FIRST FOLIO THEATRE 2019-20 SEASON - First Folio Theatre Auditions

Posted: May 8, 2019

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First Folio Theatre2019-20 Season - Chicago EPA
First Folio Theatre

AUDITION DATES
Thu, May 23, 2019
10:00 am - 5:00 pm (CDT)
Lunch from 12-1:00pm

Thu, May 30, 2019
10:00 am - 5:00 pm (CDT)
Lunch from 12:00-1:00pm

Fri, May 31, 2019
10:00 am - 5:00 pm (CDT)
Lunch from 12:00 - 1:00pm

APPOINTMENTS
Equity Members may sign up through Member Portal beginning THURSDAY 5/16 @ 12:00

CONTRACT
CATCAT 2 (THE GUYS) $314 PER WEEK MINIMUM CAT 3 (REMAINING SHOWS) $414 PER WEEK MINIMUM
SEEKING
First Folio Theatre is holding auditions for its 2019/20 season. Productions include:
THE GUYS, SHERLOCK’S LAST CASE, JEEVES SAVES THE DAY, and LOUISA MAY ALCOTT’S LITTLE WOMEN. First Folio is seeking adult actors of all genders and ethnicities.
In reference to the character descriptions below—most characters we encounter currently are on the binary and are written with he/him or she/her pronouns and you will see that in the following descriptions. But however limiting the descriptions are, our casting seeks to be as inclusive as possible and we invite gender non-conforming, gender-queer, transgender and non-binary actors to audition for the roles they most identify with. We will also list race/ethnicity when specific to the character but are otherwise seeking all races and ethnicities. In addition, we will list disability when specific to a character, but are otherwise seeking actors with disabilities as well as non-disabled actors for all roles.

PREPARATION
Please prepare 2 modern contrasting monologues not to exceed 3 minutes total.

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

PERSONNEL
Artistic Director: David Rice
Associate Artistic Director: Melanie Keller
Directors: Melanie Keller (The Guys), Janice L. Blixt (Sherlock’s Last Case), Joe Foust (Jeeves Saves the Day), and Tara Branham (Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women)

OTHER DATES
THE GUYS: First rehearsal 9/2/19, Opening 9/9/19, Closing 9/11/19
SHERLOCK: First rehearsal 9/16/19, Opening 10/2/19, Closing 11/3/19
JEEVES: First rehearsal 1/13/20, Opening 1/29/20, Closing 3/1/20
LITTLE WOMEN: First rehearsal 3/2/20, Opening 3/25/20, Closing 5/3/20

OTHER
EPA Procedures are in effect for 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
THE GUYS (Anne Nelson)
JOAN (Already Cast)
NICK – male identifying mid 40’s to late 50’s; NY Fire Department Captain All open roles can be played as any ethnicity.
SHERLOCK’S LAST CASE by Charles Marowitz
SHERLOCK HOLMES (Already cast)
DR. WATSON (Already cast)
MRS. HUDSON – female identifying 50’s+ ; Scots housekeeper at 221B Baker Street
INSPECTOR LESTRADE – male identifying 30’s to 50’s; dogged British detective with Scotland Yard
LIZA MORIARTY – female identifying 20’s; strong-willed British member of the merchant class All open roles can be played as any ethnicity.
JEEVES SAVES THE DAY by Margaret Raether
BERTIE WOOSTER (Already cast)
JEEVES (Already cast)
EBERT – (Already cast)
AUNT AGATHA – female identifying, 50’S+; Bertie’s domineering aunt; a member of the British upper class
SIR RODERICK – male identifying, 60’s or 70’s; pompous and overbearing member of the British upper class All open roles can be played as any ethnicity.
LOUISA MAY ALCOTT’S LITTLE WOMEN by Heather Chrisler
Little Women #1-4: Already cast


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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