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Theatre Coppell Announces Auditions for the Diary of Anne Frank


A lit candle and a star with the word Jude on it, against a black background, with the text: The Diary of Anne Frank

The Diary of Anne Frank is one of the most famous and haunting stories to emerge from the 20th century. The memoirs of this young Jewish girl, forced to hide for nearly two years to escape Nazi persecution, are an essential part of how we remember one of the darkest periods of our human history. In spite of her oppressive circumstances and the horrors that surround her, Anne’s spirit transcends, as she voices her belief, “in spite of everything, that people are truly good at heart.” Anne’s dynamism, her luminous spirit, and her story of resilience continue to resonate deeply, making her story as vital today as when her diary first was published.

Director: Sandy Edwards | Assistant Director: Bobbi Ritcheske


Audition Dates & Times: 

  • Monday, August 5, 2024 at 7:00 PM

  • Tuesday, August 6, 2024 at 7:00 PM

Venue: Wheelice Wilson Jr. Theatre @ Coppell Arts Center - 505 Travis Street, Coppell, TX 75019

  • Sign up: https://bit.ly/TC-DiaryofAnneFrank

  • Appointments will be given priority, and walk-ins will be taken as time allows.

  • If you cannot attend one of the dates above, please contact info@theatrecoppell.com to discuss other options.

  • Please be prepared to read a 1-minute dramatic monologue

  • Auditions will include readings from the script (sides will be available at the audition).

  • Those auditioning should be prepared to list all conflicts or potential conflicts and availability for the rehearsal period as specified in the Audition notice.

  • No conflicts accepted during performance dates.

  • Send an email to info@theatrecoppell.com if you have any questions regarding the audition.

Rehearsals

  • Rehearsals will be held at the Wheelice Wilson Jr. Theatre @ Coppell Arts Center | 505 Travis Street, Coppell, TX 75019

  • Rehearsals will begin Monday, August 12th and are generally held on weeknights (Mon., Tues., Thurs., Fri.) from 7:00pm – 10:00pm, and Sunday afternoons from 2:00pm – 5:00pm

  • Detailed Rehearsal schedules will be made available upon the completion of casting

  • Tech/dress rehearsal week: Sept 15, 16, 17, 19

Performances

  • Sept 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29, Oct 4, 5, 6

  • Friday & Saturday evenings @ 8pm & Sunday matinees @ 2:30pm

  • No conflicts accepted during performances

 

Available Roles

All roles are available.

Theatre Coppell seeks diverse performers, including but not limited to, ethnicity, race, color, country of origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, body size, marital status, adults of all ages, religion, beliefs, political affiliations, socioeconomic status, experiences, and any form of disability.

  • Anne Frank: (Teenager) The youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank

  • Margot Frank: (Teenager) Anne’s older sister.

  • Otto Frank: (Adult male) Anne’s polite and practical father.

  • Edith Frank: (Adult female) Anne’s reserved and nervous mother.

  • Mrs. Van Daan: (Adult female) Mr. Van Daan’s vain and finicky wife.

  • Mr. Van Daan: (Adult male) An irritable former business partner of Mr. Frank

  • Peter Van Daan: (Late teens) The son of Mr. and Mrs. Van Daan.

  • Mr. Dussel: (Adult male) A dentist.

  • Miep Gies: (Adult female) A very well-liked, generous secretary in Mr. Frank’s office.

  • Mr. Kraler: (Adult male) A businessman who works with Miep to help protect the people in hiding.

  • Non-speaking Actor 1 (Adult male)

  • Non-speaking Actor 2 (Adult male)

  • Non-speaking Actor 3 (Adult male)


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