Light Switch

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Website Open Space Arts

Fighting the evils of homophobia and anti-semitism

Pay Rate: $200 - 350
Audition Date and Time: Monday, July 1, 5:30 – 10 PM Tuesday, July 2, 5:30 – 10 PM
Audition Location: 1411 W Wilson

Audition Location:

Open Space Arts

1411 W. Wilson

Chicago, IL


Audition Dates:

Monday, July 1, 5:30 – 10 PM

Tuesday, July 2, 5:30 – 10 PM


Open Space Arts is holding auditions for the Chicago premiere of Light Switch by Dave Osmundsen, directed by Michael D. Graham.

Light Switch follows the story of Henry, an autistic gay man with a passion for 19th century British literature, and his quest for love and acceptance in a 21st century world.

PLEASE NOTE: All roles will require some physical intimacy, including touching and kissing. We will have an intimacy designer to work with the actors and director to develop these moments. There is no full nudity in the play; however, Roggie appears only in his underwear during one scene, and other actors may appear shirtless.

​ALSO NOTE: The role of Marian (Henry’s mother) has been precast.

PAY: Actors will receive a $200 stipend for the entire process plus additional pay if there is an extension past the original closing date.

Open Space Arts (OSA) is an equal opportunity, nonprofit corporation committed to serving a diverse population. OSA does not discriminate against individuals or groups on the basis of race, creed, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, familial status, age, citizenship status, veteran status, or the presence of any disability in the administration of its policies, admissions, employment, volunteers, programs, contract services, or activities.

Open Space Arts’ Queer Expression program is dedicated to exploring and amplifying a broad range of queer voices (both modern and historical) to showcase the diversity and vibrancy of our community. Our goal is to foster understanding, acceptance, and empathy through engaging performances, readings, film screenings, workshops, and community outreach efforts. We are dedicated to championing the dignity of every individual, cultivating inclusive spaces where diverse voices are celebrated and authentic stories are told.

Auditions, Rehearsals, and Performances will take place at Open Space Arts, 1411 W. Wilson, Chicago, IL

Material To Prepare:

Audition will consist of sides that will be emailed with appointment confirmation.


Please submit your headshot and resume with LIGHT in the subject line.

Sides from the script will be sent with your appointment confirmation.

Submit with LIGHT SWITCH AUDITION  in the subject liner and note of interest to


Time Commitment:

Time Commitment:

Rehearsals: Aug 12 -  September 12

Performances: Sept 13 – Sept 29 (Fri/Sat 7:30; Sun 2:00) Possible extension through Oct 13

Character Type/Restrictions:


HENRY* - gay male, autistic, 28 (as young as 8 in flashbacks) (any race/ethnicity)

ROGGIE - Henry's roommate, gay male, 21 - 28 (any race/ethnicity)

JOSEPH - a potential romantic partner, gay male, 29 (any race/ethnicity)

OTHER GUY TRACK (Adult Actor) - Three characters: AARON (11) a boy Henry used to play with; KEN (20) a student, gay male; ANOTHER GUY (23) gay male (any race/ethnicity)

* We are interested in casting an autistic or neurodivergent person in the role of Henry.

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