Auditions are now closed
Please prepare a contemporary monologue of approximately two minutes in length. You may be asked to do a cold read.
We will be contacting you by email for an audition time. In the registration form, please specify your preference of date and time.
Rehearsals will begin in August every Monday or Tuesday and occasional Sunday's if necessary. A detailed rehearsal schedule will be distributed.
No agents. This is a semi-professional production (exceptions may be made).
Auditions for Queen of Chesed are now closed.
If you are interested in auditioning for any future productions, please send a request to audition.
Please note that this is an amateur production.
An intelligent, strong-willed and controlling woman in her 60s is dedicated to her life’s mission of chesed. She is the Queen of Chesed. She tells her children that one day they will appreciate the experiences they have had with their interesting “residents” or “guests” who are generally treated in accepting and non-judgmental ways.
Faigie’s often silent husband in his late 60s, mostly speaks to the audience… in particular about things he doesn’t like. Still waters run deep. He is a very wise man. He undergoes an interesting evolution in the course of the play. (Note-Tatti-will be played by Sam Stein)
The 19-year-old daughter, who lives in her mother’s shadow is both compliant and critical of her mother. She has a secret dream which unfolds gradually. There is an unusual resolution to her dream.
The 21-year-old son, who attends Yeshiva. He is a wise older brother to Sarah and a very helpful son to both Faigie and Tatti.
The 12-year-old son attends Yeshiva. He has a special connection with Charlie the Button Man.
CHARLIE THE BUTTON MAN
In his mid-60s is a rich/poor man with a heart of gold. His clothes are covered with buttons/pins, each of which has an interesting story.
In her early 70s, is a very dramatic woman who really believes that she is the deceased star. She sings and dances continuously. She also insists that the house members “rehearse” with her. She adds considerable comedy to the plot.
In his mid 20s, is the handyman with an interesting history; (Argentinian with a noticeable Spanish accent). He and Sarah have a special connection as friends which creates considerable conflict within the family.
ZALMAN THE SHIKKER
An alcoholic in his late 60s with a difficult past. He is “in love” with Faigie.
In his 30s / 40s at Moishie’s Yeshiva.
Female over 30.