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Memorial Playhouse (a part of Memorial Episcopal Church on Bolton Hill)
Announces Auditions
for
The Last Days of Judas Iscariot
By Stephen Adly Guirgis
 
Directed by Rina Steinhauer
Monty Howard and Kristine Smets, Producers
 
Funny, provocative, and profound, The Last Days of Judas Iscariot is a modern, urban examination of biblical and ontological themes: the nature of guilt, redemption, forgiveness, compassion, and the role of free-will. This is not a religious play per se, nor does it disrespect religion - but it does turn a comedic and questioning eye on Christian doctrine. Premise: Judas Iscariot is on trial in Purgatory, but will not testify in his own defense. Witnesses are called to the stand (Mother Theresa, Sigmund Freud, Pontias Pilot, Satan, etc) to establish guilt/innocence and whether or not Judas deserves eternal damnation.
 
Actors in this production will be non-equity and non-paid.
 
Performances will be November 13, 14, 15 and November 20, 21, 22
 
Audition Dates:
Friday, June 12 from 6:30 to 8:30
Saturday, June 13 from 10:00 to 1:00
Sunday, June 14 from 2:00 to 5:00
**Or by appointment**
 
Call back Dates:
Friday, June 19 from 6:30 to 8:30
Saturday, June 20 from 10:00 to 1:00
 
Audition Venue: Memorial Episcopal Church, 1407 Bolton Street, Baltimore, MD 21217
 
Contact Information:
Kristine Smets, Producer
Phone: 410-733-0955, email: Kristine.smets@gmail.com
Website: memorialplayers.org
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Rehearsals will begin Sunday, August 30 at Memorial Episcopal Church. Rehearsals are generally held three days a week:
Saturdays – 10:00 to 1:00
Sundays – 1:30 to 4:30
One scheduled week night – 6:30 to 8:30
 
Performances will be November 13, 14, 15 and November 20, 21, 22
 
For Auditioners:
Those seeking roles will be asked to read director-selected scene(s) from the play. Time will be given for actors to review material at the time of the audition. Pictures and resumes are helpful, but not required.
 
There are parts for 10 men and 5 women with some doubling of roles.
 
Fabiana Aziz Cunningham (female)
20s-40s/White/New York accent preferred
The lawyer for the defense.  Lead role
 
Yusef El -Famoumy (male)
30s - 50s/Egyptian/Middle Eastern
The lawyer for the prosecution. Lead role
 
Satan (male)
Adult/any age/any accent/any nationality/physically fit
A witness, charming and suave.  Lead role
 
Judas (male)
30s/any accent/any nationality
The defense client.  Lead role - actor must have emotional intensity
 
Jesus (male)
33/any accent/any nationality/prefer African American
The Son of God. Loving, genuine and good.
 
Judge Littlefield (male)
40s-50s/White/Southern accent
The overseeing eye of the trial.  Lead role
 
Bailiff (male/female)
Adult/any age/any accent/any nationality
The Court bailiff.  Some good comic moments.
 
Henrietta Iscariot (female)
40s-50s+/any accent/any nationality
A witness. Judas’s devoted mother
 
Mother Teresa (female)
Adult/any age – must play as older (60s-70s)/Eastern European
A witness. A hilarious role which involves mainly being deaf, old, and Albanian.
 
Simon the Zealot (male)
any age/any accent/any nationality/prefer Latino
A witness.
 
Caiaphas the Elder (male)
50s-60s/any accent/any nationality/prefer rabbinical type
A witness.
 
Pontius Pilate (male)
Adult/any age/Prefer African American
A witness. A brilliantly funny and urban role, highs and lows of emotion
 
Butch Honeywell (male)
30s-40s/White/American
Foreman of the jury. Butch’s monologue is a beautiful, poignant end to the play.
 
Saint Monica (female)
20s-30s/Prefer African American or Latina
A saint. A really wonderful role - fiery and opinionated
 
Gloria (female)
30s - 50s/African American
A member of the jury. Has a poignant monologue about the people we leave behind.
 
Saint Peter (male)
Adult/any age/any accent/any nationality
A disciple. A sharp and prickly character, known for his temper.
 
Saint Matthew (male)
Adult/any age/any accent/any nationality
A disciple. A fun, comic, urban role.
 
Mary Magadelene (female)
20s-30s/any accent/any nationality
A friend of Judas. A wonderful depiction of friendship and a love that will last forever.
 
Saint Thomas (male)
Adult/any age/any accent/any nationality
A disciple.
 
Matthias of Galilee (male/female)
Adult, but must play this character as a child/any accent/any nationality
 
Sigmund Freud (male)
40s+/White/German or Austrian accent
A witness. Great cameo role.
 
Loretta (female)
Adult/any age/any accent/any nationality
A member of the jury.
 
Memorial Players is an education and outreach program of Memorial Episcopal Church, a diverse community in historic Bolton Hill near downtown Baltimore.  As a community theatre we have been producing fully staged musicals and plays since 2002 and welcome everyone to participate in our productions. The productions depend on voluntary contributions of time, talent, materials and funds to cover all expenses.   Auditions for the fall drama are open to all and we invite you to try out for our upcoming production of The Last Days of Judas Iscariot.
 
 

Memorial Players is pleased to announce our 2014 annual musical, The Apple Tree.  This is a charming show with great music, by the writers of Fiddler on the Roof.  It is composed of three mini-musical acts; The Diary of Adam and Eve, The Lady or the Tiger, and Passionella.  There are numerous leading and supporting roles for all ages in this show, so we hope you’ll join us for the fun!

Auditions will be held the weekend of October 26th, 2013. Rehearsals will begin in mid-December.  Performances will be: February 21, 22, 23, 28, and March 1, 2, 2014 

ADAM

Practical, and stubborn. At first confused and put-off by Eve, he soon learns to love her.

BALLADEER

The mischievous, all-knowing storyteller. Can double as the Tiger-Keeper.

BARBARA

A high-maintenance, seductive vamp. Barbara is the Princess and Arik’s daughter. She is secretly in love with a common soldier and becomes insanely jealous.

CAPTAIN SANJAR

A hardy and well-intentioned Captain who has just come back from a terrible war. He is secretly in love with the Princess Barbara.

ELLA / PASSIONELLA

An ordinary chimney sweep who becomes Passionella, the glamour girl, when she dreams of being a movie star. Humble, joyful, and full of passion.

ENSEMBLE

KING'S MEN; HANDMAIDS; GUARDS; PRISONERS; FILM CREW; SUBWAY PASSENGERS

EVE

Smart, curious, and playful. She knows what’s best, and greatly seeks Adam’s admiration and companionship.

FLIP / GEORGE L. BROWN

A normal, nerdy guy, who dreams of becoming a rock star. As Flip, he is part Marlon Brando, part Elvis, and part Bob Dylan.

KING ARIK

A hot-blooded, commanding King with absolute power and father to Barbara. Demanding, idealist, advocate of justice.

NADJIRA

A sweet-hearted girl, and one of Barbara's servants.
Speaking Role

NARRATOR

A dapper man in a tuxedo who guides the audience through the story. He takes joy in his all-knowing presence, and uses it to playfully tease the other characters.

THE SNAKE

A smooth-talking type. Stealthy and manipulative.


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