By Joshua Harmon
Director: Tess Maurici Ryan
Audition dates :
Saturday 19 November 1-4.30pm
Sunday 20 November 12-3.30pm
Season 9-25 February 2017
Auditions will be by appointment only. For an appointment please email the director firstname.lastname@example.org (Click email address).
As for any WLT audition, please bring with you an Audition Form (CLICK HERE) already completed along with a non-returnable photograph on the back of which you have written your name.
- New York accents required.
- If you are offered a role, you must not have any holidays or work trips planned during the rehearsal and production period.
- Rehearsals will be Monday & Tuesday nights and Sunday afternoons
Daphna Feygenbaum - 22, Liam & Jonah's first cousin. 2/3 body, 1/3 hair. Thick, curly, frizzy, long brown hair. Passionate about Judaism. She's very connected to her Jewish heritage. She's highly opinionated and easily allows her defensiveness to turn into aggression towards her opponents. Subtlety is not in her nature. She’s argumentative. The actor must have the ability to approach the material with a sense of humour and wit and possess strong comedic timing.
Liam Haber – 25, Daphna's cousin: his mother is the sister of Daphna's father. Wire-rim glasses. Attractive, put-together young professional on a trajectory for success. University of Chicago, Asian Studies Ph.D student. Former Fulbright scholar in Japan. Has as much of a sense of humour as an overdue library book. Clearly lost his tolerance for Daphna a long time ago and isn’t discreet about the way he feels.
Jonah Haber - 21, Liam's younger brother. Sometime University of Vermont sophomore (2nd year student). Just a regular guy, less lanky than his brother. Less brainy. More brawn. More heart. Sensitive. Doesn’t always speak up but when he does; it makes a strong impact. Caught in the middle.
Melody - 24, Liam's girlfriend. Short, stick-straight blonde hair. Mousy. All-American, sweet, tries hard. Works for a non-profit.
The night after their grandfather's funeral, three cousins engage in a verbal (and somewhat physical) battle. In one corner is Daphna Feygenbam, volatile, self-assured and unbending. In the other is her equally stubborn cousin Liam, a secular and entitled young man, who has his shiksa girlfriend, Melody, in tow.
Stuck in the middle is Liam's brother, Jonah, who tries to stay out of the fray. When Liam, Jonah, and Daphna are left to determine who ends up with a precious family heirloom in the wake of their grandfather’s death, a vicious and hilarious brawl over family, faith and legacy ensues.
Exploring the ties that ultimately keep families knotted together, Bad Jews is a biting comedy about family and faith that questions what you choose to believe when you're the chosen.
Tess Maurici Ryan (pictured) is a new director at WLT but is certainly not new to directing. She has several times won Best Production, Comedy at the Victorian Drama League Awards. We are delighted to welcome her to Williamstown Little Theatre.
The play runs for 90 minutes with no interval
Stage Manager is Ness Harwood.
Backstage call out - help needed
We are looking for lighting/sound operator (for whole or half season) and rehearsal prompt. If you are interested, please contact me on 0402 231 724.
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