EastLine Theatre is proud to announce our next round of auditions for God of Vengeance by Sholem Asch.
Auditions will be held April 8th at 7pm, April 10th at 8pm, & April 15th at 8:30pm. Sides will be provided, feel free to bring a headshot and resume if you have one, if not we may take a photo of you. Interested actors should be available for all performance dates June 30th - July 15th; times can be found at el2123.booktix.com
Sholem Asch’s 1907 Yiddish masterpiece comes to the Eastline stage in a modern version by Donald Margulies. Set in the bustling tenements of the Lower East Side of the 1920’s, ‘God of Vengeance’ spins a tale of a father trying to reconcile his religion with the immoral way he makes his living and a daughter who has found first love in an unexpected place. A seminal work of both Jewish and LGBT theatre, ‘God of Vengeance’ re-emerges almost a century after it was banned from the Broadway stage.
All roles are open, and actors of all ages, ethnicities, faiths, genders, sexualities, and gender expressions are encouraged to audition. Copyright-free versions of the original play are available online, but we are using Donald Margulies’s adaptation, if you would like more information about this version, please contact Nicole Savin on Facebook or at NicoleMSavin@gmail.com. Please also contact Nicole if you are unable to attend these auditions but would still like to be considered.
Looking to cast eleven actors to play these characters and others:
Jack - male, 35+; a man who has made his career running a brothel; full of contradictions and eager to be pious
Sara - female, 35+; his wife, a former sex worker; ferocious and sensible
Rivkele - female, 18+; their daughter; starry-eyed and passionate
Manke - female, 20+; Rivkele’s lover, an employee of the brothel; magnetic and grounded
Hindl - female, 25+; an employee of the brothel; weary and desperate
Shloyme - male, 20+; Hindl’s lover, back after a time away; slick and insincere
Reyzl - female, 18+; an employee of the brothel; young and kind-hearted
Basha - female, 18+; an employee of the brothel; brash and homesick
Reb Eli - male, 25+; a matchmaker; efficient and sanctimonious
Reb Aaron, the Scribe - male, 30+; a scholar; religious and otherworldlyIrish Kid - male, 18+; a customer of the brothel; cocksure and naive