Adventure Stage Chicago is now accepting submissions from Non-Equity actors for their 2019-2020 Season General Auditions. Shows and available roles are as follows:
LA OFRENDA by Jose Casas
“You can’t know where you’re goin’ if you don’t know where you been… sabes?” History is something Alex doesn’t get. There’s no use trying to teach him about where he comes from because to be honest, he doesn’t care – caring is hard and caring makes him think about losing his parents, which he would rather not do. Try as she might, not even his abuela, a strong-willed Chicana named Marta Torres, can help him to understand the beauty and magic of Día de los Muertos. But with a little thunder and a lot of magic, a fast-talking skeleton might just give Alex the courage and compassion he needs to connect.
First Rehearsal: September 8, 2019
Tech: October 14-22, 2019 (weekday daytime availability required)
Performances: October 23-November 26, 2019 (weekday daytime availability required)
ALEX: Nine-year old boy. Biracial: Chicano & White.
MARTA TORRES: Alex’s Abuelita. Chicana. Late fifties. A bus driver for the city of Los Angeles.
CALIFAS: A Calavera (skeleton). Part history, part fantasy. He speaks in Calo (urban Spanglish).
GHOST by Idris Goodwin adapted from the novel by Jason Reynolds
Castle Crenshaw, a.k.a. Ghost, has been running his entire life, but for all the wrong reasons. Then one day he meets Coach, an Olympic medalist who sees his unique raw talent. Can Ghost achieve the speed he needs for success, or will his past finally catch up to him?
Director: Daryl Brooks
First Rehearsal: March 1, 2019
Tech: April 6-14, 2019 (weekday daytime availability required)
Performances: April 15-May 14, 2019 (weekday daytime availability required)
GHOST/CASTLE: 13 Years old. Fast moving, fast witted. AA Male.
The Defenders –
SUNNY: Young, AA Male. Also plays Brandon, the school bully
PATINA: Young, AA Female. Also plays Monique & Shamika, classmates
LU: AA Male with Albinism.
The Grown-Ups –
COACH: 30s AA Male. Former runner, Cab driver, Father (figure). Also plays Ghost’s father.
TERRI: 30s AA Female. Ghost’s mother. Hospital Employee. Also plays Mrs. Hollow & Tia from Everything Sports.
MR. CHARLES: 40s/50s White Male. James Brown, if James Brown was White. Also plays Principal Marshall and other roles.
Adventure Stage Chicago, the participatory arts program of Northwestern Settlement, creates and tells heroic stories about and for young people. We do this to engage our community and inspire all of us to be heroes in our own lives.
Material to Prepare:
Please provide a one-minute comedic monologue and one-minute of a special talent of your choice!
To apply for this job email your details to firstname.lastname@example.org