Pay Rate: $900 stipend
Audition Date and Time: February 5th and 6th from 6PM-10PM; Callbacks on February 8th from 11AM-5PM
Audition Location: Collaboraction
Contact Person Email: casting@collaboraction.org
Contact Person Name: Catherine Miller

Collaboraction is holding auditions for our upcoming production of Red Island by Carla Stillwell, Directed by Anthony Moseley.

Red Island is a world premiere docudrama that explores racism in America through the lens of historical and current events such as John Punch, Jim Crow and Jussie Smollet.

Red Island is a sequel to A Blue Island in the Red Sea (2017), which explored racism in Chicago, and will employ a similar meta-realism, pulling from social media as a reflection of our culture of oppression, systemic racism.

Material to Prepare:

Please submit a copy of your headshot/resume and preferred audition time to casting@collaboraction.org. PLEASE NOTE WHICH ROLE YOU'D LIKE TO BE SEEN FOR. Two sides for each role that will be provided with a time slot. Additionally, all actors must prepare a 1-minute a'capella R&B/Jazz/Blues/Country song of their choosing. No pop songs or showtunes.

Time Commitment:

Workshop: February 17, 18, 19 from 6-10PM and 22 + 23 from 10AM-3PM
First Rehearsal: Saturday, March 21st
Rehearsal Schedule: Mon - Wed 6-10pm; Sat/Sun 10am - 3pm

Tech: Wednesday, April 22- Saturday, April 25th from 10AM-10PM
Dress Rehearsal: Monday, April 27th from 4PM-10PM
Previews: Tuesday, April 28th thru Monday, May 4th from 4-10PM with a 7PM curtain
Opening: Tuesday, May 5th at 7PM
Performance Schedule: May 7 - May 23 - Shows Thur., Fri, Sat. at 7pm

Rehearsals at Collaboraction, 1579 N. Milwaukee
Tech and Performances at Kennedy King College, 740 W. 63rd St.

Character Type/Restrictions:


Future: African American female 16-24 years old. Singer. She is our tour guide through history.

Cousin Brother: African American male late 40’s or older. Blues Man.

Karen the 1st: White female 30’s. She embodies the problematic white women in history.

Darth Bro: White male 30’s. He embodies the problematic white men in history.

Mary-Marie-Maria: Latina 30’s-40’s. She embodies the fetishism of white supremacy.

A: Chinese-American male 30’s-40’s. He embodies the fears of white supremacy.

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