Overview

Pay Rate: CAT tier 1 and stipend for non-AEA
Audition Date and Time: Thursday, Friday, and Saturday May 2, 3, 4. 9am - 1pm (lunch) 2pm - 5pm
Audition Location: McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, 425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn, IL 60137 [room MAC 192]
Contact Person Email: ab@btechicago.com
Contact Person Name: Amelia Barrett

EPA rules apply.

Seeking AEA actors, Stage Managers, non-AEA actors in the following:

Holmes and Watson by Jeffrey Hatcher, directed by Ron May

The Cake by Bekah Brunstetter, directed by Steve Scott

Naperville by Mat Smart, directed by Kurt Naebig

 

Material to Prepare:

Two contrasting pieces, no longer than three minutes total

Time Commitment:

Holmes and Watson: September 6 - October 6, 2019
Rehearsals begin week of August 6, 2019
Preview: September 5, 2019
Thurs., Fri., Sat. 8pm Sun. 3pm curtain (Sun., Sept. 8, 1pm curtain)  

The Cake: January 31 - March 1, 2020
Rehearsals begin week of December 31, 2019
Preview: January 30, 2020
Thurs, Fri., Sat. 8pm Sun. 3pm curtain

Naperville: May 1 - May 31, 2020
Rehearsals begin the week of March 31, 2020
Preview: April 30, 2020
Thurs, Fri., Sat. 8pm Sun. 3pm curtain

Character Type/Restrictions:

Holmes and Watson: 6M, 1W

Watson: Male,65-70. Menacing; muttonchops; must have expertise in British Dialects. 60 - 70 (pre-cast)

Dr. Evans: Male, 40- 55 Silky, officious; intelligent and is divulged at the end of the play as being the true Dr. Watson; must have expertise in British Dialects.

Orderly/Moriarty/Inspector: Male, 40- 55. Physical power; mustache, sideburns; rough, abrupt; most likely a working class accent as orderly; also plays: Moriarty: 60s; tall, cold, menacing; at end or the story is reveled to be the real Sherlock Holmes; must have expertise in British Dialects.

Matron/The Woman: Female, 35 - 45. Prim, chilly and efficient; also plays: The Woman, a beautiful, tortured femme fatale; elevated British accent; at the end of the play is reveled to be Irene Adler, the love of Sherlock’s life; must have expertise in British Dialects. (pre-cast)

Holmes1 /The Client: Male, 40- 55. Acerbic and aggressive; quite insistent; he is divulged at the end to be a Captain in the navy, but makes and extremely convincing Holmes; also plays: The Client, a masked character; does not speak; must have expertise in British Dialects. (pre-cast)

Holmes 2: Male, 40- 55. Anxious; vulnerable at times as he believes he has committed a murder; in the end he is divulged to be an actor who is very convincing in playing Holmes; must have expertise in British Dialects.

Holmes 3/Senor Fonseca: Male, 40- 55. Cool, impenetrable; apparently suffering from hysterical deafness due to trauma. He is able to speak through hypnosis; later in the story it is revealed that he is only acting under the pretense of being deaf; he is not actually Holmes, but a distant cousin; also plays: Signor Fonseca, a masked character; must have expertise in British Dialects.

The Cake: 3W, 1M

Della - Female, 40s - 50s, pleasant, round, with a mass of big, curly hair. (pre-cast)

Tim - Male, 40’s-50s, her husband, a good ol’ boy. (pre-cast)

Jen - Female, early 30’s, with a wedding binder, who dreamt of her wedding day her whole life.(pre-cast)

Macy - Female, early 30’s, her reluctant fiancé, Africa American.

Naperville: 2W. 2M, 1 flexible

Candice: Female, 50s, blind (pre-cast)

Howard: Male, 30s, Candice’s son (pre-cast)

Anne: Female, 30s, a high school classmate of Howard’s (pre-cast)

Roy: Male, 50s, a coffee shop regular (pre-cast)

TC: Any Gender, 20s to 30s, the manager of the coffee house

To apply for this job email your details to ab@btechicago.com