Lookingglass Theatre 2024-25 Season - Chicago EPA (06.12.24 & 06.14.24) | Playbill

Lookingglass Theatre 2024-25 Season - Chicago EPA (06.12.24 & 06.14.24)

CATEGORY: Performer

Lookingglass Theatre Co.
Chicago, IL

Job Details

DESCRIPTION

CALL TYPE
EPA

CONTRACT
CAT
$697.05 weekly minimum (Tier 4)

AUDITION DATE
Wednesday, June 12, 2024
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (C)
Lunch 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Friday, June 14, 2024
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (C)
Lunch 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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

PERSONNEL
Artistic Director Kasey Foster
Creative Producer Kareem Bandealy

See breakdown for production specific personnel.

OTHER DATES
See breakdown for production specific dates.

OTHER
www.lookingglasstheatre.org

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.

SEEKING
Equity actors for roles in Lookingglass Theatre's 2024-25 Season (See breakdown).

Local Chicago area actors are encouraged to audition.

PREPARATION
Please prepare one 1-2 minute monologue. Also, bring your headshot and resume stapled together.

BREAKDOWN

Lookingglass Theatre 2024-25 Season

CIRCUS QUIXOTE
Produced in Association with Actors Gymnasium
Adapted by David and Kerry Catlin
Directed by David Catlin
Associate Director: David Catlin
Circus and Movement Choreography: Sylvia Hernandez- DiStasi
First Rehearsal: Thursday, January 02, 2025
First Technical Rehearsal: Tuesday, January 21, 2025
First Preview: Thursday, January 30, 2025
Press Opening: Saturday, February 08, 2025
Published Closing: Sunday, March 30, 2025

Somewhere in La Mancha a man’s brain dries up from reading one too many books of wandering knights. With his stalwart steed Rocinante and Sancho, his stout and steadfast squire, Don Quixote sets out to bring back the Code of Chivalry to save a world that didn’t know it needed saving. Our would-be knight’s quest is idealistic, bombastic, and filled full with folly and madness. Inspired by Cervantes’ inspiring novel, Circus Quixote defies gravity. And reason.

SEEKING:
CERVANTES/SANCHO PANZA - Cervantes is the author of the novel, and Sancho Panza is Don Quixote’s dim-witted but loyal squire. Circus skills include physical comedy, dance, guitar a plus but not necessary

DULCINEA (and others) - the woman Don Quixote has named his lady as required by the code of Chivalry. He has never met her. Able to sing. Circus skills include physical comedy, acro, dance, movement

SISTER SOFIA (and others) - a pious nun who wants to find love. Circus skills include straps, acro, physical comedy, aerial windmill apparatus

MASTER NICOLÈS (and others) - a nearsighted barber who doesn’t know what he’s missing. Circus skills include straps, acro, physical comedy

SAMSON CARRASCO (and others) - a dashing bachelor who aspires to be an intellectual. Circus skills include pole, acro, physical comedy, aerial windmill apparatus

ANTONIA (and others) - The niece of Don Quixote. A practical young woman who just wants the attention of her uncle. Circus skills include contortion, acro, physical comedy, ariel net

IRAQ, BUT FUNNY
Written by Atra Asdou
First Rehearsal: Monday, April 28, 2025
First Technical Rehearsal: Tuesday, May 20, 2025
First Preview: Thursday, May 29, 2025
Press Opening: Saturday, June 07, 2025
Published Closing: Sunday July 20, 2025

Iraq, But Funny is a dark, satirical, multi-media, semi-autobiographical play. It portrays five generations of Assyrian/Iraqi families, with a focus on the women, from Ottoman Empire to modern day U.S.A.. While we explore the personal/familial generational cycles and cycle breaking, we are also taken through the world and region’s historical timeline via a British narrator, called The English Gentleman (aka TEG). Actors will portray multiple characters throughout the generations.

Looking for SWANA actors with comedic ability, who can play wide age ranges, sing, learn lines in Assyrian (with some Arabic,) and improvise.

SEEKING:
ACTOR 1 (ELDER TRACK) 25-55, SWANA, she/they/they femme
ACTOR 2 (YOUNGER TRACK) 9-35, SWANA , she/they/they femme
ACTOR 3 (ELDER TRACK) 35-55, SWANA, he/they/they masc
ACTOR 4 (YOUNGER TRACK) 14-35, SWANA he/they/they masc

SALARY

CAT $697.05 weekly minimum (Tier 4)

UNION

AEA

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