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Audition Information 
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Diary of Anne Frank

The Hendersonville Performing Arts Company is excited to announce auditions for The Diary of Anne Frank, 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.

 

Auditions will be held on the evenings of Sunday, November 14, and Monday, November 15, and will consist of cold reads from the script. All roles are available, and all initial auditions will take place at First Baptist Church Hendersonville in the Fellowship Hall (106 Bluegrass Commons Blvd, Hendersonville, TN 37075). 

 

Please sign up for one 40-minute slot at the link below, and email Matthew Roberts (HPACAnneFrank@gmail.com) with questions. Wear a mask to auditions, and you’ll be able to remove it as you read. 

 

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0a4ea5aa29abfd0-thediary

 

Character Descriptions

Anne Frank (She/Her, 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.

Otto Frank (He/Him, 30s+): Anne’s polite and practical father, Mr. Frank is the head of the “attic family.” His calmness and patience are an asset in the cramped attic and a comfort to Anne, who is very close to him.

Edith Frank (She/Her, 30s+): Anne’s reserved and nervous mother, Mrs. Frank loves Anne, but she wishes she were more proper and polite, like her sister Margot. Because of her reserved nature, Mrs. Frank and Anne are not close.

Margot Frank (She/Her, 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.

Mrs. Van Daan (She/Her, 30s+): Mr. Van Daan’s vain and finicky wife, Mrs. Van Daan prizes the material things of life, including a fur coat she brought to the attic with her. These traits all make her the center of much of the conflict in the attic.

Mr. Van Daan (He/Him, 30s+): an irritable former business partner of Mr. Frank, Mr. Van Daan’s family is invited to stay in the attic with the Franks. He is selfish and openly critical of others, especially Anne.

Peter Van Daan (He/Him, Teens): the son of Mr. and Mrs. Van Daan, Peter is a shy, quiet teenage boy. He soon becomes a friend and confidant for Anne.

Mr. Dussell (He/Him, 30s+): difficult to get along with, Mr. Dussell joins the Franks and the Van Daans after they have been in hiding for about two months.

Miep Gies (She/Her, 20s-30s): 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.

Mr. Kraler (He/Him, 20s+): a businessman who works with Miep to help protect the people in hiding, Mr. Kraler risks his life to help his friends.





 

 

Anne Frank (She/Her, 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.

Otto Frank (He/Him, 30s+): Anne’s polite and practical father, Mr. Frank is the head of the “attic family.” His calmness and patience are an asset in the cramped attic and a comfort to Anne, who is very close to him.

Edith Frank (She/Her, 30s+): Anne’s reserved and nervous mother, Mrs. Frank loves Anne, but she wishes she were more proper and polite, like her sister Margot. Because of her reserved nature, Mrs. Frank and Anne are not close.

Margot Frank (She/Her, 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.

Mrs. Van Daan (She/Her, 30s+): Mr. Van Daan’s vain and finicky wife, Mrs. Van Daan prizes the material things of life, including a fur coat she brought to the attic with her. These traits all make her the center of much of the conflict in the attic.

Mr. Van Daan (He/Him, 30s+): an irritable former business partner of Mr. Frank, Mr. Van Daan’s family is invited to stay in the attic with the Franks. He is selfish and openly critical of others, especially Anne.

Peter Van Daan (He/Him, Teens): the son of Mr. and Mrs. Van Daan, Peter is a shy, quiet teenage boy. He soon becomes a friend and confidant for Anne.

Mr. Dussell (He/Him, 30s+): difficult to get along with, Mr. Dussell joins the Franks and the Van Daans after they have been in hiding for about two months.

Miep Gies (She/Her, 20s-30s): 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.

Mr. Kraler (He/Him, 20s+): a businessman who works with Miep to help protect the people in hiding, Mr. Kraler risks his life to help his friends.
Anne Frank (She/Her, 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.

Otto Frank (He/Him, 30s+): Anne’s polite and practical father, Mr. Frank is the head of the “attic family.” His calmness and patience are an asset in the cramped attic and a comfort to Anne, who is very close to him.

Edith Frank (She/Her, 30s+): Anne’s reserved and nervous mother, Mrs. Frank loves Anne, but she wishes she were more proper and polite, like her sister Margot. Because of her reserved nature, Mrs. Frank and Anne are not close.

Margot Frank (She/Her, 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.

Mrs. Van Daan (She/Her, 30s+): Mr. Van Daan’s vain and finicky wife, Mrs. Van Daan prizes the material things of life, including a fur coat she brought to the attic with her. These traits all make her the center of much of the conflict in the attic.

Mr. Van Daan (He/Him, 30s+): an irritable former business partner of Mr. Frank, Mr. Van Daan’s family is invited to stay in the attic with the Franks. He is selfish and openly critical of others, especially Anne.

Peter Van Daan (He/Him, Teens): the son of Mr. and Mrs. Van Daan, Peter is a shy, quiet teenage boy. He soon becomes a friend and confidant for Anne.

Mr. Dussell (He/Him, 30s+): difficult to get along with, Mr. Dussell joins the Franks and the Van Daans after they have been in hiding for about two months.

Miep Gies (She/Her, 20s-30s): 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.

Mr. Kraler (He/Him, 20s+): a businessman who works with Miep to help protect the people in hiding, Mr. Kraler risks his life to help his friends.
Anne Frank (She/Her, 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.

Otto Frank (He/Him, 30s+): Anne’s polite and practical father, Mr. Frank is the head of the “attic family.” His calmness and patience are an asset in the cramped attic and a comfort to Anne, who is very close to him.

Edith Frank (She/Her, 30s+): Anne’s reserved and nervous mother, Mrs. Frank loves Anne, but she wishes she were more proper and polite, like her sister Margot. Because of her reserved nature, Mrs. Frank and Anne are not close.

Margot Frank (She/Her, 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.

Mrs. Van Daan (She/Her, 30s+): Mr. Van Daan’s vain and finicky wife, Mrs. Van Daan prizes the material things of life, including a fur coat she brought to the attic with her. These traits all make her the center of much of the conflict in the attic.

Mr. Van Daan (He/Him, 30s+): an irritable former business partner of Mr. Frank, Mr. Van Daan’s family is invited to stay in the attic with the Franks. He is selfish and openly critical of others, especially Anne.

Peter Van Daan (He/Him, Teens): the son of Mr. and Mrs. Van Daan, Peter is a shy, quiet teenage boy. He soon becomes a friend and confidant for Anne.

Mr. Dussell (He/Him, 30s+): difficult to get along with, Mr. Dussell joins the Franks and the Van Daans after they have been in hiding for about two months.

Miep Gies (She/Her, 20s-30s): 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.

Mr. Kraler (He/Him, 20s+): a businessman who works with Miep to help protect the people in hiding, Mr. Kraler risks his life to help his friends.