New York, NY
The Diary Of Anne Frank - NYC Appointments
Playwrights: Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett
Adaptation: Wendy Kesselman
Director: David Ira Goldstein
Artistic Director Geva: Mark Cuddy
Artistic Director Arizona: David Ivers
Casting Office: Elissa Myers
Casting Casting Director: Paul Fouquet
Casting Associate: Karie Koppel
First Rehearsal Geva: January 23, 2018
First Preview Geva: February 13, 2018
Opens Geva: February 17, 2018
Closes Geva: March 18, 2018
First Rehearsal Arizona: April 10, 2018
First Preview Tucson: April 25, 2018
Opens Tucson: April 27, 2018
Closes Tucson: May 12, 2018
First Rehearsal Phoenix: May 15, 2018
First Preview Phoenix: May 17, 2018
Opens Phoenix: May 19, 2018
Closes Phoenix: June 3, 2018
This is a co-production of the Geva Theatre (Rochester, NY) and the Arizona Theatre Co. (Tucson and Phoenix, AZ)
Equity’s contracts prohibit discrimination. Equity is committed to diversity and encourages all its employers to engage in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, Equity encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to submit.
Equity actors for various roles. See breakdown.
Seeking submissions from AEA members. AEA members must submit themselves directly in order to be considered via this posting (no agent or third-party submissions).
(Adult Female, 18+, able to play 13 -15) Otto and Edith’s youngest daughter. Lively, curious, intelligent, with an innate sense of cheeky humor. Able to remain optimistic in the face of extreme challenges, yet clear-eyed about the situation when required or when nightmares strike in the middle of the night. A budding sexuality feeds her curiosity and yearning. She has the vivid imagination of a born writer.
[MR. OTTO FRANK]
(Male, 40-60) Cultured, contemplative, practical and sensitive. Head of the Frank family and of the ‘annex family’. Comfortable with being in charge, and blessed with great patience. Anne is very close to him. He is never quite sure that he has done the right thing by hiding his family rather than emigrating, but he never shows that to the others. A natural leader.
[MRS. EDITH FRANK]
(Female, 35 – 60): Kind, caring and dedicated. She loves her children, but because of her natural reserve and fears, is not as close to her daughters as is her husband. This hurts her deeply. Along with her husband, she often serves as peacemaker within the attic. Keeps busy with chores, as if to fend off the truth of their situation with activity.
(Adult Female, 18+, able to play 16-18) Takes after her mother with a humility, reserve, and studiousness, that makes her quite different from her younger sister. In Anne’s eyes she is the more beautiful, smart and grown-up of the siblings. While she is envious of Anne’s relationship with Peter, she is not ‘jealous’ in any conventional sense. Perhaps the most innately generous person in the Annex.
[MR. HERMANN VAN DAAN]
(Male, 40-60): Opinionated, egotistical, a domineering husband and father. He is a former business partner of Mr. Frank, who helped the Franks immigrate from Holland. The debt has been repaid many times over, but neither Mr. Van Daan nor Mr. Frank acknowledge that. Fleshy, if not portly, his appearance is an outward reflection of the gluttony, both physical and emotional, that rules his nature.
[MRS. PETRONELLA VAN DAAN]
(Female, 40-60): Vanity, pride and ego drive her, and she is often the cause of friction in the attic. She seems to value ‘things’, especially her fur coat, above her family and friends. Yet she is a smart, sometimes vivacious and cultured presence as well. The psychic and physical toll of the long confinement in the attic is probably most evident in her deteriorating mental state.
[PETER VAN DAAN]
(Adult Male, 18+, able to play 16-18) A shy, reserved teenager who, at first, doesn’t know how to deal with two young women in such close proximity. He’s honest and sweet, with a good heart, if awkward social skills. His disdain for Anne’s flighty nature develops into a close relationship over the course of the play.
For consideration, mail picture and resume to address below. EQUITY MEMBERS ONLY SUBMISSIONS RECEIVED AFTER OCTOBER 23 WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. ** ****PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A HIGH SECURITY BUILDING - no drop-offs allowed.
ELISSA MYERS CASTING
421 7th Avenue
ATTN: Anne Frank, Role of _________
New York, NY 10001
NYC auditions to be held November 1-3, 2017
by APPOINTMENT ONLY.