From Silence – Auditions

Marblehead Little Theater

announces the non-equity auditions for “FROM SILENCE” a play by Anne Marilyn Lucas, directed by John Fogle.

This is a non-equity production. Equity actors interested in auditioning will need to obtain a waiver from Actor’s Equity Guild.

June 26              6:00pm – 10:45pm
June 27              6:00pm – 10:45pm

Walk in’s will be auditioned as time allows.

Call-backs on June 28 at 7:00pm

PERFORMANCES:  October 13-22, 2017         

Click Here to Make an Audition Appointment

Actors should prepare a 2-minute monologue, comic or dramatic. Actors who also dance may perform a 2-minute dance piece as their audition. Additional cold-readings will be conducted from the script.

Casting will be announced by July 2. Rehearsals will begin after the July 4th holiday, Sundays at 2pm and two weeknights at 7pm. There will be no rehearsals during the month of August. Exact schedule will be worked out with the cast. 


ROLES                                           AGE RANGE    

Esther Gold                                  79                       Holocaust survivor                                 
Adult Esther                                42                       New Jersey housewife, inner voice                   
Young Esther                               10-12                 Ravensbrück prisoner, inner voice                                   
Deborah:                                       42                       Esther’s daughter                                                   
Elaina:                                          11-13                 Esther’s grand daughter                                       
Erika:                                              43                       Ravensbrück political prisoner                              
Young Deborah                           12-14                 Deborah as a child
Maria Sofia                                   14-20                 Ravensbrück prisoner
Lynda Fine                                   45-55                 Survivor’s daughter
Marta                                             30-40                               Nazi guard’s granddaughter
Janis Weinstein                           40-50                               Survivor’s daughter
Hostess: / 2015 Camp                40’s                    Ravensbrück hostess  

SYNOPSIS: Holocaust survivor, Esther’s safe world is turned upside down, when her daughter Deborah rushes home with the news that their New Jersey temple is on lock down, and her grand daughter Elaina is being held inside.  During the endless waiting Esther travels back through her memories – seeing the results of her decision to remain silent about the Holocaust and its effect.  She re-experiences her years in Ravensbrück  and hears her daughter and granddaughter’s unanswered pleas for her story. Deborah and Elaina have been hurt by her silence.  Esther comes to understand it is her duty to speak so “her grand daughter’s world will never become like hers.” But will it be too late for Elaina to hear?