[NEohioPAL] Auditions for To the Orchard -- Playwrights Local 4181

David Todd via NEohioPAL neohiopal at lists.neohiopal.org
Mon Jan 11 04:57:26 PST 2016

Playwrights Local 4181 Announces
Open Auditions for


Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016, 7-10pm
Sunday, Jan. 17, 2016, 5-7pm
Dancing Wheels Company and School (Masonic Auditorium)

Playwrights Local 4181, a new company dedicated to supporting the
dramatists of Northeast Ohio, will be holding open auditions for TO THE
ORCHARD, a world-premiere play by Les Hunter, on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016,
from 7:00 to 10:00pm, and on Sunday, Jan. 17, 2016, from 5:00-7:00 pm.

Callbacks will be Tuesday, Jan. 19, at the same location from 7:00 to 9:00

This is a non-Equity, paid production directed by Dale Heinen. Performance
dates are May 26-28 and June 2-4 at the Waterloo Arts Center in Collinwood,
with a third weekend in early June at a TBA location in the eastern suburbs
of Cleveland.

In *To the Orchard,* college student Rachel Bergman is propelled to reveal
her sexual identity to her conservative father, who has hidden his own past
from the family for years. An orthodox rabbi, a queer studies professor,
and the spirits of Robert Plant and Virginia Woolf inhabit this slightly
magic-realist play about family, making mistakes, retribution and coming
clean. Prior to this world premiere,* To the Orchard* received a National
Foundation for Jewish Culture New Play grant, and development at Boston
Playwrights Theatre and Brooklyn College.

*Audition Information*
Dancing Wheels Company & School is located inside the Masonic Auditorium at
3615 Euclid Ave Cleveland, OH 44115 . There is both on-street parking as
well as lot parking on the corner of Chester and 36th. Please sign in at
the front desk, then proceed to the 3rd Floor.

Those auditioning should allow time to complete paperwork. Please bring a
current headshot and resume with you as well as your calendar. Wear
comfortable clothing and be prepared to move. No appointments are
necessary. At the audition, actors will read character sides.

If you have any questions, please email the playwright at
leslielarshunter at gmail.com or the director at dale.heinen at gmail.com. For
more information on the company, see http://playwrightslocal.org/

*Character Breakdown*
SIMCHA BERGMAN: 50’s. Surgeon. Baal teshuva Modern-Orthodox Jew. RACHEL’s

RACHEL BERGMAN: 19. SIMCHA’s daughter. Brooklyn College student. Aspiring

TRACIE BRAGGS: Late 30’s. African American. Gender Studies professor at
Brooklyn College.

RABBI ISIDORE: 50’s+. Retired Orthodox Rabbi. Showing early signs of
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