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Folksbiene: Calling All Kids

The National Yiddish Theatre - Folksbiene is casting its upcoming 2009-2010 production of Kids & Yiddish our annual family musical. We are seeking children (13 and under) and one young adult (16-25) union or non-union with an outgoing personality, excellent report with children, acting and movement skills, strong vocals and a working acquaintance with Yiddish or a great ear for language.

The show is presented primarily in English, however there is significant Yiddish content.

Actors wishing to be considered for Kids & Yiddish should prepare an up tempo song and present any other skills which would appeal to an audience of 4–10 year old children (juggling, magic, joke telling, puppetry, etc). Proficiency with one or more musical instruments a plus.

Kids & Yiddish has been presented annually since 1999. This show is a great way for parents and grand-parents to introduce children to Yiddish language and culture. Each year, Kids & Yiddish features new songs and sketches on relevant topics from popular culture and current events. This year's 10th anniversary edition is titled "Happy Birthday Kids & Yiddish!" A Perfect Tsen.

Written & Directed by Joanne H. Borts
Principal Songwriter Menachem Mike Fox
Musical Supervision by Zalmen Mlotek

Equity Principal Auditions will take place on Thursday September 10, 2009 from 2 PM to 6 PM.

No appointments are needed to be seen at the Equity Principal Auditions. Please note, that Actors' Equity Association members will be seen before non-members.

If you are not able to drop by during these hours, please call Julie at 212-213-2120 x211 to make an appointment for later that evening.

Auditions will take place at The Workmen's Circle Building, 45 East 33rd Street (between Park Ave. and Madison Ave.)

Director and/or Artistic Director and/or Associate Artistic Director will be present at auditions.