Audition Information

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Auditions are open to everyone. You do not have to be Jewish to audition or get involved with Jewish Theatre. In fact, most of our actors and volunteers are of other faiths. No previous theatre experience is required.

2021-22 Schedule

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Chanukah Shorts, by Various
Directed by Andy Schneider, Mary Beth Quillin, Dariius Coquitt, Jason Marlett, Jacob Dunham
Show Dates: December 11-19, 2021
Audition Dates: Nov. 1. Submit video of monologue (see below) to :
Cast Needed: 

Casting complete

Another Antigone, by A.R. Gurney
Directed by Danira Stanojevic
Show Dates: February 17-27, 2022
Audition Dates: Dec 5 & 6
Cast Needed: 

Cast Complete

Biloxi Blues, by Neil Simon
Directed by Carrie McNulty
Show Dates: May 12-22, 2022
Audition Dates: March 13 & 14
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  • Eugene Morris Jerome (M, 18-25, Lead): A writer and the narrator of the show. He is the alter ego of the youthful Neil Simon.
  • Roy Selridge (M, 18-25, Major Supporting): A confident man who thinks of himself as funny. He tends to take cues from others on how to behave and who to harass.
  • Joseph Wykowski (M, 19-26, Major Supporting): Big and tough – but not too smart and somewhat bigoted.
  • Don Carney (M, 18-25, Major Supporting): A private from New Jersey who irritates his bunkmates with his singing. He is not very good at making important decisions.
  • Arnold Epstein (M, 18-25, Major Supporting): A sensitive, well-read and intelligent Jewish guy from New York City. He is mentally strong, but physically weak. He constantly feels the need to fight for something.
  • Sgt. Merwin J. Toomey (M, 35-50, Major Supporting): A Southerner. He is big and tough – he is smart and hardcore, old school “Army”, but he has his demons.
  • James Hennesy (M, 18-24, Major Supporting): Big and tough – but not too smart. He is part African American, but not noticeably.
  • Rowena (F, 20-up, Minor Supporting): A world-wise, Southern prostitute. She must have a flair for comedy.
  • Daisy Hannigan (F, 17-24, Minor Supporting): A USO dancer and Eugene’s first love, she is young and pretty.

Note: men will need short hair for this production.