Pay Rate: $600 artist fee- plus online ticket sales (ticket sales are distributed to artists based on how many people mention their name when purchasing tickets online. We are happy to explain this further if you are interested)
Audition Date and Time: August 17th 7:30pm-9:00pm (workshop style audition) *if you are unable to attend, we would like to you still audition virtually
Audition Location: 1650 W. Foster
Contact Person Email: ellyzabeth@danztheatre.org
Contact Person Name: Ellyzabeth Adler

Please submit your headshot, resume, and/or link to a video (optional)

This is a workshop style audition, no need to prepare anything, come dressed to move and have fun.  We’ve been told our auditions are actually fun and interesting!  We will be use a series of physical theater and viewpoint exercises, work in group and individually.   We try to make this a welcoming environment for all to participate.

*Masks are optional- our space is 42,000 square feet, there’s room to spread out and we will have the windows open for ventilation.

Material to Prepare:

This is a workshop style audition, no need to prepare anything, come dressed to move and have fun.

Time Commitment:

Rehearsals: Start on Sept. 6th
Tuesdays/Thursdays from 7-9:30p.m. and Saturdays from 10am-2pm

Tech: 10/31- 11/1-- 11/2 (dark) 11/3- (Call time: 6:30/7pm - 10:00pm)

Performances: Friday and Saturdays at 8pm- Preview 11/4
Run: 11/5, 11/11, 11/12, 11/18, 11/19

Character Type/Restrictions:

Seeking: Ensemble: 13 female identifying or nonbinary  physical theater/actors/dancers who have experience with devised theater to update and remount This Is Not A Pipe, this season will wrap up our two-year retrospective celebrating our 20th anniversary. All are welcome, BIPOC artist voices are an important part of this production

 Freud: BIPOC  female identifying or nonbinary Actor- any age

About the show: Developed between 2003-04, this takes the works of Sigmund Freud, Rene Magritte and the birth of modern psychology and pulls it apart to question what is identity, sexuality, womanhood and dream interpretation.  It questions why and how we are using language and psychology create by men aka Freud who had strong biases against women and how that is reflected in our modern culture.  We are looking to expand the work reflecting the current state 18 years later.  Freud is played by a woman and it is the women who stand up to say “Speak your mind, changing femininity, escaping facades!”

About Chicago Danztheatre Ensemble: 
The mission of Chicago Danztheatre Ensemble is to engage, inspire, and challenge the community, both onstage and in the classroom, through innovative and collaborative multidisciplinary storytelling to illuminate aspects of social issues.

What do we mean by social issues and social justice?  This is going beyond what all organizations should be doing with how they are run,  diversity in casting and staff, pay transparency and equity.  It is also about the work that we put up on stage and the curriculum we teach in the classroom.  It is ever evolving and changing.  Adopted January 2020

Artistic Identity in Performance
Rooted in the traditions of Tanztheatre and the collaborative process of devising, CDE creates contemporary multi-disciplinary performances for the purpose of addressing social issues in a space that allows for community conversation and cultural change. Adopted January 2017

Equity Statement
CDE strives to create an equitable and empowering space for our artists, administrators, teachers, audiences, and for children of all backgrounds. We aim to build a platform for the voices of the diverse communities we serve. All are welcome. Adopted January 2020.

Land Acknowledgment Statement
Ebenezer Lutheran Church Auditorium sits on the traditional homelands of the Three Fires Confederacy: Odawa, Ojibwe, and Potawatomi nations, as well as the Fox, Ho-Chunk, Inoka, Miami, Sac, and their descendants. We recognize that Indigenous peoples are the traditional stewards of the land that we now occupy, living here long before Chicago was a city and still thriving here today. We invite you to join us in offering them our respect and gratitude. Created January 2020.

Production Company / Website: Chicago Danztheatre Ensemble:  www.danztheatre.org
Production Type: Non-Union