Casting Call – THE CRUCIBLE

The Middlebury Community Players are seeking a woman of color (age 20–60) to play the (modernized) role of Tituba in their November 2017 production of Arthur Miller’s The Crucible.

This play about the 1692 Salem witch trials will be set in 2017 or the near future, which will give the actor playing Tituba greater latitude in creating a more dynamic and provocative role than the text might suggest.

* Show dates November 2–5, 2017, at Town Hall Theater in Middlebury
* Rehearsals begin August 28 (Sundays, Mondays, and Wednesdays)
* Beginners welcome
* Auditions by appointment

In addition to Tituba’s 35 lines in two scenes, there may be an opportunity for dancing (and DJing) in a prologue scene, and for singing at the close of the play.

The director would be open to significant input from the actor about expanding and deepening the conversations The Crucible must foster: about the enslavement of Africans, Native Americans, and Caribbean islanders; about contemporary institutionalized racism; about the subjugation of women.

The play script describes Tituba as a “Negro slave,” but this is probably inaccurate with regard to race. Sources most often describe the historical Tituba as “Amerindian.” Women of African, Native American, Latin-American, and Caribbean descent are especially encouraged to audition.

Contact the director, Christopher Ross, with any questions, and to make an appointment to audition: redfloatboat@gmail.com.

For additional information about the production, click HERE.