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The Miracle Worker

Theatre of Gadsden

About This Production

Immortalized on stage and screen by Anne Bancroft and Patty Duke, this classic tells the story of Annie Sullivan and her student, blind and deaf Helen Keller. The Miracle Worker dramatizes the volatile relationship between the lonely teacher and her charge. Trapped in a secret, silent world, unable to communicate, Helen is violent, spoiled, almost sub-human and treated by her family as such. Only Annie realizes that there is a mind and spirit waiting to be rescued from the dark, tortured silence.

Auditions For The Miracle Worker

About Auditions

No preparation will be needed for The Miracle Worker auditions. All those auditioning will be given selections from the script for cold readings at their chosen audition time. You must choose an audition date on the last page of your submission.

Available Roles: (Please note that all ages are approximate. Please audition even if you do not meet the listed ages as casting will be determined by many things, including appearance and other auditionees.)

Annie Sullivan - 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 undeterred by the Kellers’ fierce protection of their daughter, requires intense physical scenes. Ethnicity: White / European Descent. Age: 22-28.

Helen Keller - 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 was stricken with scarlet fever as a baby, requires intense physical scenes. Ethnicity: White / European Descent. Age: 9-11

Captain Arthur Keller - Helen’s father. A captain, he is stern, but devoted to his family. He struggles to connect to young Helen, but he is loving nonetheless. Ethnicity: White / European Descent. Age: 40-50.

Kate Keller - Helen’s mother who is tormented by Helen’s perceivably insurmountable disability, she seeks to please Helen in order to avoid the tantrums and to compensate for her extreme misfortune. She is a captain’s wife - submissive in some capacity and completely devoted to her husband, but a fiercely devoted mother as well.. Ethnicity: White / European Descent. Age: 28-38.

James Keller: 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 asylum. Ethnicity: White / European Descent. Age: 18-25.

Aunt Ev - Helen’s aunt, a talkative, opinionated woman who serves as the catalyst for the Kellers’ contact with the Perkins School for the Blind. Ethnicity: All Ethnicities. Age: 40-60.

Anagnos - 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. May also double as the doctor. Ethnicity: All Ethnicities. Age: 40-55.

Viney - servant, cheerful and very loving towards the Keller children. Ethnicity: Black / African Descent. Age: 30-50.

Martha - Viney’s daughter and a playmate of Helen. Ethnicity: Black / African Descent. Age: 10-15.

Percy - Viney’s son and a playmate of Helen. Ethnicity: Black / African Descent. Age: 9-11.

Blind Children - Children in the home for the blind. Ethnicity: All Ethnicities. Age: 9-15.

Audition Form

Cast List For The Miracle Worker

Important Cast Information

Thank you to everyone who came out and auditioned. It is always a tremendously difficult decision to assign roles when so many talented performers turn out.

The cast list is posted. Your name will be highlighted if you've been assigned a role. If you were not cast in this production, please don't let it deter you from auditioning again in the future!