The Band's Visit - Headshot/Resume Submissions (Deadline: 06.10.23) | Playbill

The Band's Visit - Headshot/Resume Submissions (Deadline: 06.10.23)

CATEGORY: Performer

Huntington Theatre Company
Boston, MA

Job Details



LORT Non-Rep
$1151 weekly minimum (LORT B+)

Artistic Directors: Loretta Greco (Huntington) &
Paul Daigneault (SpeakEasy)
Director: Paul Daigneault
Music Director: José Delgado
Choreographer: Daniel Pelzig
Book: Itamar Moses
Music & Lyrics: David Yazbek

NYC audition dates TBD
1st Rehearsal: October 6, 2023 for
Actor/Musicians & October 11, 2023 for Full Cast
Tech: November 3, 2023
First Preview: November 10, 2023
Opening: November 15, 2023
Closing: December 10, 2023
Possible Extension: December 17, 2023


The Huntington Theatre Company encourages all artists to have received a full course of CDC approved Covid-19 Vaccination and Boosters prior to start of employment.

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 submit.

Equity actors for roles in THE BAND'S VISIT - co-produced with SpeakEasy Stage (See breakdown).

Actors of color are encouraged to audition, and all roles are open to inclusive casting. Huntington Theatre Company shall conduct all auditions/interviews in a manner that promotes fair consideration to persons of all races, ethnicities, national origins, genders, sexual orientations, ages, and ability statuses. Huntington Theatre Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The Alexandria Ceremonial Police Orchestra arrives in Tel Aviv's central bus station from Egypt. The expect to be met by a representative from a local Arab cultural center. When no one appears, they decide to find their own way to the town with the center. The ticket agent misunderstands where they want to go and they end up in the wrong town. They cannot leave until the next day. If one of the band's members can use the public phone, the Egyptian Embassy may send a bus to pick them up. Meanwhile, they wait...

NOTE ON CASTING: THE BAND’S VISIT takes place in the town of Bet Hatikva, Israel. We encourage submissions of MENASA performers and actors with knowledge of Hebrew and Arabic languages.

TEWFIQ: Egyptian, 50-59, B2-C4. Conductor of the Alexandria Ceremonial Police Orchestra; a shy, formal man carrying a buried burden of sadness.

SIMON: Egyptian, 40-49. D3-D4. Assistant Conductor and clarinetist of the Alexandria Ceremonial Police Orchestra. He once wanted to be a composer. Quiet and reserved.

HALED – Egyptian, 20-29. D3-F#4. The trumpet player in the orchestra; he is handsome, smooth, a bit of a flirt, loves jazz. Trumpet skills are a plus but not required.

CAMAL – Egyptian, 20 – 39. A2-E4. The violinist in the orchestra. The youngest in the band, he’s trying to prove himself and spends a lot of time jostling with the Telephone Guy to contact the Egyptian embassy and get help.

DINA- Israeli, 30 – 49, D3-C5. Owner of a café in Bet Hatikvah. She is beautiful, world-weary, passionate and has a dry wit. Moves well.

ITZIK – Israeli, 25-39, C3-G4. A young father, Itzik is a devoted family man with lots of patience. He is trying to learn from his wife and adjust to life with a newborn.

PAPI – Israeli, 20 – 29. D3-Ab4. An employee in Dina’s café; he is disheveled, nervous around girls.

IRIS/ISRAELI SOLDIER 2/SAMMY’S WIFE – Israeli, 25-39, G3-E5. Itzik’s wife. Itzik’s headstrong and long-suffering wife who’s resigned herself to life with Itzik.

AVRUM/CASHIER – Israeli, 50-59, D3-Eb4. He is a widower who grieves for his wife. They met in a music club so for him, music forever after is a source of love and positive associations.

ZELGER/STARING CAFETERIA MAN – Israeli, 20-29, B2-Eb4. Papi’s friend. Brash and charismatic. He sets Papi up for a night on the town.

ANNA/ISRAELI SOLFIER 1/STARING CAFETERIA WOMAN – Israeli , 20-29, G3-G5. Zelfer’s girlfriend. Extroverted and a friend of Julia who brings her along for a blind date with Papi.

JULIA/TICKET GIRL/OLD WOMAN – Israeli, 20-29, G3 – E5. Anna’s cousin. Papi’s blind date, shy and upset at Papi’s lack of attention and affection.

SAMMY/JANITOR/GUARD – Israeli, 30-39, C3-Bb4. A married man and Dina’s ex-lover who she unexpectedly meets when dining out with Tewfiq.

TELEPHONE GUY/TRAVELER/BUCKET GUY/DJ – Israeli, 20i-29, C3-Bb4. A young man waiting at a telephone, very romantic.

Please email your headshot/resume for consideration.

Deadline: 06/10/2023

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LORT Non-Rep $1151 weekly minimum (LORT B+)




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