Overview

Pay Rate: Contract LOA-TYA Per Performance – AEA $90 per performance/$13 per rehearsal hour and EMC/Non-Eq -$50 per performance/$11 per rehearsal hour
Audition Date and Time: Monday, May 13, 2019 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Audition Location: Actors' Equity Association - Chicago Member Center 557 W Randolph St 1st Fl Chicago, IL 60661 DIAL 011 AT FRONT DOOR FOR ENTRY

Adult actors, any ethnicity, any gender identity
to play adult and child roles in Cat and the Hat
and Knuffle Bunny for our 2019-20 TYA
Season.

Equity Members may sign up through Member
Portal beginning Monday 5/06/19 @ 12:00PM
Bring headshot, resume, and conflicts. All
audition material must be appropriate for
young audiences.

** Performers auditioning only for Cat and the
Hat’s character of FISH will not be required to
show a special skill at auditions, though you
may bring a hand puppet to the audition if you
wish.

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.

Cat in the Hat Rehearsal and Performance Schedule/Director: Leda Hoffmann

Rehearsals

September 24-27, October 1-4 from 10am-2pm

Tech Rehearsals

October 7-11 (No October 8) from 9am-4pm

Performances

Saturdays: October 12, 19, 26, November 2 at 10am & 1pm

Sundays: October 20, 27, November 3 at 2pm

Weekday Performances: October 17, 23, 29 at 10am, October 23 at 1pm

Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale Rehearsal and Performance Schedule/Director: Randy White

Rehearsals

January 6-10, January 13-January 17 from 10am-2pm

Tech Rehearsals

January 20-January 24 (no January 21) from 9am-4pm

Performances

Saturdays: January 25, February 1, 8, 15. 22 at 10am & 2pm

Sundays: February 2 & 9 at 2pm

Weekday Performances: February 5, 13, 17 at 10am, February 13 at 1pm

Material to Prepare:

For Cat in the Hat: 1 TYA monologue and be
prepared to show a special skill (acrobatics,
juggling, circus arts, etc). Performers
auditioning only for FISH will not be required
to show a special skill. For Knuffle Bunny: 1
TYA monologue and 32 bars of a musical
theatre piece. Please bring your book.

Character Type/Restrictions:

BREAKDOWN
Cat in the Hat: Non-Singing Roles, any ethnicity, any gender identity
Boy - kid with a sense of adventure, movement/circus skills a plus
Sally - kid with a sense of adventure, movement/circus skills a plus
Cat – mischief maker and entertainer. Resourceful. Captivating. Mischievous and daring. In constant
pursuit of fun. Good movement/circus skills required. Skills may include balancing, juggling, acrobatic
skills.
Fish - family fish and parental figure. A stickler for rules. Anxious and uptight. Basic puppetry
experience encouraged
Thing 1 / Kitten 1 - High energy trouble maker who loves to create chaos and have non-stop
mischievous fun. Wild and out of control. Good movement/circus skills required. Skills may include
balancing, juggling, acrobatic skills.
Thing 2 / Kitten 2 - High energy trouble maker who loves to create chaos and have non-stop
mischievous fun. Wild and out of control. Good movement/circus skills required. Skills may include
balancing, juggling, acrobatic skills.
Knuffle Bunny - Singing Roles 3 principals / 3 chorus members
Trixie: (female identified) Toddler who really loves her stuffed bunny. Typically cheerful, exuberant kid
who feels all things intensely. Strong vocals.
Dad (male identified) – blustery, but well-meaning new father with a heart of gold. In the end, despite
his goofiness (perhaps because of it?), Dad is the hero of our story. Strong vocals.
Mom (female identified): No nonsense Mom. Slightly exasperated with her goofy husband–but much
love. Strong vocals.
3 Ensemble members (any gender identity): Playing multiple roles including, but not limited to, clothes
(i.e. a giant bra, giant shirt, necktie, etc.), Knuffle Bunnies (of multiple sizes), and Pigeon. Puppetry
experience a plus. Must dance and carry a tune.