Actors for A Shayna Maidel

Website Firehouse Theater Company

What standards are you using?: Community Standards for Theatre for Colorado

A Shayna Maidel by Barbara Lebow
Directed by Steven Tangedal
Where: Firehouse Theater Company, John Hand Theater (7653 E. 1st Place, Denver CO 80230)

Pay: Stipend is $450.   Bonuses will be added if the show clears; and makes some profit.

Bring Head-shot and resume. Auditions will consist of cold group readings from the script.  Yiddish accents.

Saturday October 1st – 10:00-12:00 and 12-30-2:30. 20-25 per session. Callbacks Monday evening – October 3rd.

Rehearsals: Begin Feb. 27th, 2023. M-Thur. evenings and select weekends closer to performance.

Performances: Preview April 7, show runs April 8-May 6.  Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30, Sundays at 2:00.
An industry night benefit for the Denver Actors Fund will be scheduled for a Monday during the run.

Covid policy:  Actors must be up to date with vaccinations.  During auditions, you’ll be asked to wear your mask except when performing a scene.


Two sisters,  one a survivor of Nazi concentration camps, the other brought up as an American, meet in New York in 1946 after a separation of almost 20 years.  Although born in Poland, Rose, now in her 20s, came to the United States with her father, Mordechai, at the age of four and is now completely “Americanized”. The plan had been for Rose’s mother and sister to join the others, but the sister fell ill with scarlet fever, the mother stayed on to care for her, and soon the rise of the Nazis cut off their escape. Their ordeal in the concentration camps, which only the sister survived, has brought a burden of guilt to the aging Mordechai and deeply mixed feelings as he awaits the arrival of his elder daughter, Lusia, who has, at last, found her way to America.  A powerful, haunting and deeply affecting portrait of a family conveying the aftermath of the Holocaust through a poignant, imaginatively conceived examination of one divided family’s experience.

Casting—4 women, 2 men
A Shayna Maidel (Yiddish for a pretty girl) tells a story of a Jewish family immediately following the liberation of Jews from the concentration camps.

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