Audition Call for Labyrinth Stage Productions’ QUEEN OF CHESED

Auditions from June 1-12. Show dates: November 15 & 16.

Labyrinth Stage Productions presents QUEEN OF CHESED by Claudia Litvak Polachek & Pearl Rothenberg.

When: June 1, 5, 8, 2017, from 7 to 9pm
Call-backs: June 12, 2017
Show dates: November 15 & 16, 2017
Venue: Outremont Theatre, 1248 Bernard Ave.West

Rehearsals are one evening a week (Mondays or Tuesdays) and occasionally Sunday afternoons from the end of July to November.  This is a semi-professional production; Equity members will be considered.

An original production, Queen of Chesed is a dramatic comedy. “Chesed” is a Hebrew word meaning “acts of loving kindness”. It is loosely based on the life of Faigie, a dynamic, religious Jewish woman who opens her Crown Heights (Brooklyn) home to the needy. Homeless, hungry and lonely people come for a meal and often stay indefinitely.

Character Breakdowns:

  • Faigie: an intelligent, strong-willed and controlling woman in her 60s.
  • Tatti: Faigie’s husband in his late 60s (Note-Tatti- will be played by Sam Stein)
  • Sarah: 19-year-old daughter, who lives in her mother’s shadow.
  • Yossi:  21-year old son.
  • Moishie: 12-year- old son.
  • Charlie the Button Man: in his mid-60’s is one of the homeless guests.
  • Ethel Merman: in her early 70s, is a very dramatic woman who really believes she is THE star.
  • John: in his mid to late 20s; is the immigrant handyman with an Argentinian accent.
  • Zalman the Shikker (drunk): in his late 60’s.
  • Principal: male in his 30s to 40s at Moishie’s school.
  • Reporter:  Female, over 30.

To submit, please send your acting resume and headshot to and include your preferred audition date and what part you are auditioning for.

Read the original audition call at

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