The play reveals to the very depths the character of Blanche du Bois, a woman whose life has been undermined by her romantic illusions, which lead her to reject—so far as possible—the realities of life with which she is faced and which she consistently ignores. The pressure brought to bear upon her by her sister, with whom she goes to live in New Orleans, intensified by the earthy and extremely “normal” young husband of the latter, leads to a revelation of her tragic self-delusion and, in the end, to madness.

Directed by: Ryan Matthieu Smith

Audition Dates: August 18th 6:00-9:00pm & August 19th 5:00-9:00pm
Audition & Rehearsal Location: Arts Mission Oak Cliff
Rehearsal Period: September 4th – October 6th
Tech Week: October 7th – 11th
Production Location: Arts Mission Oak Cliff
Production Dates: October 12th- October 27th (8 Performances:Thursday/Friday/Saturday @ 8:00pm)

Cast:
Seeking a diverse group of artists with a variety of genders, ages, body types, and ethnicity. Production will include some live music. Ability to sing, move, or play a musical instrument is a plus but definitely not a requirement. Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. A prepared monologue from any other Tennessee Williams play, no longer than 2 minutes, is also acceptable but not required.

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Blanche DuBois: 40s African American
A genteel member of the fading Southern aristocracy who has just lost her teaching position as a result of her promiscuity.

Stella Kowalski: 20s African American
Blanche’s sister who is married and lives in the French Quarter of New Orleans. She has rejected her genteel upbringing in favor of her bohemian lifestyle and passionate marriage.

Stanley Kowalski: 20s 30s Polish
A factory parts salesman. He was an Army engineer in World War II, having served as a Master Sergeant. Shares a brutal romance and apartment with his wife, Stella.

Mitch: 30s African American
Stanley’s friend who went through the war with him. Mitch is unmarried and has a dying mother for whom he feels a great devotion.

Eunice Hubbell: Any Age & Ethnicity
The owner of the apartment building, and Steve’s wife. She has a personal understanding of the Kowalskis’ relationship because it mirrors her own.

Steve Hubbell: Any Age & Ethnicity
Eunice’s husband, and owner of the apartment building. As one of the poker players, Steve has the final line of the play. It comes as Blanche is carted off to the asylum and Steve coldly deals another hand.

Seeking 3 to 5 Ensemble Members to portray a variety of roles not necessarily bound by gender, age, or ethnicity. Those roles include:

Negro Woman
The Negro Woman is a non-naturalistic character; it seems that the actor playing this role is in fact playing a number of different Negro women, all minor characters. Emphasizing the non-naturalistic aspect of the character, in the original production of Streetcar, the “Negro Woman” was played by a male actor.

Pablo Gonzalez
One of the poker players who emphasizes the game with Spanish phrases.

A Strange Man (The Doctor)
The Doctor arrives at the end to bring Blanche on her “vacation.” After the Nurse has pinned her, the Doctor succeeds in calming Blanche. She latches onto him, depending, now and always, “on the kindness of strangers.”

A Strange Woman (The Nurse)
The Nurse is a brutal and impersonal character, institutional and severe in an almost stylized fashion. She wrestles Blanche to the ground.

A Young Collector
The Young Collector comes to collect money for the paper. Blanche throws herself at him shamelessly.

A Mexican Woman
The Mexican Woman sells flowers for the dead during the powerful scene when Blanche recounts her fall from grace

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A Streetcar Named Desire (Day 1)

Date: August 18, 2018

Seeking a diverse group of artists with a variety of genders, ages, body types, and ethnicities. Production will include some live music. Ability to sing, move, or play a musical instrument is a plus but definitely not a requirement. Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. A prepared monologue from any other Tennessee Williams play, no longer than 2 minutes, is also acceptable but not required. Audition & Rehearsal Location: Arts Mission Oak Cliff

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A Streetcar Named Desire (Day 2)

Date: August 19, 2018

Audition & Rehearsal Location: Arts Mission Oak Cliff

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A Streetcar Named Desire (Day 3)

Date: August 20, 2018

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Company members may read the full script in our library (Link Below)