Lewis Family Playhouse - Mainstreet Theatre Company

Current Auditions - And Then They Came For Me: Remembering the World of Anne Frank

By James Still
Producer: City of Rancho Cucamonga/The MainStreet Theatre Company/ Murry Hepner
Director: Abigail Deser


EQUITY EPA's will be held on
Tuesday, November 12, 2019
Boston Court Pasadena
70 N. Mentor Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91106
10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Sign Ups will begin at 9:00 AM

* Please prepare an appropriate short monologue (no more than one minute) that shows your vocal versatility in handling language and characters. Everyone cast will be playing multiple roles.

AUDITIONS BY APPOINTMENT ONLY will be held on Wednesday, November 13 at the Victoria Gardens Cultural Center in Rancho Cucamonga.

** If you wish to be considered for an appointment, we prefer that you access our audition information on Actors Access/Breakdown Express and submit through that system.

If you can’t access Actors Access you may mail your picture/resume to:

Murry Hepner
Victoria Gardens Cultural Center/Lewis Family Playhouse
12505 Cultural Center Drive
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91739
Email your resume and LOW-RES picture to MainStreetTheatreCompany@cityofrc.us.

All Actors in this production will be signed to an Equity Contract. If you are non-union, you are welcome to attend our Open Call, and we will see you if time permits. We’d like all eligible, experienced actors to have the opportunity to be seen. The show rehearses 6 days a week for 40 hours a week, during daytime hours. Please look at the calendar, as it is unusual!

***Call backs will be held on Friday, November 15th in the morning.

1st Rehearsal: Friday, January 10, 2020
1st Performance: Wednesday, January 29, 2020
Final Performance: Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Looking for four extremely versatile actors (of any race, religion or gender identification) who enjoy ensemble work, are comfortable with movement, who can handle soft German/Austrian accents and are ready to play any age character. The work will move quickly and require an all-in attitude. Rehearsals and most performances are held during the day.

And Then They Came for Me is a unique theatrical experience: a multimedia play that weaves videotaped interviews with Holocaust survivors Ed Silverberg and Eva Schloss with live actors recreating scenes from their lives during World War II. Ed was Anne Frank's first boyfriend and she wrote about him in the beginning of her now-famous diary. Mr. Silverberg barely escaped the Nazis before going into hiding in Belgium for 26 months. Eva Schloss was the same age as Anne Frank and lived in the same apartment building in Amsterdam. Her family went into hiding the same day as the Frank family. And like the Frank family, they were also betrayed. On Eva's 15th birthday, her family was arrested by the Nazis and sent to concentration camps. Eva and her mother survived and after the war her mother married Otto Frank (Anne's father). Part oral history, part dramatic action, part direct address, part remembrance... This powerful play touches on many themes that are vital for young people to reflect upon today, including what can happen when hate and violence become normalized.

We’re gearing the show for ages 11 and up, and as with all MainStreet shows, it never talks down to the audience – the opposite – we believe that children are inherently imaginative and smart. For this production, we’re aiming to include senior citizens in the audience for our morning school performances as well as children.

Character Descriptions

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About MainStreet Theatre Company

MainStreet Theatre Company is the resident professional Theatre For Young Audiences Company at the Lewis Family Playhouse. This critically acclaimed Equity company produces high quality theatrical productions especially for children and families and designed exclusively for the Lewis Family Playhouse stage. Drawing from creative talent from all over Southern California, the MainStreet Theatre Company introduces children to the wonder of live theatre - and helps to nurture a life-long love of the performing arts!

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