Old Stock: Casting Notice

By July 25, 2019 Uncategorized

2b theatre company seeks a performer for the role of Chaya in Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story.

Director: Christian Barry

Auditions: Via self tape (or in person in Halifax), September 2019, upon the director’s invitation

Rehearsal dates: November 2019, dates TBC, in Halifax

Touring dates: January 20 – February 16 2020 and March 22 – March 31 2020 with possible added dates through 2020 – 2021

About the play: This Klezmer-folk music-theatre hybrid starring genre-bending sensation Ben Caplan is inspired by the true stories of two Jewish Romanian refugees coming to Canada in 1908. It’s a humourously dark folktale woven together with a high-energy concert about how to love after being broken by the horrors of war. 

★★★★★ “a thing of raw and unmissable beauty” – Herald Scotland

“It is hard to imagine a more apt time for a production with so clear a moral center.” — New Yorker

SIX DRAMA DESK AWARD NOMINATIONS INCLUDING OUTSTANDING MUSICAL

THE NEW YORK TIMES CRITIC’S PICK

TIME OUT NEW YORK CRITIC’S PICK

About the role: Chaya is a young woman who has recently immigrated to Canada. She misses home and is reticent to invest in her new life. The performer must play violin and sing. 

The character is in her mid twenties but can be played by a performer of any age.

Comments: This is a CTA production. Old Stock is an internationally touring show and all performers must have valid passports. Travel costs associated with rehearsals and touring will be paid by the company.

Submission instructions: Please submit by sending a resume and any relevant links to recordings of past work to karen@2btheatre.com. Only performers selected for an audition will be contacted. 

Submission deadline: September 1, 2019, 11:59 pm

2b theatre company is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage submissions by people of all ethnicities and cultural backgrounds.