Waukegan Theatre Festival

  • Non-Equity
  • Anywhere

Website 3BrosTheatre Three Brothers Theatre

Pay Rate: $25 for the reading
Contact Person Email: josh@threebrotherstheatre.com
Contact Person Name: Josh Beadle

Marking the end of their year long virtual residency, Three Brothers Theatre presents six staged readings of new full length plays from six brilliant playwrights on August 3rd and 4th in Waukegan, IL as part of Waukegan Theater Festival.  These will be bare bones staged readings with at least one digital rehearsal (organized by the director). We are looking for a diverse and all-encompassing pool of actors to cast these shows, so all are welcome to apply!

All readings will take place at Three Brothers Theatre in Waukegan, IL on either Saturday, August 3rd or Sunday, August 4th. The theater is located at 221 North Genesee Street, a short walk from the Waukegan UP-N Metra station.

Stipend is $25 per reading.

Please include: your headshot, your resume, and a video link of you performing. The video could be a pre-recorded audition monologue, an acting reel, a stand up routine, a particularly good TikTok, really anything that showcases you and your abilities.

We will be taking actor submission until May 24 with the expectation of letting everyone know of our decisions either way by mid-June.

Below is a description of each show in the reading series. If you have any clarifying questions, please reach out to zackpeercy@gmail.com!

 

Tethered by Ron Anahaw, directed by Liv McDaniel
A living room play for the non-living. Vincent has ghosts tethered to him, but he doesn’t know it. These ghosts fight for control of Vincent, but the dynamic is disrupted when Vincent’s mother passes and sees the influence they have over her son.

 

Enduring Jest by Zach Barr, directed by AJ Schwartz
A loose adaptation of the novel “Infinite Jest,” with one catch: the playwright hasn’t read it. Built solely out of verbatim text from interviews with people who have actually read the book, this play reconstructs David Foster Wallace’s story, as best as its readers are able to do so themselves. An investigation of how our passions define us – and the often impossible task of explaining those passions to others.

 

Chuan & Eve by Lyra Nalan, directed by Joel Willison
In the near-future Manhattan, Chuan, a Chinese immigrant encounters Eve, a therapist who encourages him to seek their free therapy program to help his mother who has schizophrenia. While Chuan makes significant progress with Eve, questions regarding Eve’s qualifications arise as the mysterious death of her former patient connects to her. Chuan & Eve is a 90-minute play that delves into the ethical dilemmas of integrating AI technology in mental health and its effects on marginalized groups.

 

End of the Day, Ep 1 by Adrienne Dawes, directed by Mack Finley
Tud, Myleigh, and Lancelot are perhaps the only surviving contestants of a British reality dating show broadcast during a massive extinction event. Isolated from the outside world, they dance between denial and acceptance, searching for love and meaning in a pointless, absurd existence. Inspired by absurdist theatre, Sims 4, and Love Island UK, “End of the Day” is an eight-play cycle that examines the unique anxieties, uncertainties, and frustrations of trying to find love in the “coronial age.”

 

The Final Séance of Madame LeFay by Chase Wheaton-Werle, directed by Eileen Tull
On October 31, 1896, for her last seance ever, Madame Allisandre LeFay would pull a feat more impossible than speaking to the dead. She summons the New York City’s most ardent medium-defrauder Elton Rochester to the stage with this proposal: before the session is done, one would be converted or the other debunked.

 

HypergaMater by Marjorie Muller, directed by Ramona Rotten
“If you are doomed to mother him emotionally, he must father you financially.” This is the motto of Alanna Aberdeen’s protege program through which she teaches women the art of snagging geriatric billionaires to secure the lifestyle they deserve. However, when she chooses skeptic Robin Rigby to join her program, both women become disillusioned with the lives (and men) they’ve chosen and the world literally begins to crumble until they are forced to ask an age-old question. Is the grass really greener on the other side? Or, worse, is there no grass anywhere at all?

Material to Prepare:

Please include: your headshot, your resume, and a video link of you performing. The video could be a pre-recorded audition monologue, an acting reel, a stand up routine, a particularly good TikTok, really anything that showcases you and your abilities.

Time Commitment:

At least one digital rehearsal (organized by the director). One to two readings on the weekend of the festival.

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