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
Latinx/e Identified Actors
Live via Zoom: MON. NOV. 15th 3:00pm-8:00pm
To request an audition time via Zoom, please email headshot and resume to: email@example.com
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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:
*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
In-Person Callbacks at Chicago Children’s Theatre: FRI. DEC. 3rd 3:00pm-8:00pm
First Rehearsal: 3/21/22
Travel to Atlanta for TYA Fest: 3/24-3/26/22
Tech: 4/14 - 4/17/22
Opening: 4/23 - 10 shows/wk
Guarantee Close: 5/22/22
Extension Close: 6/5/22
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)
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