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Lost In Yonkers Auditions-Austin, TX - Casting ID # 1562333
Project Type Live Event Submission Type Open Call
Location Austin, TX Union Non-union
Rate/Pay n/a Release Date 12-07-17
Audition Date 04-11-18 Submission deadline 04-09-18
Casting Category Theatre - Non-Equity
Hailed as "the best play [Neil] Simon ever wrote" by the New York Post, this Pulitzer Prize-winning memory play is set in Yonkers, New York, in 1942. --- Bella is thirty-five years old, mentally challenged, and living at home with her mother, stern Grandma Kurnitz. Bella's ne'er-do-well brother Eddie deposits his two young sons, Arty and Jay, on the old lady's doorstep, as Eddie takes to the road as a salesman. The boys are suddenly left to contend with their Grandma, their crazy aunt Bella and her secret romance, and their uncle Louie, a small-time hoodlum.

Role # 1 Jay
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

(He insists on the “and a half.”) Older brother, mature for his age, takes Arty under his wing after the death of their mother.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 13 to 17

Role # 2 Arty
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

(Also insists on the “and a half.”) Looks up to Jay and wants to be more grown-up, but still can be a bit childish.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 13 to 17

Role # 3 Grandma Kurnitz
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

German immigrant and proponent of tough love. Is a survivor and tries to instill the same survival instincts in her family, most of whom mistake her toughness for cruelty. Mother to Bella, Louie, Eddie, and Gert (and two other children who are dead).


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 36 to 60

Role # 4 Bella
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

The boys’ aunt, who has an intellectual disability. She still possesses a certain wisdom and maturity and wants to live as an adult. Spoils her nephews Jay and Arty and struggles with her mother’s authority.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 5 Louie
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Bagman for the local mob, flamboyant and good-tempered. Respects his mother and acts as a surrogate father to the boys in Eddie’s absence.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 6 Eddie
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Recent widower, father to Jay and Arty. Sensitive and emotional, and an absolute wreck around his mother. Leaves the boys in Grandma’s care while he goes down South to make a living selling scrap metal.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 7 Gert
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Sister to Louie, Bella, and Eddie. Has a strange condition where she sucks in air in the middle of her sentences, supposedly due to childhood trauma caused by her mother. Is often the voice of reason in the family.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60