New Jersey Stage

Wednesday, June 15, 2011


The New Jersey Repertory Company is proud to announce that it is the recipient of a 2011 Edgerton Foundation New American Plays Award for the world premiere production of Jack Canfora's "Jericho", directed by Evan Bergman.

"Jericho" was recently selected to be read at the National New Play Network Showcase of New Plays in Denver, Colorado – and – will receive Rolling World Premieres starting with NJ Rep's production, followed by productions at Phoenix Theatre in Indianapolis, and Florida Studio Theatre in Sarasota.

Set in Manhattan and its suburbs, Jack Canfora's "Jericho" is a thought-provoking comic-drama that explores how people cope with collective and personal tragedy. Canfora's characters are touchingly human, struggling to learn what it means to belong to another person and to a larger community, all while figuring out how to meet their own needs. With surprising humor, Jericho undertakes some of the larger and more troubling questions of American life without forgetting that every struggle, even political ones, is ultimately personal.


Auditions for the Award Winning Play "Jericho" will be held on Monday, June 27 in NYC from noon to 5pm. Callbacks will be held later that evening. For an appointment please email your picture and resume to No phone calls please.


Beth - Mid 30's pretty, vulnerable, funny, trying to find her way.

Dr. Kim - Male 30-ish, a therapist.

Alec - Played by the same actor as Dr. Kim - sharp wit, Beth's dead husband.

Josh - Late 30's to mid-40's - Jewish - becoming orthodox because of a sense of guilt, sad and looking for a way out. At odds with his wife because of his decision. At odds with his brother because of his decision. At odds with his mother because of his decision.

Ethan - younger brother of Josh, dry sense of humor, looking for next new best thing. Dating Beth.

Jessica - 30's. Pretty, wife of Josh, bright but not fulfilled. Jewish but not religious. Funny.

Rachel - 60's Mother of Josh and Ethan. A loving Jewish mother who only wants the best for her children.

NJ Rep operates under an SPT Tier 4 contract with Actor's Equity which includes health and pension. Housing provided for out-of-town actors. Equity and Non-Equity actors may audition.

Rehearsals begin on or around September 12. Although some of the rehearsals will be held in NYC the bulk of the rehearsals will be at NJ Rep in Long Branch, NJ.

Performances are October 13 through November 13, 2011 at the New Jersey Repertory Company, 179 Broadway, Long Branch, NJ.

New Jersey Repertory Company
179 Broadway
Long Branch, NJ 07740