Little Women AUDITIONS
By Louisa May Alcott, adapted by Marisha Chamberlain
Directed by Madelyn Dorta
Auditions will take place at Playcrafters Barn Theatre in Moline
-Saturday, April 29th from 1-3 PM
-Sunday, April 30th from 4-6 PM
Playcrafters Holding Auditions For 'Little Women' Tomorrow
Performance Dates:
• Friday, July 21 – Sunday, July 23
• Friday, July 28 – Sunday, July 30
• July 25-27 (Benefit performances)
Rehearsals will depend on the actors’ availability and will begin around May 15th.
All actors who are cast must be available for all show dates, as well as tech week.
Play Summary:
Under the guidance of their beloved mother, the four young March sisters — tempestuous Jo, motherly Meg, shy Beth, and spoiled baby Amy — struggle to keep their family going while Father’s away in the Civil War. In this beautifully dramatized adaptation of the classic novel, even as privation, illness, and sibling rivalry cast their shadows, each girl strives to find her true self.
Notes from the director about casting:
• All ages are flexible and just meant as a guide. Please don’t let the stated age range deter you from auditioning for any part.
JO…..Teens, Spirited, headstrong, and a would-be author, longs for freedom and adventure.
MEG…..Mid-teens to early 20s – The oldest sister, kind, motherly, dutiful, and the best actress in the family.
BETH…..Shy, hard-working. 13 years old.
AMY…..Spoiled,10-13 – The youngest sister: Vain, impulsive, but loves her sisters.
LAURIE (THEODORE LAURENCE)…..Teens – The boy next door: Loves adventure and fun. Very big personality, Mr. Laurence’s grandson.
MARMEE…..30s-40s, The girls’ mother: smart, loving, and capable.
FATHER…..Children’s father, 40’s, Appears at the end of the play; warm and wise.
HANNAH….. 40s -50s, The March family housekeeper, Warm and capable, loves the family.
AUNT MARCH…..40s+, The Children’s aunt: Rich and snobbish. She has very specific ideas about how ladies should behave.
MR. LAURENCE…..60s, Laurie’s grandfather: a kind gentleman who is not a bit snobbish, although he has money. Loves music and develops a lovely friendship with Beth.

JOHN BROOKE…..Mid teens through 30s – Laurie’s tutor: Smart earnest and romantic. In love with Meg.
BESSIE…..8-12, Serving girl, Funny, and precocious, worships Amy.
Notes from the director:
• Be prepared to cold-read from the script; no prior experience is necessary.
• We are seeking all ethnicities and genders, and no prior experience is necessary.
• Anyone who needs to audition by way of Zoom should contact Playcrafters at as soon as possible so that arrangements can be made.
• We will also be seeking stage help, set builders, lighting design/operator, sound design/operator, prop help, and will be looking for someone to do dram-aturgy.
Design and Crew:
If you’re interested in helping us out backstage you can still come to auditions! Meet the director and let them know what you’re interested in helping with.
We’re always in need of volunteers! Every performance needs help with box office, ushers, and concessions! People who volunteer get to see the show for free. To volunteer, contact us at
Playcrafters Holding Auditions For 'Little Women' Tomorrow
Sean Leary is an author, director, artist, musician, producer and entrepreneur who has been writing professionally since debuting at age 11 in the pages of the Comics Buyers Guide. An honors graduate of the University of Southern California masters program, he has written over 50 books including the best-sellers The Arimathean, Every Number is Lucky to Someone and We Are All Characters.
Playcrafters Holding Auditions For 'Little Women' Tomorrow

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