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"The Tenth Man", Role Pays: $525/wk-New York City, NY - Casting ID # 1609745
Project Type Live Event Submission Type Open Call
Location New York City, NY Union Non-union
Rate/Pay $525.00 per week Release Date 02-04-20
Audition Date 02-18-20 Submission deadline 02-17-20
Casting Category Theatre - Equity (Union)
The entire play is in Yiddish and consequently all actors must speak Yiddish and must be able to do comedy. THE TENTH MAN is an ensemble piece. It is a world gone by; an American retelling of the dybbuk story, taking place on Long Island in the late 1950's. Who is really possessed: the young compassionate religious granddaughter of one of the elderly congregants or the successful yet cynical Manhattan lawyer? This play captures the struggle between Jewish generations, youth and old age, cynics and believers, scientists and mystics with a moving and surprising outcome.

PREPARATION:
- All should be excellent actors with abilities to act in foreign languages (experience with Yiddish, German and Hebrew a plus). Actors will be asked to read from one of the monologues provided at the EPA for the role you feel you are most right for. Monologues will be done in English from the English translation of THE TENTH MAN by Eleanor Reissa. You will also be asked to speak a line of Yiddish that is included with the sides.
- Bring a headshot and resume, stapled together. headshot

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

An attorney; divorced, angry, cynical, even somewhat suicidal. He is (unknowingly to himself) possessed by an inner demon that has eaten up whatever love is in him. He appears hard, cold but deep down he is not. He is just broken.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 30 to 39
Ethnicity: Any -

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

Open, very bright, warm; her inner beauty and openness shines from her. However, she is also possessed by an evil demon whose personality is that of a Russian whore with a vulgar tongue who was wronged by men in the past. Actress must be able to be an open, loving young woman into a harsh vulgar demon.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 25
Ethnicity: Any -

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

Evelyn\'s grandfather . Learned, scientific; loves his granddaughter more than life itself. He would do anything for her.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 57 to 59
Ethnicity: Any -

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

A good friend of Foreman\'s; smart, kind.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 57 to 59
Ethnicity: Any -

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

Cynical, contrarian, non-religious, know it all


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 57 to 65
Ethnicity: Any -

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

Frightened nature but a good man, not the brightest bulb.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 57 to 65
Ethnicity: Any -

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

A facilitator, a worker bee.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 50 to 59
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 8 Cabalist
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

(Hirshchman) Ageless yet ancient quality; A pious, holy, yet realistic and logical man. Caring. Damaged.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 57 to 65
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 9 Rabbi
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Means well, part businessman/part rabbi.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 30 to 40
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 10 The Policeman
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Imposing in stature.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 20 to 39
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 11 The Kessler Brothers
Seeking 2 talent(s) for this role

Looking for a versatile talent/actor who can portray this role.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 20 to 39
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 12 Davis
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

An old man who mostly prays.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 60 to 75
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 13 Note #1
Seeking 5 talent(s) for this role

Seeking performers with excellent acting skills and a working acquaintance with Yiddish or a great ear for language. The Tenth Man is performed entirely in Yiddish (with English and Russian supertitles).


Searchable talent specs :

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