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The Diary of Anne Frank
ManeStage Theatre Company

  • The Diary of Anne Frank
  • ManeStage Theatre Company
  • Non-Union Theater
  • Sumner, WA
  • Project Begins: Feb 6, 2017
  • Project Ends: Mar 26, 2017
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  • Contact Person: Evan Hildebrand
  • Primary Phone: 253-447-7645
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  • Prefered method of submission: Email

    Audition Location:
    Sumner Performing Arts Center
    1707 Main Street
    Sumner, WA 98390

Anne Frank emerges from history a living, intensely gifted young girl, who confronts her rapidly changing life with astonishing honesty, wit and determination. This Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning play about the lives of eight people hiding from the Nazis in a concealed storage attic beautifully captures their fear, hope, laughter and grief.


Other details:
ManeStage Theatre Company is a non-profit community theatre.
Currently in its 10th Season, The Diary of Anne Frank will be our 60th production.
Auditions open to ages 13+ only.


Character Breakdown / Project Needs
ANNE FRANK: (Playable age 13-15) Anne is extraordinary in her hope, passion, and belief in the good in the world. At the start of the show she is innocent, precocious and does not hesitate to speak her mind. As she matures through her time in hiding she becomes introspective, compassionate and ultimately, eager and hopeful for a more accepting future for everyone. She does not feel close to her mother, but idolizes her father. She is compelled to write, documenting every moment and feeling experienced in the annex.

OTTO FRANK: (Playable age 45-55) Anne's father, very much the patriarch of the Annex. He leads with love and strength in all he does. Unlike young Anne, Otto is even tempered and strives for peace in every situation. He has the resilience of a younger man but the experience to recognize the reality of the world around him.

EDITH FRANK: (Playable age 35-50) Anne's mother. She is reserved and soft-spoken. Constantly worried about her family and their fate. Closer with her older daughter, Margot, she longs for a deeper connection with Anne. Although quiet, she has a bit of Anne's fortitude and when pushed, will make her mind known.

MARGOT FRANK: (Playable age 16-18) Anne's older sister. Quiet like her mother. More mature and intellectual than her sister. Margot feels alone and unsure of her place in the annex. She is reserved and respectful of others. Very close with her mother and although they are opposites, she loves and admires her little sister. She longs for a deeper connections to others, but does not know how to achieve them.

MR. VAN DAAN: (Playable age 40-50) The head of the Van Daans. Struggling to find his place as second in command. He is intelligent and pragmatic if a bit harsh. He wishes to make his wife happy but on his terms. Wants to teach his son to be more out going and to toughen him up during their time in the annex. Is grateful to Otto for welcoming his family into the annex without question.

MRS. VAN DAAN: (Playable age 35-50) Not ready to give up her lifestyle. She tries to view the annex as simply a new locale, rather than a necessity for survival. She clings to her fur coast like one clings to their very identity. She hides her fear of the unknown by worrying about trite things.

PETER VAN DAAN: (Playable age 16-18) The Van Daans' only son. At the beginning he is annoyed with Anne, but later confesses to admiring her spirit. They become good friends during their time in hiding. He is trying to find his place, not only in the annex, but in himself. Not sure of who he will become of if he will be given the chance to find out. He has a good heart and is protective of those he loves.

MIEP GIES: (Playable age 25-35) A kind, Dutch secretary from the office of Otto Frank. She helps hide the Franks, Van Daans, and Mr. Dussel. Miep is their connection to the outside world as she keeps them informed and stocked with food, books, and the occasional treat. She is kind and worried but determined to protect them. It is Miep who would find Anne's diary and save it until after the war, delivering it to Otto upon his return.

MR. KRALER: (Playable age 30-45) Otto Frank's business partner. He helps to hide the members of the annex. Like Miep, he never questions his obligations to the Franks and to doing what is right. A dignified man, at a loss for the world around him.

MR. DUSSEL: (Playable age 40-55) A fussy dentist. He is the only one in the annex without family. More than anyone in the annex, he puts himself first at every turn. He has little patience for his roommate, Anne, and is skeptical of their future.


Audition/Interview Dates:
February 6 from 6-9pm by appointment only

Callbacks or second audition/interview?
Invitational Callback February 13

Audition Requirements:
Bring a headshot and resume. Prepare a one minute monologue to perform for the panel.

Monetary compensation:
ManeStage Theatre Company is a volunteer organization.

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