Venice Theatre’s Executive/Artistic Director to hold open auditions for “Generations” drama, I Never Saw Another Butterfly

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Venice Theatre’s Executive/Artistic Director to hold open auditions for “Generations” drama, I Never Saw Another Butterfly


(Venice, FL) Venice Theatre will be casting up to 15 performers aged 10 through adult for its upcoming “Generations” drama, I Never Saw Another Butterfly. The Theatre’s Executive/Artistic Director, Murray Chase, is directing the show and is holding auditions Saturday, July 25 and Sunday, July 26 at 2 p.m.


I Never Saw Another Butterfly is a stunning drama that shows joy in the most horrific conditions. The script is based on the true story of a Holocaust survivor from Terezin and the children she taught during the war. Auditioners will be asked to read from the script. Perusals are available by calling 941-484-4033. Chase will also hear monologues, but preparing one is optional. Performances of I Never Saw Another Butterfly will take place Thursdays through Sundays Sept. 10 through 20, 2015 in the Pinkerton Theatre. There will also be a school-time performance on Sept. 18 at 11 a.m.


More information about auditioning at Venice Theatre is available at or by calling the theatre’s administrative offices at 941-484-4033. Auditions and all performances will be held at Venice Theatre located at 140 W. Tampa Avenue on the island in Venice.




Available roles


Raja Englanderova, a survivor of Terezin (late teens)

Irena Synkova, a teacher (20s)

Renka, the teacher’s assistant

Honza, Raja’s friend (late teens)

Raja’s Father (adult)

Raja’s Mother (adult)

Vera, Raja’s aunt

Pavel, Raja’s brother

Irka, Pavel’s fiancée

Erika, a neighbor

Rabbi (adult)

Children and youth of Terezin






Venice Theatre

140 W. Tampa Ave

Venice, FL  34285


TICKETS: 941-488-1115 |

Venice Theatre is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to making a dramatic impact on all stages of life. The second-largest of 10,000 community theatres in the United States, it is located at 140 W. Tampa Ave. in Venice, FL. Its MainStage offers seating for 432 patrons and features musicals, plays, concerts and special events.  Its Yvonne Pinkerton Theatre seats 90 patrons and is home to the theatre’s “Generations,” Stage II and Cabaret Series. In addition to providing entertainment to the community, Venice Theatre offers a wide range of education and outreach programs for children and adults.


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