Casting

Casting

Cast Size: Medium (11 to 20 performers)
Cast Type: Ensemble Cast
Dance Requirements: None

Character Breakdown

Caroline Thibodeaux
Works as a maid to the Gellman family. She is a divorcee with four children and resistant to change in the world. Bitter, tired, devoted.
Gender: female
Age: 35 to 45
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: E3
Washing Machine
Part narrator, part friend, and part subconscious to Caroline and her story.
Gender: female
Age: 20 to 50
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: G3
The Radio
Part narrator, part friend, and part subconscious to Caroline and her story. Played by three women.
Gender: female
Age: 20 to 50
Noah Gellman
The son of Caroline's employer, Stuart Gellman. Shy, forgetful, and looks to Caroline for comfort and distraction.
Gender: male
Age: 7 to 10
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: G3
The Dryer
Part narrator, part friend, and part subconscious to Caroline and her story. Can double as The Bus.
Gender: male
Age: 20 to 50
Vocal range top: C6
Vocal range bottom: E3
Grandma Gellman
Stuart's mother and Noah's grandmother. She is concerned for her son's melancholy and an admirer of his new wife.
Gender: female
Age: 55 to 65
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: G3
Grandpa Gellman
Stuart's father and Noah's grandfather. He is aloof to the changes occurring in the South.
Gender: male
Age: 60 to 70
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: G3
Rose Stopnick Gellman
An old friend of the Gellman's and Stuart's new wife. She has recently moved to the South.
Gender: female
Age: 35 to 45
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: G3
Stuart Gellman
Noah's father and Rose's new husband. He is also Caroline's employer. He has trouble connecting to his son and new wife.
Gender: male
Age: 30 to 40
Vocal range top: G5
Vocal range bottom: B3
Dotty Moffett
Caroline's high-spirited friend and fellow maid. A drinker and smoker, she is routinely admonished by Caroline for her behavior.
Gender: female
Age: 25 to 35
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: F3
The Moon
Part narrator, part friend, and part subconscious to Caroline and her story.
Gender: female
Age: 20 to 50
Vocal range top: A5
Vocal range bottom: B3
The Bus
Part narrator, part friend, and part subconscious to Caroline and her story. Can double as The Dryer.
Gender: male
Age: 20 to 50
Vocal range top: B5
Vocal range bottom: G3
Emmie Thibodeaux
Caroline's only daughter and the second of four children. Observant, rebellious, outspoken.
Gender: female
Age: 16 to 18
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: F3
Jackie Thibodeaux
Caroline's son. Though he is older than Joe, he is more sweet and naïve.
Gender: male
Age: 9 to 12
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: A3
Joe Thibodeaux
Caroline's son. Though he is the baby of the family, he is outspoken and skeptical.
Gender: male
Age: 8 to 11
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: B3
Mr. Stopnick
Rose's father from New York City. A politically progressive man with dissenting opinions.
Gender: male
Age: 65 to 75
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: F3