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An Audition for "Lost In Yonkers"-Fargo, ND - Casting ID # 1601194
Project Type Live Event Submission Type Open Call
Location Fargo, ND Union Non-union
Rate/Pay n/a Release Date 09-05-19
Audition Date 01-27-20 Submission deadline 01-25-20
Casting Category Theatre - Non-Equity
Is a coming-of-age story set in Yonkers, New York. Simon's Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning play centers around two brothers, Arty and Jay, who live with their grandmother and their mentally challenged Aunt Bella, while their father travels, desperately trying to scrape enough money together while working as a salesman to pay off his debts to a loan shark, and their mother has died of cancer. Over the course of the play, the young boys learn lessons about love, responsibility and the importance of family that will carry them into adulthood.

that will carry them into

Role # 1 Jay
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

He insists on the "and a half". The death of his mother forces him to be more mature than he is ready to be when his father leaves him and his younger brother with his family so he can sell scrap iron during World War Two.



Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 15 to 16
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 2 Arty
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Jay's younger brother. More of an observer than the rest of his family, he often goes with the flow of things, but also can be a little childish


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 13 to 14
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 3 Bella
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

She is sometimes a bit off-center and is mentally challenged, but despite this she is also loving and protective of her nephews.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 35 to 36
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 4 Louie
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Jay's flamboyant, jovial uncle, who comes to live with the family when he is hiding from the local mob. He has a strong, mercurial nature, and a certain underlying dark side.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 37 to 39
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 5 Grandma Kurnitz
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Jay's grandmother. A very old and stern woman, an immigrant from Germany. Owing to her harsh childhood, she has always been very intolerant of what in others she calls "weaknesses". She is blunt, sometimes even in a funny way, and always knows what is going on with the people around her.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 61 to 85
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 6 Eddie
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Jay's middle-aged father. After the death of his wife, he is forced to send his two sons to live with their grandmother, while he repays his large financial debts.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 30 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 7 Gert
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Jay's aunt, and Grandma's daughter. She is a very interesting addition to the family. Her most noticeable issue is that when she breathes she has a tendency to suck in while still speaking, as a result of trauma instilled in her by Grandma from a young age.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -