Monday, September 26, 2011

JEWISH THEATRE WORKSHOP HOLDS AUDITIONS FOR 2 PLAYS THIS SUNDAY

CASTING NOTICE

The Jewish Theatre Workshop Presents

A MODEST SUGGESTION
by Ken Kaissar

BERLIN
by David Hare

Performances:
Saturday, November 12, at 8 PM
Sunday, November 13, at 2 PM
Saturday, November 19, at 8 PM
Sunday, November 20, at 2 PM
Additional Performances to be discussed and announced.

AUDITIONS
WHEN: Sunday October 2, 1 PM-4 PM, Community Meeting Room; Monday October 3, 6 PM-9 PM, Board Room
Callbacks Tuesday October 4, 6 PM-9 PM, Room B-03
WHERE: Weinberg Park Heights JCC, 5700 Park Heights Ave, Baltimore

What to prepare:
Please come and tell us a memorized clean joke. You will also be asked to read sides from the script.

Rehearsals:
Rehearsal schedule to be determined.
No rehearsals on Fridays or Saturdays.
Rehearsals to begin week of October 9

Inquiries:
etan@jewishtheatreworkshop.org Etan Weintraub, Director (Managing Director of JTW)

Available roles (A Modest Suggestion, actors from A Modest Suggestion will be splitting up the monologue from Berlin):
All roles are available at the open audition and are all males. They include:

  • A - a leader, goal-driven, and tries to keep everyone on track.
  • B - middle management, an analyzer, prides himself on thinking through the problem logically.
  • C - middle management, tries to be a "yes" man, but is in constant competition with B.
  • D - a worker bee, tries to be a team player, thinks he'll get ahead by being agreeable and laying low.
  • Jew - a normal, average secular family guy, who happens to have been born Jewish.
  • Hasidic Jew - a man deeply connected to his heritage, wears the entire history of suffering of the Jewish people on his sleeve, no amount of cruelty imposed on him would surprise him.

Synopsis:

Berlin: For his whole adult life, David Hare has been visiting the city which so many young people regard as the most exciting in Europe. But there's something in Berlin's elusive character which makes him feel he's always missing the point. Now, to celebrate the twentieth anniversary of the fall of the wall, Hare presents a meditation about Germany's restored capital—both what it represents in European history and the peculiar part it has played in his own life

A Modest Suggestion: Four business men sit in the conference room looking at the newest item on the docket: do they kill all of the Jews or not? This satirical new play, performed for the first time in Baltimore, takes a seriously funny look at one of the unfunniest aspects of humanity: hatred and murder of others for no reason. Like Jonathan Swift did in his famous "A Modest Proposal," playwright Ken Kaissar asks humanity to look at itself in the mirror to consider the absurdities of genocide in any form.