Casting Call - The Miracle Worker

“The Miracle Worker”


William Gibson

Produced by:

Roberta Steve

Directed by:

Holly J. Kowalenko

Director Holly J. Kowalenko is seeking:

3 Males (Age 30+)
4 Females (Ages 30+)
1 Youth Male (Age 8-12)
5 Youth Females (Ages 8-12)


Age Range


Helen Keller

Girl, 8-12 (or child actor who can appear in this range)

Helen is deaf, blind, and mute. She is trapped within her own world unable to communicate.  She is almost uncontrollable as she has been blind and deaf since birth. She is involved in INTENSE physical scenes that will be choreographed by a certified fight director.

Annie Sullivan 

Female, 20-30s

Annie is Helen’s teacher. A strong and vibrant woman, she is determined to connect Helen to the world.  She has a challenging past that makes her undeterred by Helen’s overprotective parents. Irish accent is a plus. She is involved in INTENSE physical scenes that will be choreographed by a certified fight director.

Captain Arthur Keller

Male, 40-50+

Helen’s father. A captain, he is stern, but devoted to his family. He struggles to connect to young Helen, but is loving nonetheless.

Kate Keller

Female, 20-30+

Helen’s mother. She is tormented by Helen’s perceivably insurmountable disability. She coddles Helen. She is the captain’s younger, second wife and a fiercely devoted mother. 

James Keller

Male, 20+

Helen’s half-brother, the captain’s son by his deceased, first wife. Indolent and resentful of the attention Helen gets from their father, he believes it is best for a Helen to be put in an asylum.

Aunt Ev

Female, 50-60+

Helen’s aunt. A talkative, opinionated woman, she is the catalyst for the Keller’s hiring Annie.


Male, 40-50

Annie’s counselors the Perkins School for the Blind. A dear and kind man, he is Annie’s mentor and friend.  Doubles as doctor.


Black female, 30-50

A servant in the Keller home. Cheerful and loving towards the Keller children.


Black Female, 8-13

Viney’s daughter.  Playmate of Helen.


Black Male, 8-13

Viney’s son.  Playmate of Helen.

 Blind Girls

3 Girls, 10+

Students of the Perkins School for the Blind.

Auditions will be held at the


Located at 689 Amwell Road, Hillsborough

Directions to SVP

Monday – July 17th 
Tuesday – July 18th
at 7:30 PM

Call Backs 
To be announced, if necessary.


Readings will be from the script.  All roles are open. 

*** A special benefit performance matinee will take place at 2 pm on Saturday, October 21, 

in addition to the scheduled 8 pm performance. ***


Please contact with any questions.


Somerset Valley Players are committed to diverse, inclusive casting.  Non-descript roles are available to all performers, regardless of age, sex, ethnicity, disability, race, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other basis. 


The show runs Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm and Sundays at 2 pm
October 20th through November 5th.

*** A special benefit performance matinee will take place at 2 pm on Saturday, October 21, in addition to the scheduled 8 pm performance. ***


For further information call 908.369.7469