Warner Theatre
Auditions for MISERY by William Goldman, based on the novel by Stephen King
Audition Resources for Misery Auditions - Director selected monologues and Preliminary Rehearsal Schedule


Please prepare a 1-minute dramatic monologue of your choice, as well as memorizing the director selected monologue(s) for the character(s) for which you are auditioning. Director selected monologues are available for download on our website at www.warnertheatre.org.

All auditioners will also be asked to stay and read from the script with other auditioners.

If you are unable to make all the performances, mandatory tech week (January 29-February 3, 202) or midweek rehearsal, we will be unable to cast you in this show. Production schedule will begin with a table read the week of December 5th, blocking will begin the week of December 26th and continue through January to a standard tech week schedule. Specific rehearsal days and times will be determined once the production is cast.

The Warner Stage Company is a regional community theatre company and does not offer compensation or housing for performers.


Auditions are open to the community. Actors of all ethnicities and gender identities are encouraged to audition and all roles are available. Actors are required to be at least 18 years old at the time of auditions. Additionally, roles may be cast without callbacks.


ANNIE WILKES (female, middle-aged) - Former nurse, a seemingly wholesome, kindhearted woman who is Paul's "Number One Fan". But soon it becomes clear she is not as harmless or mentally stable as it would first seem. She is constantly jumping between kind and caring to ruthlessly vicious, and this role requires an energetic and obsessive performance. Intense, mercurial, riveting, charming, and frightening.

PAUL SHELDON (male, middle-aged) - Author of a series of best-selling romance novels who becomes totally immobile and in great pain after a car crash. He is utterly dependent on Annie. The hero of the story, Paul is motivated by survival. He is intelligent and charming, but physically incapacitated and somewhat helpless.

BUSTER (male, any age) - Local sheriff, friendly, a guy's guy


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Torrington, CT 06790


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