Casting

Casting

Cast Size: Large (21 or more performers)
Cast Type: Ensemble Cast
Dance Requirements: None

Character Breakdown

Wes Cronk
An HIV-positive man who has recently lost his lover to AIDS. He volunteers at a GLBT quilting workshop and is contemplating suicide.
Gender: male
Age: 35 to 45
Vocal range top: C4
Vocal range bottom: Ab2
Karen
An attractive, intelligent, hyper woman who is going to help at the quilting workshop. She fears going to the LGBT center as she is not gay but realizes she needs to go.
Gender: female
Age: 35 to 35
Vocal range top: Eb5
Vocal range bottom: Bb3
Cordelia Winthrop
A stately and regal grandmother who lost her granddaughter to AIDS. She has commissioned a quilt pattern for Alison but won't allow the family name to be put on it.
Gender: female
Age: 70 to 70
Vernon Dupace
A dirt farmer from the south who is curious as to how he lost his son to AIDS. He is simpleminded and a bit naive.
Gender: male
Age: 40 to 50
Mrs. Pauline Polaski
A mother from a small town in Ohio who feels that the rumors of her son dying from AIDS is gossip. She believes he died from pneumonia and that his roommate was only a friend.
Gender: female
Age: 40 to 50
Mikey
A straight guy who performs with his friends as a rap group. Learns on his field trip to the Quilting workshop the girl he first had sex with has died of AIDS.
Gender: male
Age: 18 to 20
Vocal range top: Eb5
Vocal range bottom: Bb3
Paul
A photographer. He serves as a friend to people at the center and it has changed his life.
Gender: male
Age: 35 to 45
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: A3
Todd's Mother
The mother of Todd who sews the quilt on the opposite end of Todd's lover. This moment brings them together.
Gender: female
Age: 45 to 55
Vocal range top: D#5
Vocal range bottom: B3
Todd's Lover
The lover of Todd. He sews one end of the quilt as Todd's mother sews the other.
Gender: male
Age: 30 to 40
Vocal range top: D#5
Vocal range bottom: C4
Timmy Bell
A short, energetic skater who reminisces about Peter, a fellow skater who he lost to AIDS. Timmy is also HIV positive and doing all he can to enjoy the time he has left. He eventually starts to date Wes after meeting him at the Center.
Gender: male
Age: 20 to 28
Stuart
A precise, neat and orderly antique dealer who lives in Atlanta, Georgia. He lost his friend but was left with the friend's cat and bird upon his death.
Gender: male
Age: 50 to 55
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: B3
Jane Woodward
A warm, larger-than-life nurse whose next door neighbor, Danny, died from AIDS. She helps fulfill Daniel's wish of dying faster in the hospital by adjusting his morphine drip. African American.
Gender: female
Age: 25 to 45
Vocal range top: A5
Vocal range bottom: A3
Katy
A young girl who writes a letter about her favorite Uncle Billy. Her parents did not approve of her uncle's life style so Katy was only left to write letters to him.
Gender: female
Age: 12 to 12
Vocal range top: Eb5
Vocal range bottom: A3
Toby
A young African-American man. The lover of Mrs. Polaski's son, Chris, who she claimed was just his roommate.
Gender: male
Age: 28 to 28
Roberta Andrews
A former actress who is now married to a state politician. She has AIDS because of a transfusion and passed it down to her child upon birth. The founder of the Coalition for Parents and Children with AIDS.
Gender: female
Age: 35 to 45
Vocal range top: C5
Vocal range bottom: A3
Charlie
A man who has denied his sexuality and bought into the conservative corporate world. Previously held a secret relationship with Michael. He eventually becomes a member of ACT-UP, a group fighting against discrimination.
Gender: male
Age: 30 to 50
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: B3
Ensemble
Readers; Unfolders; Animal Voices; Act Up Activists; Chorus