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Auditions: The Diary of Anne Frank

Auditions for our winter touring show: 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. For nearly two years, Anne, her father, mother, and sister, joined with the Van Daan family to hide in a secret annex space above her father’s former office in Amsterdam, as the Nazis deported Dutch Jews to their deaths. In her secret attic, Anne comes of age: she laughs, plays, fights with her mother, and falls in love for the first time. 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.

 

Please note we are only auditioning young artists for the following roles: (All adult roles will be done by teaching artists).

  • Anne Frank: (female, teens) The youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank, Anne is a lively, curious girl of thirteen at the beginning of the play. She remains optimistic throughout the months they are in hiding and always makes the best of the situation she is in. As her diary reveals, she is very introspective and creative and has a vivid imagination. Looking for an actress who is between 13 & 17 who looks 14.
  • Margot Frank: (female, teens) Anne’s older sister, Margot is much more like her mother than Anne. She is quiet, modest, and reserved: the complete opposite of Anne. Looking for an actress who is between 15 & 18 who looks 16.
  • Peter Van Daan: (male, teens) The son of Mr. and Mrs. Van Daan, Peter is a shy, quiet 16 year old boy. He soon becomes a friend and confidant for Anne, and they share first kiss together. Looking for an actor who is between 15 & 17 who looks 16.
  • Miep Gies: (female,) A very well-liked, generous secretary in Mr. Frank’s office, Miep helps to protect the families in hiding. Along with Mr. Kraler, she brings to the refugees food, supplies, and news from the outside world.