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Audition - Death of a Dream

Job details

Dolphin Theatre
28 Jan 2018
Work type
Volunteer, Auditions
Work classification
Performing Arts


By Richard De Luca

Directed by Penelope Keegan

Here is your chance to be part of a world premiere! 'Death of a Dream' is a new production to be premiered at the Dolphin Theatre in April 2018. This play is a sequel to the epic 'Death of a Salesman' so it might be helpful to read the script or get the film out on DVD to remind yourself of the dynamics and characters of this famous production.

We will be workshopping the script as part of finalising the text prior to the standard rehearsal time frame. The cast will be a fundamental part of this process and need to be comfortable with a script-in-progress. The intention is to have a finalized text after the workshop ready for the start of the rehearsal schedule. Though we can’t promise that there will be no further minor changes to the script!

American accents are a must.

The Characters are:

  • Bill Loman, The son of Happy and grandson of Willy.  He owns and manages a successful business but is looking for something that will take him to the higher realms of success.  He is married to Carol and together they have a son, Art.  He is stepfather to Suzy, Carol’s daughter from her first marriage.  (59 years old)
  • Carol Loman, Bill is her second husband and the co-owner of the business. Though she is not involved in the day to day operations, it was her inherited money  that helped set up the business. Her first husband, Chris, died when Suzy was very young. (age comparable to Bill’s)
  • Suzy Loman, Carol’s daughter from her first marriage.  She grew up in the Loman home but now lives in New York where she is a successful and driven finance professional working for a private equity firm.  She is single. (34)
  • Art Loman, The son of Bill and Carol. He is a mess and his father finds him very frustrating. He is single and unemployed. He once was a promising  football player on track to a professional career; however, following a career-ending injury he is now addicted to painkillers. (30)
  • Peter Smyth, The all-American,conventionally good-looking and self-confident.  He attended a prestigious business school and then worked for a few years in a leading consulting firm in New York. He was a college friend of Art’s, (playing on the same football team) though they are no longer in touch.  Their lives have obviously taken very different paths.  He has been seeing Suzy casually while in New York. (30) 
  • Naomi Williams, Carol’s sister-in-law (Chris’s sister).  She is still very much part of the family though only just tolerated by Bill.  As Suzy’s aunt, she considers herself unofficial godmother to both Suzy and Art.  She lives very close to the Lomans.
  • Happy, Bill’s father, played by the actor playing the role of Peter, but with age-appropriate costuming.  He appears in a dream sequence.
  • Hospital Staff, This could be played by the Stage Manager or one of the crew


Season Dates: 20th April – 5th May

First read-through - TBC
First workshop - TBC

Rehearsals will be: Tuesdays & Thursdays 7:30 – 10:00 pm
& Sundays TBC 


How to apply

For audition pieces (or any other queries) please contact the director, Penel Keegan, on 021 171 3113 or email: pekasufra@gmail.com

Written by

Dolphin Theatre

18 Dec 2017

Dolphin Theatre began as The Onehunga Repertory Players in 1961. Mrs Veronica Dow, an actress and producer who had been active in English repertory theatre, was invited by the Mayor and Mayoress, Mr and Mrs Leo Manning, to form a local drama group.