Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Auditions

Gallery Players announces auditions for upcoming AEA showcase (approval pending) production of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof by Tennessee Williams. Director, Owen Thompson. Producer, Marty Goldin.

Rehearsals begin Saturday, September 21, evenings and weekends. Performances October 26 through November 10: Thursdays at 8pm, Fridays at 8pm, Saturdays at 2pm (November 2 and 9) and 8pm, and Sundays at 3pm. All auditions, rehearsals, and performances at Gallery Players, 199 14th Street, Brooklyn.

Open call auditions will take place on Saturday, September 7, from 3-7pm and Monday, September 9, from 7-10pm. Sign-in will start half an hour before each audition and close thirty minutes before the end of each audition. AEA priority. All ethnicities and races are encouraged to attend. Equity/Non-Equity. No pay.

Seeking:

  • BIG MAMA POLITT (50s – 60s) – Family matriarch who tries to keep peace; tolerant; easily rattled; a bit earthy at times. Mother of Brick and Gooper.
  • GOOPER POLITT (mid – late 30s) – Brick’s older brother, first-born son of Big Daddy, a corporate lawyer, resentful of the Big Daddy’s clear preference for Brick.
  • MAE POLITT (late 20s – late 30s) – Society-type married to Gooper, pregnant with their sixth child; conniving to secure Gooper’s control of the family wealth once Big Daddy dies.
  • REVEREND TOOKER (mid 40s – 60s) – Local preacher looking to get his hands deeper into Big Daddy’s pockets.
  • DOCTOR BAUGH (40s – 60s) – Trusted family physician. A bit of a blowhard.
  • LACEY (30s – 60s) – Handyman
  • SOOKEY (30s – 60s) – Maid
  • 3 Male and 2 Female children (ages 5 – 11) – The two females have a few lines but all will play, sing, and cause commotion. Limited number of rehearsals required.

Please note, Big Daddy, Brick, and Maggie have been cast.

Please bring a headshot and resume. Adults should prepare a one-minute contemporary, dramatic monologue. The monologue doesn’t have to be in an American southern accent but you will be asked about your facility with a southern accent.

Children should be able to show comfort on the stage. They should sing a song (as simple as Happy Birthday). If possible, but not required, they can also recite a monologue.

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

In a plantation house, a family celebrates the 65th birthday of Big Daddy, as they sentimentally dub him. The mood is somber, despite the festivities, because a number of evils poison the gaiety. Greed, sins of the past, and desperate, clawing hopes for the future spar with one another as the knowledge that Big Daddy is dying slowly makes the rounds. Intrusive, conniving relatives plot to disrupt the event, eager to see daughter-in-law Maggie put in her place and her husband, Brick, tumbled from his position of most-beloved son. How will the evening end as tensions build? Will Brick speak candidly with his father before it’s too late? Can Maggie’s ingenuity, fortitude and passion set things right?

Gallery Players is located at 199 14th Street in Brooklyn. Take the F, G, or R train to Fourth Avenue / 9th Street.