AND THEN THEY CAME FOR ME - City of Rancho Cucamonga/Main Street Theatre Company Auditions

Posted: October 2, 2019

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And Then They Came for Me - Pasadena EPA

City of Rancho Cucamonga/Main Street Theatre Company

AUDITION DATE

Tue, Nov 12, 2019
10:00 am - 2:00 pm (PDT)

APPOINTMENTS

EPA rules in effect. In-person sign-up begins at 9:00AM on 11/12/19.

CONTRACT

TYA Minimum - $526.50/wk

SEEKING

See breakdown.

PREPARATION

Please prepare an appropriate short monologue (no more than one minute) that shows your vocal versatility in handling language and characters. Everyone cast will be playing multiple roles.

LOCATION

Boston Court Pasadena
70 N Mentor Ave
Pasadena, CA 91106-1745
Parking in Boston Court lot or on the street.

PERSONNEL

By James Still
Producer: Mireya ("Murry") Hepner
Director: Abigail Deser

OTHER DATES

1st rehearsal: Friday, January 10, 2020
1st Performance: Wednesday, January 29, 2020
Final Performance: Wednesday, February 12, 2020
Call-Backs will be held on FRIDAY, November 15, 2019

OTHER

The show rehearses 6 days a week for 40 hours a week, during daytime hours. (Because we will begin rehearsals on a Friday, the first week will be pro-rated accordingly). Most performances are matinees, including weekday morning performances for school field trips. There are 2 Saturday early evening performances as well. All performances at the 550 seat Lewis Family Playhouse in Rancho Cucamonga
EPA Procedures are in effect for audition.
An Equity monitor will be provided.
Equity’s contracts prohibit discrimination. Equity is committed to diversity and encourages all its employers to engage in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, Equity encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to attend every audition.
Always bring your Equity Membership card to auditions.

BREAKDOWN

Looking for four extremely versatile actors (of any race, religion or gender identification) who enjoy ensemble work, are comfortable with movement, who can handle soft German /Austrian accents and are ready to play any age character. The work will move quickly and require an all-in attitude. Rehearsals and most performances are held during the day.
"And Then They Came for Me" is a unique theatrical experience: a multimedia play that weaves videotaped interviews with Holocaust survivors Ed Silverberg and Eva Schloss with live actors recreating scenes from their lives during World War II. Ed was Anne Frank's first boyfriend and she wrote about him in the beginning of her now-famous diary. Mr. Silverberg barely escaped the Nazis before going into hiding in Belgium for 26 months. Eva Schloss was the same age as Anne Frank and lived in the same apartment building in Amsterdam. Her family went into hiding the same day as the Frank family. And like the Frank family, they were also betrayed. On Eva's 15th birthday, her family was arrested by the Nazis and sent to concentration camps. Eva and her mother survived and after the war her mother married Otto Frank (Anne's father). Part oral history, part dramatic action, part direct address, part remembrance.... This powerful play touches on many themes that are vital for young people to reflect upon today, including what can happen when hate and violence become normalized.
We’re gearing the show for ages 11 and up, and as with all MainStreet shows, it never talks down to the audience – the opposite – we believe that children are inherently imaginative and smart. For this production, we’re aiming to include senior citizens in the audience for our morning school performances as well as children.

YOUNG ED/PAPPY (Adult Actor 20 – 60) Young Ed is the boyhood incarnation of Helmuth Silberberg, an actual survivor of the Holocaust whose video testimony will be a part of the show. Pappy is Eva's father (see below)- a man of great courage, moral fortitude and kindness.
YOUNG EVA/ED'S MOTHER (Adult Actress 20 – 60) Young Eva is the girlhood incarnation of Eva Geiringer Schloss, an actual survivor of the Holocaust, whose video testimony will be a part of the show. This actor will also play Ed's mother, a middle-aged woman who must face the horrors of Nazi Germany.
ANNE FRANK/MUTTI (Adult Actress 20 – 60) The actor playing Anne Frank does not necessarily need to look like Anne Frank. The actor needs to be able to convey to us a sense of the energy and optimism of this young girl on the cusp of womanhood. MUTTI is Eva’s mother, who will have to face horrific circumstances beyond her greatest fears.
HITLER YOUTH/HEINZ/ED'S FATHER (Adult Actor 20 – 60)The actor who takes on the character of the Hitler Youth does not need to look like a Hitler Youth but needs to be able to convey the deep emotional commitment to those ideas. They also need to be able to embody the sensitivity of a sweet and gentle young man (Heinz) who was a painter and a musician and a scholar. And a father who faces the unimaginable.


Equity’s contracts prohibit discrimination. Equity is committed to diversity and encourages all its employers to engage in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, Equity encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to audition.

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