Actors/Dancers Wanted for Multiple Stage Plays
Location: Chicago, IL
Gender: Male and Female
$100 per assignment
Ethnicity: All ethnicities
Seeking actors, dancers and actor-movers for Fourth Annual Production, comprised of three fully-produced 30-45 minute plays.
"THE CRYSTAL SPIDER" by Madame Rachilde, translated by Daniel Gerould
The Crystal Spider is a surreal horror play that dives into the mind of Terror-Stricken, a young person plagued by their Mother's social and sexual pressures, and haunted by their strange and paralyzing fear of mirrors. They revive this story for their Mother, awakening the suppressed memories trapped within the looking glass. This story - told through poetry, dance and physical theatre - forces Terror-Stricken into a final confrontation with their mirror self and every demon they run from.
"SIMPLY MARIA" by Josefina Lopez
"Simply Maria" or The American Dream is an episodic telling of Maria and her family's migration from Mexico to the United States and what it means to be a woman in her family in the past, present and future. Desperate to change their story, Maria is forced to face the collision of her family and her new home while navigating the definitions of gender and culture that are passed on from one generation to the next.
All roles are Latinx. Especially seeking LGBTQ actors and physical storytellers.
"PEOPLE IN THE WIND" by William Inge
Girl is traveling cross-country to Hollywood on a Greyhound bus for a screen test when a man starts bothering her. When the bus stops at a roadside diner somewhere in the midwest, she tries to get help. Maybe no one understands what danger she is in, maybe they are too absorbed in their own problems - either way, her pleas go unanswered. Girl must figure out how to protect herself if no one else will. Later, she tries to piece together what happened, and wonders if there had been a better way. The piece will be a movement-driven re-imagining of William Inge's People in the Wind, supported by material generated with the ensemble.
Note: This piece depicts sexual harassment, physical violence and addiction.
Rehearsals beginning approximately September 2nd, 2018
(flexible rehearsal schedule, dependent on actors' availability)
Festival Read-through: Saturday, September 15th at 1:00pm
Designer Run: Saturday, October 6th at 6:00pm
Tech: TBD October 9th through October 14th (evenings and weekends; TBD 12 hours tech per piece, plus 2 runs)
Previews: Monday, October 15th and Tuesday, October 16th at 8:00pm
Wednesdays, October 17th at 7:00pm (Opening)
Sunday, October 21st at 3:00pm
Monday, October 22nd at 8:00pm
Tuesday, October 23rd at 8:00pm
Wednesdays, October 24th at 8:00pm
Sunday, October 28th at 3:00pm
Monday, October 29th at 8:00pm
Tuesday, October 30th at 8:00pm
Wednesdays, October 31st at 8:00pm
NOTE: Rehearsal schedules will vary, dependent on actors' schedules. Performances take place on typical storefront theatre "off days", hopefully making it possible to participate in Director's Haven, while being in/understudying another production.
Those who are available and interested should send their digital headshots and resumes with their name in the subject line. Please indicate which play(s) and role(s) you are most interested in. Directors will respond to schedule an audition appointment shortly.