Red Mountain Theatre – Auditions for No Fading Star>
In the monastery of Maria Morgenstern, life seems to go on quite predictably, even in 1943 Germany. But behind the convent walls, there is an active underground working to hide and transport Jewish children through Germany to the border. One morning, Klaus, the monastery handyman, brings David and Miriam, two Jewish children. David is angry and threatens to return to the ghetto, insisting that he must return for his bar mitzvah and “stand like a man to say, I am a Jew.” Mother Franziska arranges for the bar mitzvah in the face of threats from her sister, who is a Nazi sympathizer, and imminent searches by the local Gestapo commandant. At the very moment, the commandant arrives to arrest her, David is finishing his bar mitzvah in the chapel and escapes to the border. This story is based on documentary evidence.
This touring production will perform in schools and community locations
September 23-October 18
(REHEARSAL DATES are Sept 9-13, 16-20 9AM-6PM)
OPEN AUDITION – Aug 13, 2019
6:00 PM (please arrive at 5:30PM to sign in)
at RMTC Cabaret – 301 19th Street North, Birmingham, AL 35203
This audition is for ANYONE and EVERYONE that is interested in auditioning for this wonderful production!
This is a touring show so you must be available from 9 AM – 6 PM for the duration of the rehearsals and tour – September 9-October 19, weekdays only. The actual tour schedule will be finalized in early September.
Please be prepared to perform a one-minute monologue. Auditions will also include a cold read with scene partners. Please bring your 8 x 10 headshot and resume.
Female 1 – Mother Franziska – Mother Superior of the convent, 40+
Female 2 – Sister Klara/Miriam Sachs – Sister who is assistant to Mother Superior/Jewish child brought to the convent with her brother, 20s
Female 3 – Sister Monika/Lisl Moeller – Sister in charge of the kitchen/ Franziska’s sister who is married to Nazi, 40+
Male 1 – David Sachs/Sgt. Heimlich – Jewish child on the brink of Bar Mitzvah brought to the convent/Nazi sergeant, 20s
Male 2 – Klaas Shoeffler/Col. Lauber – Worker for the convent/Nazi commander, 40+