A Streetcar Named Desire
A PRODUCTION OF THE CITADEL THEATRE
A Streetcar Named Desire
by Tennessee Williams
Directed by Daryl Cloran
In the Shoctor Theatre at the Citadel
A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE was first performed in 1947 and is one of the most critically acclaimed plays of the twentieth century. After losing her Mississippi home to creditors, Blanche duBois relocates to the New Orleans home of her younger sister and brother-in-law, Stella and Stanley Kowalski. While Blanche’s world collapses, Stanley stalks closer to discovering the truth of her past and exposing her secrets. Williams delves into the complexities of human relationships, exposing the fragility of the human psyche and the destructive power of desire.
EDMONTON CONTRACT DATES:
Rehearsal Starts: Tuesday, August 27, 2024
First preview: Saturday, September 21, 2024
Opening: Thursday, September 26, 2024
Closing: Sunday, October 13, 2024
AUDITIONS IN EDMONTON: March 4, 2024
SUBMISSION PROCEDURE FOR EDMONTON AUDITIONS:
- We are currently only considering submissions from Edmonton-based actors.
- All submissions should include ONE PDF FILE with both a Headshot and a Resume.
- Email submission to firstname.lastname@example.org. Write “STREETCAR” in the subject line and indicate the role you are interested in in the body of the email. We accept online submissions only.
- Audition materials will be made available to selected Artists.
- While we thank all those who submit, only those selected to audition will be contacted.
- THE SUBMISSION DEADLINE FOR EDMONTON IS FEBRUARY 26.
The pronouns and ages listed are descriptions of the characters. Actors are welcome to express interest in any role, regardless of gender or age. The role of Blanche DuBois has been cast.
She/Her. 25-35. Any Ethnicity.
Blanche’s younger sister. Although she was raised with the same aristocratic pedigree as Blanche, she has moved to New Orleans and married Stanley and is more down to earth and practical than her sister. Her relationship with Stanley is very physical.
He/Him. 25-35. Any Ethnicity.
A World War Two veteran who now works as an auto body salesman. He is of Polish heritage and comes from a lower class than Stella and Blanche. He is both passionate, dangerous and has a very physical relationship with Stella. He considers himself the king of his roost.
Harold (Mitch) Mitchell
He/Him. 30-45. Any Ethnicity.
Stanley’s friend both from WWII and also works with him at the automobile plant. He is single and takes care of his very sick mother, which gives him a more sensitive perspective than the other men who play poker and associate with Stanley. Falls in love with Blanche.
She/Her. 30+. Any Ethnicity.
Owner of apartment building with husband Steve. Loyal friend to Stella
He/Him. 30+. Any Ethnicity.
Owner of apartment building with wife Eunice. Loyal friend of Stanley’s, bowling team member, poker buddy.
He/Him. 25-45. Latino/Hispanic.
One of Stanley’s poker buddies and a resident of the Kowalski’s diverse neighborhood in New Orleans.
A Young Collector/Ensemble
He/Him. 18. Any Ethnicity.
A young, naïve man who comes to collect for the newspaper and garners the interest of Blanche.
He/Him. 40+. Any Ethnicity.
Distinguished, compassionate, serious.
She/Her. 20+. Any Ethnicity.
Stern, all business, professional.
Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Commitments
THE CITADEL THEATRE
The Citadel Theatre is in the heart of amiskwaciwâskahikan (Edmonton, AB), and we are proud to call Treaty 6 territory home. As a regional theatre, it is integral that we ensure that the stories we tell, as well as the composition of our artists, board, staff, students, and audience are reflective of the diverse lived experiences in this dynamic city. We encourage submissions from professional artists who self-identify as members of under-represented communities. For more on Citadel Theatre’s Equity, Inclusivity, and Diversity commitments, please visit: https://bit.ly/CitadelEDI.
If there are any potential barriers (language, disability, or any other considerations) preventing you from applying to audition please let us know and we will work with you to overcome them.
Accessibility: Citadel Theatre’s rehearsal facilities are accessible. Our building is equipped with elevators and numerous accessible washrooms. The Shoctor Theatre stage and backstage are accessible to artists that have mobility access needs; the backstage area includes elevator access, accessible washrooms, and an accessible dressing room (including roll-in showers). Please let us know if you have any questions about the physical layout of our spaces, or other access needs. For more information, please visit: https://bit.ly/CitadelAccessibility.