Auditions at The Phipps Center for the Arts
A SHAYNA MAIDEL
By Barbara Lebow
Directed by Mary Finnerty
at The Phipps Center for the Arts
SYNOPSIS: Two sisters - one a survivor of the Holocaust, the other sheltered in America – meet after a separation of 17 years. Their heart-wrenching reunion shows that if war can tear a family to pieces, love can put it back together.
*AUDITION SIDES CAN BE DOWNLOADED BELOW* Please familiarize yourself with your desired role. You will be asked to read at least one of the scenes, but not all of them. We will pair you up with a scene partner at auditions.
Thursday, November 7, 6:30-9:30pm
Saturday, November 9, 1:00-5:00pm
Sunday, November 10, 5:30-9:30pm
Performance Dates: Friday, Saturday, Sunday - January 17 - February 2, 2020
Audition Requirements: Headshot and resume are encouraged, but not required. You will read selected sides from the script.
Rehearsals begin: November 18
*Please bring all rehearsal conflicts with you to auditions*
Please plan to stay for one hour.
Location: The Phipps Center for the Arts, 109 Locust Street, Hudson, WI 54016
Email: [email protected]
Casting the following roles:
Mordechai Weiss: 55-70; father to Rose & Lusia. Yiddish accent. An elegant man with strong beliefs who suppresses his emotions when things get difficult. He has suffered great loss and bears it with dignity.
Rose Weiss: Early 20s Brooklyn Dialect. Rose is a bright, fashionable young woman who cares deeply about her family. She has recently embarked on a life of her own with a good job and an apartment in Manhattan. She is shocked and overwhelmed when her sister arrives after their being separated for 17 years, but grows to deeply love Lusia.
Lusia Pechenik: Late 20s-early 30s. Yiddish dialect. Raised in Poland, she is new to America. She is worn and underfed due her experience in a concentration camp where she witnessed the death of her mother, her best friend and her baby daughter. She is proud, strong, and determined and lives in hope of finding her husband, Duvid who was captured and sent to a concentration camp soon after they were married 7 years ago.
Duvid Pechenik: 20s-30s. Lusia’s husband. Yiddish accent. Has experienced & survived life in a concentration camp. He has been searching for Lusia for two years and is determined to be re-united with her. Sweethearts since childhood, their love for each other is deep and lasting. He is playful and warm in flashbacks scenes, but when we see him later in the play he is worn and changed.
Hanna: Early 20s: No Dialect. Lusia’s best friend, she is playful and loves Lusia deeply. Hanna and Lusia were in the same concentration camp. She is incredibly courageous and gives up her own life to save the life of her friend.
Mama: 40s. Rose and Lusia’s mother. No dialect. She’s a loving mother who sacrifices her life to stay with her family.
The Phipps Center is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion in casting. Performers with diverse backgrounds, all races and ethnicities, and those from underrepresented groups are encouraged to audition.
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