AUDITIONS for the role of Pearl in an immersive version of The Scarlet Letter at the House of the Seven Gables

AUDITIONS for the role of Pearl in an immersive version of The Scarlet Letter at the House of the Seven Gables

History Alive, Inc. in Salem announces auditions for the role of Pearl (female identifying, ages 5-9ish) for an immersive production of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s novel The Scarlet Letter, to be performed at The House of Seven Gables.
Pearl is the impish offspring of Hester Prynne and an undisclosed father. She is high energy, bold and a constant reminder to Hester of her unfavorable standing in Puritan Massachusetts in the early 17th century. We first meet Pearl as an infant, and then watch her grow into a nearly clairvoyant girl of about 9 years old. The role has about a dozen lines. We may cast multiple girls to play the part of Pearl as she grows.

Pearl auditions will consist of theatre games and some script readings. Sides of the script are available beforehand by request.

Auditions are on Wednesday, June 29th from 6:30-8:00at the House of the Seven Gables. Please RSVP with a photo (no need for a professional headshot) and plan to bring costume measurements with you. Auditioners and their parents should plan to be there for the whole hour and a half.

There’s nothing to memorize in advance, though it may help to familiarize auditioners with the basic story.

Re: Scarlet Letter rehearsals:

We’ll do a whole cast read through of the script, table work and a walk through of the House of the Seven Gables campus in the early evenings of July 1st, 2nd, 5th and 6th between the hours of 6- 8:30PM. 

Costuming and individual scene work will be scheduled based on actor availability between July 10th and 31st.

The whole cast will come together again for run throughs and dress rehearsal (practically no tech) August 1st-4th. 

Press night is August 5th. 

Shows are August 6th and 7th, the 19th, (if overflow is needed or if encored by popular demand) and 8/21 if a rain date is needed.  Showtime is 6:30-8PM.

The role of Pearl is unpaid, but gas will be reimbursed and parking is free.

Also seeking box office, assistant director, and wardrobe management.

To make an appointment, read advanced copies of Pearl’s text, or to ask questions contact Artistic Director, Kristina Stevick, at

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