Overview

Pay Rate: AEA - $570/week, plus an additional $61.00 per week for any 10-show weeks. Non-equity - $425/week. Understudy - $200/week + $44 for any show an understudy goes on for.
Audition Date and Time: Live via Zoom: MON. NOV. 15th 3:00pm-8:00pm or Submit a Youtube self-tape link by NOV. 19th

Chicago Children’s Theatre Announces Auditions for

CARMELA FULL OF WISHES

Based on the Book Written by Matt de la Peña

Adapted by Alvaro Saar Rios

Directed by Michelle Lopez-Rios

Artistic Director: Jacqueline Russell

Casting: Erica Cruz Hernández & Will Bishop

SEEKING

Latinx/e Identified Actors

AUDITION DATE

Live via Zoom: MON. NOV. 15th 3:00pm-8:00pm

To request an audition time via Zoom, please email headshot and resume to: casting@chicagochildrenstheatre.org

If you are unable to attend a live Zoom audition, you may submit a self-tape of provided sides with your basic info (name/contact), headshot, resume, and Youtube self-tape link by NOV. 19th to: casting@chicagochildrenstheatre.org

ADDITIONAL DETAILS

The contract includes traveling to perform in a staged reading of the show in Atlanta, GA, at the TYA/USA national conference of Theatres for Young Audience. This will be the first week of the contract for actors. CCT shall cover all travel expenses – round-trip economy flights, hotels, and per-diems.

COVID SAFETY

CCT is a fully-vaccinated company (full vaccination is defined as receiving both doses of a two-dose vaccine or a single-dose vaccine at least two weeks prior to an individual’s first day of work on the project). As per AEA rules, and by auditioning, you agree to follow all guidelines set forth by CCT and AEA regarding COVID regulations including: vaccinations, testing, mask-policies, etc. For audiences, we’ll be following vaccination verification and mandatory mask wearing.

Material to Prepare:

SIDES: https://bit.ly/3o45ASV
*Actors auditioning for the role of PAPÍ should also prepare to sing 30 seconds of a lullaby (English or Spanish), corrido or song in Spanish a cappella

Time Commitment:

CALLBACK DATE
In-Person Callbacks at Chicago Children’s Theatre: FRI. DEC. 3rd 3:00pm-8:00pm

COMMITMENT DATES
First Rehearsal: 3/21/22
Travel to Atlanta for TYA Fest: 3/24-3/26/22
Tech: 4/14 - 4/17/22
Previews: 4/19-4/22
Opening: 4/23 - 10 shows/wk
Guarantee Close: 5/22/22
Extension Close: 6/5/22

Character Type/Restrictions:

CARMELA: 18-Early 30s, Latinx/e female identified, comfortable/familiar with Spanish. A curious, precocious, and adventurous young 7 year old girl.

PAPÍ: Late 30s-50s, Latinx/e male identified, comfortable/familiar with Spanish. Caring provider of the family.

MAMÍ UNDERSTUDY: Late 30s-50s, Latinx/e female identified, comfortable/familiar with Spanish. Caring, no nonsense mother (will also understudy Carmela).

BIG BROTHER UNDERSTUDY: 18-Early 30s, Latinx/e male identified, comfortable/familiar with Spanish. Carmela’s older sibling (will also understudy Papí)

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