September 16, 2014

Auditions for BAD JEWS

For Immediate Release
Contact: Randall T. Stevens
(Omaha, NE)
(402) 345-1576 ext.6
September 16, 2014

BLUEBARN Theatre Announces auditions for
BAD JEWS by Joshua Elias Harmon

The BLUEBARN Theatre will hold auditions for the
regional premiere of Bad Jews by Joshua Elias
Harmon, on Saturday, October 18 at 10 a.m. and
Sunday, October 19 at 12 p.m. at the BLUEBARN
THEATRE located at 614 S. 11th Street.. This will
be the final season in the current space at 614 S.
11th Street before moving to the new the new home
at 10th and Pacific.

Auditions will consist of cold readings from the
script. Callbacks (if necessary) will be
determined at the audition. The play will be
directed by Susan Clement-Toberer. Performances
run February 19 through March 14, 2015.

Bad Jews is generously sponsored by Jannette
Davis, Rich and Fran Juro, and Anonymous.

The cast consists of 2 MALE ROLES and 2 FEMALE
*DAPHNA FEYGENBAUM: 20s, female, Jewish. Liam &
Jonah's first cousin. 2/3 body, 1/3 hair. Daphna
is very connected to her Jewish heritage. She is
highly opinionated and easily lets her
defensiveness turn into aggression towards her
opponents. Subtlety is not in her nature.

*LIAM HABER: 20s, male, Jewish. Daphna's cousin.
Attractive, put-together young professional on a
trajectory for success. Former Fulbright scholar.
Absolutely no sense of humor. Clearly lost his
tolerance for Daphna a long time ago and isn't
discreet about the way he feels.

*JONAH HABER: 20s, male, Jewish. Liam's younger
brother. Sometime-college sophomore. Just a
regular guy. Less brainy. More heart. Sensitive.
Doesn't always speak up but when he does, it makes
a strong impact. Caught in the middle.

*MELODY: 20s, female, very clearly not Jewish.
Liam's girlfriend. Quite pretty and blonde. Dreams
of being an opera singer but is unaware that she
has a terrible voice. A peacemaker with a positive
outlook on life.


Described as a comedy about the holy and the
holier-than-thou, Bad Jews is the story of Daphna
Feygenbaum, a "Real Jew" with an Israeli boyfriend
she met on a Birthright tour. When Daphna's cousin
Liam brings home his shiksa girlfriend Melody and
declares ownership of their grandfather's Chai
necklace, a vicious and hilarious brawl over
family, faith, and legacy ensues. Bad Jews makes
it regional premiere at the BLUEBARN Theatre.

About The BLUEBARN Theatre
The BLUEBARN Theatre has been bringing
professionally-produced plays to area audiences
since 1989, and just concluded its 25th
Anniversary season. Since its inception, BLUEBARN
has produced over 100 plays and has established
itself as Omaha's professional contemporary
theatre company. Striving to bring artistically
significant scripts and professional production
values to Omaha and the surrounding region,
BLUEBARN is known for high-quality entertainment
and the fearless pursuit of stories that challenge
both theatre artists and patrons.

The BLUEBARN Theatre's season is generously
supported by


To provoke thought, emotion, action, and change
through daring and innovative theatre…

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