Actors' Repertory Theatre of Simi
Jan Glasband, artistic dir.; David Ralphe, dir.
Actors' Repertory Theatre of Simi is casting "The Miracle Worker," the play based on Helen Keller's autobiography, “The Story of My Life.” Blind, deaf, and mute since her formative years, young Keller’s inability to communicate has left her frustrated and violent. In desperation, her parents seek help from the Perkins Institute, which sends them a "half-blind Yankee schoolgirl” tutor named Annie Sullivan. Through persistence, love, and sheer stubbornness, Annie breaks through Helen's walls of silence and darkness and teaches her to communicate.
Rehearsal and Production Dates & Locations
Rehearsals begin Apr. 15; runs June 1–July 7 at the Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center in Simi Valley, CA.
Compensation & Union Contract Details
Seeking Talent Select a role below for more information and submission instructions.
Annie Sullivan (Lead):
Female, 22-28, Caucasian
Helen’s teacher, a strong and vibrant woman who is determined to connect Helen to the world, there is a crude vitality to her, and she is un...
Helen Keller (Lead):
Female, 9-11, Caucasian
a deaf blind mute, trapped in her own world, unable to speak, hear, or see, she is almost not human as she has been blind and deaf since she...
Captain Arthur Keller (Supporting):
Male, 40-50, Caucasian
Kate Keller (Supporting):
Female, 28-38, Caucasian
Helen’s mother who is tormented by Helen’s perceivably insurmountable disability, she seeks to please Helen in order to avoid the tantrums a...
James Keller (Supporting):
Male, 18-25, Caucasian
Helen’s half-brother, son of the captain, described as indolent, sees Helen as mentally defective and believes it best she be put in an asyl...
Aunt Ev (Supporting):
Female, 40-60, All Ethnicities
Helen’s aunt, a talkative, opinionated woman who serves as the catalyst for the Kellers’ contact with the Perkins School for the Blind.
Male, 40-55, All Ethnicities
Annie’s counselor at the Perkins Institution for the Blind, a dear and kind man who is very fond of Annie, serves as a mentor and friend, ac...
Female, 30-50, African Descent, African American
servant, cheerful and very loving towards the Keller children.
Female, 10-15, African Descent, African American
Viney’s daughter and a playmate of Helen.
Male, 9-11, African Descent, African American
Viney’s son and a playmate of Helen.
Blind Children (Supporting):
Males & Females, 9-15, Caucasian
Children in the home for the blind.
Seeking submissions from: Simi Valley, CA
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