Casting Call for Truman and the Birth of Israel, A World Premiere Play
Friday, 09/08/2017 – 10:00 am – 06:00 pm
Mizner Park Cultural Center
201 Plaza Real,
Boca Raton, Florida 33432
Forum Productions, in conjunction with the Greenhouse Theater Center NFP, is seeking actors and actresses to portray the lead and supporting roles in Truman and the Birth of Israel, a world premiere play by Chicago playwright William Spatz. Auditions will be held on Friday, September 8, from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. at Mizner Park Cultural Center, 201 Plaza Real in Boca Raton. The production will make its debut on March 21, 2018 and will run through April 8, 2018. Rehearsals start on March 4.
From humble beginnings as a poor farmer, soldier and failed businessman to the unimaginable: president and thrust headlong into global turmoil, Truman and the Birth of Israel tells the real story of how one Missouri man’s unlikely rise to power changed the future of the Jewish people forever. The show is directed by Clayton Phillips and produced by Forum Productions, the highly acclaimed comprehensive stage and theater company based in Chicago. The company has produced/co-produced 17 plays including the well-received Churchill and Solo Celebration!, a series of one-actor plays all staged at the Greenhouse Theater in Chicago.
Actors and actresses (including understudies) are being sought for the following roles:
HARRY S. TRUMAN: (Equity/Non-equity); 50s – late 60s, 33rd President of the United States; Proper and plainspoken but with a temper, Missouri Midwestern drawl with a blunt, yet folksy disposition.
CLARK CLIFFORD: (Non-equity); Early 40s – mid 50s; A lawyer and close friend of Truman’s, handsome, fit, calm and sophisticated.
MELVYN BELLI (Non-equity): Late 30s – 50s; An attorney for the defense who is sarcastic, aggressive and incites provocation.
EDDIE JACOBSON: (Non-equity); 50s – 60s; A close friend of Truman’s; in real life paunchy and balding, soft-spoken, under-educated, comes across as an awkward country fellow from Missouri but his easygoing personality makes him a good salesman.
BELLA ABZUG: (Non-equity); early 30s – early 40s; Truman’s attorney, an unmistakable New Yorker, born of Russian Jewish parents, with personality galore. Not a shrinking violet, though she’s both advocating for and attacking the former President of the United States.
AL SCHWIMMER: (Non-equity); 40s – 50s; Witness for the defense who is a handsome and commanding presence – forceful and confident.
Auditioning candidates should have a one-minute dramatic monologue and prior to the audition will be given a section of the script to be performed. For an appointment, please send a headshot and resume to email@example.com.
About Forum Productions
Forum Productions is a highly acclaimed comprehensive stage and theater company based in Chicago. Founded in 2014, the company has produced or co-produced 17 plays including the well-regarded Churchill (Producer: Chicago, 2014; Producer: Off-Broadway, 2015) and Solo Celebration!, a series of one-actor plays all staged at the Greenhouse Theater in Chicago. Forum Productions’ performances received praise from the Chicago Tribune, WGN NPR, the Sun Times and more. Past illustrious productions have been positively received by audiences and applauded by Theater Chicago, Broadway World, Chicago Magazine and The New York Times. For its 2017 and 2018 season, Forum Productions will be producing a 4 play series in Florida and will continue to introduce new entertainment experiences in Chicago. For more information, please visit us online at www.forumproductions.net on Facebook at facebook.com/greenhousetheatercenter and on Twitter at @greenhouse2257.