Audition Slots - The Normal Heart

Audition slots are one hour long. However, it is unlikely you will be there for an hour. Upon arrival please sign in. Actors will be seen in the order they are ready. Actors will fill out an audition form that will include a tentative rehearsal calendar. Please be prepared with any and all conflicts/availability for the last week of April, all of May and the beginning of June.

Auditions will consist of cold readings. Please bring a resume and headshot (if available).

The following dates are mandatory.
Tech week: June 7, 8, 9, 10
Performances: June 11, 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 27

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Salem Theatre Company presents
LETTERS FROM WAR by Nate Bertone

Mae, a Mississippian grandmother in advanced stages of Alzheimer’s, must move into a nursing home when her adult daughter, Lily, can no longer care for her. Mae’s granddaughter, Madison, uncovers a mysterious box of letters while helping her pack. When Mae reads the letters, she recalls her lost love in fragmented, clouded memories. With the help of Lily, Madison, and a young stranger, Mae must fight the effects of age and Alzheimer’s to uncover the truth of her past before time runs out, in a musical tale of love, loss, and the strength of family.

AUDITION DATE: MONDAY, APRIL 20th, 2015 6-9pm at Salem Theatre

Salem Theatre Company
90 Lafayette Street, Salem, MA 01970

ABOUT AUDITIONS: The auditions are planned to be a free form audition, with individual readings and group work. Please come ready to move thru the space, sing, and do cold readings. Please bring headshot/resume. Email an questions to

Please be prepared with any and all conflicts/availability for the last the from May 4th thru the 23rd.

This is a story based around the interracial relationship tensions during the Vietnam War. We are strongly looking for 3 strong African American leading ladies for this production.


Mae - An elderly African American woman with Alzheimer's Disease. 74 years old. (Seeking African American Actress 40+ years young.)

Clayton - Lover of Mae. Father of Lily. Dies in Vietnam War. Caucasian. Must sing well and play guitar. (Seeking Caucasian actor in early 20's)

Lily - Daughter of Mae and Clayton. Caucasian or African American. Mother of Madison. 50 years old. (Seeking Actress 30+ years young.)

Madison - Daughter of Lily. 23 years old. (Seeking actress of the same age)

Young Madison/Lily - Madison and Lily at age 8. (Seeking actress that can play and appear young.)


Man 1 - War Veteran, injured in battle. Seeking great singer/mover. (Bass voice)

Man 2 - War Veteran AND James William Kent Jr. Grandson of Soldier of War. Lover of Madison. Seeking great singer/mover. (Tenor)

Woman 1 - Woman who has just married her husband after he arrives home from war safely. Seeking great singer/mover. (Soprano voice)

Woman 2 - Daughter of a deceased solider of war. Seeking great singer/mover. (Alto voice)

Rehearsals May 4th-9th, 2015
Tech Rehearsals May 11th-13th, 2015
Preview Performance May 14th, 2015
Opening Performance May 15th, 2015
Performances May 16,17, 20, 21, 22, 23,

Looking forward to seeing you!

Salem Theatre Company
90 Lafayette Street, Salem, MA 01970