Pay Rate: $80 Stipend to be paid following strike
Contact Person Email: Blanktheatrecasting@gmail.com
Contact Person Name: Dustin Rothbart

Blank Theatre Company is seeking submissions for an immediate replacement external understudy for their production of NINE a musical adaptation written by Maury Yeston, Arthur Kopit and Mario Fratti based on the Federico Fellini film 8 ½. The production is directed by Elyse Dolan with music direction by Blank Theatre’s co-artistic director Danny Kapinos and choreography by Britta Lynn Schlicht.


Rehearsals are already in session. Rehearsals are held in Edgewater Sunday-Thursday nights 7-10:30pm. Tech week is the week of March 23rd. There are 2 previews on Saturday and Sunday March 28th and 29th. Opening night is Tuesday, March 31st. The show then runs Thursdays-Sundays with one Monday night performance on April 13th. The production will close on April 26th. There are 2 understudy rehearsals scheduled during the run. This production will be performed at Stage 773 in the Box Theatre.

There is an $80 stipend for this production. This will be Blank’s first Jeff-Eligible production. As per the Chicago theatre standards we are disclosing that actors are expected to help with strike.


1 Actor Male Identifying, 30s – 40s to externally understudy:

Guido Contini – Celebrated Italian Film Director, married to Luisa, lover to Carla and many in the past. He is torn apart mentally by his career, home and life.


Please prepare a video of 32 bars of a “legit” musical theatre song. No pop/rock! To submit, please send your headshot, resume and video to blanktheatrecasting@gmail.com by Friday, March 13th.

To apply for this job email your details to blanktheatrecasting@gmail.com