‘The Diary of Anne Frank’ by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett, newly adapted by Wendy Kesselman
Auditions – Monday 29th April from 7pm and Wednesday 1st May from 7pm (by appointment only)
Character Descriptions –
(Ages are the character’s age – Actors’ true age can be different as long as they look suitable for the role)
* Please note, basic English Accents will be required.
Anne Frank (13-16) Very outspoken, vibrant, curious, intelligent, loves to read, study and wants to be a writer when she grows up. A very large role.
Otto Frank (50’s) Anne’s father. Modest, calm, a business man, very close to Anne, has a level head, loves his family.
Edith Frank (40-55) Quiet, keeps to herself, worries about Anne’s rambunctious behaviour but loves her family.
Margot Frank (16-19) Anne’s older sister. Poised, well-behaved, studious, considerate, afraid and lonely.
Miep Gies (20-30). Compassionate, kind, brave
Peter Van Daan (15-17) Shy, lonely son of Mr and Mrs Van Daan. Becomes good friends and romantic interest of Anne.
Mr Kraler (30-50) Compassionate, reserved, kind
Mrs Van Daan (40-55) Proud, high-status, flirty, wants to be treated with respect and has a hard time leaving her old life behind.
Mr Van Daan (45-55) Opinionated, egotistical, at times selfish. Wife to Mrs Van Daan.
Mr Dussel (40-60). A dentist. Religious, selfish, controlling and doesn’t know how to communicate well, particularly with children.
3 Soldiers (20-40) (very small roles for 3 men who might want to assist with the production in other ways or gain some experience)
* This play contains some adult themes of imagined violence and war. If you are a younger teenager who is cast in a role, permission may be required from a parent or guardian.
Synopsis – Two Jewish families are forced to hide from the Nazis in a secret annexe in Amsterdam.
Mount Waverley, VIC
Contact the director Kellie Tweeddale at email@example.com or 0418 118 241.
Peridot Theatre Company, Season dates August 9th – 24th