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 litpol@sympatico.ca and include your preferred audition date and what part you are auditioning for.


Read the original audition call at http://labyrinthstageproductions.ca/queen-of-chesed/

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