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The "Perseverance" Play Needs Performers

Pittsburgh, PA, United StatesID: 215126Exp: 2/4/2023

ONLY LOCAL TALENT WILL BE ACCEPTED. Seeking performers for "Perseverance" play. Please see the details below. About the project: The world premiere of Perseverance brings to the stage a powerful memoir of healing and renewal. Few visitors to the G&S Jewelry Store in Pittsburgh’s Squirrel Hill neighborhood during the 1960s and ’70s were aware that the cheerful proprietor, Melvin Goldman, had spent his teens enduring the horrors of Auschwitz before arriving as a penniless refugee in postwar Pittsburgh intent on reshaping his family’s destiny. Adapted for the stage by L.E. McCullough from the book by Melvin Goldman and Lee Goldman Kikel, Perseverance: A Holocaust Survivor’s Journey from Poland to America depicts Goldman’s irrepressible spirituality, unflagging love for humanity, and perseverance as he worked to replace Darkness with Light, one shop patron at a time. Additional info: All cast members will be required to either be fully vaccinated or provide routine COVID test results per the New Hazlett Theater's COVID policy - subject to change. This is a filmed production that will be recorded and performed live. Live performances are on April 15th and 16th and will be streamed globally from April 24th-May 8th. The rehearsals begin February 27th. With the exception of the week of February 27th and tech week, rehearsals will be Saturdays* and Sundays from 11-2, Mondays and Tuesdays from 7-10 pm *Two Saturdays in March will have a later start time (TBD) Actors will be required to present a 2 - 3 minute dramatic monologue and to sing 16 bars of folk or ethnic music (a cappella). ALL CHARACTERS WILL ALSO BE SINGING YIDDISH AND HEBREW SONGS IN THE PERFORMANCE. If you are interested, please apply.

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4 roles

MAN #2Male30-39 y.o.All ethnicities

Aron Goldman (Melvin's headstrong brother) and others.

MAN #3Male40-49 y.o.All ethnicities

Chaim Goldman (Melvin's businessman father) and others.

WOMAN #1Female26-39 y.o.All ethnicities

Lee Goldman (Melvin's daughter and author of his memoir) and others.

WOMAN #2Female40-54 y.o.All ethnicities

Mildred Goldman (Melvin's independent wife) and others.