SU Theatre Auditions for Glengarry Glen Ross

Posted: November 9, 2023

By: SU Theatre Program

SU Theatre Program Winter Quarter
Glengarry Glen Ross
Written by David Mamet
Directed by Brennan Murphy

When: Monday, Nov. 27 from 6:30 to 10 p.m.
Callbacks: Tuesday, Nov. 28 from 6:30 to 10 p.m.
Where: Lee Center for the Arts (905 12th Ave.)
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Initial auditions will be general auditions. All actors will be sent a speech from the play to prepare. There will also be movement work at the top of the audition on Monday.

About the play

Glengarry Glen Ross, written in 1982 by David Mamet, tells the story of a group of cutthroat real estate salespeople who scheme and connive for a piece of the action, a brand-new Cadillac. The seven characters in the play are wheelers and dealers who stop at nothing for this piece of the action. The play takes place in Chicago over the course of a few days. The New York Times wrote the following when the play opened on Broadway: 

“Who needs caffeine when you’ve got Glengarry Glen Ross? …David Mamet’s play about a dog-eat-dog real estate office in Chicago feels like having espresso pumped directly into your bloodstream…. Mr. Mamet hears American scheming with an exactitude and delight still unsurpassed by any other dramatist.” 

Character List (all genders will be considered)

  • Roma:Alpha salesperson in the office. Smart and charming. Roma can lure people into thinking that they want whatever Roma is selling. 
  • Levene:A “senior in spirit,” meaning old in attitude, if not in age. Had success in sales years ago but “The Machine” no longer has what it takes. 
  • Williamson:Runs the real estate office and hands out the “leads.” Not well-liked and salespeople sense that Williamson is not one of their group. 
  • Moss:Had a large chip on their shoulder. Holds resentment toward the company. When pushed, lashes out. 
  • Aaronow:  Well-behaved and dull. In danger of being fired. 
  • Lingk:Has a great fear of their spouse. Powerless but pleasant.  
  • Baylan:Police detective. Interrogates salespeople in Willamson’s office in the second act of the play. Tough, interesting.  

Note: This play contains harsh language. Racial slurs will be neutralized. 

There will be copies of the play available to read in the Fine Arts Building. 

For more information, contact faculty members Brennan Murphy at or Janet Hayatshahi at
Glengarry Glenn Ross Audition Flyer