Synopsis: Irena’s Vow by Dan Gordon is a compelling drama that tells the true story of Irena Gut Opdyke, a courageous Polish woman who risked her life during World War II to save Jewish refugees. Set in Nazi-occupied Poland, the play explores Irena’s remarkable journey as she hides and protects a group of Jews in the basement of a German officer’s home where she works as a housekeeper. This gripping and emotionally charged story highlights themes of bravery, compassion, and the resilience of the human spirit in the face of unimaginable adversity. It is a testament to the extraordinary acts of heroism that can emerge from the darkest moments in history.

Irena’s Vow by Dan Gordon will be performing from July 11-21 at Stageworks Theatre, 1120 E Kennedy Blvd, Tampa.

Audition dates: Sunday, April 28th, from 12 pm – 4 pm and Monday, 4/29, 6pm – 9 pm

Callbacks: Tuesday, 4/30, from 6 pm – 9 pm

Time slots will be assigned after April 15.

Location: Tampa JCC Community Center, 13009 Community Campus Dr, Tampa, FL 33625

Please prepare a 1-minute monologue.

All genders and ethnicities are encouraged to audition.

Show Information
Production Dates: July 11 – Jul 21
Rehearsal Dates: May 27 – Jul 10, 2024

Please check your May-July availability carefully before you attend auditions.

Compensation: Non-union, actor stipend

You will be contacted with your audition time and more information by director Clareann Despain after April 15. 

Please click the red button to complete the Google form to reserve your audition.


  • Schultz, et all: man, 30s – 60s, German
  • Ida Haller: woman, 30s, Jewish
  • Lazar Haller: man, 30s, Jewish
  • Fanka Silberman: woman, 18 – 22, Jewish
  • Rokita: man, 30s-60s, German
  • Helen, et al: woman, 20s – 50s, German
  • Roman: man, 40s, German

The roles of Irena and Major Rugemer have been cast.