Arthur Miller’s A View from the Bridge
When: Sunday, June 3 from 10am-1pm, and Monday, June 4 from 7pm-9:30pm.
Auditions and performances will held at the Post Theatre located on Fort Tilden, Breezy Point, NY.
Performance dates: Sept 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30, Oct 5, 6 & 7th
*All cast members must be available for every performance.
Director: Frank Caiati
Producer: Susan Jasper
Synopsis: Eddie Carbone ekes out an existence working the docks in 1950s Red Hook Brooklyn, where he lives with his wife Beatrice and her young niece Catherine. Now a teenager, Catherine elicits a longing in Eddie which he tries desperately to suppress. When two illegal Italian immigrants arrive and one of them falls for Catherine, Eddie’s inner turmoil violently explodes and the stage is set for tragedy.
A note on Accents: Brooklyn accents for all characters apart from Marco and Rodolpho who speak with Italian accents.
Sides will be provided at the audition.
Character Descriptions and Preparation:
EDDIE: Male, 40’s-50’s. A longshoreman. Proud, stubborn, passionate, impulsive. Powerful. Masculine and virile, but feeling for the first time his own oncoming of age and the looming specter of his diminishing power. Extremely protective of what is his- especially when it comes to his young niece. Increasingly unable to separate reality from fantasy, giving himself the permission to go to great- even violent- lengths.
BEATRICE: Female, 40’s-50’s. Eddie’s wife. She cares deeply for those around her. Loyal, perceptive and loving she is very concerned by her husband’s growing physical and emotional distance from her. Though her emotions run deep she doesn’t have the luxury of letting them show and attempts to exercise her power in other, more subtle ways. She sees her relationship with her husband and her family deteriorating before her eyes.
CATHERINE: Female, to play 17. Eddie and Beatrice’s niece, who lives with them. Alluring, charming. A bright spirit. Eddie’s overbearing pampering has kept her sheltered, but she is now coming into her own and is testing the boundaries between being a girl and woman. She is both excited and fearful of the outside world and is anxious to make her own life. She is frightened of invoking her uncle’s fearsome wrath, and doesn’t fully understand the ramifications of his affection.
ALFEIRI: Male, 40’s-70’s. An Italian immigrant, now a lawyer in Red Hook. Educated and well- spoken. Thoughtful and sympathetic to Eddie he tries to help him. Acts as the “Chorus” throughout the play.
RODOLPHO: Male, 20’s. A young Italian immigrant. A blond-haired Sicilian. Handsome, charming, dashing. Charismatic. Enchanted by the romance of America, he has loftier dreams than of being a longshoreman. Creative and unconventional. Stands out in a world where he’s supposed to live in the shadows. Must have a pleasant singing voice.
MARCO: Male, late 20’s-late 30’s. An Italian immigrant. Rodolpho’s brother. Hardworking, humble, polite, reasonable, practical. He has a wife and kids back home in Italy that he must provide for. His obligations are never far from his mind. Measured and reasonable, but not afraid to use powerful and violent force.
MIKE: Male 20’s-60’s A longshoreman and friend of Eddie’s. Will cover other roles.
LOUIS: Male 20’s-60’s A longshoreman and friend of Eddie’s. Will cover other roles.
FEMALE ENSEMBLE: 20’s-70’s. A small ensemble will be cast to cover the following roles: Mrs. Lipari and various female members of the Red Hook community.
MALE ENSEMBLE: 20’s-70’s. A small ensemble will be cast to cover the following roles: Tony, First Immigration Officer, Second Immigration Officer, Mr. Lipari, Two “Submarines”, and various members of the Red Hook community.
Please Note: NO SPECIAL APPOINTMENTS OR CONSIDERATIONS WILL BE MADE FOR ANY REASON. YOU MUST APPEAR AT THE THEATER ON ONE OF THESE TWO DATES AND TIME PERIODS OR YOU WILL BE INELIGIBLE FOR CASTING IN THIS PRODUCTION. CALLBACKS, IF REQUIRED, WILL BE BY INVITATION.
Please do not attempt to contact the director or any member of the production staff regarding the audition process.
Age Note: Ages listed are stage ages. Some characters can be played older or younger depending on the director’s vision. Your actual age is less important than your ability to portray a character of the required age. Please bring headshots and resumes.
This is an unpaid gig. No monetary compensation or stipends are available.