2015-16 Season Auditions
To Kill A Mockingbird
adapted by Christopher Sergel from the classic book by Harper Lee
The story is simple enough- a young girl, coming of age in a small Southern town, amidst the turmoil of racial prejudice, false accusations, and her own views of right and wrong. Her father, Atticus, is tasked with defending a black man accused of attacking a young white girl. His guilt or innocence is at the heart of the small town, with the main focus being whether or not a black man can receive a fair trial in the era of the South of the early 1930’s.
Auditions will consist of a prepared one-minute monologue, preferably from Southern authors. The monologue does not need to be from play scripts; works of fiction, non-fiction, or even poetry are acceptable. There will also be cold readings from the script.
Roles available for audtions:
- Jean Louise (Scout) Finch - a young girl, approximately the age of a first grader
- Jeremy (Jem) Finch – her older brother, approximately five years older than Scout
- Atticus Finch – their father, an older man
- Calpurnia – their housekeeper, an African-American woman who has been with the Finch family many years
- Maude Atkinson – one of the Finch neighbors, approximately Atticus’s age
- Stephanie Crawford – one of the Finch neighbors, approximately Atticus’s age
- Mrs. Dubose – one of the Finch neighbors, an older, stately woman
- Arthur (Boo) Radley – a neighbor of the Finch family
- Charles Baker (Dill) Harris – a young boy, approximately a year younger than Jem
- Heck Tate – the local sheriff
- Judge Taylor – the judge
- Reverend Sykes – A local African-American minister
- Mayella Ewell – a young woman, late teens, early 20’s
- Bob Ewell – a farmer, Mayella’s father
- Walter Cunningham – a local farmer
- Mr. Gilmer – the local prosecutor
- Tom Robinson - a young African American man, late 20’s to early 30’s
- Clerk – the clerk of court
There will also be a need for extras to act as courtroom attendees, an angry mob, and Reverend Sykes’ congregation.
Auditions will be held June 5th and 6th at 7 p.m. at Newnan Theatre Company. There may be a need for callbacks on June 7th. Performance dates for the show are August 17 – August 27.
Newnan Theatre Company does not charge production fees of any kind to any performer to take part in its productions.
All roles are non-equity/non-paying.
If you have questions about these auditions or any production please email NTC’s Artistic Director, Tony Daniel, at firstname.lastname@example.org.