Audition Information




August 17 & 18, 2015

12:00pm- 7:00pm


Le Petit Théâtre du Vieux Carré, New Orleans’ most historic playhouse, announces auditions for it's second production of the 2015-16 season, Toni Morrison's THE BLUEST EYE adapted by Lydia Diamond.  This productuion will be directed by Clayton Shelvin. Seeking both AEA and non-AEA actors for all roles. AEA NOLA "C" minimum is $247/wk; $750 stipend for non-AEA talent. 


WHEN:  12:00pm- 7:00pm, August 17-18, 2015

                *Callbacks 12:00pm- 7:00pm, August 20, 2015

WHERE: Le Petit Theatre, 616 St. Peter Street


Rehearsals:  Tues-Sun, October 26 through December 2, 2015

Performs:  Thurs-Sun, December 3-20, 2015


Character Breakdown


CLAUDIA:  (African-American, female, 18-early 30’s) Precocious, sensitive girl. She must be able to move gracefully between the innocence of youth and the wisdom of the narrator who has lived through it all. Dexterity with direct address a must.


FRIEDA/DARLENE:  (African-American, female, 18-early 30’s) Claudia’s older sister. Somewhat more practical than Claudia. Possibly more stern, slightly less personable.


PECOLA BREEDLOVE:  (African-American, female, 18-early 30’s) A shy, quiet, resigned and somewhat pained presence. She should be completely innocent. We must love her and want to take care of her, but not pity her. Perhaps there is a certain quiet pride that won’t let us tip over into pity. It is imperative that she have very dark brown skin.


MAMA:  (African-American, female, 30’s-40’s) She possesses an imposing presence. She loves her children and this should be evident despite her stern manner.


MRS. BREEDLOVE:  (African-American, female, 30’s-40’s) An older version of Pecola, also dark brown. Painfully shy and insecure, and still very adept at addressing the audience.


DADDY/SOAPHEAD CHURCH:  (African-American, male, 40’s-60’s) Charismatic, off, charming, mature.


CHOLLY BREEDLOVE:  (African-American, male, 30’s-40’s) Mrs. Breedlove’s age, the shell of a man who may have been physically impressive at one time, dark brown complexion.


MAUREEN PEAL/WHITE GIRL:  (African-American or mixed race, female, 20’s-30’s) Light skinned, very pretty. More complicated than merely “snotty.” She is a real person, as complicated as the other characters.


Auditions will be held by appointment on Monday and Tuesday, August 17-18, 2015 at Le Petit Theatre, 616 St. Peter Street, New Orleans, from 12:00-7:00pm.  Walk-in auditions will be accepted if time permits.

To schedule an audition, please email with a recent picture and résumé, the name of the role you are auditioning for, and your desired audition time.  We will email you back with a confirmation and digital copy of the audition sides.  If you are unable to email, please call Clayton Shelvin, Associate Producer, at (504) 522-2081 x

LE PETIT THÉÂTRE DU VIEUX CARRÉ Originally organized in 1916 as the New Orleans Chapter of the Drama League of America and one year later as the Drawing Room Players, Le Petit Théâtre du Vieux Carré, one of the oldest theatres in the country, quickly became known as the place to see live theatre in the South. A 501(c)3 performing arts organization, Le Petit Theatre’s mission is to provide a wide range of quality theatrical productions and programming to entertain, enrich and educate the diverse population of the region and enhance the economic vitality of the city. 


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