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The Theatre Group at SBCC
announces open auditions for

The Heiress

By Ruth and Augustus Goetz

Based on the Henry James novel “Washington Square”

Directed by Maggie Mixsell

Monday, August 25th  7:00-10:00 PM
Tuesday, August 26th      7:00 – 10:00 PM

By appointment in the Garvin Theatre

  Callbacks (in the Garvin Theatre):  Tuesday, September 2nd

Final Casting:  Friday, September 5th

Rehearsals begin:  Monday, September 8th

Performances:  Wednesday, October 15 to Saturday, November 1, 2014


Set in New York City in the 1850s, The Heiress is the story of a shy and awkward woman, Catherine Sloper, who has been raised by a cold, judgmental physician father who finds her lacking in every way. When a young man, Morris Townsend, finds his way into Catherine’s heart, her successful father is sure he is a fortune hunter. Catherine’s search for herself and her place in society as well as her relationship with both of these men is at the heart of The Heiress.

Casting: 3 men and 6 women for the following roles:

Catherine Sloper (28-40) a gawky, socially inadequate woman of intelligence and warmth but huge insecurity.

Morris Townsend (30-40) a charming and charismatic gentleman of fine tastes.

Dr. Austin Sloper (55-70) Catherine’s father, a successful but emotionally cold doctor.

Lavinia Penniman (50-70) Catherine’s aunt, warm-hearted, but a bit unwise.

Maria—(20-50) the Sloper housekeeper. Rather seductive yet focused on her work.

Mrs. Montgomery (30-50) Morris’ sister, passionate and sincere.

Marian Almond (20-30) Catherine’s cousin, pretty, socially graceful, fun-loving

Elizabeth Almond (50-60) Marian’s mother, an attractive NY society woman.

Arthur Townsend (20-30) Marian’s fiancé, stolid but rather shallow.

CONTACT Christina Frank at 965-0581, ext. 2376 or stop by the production office located below the Garvin Theatre, 

Monday thru Friday 10.a.m. to 4.p.m. to schedule an appointment.
Auditionees can either read with a partner of their choice, or with a casting assistant. 

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 

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The Theatre Group at SBCC invites

Actors to submit casting information for upcoming season.

The Theatre Group at SBCC, in preparation for the upcoming season that begins in summer of 2014, we are inviting actors to submit headshots and resumes for future casting consideration.

The Theatre Group at SBCC (formerly SBCC Theatre Group) is the oldest active theatre company in the Santa Barbara region with a long history of artistic excellence. We work with union and non-union actors and present a wide-ranging season of five productions that generally include a musical, contemporary dramas and comedies, as well as classical plays. Our season runs from summer through spring each year. For the 2014-2015 season, starting in July 2014, we will be presenting ARSENIC AND OLD LACE, THE HEIRESS, LIGHT UP THE SKY and DEAD MAN'S CELL PHONE

Actors should submit materials to Pam Lasker, Theatre Manager, The Theatre Group at SBCC, 721 Cliff Drive, Santa Barbara, California, 93109. Electronic submittals and/or web resume links may be sent to Pam Lasker at, please put "casting" in the subject line. Open audition notices are sent out by email for each production. Please include your email address if you would like to receive notices.


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