In Search of Performers for "Little Heaven" Play
ONLY LOCAL TALENT WILL BE ADMITTED. Looking for talent for the "Little Heaven" play. See the details below. About the project: It's 1947 - two years since the war that shook Europe to its core and changed the very course of history. In a sleepy Polish village, several stories become intertwined as the residents of Mael Niebo- an apartment complex for the impoverished and displaced- grapple with the horrors of the past and look towards the hope of the future. Junior Meier is a newspaper editor from Berlin whose overriding guilt for the small part he played in perpetuating the Reich's hateful message has hindered his relationship with his young and impressionable daughter. Maestro Covali- a Romani violin virtuoso- seeks to start his life anew after the devastating deaths of his wife and young children. Catholic siblings Katherine and Joseph Worcheka discover what it means to be forgiving while embracing a new life free from the bonds of tradition. Willie Jenkins valiantly fights to change society's opinion of the downtrodden. Told from the perspective of The Peddler- a charismatic storyteller who knows everything about everybody- LITTLE HEAVEN is a tale of hope, survival, and the power of community. Additional information: CALLBACK DATE: SUNDAY, JUNE 18th from 7:00-10:00 PM. Callbacks are by invitation only. AUDITION LOCATION: Cambridge, ON. PLEASE NOTE: There is a fee required. REHEARSALS | Sundays from 2:00-5:00 PM (once a week) beginning in early August. Mondays, Tuesdays from 7:00-10:00 pm and Sundays from 2:00-5:00 PM (three times a week) beginning in November. FIRST REHEARSAL | Sunday, August 4th, 2023. PERFORMANCE DATES | Thursday, February 29th- Sunday, March 3rd, 2024. STAGED WORKSHOP | Saturday, December 9th, 2023. CUE TO CUE | Monday, February 26th. TECH REHEARSAL | Tuesday, February 27th. DRESS REHEARSAL | Wednesday, February 28th. WODL FESTIVAL | Monday, March 11th- Friday, March 15th, 2024. If interested, please apply.
Tenor. The charismatic and enigmatic narrator of the story. A man who knows everything about everyone... even if they don't care to notice him. The Peddler speaks the truth and often offers his own wisdom.
Tenor Belt. A half-Romani violin virtuoso who was incarcerated due to his family lineage. Originally from Hungary, Covali was an up-and-coming classical sensation when he and his young daughters were arrested. The only survivor, Covali turns to music tutoring to make ends meet. He is sensible, kind-hearted. A man of few words. Although all performers will be considered for the role of MAESTRO COVALI, we are most interested in performers of Romani or Sinti heritage.
Baritone. A newspaper editor from a prestigious German family. Junior and his family are forced to flee to Poland due to father, Senior's, harmful involvement in the war. Although not directly affiliated with The Reich, Junior's guilt about publishing fascist propaganda in his newspaper has inhibited his relationship with his young daughters as well as his patriotic father and brother-in-law. Junior is a lost soul: absent, cynical.
Mezzo-Soprano. The only surviving child of Solomon and Tovah Hoffson, Rachel is an intelligent and astute young woman looking to start her life anew. Her longtime romantic inclinations toward neighbour Joseph Worcheka fuel her optimism and vigor. Although all performers will be considered for the role of RACHEL HOFFSON, we are most interested in performers who identify as ethnically or religiously Jewish.
Baritone. The patriarch of the Hoffson family. A traditionalist who is mourning the loss of both his son and his old life. Solomon harbours a secret that threatens to tear his family apart. Hardened and embittered. Although all performers will be considered for the role of SOLOMON HOFFSON, we are most interested in performers who identify as ethnically or religiously Jewish.
Alto. The matriarch of the Hoffson family. A strong-willed woman who has a chip on her shoulder. Faithful and materal, Tovah is the glue that holds her family together. She acts as a peacekeeper between Solomon and Rachel. Although all performers will be considered for the role of TOVAH HOFFSON, we are most interested in performers who identify as ethnically or religiously Jewish.
Tenor. A fiery, rebellious Polish Catholic. Joseph is good-humoured and often takes the hardships of life at face-value. His hate of injustice and admiration towards childhood sweetheart, Rachel Hoffson, fuel his story.
Alto Belt. A college student hailing from Chicago who has traveled to Poland in order to spread her message of peace through rallies and public displays. Willie is bright and confident; although she has the best intentions of all at heart, she does not truly understand the hardships which the people of Mael Niebo have faced.
Soprano. The wife of a German military man who has been sheltered from the hardships beyond her upper-crust Berlin life. Rosa is a peacekeeper, but her friendship with Maestro Covali opens her eyes and leads her to overcome generational bias. Intelligent and well-bred. Motherly.
Non-Singing. A wealthy German militant who has fled to Poland along with his family in order to escape persecution due to his war crimes. Senior is stern; a man who will not waver on his problematic beliefs.
Baritone. The new husband of Junior's sister. An outspoken, crass student who blindly follows the Reich's beliefs. A fascist. Overall horrible person.
Non-Singing. The owner of 'The Tavern' on Krotka Street. Intimidating; a bully.
Non-Singing. The landlady of Mael Niebo. An ill-tempered war widow.
3 females, 3 males. Varying Ranges. The citizens of Mael Niebo.
Varying Ranges. 3 females, 3 males.