Hedda Gabler by Henrik Ibsen
Westfield Playhouse is excited to announce auditions for Hedda Gabler by Henrik Ibsen. Due to the current and changing situation with Covid-19, those auditioning will be asked to maintain social distancing at all times during the audition process. 6-foot distancing will be marked off within the audition space. Masks are preferred but not required for those auditioning. A photo will be taken of each person who auditions for this show. For this, we will ask that your mask be removed temporarily. A head shot, will not be accepted in place of this photo. During rehearsals, masks will be required for everyone in the cast and crew until closer to the performance dates. That timeline will be determined by state and local guidelines as well as input from the cast and crew members. While the current hope is to perform this show on stage in front of a live audience, we understand it may not be possible. If it is decided it is not safe or if state and/or local regulations prevent us from performing in front of a live audience, we have other performance options planned. Anyone who auditions for this show needs to be prepared to be flexible.
Auditions will take place at 7:00pm on July 26 and 27th. These will be held at Westfield Playhouse located at 220 North Union Street, Westfield, IN. Those auditioning will be asked to read from the script. Please bring a list of all conflicts between July 26 and October 4.
If you have any questions, please contact the director Adam Davis at
September 24, 25, 26, 27 and October 1, 2, 3, 4. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday shows begin at 7:30. Sunday shows begin at 2:30.
Hedda Gabler focuses on the frustrated existence of its title character, exploring core issues of power, control, and social expectation. Bored and restricted by her middle-class environment, Hedda plays out her own fantasies and psychological games with those nearest to her to an ultimately costly end.
Roles to be cast:
Hedda Tesman (née Gabler) — (Stage age late 20s - 30s.) The main character, newly married and bored with both her marriage and life, seeking to influence a human fate for the first time. She is the daughter of General Gabler (an aristocrat). She believes she is an aristocrat, yet she has no funds.
George (Jørgen) Tesman — (Stage age late 20s - 30s.) Hedda's husband, an academic who is as interested in research and travel as he is enamored with his wife, although blind to Hedda's manipulative ways.
Juliana (Juliane) Tesman — (Stage age 60+.) George's loving aunt who has raised him since early childhood. Desperately wants Hedda and her nephew to have a child.
Thea Elvsted — (Stage age late 20s - 30s.) A younger schoolmate of Hedda and a former acquaintance of George. Nervous and shy, Thea is in an unhappy marriage.
Judge Brack — (Stage age 45 - 55.) An unscrupulous family friend. It is implied that the Judge has a lascivious personality, which he directs towards Hedda.
Eilert Lövborg (Ejlert Løvborg) — (Stage age late 20s - 30s.) George's former colleague, who now competes with George to achieve publication and a teaching position. Eilert was once in love with Hedda. Destroyed his reputation in society by spending his money on depravity.
Bertha (Berte) — (Stage age 45+.) A servant of the Tesman's. Wants to please Hedda at all times.
A full cast read through will be scheduled the week of August 3-6 based on actor availability. Rehearsals will generally be scheduled Monday - Thursday from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm beginning the week of August 10th, with times extending closer to performance dates. Tech week will include a “long Sunday” as well as extended rehearsal times throughout the week.