- All My Sons
Auditions for Artistry’s All My Sons (Director Sean Bryd) will be Monday, June 1st and Tuesday, June 2nd starting at 6:00pm. Call backs will be Tuesday, June 3rd starting at 6pm. APPOINTMENTS IN ADVANCE ARE NECESSARY. Audition location is the Center for the Arts in the Bloomington Civic Plaza, on the southeast corner of 98th St. and Logan Ave. in Bloomington, MN (actual street address is 1800 W. Old Shakopee Rd.).
To request an audition, please submit the form attached to this link: All My Sons audition form.You will be assigned a 5 minute time slot. If you have issues connecting to this link please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
All non-union actors are invited to audition, $400 stipend. Rehearsals will begin approximately August 10th and will generally be weeknights with rehearsals possibly to occur on Saturday morning/afternoons and Sunday afternoon/evenings. This is subject to change. Plan for a full weekend rehearsal Sat. and Sun., Sept. 12th and 13th. Performance schedule is Sept 18th to Oct. 4th (15 performances). Please note the rehearsal period and performance dates before requesting an audition time.
Audition: Resume and headshot will be collected at the time of audition. Please arrive a few minutes prior to your appointment time to allow for completing paperwork. Actors are asked to prepare one two-minute contemporary dramatic monologue.
THE STORY: Human and social conflict are examined in this stirring drama based on a true story, when an industrialist commits a crime during World War II and frames his business partner. Years later, his sin comes back to haunt him.
ALL MY SONS – Character Descriptions
Joe Keller – 60 – A stolid man. Shrewd, uneducated but whip-smart with a peasant-like common sense. He carries a dark secret.
Kate Keller – 50’s – A woman of uncontrolled inspirations. Fiercely protective of her family, with an overwhelming capacity for love.
Chris Keller – 32 – A listener. Idealistic. Capable of immense affection and loyalty. Chris idolizes his father.
Ann Deever – 26 – Was engaged to Chris’ brother, Larry prior to the War, now involved with Chris. Sweet, gentle and unassuming. Ann is the ‘knowledge-bearer’ in the play.
George Deever – 31 – Ann’s brother. Calm, soft-spoken – almost as if he’s afraid to find himself screaming. Intent on uncovering the truth that Joe is hiding.
Dr. Jim Bayliss – 40s – A wry self-controlled man, an easy talker, but with a wisp of sadness that clings even to his self-effacing humor.
Sue Bayliss – 40s – Jim’s wife. Somewhat needling and dangerous, but affectionate.
Frank Lubey – 32 – A pleasant, opinionated man, uncertain of himself, with a tendency toward peevishness when crossed.
Lydia Lubey – 27 - Was George's love interest before the war; after he went away, she married Frank. She is a model of peaceful domesticity and cheerfulness.
Bert – 8 or 9 – A neighborhood boy – enjoys a playful relationship with Joe. Inquisitive and imaginative.