Auditions for the first production of Ilan Stavans’ one-person play Kaddish for My Father; or Why We Lie.
Latino/Hispanic actor, 40s – 50s
Full Length, One-Person Drama
1 hr. 10 minutes
Total Cast: 1, Latino male, 50s
After Abraham Stavans, a famous Mexican stage and telenovela actor, dies, his son, Ilan, tries to come to terms with the tension between the public figure and the private man. How can a son grieve when his father’s life seems based on make-believe? And how can he face his own struggle for Jewish/Mexican identity?
From Mexican-born, Internationally renowned essayist, playwright, and cultural commentator Ilan Stavans. His previous play, The Oven, has toured the country for three years. The script was published in book form by UMass Press. Stavans’ work has been on PBS, NPR, BBC, the New York Times, and many other outlets. Kaddish for My Father or Why We Lie will published by Duke University Press in the fall of 2020.