Casting Call for House of Bernarda Alba

THE HOUSE OF BERNARDA ALBA by Federico Garcia Lorca
Adapted in English by Emily Mann
A Drama About Women in the Villages of Spain

A masterpiece of modern theatre, THE HOUSE OF BERNARDA ALBA was written in 1936, just before the start of the Spanish Civil War. The play takes place in a small village in southern Spain following the funeral of Bernarda Alba’s second husband. After the mourners depart, the tyrannical matriarch announces to her five daughters that their mourning will last eight years. Obsessed with family honor, Bernarda rules the household with an iron fist, but all of her daughters secretly harbor a passion for Pepe el Romano, the handsomest man in the village. The eldest daughter, Angustias, is engaged to him, but the arrangement is a financial one, and it is the youngest daughter, Adela, who becomes his lover. When the truth finally breaks through the atmosphere of suppressed desire, jealous, anger, and fear, the consequences are tragic.

According to Lorca, this play is intended as photographic document.

Auditions June 1st, 2nd, and 3rd at 7:00PM with possible callbacks June 4th. Auditions will be held at the Disney's All-Star Cast Services Building. Auditions are open to Cast, Crew, and Imagineers of the Walt Disney Company.

No need to prepare anything, actresses will be reading from sides. Come dressed to move. You may be asked to sing.

Roles

Looking to cast 13-14 woman. This is an all female cast, no male actors will be seen at the audition. We are looking for girls of all nationalities, sizes, types, ages for the show.

All roles are available.

BERNARD ALBA – the iron fisted matriarch of the family. Strong, vicious, uses her cane for a sense of power to control the inhabitants of her home.

MARIA JOSEFA – Bernarda’s mother. Locked away from the outside world due to her apparent insanity, but may be the wisest of all the women in the house. Requires singing.

ANGUSTIAS – The oldest of Bernarda’s daughters, and Bernarda’s only from her first marriage. Frail, timid, sickly. Engaged to Pepe el Romano.

MAGDELENA – The second oldest of Bernarda’s daughters. Dry sense of humor, her late father’s favorite daughter

AMELIA – The middle daughter. A confidant to Martirio. Sweet and simple.

MARTIRIO – Bernarda’s fourth daughter. Vengeful, jealous of Adela, in love with Pepe el Romano and will do whatever it takes to win his love. 

ADELA – Bernarda’s youngest daughter. Spirited, free, wanting to escape the confinement of her mother’s prison. Having an affair with Pepe el Romano

MAID – A long-standing servant in the Alba home. In love with Antonio Maria Benevides, the late second husband of Bernarda Alba

LA PONCIA – a maid in the home and Bernarda Alba’s confidant. Loves gossip and has a keen sense for what’s really going on behind closed doors.

PRUDENCIA – an old friend of Bernarda Alba’s.

A BEGGAR WOMAN and LITTLE GIRL

Ensemble of WOMEN IN MOURNING