Often referred to as the ‘great American tragedy’, Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman addresses loss of identity and a man’s inability to accept change within himself and society. The play is a montage of memories, dreams, confrontations, and arguments, all of which make up the last 24 hours of Willy Loman’s life. The play concludes with Willy’s suicide and subsequent funeral.
Directed by Daniel Toyne, this production of “Death of a Salesman” will return to Miller’s original title concept of “Inside of his head”. It will become an ensemble piece, requiring some actors to take on more than one role and various ages.
CHARACTERS (13 – possibility of 9, with doubling)
Willy Loman, a salesman
Linda Loman, his wife
Biff Loman, his older son
Happy Loman, his younger son
Ben Loman, his brother
Charley, Willy’s friend
Bernard, his son
The Woman, Willy’s lover
Howard Wagner, Willy’s Boss
Jenny, Charley’s secretary
Stanley, a waiter
13 characters = 8 male, 5 female roles
Auditions will be held on the following dates at the Saalbau Gallus, Frankenallee 111, Frankfurt:
Monday 28th October, 19:30-22:00
Wednesday 30th October, 19:30-22:00
Sunday 3rd November, 14:00-17:00
Monday 4th November, 19:30-22:00
Tuesday 5th November, 19:30-22:00
If you cannot attend one of these dates, let us know and we’ll try to arrange something with you.
Performance dates are: 6th, 7th, 8th, 13th, 14th, 15th, 20th, 21st, and 22nd March, 2020
Please register to audition by sending us an email to: [email protected].
Each candidate should prepare a short monologue, up to 4 minutes (no need to fully memorize, just be familiar with the text). There will also be a cold reading of an extract from the play. Apart from the role of Willy, candidates should be able to mime some everyday activities-throwing / catching a ball, making & drinking tea, checking yourself in a mirror, etc.
Please fill in the audition sheet and bring it along to the audition.