The Last Jew Of Boyle Heights – NYC EPA (01.30.19)
Pine Hill Productions
Call Type: EPA
Author: Steve Greenstein (at the EPA)
Director: TBA soon (the director will be in attendance at the EPA)
Stage Manager: James Hansen (at the EPA)
Opening March 17th
Sunday at 730pm and Thursday 8pm
Open ended run.
EPA Procedures are in effect for this audition.
An Equity Monitor will be provided.
Equity’s contracts prohibit discrimination. Equity is committed to diversity and encourages all its employers to engage in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, Equity encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to attend every audition.
Always bring your Equity Membership card to auditions.
Equity actors. See breakdown.
Actors of All races and Ethnicities are encouraged to attend.
Also seeking an ASM. ASMs may attend the EPA for a brief interview.
The Last Jew of Boyle Heights comes to life in the Industrial East Side of Los Angeles. Three survivors meet on the factory floor set amongst deportations, poor wages, and fading memories.
Hersh: A hard working businessman, with a sense of humor and poise. Hersh is a Polish Jewish Holocaust survivor who settled in Los Angeles after the war. A fiery spirit, filled with determination and a strong work ethic. Mid to late seventies
Ortiz: A tough scrabbled guy from the streets of East Los Angeles. Born and raised in Boyle Heights he served in Vietnam. He is light hearted and tries to find the glass half full not half empty. A union organizer who shows flashes of an evangelical pastor in his speech. He can easily move from English to Spanish. Mid 40’s to 50’s
Jessinia: A beautiful young woman from a small town in rural Mexico. Jessenia is a flower in the desert. Poetic and Spiritual. She works on the shrink wrapping machine on the factory floor doing hard work, but you would never know by her wonderful smile. Mid to late 20’s
Maria: A no nonsense Latina for East Los Angeles who will give you the shirt off her back. She loves to share stories about the neighborhood while working over the shrink wrapping machine. You will find her in church on Christmas Eve, but not most Sundays. Hardworking. 30s and 40s
Bornstein: A Los Angeles native, and product of the sixties. Bornstein marched with Caesar Chavez for migrant rights and never saw a protest he didn’t wat to join. He is a local union leader, and best described as West Coast Bernie Sanders. Mid 50s to 60s.
McLean: A no nonsense Irish American FDLA fire Inspector. His territory is the industrial Central and East side of downtown Los Angeles. He wants the workplace clean, safe and not afraid to let the boss know. 50’s to 60’s
Horowitz: The son of Hersh. A hard worker who has carried the weight of his father’s holocaust experience during his life. Very sensitive and caring. He works for his father in the factory and the two have a close but explosive relationship.
Immigration officers: Two Border and Customs Federal Immigration officers: No nonsense mid to late twenties
Dance Patron: A man who frequents Dance Land, a sleazy dance hall in downtown Los Angeles. He dances with Jessenia at the club and crosses a boundary with her Mid 40s
Actors Temple Theatre
339 W 47th St
New York, NY 10036-2402
Please enter main entrance up the stairs to the theatre/sanctuary area.
Wednesday, January 30, 2019
10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Lunch 1 to 2
WHAT TO PREPARE
Sides will be provided. Spanish/English bilingual actors strongly encouraged to attend.
Minors must be accompanied by an adult