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PRIME STAGE THEATRE ANNOUNCES AUDITIONS FOR

Perseverance

Prime Stage Theatre Company is holding auditions for our production of Perseverance, as part of the 3rd Annual enGAGE Genocide Awareness Global Education program. Through the power of Theatre and Partnerships, Prime Stage Theatre and the Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh will engage the world in education, understanding, and actions against the atrocities of genocide.

Prime Stage is looking to cast (4) Non-Equity/SAG actors; two men: 30’s and 40’s and 2 women: Late 20/30’s and 40/Early 50’s

GENERAL AUDITIONS will be conducted on SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 4TH from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm and SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 5th from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm. Actors will be required to present a 2 - 3 minute dramatic monologue and to sing 16 bars of folk or ethnic music (acapella). Auditions and callbacks will be held in person at the Prime Stage Studio

CALLBACKS will be held on TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 7TH from 7:00-10:00 pm.

Auditions will be held in person at the Prime Stage Studio

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)

To secure your time slot and for any additional questions, please email auditions@primestage.com

*all cast members will be required to either be fully vaccinated or provide routine covid test results per the New Hazlett Theatre's covid policy-subject to change

Perseverance 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.

CHARACTER ROLES:
MAN #1 - Melvin Goldman (60's) Holocaust survivor and eventual Pittsburgh resident and owner of G & S Jewelry THIS ROLE IS ALREADY CAST

MAN #2 - (30's) Aron Goldman (Melvin's headstrong brother) and others

MAN #3 - (40's ) Chaim Goldman ( Melvin's businessman father) and others

WOMAN #1 - (late 20's - 30's) Lee Goldman (Melvin's daughter and author of his memoir) and others

WOMAN #2 - (40's - early 50's) Mildred Goldman ( Melvin's independent wife) and others

ALL CHARACTERS WILL ALSO BE SINGING YIDDISH AND HEBREW SONGS IN THE PERFORMANCE

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