Ad Astra Theatre Troupe, Ltd. is still seeking two teenage male actors (preferably ages 14-18) for brief but important character roles in the original play based upon the Warsaw Uprising. These actors will also perform in the ensemble, so there will be a lot of stage time. The rest of the play has been cast. There is no fee to participate in this project.
Rehearsals will be in Saratoga Springs starting March 24. Rehearsals are every Saturday and Sunday afternoon. Actors will not be called to every rehearsal.
The play will have a table read, Q&A session, and will perform a 1940’s dance number at Latham PolishFest on June 1 and June 3.
Tech week for the play will be evenings June 4-7 in Saratoga Springs.
The performances will be June 8, 9, and 10 in Saratoga Springs.
There is a possibility of additional regional touring performances this summer. Actors will not be asked to commit to the tour in order to participate in the June performances.
OTTO HEIDRICH – 18. A foot soldier of the Gestapo. He has an intelligent mind, conflicted and always seeking justification for the atrocities he participates in, but he is not brave enough to resist the pressure put on him by his oppressive society. This character speaks in a German accent and actor must be willing to learn a few basic German words from our tutor.
ERHARD TEUFEL – 17. Another foot soldier of the Gestapo. Angered by the hard times Germany has been subjected to, he believes the Nazis are justified and he carries out his duties with cruel glee. He is very aware of his power, and revels in it. This character speaks in a German accent and actor must be willing to learn a few basic German words from our tutor.
To arrange an audition, please send your resume and a digital headshot via email to Grace Alberti, at email@example.com. These roles must be cast ASAP.
Ad Astra Theatre Troupe is a teen run organization. Uprising will be directed, stage managed and produced by students. For more information about Ad Astra Theatre Troupe and this project, please visit
www.adastratroupe.org or www.facebook.com/AdAstraTroupe.