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Production: RI, Gamm Theatre 2013-14 Season

Actors (Supporting)

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Casting the Gamm Theatre 2013-14 Season. Season includes "Good People" (David Lindsay-Abaire, writer. Rehearsals begin Aug. 20; runs Sep. 12-Oct. 13), "The Big Meal" (Tyler Dobrows...more

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Males & Females, ages 10-70, All Ethnicities

Role Description

Actors: (Supporting)


All actors should have strong dialect skills
Margaret (Margie): White, 50. Tough funny, Boston Irish working-class.
Stevie: White, 20's. Decent, affable, funny
Dottie: White 60ish. Margie's landlady.
Jean: White 50. Margie's friend. Tough. brassy.
Mike: White 50. Handsome, successful. A doctor who has made it out of Southie.
Kate: African-American, 30's. Mike's wife.


All actors must be extremely versatile. The play covers several generations. Each actor is responsible for many characters covering a specific age range in the family. As the characters grow older they are "passed on" to the actor representing the next generation.
Older Woman: 50+. Plays all women of the family's oldest generation.
Older man: 50+. Plays all men of the family's oldest generation.
Woman: Late 30's/40. Plays all the women of the family's middle-aged generation.
Man: Late 30's/40. Plays all the men of the family's middle-aged generation.
Young Woman: 20's. Plays all the women of the young-adult generation.
Young Man: 20's. Plays all the women of the young adult generation.
Girl: 9-13. Plays all the female children of the family.
Boy:9-13. Plays all the male children of the family.

Salter: Late 50's/60's. Complex, tough, enigmatic. Domineering and diminished.
His Sons: 30's/40. Must play several characters, physically identical but psychologically very different, from gentle to verging on the sociopathic.

Young Joan: 10-12. Scared, confused, innocent.
Harper: 40-50. Her aunt.
Older Joan: 20's. Increasingly aware to the terrors around her.
Todd: 20's. Joan's companion and colleague.


For Ray and Oona, Blackbird is an unrelenting play. It has scenes of raw physical and emotional intimacy.
Ray: Mid 50's. Contrite. retiring. Desperately holding on to his sense of self. A broken, semi-reconstituted man.
Oona: Mid 20's. Strong outer shell. commanding. A desperate wreck inside. Broken as a child, lost.
Girl: 12 years old. Ray's stepdaughter.


Note: Macbeth and Lady Macbeth have been cast. All actors need strong language skills and versatility as there will be doubling.
Banquo: 40. Strong, fatherly, Intelligent. A warrior with a brain and heart.
Duncan: 50's/60's. A king. Wise, physically failing but remains robust of mind.
MacDuff: 40's. A warrior's strength but a sensitive heart. Articulate and passionate.
Malcom: 20's. A prince. Courageous but uncertain.
Lady MacDuff: A woman alone. Ferociously protective of her family.
Witches: Ageless. Prophets from the future?
Porter: Drunk. But with some wisdom to offer. Comic timing a must.
Ross: 30-50. A Scottish nobleman.
Lenox: 30-50. A Scottish nobleman.
Boy: 10-13. To play Banquo's son Fleance and Macduff's son.