Verboten by Tyler Joseph Rossi

directed by Matthew Good

      Theater of the Seventh Sister is holding auditions for a full production of the play Verboten, on March 6, 7 & 8, written by Tyler Rossi, directed by Matthew Good, with music direction by John Rohrkemper.  

Auditions will be held on Tuesday, October 1st from 6 – 9:30 pm at the Community Mennonite Church of Lancaster, 328 W Orange Street, Lancaster.   

Auditions are by appointment.  PLEASE EMAIL (click link left) for an audition appointment.  Please attach your headshot and resume when you email us about an audition appointment, or, bring along a hard copy to the audition. Actors need to perform a one-minute monologue and 16 bars of a song. Both memorized.  Please provide own accompaniment or sing A Capella.  In addition, actors need to be prepared to read from sides, if asked, and speak about your dance experience. 

Please arrive at least 10 minutes before your scheduled time so that you can complete an audition form and list any conflicts you may have.

Ability to play an instrument a plus.  

All characters are in the age range of 18- mid 20’s except for Bernhard who can be 50’s-60’s.  
Character Descriptions:  
RIVKA: BEYNISH’s sister. Also goes by Mia. Jewish. Not practicing. Rooted. The group’s unspoken leader.
FREIDA: MARTHA’s girlfriend. A woman of action.
MARTHA: FREIDA’s girlfriend. An optimist. A dreamer who has grown sick of nightmares.
EMILY: The group’s hep-est hep cat. Headstrong. Wishes she was American.
BERNHARD: KURT’s father. Hamburg Chief of Police. A man with a strong sense of duty and family.
KURT: BERNHARD’s son. A member of the Hitler Youth, but not by choice. Caught on the fence between the world of his friends and the world of his father.
FREEDOM: a Romani Catholic. Open minded. REINER’s advocate in the group.
BEYNISH: RIVKA’s brother. Also goes by Karl. Jewish. Wears his faith on his sleeve as much as he can. A thinker. Fearful.
REINER: a former Edelweiss Pirate, an early adult resistance group against the Nazi regime. Finds it hard to unclench his fists.  

Auditions will be held at the Community Mennonite Church of Lancaster, 328 W Orange Street, Lancaster. Use the Parrot Cafe side door entrance.      

Theater of the Seventh Sister receives state arts funding support through a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

Barbara Barden Dance Series

“Dance wherever you may be” – A tribute to Barbara Barden

Theater of the Seventh Sister is looking for choreographers to present their work in the Barbara Barden Dance Series on November 23rd and 24th at the Lancaster Country Day School. We hope you will want to be a part of this venture! The theme of this year’s show is “Dance wherever you may be” – A Tribute to Barbara Barden. We would like you to think of current or previous choreography that would evoke this theme. Please let us know if you are interested in participating by Friday, Oct. 4, 2019 (or ASAP). 

This concert series will continue the TSS vision of Artistic Village by providing an opportunity for local and regional choreographers to perform their newly created and evolving work. By offering space for creativity for nearly thirty years, TSS has been able to present versatile and provocative Evening Dance Stories and Dance Concerts.

This Dance Series is dedicated to the life of Barbara Barden; local actress, director, and choreographer of many area productions involving High Schools, Operas, Colleges, Dance and Theater Companies; including Theater of the Seventh Sister. TSS hopes to continue her vision of sharing the art of dance with audiences from ages one to one hundred and one!

 Information tech sheets are to be filled out and emailed to Priscilla Kaufhold or Melissa Goodling by October 18, 2019. Tech/Dress Rehearsal is Friday, November 22nd. Please pass this invitation on to other choreographers who may be interested to showcase their work! 

Thank you,

Priscilla Kaufhold & Melissa Goodling (on behalf of TSS)

WHO: Theater of the Seventh Sister

WHAT: Barbara Barden Dance Series 

WHERE:  The Lancaster Country Day School, 725 Hamilton Road, Lancaster PA 17603

WHEN:  Saturday, November 23, 2017 @ 7:30pm and Sunday, November 24, 2017 @ 2:0.0pm

TICKETS:  $15.00 general admission; from TSS website or at the door

FOR DANCE SERIES INFORMATION CONTACT: Priscilla Kaufhold 717-606-2360, or Melissa Goodling at

The Lancaster Country Day School thrust stage is 27 feet deep and 30 feet wide.

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