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Auditions for "Lost in Yonkers"-Miami, FL - Casting ID # 1615430
Project Type Live Event Submission Type Open Call
Location Miami, FL Union Non-union
Rate/Pay n/a Release Date 08-12-20
Audition Date 10-19-20 Submission deadline 10-18-20
Casting Category Theatre - Non-Equity
Neil Simon's Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning play tells the story of a father whose wife has recently died, leaving him in debt. In order to earn money, he needs to take a job as a travelling salesman, But he has two young sons and needs someone to care for them while he's away. He appeals to his mother, a severe German business-woman who (having survived World War II) has taught herself to live without compassion. herself to live

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

independent, jokester type who sometimes gets carried away with the situations going on around him; the play tells his coming-of-age story.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 11 to 15
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 11 to 15
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 3 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. He is shown to be, much like his sisters, a nervous wreck around Grandma.


Searchable talent specs :

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

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

he is sometimes a bit off-center and is mentally challenged, but despite this she is also loving and protective of her nephews. Much of the second half of the play focuses on her attempts at independence from her stern mother.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 35
Ethnicity: Any -

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

Eddie and Bella's mother, a big woman, buxom, with a strong and erect body. Jay's grandmother. A very old and stern woman. 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 70 to 79
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 6 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 is considered by Grandma Kurnitz to be the "survivor" of the family. He has a strong, mercurial nature, and a certain underlying dark side, which the kids uncover in the second act of the play. He works as a "bag-man" for the mob.


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 7 Aunt 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 35
Ethnicity: Any -