The New Jewish Theatre

Auditions

NJT AUDITIONS: 2014-15

The New Jewish Theatre announces auditions for Equity and non-Equity roles for the final production of the 2014 -15 Season. All ages & ethnicities encouraged to audition.

  • MY MOTHER'S LESBIAN JEWISH WICCAN WEDDING
  • An upbeat Musical 
  • May 7 - 31, 2015, Edward Coffield directs (the roles of David, Claire and Becky are cast)

All roles are paid

Note: the New Jewish Theatre does not compensate for actor travel or housing.

Character breakdown:

DAVID

A straight, white, friendly musician, who plays acoustic guitar for most of the show. (Tenor, 20’s-30’s) - THIS ROLE IS CAST

CLAIRE

David’s Jewish mother and a psychology professor. (Mezzo, Belter, 37-47) THIS ROLE IS CAST 

JANE

Claire’s free-spirited Wiccan girlfriend and a counselor. (Mezzo, Belter, 37-47)

YOUNG DAVID

A well-adjusted teenager who loves his parents and Nintendo, he is a younger version of David. He feels responsible for his parents and is not surly. Also plays a Hooters girl (or bus boy), Sam, and Betty, Irene’s stepmother. (Tenor, 13-20)

PENNY/IRENE

Penny is a political, lesbian choir member, who is passionate about the gay marriage movement. Irene is David’s girlfriend and an aspiring actress, studying to be an actuary. Also plays Flight attendant, Caroler 1, and Annabelle, Garth’s wife. (Mezzo with some soprano, 20’s-30’s)

GARTH

David’s father and Claire’s ex-husband. Like Claire, he loves his son. Never lecherous or vicious, he is instead earnest and often genuinely thrown for a loop. Also plays:  Pilot, Hooters guy, Actor 1, Caroler 3, Reporter, Irene’s father, and a Rabbi. (Baritone, 30’s-40’s)

MICHELLE / BECKI

Michelle is a young, lesbian religious studies dropout, she is disillusioned with romance but welcomes Claire, David, stray cats and choir members into her home. Becki is a waitress at Hooters, who is bubbly, positive and excited about her job. She is fit and attractive, but not overtly sexual. Also plays: Actor 2, Caroler 2, and Theresa, Irene’s mother. (Mezzo with some soprano, 20’s-30’s) THIS ROLE IS CAST

Auditions will be held on Monday, May 12 from 5PM - 9PM. Auditions will take place at the New Jewish Theatre, located in the Arts and Education Building at 2 Millstone Campus Drive, Creve Coeur, MO, 63146.

Auditions are by appointment only.  To schedule an appointment contact MJ at [email protected] or 314-442-3175. Please provide your name, phone number, email address, whether you are a member of Actors’ Equity Association, your preferred appointment time. You will receive a reply with your appointment time.

Preparation

  • For the audition, please prepare 32 bars of a pop song or Rock N Roll tune (Soft Rock)
  • Bring sheet music in your key
  • Please bring tow (2) picture/resumes (Please be sure the headshot and resume are stapled together, and that the resume includes up to date contact information)
  • Please arrive prior to your appointment time; we may see you early if we are running ahead of schedule.  

 The auditions will be attended by NJT Artistic Director Kathleen Sitzer, NJT Artistic Associate Bobby Miller, Director Edward Coffield, Music Director, Charlie Muller.