Be prepared to show photo ID at the desk. The personnel there will then direct you to the audition location within the building. Please be aware that parking is very limited and can be difficult.
Please allow additional time or take public transportation. Theater J is located 4 blocks ( 9 min walk) from the Dupont Circle Metro (Red Line) and is convenient to both U Street (Yellow and Green) and McPherson Square Metros (Blue & Orange Lines) and is accessible by many bus lines.
based on Isaac Bashevis Singer’s short story “Yentl The Yeshiva Boy,” adapted for the stage by Leah Napolin and Isaac Bashevis Singer, with new music and lyrics composed by Jill Sobule.
Director: Shirley Serotsky
First rehearsal: 7/28/2014
Performances: 8/28 – 10/12/2014
7 AEA contracts to be cast among all available roles.
Any actors with musical ability are encouraged to audition. If you are a confident singer, please be prepared to do 8-bars of a pop/rock/folk song—either from a musical or from the radio. Also—be prepared to tell us about any instruments you play.
Actor 1 male – Reb Todrus, Fulcha the fool, Chaim - male 30-50
Actor 2 male – Lemmel, Yussel, FEITL - male 20-40
Actor 3 male - Reb Nata, Berel/ Lazar, Alter Vishkower - male 30-50
Actor 4 male – MORDECAI, Shmuel, SHEFTEL - male 25-40
Actor 5 male – Gershon, Moishe, Rabbi - male 30-50
Actor 6 male – Treitl, Dovid, Zelig - male 20-40
Actor 7 male – Zisheh, AVIGDOR - male 20-35 - attractive, a passionate speaker and thinker
Actor 8 female – ANSHEL/YENTL - female 22-30 - smart, strong-willed, can adopt a boyish affect
Actor 9 female – Rivka, Frumka, NECHELE, RAIZELEH, ZLATEH - female 25-40
Actor 10 female – Hadass, and others - female - 22-30 - graceful and feminine
Actor 11 female – PESHA, FINKL, Yachna, CHAMBERMAID - female 25-40
THE INTELLIGENT HOMOSEXUAL’S GUIDE TO CAPITALISM AND SOCIALISM WITH A KEY TO THE SCRIPTURES
by Tony Kushner
Director: John Vreeke
First rehearsal: 10/13/2014
Performances: 11/13 - 12/21/2014
7 AEA contracts to be cast among all available roles.
PierLuigi Marcantonio, called Pill, Italian-American, 53, high school history teacher, Gus’s son
Eli Wolcott, mid-20s, a hustler
Paul Cedric Davis, African-American, 47, formerly an assistant professor of theology at Columbia University/Union Theological Seminary, now a visiting lecturer at the University of Minnesota, Pill’s husband
Maria Teresa Marcantonio, called Empty, Italian-American, 49, formerly a nurse, now a labor lawyer, Gus’s daughter. This role is CAST
Vito Anthony Marcantonio, called V, Vic, Vinnie, Italian-American, 38, private
contractor, Gus’s son. This role is CAST
Augusto Giuseppe Garibaldi Marcantonio, called Gus, Italian-American, 72, retired longshoreman, lifetime member of the Communist Party USA
Clio Annunziata Marcantonio, sometimes called Zeeko (Zia Clio) by her nephews and niece, Italian-American, 69, former Discalced Carmelite nun, former Maoist, Gus’s sister
Maeve Ludens, 40, Doctor of Theology, same-sex partner of Empty
Sooze Moon Marcantonio, Korean-American, early 30s, wife of V
Adam Butler, early 50s, real estate lawyer, Empty’s ex-husband
Michelle O’Neill, called Shelle, Irish-American, 40s
We will consider AEA actors for replacements and/or understudies for cast roles, should any be needed.
LIFE SUCKS (OR THE PRESENT RIDICULOUS)
by Aaron Posner
loosely based on Uncle Vanya by Anton Chekov
Director: Aaron Posner
First rehearsal: 12/15/2014
Performances: 1/14 - 2/15/2015
6 AEA contracts to be cast among all available roles.
Vanya—Late 40's. An observer. A ruminator. Not terribly attractive. Not a player. A smart, passionate, insightful, wound-tight failure. Quite a lot of anger, too…
Sonia—Late 20's or early 30's. Hugely nice and kind and caring. A Very Good Person. Not at all attractive or comfortable in her body. Not giving up hope…
Ella—30's. Smart, frustrated, lost, hopeful, sad and lonely. Very beautiful and rampantly desirable.
Babs—60's. Vibrant, but understated. Ironic. No-nonsense. Good soul, scrappy wit. Savvy…
The Professor—mid 60's. Big mind, big ego, big vocabulary, (big heart???), small soul…
Astor—40's. Broken, beautiful, smart, savvy and sad. He cares deeply… to no end…
Waffles—30's or 40's or 50's. The oddest of ducks. A sweet, sharp, clueless, utopian guitar-guy.
THE GREATER GOOD
by Renee Calarco
First rehearsal: 2/16/2015
Performances: 3/18 - 4/19/2015
5 AEA contracts to be cast among all available roles.
Roberta, female, 50-60. A Jewish mother in spite of herself. Flighty and grounded. Hilarious and broken.
Larry, male, 50-60. Roberta’s husband. A macher who wears it lightly.
Dov, male, 35-45. A rabbi. Baby-faced and world-weary. He believes in everything: the truth, his lies, his own press.
Chorus of 4 (2 female, 2 male), who play many roles. Specific parts to be assigned during rehearsal process.
TALE OF THE ALLERGIST’S WIFE
by Charles Busch
First rehearsal: 5/4/2015
Performances: 6/3/30 – 7/5/2015
3 AEA contracts to be cast among all available roles
Marjorie – female, late 50's-60's, an attractive, stylish woman.
Lee – mid-50's-60's, an energetic, beautifully groomed lady of Marjorie’s age, with a very comfortable sense of her own sensuality.
Ira – mid-50's, Marjorie’s husband, a good-looking, highly energetic man.
Frieda – a small, shrunken, eighty-year-old woman with a walker but as tough as cowhide.
Mohammed – a boyish and very good-looking twenty-two-year-old doorman from Iraq.