Overview

Pay Rate: $250 Stipend
Audition Location: Virtual
Contact Person Email: casting@babeswithblades.org

Babes With Blades Theatre Company announces auditions for their Summer/Fall 2022 production of Richard III, directed by Richard Costes. All roles are available except for the title role of Richard of Gloucester.

We are seeking to only cast actors from marginalized genders (which may include Cis Women, Trans folks, GNC, and Non-Binary folks, etc.). While we are open to actors of all ethnicities and identities, we strongly encourage actors with disabilities and BIPOC actors to submit.

This production is taking on questions of how to make theatre inclusive for disabled actors, and we are committed to accessibility in all stages of the production.  In this spirit, we are seeking actors with disabilities to be represented in this cast beyond the role of Richard III. We define disability broadly to mean any kind of body/mind that doesn’t conform to dominant understandings of what a body/mind should be or do, and we are open to a range of disability identities.  Disability status will not preclude you from being considered for a role with stage combat.   Previous stage combat experience is not a prerequisite for casting consideration.

Please submit your headshot and resume to casting@babeswithblades.org, and we will reach out to you if we are interested in submitting an audition video.

Access Information:
All performances will be at The Edge Theater in Chicago, IL, which is physically accessible for actors and audience. Rehearsal spaces will be physically accessible, with accessible restrooms available. For any other access requests, including access needs if asked to submit a video audition, contact casting@babeswithblades.org or call/text 773-217-8406

Note on Disclosure for Audition and Production:
We will ask you to affirm that you identify with a marginalized gender.  Any disclosure beyond that is entirely up to you. We’re happy to discuss specific accommodations or access measures with or without knowing your specific disability status.

Time Commitment:

First Readthrough: May 16th, 2022

Rehearsals: 7-10 pm, Monday - Thursday
1-5 pm, Saturdays

First Preview: August 25, 2022

Opening:  September 3, 2022, 8pm

Performances: Thursday, Friday, & Saturday @ 8pm
Sundays at 3pm

Closing:  October 15, 2022

To apply for this job email your details to casting@babeswithblades.org