THE IMMIGRANT - George Street Playhouse Auditions

Posted: December 11, 2018

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THE IMMIGRANT - NYC Appointments
George Street Playhouse

APPOINTMENTS
NYC Appointment Only Audition Date(s): 01/09/2019, 01/10/2019 Callback Date(s): 01/15/2019

CONTRACT
LORT Non-Rep $820/week

SEEKING
Submissions from AEA actors for 4 roles. See breakdown.

INSTRUCTIONS
For consideration, email picture and resume ASAP. Deadline for receipt: 12/27/18
Deadline: Thu, Dec 27, 2018

SUBMIT TO
SUBMISSION.MCCORKLECASTING@GMAIL.COM

PERSONNEL
Artistic Director: David Saint
Director: Jim Jack
Writer: Mark Harelik
Casting Director: Pat McCorkle, Katja Zarolinski
Casting Assistant: Kristen Kittel

OTHER DATES
Rehearsal Date(s): 02/15/2019
Opening Date(s): 03/12/2019
Closing Date(s): 04/07/2019

Venue: George Street Playhouse. New Brunswick, NJ

OTHER
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 submit.

BREAKDOWN
[HASKELL HARELIK]
20 to 35 years old, male. A Russian Jew who arrives in the small town of Hamilton, Texas in 1909 fleeing the pogroms. Haskell is a resourceful, natural salesman driven to create a secure life for his family in America. Charismatic, with a tender, poetic spirit. Must sacrifice aspects of his faith to succeed in this country. Terrific sense of humor. Speaks Yiddish. Ages 30 years during the story. Doubles as his mid-twenties son Milton. Actor must be strong with dialects.
[LEAH HARELIK]
25 to 30 years old, female. Haskell’s wife. Russian Orthodox Jew. Speaks Yiddish. Sensitive. Deeply connected to her Jewish faith. While terrified to begin a new life in America, her honesty and desire for connection helps her develop a lifelong friendship with Ima Perry. Ages 30 years during the story. Actor must be strong with dialects.
[MILTON PERRY]
45 to 60 years old, male. Small town Texas banker with a dry sense of humor. Intelligent, rock-solid, and unyielding. Sees potential in Haskell, and becomes both a father figure and a friend who risks his reputation to help Haskell succeed. Ages 30 years during the story.
[IMA PERRY]
35 to 45 years old, female. A Calvary Baptist guided by an honest desire to do good in the world. Ima has a huge heart and persuasive spirit. Possess a quiet power over Milton that enlists him in her acts of goodwill. Enjoys the company of others. Great sense of humor. Ages 30 years during the story.

STORYLINE:
The Immigrant is the story of Haskell Harelik, a 19 year-old Russian Jew who flees persecution to arrive in Hamilton, Texas in 1909. As a stranger in a strange land, Haskell is befriended by Milton and Ima Perry, a Texas couple that open up their home and reputation within the community to help him, and his wife Leah, establish a life in America. The Immigrant explores assimilation through the power of friendship, hard work, and the courage to build relationships with people radically different from ourselves.
This play requires actors of great depth, warmth and passion.


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 submit.


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