Both roles have now been cast! Thank you very much for all of the interest and we hope to see all you at the show!
Open Auditions | Offenes Casting
Berlin Diary: (Schlüterstraße 27) by | von Andrea Stolowitz, directed by | Regie Daniel Brunet
In 1936 Dr. Max Cohnreich escapes Berlin, Germany and arrives in NYC settling there with his immediate family. In 1939 he writes about his experiences in a diary intended for his as yet unborn grandchildren. In 2015 his great-granddaughter Andrea Stolowitz travels to Berlin to use the diary to explore the life he describes and the relatives she never knew. The parallel lives of the characters create a narrative about the search for home and family which operates at the border of reality and memory and the intersection of national history and private lives.
One male actor (50s)
One female actor (35)
Both must speak excellent English, have perfect North American accents and be able to do a variety of other accents in English (Russian, South African, German, et cetera)
The entire play is performed by two actors. They share all characters.
TIME: 1939-48 | The present | SETTINGS: Berlin, New York City, Oregon
Working Language: English | Arbeitssprache: Englisch
Rehearsals: August 22 – September 25 (Monday to Friday, 12pm to 6pm) | Technical Rehearsals: September 26 – October 5 | Premiere October 6 | Performances: October 7 – 10, 12 – 15, November 9 – 12
Proben: 22. August bis 25. September (Montag bis Freitag, 12 bis 18 Uhr) | Technische Proben: 26. September bis 5. Oktober | Premiere: 6. Oktober | Vorstellungen: 7. bis 9. Oktober, 12. bis 15. Oktober, 9. bis 12. November
Compensation | Honorar: 2,000 EUR | EUR 2.000
Max: 58 years old in 1939-48. He never ages. He speaks English with a German
accent, German without an accent.
Andrea: 35 years old in the present. She speaks German with an American accent.
Various Other Characters
Each scene begins with the female actor. The actors alternate speaking with each character heading. The male actor often plays Max and the female actor often plays Andrea but not always. Sometimes, depending on the character heading the actors will switch roles within the same scene. The actors have an equal chance of playing any of the other characters and should therefore agree between themselves on a unified speaking and acting choice for the characters they share. This fluidity of identity is important as it creates the malleability of time and place and the rhythm of the language and story.
We will only invite a limited number of people to audition.
To be considered, please send a headshot and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org by July 28, 2016
Reading copies of the play are available upon request.