GALLERY PLAYERS

Gallery Players produces theater of the highest artistic expression, reflecting a Jewish perspective while exploring our common humanity. Building on its rich history, Gallery Players strives to challenge and inspire audiences and artists alike.

Season 73 – Upcoming Auditions

Performances: March 12—March 27, 2022

Auditions:
Monday –  8.30.21 – 6:30pm-9:30pm
Tuesday –  8.31.21 – 6:30pm-9:30pm
Where: JCC of Greater Columbus, 1125 College Ave. Columbus OH

Dance Audition Workshop – Free
Monday, August 23 – 6-8pm
Where: JCC of Greater Columbus, 1125 College Ave. Columbus OH
Sign up with sbeigelman@columbusjcc.org

All roles are available at this time. Please check out full character descriptions here

Please complete registration form linked here and then choose a night down below.

Requirements – 32 bars of a song in the style of the show. Accompanist will be provided. No tapes or cds. Bring Resume, Headshot, and Availability. Rehearsals start early January. Paid – Non-Equity Opportunity. Must be 18+ to Audition.

Only Sign Up for One Slot for One Day! Singing and Dance auditions will occur in the same evening selected. Directed by Pamela Hill.

Please be aware of any JCC Covid Protocols by checking out columbusjcc.org

Questions? Contact Shana Beigelman at sbeigelman@columbusjcc.org

Performances: December 5-19th, 2021

Auditions:
Sunday –  9.12.21 – 7:00pm-9:00pm
Monday –  9.13.21 – 7:00pm-9:00pm
Where: JCC of Greater Columbus, 1125 College Ave. Columbus OH

All roles are available at this time. Please check out full character descriptions here

Please complete registration form linked here and then choose a night down below.

Requirements – 1 minute song in the style of the show. Accompanist will be provided. No tapes or cds. Bring Resume, Headshot, and Availability. Rehearsals start in Mid October. Paid – Non Equity Community Theatre. Must be 18+ to Audition.

Only Sign Up for One Day! Directed by William Goldsmith.

Please be aware of any JCC Covid Protocols by checking out columbusjcc.org

Questions? Contact Shana Beigelman at sbeigelman@columbusjcc.org

 

Performances: May 2022

Auditions:
Mid March 2022
Where: JCC of Greater Columbus, 1125 College Ave. Columbus OH

Questions? Contact Shana Beigelman at sbeigelman@columbusjcc.org

HISTORY

In the late 1940’s, the foremost community theater in Columbus was the Players Club Theater. As a club, this group did not permit the participation of African Americans or Jews. Finally, a group of Hadassah women who were interested in theater, met at the home of Florence Zacks (Melton) to organize a theater activity in which members of the Jewish community could comfortably take part.

The R. G. Barry Corporation offered loft space to this fledging drama group on the top floor of its factory at 80 1/2 East Long Street. It was within this space that Gallery produced its first production in May 1950 and this initial effort was met with great interest by the Jewish community.

The new Jewish Center was under construction at the time and the program department of the agency offered its multi-purpose room as a site for the group to stage its future productions. The group readily accepted and became an adult activity offered by the Center. Realizing that in order to present plays at their highest level and have audiences accept the playwright’s intention, the group reached out to the general community for additional talented individuals.

Thus, Gallery Players became the first community theater in Central Ohio to implement a casting policy that did not discriminate on the basis of race, religion or gender.

Today, Gallery Players continues this inclusive tradition. We always strive to bring Central Ohio the very best that community theatre can offer, which can only be achieved by relying on the talents of a diverse cross section of people. These talented people will be the ones that ensure Gallery stays strong for another 60+ seasons!

Support

Gallery Players is funded by the Lenore Schottenstein and Community Jewish Arts Fund of the Columbus Jewish Foundation, A JewishColumbus Partner and in partnership with Greater Columbus Arts Council

Contact

SHANA BEIGELMAN
Arts & Education Director
sbeigelman@columbusjcc.org
(614) 559-6248