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*OPEN Audition Notice*
The Diary of Anne Frank
By Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett
Directed by Jason Collins
Performance dates:
Please note special scheduling due to Jewish high holidays
September 21, 22, 23 (matinee and evening), 24(matinee)
September 28, 29, 30 (matinee and evening)
October 1 (matinee)


Audition Date:  June 12, 2023
Time:  6:00 pm

Theatre Jacksonville
2032 San Marco Blvd.
Jacksonville, FL 32207

Auditions will be cold readings from the script.

About the Show:
The Diary of Anne Frank premiered on Broadway in 1955, only 10 years after Anne Frank’s death and eight years after the publication of her diary documenting two and a half years spent in hiding from Nazi persecution. In a world turned upside down by the Holocaust, Anne Frank held on to her faith in humanity. This story of resilience, optimism and a young girl’s extraordinary spirit transcends time and offers hope to today’s world. Winner of the Tony Award, the Pulitzer Prize and the Critic’s Circle Award.

Principal Roles
ANNE FRANK: (F: 13-18 years old… must be able to play 13-15years old) warm, witty, intelligent, charming, self-aware, sensitive, often impatient. relationship with her mother is strained, father loves her, sister envies her.

MARGOT FRANK: (F. 15-19. …Must be able to play 17 years old), pretty, quiet, obedient, demure, frail, friendly, very intelligent, overwhelmed by the trials of hiding, very close to her mother and father. Like Anne, she longed for a friend in whom she could confide. She played the role of peacemaker when Anne
overstepped. She was a good girl and was admired by all.

OTTO FRANK: (M- 38-55) Father of Anne and Margot, a wise fair, loyal, attentive, patient, intelligent, level-headed, optimistic, genuinely liked people, devoted to his wife, Edith, EDITH FRANK: (F 35-48: must play mid 40’s) A lovely woman, from a wealthy German family, reticent, loving, moral, concerned, gracious, cultured, devoted to tradition, devastated by her relationship with
Anne, is barley holding on based on the issues of isolation and hiding.

MRS. VAN DAAN: (F. actress must be able to play in her Mid-40s) loud, egotistical, talky, often crude, suspicious, bossy, moody, self-important, overbearing, critical of others, flirtatious, manipulative, does not like to be bossed around, tries to run the household.

MR VAN DAAN: (M. Actor must be able to play in Mid-40s to early 50s) dour, selfish, complaining, ungrateful, dictatorial, highly critical of his son Peter, easily irritated, is rather withdrawn from the others.

PETER VAN DAAN: (M: Actor must be able to play 17-19 yrs. old) withdrawn, unsure, awkward, immature, shy, sometimes amusing, attached to his cat, hates his mother and father’s constant quarrels, ages from the introverted teenager to the more mature 19-year-old who enjoys the company of the girls.

DUSSEL: (M. Actor must play Mid-40s- to early 50’s) dentist, stodgy, old-fashioned, disciplined, hypercritical, selfish, doesn’t like Anne’s behavior, not a people person. picky, unhappy with everything, whiny, a perfectionist, easily angered.

MIEP: (F. Actress must be able to play 25-early 40’s) Austrian refugee living in the Netherlands, entrusted by Otto Frank with provisioning the occupants of the Annex and hiding them from the outside world. She was courageous, empathetic, compassionate, and friendly.

Mr. KRALER: (M. Must be able to play ages 35-to mid-40’s) helps Miep with the responsibilities of feeding and hiding the occupants of the Annex, employee of Mr. Frank’s company, a trusted colleague and friend. He is sympathetic to their plight, and is an honest and good man.

In reference to our audition notices:

Most characters we encounter currently are on the binary and are written with he/him or she/her pronouns, and you will see that in the descriptions we provide. However limiting the descriptions are, our casting seeks to be as inclusive as possible, and we invite gender non-conforming, genderqueer, transgender, and non-binary actors to submit for the roles they most identify with. We will also list race/ethnicity when specific to the character but are otherwise seeking all races and ethnicities. It is the policy of Theatre Jacksonville that all auditions are open to the public. All interested people, newcomers and stage veterans alike, are welcome. We are also in need of volunteers to assist in other areas of production, including set construction, set artwork, lighting, and backstage technical activities and invite all members of the public to participate in these activities as well.

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