Knoxville Children’s Theatre (KCT) will hold auditions on Wednesday, August 30 for the upcoming stage production of “The Crucible,” the winner of the Best Play Tony Award of 1954. The show was written by Arthur Miller.

The story focuses upon a young farmer and servant-girl who maliciously causes the arrest of the farmer’s wife for witchcraft. The farmer brings the girl to court to admit the lie. But instead of saving his wife, he finds himself also accused of witchcraft and ultimately condemned with a host of others. This exciting drama about the Puritan purge of witchcraft in old Salem is both a gripping historical play and a timely parable of our contemporary society.

The audition will take place from 4:30 PM to 7:30 PM at KCT at 109 E. Churchwell Avenue.

Auditions are by appointment only. Auditioners may choose from the following appointment times: 4:30 PM, 5:00 PM, 5:30 PM, 6:00 PM, 6:30 PM, 7:00 PM, and 7:30 PM. Six auditioners will be seen at each appointment time; a maximum of 42 auditioners will be seen.

There are around 16 available roles. Roles are available for both males and females, from ages 12 to 18.

There are at least three roles for an actor making his/her KCT debut.

Auditioners should prepare a SHORT one-minute monologue from a play or novel. The monologue should express comic timing and a theatrical level of volume and expression.

The play’s genre is historical drama.

Choose an appropriate monologue with large theatrical ranges, preferably from a published play. No songs or poems. Monologues will be evaluated on volume, clearness of diction, depth of emotional expression, and comic timing. Ability of physical transformation is a major plus.

Auditioners should bring their calendars. All actors will be asked to list all conflicts with the rehearsal schedule. The director will make every attempt to work around conflicts, whenever possible.

Rehearsals will begin on or around Sunday, September 10, continuing through Sunday, October 8. Rehearsals will break for a week during Knox County Schools’ Fall Break. Rehearsals resume Sunday, October 15 and conclude on Thursday, October 26. Rehearsals are held Sunday through Thursday evenings. Actors should expect to attend most, but not all, rehearsals; conflicts may be listed at audition. Tech rehearsals, October 22 through 26, are mandatory.

Actors must also be available for all 11 regular performances: October 27 through November 12, Thursdays through Sundays.

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KCT Academy Director, Dennis E. Perkins, will direct the production.