Staten Island Shakespearean Theatre Company Audition Announcement:

Judgment at Nuremberg
By Abby Mann

Directed by Mitchell Maglio

Assistant Director: Frank Duffy
Stage manager: Amy Puleo

Auditions will be held in the Visitors Center at Fort Wadsworth, 255 New York Avenue, Staten Island NY 10305

Friday, November 30 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Saturday, December 1 from noon until 3:00

Some callbacks will follow at the close of each day/round, with a final callback from 3:30 to 6:00pm on Saturday.

Audition appointments are not required, but encouraged. Email Amy Puleo at with preferable date and time for a ten minute audition slot. Will accommodate as best as possible.

If you’re interested but cannot attend these audition dates, please also contact Amy Puleo at

This is SIST’s 2019 American Classics Series Production and performances will take place on the following dates in the courthouse in Historic Richmond Town:

Friday, March 29, Saturday, March 30, Sunday, March 31
and Friday, April 5, Saturday, April 6, Sunday, April 7

There will be a Saturday Matinee each week as well as a 20-30-minute-long talkback session with the audience after each performance.

ALL ROLES ARE OPEN. Some smaller roles may be combined for a single actor. There will be a stipend provided to actors

Please prepare a monologue of 3-5 minutes in length from any play that you like. Memorized is preferred, but rather have you on book than not there if interested.

Judgment at Nuremberg is set in the aftermath of World War II in 1947 and centers on a military tribunal convened in Nuremberg, Germany, in which four German judges and prosecutors stand accused of crimes against humanity for their involvement in atrocities committed under the Nazi regime.

Thematically, this play deals with issues as relevant today as they were during the Nazi Regime. The dangers of Nationalism, protectionism and obedience to the state at the expense of personal morality are all central to the core message in the play, and will be explored at length.

This production is interested in having a racially diverse cast,

Principal Roles:
Judge Haywood, Chief Justice for the Tribunal, Male – 45-70

Ernst Janning, Legendary legal figure and chief defendant, Male – 45-70

Colonel Parker, Lead Prosecutor, Male – 30-45

Oskar Rolfe, Lead Defense, Male – 25-35

Judge Norris , Tribunal Judge, Male – 45-70

Judge Ives, Tribunal Judge, Male – 45-70

General Merin. Parker’s C.O., Male – 35-50

Capt. Beyers , Military Aide to Haywood, African American – 25-30

Narrator, Conscience of the play, Male or Female – Age open

Emil Hann, Defendant – Rabid Nazi, Male – Middle Age

Frederik Hoffstetter, Defendant , Male – 45-60

Werner Lampe, Defendant, Male – Middle Age

Dr. Wickert, Prosecution Witness Anti-Nazi, Male – 45-60

Rudolph Peterson, Prosecution Witness , Male – 25-35

Maria Walner, Prosecution Witness , Female – 25-35

Frau Bertholt , Widow of Nazi General, Female – Early middle age

Court Interpreter 1 and 2, Male or Female – Age open

Guard, Male – Age Open

Mrs. Halberstadt, Female – Early middle age

Geuter, Male – Age Open

Thea, Female – Age open

Waiter, Male or Female – Age open

Elsa Lindnow, Female – Early middle age