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ARTEMISIA, A CHICAGO THEATRE 2017-18 SEASON - Artemisia, a Chicago Theatre Auditions

Posted: May 12, 2017

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Artemisia, A Chicago Theatre 2017-18 Season - Chicago EPA
Artemisia, a Chicago Theatre

AUDITION DATE

Jun 02, 2017
10:00 am - 6:00 pm (CDT)
Lunch 1-2 pm

APPOINTMENTS

AEA Members may schedule an appointment through the Member Portal beginning Friday, May 26 at 12pm. Non-AEA actors will be seen time permitting.

CONTRACT

CAT CAT Tier 1- $246.25/wk

SEEKING

Female-identified, male-identified and gender fluid actors of all ages and ethnicities for 2017-2018 Theatre Season. (Please see attached breakdown)

PREPARATION

Please prepare a 2 minute contemporary monologue from a play written by an American playwright after 1920. Please bring headshot and resume and be sure to include an email and phone number.

LOCATION

Actors' Equity Association - Chicago Member Center
557 W Randolph St
1st Fl
Chicago, IL 60661
Dial 011

PERSONNEL

Artistic Director Julie Proudfoot and Casting Assistant Brianna Schwartz will attend with casting authority.

OTHER DATES

Season runs from September 25, 2017, to April 1, 2018. See Breakdown for specific shows and dates.

OTHER

Artemisia performs at The Edge Theatre, 5451 N. Broadway, a beautiful, new 119-Seat proscenium fully equipped for the differently-abled.
EPA Procedures are in effect for this audition.
An Equity monitor will be provided.
Equity’s contracts prohibit discrimination. Equity is committed to diversity and encourages all its employers to engage in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, Equity encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to attend every audition.
Always bring your Equity Membership card to auditions.

BREAKDOWN

Her Story is Our Story
Artemisia Fall Festival 2017
All Roles Available

The Rug Dealer, by Riti Sachdeva (Performs 9-25-17)
SHIRAZ: Iranian-American woman who came to the U.S. as a child, 20’s
AZAR: Iranian-American woman who migrated to the U.S. in her early 20’s
MARIAM: Speaks no English; Iranian-American woman who came to the U.S. in her mid 40’s
RABA: Iranian-American man who brought his family to the U.S. in his late 40’s

Jarred, by Eileen Campbell (Performs 9-26-17)
Linnie: 20, female. Frank, figuring things out.
Ida: 60s-70s, female. Sassy, bearer of too much love.
*Mabel: Appears 20, male. A monster. Dressed as a normal man.
*Doug: 20s, male. An unfortunate poet.
*Note: The same actor plays Mabel and Doug.

Rush, by Calllie Kimball (Performs 9-27-17)
BELINDA: any ethnicity, early 20s. Odd. Careful. Knows too much and too little about the wrong things.
FRANK: same ethnicity as Belinda, mid- to late 20s. Quick to anger. Wasn’t always like this.
ROSIE: Tlingit, early 20s. Practical and suspicious for every good reason. Mostly honest.
ALICE: white, mid- to late 20s. Savvy entrepreneur with a secret or three. From Ohio.
JEB: any age, any ethnicity, (preferably black, as described by playwright). Rough but harmless and well-meaning prospector.
GARRISON: man, white, any age. The implacable face of the law.
DOCTOR: woman, Scottish, any age. Has seen too much.
NEIGHBOR: woman, any ethnicity, any age. Has not seen nearly enough.

The Malta Play, by Kirsten Ebsen (Performs 10-2-17)
Grand Inquisitor: Gerolamo Casanate, Dominican Friar
Governor: Grand Master Raphael Cotoner of the Order of St. John of Malta
English Consul: James John Watts
Malachi: English Dominican Friar working for Holy See at Malta
Magistrate: Dominican Friar
A Scribe: Dominican Friar
Ernesto: Maltese stone mason
Sarah Cheevers: Quaker from Wiltshire, fifty years old when play begins
Katherine Evans: Quaker from Somerset, forty years old when play begins
Warden: Thomas Seychel, Catholic layman
Man with a Black Rod: Catholic layman
Dr. Michele Xeberras: Prison doctor
Samuel Baker: Quaker from England
Hazim: Muslim prisoner
Bernardo: Young Dominican Friar
An Englishman: Young Englishman
Second English Consul: replaced James john Watt

Reap the Grove, by Caity-Shea Violette (Performs 10-3-17)
SANDRA: female, late 50's-mid 60's, any ethnicity. Mother to Beckah and Judith, married to Nan. Has terminal lung cancer and needs to wear oxygen attached to a wheeled tank.
BECKAH: female, early 30's, any ethnicity. Currently doing well in her recovery from substance use. Six months pregnant.
JUDITH: female, late 20's, any ethnicity. Passionate about her job at an environmental nonprofit. Still officially married to Tom.
NAN: female, late 50's-mid 60's, any ethnicity. Has been the primary caretaker of her wife, Sandra, since her diagnosis. Loves to garden, cook, and stay busy. Married to Sandra for nine years.

Parts of Speech, by Janet Burroway (Performs 10-4-17)
Imogen Ungar: mid-50’s
Heather Takayama: woman
Young Imogen: 12
Mac: Reporter
Wesley Ungar: 16
Ralph Ungar: early 40’s
Gladys Ungar: late 30’s
Adam: late 40’s.
Kim: CBS reporter
Stu: Imogen’s husband, 50’s

A Tribute to Susan Glaspell
World Premiere, adapted and directed by Julie Proudfoot
All Roles Available

Woman 1: can play late 20’s to early 30’s, female-identified, open ethnicity
Woman 2: can play mid-thirties to early 40’s, female-identified, open ethnicity
Woman 3: can play mid-thirties to early 40’s, female-identified, open ethnicity
Woman 4: can play 50’s to mid-60, female-identified, open ethnicity

Sweet Texas Reckoning
by Traci Godfrey, Midwest Premiere directed by Julie Proudfoot

ELLIE WOLCOTT: A true Southern Baptist from Sealy Texas in her late 60’s.

(CAST)

ALAN JOHN: A ruggedly handsome Texas man in his late 40’s.
KATE WOLCOTT: A simple beauty with the slim body of a dancer in her late 40’s.

(CAST)

SAMANTHA: A stunning dark-skinned beauty in her mid-to-late 30’s.
(Understudies will be cast for all roles in STR)


Equity’s contracts prohibit discrimination. Equity is committed to diversity and encourages all its employers to engage in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, Equity encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to audition.


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