• The Stage Company Presents: Open Auditions for ''The Diary of Anne Frank''

    August 12, 2019
    The Diary of Anne Frank
    by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett
    Newly adapted by Wendy Kessleman

    The Diary of Anne Frank is based on the diaries of a young Jewish girl who, along with her family and others, hid from the Nazis for two years in an attic in Amsterdam. The play centers on their life in hiding during the Holocaust, up until their eventual betrayal and capture.
    Directed by Jo Ann Hensley
    Assistant Director Jen Goode
    Auditions will be held Monday, August 26th & Tuesday, August 27th from 6:00-9:00 p.m. at the Varsity Center in Carbondale.

    The Diary of Anne Frank will play at the Varsity Center
    from Oct. 11-13th & 17-20th, 2019
    Auditions requirements
    What to prepare: There will be sides from the script for cold readings. If actors wish, they may come prepared with a 90-second monologue of their choice, but this is not required.
    Roles needed
    5 female (ages 13-60s)
    5 males (ages 15-60s)
    3 extras – males – age tbd
    Please bring with you a complete list of any potential conflicts you may have from now until showtime that would prevent you from attending rehearsals
    About the author: Wendy Kesselman (1940-   ) is a playwright, author, composer, and songwriter. She began her career in the late 1960s writing children’s books. She was nominated for the Antionette Perry (Tony) Award in 1997 for the newly adapted “The Diary of Anne Frank.”
    Earlier versions of the play, though quite popular, have been criticized for material deleted by Anne’s father, Otto Frank. Kesselman’s reworked play includes material from the expanded edition of the diary published in 1991, giving the play a less sentimental and more authentic tone. Kesselman also added more Jewish references. As a result, the play is more realistic and more powerful.

    Please email the director Jo Ann Hensley at johensley@yahoo.com  with any questions.
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    Jo Ann Hensley, Director