a man of little words. Charmed by Anne, he soon sees how rich life could be with Anne at Green Gables. Although Marilla is usually the decision maker, Matthew uses his gentle determination and patience to advocate for Anne’s stay.
GILBERT BLYTHE – A popular boy in school, confident with the girls, Gilbert is drawn to Anne, the new girl, when she deliberately ignores him. The chemistry between the two is obvious. In an attempt to get her attention, Gilbert publicly teases her about her red hair, a topic of great insecurity for Anne. Gilbert makes a couple of attempts to apologize, but Anne’s intense pride prevents her from publicly forgiving him.
DIANA BARRY – Anne’s bosom friend and kindred spirit. Diana is sweet, impressionable, happy at heart and very amiable. Diana is the first to embrace Anne as a friend. She admires Anne’s spirit, and enjoys her sense of play.
RACHEL LYNDE – Is a long time neighbor of Matthew and Marilla. Rachel wants to know all the business of everyone in Avonlea. She loves to gossip, and offers unsolicited advice freely. She speaks frankly, sometimes without concern for the feelings of others.
JOSIE PYE – Anne’s sometime friend, sometimes rival and classmate. She is vain and generally disliked by the girls.
JANE ANDREWS – One of Anne’s friends whom she is very fond of. Jane is described as rather staid, plain and with very little imagination.
RUBY GILLIS – Another close friend of Anne’s. She is easy going and kind.
MOODY MCPHERSON – One of Anne’s classmates.
MRS. BARRY – Diana’s mother and very strict.
MRS. SPENSER – The lady who choses Anne from the ophanage for Marilla and Matthew.
MISS STACY – The teacher at Avonlea school.
MRS. BLEWITT – A nasty, stingy woman who wants to take Anne in so she will have someone to take care of all of her children.