Overview

Pay Rate: $500 artist fee
Audition Date and Time: rolling submissions thru 3pm Central on Sunday, Aug 21
Audition Location: virtual submissions
Contact Person Email: avirgindeath@gmail.com
Contact Person Name: Ian Ornstein

Production Title: A Virgin Death, a new play by Ian Ornstein

·         Genre: contemporary drama

·         Rehearsals: some virtual, mostly in-person evenings/weekends Sep-Oct 2022

·         Performances: 1 weekend Oct 20-23 (Th/Fri/Sat/Sun)

Seeking: ensemble of 5 actors for dramatic showcase production
Production Company / Website: independent, coreybradberry.com/auditions
Production Type: Non-Union, Independent
Producer, Playwright, Casting Contact: Ian Ornstein
Director: Corey Bradberry
Contact Email: avirgindeath@gmail.com

Show length: full length (2-act)
Show location: Athenaeum Theatre 2936 N Southport Ave, Chicago IL 60657
Audition Submission Link: coreybradberry.com/auditions
Rehearsal Location: rehearsal location TBD (Edgewater area)
Performance Location: Athenaeum Theatre black box

Audition info, sides, submission link, and script are available at our audition link above.

Material to Prepare:

Please submit your headshot, resume, and link to a video audition through Vimeo, Youtube, or similar public site. Callbacks will be determined as auditions close August 21 and will be held either in-person or virtually August 29/30.

Time Commitment:

Audition Submissions: submit by Sunday, August 21 at 3pm Central

Call Backs: evenings of Monday August 29 & Tuesday August 30

Rehearsals: see audition page for rehearsal breakdown. First few rehearsals are virtual through Zoom Sep 12-13. Beginning Sep 18: evening rehearsals Sun/Mon/Tues/Wed. Some Sat morning rehearsals. Final schedule will be set based on cast availability. No rehearsal Oct 13-16. Move to Athenaeum Mon Oct 17, tech Tues Oct 18, Dress Rehearsal Wed Oct 19.

Project calendar available at coreybradberry.com/auditions

Character Type/Restrictions:

AMELIA: female-identifying, mid 20s, science teacher. Rational about the big stuff – the little stuff, not as much. Indecisive and perceptive. Very protective of her brother Cole. Fear.

EMERIN:  male-identifying, mid 20s. Wants to write songs. Caring, but speaks before thinking and accidentally self-absorbed. Used to be best friends with Cole. They’re still friends, but not as close. Anger.
    *Please note: this character sings and plays the guitar in the show.

LEXI: female-identifying, mid 20s, optimistic. Wildly creative and artistic. Impulsive. Deeply into romance (the joyful parts). Prefers to deal with things by not dealing with them. Has a little bit of a chaotic side. Independent. Denial.

COLE: male-identifying, mid 20s, Amelia’s brother, aimless. Dark sense of humor that masks his morbid thoughts. Used to be passionate, but somehow has lost his way. Depression.

BEN:  male-identifying, mid 20s. Rational about the small stuff – the big stuff, not as much. Deeply into romance (the sad parts). A little anal. Tries to be funny – sometimes succeeds. Has recently come back from a trip to “find himself.”  Bargaining.