Tacoma Little Theatre is holding auditions for its production of Henrik Ibsen’s classic, “A Doll’s House,” adapted and directed by Marilyn Bennett. Auditions will be held Sunday, Nov. 4 and Monday, Nov. 5 at Tacoma Little Theatre. Audition appointments will be set between the times of 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. on Sunday and 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. on Monday in 10-minute increments. Callbacks will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 7.
A story so controversial in its time that party guests were asked not to discuss it for fear of starting a fight and lauded by playwright George Bernard Shaw for challenging societal norms, Ibsen’s play features Nora Helmer, a woman in the role of a typical housewife, treated like a doll, harboring a secret debt for saving her husband’s life. Her debtor, now an employee to her husband, threatens to reveal her secret to her husband in order to save his own job. Nora finds herself faced with a difficult moral dilemma between the sacred values of her marriage and family versus her independence.
Adults: Please prepare a one minute off-book monologue. You will also be asked to read one or two short sides from the script.
Children: Young actors, ages 6-10, please bring a short poem, nursery rhyme or song (memorized); children will also be asked to read from a brief side. Please try to book your child into an early slot so they are fresh for their audition.
Actors of all ethnicities are encouraged to audition. Roles available are Nora Helmer (female, 27-30), Torvald Helmer (male, 35-40), Dr. Rank (male, 45-60), Christine Linde (female, 35-40), Nils Krogstad (male, 35-40), Anne Marie (female, 50’s), Helene (female, 20-30), Ivar (boy, age 7-8), Robert (boy, age 6-7), and Emmy (girl, 5-6).
To reserve an audition time, go to castingmanager.com/audition/info/QIYYnTVK0rEXaiq, or call the TLT box office at (253) 272-2281.
Once cast, “A Doll’s House” will run from Friday, Jan. 25 to Sunday, Feb. 10.