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Script Submissions: The New Jewish Theatre is not currently accepting unsolicited script submissions.

Audition for the 2024 Season of the New Jewish Theatre

New Jewish Theatre’s General Auditions for the 2024 Season

We are currently in the process of making callbacks for productions. If you have any questions or concerns, or need to cancel or change your time, please contact auditionsnjt@jccstl.org We will send a confirmation email within 24 hours, once your form has been submitted. Artistic Director Rebekah Scallet will be present at the audition.

Callbacks for each production’s directors will be held on the following dates:

We All Fall Down
Sunday, February 11
2pm-7pm

Red
TBD

Note: Separate auditions will be held for our musical First Date later in the spring.

Production Information:

We All Fall Down

We All Fall Down
By Lila Rose Kaplan
Directed by Rebekah Scallet

Description:
Linda and Saul Stein still live in the Westchester home where they raised their two beautiful daughters. But when Saul unexpectedly retires, Linda summons the family to celebrate Passover for the first time in decades. Linda tends slightly toward the theatrical (okay, a lot), and their family has never been particularly religious (okay, not at all). So their comic attempts to bring the Seder to life go from riotous to heart-wrenching.  Can this family come together, or will an age-old tradition tear them apart?

Dates:
First Rehearsal: Monday, May 6
Opening: Thursday, May 30
Closing: Sunday, June 16

Character Descriptions:
(Note: Religion is listed for character informational purposes, not identity requirements)

Linda – Brilliant. Strong-willed. Sometimes Childlike. Always Theatrical. Holds her cards and her feelings close. A Psychologist. Jewish. White. 60’s.

Saul – A Complex Equation of Emotional and Ordered. Sometimes Lovely. Sometimes Volatile. A recently retired History Professor. Jewish. White. 60’s.

Sammi – The Older Daughter. A Good Girl who moved across the county to find herself. A History Teacher in San Francisco. Jewish. White. Early 30’s

Ariel – The Younger Daughter. Sometimes on her own planet. Sometimes the most present of anyone. Lives at home. An Almost Yoga Teacher. Jewish. White. Late 20’s.

Ester – Linda’s Assistant. Enthusiastic. Organized. A Graduate Student in Psychology. Christian. African-American. Late’s 20’s.

Nan – Saul’s older sister and Linda’s best friend from college. A Civil Rights Lawyer. Practical. Principled. Hardened. A New Yorker. Jewish. White. 60’s.

Beverly – Their Former Neighbor. Sincere. Chatty. Christian. White. 60’s.

Red

Red
By John Logan

Description:
Master abstract expressionist Mark Rothko has just landed the biggest commission in the history of modern art, a series of murals for New York’s famed Four Seasons Restaurant. In the two fascinating years that follow, Rothko works feverishly with his young assistant, Ken, in his studio on the Bowery. But when Ken gains the confidence to challenge him, Rothko faces the agonizing possibility that his crowning achievement could also become his undoing. Raw and provocative, RED is a searing portrait of an artist’s ambition and vulnerability as he tries to create a definitive work for an extraordinary setting.

Dates:
First Rehearsal: Monday, July 1
Opening: Thursday, July 25
Closing: Sunday, August 11

Character Descriptions:

Mark Rothko: He/Him, 50+, Abstract expressionist painter, demanding, intense workaholic.

Ken: He/Him Early to late 20’s, Rothko’s new assistant. Eager, ambitious and nervous, wants to impress.

Trayf

Trayf
By Lindsay Joelle
Directed by Aaron Sparks

Zalmy lives a double life. By day, he drives a Chabad “Mitzvah Tank” through 1990s New York City, performing good deeds with his best friend Shmuel. By night, he sneaks out of his orthodox community to roller-skate and listen to rock and roll. But when a curious outsider offers him unfettered access to the secular world, is it worth jeopardizing everything he’s ever known? This road-trip bromance is a funny and heartwarming ode to the turbulence of youth, the universal suspicion that we don’t quite fit in, and the faith and friends that see us through.

Dates:
First Rehearsal: Monday, August 19
Opening: Thursday, September 12
Closing: Sunday, September 29

Character Descriptions:

Zalmy: He/Him, 19, Chasidic Jew from Crown Heights, Brooklyn. Intelligent, curious, hungry for life.

Schmuel: He/Him, 19, Chasidic Jew from Crown Heights, Brooklyn. Loyal, earnest, hungry for love.

Johnathan: He/Him, late 20s. Gentile living in Manhattan. Charismatic, impulsive, hungry for purpose.

Leah: She/Her, late 20s. Secular Jew living in Manhattan. All of the above.

Additional Information:

Rehearsals for all productions will be held Saturday-Thursday, with Friday as the night off. Exact rehearsal times TBD for each play, but a typical schedule is 6-10pm on weeknight and 10am-2pm on weekends.

Performance times are Thursdays at 7:30pm, Saturdays at 4pm and 8pm, Sundays at 2pm, unless otherwise denoted.

Non-equity actors are paid a stipend of $800. Actors also receive a free pass to use the gym facilities at the J during their contract.

We encourage performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages as well as performers with disabilities to audition. NJT is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All actors and production personnel must have current COVID-19 vaccinations.

Volunteer with the New Jewish Theatre

We are always looking for ushers and other volunteers to help with our productions. If you’d like to volunteer, please get in contact with Hannah Ryan at hryan@jccstl.org.

About the New Jewish Theatre

The J is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The J will recruit, hire, train, and promote people in all job classifications without regard to race, color, marital status, religion (unless religion is a bona fide occupational qualification), national origin, age, disability or history of disability (except where physical or mental abilities are a bona fide occupational requirement and the individual is not able to perform the essential functions of the position even with reasonable accommodations), or sex (unless gender is a bona fide occupational qualification), status as a veteran or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state and local law.

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Contact

Ticket and information hotline: 314-442-3283
Artistic Director, Rebekah Scallet
Production Manager, Sean Seifert
Box Office Manager, Hannah Ryan